e-Newsletter of the HKPC 15 March 2019   Issue 510   繁體   简体

Event Recap
Congrats to the Opening of the HK Economic & Trade Office in Bangkok

HKPC joined the Hong Kong Economic & Trade Office's opening ceremony in Bangkok among the delegation from Hong Kong, led by the Chief Executive Mrs Carrie Lam. HKPC Chairman Mr Willy Lin was one of the guest speakers to have shared how Hong Kong enterprises facilitate the digital transformation of businesses in the era of "Industry 4.0" (i4.0) to enhance international competitiveness.

Received YB Dr Ong Kian Ming and Malaysia VIPs

Deputy Minister from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry of Malaysia, YB Dr Ong Kian Ming led a delegation to visit various HKPC’s industry support facilities. At the occasion, the delegation was treated the with a glimpse of HKPC’s home-grown R&D inventions and applications in "Smart City" and "Smart Manufacturing", which facilitate the implementation of i4.0 and "Enterprise 4.0" (e4.0) on the ground.

Shanghai SME Development Service Center

Mr Mohamed Butt, Executive Director of HKPC and team paid a visit to the Shanghai SME Development Service Center, met with Mr Zhi-qin Rong, the deputy director of Shanghai Municipal Economy and Information Technology Commission (SHEITC) to discuss the deepening of economic and development co-operation among different industry sectors between the two places. “Shanghainese enterprises can leverage Hong Kong’s infrastructure as a window to ‘go global’ whilst chasing in the quest towards smart city,” shared Mr Butt.

BUD Fund Sharing Session

Expanding business into new markets is a recent hot topic in the air. Enterprises can definitely look into how “Dedicated Fund on Branding, Upgrading and Domestic Sales” (BUD Fund) acts as a good boost to their game plans. In order to promote the awareness of BUD Fund, a symposium will be organised on 20 March at the HKPC Building, with experts in the field and grantees to share their insights to the audience. You will be able to learn more about the “Enhanced mainland programme” and “ASENE programme” at the occasion. For enquiry, call 2788 6088.

Study Mission to Bangkok and Chonburi, Thailand on Smart Manufacturing Partnership and Investment

Thailand's tripod advantages in labour, costs and skills become foreign manufacturing or processing investors’ key considerations for expansion. This also posts new business opportunities to Hong Kong SMEs. In view of this, HKPC and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has jointly organised a study mission from 23 to 25 April, to visit Bangkok and Chonburi in Thailand. Participants can know more about the key industrial parks and infrastructure, as well as exchanging views directly with the government authorities and local business groups. Reserve your spot now. (Chinese only)

What’s Hot
Enterprise 4.0 forum is coming! What are you waiting for?

“Enterprise 4.0: Your transformer to greater success” forum is one of the major happenings in the Internet Economy Summit (IES) jointly organised by HKPC and Cyperport. This forum invites international renowned experts and professional speakers to share the latest trends, insights and best practices in digital transformation, and the essentials to pave the way for digital transformation. Sign up today to enjoy the special offer of up to 50%! Click for details.

More Added Value
RTTP Courses

The newly launched Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme (RTTP) subsidises local enterprises to nurture talents in advanced technologies and i4.0 related aspects, to help companies stay ahead of the game. A course themed i4.0 Sector-specific Training “i4.0 Digital Lean Process Optimisation for Critical Components Industry”will be commencing in April, and is now open for registration.

This course has been approved by RTTP which subsidises local companies for up to two-thirds of the tuition fees. There is no limits on the number of eligible trainees from each company for each training course. Applications for training grant should be submitted to the RTTP Secretariat at least two weeks before the course commencement.

Click for Course Details or Enrolment (Chinese only)
Course Title: Industry 4.0 Sector-specific Training - I4.0 Digital Lean Process Optimisation for Critical Components Industry
Course Date: 12 April 2019
Enquiry: Tel.: 2788 6053

Cases of computer systems from local airlines and travel agencies were seen hacked recently. These systems store a large amount of personal data from customers, such as Personally Identifiable Information (PII): passport number, ID number, Date of Birth, Name, etc. - "treasure boxes" for hackers. Industry practitioners should maintain a vigilant security system to ensure adequate protection against such hacking activities to protect their customers.

This story is covered in the latest weekly column “Internet+” in the Hong Kong Economic Times. Click to view the article (Chinese only)

For incidents reporting or enquiries, please contact HKPC’s Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) on 8105 6060, or email at hkcert@hkcert.org.