|By ACN Newswire||
|December 6, 2012 04:51 AM EST||
Hong Kong, Dec 6, 2012 - (ACN Newswire) - Nearly 700 exhibitors from all over the world are taking part in HKTDC World SME Expo and HKTDC Inno Design Tech Expo (IDT Expo), which opened today and continue through 8 December at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The two fairs feature a wealth of products and services, market information, creative ideas, networking sessions and business opportunities for SMEs.
Hong Kong SAR Government Chief Executive CY Leung was guest of honour at this morning's joint opening ceremony, with Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Chairman Jack So delivering the opening remarks. "The presence this morning of our Chief Executive, CY Leung, underlines the importance that the Hong Kong Government places on small and medium-sized enterprises," said Mr So. "They provide jobs for over 1.2 million Hong Kong people and account for more than 98 per cent of Hong Kong's total business units."
Under the theme "Transforming Business for Tomorrow," World SME Expo has attracted 338 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions. Among them are 79 services providers, including the Bank of China and ANZ, as well as new exhibitors Citibank and DHL. The expo's Solutions Hall features four main zones: business support services, IT & E-Business, Financial Services and Government and Institutions. In Opportunities Hall, the spotlight is on franchising and starting a business, with 39 franchising exhibitors and a Malaysian pavilion. The hall also presents more than 100 exhibitors from the Chinese mainland and 75 exhibitors from overseas, including Brazil, India, Indonesia, Russia and the United Arab Emirates.
Some 30 seminars and forums are also taking place during the expo, spotlighting opportunities on the mainland and in emerging markets. Special events include today's World SME Summit and a franchising round-table meeting and luncheon, and tomorrow's Greater China SME Forum and World SME networking cocktail, which celebrates HKTDC Enterprise magazine's 45th anniversary.
Danish Design on Show
In its eighth year, Inno Design Tech Expo welcomes Denmark. This year's Partner Country is offering its world-class design and innovation under the theme "Design Society Denmark." The Danish pavilion presents 45 companies and their products and solutions in four main areas: urban, home, design and public. A variety of the architectural projects underway to help make Copenhagen, the Danish capital, a greener city, are also being featured, together with such celebrated Danish brands as LEGO, Fritz Hansen, Georg Jensen, Bang & Olufsen and Pandora.
Taiwan features 10 design and technology companies under a "Fresh Taiwan" theme. The Netherlands is displaying architectural works in its "Dutch Design on the Move" exhibition. Japan presents a selection of its "Good Design Award 2012" winners, while companies from Korea and Germany are offering their latest business solutions in design and technology.
The "Hong Kong Creative Force" Pavilion is spotlighting the work of more than 150 local companies, including more than 50 award-winning projects. As well, a new Hong Kong Upcycling Design Corner offers designer products created from recycled material.
Another expo highlight is the "Intellectual Property (IP) Trading and R&D Zone," in Trade Hall. More than 70 exhibitors are taking part. They include the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park and the Hong Kong Invention Association, along with exhibitors from the mainland, Switzerland and Taiwan. Those with a special interest in the intellectual property market will want to attend tomorrow's Business of IP Asia Forum, at the HKCEC. Some 1,350 IP professionals and government officials are expected to take part in the day-long forum, exploring IP business opportunities throughout the region, particularly on the Chinese mainland.
HKTDC Inno Design Tech Expo: http://www.hktdc.com/innodesigntechexpo
HKTDC World SME Expo: http://www.hktdc.com/worldsmeexpo
Business of IP Asia Forum: http://www.bipasiaforum.com
A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com . Follow us on Twitter @HKTDC.
HKTDC Corporate Communication Department Joe Kainz Tel: +852 2584 4216 Email: [email protected]
Copyright 2012 ACN Newswire. All rights reserved.
SYS-CON Events announced today that Men & Mice, the leading global provider of DNS, DHCP and IP address management overlay solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. The Men & Mice Suite overlay solution is already known for its powerful application in heterogeneous operating environments, enabling enterprises to scale without fuss. Building on a solid range of diverse platform support,...
Feb. 7, 2016 06:45 PM EST Reads: 137
Father business cycles and digital consumers are forcing enterprises to respond faster to customer needs and competitive demands. Successful integration of DevOps and Agile development will be key for business success in today’s digital economy. In his session at DevOps Summit, Pradeep Prabhu, Co-Founder & CEO of Cloudmunch, covered the critical practices that enterprises should consider to seamlessly integrate Agile and DevOps processes, barriers to implementing this in the enterprise, and pr...
Feb. 7, 2016 05:15 PM EST Reads: 315
Cognitive Computing is becoming the foundation for a new generation of solutions that have the potential to transform business. Unlike traditional approaches to building solutions, a cognitive computing approach allows the data to help determine the way applications are designed. This contrasts with conventional software development that begins with defining logic based on the current way a business operates. In her session at 18th Cloud Expo, Judith S. Hurwitz, President and CEO of Hurwitz & ...
