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The inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit, co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and THE, will run from 31 May to 2 June 2017 at Hotel ICON in Hong Kong. A key celebratory event of PolyU's 80th anniversary, the Summit will feature keynote speeches and a series of thought-provoking panel discussions under the theme of "Powering Universities' Economic and Social Impact through Innovative Research and Teaching". The Summit will commence with a PolyU Showcase on 31 May, highlighting the four areas that PolyU innovations have been creating impacts to the economy and society, while uplifting university-industry partnership. The feature contents in the four sessions are: There will be presentations of how PolyU ventured into space, and how we developed optical fibre sensing system for railway monitoring and technologies in enhancing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. 2. Sustainable urban development PolyU will share how we develop and implement new technologies and solutions for sustainable urban development and smart cities, and will open up discussions of the role of higher education institutions in changing and sustaining the landscapes of urban development. The Showcase will feature the application of human-centered innovation in genetics research in healthcare, advanced solutions to the development of the garment industry, and how research on Asian head and face shapes changes the world's perception of sizing, benefiting a host of industries that create products such as sunglasses, helmets and more. Pioneering teaching innovations in global hotel and tourism management will be highlighted and there will be Chinese wine appreciation at Vinoteca Lab. Visits: state-of-the-art facilities in School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Designer Suite by Vivienne Tam and other facilities in Hotel ICON. In the two-day Summit (1-2 June), a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions will cover a wide spectrum of topics, including: •    Calculating the economic and social impact of higher education These discussions will serve to inspire participating universities and organisations on how to address the global shifts in the economic, social and environmental landscape through creating and enhancing impact with higher education, research and innovations. World-class speakers include high-profile innovators, entrepreneurs and policy-makers will join, including Charles Chen Yidan, founder of Yidan Prize and core founder of Tencent Holdings Limited; Hermann Hauser, co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners; Candace Johnson, Founder/Co-Founder SES, Loral-Teleport Europe, Europe Online, VATM, GTWN, OWNSAT, Success Europe; Greg Simon, Former executive director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force and Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR government. Other influential higher education figures to address the Summit include leaders of renowned institutions from, to name just a few, Australia, England, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Spain, the United States. It will be an incredible fusion of East and West. For registration, details of the PolyU Showcase and the Summit, as well as the full list of speakers, please visit the official website: https://goo.gl/kedVru


News Article | May 5, 2017
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World-renowned innovators from higher education, government and business sectors will gather in an international summit in Hong Kong this summer to explore how to enhance universities' impacts through innovative research and teaching for the benefit of the society and mankind. The inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit, co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and THE, will run from 31 May to 2 June 2017 at Hotel ICON in Hong Kong. A key celebratory event of PolyU's 80th anniversary, the Summit will feature keynote speeches and a series of thought-provoking panel discussions under the theme of "Powering Universities' Economic and Social Impact through Innovative Research and Teaching". The Summit will commence with a PolyU Showcase on 31 May, highlighting the four areas that PolyU innovations have been creating impacts to the economy and society, while uplifting university-industry partnership. The feature contents in the four sessions are: There will be presentations of how PolyU ventured into space, and how we developed optical fibre sensing system for railway monitoring and technologies in enhancing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. PolyU will share how we develop and implement new technologies and solutions for sustainable urban development and smart cities, and will open up discussions of the role of higher education institutions in changing and sustaining the landscapes of urban development. The Showcase will feature the application of human-centered innovation in genetics research in healthcare, advanced solutions to the development of the garment industry, and how research on Asian head and face shapes changes the world's perception of sizing, benefiting a host of industries that create products such as sunglasses, helmets and more. Pioneering teaching innovations in global hotel and tourism management will be highlighted and there will be Chinese wine appreciation at Vinoteca Lab. Visits: state-of-the-art facilities in School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Designer Suite by Vivienne Tam and other facilities in Hotel ICON. In the two-day Summit (1-2 June), a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions will cover a wide spectrum of topics, including: These discussions will serve to inspire participating universities and organisations on how to address the global shifts in the economic, social and environmental landscape through creating and enhancing impact with higher education, research and innovations. World-class speakers include high-profile innovators, entrepreneurs and policy-makers will join, including Charles Chen Yidan, founder of Yidan Prize and core founder of Tencent Holdings Limited; Hermann Hauser, co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners; Candace Johnson, Founder/Co-Founder SES, Loral-Teleport Europe, Europe Online, VATM, GTWN, OWNSAT, Success Europe; Greg Simon, Former executive director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force and Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR government. Other influential higher education figures to address the Summit include leaders of renowned institutions from, to name just a few, Australia, England, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Spain, the United States. It will be an incredible fusion of East and West. For registration, details of the PolyU Showcase and the Summit, as well as the full list of speakers, please visit the official website: https:/


The inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit, co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and THE, will run from 31 May to 2 June 2017 at Hotel ICON in Hong Kong. A key celebratory event of PolyU's 80th anniversary, the Summit will feature keynote speeches and a series of thought-provoking panel discussions under the theme of "Powering Universities' Economic and Social Impact through Innovative Research and Teaching". The Summit will commence with a PolyU Showcase on 31 May, highlighting the four areas that PolyU innovations have been creating impacts to the economy and society, while uplifting university-industry partnership. The feature contents in the four sessions are: There will be presentations of how PolyU ventured into space, and how we developed optical fibre sensing system for railway monitoring and technologies in enhancing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. 