Innovation & IP Week is a flagship event driven by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). A series of conferences, exhibitions and workshops will be held during the weeks (November - December 2019) to promote innovation and IP activities. Last year, the Week attracted more than 29,000 participants from around the world.


BODW CityProg
• Nov 2019 – Mar 2020
Organiser :
Hong Kong Design Centre


Abstract:
BODW CityProg (CityProg) is a citywide creative business and community activation programme that features 3 distinct platforms: “Anchor Site Festivals”, “Design EduVation” and “Satellite Events & Offers”. The programme activates local creative neighbourhoods by connecting creative units, business and community organisations through co-creation, exchange, matching and partnership. As new alliances and ideas start to flourish, CityProg engages people of all ages with exciting happenings, enhances public spaces, and encourages creativity and design to take wing in the community, fostering the development of local creative ecosystems.

As an extension of Business of Design Week (BODW), CityProg spans all year round with its peak in November to December. It was debuted in 2018 by Hong Kong Design Centre, with Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region as the Lead Sponsor.

BODW CityProg events are subject to change, organiser reserves the right to alter the programme schedule without prior notice. Members of public are advised to check the latest updates on www.bodwcityprog.com and enquire with individual event organisers before attending.

Website: www.bodwcityprog.com
Email: cityprog@hkdesigncentre.org
Tel: (852) 2522 8688



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Cyberport Venture Capital Forum 2019
• 5-6 November 9am-6pm
• Function Rooms, Level 3, Core E, Cyberport 3
Organiser :
Hong Kong Cyberport


Abstract:
Cyberport Venture Capital Forum (CVCF), Cyberport’s annual premier venture forum, will return on 5-6 November with the theme “New Frontier of Tech Venturing” to present the game-changing world of tech venturing. The Forum will put you at the epicentre of the trending ecosystem on venture capital and beyond - the rising corporate venture and strategic investing, dynamic investment markets along the Belt & Road region, shifting capital flow amidst the geopolitical volatility, disruptive funding platforms and more. CVCF will also stage an Innovator Showcase presenting promising start-up projects, and the exclusive Investor Matching platform will spark new connections and catalyse deal-sourcing and fundraising opportunity!

Connecting capital, innovation, entrepreneurship and growth - the region’s signature venture conference you cannot miss!

Online Registration: http://cvcf.cyberport.hk/registration
Website: http://cvcf.cyberport.hk/
Email: event@cyberport.hk
Tel: (852) 3166 3757



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A.I.R. Week
• 11-16 November
• Hong Kong Science Park
Organiser :
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation


Abstract:
A.I.R. stands for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics, and A.I.R. Week 2019 marks the opening of the Robotics Catalysing Centre (RCC) 2.0, which is Science Park’s newest facility integrating infrastructure, technical support and knowledge exchange for AI and robotics communities.

A.I.R. Week will also feature a wide range of training and workshops for startups, academia, industry users, and AI professionals to experience the robotics and AI technology services provided by the brand new RCC 2.0 and A.I. Plug.

Online Registration: https://www.hkstp.org/en/about-us/event-and-activities/air-week-2019-cum-opening-of-rcc-20/
Website: https://www.hkstp.org/en/about-us/event-and-activities/air-week-2019-cum-opening-of-rcc-20/
Email: james.wong@hkstp.org
Tel: (852) 2629 7915



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The 4th Hong Kong Innovation Day
• 19 November
• M1603, Li Ka Shing Tower, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Organiser :
School of Nursing, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Online Registration: https://www.polyu.edu.hk/pfs/index.php/291946?lang=en
Website: http://sn.polyu.edu.hk/hkia/
Email: sn.hkia@polyu.edu.hk
Tel: (852) 2766 6406



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Hong Kong International Computer Conference 2019
• 19-20 November
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser :
Hong Kong Computer Society


Abstract:
The theme of the Hong Kong Computer Society’s 2019 Hong Kong International Computer Conference (HKICC) is “Greater Bay Area – Building a Bright Digital Future”. The Greater Bay Area (GBA) is probably one of the most significant national economic development strategies in recent years. Earlier this year, China released an outline development plan for the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, aiming to develop the region into “a role model of high-quality development.”

With a total combined population close to 70 million, and gross domestic product (GDP) of around US$1.5 trillion, GBA has great potential to be a major source of economic growth, particularly in the area of technology and innovation. This offers tremendous opportunities for collaboration and synergies among the GBA cities to create a powerhouse for providing global technology and innovation needs. This annual conference will highlight numerous exciting new developments in digital, including artificial intelligence, cyber security, digital industries, fintech, and emerging technologies, particularly in the GBA area. Advancements in technology and innovation are truly building a bright digital future for Hong Kong, the Greater Bay Area, and beyond.

