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Hong Kong Business of Design Week

This year the UK is the Partner country for Hong Kong Business of Design Week 2019, Asia’s flagship event for innovation and brands. It provides a gateway for design-led brands to explore export opportunities across the ASEAN markets and in particular Hong Kong and China. We are working with the Northern Powerhouse to help businesses in our region to access these opportunities and be part of the UK delegation to Business of Design Week later this year.

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  1. Hong Kong design week

    Hong Kong design week campaign launch

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    • 30 April 2019

    Representatives of the Hong Kong Design Centre, the Hong Kong Design Institute and the British Consulate-General Hong Kong visit region to promote trade and collaboration.

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  2. Sound Leisure Hong Kong Business Of Design Week

    Blog: Classic design, modern business

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    • 28 June 2019

    Here we catch up Chris Black, Managing Director of Leeds-based premium jukebox brand Sound Leisure, about how the company’s bespoke design process is leading to new export opportunities in Hong Kong, China and ASEAN.

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Hong Kong key facts

  • Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China and is headed by a Chief Executive
  • Hong Kong’s current Chief Executive is Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor who took office in July 2017.
  • Hong Kong follows the economic policies of free enterprise and free trade
  • Population 7.3million
  • Ranked 5th in the 2017 World Bank ease of doing business ranking
  • Q1 2017 GDP grew by 4.7% followed by 3.5% in Q2
  • The currency is the Hong Kong dollar (HKD)
  • A shop window for mainland China
  • The UK is Hong Kong’s second largest trading partner in Europe
  • Hong Kong is one of the UKs largest export markets for goods and services in Asia.

Strengths of the Hong Kong market

  • Open, transparent and competitive market
  • Largely English speaking
  • Strong intellectual property rights protection
  • Well established and familiar rule of law
  • The world's freest economy in the 2018 Index of Economic Freedom
  • The most important port for the Chinese mainland
  • A popular venue for hosting regional headquarters or representative offices
  • A leading telecommunications hub for the Asia-Pacific region
  • The world's busiest airport for international cargoes
  • One of the world's busiest container ports
  • The fourth largest stock market in Asia, the eighth largest in the world
  • The second largest foreign exchange market in Asia, the fourth in the world
  • A gateway to Asian and mainland China markets

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Get in touch with our Business Growth Service and we can help you find the right support for your business needs. You can call us on 0113 348 1818 or email us for more information.

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