e-Newsletter of the HKPC 8 October 2019   Issue 520   繁體   简体

SME Fund Fair Concludes with a Great Success

HKPC’s first-ever “SME One Fund Fair” made a splash in the HKPC Building on 16 to 17 September. Thanks to the tremendous support of various parties, the two-day event recorded a huge turnout of about 12,000 times of visitors, making it a high point of the year.

Comprising three zones, namely “Finance and Business Development”, “Startups and Innovation Industry”, and “GBA and Specific Industries”, representatives from as many as 50 funding schemes offered by the governments and public organisations in Hong Kong and the Greater Bay Area (GBA) (Dongguan, Zhongshan and Zhuhai) joined the fair, providing one-stop information for local SMEs and startups.

Other concurrent activities included advisory services, success case sharing and seminars. From financing, business upgrade and transformation, technology R&D to new market development, the spotlight event enabled SMEs to know more about the funding schemes that best fit their needs.

Click here for an overview of the funding schemes and seminar details, as well as a recap of the event highlights.

Four Immediate Concessions for SMEs and Startups

HKPC announced four immediate concessions to support SMEs and startups to navigate the rough economic seas in view of the challenges posed by the global trade uncertainties. Effective from today, all new R&D and consultancy projects, testing services, HKPC venue charges as well as corporate training programmes will enjoy concessionary offers* with details as follows:

• 30% off the list price of labour portion for R&D and consultancy services (excluding consultancy services under government funding schemes);
• 30% off the list price of labour portion for testing services;
• 30% off the HKPC venue charges;
• "Buy-3-get-1-free" incentive to extend for ALL corporate training courses.

These concessionary offers are applicable to SMEs and startups engaging HKPC’s services and training courses on or after 16 September 2019 till 31 March 2020. Learn more...

*Terms and conditions apply.

Event Preview

Explore New Innovative Technology of Autonomous Driving

Autonomous driving is a linchpin of smart city development in the digital era. Only by setting the right target can various science and technology enterprises tap the unparalleled market opportunities.

A seminar entitled “APAS/HKPC and SAE-HK Technology Sharing Seminar on Autonomous Technology” will be organised on 17 October. With an aim to help Hong Kong automotive industry explore the market driven by driverless technologies, the seminar draws pre-eminent experts from the SAE International-HK and APAS of HKPC to analyse relevant technologies, standards and development trends.

Attendees will be granted a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) certificate for completion of a 2-hour seminar. Register now!

Insights on Development of Medicine and Healthcare Industry in Mainland China

The three-year programme of “Strengthening the Development of Domestic Market and Use of Anti-counterfeiting Technology for Hong Kong’s Medicine Industry” has nearly drawn to an end. A number of project deliverables have been completed, including four Mainland Chinese sales exhibitions, eight seminars and two catalogs of industry sectors.

The last seminar session will be held on 17 October to summarise the project results. It will also serve as a platform for experts to share insights on the latest business models adopted by the medicine and healthcare industry in Mainland China, along with a wide-ranging topics related to intellectual property (IP) rights in domestic sales, as well as the difference of IP management systems between Hong Kong and Mainland China. Free admission for the seminar. Save your seats now!

IS Summit 2019 in Full Swing

Market changes at an exponential pace under the digital technology era. Many enterprises and organisations deem their abundant customer data and confidential information as important assets. Data protection has hence come top of enterprise management.

HKPC is going to organise the Information Security Summit from 23 to 24 October, along with a series of workshops to be held in October and November. Tech experts from local and overseas will be invited to foster experience and knowledge sharing on information security technologies. Don’t miss this chance to broaden your horizon over information security and stay ahead of the curve in the digital world! Register now!

SME Conference 2019

“Enterprise 4.0: Heading Towards Digital Economy to Drive Business Development” Against the backdrop of overwhelming digital economy, what new elements of digital experience are the hottest?

How can enterprises adjust their supply chain management to cope the digital era? How well can logistics industry transform and adapt to the emerging trends?

The annual SME Conference on 24 October can be your answers. Industry experts will converge and share their successful experience, also helping you explore and yield profits! Save your seats now!

What’s Hot

Indonesia Study Mission to Explore Business Potentials

Indonesia emerges as an ideal country for manufacturing and processing industries to set up footprints amid global economic uncertainties, thanks to its strengths in labour force, production costs and technologies.

Co-organised by the HKPC and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, a study mission to Jakarta, Indonesia will take place from 30 October to 2 November. Through exchanges with the Indonesian government officials and trade associations, as well as on-site visits to factories and industrial estates, participants will have a full grasp of the government incentives and technology development in Indonesia, exploring the manufacturing partnership and investment opportunities therein.

For interested parties, please contact HKPC at 2788 5555 or email: service@hkpc.org.

Brand New Conference Hall

Our newly renovated Conference Hall on the 4th floor of the HKPC building is equipped with the best-in-class technologies, including the impactful LED screen, as well as excellent visual and audio effects system. With a total capacity of 300 seats, the well-designed hall is capable of hosting international conferences, seminars, exhibitions and trainings, providing event organisers and audiences an unprecedented experience with value-added results.

If you have any conference or event needs, do let us know how our newly refurbished Conference Hall can serve your purpose. For details or inquiries, please call 2788 5923 or email to venue@hkpc.org.

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More Added Value
RTTP Courses

The newly launched Reindustrialisation and Technology Training Programme (RTTP) subsidises local enterprises to nurture talents in advanced technologies and industry 4.0 related aspects, to help companies stay ahead of the game.

Trainings in Shenzhen and Germany for smart retail and smart factory, organised by the HKPC in October, are now open for registration.

These trainings have 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.

Course Title: Smart Retail 2019 - Training in Shenzhen
Course Date: 15 October 2019 (Tue)
Inquiry Tel.: +852 2788 5038
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Course Title: Overseas Training in Germany for Setting up an all-rounded Smart Factory: Linking Industry 4.0 and Logistics 4.0
Course Date: 20 to 27 October 2019 (Sun to Sun)
Inquiry Tel.: +852 2788 6053
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Digital transformation is the panacea for enterprises to excel in the face of market volatility. Trio Industrial Electronics Group Limited (Trio) is a Hong Kong electronics manufacturer which recently attained the “1i maturity level” certificate of industry 4.0 (i4.0). The feat is a testament that the Group, to a certain extent, has developed the basic information technology (IT) foundation for real-time data analysis.

HKPC’s professional team merely lends a helping hand to drive Trio’s success. Instead, it is the management team’s quest for innovation, adherence to digital transformation, and creation of an i4.0 cultural across the Group that make Trio reap fruits in the i4.0 journey.

Click here to view the article. For any details about i4.0 consultancy services, please contact us at 2788 5555.