Highlighted Topics:
Artificial Intelligence – This parallel session covers the latest and most interesting AI developments in this region.
Digital Industries / Fintech – Digital Industries and Fintech are no doubt among the most exciting and profitable areas in the world of new technologies. Plenty of innovative products and services are released every year to make it easier for both individual and business clients to pay, lend, save, secure, invest or manage money. This parallel session explores the revolution and future of Digital Industries and Fintech.
Cybersecurity - One of the critical success factors of building a Digital Bay Area. A safe and stable network is of great significance to the development of the Digital Bay Area. With the rapid development of the Internet, cloud computing, and electronic payment, improving cyber security, enhancing critical information systems and data protection become key to the success of the development of a Digital Bay Area.
Emerging Technologies –The parallel session explores the application of new and emergent technologies which may impact our life and business in the Greater Bay Area. One example is 5G technology which is expected to come into commercial launch within these 2 years. Another example is the Internet of Things which is attracting wider adoption in the region.

Online Registration: https://www.eventbrite.hk/e/hong-kong-international-computer-conference-2019-tickets
Website: http://hkicc.hkcs.org.hk/
Email: hkicc@hkcs.org.hk
Tel: (852) 2834 2228



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The Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES) 2019
• 21-24 November
• HKCEC Hall 1A-1C
Organiser :
HKSAR Government
Hong Kong Council of Social Service

Co-Organiser :
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation


Abstract:
The Gerontech and Innovation Expo cum Summit (GIES), is the only Gerontech fair in Hong Kong. Through the exhibition, thematic forums and workshops showcasing latest innovative products and ideas of technology application, GIES provides a platform drawing together stakeholders to engage in dialogue and collaboration in driving policy changes as well as societal and economic developments in Hong Kong to embrace opportunities brought about by population ageing.

Website: www.gies.hk
Email: gies.info@hkcss.org.hk
Tel: (852) 3705 5276



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Technovation Summit 2019
• 25 November
• Charles K. Kao Auditorium, Hong Kong Science Park
Organiser :
Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute


Abstract:
Technovation Summit is ASTRI’s flagship annual thought leadership conference. Gathering the brightest minds from the ecosystem of Innovation and Technology, we will share insights and explore new frontiers that help build our smart future. The 2019 Summit will review the bravest developments in AI, 5G, V2X, FinTech, HealthTech, and uncover disruptive technologies that bring positive value to people’s daily living. At ASTRI’s Technovation Summit, we encourage exchanges and collaboration between leaders in industries, academia and the R&D community.

Online Registration: https://technovation.astri.org/
Email: corporate@astri.org
Tel: (852) 3406 2800



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Asian E-Tailing Summit 2019
• 4-5 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser :
Hong Kong Trade Development Council


Abstract:
The Asian E-tailing Summit (AES) is your one-stop platform to keep abreast of the latest updates related to e-tailing industry, network with industry experts and connect with potential business partners. Globally renowned experts will offer insights on key topics such as how the Internet of Things’ expanding influence in online retailing and how a common online market creates growth opportunities in Asia. Topics such as AI in customer experience, decision-making with big data, and blockchain disruption will also be discussed at the afternoon breakout and workshop sessions. There will be two sectorial breakout sessions on second day, which will focus on the online business for fashion and toy industries.

More than 1,500 participants from Hong Kong, Mainland China and overseas are expected to be present at the Summit this year. Be part of this must-attend event for e-tailers!

Online Registration: www.hktdc.com/ncs/aes2019/en/s/Register-Online.html
Website: asianetailingsummit.com/
Email: aes@hktdc.org
Tel: (852) 1830 668



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SmartBiz Expo
• 4-6 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser :
Hong Kong Trade Development Council



Abstract:
The 3rd edition of SmartBiz Expo will continue to offer a one-stop platform for enterprises, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to explore market opportunities and trends in business transformation and upgrade through innovation, creativity, and the application of technology and design.

5 thematic zones:
Tech Zone: Featuring technologies which SMEs could use to transform their businesses
Invention Zone: Perfect platform for local and overseas inventors to showcase their fascinating discovery
Start-up Zone: Local and overseas innovative and tech start-ups can stage their new business ideas and find partners
The Boosters: Displaying the most complete range of business solutions to help SMEs enhance competitiveness
Global Opportunities Zone: Paving your way to expand your market by fostering partnership in investment opportunities among SMEs from Belt and Road countries / regions

This year’s SmartBiz Expo will focus on three main areas, namely Smart City, Smart Living and Smart Commerce to let SMEs to explore the business opportunities brought by high-speed connectivity. Seminars on trends in innovation and technology for business will be organised during the 3-day event.

Admission to the exhibition is free. Register now and get your admission badge.

Online Registration : http://form.hktdc.com/UI_RegistrationSite/
Website : www.hktdc.com/smartbizexpo
E-mail :smartbizexpo@hktdc.org
Tel :(852) 1830 668



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Hong Kong International Franchising Show
• 4-6 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser:
Hong Kong Trade Development Council

Abstract:
The HKTDC Hong Kong International Franchising Show (HKIFS) showcases a wide range of local and foreign franchise opportunities, plus consulting and supporting services, where franchisors and prospective franchisees meet to explore win-win business collaborations.