Feb. 7, 2016 04:45 PM EST Reads: 186
The principles behind DevOps are not new - for decades people have been automating system administration and decreasing the time to deploy apps and perform other management tasks. However, only recently did we see the tools and the will necessary to share the benefits and power of automation with a wider circle of people. In his session at DevOps Summit, Bernard Sanders, Chief Technology Officer at CloudBolt Software, explored the latest tools including Puppet, Chef, Docker, and CMPs needed to...
Feb. 7, 2016 04:15 PM EST Reads: 259
SYS-CON Events announced today that Commvault, a global leader in enterprise data protection and information management, has been named “Bronze Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on June 7–9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY, and the 19th International Cloud Expo, which will take place on November 1–3, 2016, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Commvault is a leading provider of data protection and information management...
Feb. 7, 2016 03:30 PM EST Reads: 370
The cloud promises new levels of agility and cost-savings for Big Data, data warehousing and analytics. But it’s challenging to understand all the options – from IaaS and PaaS to newer services like HaaS (Hadoop as a Service) and BDaaS (Big Data as a Service). In her session at @BigDataExpo at @ThingsExpo, Hannah Smalltree, a director at Cazena, will provide an educational overview of emerging “as-a-service” options for Big Data in the cloud. This is critical background for IT and data profes...
Feb. 7, 2016 02:45 PM EST Reads: 140
One of the bewildering things about DevOps is integrating the massive toolchain including the dozens of new tools that seem to crop up every year. Part of DevOps is Continuous Delivery and having a complex toolchain can add additional integration and setup to your developer environment. In his session at @DevOpsSummit at 18th Cloud Expo, Miko Matsumura, Chief Marketing Officer of Gradle Inc., will discuss which tools to use in a developer stack, how to provision the toolchain to minimize onboa...
Feb. 7, 2016 02:00 PM EST
SYS-CON Events announced today that VAI, a leading ERP software provider, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. VAI (Vormittag Associates, Inc.) is a leading independent mid-market ERP software developer renowned for its flexible solutions and ability to automate critical business functions for the distribution, manufacturing, specialty retail and service sectors. An IBM Premier Business Part...
Feb. 7, 2016 02:00 PM EST Reads: 557
SYS-CON Events announced today that Alert Logic, Inc., the leading provider of Security-as-a-Service solutions for the cloud, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 18th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Alert Logic, Inc., provides Security-as-a-Service for on-premises, cloud, and hybrid infrastructures, delivering deep security insight and continuous protection for customers at a lower cost than traditional security solutions. Ful...
Feb. 7, 2016 01:45 PM EST Reads: 361
Fortunately, meaningful and tangible business cases for IoT are plentiful in a broad array of industries and vertical markets. These range from simple warranty cost reduction for capital intensive assets, to minimizing downtime for vital business tools, to creating feedback loops improving product design, to improving and enhancing enterprise customer experiences. All of these business cases, which will be briefly explored in this session, hinge on cost effectively extracting relevant data from ...
Feb. 7, 2016 01:30 PM EST
In most cases, it is convenient to have some human interaction with a web (micro-)service, no matter how small it is. A traditional approach would be to create an HTTP interface, where user requests will be dispatched and HTML/CSS pages must be served. This approach is indeed very traditional for a web site, but not really convenient for a web service, which is not intended to be good looking, 24x7 up and running and UX-optimized. Instead, talking to a web service in a chat-bot mode would be muc...
Feb. 7, 2016 01:15 PM EST Reads: 182
SYS-CON Events announced today that Catchpoint Systems, Inc., a provider of innovative web and infrastructure monitoring solutions, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's DevOps Summit at 18th Cloud Expo New York, which will take place June 7-9, 2016, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. Catchpoint is a leading Digital Performance Analytics company that provides unparalleled insight into customer-critical services to help consistently deliver an amazing customer experience. Designed...
Feb. 7, 2016 01:00 PM EST Reads: 332
It's easy to assume that your app will run on a fast and reliable network. The reality for your app's users, though, is often a slow, unreliable network with spotty coverage. What happens when the network doesn't work, or when the device is in airplane mode? You get unhappy, frustrated users. An offline-first app is an app that works, without error, when there is no network connection.
Feb. 7, 2016 01:00 PM EST Reads: 151
With the Apple Watch making its way onto wrists all over the world, it’s only a matter of time before it becomes a staple in the workplace. In fact, Forrester reported that 68 percent of technology and business decision-makers characterize wearables as a top priority for 2015. Recognizing their business value early on, FinancialForce.com was the first to bring ERP to wearables, helping streamline communication across front and back office functions. In his session at @ThingsExpo, Kevin Roberts...
Feb. 7, 2016 12:00 PM EST Reads: 344
As someone who has been dedicated to automation and Application Release Automation (ARA) technology for almost six years now, one of the most common questions I get asked regards Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). Specifically, people want to know whether release automation is still needed when a PaaS is in place, and why. Isn't that what a PaaS provides? A solution to the deployment and runtime challenges of an application? Why would anyone using a PaaS then need an automation engine with workflow ...
Feb. 7, 2016 11:45 AM EST Reads: 128