2. Sustainable urban development PolyU will share how we develop and implement new technologies and solutions for sustainable urban development and smart cities, and will open up discussions of the role of higher education institutions in changing and sustaining the landscapes of urban development. The Showcase will feature the application of human-centered innovation in genetics research in healthcare, advanced solutions to the development of the garment industry, and how research on Asian head and face shapes changes the world's perception of sizing, benefiting a host of industries that create products such as sunglasses, helmets and more. Pioneering teaching innovations in global hotel and tourism management will be highlighted and there will be Chinese wine appreciation at Vinoteca Lab. Visits: state-of-the-art facilities in School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Designer Suite by Vivienne Tam and other facilities in Hotel ICON. In the two-day Summit (1-2 June), a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions will cover a wide spectrum of topics, including: •    Calculating the economic and social impact of higher education These discussions will serve to inspire participating universities and organisations on how to address the global shifts in the economic, social and environmental landscape through creating and enhancing impact with higher education, research and innovations. World-class speakers include high-profile innovators, entrepreneurs and policy-makers will join, including Charles Chen Yidan, founder of Yidan Prize and core founder of Tencent Holdings Limited; Hermann Hauser, co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners; Candace Johnson, Founder/Co-Founder SES, Loral-Teleport Europe, Europe Online, VATM, GTWN, OWNSAT, Success Europe; Greg Simon, Former executive director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force and Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR government. Other influential higher education figures to address the Summit include leaders of renowned institutions from, to name just a few, Australia, England, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Spain, the United States. It will be an incredible fusion of East and West. For registration, details of the PolyU Showcase and the Summit, as well as the full list of speakers, please visit the official website: https://goo.gl/kedVru


News Article | May 8, 2017
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World-renowned innovators from higher education, government and business sectors will gather in an international summit in Hong Kong this summer to explore how to enhance universities' impacts through innovative research and teaching for the benefit of the society and mankind. The inaugural Times Higher Education (THE) Innovation & Impact Summit, co-hosted by The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and THE, will run from 31 May to 2 June 2017 at Hotel ICON in Hong Kong. A key celebratory event of PolyU's 80th anniversary, the Summit will feature keynote speeches and a series of thought-provoking panel discussions under the theme of "Powering Universities' Economic and Social Impact through Innovative Research and Teaching". PolyU Showcase The Summit will commence with a PolyU Showcase on 31 May, highlighting the four areas that PolyU innovations have been creating impacts to the economy and society, while uplifting university-industry partnership. The feature contents in the four sessions are: 1. Space, aviation and railway There will be presentations of how PolyU ventured into space, and how we developed optical fibre sensing system for railway monitoring and technologies in enhancing aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul. Visits: Aviation Services Research Centre and University Research Facility in 3D printing 2. Sustainable urban development PolyU will share how we develop and implement new technologies and solutions for sustainable urban development and smart cities, and will open up discussions of the role of higher education institutions in changing and sustaining the landscapes of urban development. Visits: Underground Utility Survey Laboratory, Construction Virtual Prototyping Laboratory and Fire Engineering Laboratory. 3. Human-centered innovation The Showcase will feature the application of human-centered innovation in genetics research in healthcare, advanced solutions to the development of the garment industry, and how research on Asian head and face shapes changes the world's perception of sizing, benefiting a host of industries that create products such as sunglasses, helmets and more. Tour: SizeChina, radiation-free scoliosis scan system, Public Design Lab. 4. Hospitality Pioneering teaching innovations in global hotel and tourism management will be highlighted and there will be Chinese wine appreciation at Vinoteca Lab. Visits: state-of-the-art facilities in School of Hotel and Tourism Management, Designer Suite by Vivienne Tam and other facilities in Hotel ICON. In the two-day Summit (1-2 June), a series of keynote addresses and panel discussions will cover a wide spectrum of topics, including: -Universities innovate to address the grand challenges -Translating research into business: turning ideas into impact -Creating and empowering entrepreneurs and future leaders -Calculating the economic and social impact of higher education These discussions will serve to inspire participating universities and organisations on how to address the global shifts in the economic, social and environmental landscape through creating and enhancing impact with higher education, research and innovations. World-class speakers include high-profile innovators, entrepreneurs and policy-makers will join, including Charles Chen Yidan, founder of Yidan Prize and core founder of Tencent Holdings Limited; Hermann Hauser, co-founder of Amadeus Capital Partners; Candace Johnson, Founder/Co-Founder SES, Loral-Teleport Europe, Europe Online, VATM, GTWN, OWNSAT, Success Europe; Greg Simon, Former executive director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force and Nicholas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR government. Other influential higher education figures to address the Summit include leaders of renowned institutions from, to name just a few, Australia, England, Finland, France, Hong Kong, India, Israel, Japan, Singapore, Spain, the United States. It will be an incredible fusion of East and West. For registration, details of the PolyU Showcase and the Summit, as well as the full list of speakers, please visit the official website: https://goo.gl/kedVru


News Article | February 23, 2017
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The 27th HKTDC Education & Careers Expo opened to the public free of charge today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The four-day event continues through 26 February and gathers more than 860 organisations from 22 countries and regions, including educational institutions, consulting firms, government departments as well as private enterprises to showcase a wealth of information on further studies, continuous education and job opportunities. Eddie Ng, Secretary for Education, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, officiated the opening ceremony this morning. He said the annual expo has established itself as a premier event providing the public with comprehensive and updated information on further studies, training and career openings. He added that the event also echoes government policy of providing diversified and flexible pathways for students. Speaking one day after the government unveiled its 2017/18 Budget, Mr Ng said, "Government investment in education ranks the highest among all policy areas; for every five dollars we spend, we spend one on education." He also pledged to launch various measures for students and job seekers to help pave the way for their future. Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC, noted that the expo continues to feature education and career theme days, providing students and job seekers with valuable information on further education and employment trends. She added that various seminars and activities are organised to evaluate job prospects in different industries and help young people to identify careers that best suit their talent and interests. - Brand new career theme days cater to industry needs - Responding to human resources needs of different industries, the expo features four career theme days spotlighting employment demand and trends of various sectors. The Tech & Innovation theme day (23 February) explores the trends in digital technology and research and development, areas that the government has been actively promoting in recent years. In addition to expert insights from industry representatives about the application of innovation technology in the commercial sector and aviation industry, the Vocational Training Centre (VTC) is showcasing some of the latest innovative projects jointly developed by its teachers and students. These include a smart drying rack that combines automatic sensors and a mobile app. Visitors can also get hands-on experience of the latest interactive technology such as controlling robots via smart devices and testing their skills in virtual reality (VR) games. A series of seminars highlighting opportunities in the creative sectors such as digital games, film, performing arts, fine arts, design, architecture and media are organised under the Arts theme day (24 February). With various large-scale infrastructure projects underway in Hong Kong, the industry is constantly seeking new talent. As such, the ever-popular Electrical & Mechanical theme day (25 February) returns to the expo. Formed by the Electrical Mechanical Services Department along with 18 related organisatons that include CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd, MTR Corporation Ltd and the Water Supplies Department, The Hong Kong E&M Trade Promotion Working Group explores industry prospects, provides information on training programmes and offers job opportunities on-site. Organised with the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, the events on the Startup theme day (26 February) target young people who want to start their own businesses. Representatives from online stores, cafes and other businesses will share their stories and explore startup opportunities and challenges with visitors. Among them, founders of Y Cocktail & Mocktail and local artisanal beer brewery Mak's Beer will talk about their entrepreneurial journeys tomorrow (24 February). - 2,300 vacancies via on-site recruitment - Various government departments and public and private sector organisations are accepting on-the-spot job applications with over 2,300 job vacancies are expected to be offered, including those in the Police Force, Fire Services Department, Hong Kong Airport Authority, Aviation Security Company Ltd and Centaline Property Agency Ltd. Job seekers should bring their resumes for on-the-spot job application. To prepare students for employment, the Youth Zone offers information on internships and employment opportunities. Besides, representatives from the Labour Department are on hand to provide information on mainland jobs and overseas working holiday programmes, as well as the Youth Employment and Training Programme, which is designed to support local youth employment. - A one-stop career information hub - The expo's education theme days spotlight the Chinese mainland (23 February), Japan (24 February), Europe (25 February) and Australia and New Zealand (26 February). Representatives from these countries will provide the latest updates on overseas study opportunities. Visitors can learn about admission procedures, entry requirements and campus life by attending thematic activities and seminars. Due to keen interest in studying in Japan, the inaugural Japan theme day offers information on admission requirements of Japanese educational institutions and government scholarships. Regarding the Chinese mainland, the Scheme for Admission of Hong Kong Students to Mainland Higher Education Institutions covers 90 mainland higher education institutions, including Tsinghua University and Peking University. Representatives from the Office of the China Education Exchange (HK) Centre are ready to talk about trends and opportunities for further studies on the mainland. The newly launched "International Exchange Village" gathers various Consulate General (CG) offices and officially recognised bodies. Together, they provide visitors with a range of information and offer consultations on studying and working abroad. Participating CG offices include Hungary, Korea, Mexico, Sweden and South Africa, as well as countries along the "Belt and Road" such as Bangladesh, Cambodia, Czech Republic, Iran and the Philippines. Students can explore education and exchange opportunities in these countries. Other organisations such as VTC, Hang Seng Management College, The Open University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong Shue Yan University are available to discuss their respective curricula. Education programmes on arts and creative industries are also available via the Arts Education Section of Education Bureau, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and Baron School of Music, offering students more channels to pursue their studies. - Celebrity sharing on job experiences - About 100 activities are organised throughout the expo, featuring further education and industry trends. Renowned speakers include Chairman of Hong Kong's Commission on Youth Lau Ming-wai (23 February) discussing the challenges of finding the right career path; media veteran Stephen Chan (24 February) and chairman of a digital game company Sze Yan-ngai (24 February) explaining technology, media, arts and giving advice on ways to turn personal interests into careers; and Hong Kong Jockey Club apprentice jockey Kei Chiong (25 February) will share her experience of chasing her dream to become a jockey. Other seminar highlights include practical tips on taking IELTS examinations as well as the Chinese skills in preparation for the Diploma of Secondary Education hosted by Dr Au Yeung Wai-hoo ("Ben Sir"), Senior Lecturer at the Chinese Language and Literature Department of the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Yan Yuk-ki, author and consultant for the 5 Stars Chinese Compositions Series. A series of seminars on working holidays are also organised to present the application requirements and types of work available in Japan, Germany, France and other countries and regions. Date Career Theme Days Education Theme Days Thu 2/23 Tech & Innovation (New) Chinese mainland Fri 2/24 Arts (New) Japan (New) Sat 2/25 Electrical and Mechanical Europe Sun 2/26 Startup (New) Australia and New Zealand Fair website: http://www.hktdc.com/hkeducationexpo/ Event schedule: http://bit.ly/2lIz3TY Photo download: http://bit.ly/2lypzbX Media representatives wishing to cover the event may register on-site with their business cards and/or media identification. To view press releases in Chinese, please visit http://mediaroom.hktdc.com/tc. (Photo 1:) The 27th Education & Careers Expo opens today. Guests attending the opening ceremony include: (from left) Rachael McGuckian, Consul (Trade Commissioner), New Zealand Consulate-General, Hong Kong & Macao; Kuninori Matsuda, Ambassador and Consul-General, Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong; Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC; Eddie Ng, Secretary for Education, HKSAR Government; Eric Berti, Consul-General, Consulate General of France in Hong Kong and Macao; Carmen Cano De Lasala, Head of Office, European Union Office to Hong Kong and Macao; Ronald Chung Chi-kit, Deputy Executive Director, Vocational Training Council. (Photo 2:) Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC (second left) and Eddie Ng, Secretary for Education, HKSAR Government (left) visit the booth of The Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups. About HKTDC Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn. Google+: https://plus.google.com/+hktdc Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hktdc LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/hong-kong-trade-development-council Contact:


News Article | February 24, 2017
