Innovation and Intellectual Property Week is a flagship event driven by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). A series of conferences, exhibitions and workshops will be held during the weeks (November - December 2018) to promote innovation and IP activities. Last year, the Week attracted more than 24,000 participants from around the world.


Smart-Space Lunch Gathering
• 22 November 12:15 - 14:00
• Smart-Space 3F, Level 9, Core F, Cyberport 3
Organiser :
Cyberport


Abstract:
• With clients/offices/partners across the globe, learn some tips on how you can better communicate
• Question Techniques and Active Listening - Practical tips on how to make these e-meetings more engaging
• The Importance of an agenda, action points and making it more effective

Speakers:
Mônica Zionede Hall, Director, FELIZ Consulting

Online Registration: https://goo.gl/forms/fut7AK4IEy2ijMxo1
Website: https://www.cyberport.hk/en/events/5659

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Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit
• 22 - 25 November 11:00 - 19:00
• Hall 1A&B, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Organiser :
The Hong Kong Council of Social Service



Abstract:
Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES) 2017 attracted more than 43,000 visitors and received positive comments from sectors across the community. Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES) 2018 is now back after winning high praise from the community! The event is suitable for social welfare counterparts, seniors, people with rehabilitation needs, caregivers and individuals who are interested with gerontechnology and innovation.

Event Highlights:
• Gerontech Products - Demonstrate forward-looking and distinctive products on ageing and rehabilitation from around the globe.
• Theme Pavilions and Interactive Zone - “Smarter and Safer Home”, “Healthy Eating for Seniors” and “Gerontech Equipment Rental Service” etc.
• Summits and Workshops - Invite local and overseas stakeholders to share experience and insights on how to adopt innovative technology to meet the challenges of ageing population.

Online Registration : www.gies.hk
Website : www.gies.hk
E-mail :gies2018@hkcss.org.hk
Tel :3705 5276



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GS1 Hong Kong Summit 2018 - Digital Business Transformation :
Connecting the Dots

• 29 November 09:15 - 17:15
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre S221 (Old Wing), Level 2, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance)
Organiser:
GS1 Hong Kong

Abstract:
Stepped into its 18th edition, this year's Summit, themed "Digital Business Transformation : Connecting the Dots" becomes one of the most influential industry event which gathers more than 600 C-level executives, industry pioneers and influencers, brand owners, retailers, manufacturers, logistics service providers, eCom practitioners and digital marketers to exchange insight and share the best practices in omni-channel, overall supply chain efficiency and commerce connectivity to drive business forward

Speakers:
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group, HKTV Mall, Google Hong Kong Ltd , Dah Chong Hong Ltd, Sun Hing Printing Holdings Ltd/ China IoE Co Ltd, Mezzo Labs, Seko Logistics and Oracle and more are lining up

Programme Agenda:
http://www.gs1hksummit.com/2018/#agenda

Online Registration: http://www.gs1hksummit.com/2018/register/
Website : http://www.gs1hksummit.com/
Email : summit@gs1hk.org
Tel : 2863 9736




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AI & Big Data Workshop
• 30 November, 7 December & 14 December
• Multi-function room, Smart Space Fintech, L4 Core E, Cyberport 3, Hong Kong Island
Organiser :
Cyberport

3-Day Workshop Highlights:
• Introduction to SQL and Algorithms with Python (30 November 10:00-18:00)
• Introduction of using API (7 December 10:00 - 18:00)
• Data Visualization with Tableau (14 December 14:00 - 18:00)

Online Registration: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/radica-x-cyberport-data-training-series-tickets-50432348512
E-mail :declansiu@cyberport.hk

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Sixth International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM6)
• 2 - 5 December
Co-Organiser :
Nano and Advanced Materials Institute Limited
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation

Abstract:
The triennial International Symposium on Nanotechnology in Construction (NICOM) has been a focal point for the exchange of innovative ideas and results in the field of nanotechnology for construction materials, facilitating the integration of scientific research and applications around the world. With the first symposium held in Paisley in 2003, the triennial NICOM symposia have taken place in Bilbao, Prague, Greece and Chicago. The 6th NICOM (NICOM6) will be held in Hong Kong in 2018.

