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  • StartmeupHK Festival 2019 – Day 3 Highlights Part 2

    January 23, 2019

    Retail’s Cutting Edge Returns to StartmeupHK Festival for 3rd Successful Year 2018 a good year for HK retailers; Asian consumer is No. 1 for coming years; Chinese tourists heading overseas to top 200m; experiential overtaking transactional in retail The retail sector has long been a reason to be in Hong Kong, not just because the city is a shopper’s paradise but because the size, dynamic and responsiveness of the market make it a great place...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2019 – Day 3 Highlights Part 1

    January 23, 2019

    JUMPSTARTER Startup Pitching Competition Goes Global  Alibaba’s Wang Jian talks cloud and offers tips; young entrepreneurs impress; t­ackling goldfish attention span; Quek on Carousell; Naka on Wantedly Nine seconds. Less than the attention span­ of a goldfish. The time window to make a favourable impression. That was the guidance provided by Lori Granito, TEDx speaking coach and entrepreneur, to startups planning their pitch for funding at JUMPSTARTER 2019 on day 3 of the StartmeupHK Festival...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2019 – Day 2 Highlights

    January 22, 2019

    Tech[LIFE]style Conference Spotlights Latest Lifestyle Design from Corporates, Startups HK overtakes NYC with 149k HNWIs; 500 million facial recognition registrations; Lalamove moves into India; if a country, cattle would rank No. 3 for greenhouse gas emissions Hong Kong tops many of the world lists: world’s freest economy, world’s busiest air cargo hub, world’s leading stock exchange, world’s best healthcare system… and world’s longest bridge. Charles Ng, Associate Director-General of Investment Promotion at Invest Hong Kong...

  • StartmeupHK Festival 2019 – Day 1 Highlights

    January 21, 2019

    Healthtech O2O Covers Healthcare Systems, Insurance and Jaw-Dropping New Tech One million patient registrations in HK; HK$78 billion invested; US$1 trillion wasted in the US; medical alerts alter 95,000 decisions; human hearts in a jar Developing the healthtech sector is a priority for the Hong Kong government, Dr. CHUI Tak-yi, JP, Under Secretary for Food and Health, Government of the Hong Kong SAR, said Monday in an opening keynote at the Healthtech O2O summit on...

  • Asian Financial Forum Day Two Snapshot

    January 16, 2019

    The 12th Asia Financial Forum concluded yesterday in Hong Kong with a focus on fintech and sustainable investing. Speakers at the breakfast panel set the tone for the day in an upbeat discussion of the place of Hong Kong in a world reshaped by economic and geopolitical changes. The coming years will see Asia lead global growth in both production and consumption, according to Fung Group’s Victor K Fung, who anticipates more goods flowing into...

  • Asian Financial Forum Day One Snapshot

    January 15, 2019

    The 12th Asia Financial Forum opened yesterday in Hong Kong. With 130 policymakers and financial leaders on stage during the two-day event, AFF is seen as a barometer of the year’s challenges and opportunities; sharing insights to help more than 3,000 high-level attendees make informed decisions in 2019. Opening the event, Chief Executive Carrie Lam emphasized Hong Kong’s enduring status as an international financial center, noting it has led in IPO funds raised for six...

  • Holiday arrangement

    December 14, 2018

    For the Christmas and New Year holidays, FleishmanHillard’s Hong Kong office will be closed: From 1pm on December 24 to December 26; and From 1pm on December 31 to January 1. Business will resume as normal on January 2, 2019...

  • Web Summit Day Four snapshot

    November 9, 2018

    Europe’s largest tech conference was this year dominated by questions about the relationship between technology and humanity. From Tim Burners-Lee’s opening reminder of the origins of the web as a platform for everyone, to criticism of social media’s failures to curb hate speech and fake news and calls for more regulation, the need for increased industry responsibility and accountability was a key theme.   The call to restore public trust in the information, technologies and...

  • Web Summit Day Three snapshot

    November 8, 2018

    It was another busy day in Lisbon yesterday as some 70,000 entrepreneurs, innovators and business and government leaders convened to confront some of the toughest questions in tech at Web Summit 2018. Arguments for communications: rebuilding public trust The debate around how to combat fake news continued today with a focus on how to be defensive and proactive at the same time. On a panel with Margot James, UK Minister for Digital, and Ann Mettler...

  • Web Summit Day Two snapshot

    November 7, 2018

    What will the future bring for fake news, personal privacy, cryptocurrency, artificial intelligence, and more? Many speakers pulled no punches at Web Summit 2018 in Lisbon on Tuesday, but optimism about the industry’s ability to solve problems was the order of the day. Rebuilding trust FleishmanHillard CEO John Saunders addressed the topic that is emerging as one of the hottest at this year’s Web Summit: fake news. It’s nothing new, he says, but it’s now...