2005

Winners' Showcase of The First Dongguan–Hong Kong Outstanding Manufacturing Enterprise Award Opens Today in Dongguan

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 12/28/2005 - 14:28

<p>The achievements of Hong Kong manufacturers in Dongguan were highlighted at a winners' showcase installed at the new Dongguan Science Technology Centre which was officially opened today (28 December 2005) by Mr Tong Xing, Secretary of the Dongguan Municipal CPC Committee; Mr Liu Zhigeng, Mayor of Dongguan; and Mr Leng Xiaoming, Vice Mayor of Dongguan.<br /><br />Launched in December 2004, The First Dongguan–Hong Kong Outstanding Manufacturing Enterprise Award was jointly organized by the Dongguan People's Government and the Department of Science and Technology

HKPC Launches The Best Brand Enterprise Award 2005

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 12/15/2005 - 14:27

<p class="content">To recognize the outstanding achievements of Hong Kong and Guangdong enterprises in brand building and management, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (15 December 2005) announced the launch of The Best Brand Enterprise Award 2005.<br /><br />Highlighting the significance of brand building and management in the international business arena, Mr Joseph Poon, General Manager (CEPA Business Development &amp; IP) of HKPC said, "While the implementation of CEPA has offered new business opportunities for Hong Kong and Mainland com

HKPC Co-organizes Seminar in Guangzhou to Promote Investment Opportunities in Hong Kong

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 12/08/2005 - 14:26

<p class="content">Over 150 representatives from Hong Kong and Mainland enterprises today (8 December 2005) attended a seminar in Guangzhou organized by the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Limited, Office of Financial Services of Guangdong Province, State-owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission of Guangdong Province, Economic and Trade Committee of Guangdong Province and Guangdong-Hong Kong Association for the Promotion of Technology Enterprise (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Experts from Hong Kong, the Mainland and Overseas Share Experience on IP Management

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 12/01/2005 - 14:24

<p class="content">Over 100 representatives from Hong Kong, Mainland and overseas companies attended a seminar organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Guangdong Provincial Intellectual Property Office (GPIPO) today (1 December 2005) to obtain the latest updates on the trend of intellectual property (IP) management.<br /><br />Entitled "Worldwide Trend of Innovation Knowledge Enterprise and Experience Sharing on Excellent IP Management", the Seminar aims to enhance the capabilities of Hong Kong and Mainland companies in IP manageme

The Fourth Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Excellence Awards Invite Entries

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 11/29/2005 - 14:37

<p class="content">Hong Kong companies and professionals in the digital entertainment industry are invited to participate in the Fourth Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Excellence Awards (HKDEEA) organized by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau of the HKSAR Government, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Support Centre, Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association and Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association.<br /><br />Mr K K Yeung, Executive Dire

HKPC and FHKI Jointly Organize Hong Kong – PRD Industrial Promotion Gala Dinner in Guangzhou

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 11/25/2005 - 14:37

<p>Over 1,000 industrial leaders, manufacturers and senior government officials from Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta (PRD) today (25 November 2005) attended the Hong Kong – PRD Industrial Promotion Gala Dinner held in Guangzhou, with an aim to promote economic and industrial development and foster collaboration between Hong Kong and the PRD.<br /><br />The event was jointly organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and Federation of Hong Kong Industries (FHKI), in conjunction with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong, the HKSAR Government,

HKPC Offers One-Stop Design Services to Enhance the Competitiveness of Local Companies

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 11/21/2005 - 14:36

<p>To help local companies leverage on innovation and design as strategic tools to enhance their competitiveness, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (21 November 2005) presented a wide range of design services at the HKPC Pavilion of the Innovation &amp; Design Expo (IDE).<br /><br />Highlighting the role of innovation and design in the international business arena, Mr K K Yeung, Executive Director of HKPC, said, "Innovation and design are key elements for a company to gain a leading edge in today's competitive environment.

