Business Diary

Business Diary

Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter opening Monday

January 14, 2019 to January 17, 2019

HONG KONG - The 50th edition of Hong Kong Fashion Week for Fall/Winter, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will open on Monday, January 17 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and end on January 17.

The Fair is expected to host some 1,400 exhibitors from around the globe. In 2018, about 14,000 buyers from 76 countries and regions visited the fair, the largest of its kind in Asia.

Third StartmeupHK Festival – Hong Kong

January 21, 2019 to January 25, 2019

THE StartmeupHK Festival, a week-long celebration of the Hong Kong's startup ecosystem, will be staged by InvestHK for a third year, bringing together startups, seasoned entrepreneurs and investors.

Hong Kong's startup ecosystem now hosts seven official unicorns across sectors as diverse as logistics, AI, FinTech, hardware, travel technology and cryptocurrency trading.

Sensetime, started by academics at Hong Kong's Chinese University in 2014, is now the highest-valued AI startup in the world, at US$4.5 billion.

The FinTech unicorn, WeLab, filed for an IPO in Hong Kong in July 2018, and another FinTech player, TNG Wallet, raised US$115 million in Series A in 2017 in one of the largest Series A rounds for a FinTech company globally.

Core events of the 2019 StartmeupHK Festival include HealthTech 2020, a TechLifestyle Conference, JumpStarter, curated by the Alibaba Entrepreneurship Fund, Retail's Cutting Edge, The Connected City, and a Startup Impact Summit.

InvestHK launched StartmeupHK in 2013 both to showcase its robust startup ecosystem and to spotlight business opportunities for innovative founders, investors, academics and community builders from overseas.