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K. Wah Group (the "Group") held its spring cocktail reception at the Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong today to express gratitude to business partners and the community for their long-term support and also to celebrate the advent of the Chinese New Year, as well as the stellar performance of its four major businesses in the past year. The reception was graced by the presence of top government officials and business leaders in Hong Kong and from Mainland China and Macau. It had The Hon Tung Chee Hwa, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; Ms Yin Xiaojing, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR; Mr Hu Jianzhong, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR; Mr Godfrey Leung, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the HKSAR; Professor Sophia Chan, Under Secretary for Food and Health of the HKSAR; and Ms Florence Hui, Under Secretary for Home Affairs of the HKSAR as the officiating guests, who hosted a toasting ceremony together with Dr Lui Che-woo, Chairman of K. Wah Group; Mrs CW Lui, and other management of the Group. Other distinguished guests included The Hon Gregory So, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the HKSAR; The Hon Mrs Rita Fan Hsu Lai-tai, Hong Kong's Delegate of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the PRC; Mr Henry Tang Ying-yen, Member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; Mr Peter Lam, Chairman of the Hong Kong Tourism Board; Mr Chan Wing Kee, Member of the Standing Committee of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference; Prof Tony F Chan, President of HKUST; Prof Aron Harilela, Chairman and CEO of Harilela Hotels Limited and Mr Edward Ho, Chairman of Opera Hong Kong, etc. Dr Lui Che-woo, Chairman of K. Wah Group, said in his speech, "Notwithstanding challenges in the business environment in the Year of Monkey, the four principal business divisions of K. Wah Group - property development, entertainment & leisure, construction materials and hospitality - continued to deliver solid results on all fronts thanks to the unfailing support of all stakeholders and partners, as well as the concerted effort of our 33,000-strong workforce. Our achievements have not come by easily: they have been built on the practical, collective efforts of our workforce. In this regard, I must express sincere gratitude to all of you for your trust and support, and may I add that I am most proud of the brilliant management team and staff at K. Wah. In today's business community, we get to hear a lot about "corporate responsibility". In my humble view, the fundamental responsibility of a corporation is to make contributions to the society, create job opportunities and maintain stability in business, running it properly and then seeking expansion as appropriate, and making itself accountable to the community, partners, customers and staff." Four major businesses reach new milestones In coming year, the Group's four major businesses will continue to grow steadily sustaining the good results from the past years. With a total investment up to HK$100 billion, the major developments of Phases 3 and 4 of Galaxy MacauTM under Galaxy Entertainment Group ("GEG") had gradually begun. With the Hengqin project soon to kick off in its planning, GEG will continue to reinforce its leadership as an integrated leisure and entertainment resort with the most diverse offerings in Macau and strive to realise its goal to become globally recognised as "Asia's leading gaming and entertainment enterprise". On the property business front, K. Wah International Holdings Limited ("KWIH") secured a second land parcel in the Kai Tak Development Area and a prime land parcel in Nanjing last December. In addition, KWIH participated in a new joint venture project in Nanjing last month, and with the closing of HK$8 billion club deal loan with 15 banks, enabling it to enhance its strengths and expand its business footprint. It will continue to launch a number of major projects in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Nanjing, Guangzhou and Dongguan, so as to achieve continuous asset turnover this year. As for its hotel business, the Group will launch a new serviced apartment project on Hong Kong Island this year. Progress will also be made in the US with four new hotels in Times Square of New York City, the heart of Washington DC, Seattle and San Francisco respectively and are scheduled to open this year and in 2018. Furthermore, K. Wah Construction Materials Limited ("KWCM") is undertaking asphalt resurfacing work for the airport's north runway, a vivid example of its active involvement in major local infrastructure projects. Its cement factory in Pu'er, Yunnan with an annual production capacity of up to 2 million tonnes commenced operation last year and the overall KWCM's production capacity of cement is now up to 12 million tonnes per year. KWCM has over 70% market share in Southwest region and is one of the largest ground granulated blast-furnace slag producers in China, with an annual production volume of over 1.3 million tonnes. Giving back to society and helping to foster social harmony and unity Apart from growing its businesses, K. Wah Group continued to uphold its belief of "giving back to the society from which it benefits". With that belief at heart, it shouldered responsibility for society and the world and made contributions to education and other aspects of humanity. Last year, the LUI Che Woo Prize - Prize for World Civilisation was inaugurated and the first prizes were presented, recognising outstanding achievements of individuals who have contributed to civilisation and bringing together all sectors in society to promote the love for "truth, kindness and beauty", contributing to build a harmonious society. Advocating harmony and innovation and supporting arts for all The cocktail reception featured a series of magnificent performances, leading off with a traditional-and-hip-hop mix lion dance which married modern pop dance moves with the traditional lion dance, a perfect mirror of the Group's management culture that blends the East and West and its innovative spirit. Following immediately after was an original Chinese opera performance titled The Master by the members of the Cha Duk Chang Children's Cantonese Opera Association. The young performers presented a scene themed The Family from the title, the story of three children in the present time, who lost themselves in electronic games and neglected their family, returning to ancient times and re-learning the basics of life. The performance, which took the fun-filled evening to another climax, highlighted the importance of the family," a vivid echo of Dr Lui's wish to promote the building of harmonious homes. On top of the God of Wealth giving out red packets, at the reception, creative interactive booths were set up by the four major business arms of the Group. KWIH used virtual reality (VR) technology to let guests visiting its flagship property projects in Shanghai, Guangzhou and Dongguan by themselves, whereas KWCM highlighted its business nature by featuring a special flooring made by recycled glass pavers and it also had a paper-cutting expert at the booth to create different artworks for guests. The hotel business segment invited guests to savour the whisky macaron collection debuted in Hong Kong by InterContinental Grand Stanford Hong Kong, while GEG had a lucky draw and enrich guests with attractive prizes. All these activities made the event fun and colourful. Officiating Guests 1. The Hon Tung Chee Hwa, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference 2. Ms Yin Xiaojing, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR 3. Mr Hu Jianzhong, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR 4. Mr Godfrey Leung, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, the Government of the HKSAR 5. Professor Sophia Chan, Under Secretary for Food and Health, the Government of the HKSAR 6. Ms Florence Hui, Under Secretary for Home Affairs, the Government of the HKSAR 7. Dr & Mrs Lui Che-woo, Chairman of K. Wah Group 8. Mr Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of K. Wah Group 9. Ms Paddy Lui, Executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings & Galaxy Entertainment Group 10. Mr Alexander Lui, Executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings 11. Mr Joseph Chee, Executive Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group & Managing Director of K. Wah Construction Materials 12. Dr William Yip, Independent Non-executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings & Galaxy Entertainment Group 13. Dr Robin Chan, Independent Non-executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings 14. Dr Moses Cheng, Non-executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings & Member, Board of