Seminar Helps Local Manufacturers Comply with RoHS and WEEE

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 11/18/2005 - 14:35

<p class="content">Over 600 representatives from the manufacturing sectors attended a seminar organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (18 November 2005) to obtain the latest updates on the IT solutions and technologies for RoHS and WEEE compliance.<br /><br />Aiming to assist the local industry to comply with the European Union's (EU) Directives on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) and the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) using the latest IT technologi

HKPC Collaborates with Lotus Engineering Malaysia to Enhance Capabilities of Automotive Professionals

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 11/18/2005 - 14:34

<p>The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (18 November 2005) signed a Strategic Training Collaboration Agreement with Lotus Engineering Malaysia (Lotus Engineering) to provide automotive engineering training for Hong Kong automotive companies and their partners in the Mainland.<br /><br />The signing ceremony was officiated by Dr Stephen Lee, Director (Product Productivity) of HKPC, and Mr Albert Lam, Chief Executive Officer of Lotus Engineering, UK.<br /><br />Speaking at the signing ceremony, Dr Lee said, "The partnership between HKPC and Lotus

HKPC's Environmental Technologies Minimize the Risk of the Spread of Infectious Disease

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 11/16/2005 - 14:34

<p class="content">In response to the community's concern over the risk of the spread of infectious disease, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) has developed various environmental technologies.<br /><br />Using advanced bacteria/virus control technologies, HKPC's Environmental Management team has developed the Toilet Waste Disinfection System, Indoor Air Disinfection System, Microwave Air Purification Technology and Radiofrequency (RF) Plasma Air Purification Technology.

IT Sector Expects Double-digit Growth in Revenue from Local and Mainland Markets in 2006

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 11/15/2005 - 14:33

<p class="content">Hong Kong's information technology (IT) sector anticipates a steady growth in revenue in the next 12 months, with forecasts of 10.5% and 15% increase in the local and Mainland markets respectively, according to a study conducted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC).<br /><br />Commissioned by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR Government, the "Hong Kong IT Industry Study 2005" was conducted from February to May 2005 to provide the latest update on the demographics, products and services, as well

HKPC Publishes 2004/05 Annual Report

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 11/10/2005 - 14:32

<p class="content">The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) published its 2004/05 Annual Report today (November 10, 2005). <br /><br />The Hon Andrew Leung, Chairman of HKPC in his message published in the Council's 2004/05 Annual Report, said, "The Council moved into a new era of development by launching a timely five-year strategic plan to meet the changing needs of industry.

Summit Helps IT Users Protect Information and Ward Off Cyber Attacks

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 11/08/2005 - 14:31

<p class="content">At the opening ceremony of the Information Security Summit 2005 today (8 November 2005), Mr K K Yeung, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) urged local companies to take proactive steps to ward off information abuse and cyber attacks through proper security management.<br /><br />Under the theme of "Forensically Sound Information Security Management in a Risk Compliance Era", the Summit was jointly organized by HKPC, the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Co-ordination Centre (HKCERT), Information Se

HKPC Introduces Innovative Design Methodology to Local SMEs

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 11/04/2005 - 14:31

<p>At the TRIZ International Dissemination Seminar organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (4 November 2005), local product designers and manufacturers were urged to adopt the TRIZ methodology to generate innovative products and solutions.<br /> <br />TRIZ, the Russian acronym for "The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving", was developed from the study of more than two million successful patents in the world.

A Slight Drop in SME Business Operating Environment Index for the Fourth Quarter

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 11/04/2005 - 14:30

<p class="content">The Business Operating Environment Index for local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for the fourth quarter of 2005 recorded a slight drop, according to the latest findings of a survey conducted by the SME Centre of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) in October 2005.<br /><br />The survey on "Business Operating Environment Index for SMEs", initiated by HKPC in 1998, is conducted quarterly to gauge the views of Hong Kong's SMEs in the areas of market opportunities, financial and investment situation, operating costs

Online IT Solution Directory Offers Platform for Hong Kong-Mainland Business Partnership

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 11/01/2005 - 14:29

<p class="content">Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) can now conduct online search of appropriate IT business partners and solutions, as well as CEPA related information with the help of the IT Solution Directory jointly developed by the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF) and Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), and funded by the SME Development Fund of the HKSAR Government.<br /><br />Now available for free access on the Internet at www.itsolution.org.hk, the new edition of the IT Soluti

Hong Kong Pavilion at China Hi-Tech Fair 2005 opened today

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 10/12/2005 - 13:38

<p class="content">The Hong Kong Pavilion was officially opened today (October 12) at the China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) 2005 in the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre.<br /><br />The CHTF is a state-level, international event for the high technology sector. Hong Kong has participated in the CHTF since its inauguration in 1999.