2 thematic zones:
F&B Zone: A dedicated zone for local and international franchise brands from Food & Beverage (F&B) sector
Lifestyle Zone: The zone houses local and international franchise brands from non-Food & Beverage sectors, e.g. retail, education, cleaning, health and beauty, entertainment, franchise associations, franchise consultants and franchise support service providers etc.

Why should you join the Hong Kong International Franchising Show?
• Opportunities and supporting services under one roof: showcase of local and foreign franchise opportunities plus a wide range of franchise support including consultants, retail and catering equipment
• Practical seminars: a wealth of seminars on franchising opportunities and updated market trends
• Demo sessions: exhibitors can demonstrate their business idea via interactive activities to attract potential buyers or partners
• Business matching and networking events: to expand your business, meet potential investors and connect with franchising companies from around the world

Admission to the exhibition is free. Register now and get your admission badge.

Online Registration : http://form.hktdc.com/UI_RegistrationSite/
Website : http://m.hktdc.com/fair/hkifs-en/
Email : franchisingshow@hktdc.org
Tel : (852) 1830 668




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HKSTP Thought-leadership Series: AI Chips Summit 2019
• 5 December
• CKK Auditorium, Hong Kong Science Park
Organiser :
Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP)
United Microelectronics Centre (UMEC)

Abstract:
Looking forward the 5G, V2X and Smart City, AI architecture will be blooming not only the upstream cloud computing, but also midstream edge computing. The edge computing AI chips need to be more boosted by upgrading chip design architecture and changing the transistor technology in the front end.

Co-organized by HKSTP and United Microelectronics Centre, HKSTP Thought-leadership Series: AI Chips Summit 2019 will discuss a variety of subjects related to AI chips development. It aims to provide a platform to exchange insight on future technology development roadmap, challenges, and effective solutions as well as to point the way forward in a rapidly changing environment.

Seize this chance to connect with the industry heavyweights and learn the emerging trends!

Online Registration: https://hkstp.wufoo.com/forms/thoughtleadership-series-ai-chips-summit-2019/
Website :https://www.hkstp.org/zh-hk/about-us/event-and-activities/hkstp-thought-leadership-series-ai-chips-summit-2019/
E-mail :ann.ng@hkstp.org
Tel :(852) 2629 6960



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BIP Asia 2019
• 5-6 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser :
The Government of HKSAR
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Hong Kong Design Centre

Abstract:
Jointly organised by the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, BIP Asia Forum brings IP professionals and business leaders from all over the world to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, and to explore business collaboration opportunities. The eighth edition of the Forum was held on 6-7 December 2018 with great success, featuring over 80 prominent speakers sharing their insights and attracted more than 2,600 IP professionals and industry leaders to attend. The next edition will return on 5-6 December 2019.

Online Registration: http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/bip2019/en/Onlineregistration
Website :http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/bip2019/en/main/index.html
E-mail :bipasia@hktdc.org
Tel :(852) 1830 668



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DesignInspire
• 5-7 December
• Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser :
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Hong Kong Design Centre
Business of Design Week

Abstract:
DesignInspire, an international exhibition about creativity, partners with the Business of Design Week (BODW) to stage an exchange and inspiring platform for global creative elites, design brands, design associations and institutes to showcase their creativities. An array of interactive installations, novel ideas, design products and projects will be featured.

Online Registration: http://www.hktdc.com/ncs/designinspire2019/en/s/Visitor-Registration.html
Website :designinspire.com.hk
E-mail :designinspire@hktdc.org
Tel :(852) 1830 668



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Construction Innovation Expo 2019
• 17-20 December
• Hall 1C-E, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Organiser :
Development Bureau, The HKSAR Government
Centre of Science and Technology Industrial Development,
Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China
Construction Industry Council

Abstract:
Construction Innovation Expo 2019 (CIExpo) is a signature event co-organised by the Development Bureau of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Centre of Science and Technology Industrial Development, Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development of the People’s Republic of China and the Construction Industry Council. CIExpo 2019 aims to provide a knowledge sharing and business matching platform to drive a new era in construction.

Highlighted Topics:
- 3.5-day Exhibition with 200+ Exhibitors on 4 Key Themes: Offsite Construction, Robotics and Automation, Digital Solutions, and Advanced Technologies & Materials
- 3-day International Conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM), Modular Integrated Construction (MiC), Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DfMA), and Robotics & Automation
- CIC Construction Innovation Award Presentation Ceremony
- Building Asia Forum
- Technical Tours

The exhibition is FREE admission. Register now to discover the latest construction innovations and establish excellent business network!

Online Registration: http://ciexpo.cic.hk/Account/Register
Website :http://ciexpo.cic.hk/
E-mail :ciexpo@cic.hk
Tel :(852) 2100 9000



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For registration and enquires, please contact Hong Kong Trade Development Council
via phone: (852) 2584 4190

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