Governors of LUI Che Woo Prize Limited 15. Mr Wong Kwai Lam, Independent Non-executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings 16. Mr Au Man Chu, Independent Non-executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings 17. Dr Charles Cheung, Non-executive Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group 18. Professor Patrick Wong, Independent Non-executive Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group 19. Ms Eileen Lui, Group Director - Human Resources and Administration of Galaxy Entertainment Group 20. Dr Jorge Neto Valente, Group Advisor of Galaxy Entertainment Group 21. Mr Philip Cheng, Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group 22. Mr Michael Mecca, President of Galaxy Entertainment Group 23. Mr Robert Drake, Group Chief Financial Officer of Galaxy Entertainment Group 24. Professor Lap-chee Tsui, Member, Board of Governors, LUI Che Woo Prize Limited 25. Professor Frederick Ma, Member, Board of Governors, LUI Che Woo Prize Limited Please refer to the video for more detail: Youkyu - http://bit.ly/2lDmTK8 Youtu - https://youtu.be/3uVGECN43SE About K. Wah Group K. Wah Group was founded in 1955 by Dr Lui Che-woo, who transformed the company into a multinational corporation. Core businesses include property development and investment, entertainment and leisure resorts, hospitality and construction materials. The Group has a business presence in Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Southeast Asia and major cities in the US. The Group includes two Hong Kong-listed flagships: K. Wah International Holdings Limited ("KWIH"; HKSE:0173) and Galaxy Entertainment Group Limited ("GEG"; HKSE:0027 and a member of the Hang Seng Index). Other major subsidiaries include Stanford Hotels International and K. Wah Construction Materials Limited and, in the US, Stanford Hotels Corporation and Cresleigh Homes. To date, the Group has over 200 subsidiaries and more than 33,000 staff worldwide. Website: http://www.kwah.com/. Photo 3 caption: (Front Row From Left to Right) Mr Joseph Chee, Executive Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group & Managing Director of K. Wah Construction Materials, Professor Sophia Chan, Under Secretary for Food and Health, the Government of the HKSAR, Ms Paddy Lui, Executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings & Galaxy Entertainment Group, Ms Florence Hui, Under Secretary for Home Affairs, the Government of the HKSAR, Mr Francis Lui, Vice Chairman of K. Wah Group, Ms Yin Xiaojing, Deputy Director of the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, Dr & Mrs Lui Che-woo, Chairman of K. Wah Group, Mr Hu Jianzhong, Deputy Commissioner of the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the People's Republic of China in the HKSAR, Mr Alexander Lui, Executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings, Mr Godfrey Leung, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, the Government of the HKSAR, Ms Eileen Lui, Group Director - Human Resources and Administration of Galaxy Entertainment Group (Back Row, Left to Right) Mr Robert Drake, Group Chief Financial Officer of Galaxy Entertainment Group, Mr Wong Kwai Lam, Independent Non-executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings, Dr Jorge Neto Valente, Group Advisor of Galaxy Entertainment Group, Dr Charles Cheung, Non-executive Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group, Dr Robin Chan, Independent Non-executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings, Professor Lap-chee Tsui, Member, Board of Governors, LUI Che Woo Prize Limited, Professor Frederick Ma, Member, Board of Governors, LUI Che Woo Prize Limited, Dr Moses Cheng, Non-executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings & Member, Board of Governors of LUI Che Woo Prize Limited, Dr William Yip, Independent Non-executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings & Galaxy Entertainment Group, Professor Patrick Wong, Independent Non-executive Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group, Mr Au Man Chu, Independent Non-executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings, Mr Michael Mecca, President of Galaxy Entertainment Group, Mr Philip Cheng, Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group. (From Left to Right) Mr Joseph Chee, Executive Director of Galaxy Entertainment Group & Managing Director of K. Wah Construction Materials, Ms Paddy Lui, Executive Director of K. Wah International Holdings & Galaxy Entertainment Group, Dr. Lui Che-woo, Chairman of K. Wah Group, The Hon Tung Chee Hwa, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference, Mr Francis Lui, Ms Eileen Lui, officiate the eye-dotting ceremony Dr. Lui Che-woo, Chairman of K. 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News Article | March 3, 2017
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HONG KONG, March 3, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Nineteen exemplary Hong Kong secondary school students have been acclaimed by the Student of the Year Awards, the most prestigious secondary school event in Hong Kong and organised by the South China Morning Post. The students received the honours at the awards presentation ceremony on Saturday (25 Feb), which was graced by the Guest of Honour, the Honourable Rimsky Yuen Kwok-keung, Secretary for Justice, HKSAR. Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club for the fourth consecutive year, the Student of the Year Awards conferred the accolades on the students in recognition of their achievements in academic subjects, linguistics, sports, performing and visual arts, science and mathematics, as well as contribution to community service. The scope of the Awards was expanded this year with two new awards -- "Best Devotion to School" and "Best Improvement". The winning students went through several rounds of stringent group discussions, auditions, interviews and other forms of assessment adjudicated by a number of subject experts. Over 650 nominated students from Form 4-6 / Grade 10-12, recommended and endorsed by their principals and teachers from over 150 schools in Hong Kong, vied for the top Student of the Year Awards glories. In addition to the judging panels, the Awards also received guidance from the Advisory Board which consisted of the following Hong Kong leaders - the Hon. Bernard Charnwut Chan, Hong Kong Deputy of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China and Member of the Hong Kong Government's Executive Council; Mr. Winfried Engelbrecht-Bresges, CEO of The Hong Kong Jockey Club; Mr. Lau Ming-wai, Chairman of Commission on Youth; Mr. Gary Liu, CEO of South China Morning Post Publishers Ltd and Dr. Allan Zeman, Chairman of Lan Kwai Fong Group. The Awards are also indebted to the support extended by the Education Bureau. "The South China Morning Post continues to be proud of the small part we play each year in discovering, encouraging, and celebrating Hong Kong's outstanding young talent, and the enviable future of this city," remarked Mr. Gary Liu, SCMP CEO, at the awards presentation ceremony. "I sincerely congratulate the winners and nominees of this year's Student of The Year awards. They have shown a drive to excel and a tenacity for success. But most importantly, they have shown us the 'humanity in achievement'." Mr. Liu encouraged students to be continuously mindful of making the world a better place through their achievements. Ms. Scarlette Leung, Executive Director, Corporate Planning, Communications and Membership, The Hong Kong Jockey Club, addressed the students at the ceremony, "The Student of the Year Awards are about much more than winning honours. They are about passion for excellence - about students improving both themselves and their community. Youth has always been a high priority for the Jockey Club and we have launched many initiatives to support their development. We want to help young people become stronger in mind and spirit, to better themselves, and to encourage them to contribute towards the betterment of the community. So to every young person I would say - explore your passion for excellence, engage with your potential, be mindful of the needs of others, and always seek to be the best that you can be." The Guest of Honour, the Hon. Rimsky Yuen shared his thoughts