Hong Kong to host 5 major annual events in early December

Despite current internal and external challenges facing city, HKTDC will run exhibitions and events as scheduled

Despite current internal and external challenges facing city, HKTDC will run exhibitions and events as scheduled.

HONG KONG - The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is staging five industry-leading events at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) in early December, including the Business of IP Asia Forum (BIP Asia Forum), HKTDC SmartBiz Expo, Asian E-tailing Summit, HKTDC Hong Kong International Franchising Show, and DesignInspire.

The annual events bring together small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to explore the latest opportunities and challenges arising from technological innovations, helping to promote a more sustainable growth trajectory.

"Despite the current internal and external challenges facing Hong Kong, the HKTDC will continue to run its exhibitions and events as scheduled, working to support Hong Kong enterprises with new business opportunities," said HKTDC assistant executive director Stephen Liang.

"The five December events aim to help SMEs identify new opportunities and markets, find supply chain solutions, streamline processes for raw materials procurement, manufacturing and sales, enhance their brand image and sharpen their competitive edge.

"We are also promoting the financial support funds by the HKSAR government and providing the latest information on Sino-US tariff measures, enabling SMEs to plan ahead and make better-informed business decisions."

The HKTDC is also boosting its support for local SMEs through several new initiatives focused on promoting business transformation. The schemes will provide customised consulting services to SMEs, as well as workshops and business facilities to build their understanding of industry practices.

Last month, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government merged existing SME service centres to create a "four-in-one" integrated service model, incorporating the Support and Consultation Centre for SMEs run by the Trade and Industry Department, the SME Centre run by the HKTDC, SME One run by the Hong Kong Productivity Council, and TecONE run by the Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation.

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