International Automotive Experts Present Technical Aspects in Building Hong Kong's Auto Parts Industry at HKPC Conference

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 09/30/2005 - 13:45

<p class="content">More than 100 local manufacturers, industrialists and investors attended the International Technical Conference organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (30 September 2005) - the third event in HKPC's programme on "Opportunities and Challenges for Hong Kong in Building an Automotive Parts Industry" to support the development of the local automotive parts industry.

HKPC Organizes Trade & Industry Forum and Business Matching Session for the Automotive Parts Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 09/29/2005 - 13:44

<p class="content">In support of the Innovation Expo 05 organized by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (29 September 2005) organized a forum and a business matching session to promote the development of automotive parts industry in Hong Kong.<br /><br />Under the theme of "Industrial Revolution of the 21st Century – Automotive Parts, the Way Forward for Hong Kong Industry", the 'Trade and Industry Forum' was jointly organized by HKPC and Commercial Radio One Progra

Symposium Presents Prospects of Solid State Lighting and Illumination Technologies

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 09/26/2005 - 13:43

<p class="content">More than 100 local manufacturers and business executives from the automotive lighting and illumination industry obtained the latest information on the applications and business potential of the emerging Solid State Lighting (SSL) and other illumination technologies at a Symposium organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (26 September 2005).<br /><br />The "International Symposium on Solid State Lighting, LED and Illumination Design" aimed to provide local industry with an information platform on the business oppor

HKPC & CRHK Jointly Organize Trade & Industry Forum for the Automotive Parts Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 09/23/2005 - 13:43

<p class="content">In support of the Innovation Expo 05 organized by the Innovation and Technology Commission of the HKSAR Government, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and Commercial Radio's "Saturday Forum on Economic and Current Affairs" (CRHK) will jointly organize the 'Trade and Industry Forum' on the development of the Hong Kong automotive parts industry at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) on Thursday, 29 September 2005.<br /><br />Under the theme of "Industrial Revolution of the 21st Century – Aut

SME Seminar Highlights Professionalism in Customer Service

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 09/22/2005 - 13:42

<p class="content">To enhance the customer service quality of local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), the Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence and the Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau of the HKSAR Government jointly organized the SME Quality Customer Service Seminar today (22 September 2005).

Scheme Offers New Access to Online Games Market in Mainland

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 09/21/2005 - 13:41

<p class="content">Hong Kong's online games industry players are urged to participate in the Chinese Culture Online Games Publishing Scheme to make headway into the rapidly growing Mainland market, according to the Scheme's technical organizer in Hong Kong – the China Game Publishers Association (Hong Kong).<br /><br />Launched in 2004 by the General Administration of Press and Publication, PRC, the Scheme aims to promote Chinese culture and traditional ethics on the online games platform and to advocate innovation and creativity in online games design.

Solid State Lighting and Illumination Technologies Brighten up Industry Prospects

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 09/08/2005 - 13:40

<p class="content">Professionals in the automotive lighting and illumination industry will be updated on the business potential and applications of the emerging Solid State Lighting (SSL) and other illumination technologies at a Symposium organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) on 26 September 2005.<br /><br />The "International Symposium on Solid State Lighting, LED and Illumination Design" aims to introduce the latest developments and applications of illumination technologies, and the business opportunities for local manufacturers.

深圳市常務副市長劉應力訪問生產力促進局商討兩地高新科技及汽車產業合作事宜 (Chinese Version Only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 09/07/2005 - 13:40

<p class="content">深 圳市常務副市長劉應力今天(二○○五年九月七日)聯同深圳市政府多位高級官員訪問香港生產力促進局(生產力局)。期間該局總裁楊國強向劉應力一行介紹了生 產力局的業務發展新策略。 同時,雙方亦評估過去一年的合作項目,並就組建「港深產業提升和創新基地」計劃、汽車電子、模具及高新技術產業合作交換意見。<br /><br />會 上楊總裁說:「目前,香港積極利用創新研發為製造業增值,而深圳亦確立了其『自主創新』型城市發展定位。 面對周邊地區製造產業的激烈競爭,港深兩地必須加強合作,增強產業鏈中自主產品及技術研發與管理,協助兩地產業提升。雙方一致同意應就建立『港深產業提升 和創新基地』計劃,進行細緻的調研和可行性分析,雙方亦認為兩地在汽車電子及先進精密模具方面,有廣闊的合作空間。」<br /><br />陪同劉應力常務副市長到訪的包括閻小培副市長、深圳市貿易工業局局長王學為、科技和資訊局局長劉忠樸、高新辦副主任林波等十多位官員。代表團一行亦參觀了生產力局的綠色生產技術及設施和精密光機電科技中心等。

