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In these times of global economic volatility, Hong Kong companies need to go beyond their conventional business wisdom and explore new products and services to stay ahead of the game. At this seminar, the Chamber's Chief Economist, together with IT and creative industries experts will discuss and showcase examples of how innovation and creativity can help businesses.

※ Understand the trends and changing demand in international markets.
※ Make use of knowledge and information technology to spark new business concepts.
※ Partner with creative industries to create new business opportunities.
※ Stand out and win the Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Innovation and Creativity.


Finding New Opportunities in the Global Economic Slump
David O'Rear, Chief Economist, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
Growing uncertainty in the export and financial markets, coupled with the rising cost of doing business, is forcing companies to take an out-of-the-box approach to strategic planning. "Business as usual" is not an option. Innovators who find niches and provide excellent customer service will stand out, and survive.

Leveraging Social Software/Media to Enhance Collaboration, Innovation & Learning
Prof Eric Tsui, Associate Director (Business Development), Knowledge Management Research Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Information technology and social media have become an important part of our daily lives. Successful businesses must use knowledge management to develop new products and services to meet changing demands. Prof Eric Tsui will showcase developments in social software and explain how companies can best utilize these tools to support knowledge management, innovation as well as foster a learning culture in the workplace.

Showcasing Creative Works to Inspire Cross Industry Matching in Commercial Applications
Dr Raymond Choy, Chairman, Innovative Entrepreneur Association
The Innovative Entrepreneur Association and the Hong Kong Productivity Council co-organized the first "Cross Industry Matching" event in 2011, which engaged businesses and creative industries. Some 30 projects on collaboration were signed, many of which were well supported by the market. Dr Raymond Choy will showcase some of the successful projects, and explain how businesses can make use of innovation and creativity to add value to their products and brand names.

Showcasing Winners of the Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Innovation and Creativity
The Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce is the Leading Organizer of the "Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Innovation and Creativity". Some 40 companies, covering a wide spectrum of business sectors in manufacturing, technology, IT, finance, logistics, design, as well as professional, retail and customer services, have won this premier business award. The HKGCC will introduce the selection criteria of the award and showcase the successes of past winners.

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Speaker(s) Mr David O'Rear, Chief Economist, Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce
Prof Eric Tsui, Associate Director (Business Development), Knowledge Management Research Centre, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Dr Raymond Choy, Chairman, Innovative Entrepreneur Association
Language Chinese and English (with simultaneous interpretation)
Date and Time 2012/02/03 14:30 to 17:00
Venue InnoCentre, Kowloon Tong
Media Open to media
Enquiries Looby Ho
Tel: 28231228
Fax: 28219528
Email: looby@chamber.org.hk
Fee Free of Charge
Notes The Seminar will be conducted in Chinese and English, with simultaneous interpretation.
Free of charge. Seats are limited, on a first-come-first-served basis