on education at the ceremony, "Knowledge and academic excellence are very important, but quality education is not just about the pursuit of knowledge or just about the attainment of academic excellence. Quality education is also about character building, integrity, intellectual honesty, a sense of justice and also a positive attitude towards life and towards others around us." Belinda Ng Tian-wing, a Grade 12 student at South Island School, was named Student of the Year -- Grand Prize and received a HK$25,000 scholarship. Winners of the Visual Arts, Linguists, Community Contributor, Sportsperson, Performing Arts, Scientist & Mathematician categories were each awarded a HK$10,000 scholarship. First and second runners-up were presented scholarships of various values. Each of the 10 winners in the Best Improvement and Best Devotion categories received a HK$5,000 scholarship. The winners of the Student of the Year Awards 2016 are: South China Morning Post Publishers Limited is a leading newspaper and magazine publisher in Asia. Its flagship publication, the South China Morning Post, is Hong Kong's internationally recognised English language newspaper and has the city's most affluent and influential readership. First published in 1903, the newspaper has developed an enviable reputation for authoritative, influential and independent reporting on Hong Kong, mainland China and the rest of Asia. Available in print, mobile, tablets and online through scmp.com and e-reader editions, the South China Morning Post reaches a global audience with daily breaking news, analysis and opinion, multimedia articles and interactive forums. The South China Morning Post received over 200 awards in 2015-16 for excellence in editorial, marketing and technical capabilities. Other titles in the company include the Sunday Morning Post, STYLE, Destination Macau and The PEAK. Through the joint venture partnership with Hearst, SCMP Hearst publishes the Chinese editions of Cosmopolitan, CosmoBride, Harper's BAZAAR, Harper's BAZAAR Art, Harper's BAZAAR Bride, Esquire, ELLE, ELLE Men, ELLE Wedding, ELLE Décoration, and ELLE Accessories; and operates Cosmopolitan.com.hk, Cosmogirl.com.hk, Harpersbazaar.com.hk, ELLE.com.hk and EsquireHK.com in Hong Kong. For further information please contact: +852 2680 8888; communications@scmp.com


News Article | November 7, 2016
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HONG KONG, Nov 7, 2016 - (ACN Newswire) - The fourth HKTDC Lifestyle Expo in Dubai opened yesterday (6 November) and continues through today at the Hyatt Regency Dubai. Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Department of Commerce of Guangdong Province, the Lifestyle Expo features a wide range of stylish products from more than 100 Hong Kong and mainland Chinese companies. A highlight of the expo was yesterday's (6 November) networking luncheon organised by the HKTDC and Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and supported by the Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates. The luncheon was attended by The Hon John Tsang, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR and His Excellency Abdullah Ahmed Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry Sultan Al Mansouri, and more than 300 business leaders. Speaking at the networking luncheon, Mr Tsang said the grand and visionary Belt and Road Initiative will become "a driving force of our global economy in this 21st century. Dubai is the business hub of the Gulf Region and the gateway to the fast-rising, resource-rich Middle East." He added that Hong Kong is the ideal gateway to the Chinese mainland and Southeast Asia. "Both the UAE and Hong Kong have what it takes to be a key business and logistics hub for the Belt and Road region. There is huge and clear synergy in expanding business collaboration between Hong Kong and the UAE, to achieve more under the Belt and Road Initiative." In her remarks, Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC, highlighted the importance of the Belt and Road Initiative and the immense opportunities presented for Hong Kong and Dubai. "Hong Kong and the HKTDC's engagement with the Middle East are set to deepen further as a new 21st Century model for globalisation emerges - a model that takes its cue from the ancient Silk Road and is driven by the new Belt and Road Initiative." The China-led Belt and Road Initiative, covers more than 60 countries spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. It represents a huge market of about 4.4 billion potential consumers and accounts for over 35 per cent of global merchandise trade. Ms Fong added that turning this grand vision into real business deals and economic growth will require a high degree of collaboration. "Hong Kong stands as a pivotal node along the Belt and Road - a city that serves as an entry point to the Chinese mainland and a business and financial centre in Asia, while the UAE is regarded as one of the best positioned countries for implementing the Belt and Road Initiative with its prime location and sophisticated economy." Concurrently, Mr Tsang is leading a high-level delegation to visit Dubai (6-7 November). Business leaders from finance, information and communications technology, infrastructure development and real estate services and logistics sectors form the 30-plus delegation. Among them are Chairman of Financial Services Development Council Laura Cha, President of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology Professor Tony Chan, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of China Mobile International Limited Dr Li Feng, Executive Director of Gammon Construction Limited Kevin O'Brien, Chairman of Crown Worldwide Holdings Limited James Thompson, the Deputy Chairman of Federation of Hong Kong Industries Jimmy Kwok and the Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Exporters' Association Benson Pau. Mr Tsang called on the Minister of Economy, UAE, HE Sultan Bin Saeed Al Mansouri this morning (7 November). Both sides agreed to boost bilateral trade and enhance cooperation to seize the new opportunities under the Belt and Road Initiative in various areas, including finance, logistics and maritime transport, professional services, cross-border investment, infrastructure development and international trade. In their presence, a memorandum of understanding (MoU) between the Ministry of Economy, UAE, and the HKTDC was signed to promote trade, investment, entrepreneurship, and small and medium-sized enterprise cooperation between Hong Kong and the UAE. Under the MoU, Hong Kong and the UAE will foster closer cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative and encourage UAE companies to participate in related activities. The Lifestyle Expo features two main zones: the Style zone and the Home and Living zone, showcasing quality products ranging from consumer electronics and ICT products, gifts & premium, household products & electrical appliances to fashion and fashion accessories, and watches & clocks. In addition, the hktdc.com Small Orders showcase at the expo allows buyers to place small quantity orders of between five and 1,000 pieces. This enables companies, especially small- and medium-sized enterprises, to test the market for new products with minimal risk. Over 1,000 importers, distributors, mass retailers, mail-order houses, department stores and specialised stores from the UAE, Iran, Africa and other neighbouring countries and regions are taking part in the two-day Lifestyle Expo in Dubai. Several e-tailers and importers from the region are taking part at the "reverse exhibition" to meet with Hong Kong and mainland suppliers to explore future cooperation. The UAE is Hong Kong's largest trading partner in the Middle East. The value of total bilateral trade in 2015 was over US$10 billion. In the first nine months in 2016, Hong Kong's exports to the UAE were valued at US$6 billion, representing a 16 per cent year-on-year increase. To view press releases in Chinese, please visit http://mediaroom.hktdc.com/tc The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The HKTDC is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and services providers. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in overseas markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn.


