The Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI), with support of HKSTP, KPMG and KPMG organized the Industrialist Forum to provide platform where industrialists, investors/capital providers, academia and government officials exchanged views on the prospects of Hong Kong industries. Industrialist Forum 2018 was held on 30th May 2018, which aimed to tie in technology and innovation initiatives rolled by the HKSAR government in Policy Address and the Budget so as to look into the prospectus of advanced manufacturing in Hong Kong. I met HKSQ senior member Mr. Albert Cheung who was one of speakers in the forum and we took a photo for memory.
In the beginning, Mr. Jimmy Kwok (Chairman, FHKI) gave a welcome speech. Firstly, he briefed HKSAR government new initiative to support industries and SME. He mentioned that cooperation between government and industries could create new market and new value.
Mr. Paul Chan, GBM, GBS, MH, JP (Financial Secretary, HKSAR) was guest-of-honour and gave opening speech. He said Innovation and Entrepreneurship were a global trend. Since ITB established in 2015, we were not discussed “Do or Not” but “How to catch up”. He shared his visit on Hangzhou (杭州) and Guizhou (貴州) and observed their development on internet, big data, AI and smart city, etc. He said we had world class universities, top tier talents, excellence legal system, and IP protection, etc. He had confident that Hong Kong to be Global Innovation and Technology Centre.
AM Session – Plug into I&T for New BusinessesThe first keynote speaker was Mr.Nicholas Yang, GBS, JP (Secretary for Innovation and Technology, HKSAR) and his topic entitled “Innovation and Technology Initiatives Rolled out by the Government”. Firstly, he briefed several new policies on Innovation and Technology (I&T) especially on Re-industrialization. We focused on Advance Manufacturing, AI, Data Analytics, etc. to retain and attract high value-added industries in Hong Kong. He added that we had new infrastructure, HKPC & HKSTP co-working space, ITFs and education input such as post-doc subsidies. He hoped to lead re-industrialization through Government-Industry-University-Institute (官產學研) collaboration.
The second keynote speaker was Mr. TK Chiang (Managing Director, CLP Power HK Ltd.) and his presentation named “Digital Utility of the Future”. In the beginning, Mr. Chiang said that technology changed the world, making yesterday’s impossible into today’s possible.