HKTDC to Host 4 Events Targeting SMEs
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) will organise four events for small- and medium-sized enterprises (SEMs) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) next month.
The SmartBiz Expo and Hong Kong International Franchising Show will take place from 5th to 7th December. More than 520 exhibitors from about 40 countries and regions will join the second edition of SmartBiz Expo, showcasing the latest business solutions, technology applications and operational support serving SMEs in the region. The Franchising Show, now in its fourth edition, will feature some 130 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions. The event serves companies and entrepreneurs looking for franchising brands, trying to identify business partners and gain franchising tips.
The Business of IP Asia Forum (BIP Asia Forum), organised by the HKTDC, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and the Hong Kong Design Centre will be held from 6th to 7th December. This year’s theme will be “IP and Innovation in the New Socio-technology Landscape” and it will feature 80 internationally acclaimed speakers.
HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Raymond Yip, stated, “The downside risks for the global economy are presenting challenges to Hong Kong’s business community. Alongside various government measures, the HKTDC will present four events next month to help SMEs and micro enterprises rise to the challenge. The events will cover various phases of the supply chain, including R&D [research and development], production, sales, and business expansion. They will help enterprises leverage new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), big data and the Internet of Things (IoT) to enhance their competitiveness and cost-effectiveness, expand their business and explore new markets.”