HKPC and Intellectual Property Office of Singapore Join Hands to Set Benchmark for IP Management in Asia Pacific

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 09/01/2005 - 13:39

<p class="content">The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (1 September 2005) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Intellectual Property Office of Singapore (IPOS) to collaborate on the development of an Intellectual Property Management Protocol (IPMP) to assess the IP management readiness of companies in the Asia Pacific region.<br /><br />The signing ceremony, held concurrently with the opening of the 3rd Europe Asia Patent Information Conference at the Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, was officiated by Ms

HKPC Organizes Forum to Help IT Users Ward Off Cyber Attacks

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 08/31/2005 - 13:50

<p class="content">Over 800 representatives from the information technology, trade and manufacturing sectors attended the "Information Security Forum 2005" organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) at the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Centre today (31 August 2005) to obtain the latest updates on security technologies and solutions. <br /><br />Under the theme of "Combating Malicious Attacks", the Forum aims to increase the awareness of information security among local companies and to help IT users ward off cyber attacks.

Profound impact of quota expiry on Hong Kong garment industry: Study

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 08/23/2005 - 13:49

<p class="content">Hong Kong, 23 August 2005 – DHL, the world's leading express and logistics company, and the Enterprise Value &amp; Logistics Consultancy Division of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) have released the results of a special joint study on the end of the garment quota system.

HKPC Organizes Study Missions for Automotive and Environmental Management Industries

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 08/19/2005 - 13:49

<p class="content">To assist local manufacturers to tap business opportunities in the Mainland automotive market, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will organize a study mission to Changchun from 1 to 6 September 2005.<br /><br />Mr Joseph Poon, General Manager (CEPA Business Development &amp; IP) of HKPC, said, "Dubbed 'the automobile city of China', Changchun is also a leading R&amp;D base for the optoelectronics industries.

Index Shows Slight Improvement in Business Operating Environment for SMEs

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 08/09/2005 - 13:48

<p class="content">The Business Operating Environment Index for local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for the third quarter of 2005 has increased slightly, according to the latest findings of a survey conducted by the SME Centre of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) in July 2005.<br /><br />The survey on "Business Operating Environment Index for SMEs", initiated by HKPC in 1998, is conducted quarterly to gauge the views of Hong Kong's SMEs in the areas of market opportunities, financial and investment situation, operating costs, hu

International Conference on Nanotechnology Unveils New Potentials for Industrial Applications

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 08/08/2005 - 13:47

<p class="content">Over 350 representatives from the local business community attended the "2005 International Conference on Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials" jointly organised by the Federation of Hong Kong Machinery &amp; Metal Industries (FMM), Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), the Institute of NanoMaterials and Nano Technology of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), and Natural Resources Canada today (8 August 2005).<br /><br />Under the theme of "From Discovery to Industrial Application", the Conferenc

HKPC Organizes Training and Study Mission on Moulding for Metals and Plastics Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 08/02/2005 - 13:46

<p class="content">To assist local manufacturers to engage in high value-added production, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will organize a study mission to Japan on plastics, moulds and related machinery technologies from 24 September to 1 October 2005.<br /><br />Mr L M Li, General Manager (Manufacturing Technology) of HKPC, said, "Today's sophisticated consumers demand cutting-edge products of high quality.

HKPC and SPE-HK Publish 'Proceedings of International Plastics Technology Conference'

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 08/01/2005 - 13:46

<p class="content">Local plastics engineers can now have access to the latest advanced plastics and mold technologies and management techniques from the 'Proceedings of International Plastics Technology Conference' published jointly by the Society for Plastics Engineers Hong Kong (SPE-HK) and Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC).<br /><br />The publication is one of the project deliverables of the "Professional Development Programme on Advanced Plastic Technologies &amp; Management Methodologies for Plastics Engineers" jointly undertaken

Guangdong Environmental Protection Bureau Chief Visits HKPC

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 07/20/2005 - 13:01

<p class="content">The General Director of Guangdong Environmental Protection Bureau, Mr Li Qing, led a 13-member delegation to the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (20 July 2005), and was briefed on HKPC's role in promoting environmental management and its services to help industry comply with international environmental standards.<br /><br />Addressing the delegation, The Hon.

