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World’s largest Gift Fair opens in Hong Kong April 27

April 27, 2018

HONG KONG - The world’s largest gift fair, the 33rd HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, will open on Friday April 27 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
The fair will welcome 4,360 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions, showcasing a wide range of the latest products..
Jointly organised by the HKTDC and CIEC Exhibition Co (HK) Ltd, the 13th Printing & Packaging Fair will be held concurrently at the AsiaWorld-Expo.


Hong Kong to host world Arbitration Congress in 2022

HONG KONG – The Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre (HKIAC) has been chosen to host the global ICCA Congress in 2022. Held biennially, this the largest regular conference dedicated to international arbitration and international dispute resolution.

The successful bid, prepared by HKIAC, noted the impact of increasing economic activity involving Asian jurisdictions and the need for the international community to respond to growing dispute resolution demands.
The bid emphasised Hong Kong's role as a key connecting dispute resolution jurisdiction - particularly at a time of increasing Chinese outbound investment - as well as its accessibility to both developing and developed jurisdictions.

Thailand offering opportunity in higher education, SMART farming, biotechnology

May 21, 2018 to May 25, 2018

The Thailand Board of Investment will host seminars in Brisbane (May 21-23) and Sydney (May 23-25) detailing opportunities in Thailand for export of higher education services and transfer of higher technology, including SMART farming in the agriculture sector.

The Thai Government is fostering collaboration between Thai and foreign higher education institutions, which can now establish learning facilities along the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and qualify for assistance under investment promotion laws.

BoI is also promoting technology and innovation development in biotech, nanotech, advanced materials, medical technology and digital technology. Foreign companies investing in these areas qualify for up to 10 years’ corporate tax holiday. Those establishing in the EEC zone qualify for a further 50% tax relief for five years.

The briefings will be led by Mr Salil Wisalswadi, Director of the BOI’s Investment Promotion Division.

For further information or to attend these seminars, contact Tati Kanpetch at the BoI Sydney on (61 2) 9252 4884 or email  Also visit

Belt and Road International Food Expo – Hong Kong

June 27, 2018 to June 29, 2018

HONG KONG is to host the First Belt and Road International Food Expo (BRIFE 2018) at AsiaWorldExpo from June 27- 29 to facilitate trade and provide an international platform for buyers, sellers and service providers of food industry to explore opportunities.

Five halls of separate specialised sectors will offer new opportunities and ideas in procurement, business matching and professional business solutions from 73 Belt and Road countries and regions.

Apart from the three-day trade show, BRIFE 2018 will also host the first Belt and Road Agrifood & Trade Summit (ATS). InvestHK is a key supporter of the event. Visit