News Article | March 2, 2017
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The 13th Entertainment Expo, Hong Kong will kick off on 13 March and continue through 25 April. Under the theme "Get into the Scene", the expo features 10 spectacular events for film, television, music and digital entertainment, including three founding events and seven core events. The three founding events are: the Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART), the Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) and the Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony (HKFA). The seven core events are: the Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF), the Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (HKAMF), the IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award, ifva (Incubator for Film & Visual Media in Asia Festival), the Asian VFX and Digital Cinema Summit, the Digital Entertainment Summit and TV World International Forum. A wide range of activities will be held during the expo. Apart from trade exhibitions, financing platforms and industry forums for professionals, the public can also take part in the film and music festivals and award presentation ceremonies that recognise the outstanding accomplishments of the industry. In addition to diversifying its content, the expo's scale is also expanding. Thanks to the contributions of the various event organisers over the years, the expo has promoted the steady development of Hong Kong's entertainment industry and become an annual signature event. Last year's expo alone attracted more than 130,000 participants. Special guests at today's pre-event press conference included Gregory So, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government; Margaret Fong, Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC); Terry Lai, Chairman, HKTDC Entertainment Industry Advisory Committee; Leon Lai, Hong Kong Entertainment Ambassador; and representatives from supporting organisations. - Leon Lai's tongue-twister challenge - For this year's 30-second promotional video, Ambassador Leon Lai introduced all 10 events of the Entertainment Expo as a tongue-twister. The video became an instant online sensation being liked and shared thousands of times. To encourage citywide participation in the events, the Entertainment Expo Mobile showroom will begin visiting six locations across Hong Kong; in Central, Causeway Bay, Mong Kok, Tsim Sha Tsui, Tai Wai and Sha Tin from tomorrow until Sunday (3 to 5 March). Tongue-twister and other games as well as gifts will be on offer, to share the excitement of this annual entertainment extravaganza with the public. - Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) - FILMART is one of the founding events of the Entertainment Expo. It has now become an important film market for the international entertainment industry. This year's FILMART will be held from 13 to 16 March at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and will feature some 800 exhibitors from 30 countries and regions. Apart from major film companies in Hong Kong, many overseas exhibitors will be setting up pavilions, including the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Korea, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, India and Vietnam. Companies from Turkey, Mongolia, Indonesia and Poland will be making their debut at FILMART to promote local entertainment products. Exhibitors from the Chinese mainland have also surged this year and the scale of their exhibition will be the largest to date. The governments of Ningbo and Fujian will set up regional pavilions for the first time. In addition, more than 200 exhibitors from 15 Belt and Road countries will take part in FILMART to open up global opportunities. These exhibitors include those from Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Poland, Indonesia, Cambodia, Turkey and Mongolia. Promoting digital entertainment is one of FILMART's highlights. The Hong Kong Animation & Digital Entertainment pavilion, sponsored by CreateHK, will gather more than 30 local digital entertainment companies to showcase their latest services, including digital production and special effects, post production, mobile apps, smartphone games and multimedia design, such as 360-degree photography and virtual reality (VR). A VR-infused, brand new Digital Entertainment Experiential Zone will be set up to give visitors an immersive experience. Another focus of this year's FILMART is documentaries. Visitors can find the documentary works of some 100 exhibitors from more than 20 countries and regions and take part in the "Opportunity for Documentaries in Asia" seminar on day three, where Ruby Yang, winner of the Academy Award for Documentary Short Subject and many international accolades, will examine industry-related topics. This year's FILMART features a star-studded line-up of speakers, inviting leading industry representatives from the film, digital entertainment, post production, animation and other sectors to share their views and insights. Speakers include Genki Kawamura, producer of Your Name, Confessions and If Cats Disappeared from the World; and a representative from Digitalidea, the post production company behind such hits as Train To Busan and Guardian: The Lonely and Great God. Multiple networking events, thematic seminars, press conferences and screenings - including some 40 world and international premieres - will be held during FILMART for industry professionals to exchange market intelligence. There will be screenings of documentaries as well, including Ruby Yang's My Voice, My Life and In Search of Perfect Consonance, and director Zhou Hao's The Chinese Mayor, which won Best Documentary at the 52nd Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival. - TV World 2017 International Forum - TV World, entering its 11th year, is another of the Entertainment Expo's core events and a highlight of FILMART. More than 300 exhibitors are expected to take part in the international forum. The forum has invited heavyweight television industry experts to examine "Is the Internet a Challenge or Opportunity for the Show Business?", sharing their views on the TV industry's challenges and opportunities in the Internet age. - Hong Kong-Asia Financing Forum (HAF) - Held concurrently with FILMART, the HAF is a leading film-financing platform in Asia. The three-day event (13 to 15 March) will provide Asian filmmakers with opportunities to explore co-production ventures with top film financiers, producers, distributors and buyers from around the world. This year, 25 outstanding works from 14 countries and regions have been shortlisted for the HAF 2017 Projects, including works from Southeast Asia and India that examine such topics as homosexuality, human trafficking and the exploitation of female workers. The HAF is also launching the WIP Lab (Work in Progress Laboratory) this year to help film directors and producers secure post-production funds, meet distribution agents and film festival programmers. - Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) - The HKIFF is an annual must-attend event for film fans. This year's HKIFF will be held from 11 to 25 April. The festival has once again invited celebrity Louis Koo to be its Ambassador. To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the passing of film director Edward Yang, a special programme titled "Edward Yang, 10-year Commemoration" will be organised for fans to revisit all seven of Yang's classics, including the recently restored Taipei Story (1985) and A Brighter Summer Day (1991). - Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony (HKFA) - The HKFA is celebrating its 36th anniversary this year. The ceremony will be held on 9 April at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre. It will give out 19 awards to local film professionals in recognition of their extraordinary accomplishments. Louis Koo will be the emcee for the night; he will be performing the role for the first time. - Incubator for Film and Visual Media in Asia (ifva) - Entering its 22nd edition, the ifva is a cradle and enabler