NICOM6, with a theme of “Technology Transfer in Action”, will facilitate the transfer of research results to the world community and global connections, leading to new ideas and active collaborations.

NICOM6 in Hong Kong, the Asia’s world city, will provide special opportunities for the scientists, engineers and students from different countries to meet with international leaders and investigators in the field and to gain exposure to the cutting-edge research and applications.

Online Registration: https://nicom6.hk/registration/
Website : http://www.nicom6.hk/
Email : nicom6@nami.org.hk

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Business of Design Week
• 3 – 8 December
Organiser :
Hong Kong Design Centre

Website : https://bodw.com/
Email : bodw@hkdesigncentre.org
Tel : 2522 8688

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Fashion Asia 2018 Hong Kong
• 10 Asian Designers to Watch Exhibition: 4-11 December (Qube, PMQ) December
• Fashion Challenges Forum: 5-6 December (Theatre 1, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre)
Organiser :
Hong Kong Design Centre

Abstract:
Now in its third year, FASHION ASIA 2018 HONG KONG returns from December 4 to 11 with an exciting agenda that includes a two-day fashion forum titled, Fashion Challenges Forum, as well as several initiatives dedicated to showcasing Asia’s finest talents.

Since FASHION ASIA HONG KONG was launched in 2016, the city’s role as an international fashion hub has evolved rapidly. No longer just a bridge between east and west, its entrepreneurial spirit and growing creative community has led to a host of innovative developments and opportunities that are set to further reinforce its position as the Asian hub for style, art and culture.

Held alongside the annual Business of Design Week 2018 (BODW) and conceived by the Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) with CreateHK as a major sponsor, FASHION ASIA 2018 HONG KONG continues to attract industry power players, leaders, creatives and innovators who will share their knowledge during a two-day forum on December 5 and 6.

Online Registration: https://bit.ly/2qxBmdU
Website: https://www.fashionasiahk.com/
Email : fashionasia@hkdesigncentre.org
Tel : 2522 8688



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Asian E-Tailing Summit 2018
• 5 December
Organiser:
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Abstract:
The Asian E-tailing Summit (AES) is your one-stop platform to keep abreast of the latest updates related to e-tailing industry, network with industry experts and connect with potential business partners. Globally renowned experts will offer insights on key topics such as how evolving e-tailing ecosystem fuels business growth and how Belt and Road Initiative drives cross-border e-commerce activities. Topics such as AI and Machine Learning, Big Data, Mobile Payments and Omni-channel will also be thoroughly discussed during the afternoon breakout and workshop sessions.

More than 1,300 participants from Hong Kong, Chinese mainland and overseas are expected to be present at the Summit this year. Be part of this must-attend event for e-tailers!

Online Registration: http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/aes2017/en/s/Register-Online.html
Website : asianetailingsummit.com
Email : aes@hktdc.org
Tel : 1830 668



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SmartBiz Expo
• 5 - 7 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser:
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Abstract:
The 2nd HKTDC SmartBiz Expo will be held on 5-7 December 2018 in Hong Kong. The Expo is a one-stop platform for enterprises, especially small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to explore market opportunities and trends in business transformation and upgrade through innovation, creativity, and application of technology and design.

5 thematic zones:
• “Techtopia” Zone features technologies which SMEs could use to transform their businesses.
• “The Hatchery” presents worldwide innovative and technology start-ups to stage their new business ideas and facilitate cooperation with potential partners.
• “Envision Lot” gathers inspirational inventions from around the world
• “The Pathfinder” Zone promotes cooperation opportunities available for SMEs in the area
• “The Boosters” displays a complete range of business solutions to help SMEs enhance competitiveness, e.g. IT & security systems, 3D printing, E-commerce & digital solutions, etc. A gallery of designers ideas and full range of design services will be showcased at “The Boosters” as well

In addition to the comprehensive exhibits, there are series of seminars focusing on “Industry 4.0”, “Smart City” and “E-commerce” and a variety of networking events happening during the 3-day event.

Admission to the exhibition is free. Register now and get your admission badge.

