Archive

Year: 2020

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 5 Highlights – HKFIA 2020 Forum

    July 11, 2020

    HKFIA 2020 Forum: Resilience through Change Opening Remarks: Paul Chan, Financial Secretary, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government As we come to the final day of the virtual StartmeupHK Festival, Paul Chan, Financial Secretary, opened the HKFIA Forum. He highlighted the resilience this city has shown while recovering from the Covid-19 pandemic. ‘Thanks to the remarkable determination and laudable cooperation of business, government and the communities at large’. Even though this year has presented...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 4 Highlights – Lifestyle Tech Conference

    July 10, 2020

    Lifestyle Tech Conference: Living Life with Style An exceptionally warm welcome from Bernard Chan, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, started off the Lifestyle Tech Conference. Describing Hong Kong as a perfect stage for startups and an ideal testing ground for startups to expand and scale up, Chan reminded all participants that the pandemic will pass and stressed that ‘Hong Kong will be welcoming to you all. We are very much open for business.’ Relena Sei...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 4 Highlights – Ecosystem Summit

    July 10, 2020

    Ecosystem Summit: Secret Ingredients of Hong Kong Startup Ecosystem Developing Entrepreneurial Talent Marina Chan, Director of Education, MIT Hong Kong Innovation Node, moderated the discussion on people: finding, retaining and growing a sustainable talent pool of creative thinkers in Hong Kong. With panelists from Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks (HKSTP), DBS Bank, Esperanza and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the panel provided insights from corporates, the education sector and government. It is these different...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 3 Highlights – Startup Impact Summit Part 2

    July 9, 2020

    Startup Impact Summit 2020: From Hong Kong to the World We were honoured to hear from Christopher Hui, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, who believes that the ecosystem in Hong Kong makes it perfect for startups. ‘It is an ideal testing ground and launchpad for startups, especially for mid stage to mature startups. The city offers everything a startup needs: funding, market, infrastructure and talent. It offers a very friendly and simple tax regime along...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 2 Highlights – Startup Impact Summit Part 1

    July 8, 2020

    Startup Impact Summit: Building the Future of Hong Kong and Beyond Startups are all in the business of building the future, sometimes solving problems people don’t even know they have yet. The Future of Payments panel discussed the future of payments including the rise of fintech and the shift from physical money to digital payments. Satya Tammareddy, Head of Southeast Asia and Hong Kong Growth, Stripe, said we need economic infrastructure and the right tools...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 2 Highlights – Connected Cities Conference

    July 8, 2020

    Connected Retail Experiences by Bailey Communications: Why Retail Still Matters in an Increasingly Digital World Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, said that Hong Kong is a competitive market that will continue to move forward, in spite of the challenges. He added that there are a few lessons that we can learn from the pandemic and that we can turn a crisis into opportunities. For the last two years, Hong Kong has undergone not...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2020 – Day 1 Highlights – Connected Cities Conference

    July 7, 2020

    The Connected Cities Conference: How Smart Technologies and Smart People Will Shape the Future People around the world have been wondering lately what the future holds for Hong Kong. Jayne Chan, Head of StartmeupHK, Invest Hong Kong, welcomed participants to dive into the question, setting an optimistic and forward-thinking tone for this year’s event. Through the hardships of 2020 and the pandemic outbreak, for the first time, StartmeupHK Festival has gone virtual. The theme of Connected Cities...

  • COVID-19 Is a Game-Changer for the PR Industry as Rapidly Shifting Landscape Presents New Opportunities

    May 5, 2020

    Rumors of the death of news have been greatly exaggerated. Really? Following a week in which two of Asia’s highest-profile finance sector magazines were effectively shut down, and many other publications announced furloughs, pay cuts and layoffs? Read more...

  • FleishmanHillard Asia Pacific: Navigating COVID-19

    May 4, 2020

    Owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, the world has changed irrevocably. To help navigate the communications imperatives during current situation, we launched our first edition of APAC COVID magazine. A number of our top advisors around the world have made the time to impart their expert points of view to help our clients and communities contemplate ‘what’s now’ and ‘what’s next’. Read more...

  • Chinese Consumers Show All-Critical Resilience on the Road to Recovery

    April 17, 2020

    “May you live in interesting times” is purportedly an old Chinese curse used ironically to indicate times of trouble. For me – and I suspect for many comms professionals – the COVID-19 pandemic potentially represents the most “interesting” project of a lifetime – both personally and professionally. Read more...