for independent short film and media arts creators in Hong Kong and Asia. The festival will be held from 9 to 19 March and will be screening outstanding works from the ifva competition. Other events include the "CINEMA 2.0: The Phantom Machine" media art exhibition and multiple free programmes, such as the "All About Us 2016/17" Student Creative Film Showcase and sharing by Shen Ko-shang. - Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (HKAMF) - For the music industry, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (Hong Kong Group) Limited ("IFPI Hong Kong Group") will organise the seventh HKAMF on 17 March to promote the music culture. Superstars from seven Asian countries/regions - Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and Singapore - have been invited to perform at the event and promote cultural interaction. Participating artists include Korea's B1A4, Japan's Love Psychedelico, Taiwan's Nick Chou and Hong Kong's Hacken Lee. Emerging talents from the above seven countries/regions plus Thailand will also compete for the HKAMF 2017 Asian Super Nova Awards, where Jocelyn Chan will be representing Hong Kong. In addition, a business forum will be held concurrently with the HKAMF. The theme this year is "The Collaboration between Chinese mainland's New Media Platforms and the Music Industry of Hong Kong". Record label and agency representatives, concert producers and media representatives will converge to discuss business opportunities and foster the growth of the music industry in Asia. - IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award - Also for the music industry, the IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award will be held in April. The award honours the achievements of singers, composers and record companies in the past year. The ceremony will be broadcast via local TV, radio and the internet to Chinese communities around the world. The IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award is the only award in Hong Kong based on audited sales. Awards include the Best Sales Local Male Vocalist, Best Sales Local Female Vocalist, Best Sales Cantonese Release and Best Sales Mandarin Release. - The 10th Asian VFX and Digital Cinema Summit - For digital entertainment, the 10th Asian VFX and Digital Cinema Summit will take place on 14 March. Speakers from Hong Kong, Asia and the world will share their experience in post-production. The summit will also explore the latest 4K/3D VR/ HDR/HFR/3D technologies, including post production workflow, special effects and trending production technologies. - Digital Entertainment Summit - The seventh Digital Entertainment Summit, jointly presented by the HKTDC and the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association, will be held on 15 March. The theme this year is "The Past and Future of Cinematic Content and Visual Effects". Speakers will share the latest developments in the digital entertainment industry. Entertainment Expo website: http://www.eexpohk.com Promotional video of the 13th Entertainment Expo: http://bit.ly/2l03FzU Photo Download: http://bit.ly/2mIrL0y Media Enquiry Hong Kong International Film & TV Market (FILMART) http://www.hktdc.com/hkfilmart TV World 2017 International Forum http://www.hktdc.com/hkfilmart Ms Agnes Wat Tel: +852 2584 4554 Email: Mr Sam Ho Tel: +852 2584 4569 Email: Hong Kong International Film Festival (HKIFF) http://www.hkiff.org.hk Ms Polly Mak Tel: +852 2102 7380 Email: Ms Lizzie Zhang Tel: +852 2102 7381 Email: The 36th Hong Kong Film Awards Presentation Ceremony (HKFA) http://www.hkfaa.com Ms Bonnie Wong Tel: +852 9266 7569 Email: Hong Kong-Asia Film Financing Forum (HAF) http://www.haf.org.hk Ms Ingrid Y. Lim Tel: +852 2102 7392 Email: Hong Kong Asian-Pop Music Festival (HKAMF) http://www.hkamf.org IFPI Hong Kong Top Sales Music Award http://www.ifpihk.org Mr Ricky Fung, Tim-chee, BBS Tel: +852 2861 4313 Email: The 22nd ifva Festival http://www.ifva.com Ms Samantha Szeto Tel: +852 2824 5329 Email: The 10th Asian VFX and Digital Cinema Summit 2017 http://www.amp4.com.hk Ms Anna Kan Tel: +852 2570 9016 Email: Mr Cheung Ka Lik Tel: +852 9124 0808 Email: The 7th Digital Entertainment Summit http://www.hktdc.com/hkfilmart/des Mr Gabriel Pang Tel: +852 2578 8978 Email: Media representatives wishing to cover the event may register on-site with their business cards and/or media identification. To view press releases in Chinese, please visit http://mediaroom.hktdc.com/tc (Photo:) Taking part in today's Entertainment Expo Hong Kong press conference (front row, from left): Margaret Fong, Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council; Leon Lai, Hong Kong Entertainment Ambassador; Gregory So, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government; Terry Lai, Chairman, HKTDC Entertainment Industry Advisory Committee; and (back row) representatives from the 10 events About HKTDC Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn. Google+: https://plus.google.com/+hktdc Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/hktdc LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/company/hong-kong-trade-development-council Contact:


News Article | February 15, 2017
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JAYKAL LED Solutions (JAYKAL), a leading manufacturer of LED lighting products and a supplier of turnkey lighting solutions, has been awarded dual, five-year indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contracts with UNICOR after a lengthy and highly competitive bidding process. As a Category 1 IDIQ MATOC awardee, JAYKAL will supply cutting-edge LED fixture and lamp component kits to UNICOR facilities in the western United States for final assembly and eventual distribution to US federal installations around the world. These highly efficient, BAA compliant, commercial and industrial LED lighting products are already in use at dozens of federal properties. “As a previous Category 1 contract awardee, JAYKAL helped produce lighting products that save the United States government tens-of-millions of dollars in electricity annually,” says Brian Asher, JAYKAL’s Vice President of Energy Services. “JAYKAL’s newest Category 1 contract allows us to continue our tradition of domestic manufacturing excellence with UNICOR for another five years.” JAYKAL was also awarded a Category 2 IDIQ MATOC. As a Category 2 awardee, JAYKAL will provide lighting-related development, design, and installation services to the same federal agencies purchasing their BAA compliant LED luminaires. “Our Category 2 contract award is incredibly exciting,” says Brian Asher. “As the only company awarded a contract in both categories, JAYKAL is now uniquely positioned to help the United States government make meaningful facility and building level energy reductions in an expedient and cost effective manner. By engaging JAYKAL and leveraging UNICOR's interagency procurement capability, an inefficient and deteriorating lighting system that used to take years to replace will now only take months. Hassle-free interagency procurement and turnkey solutions designed and implemented by JAYKAL is a game-changer for the federal LED lighting market.” For more information about federal contracting opportunities with UNICOR and JAYKAL, please visit http://www.jaykalusa.com or call Brian Asher, Vice President of Energy Services, at 302-295-0015. JAYKAL LED Solutions is a vertically integrated manufacturer of innovative LED lighting products and a provider of energy services. JAYKAL prides itself on the quality of its products, the quality of its customer service and the surprising speed at which it can develop, certify for safety and quality and bring a new technology to market. JAYKAL maintains ownership of its intellectual property, warranty and service support and regional distribution capability at its corporate headquarters in Harbeson, Delaware. JAYKAL is a federally certified minority owned business enterprise and a SBA designated small disadvantaged business with field offices in Tampa, Florida and Hong Kong, HKSAR.

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