Online Registration: http://form.hktdc.com/UI_RegistrationSite/
Website : www.hktdc.com/smartbizexpo
Email : smartbizexpo@hktdc.org
Tel : 1830 668




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BIP Asia 2018
• 6 - 7 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser :
The Government of HKSAR
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Hong Kong Design Centre

Abstract:
Jointly organised by the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, BIP Asia Forum brings IP professionals and business leaders from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, and to explore business collaboration opportunities. The seventh edition of the Forum was held on 7-8 December 2017 with great success, featuring over 80 prominent speakers sharing their insights and attracted more than 2,500 IP professionals and industry leaders to attend.

Online Registration: http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/bip2018/en/s/fp-Onlineregistration.html
Website: http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/bip2018/en/main/index.html
Email : bipasia@hktdc.org
Tel : 1830 668




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Hong Kong International Franchising Show
• 6 - 8 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Organiser :
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Abstract:
The one-of-its-kind franchising event - “Hong Kong International Franchising Show” features a wide range of local and foreign franchise opportunities, consulting and supporting services, where franchisors and prospective franchisees meet to explore win-win business collaboration.

What to expect from Hong Kong International Franchising Show?
• Effective platform to identify master franchisees, unit franchisees, JV partners and investors
• One-stop event where you could source supporting services to facilitate the expansion of your franchise system
• Obtain the latest market trends & know how to enter your target markets

Admission to the exhibition is free. Register now and get your admission badge.

Online Registration: http://form.hktdc.com/UI_RegistrationSite/
Website : www.hktdc.com/smartbizexpo
Email : franchisingshow@hktdc.org
Tel : 1830 668





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DesignInspire
• 6-8 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Organiser :
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Hong Kong Design Centre
Business of Design Week


Abstract:
DesignInspire, an international exhibition about creativity, partners with the Business of Design Week (BODW) to stage an exchange and inspiring platform for global creative elites, design brands, design associations and institutes to showcase their creativities. An array of interactive installations, novel ideas, design products and projects will be featured.

Online Registration: http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/designinspire2018/en/s/Visitor-Registration.html
Website : designinspire.com.hk
Email : designinspire@hktdc.org
Tel : 1830 668





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2018 AIBSEAR Hong Kong Conference: Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Emerging Markets
• 6 - 8 December
• Hotel Nina et Convention Centre, 8 Yeung Uk Road, Tsuen Wan, Hong Kong
Organisers :
AIBSEAR
Lingnan University

Abstract:
New concepts of business inspired by innovations and led by entrepreneurs are changing the world and our lives. The implications are crucial for the emerging market economies, where tremendous growth and opportunity reside. Entrepreneurship and innovation are seen as an integral part of a solution to many challenges facing countries in the region, including providing employment opportunities, spurring economic activities, improving environmental practices, upgrading the industries, and propelling economic growth and prosperity to avoid the “middle income trap.” These changes may also lead to the breakdown of traditional business models, disappearance of old professions and emergence of new ones. For both local firms and multinationals, entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging markets are no longer just a matter of inspiring employee ingenuity and adapting global products for local budgets and tastes. Increasingly they involve enhancing the sense of ownership, productivity, and R&D activities with an international impact – the development of goods and services for the global markets. Beyond privatization and liberalization, for entrepreneurship and innovation to truly act as a catalyst for further economy growth, it requires radical changes in government policies, the mindset of business leaders, and the pedagogy of educational institutions, before emerging markets can inspire as well as benefit from entrepreneurial activities s and innovations. To shed light on these critical issues, we particularly welcome studies about the forces and drivers that shape entrepreneurship and innovation in emerging markets, theoretical and empirical papers, as well as case studies, along with the outlooks for this region and beyond.

Speaker:
1) Prof. Patricia McDougall-Covin, a renowned scholar on international entrepreneurship from Indiana University and an AIB fellow
2) Mr. Nicholas W. Yang, GBS, JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology

Online Registration: http://www.ln.edu.hk/hkibs/AIB/2018/aib2018/Home.html
Website : http://www.ln.edu.hk/hkibs/AIB/2018/aib2018/Home.html
Email : hkibs@ln.edu.hk
Tel : 2616 8373


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For registration and enquires, please contact Hong Kong Trade Development Council
via phone: (852) 2584 4190

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