Hong Kong Companies Recognized for Excellence in Business Adoption of Linux

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 07/06/2005 - 12:59

<p>Fourteen Hong Kong companies were recognized today (6 July 2005) at the presentation ceremony of the Linux Business Award 2005 jointly organized by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), HKSAR Government, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), and the Hong Kong Linux Industry Association (HKLIA).<br /><br />The ceremony was officiated by Mr Edmund Sung, Acting Executive Director of HKPC; Mr Alan Kan, Acting Chairman of HKLIA; Dr Lam Wai Kin, Advisor of HKLIA, and Mr Cheung Woon Hang, Chief Systems Manager of OGCIO.<br /><br />Spe

2005 Hong Kong Awards for Industries Invites Entries from Local Manufacturing and Service Companies with Outstanding Performance

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 06/30/2005 - 13:10

<p>Hong Kong companies in the manufacturing and services sectors are invited to submit entries for the 2005 Hong Kong Awards for Industries (HKAI) for the seven categories of awards, namely, consumer product design, machinery and equipment design, customer service, environmental performance, innovation and creativity, productivity and quality, as well as technological achievement.<br /><br />This is a landmark year for the Scheme as the former Hong Kong Awards for Industry has been merged with the Hong Kong Awards for Services into the "Hong Kong Awards for Industries

Jiangxi, Guangzhou and Hong Kong Software Sectors Collaborate to Promote the Development of the Software Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 06/28/2005 - 13:09

<p class="content">Following the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF) and the Guangzhou Tianhe Software Park (GDSP), PRC, in October 2003, the two parties, together with the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) recently signed a MOU with the Jiangxi Jinlu Software Park (JJSP), PRC, at the 4th Pan-PRD Regional Cooperation IT Department Directors Joint Conference in the presence of the ministers of the "9+2" Pan-PRD Region in Nanchang, PRC, to foster co-operation and information exchange betwe

HKPC and Geely Collaborate to Develop the First Made-in-Hong Kong Automobile

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 06/21/2005 - 13:07

<p>The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (21 June 2005) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Geely Automobile Holdings Limited (Geely) to collaborate in the development of the first made-in Hong Kong passenger car and related automotive components projects in Hong Kong.<br /><br />The signing ceremony was officiated by the Hon.

HKPC Organizes Quality Management and Six Sigma Convention

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 06/20/2005 - 13:05

<p class="content">More than 250 quality management practitioners attended The 11th Hong Kong Quality Management &amp; 1st Six Sigma Convention jointly organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), Hong Kong Quality Management Association (HKQMA) and Six Sigma Institute (SSI) today (20 June 2005) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.<br /><br />Under the theme of "World Class Excellence through Quality", the three-day Convention aims to present successful practices in the implementation of Six Sigma, Total Quality Management (

HKPC Organizes Automotive Industry Seminar and Hong Kong Pavilion in Shenzhen to Promote Technology and Business Collaboration

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 06/02/2005 - 13:04

<p>To promote technology and business partnership between Hong Kong and Mainland automotive industry sectors, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) organised a seminar and the Hong Kong Pavilion at the Shenzhen International Automobile Electronics and Articles Fair in Shenzhen.

"The First Dongguan-Hong Kong Outstanding Manufacturing Enterprise Award" Recognises Outstanding Achievements of Hong Kong Manufacturers

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 06/01/2005 - 13:02

<p>Fifteen Hong Kong manufacturers were recognised today (1 June 2005) at the presentation ceremony of The First Dongguan-Hong Kong Outstanding Manufacturing Enterprise Award.<br /><br />The Award Scheme was jointly organised by the Dongguan People's Government and the Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province, with the Dongguan Science and Technology Bureau, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the International Collaboration Division of the Department of Science and Technology of Guangdong Province as technical organisers.<br /><br

IIE-HK & HKPC Launch Programme to Promote RFID Technology

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 05/19/2005 - 13:12

<p>To enhance the competitiveness of local engineers through the utilization of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, the Institute of Industrial Engineers (Hong Kong) (IIE-HK) today (19 May 2005) launched a programme on ‘Capability Building of Manufacturing &amp; Industrial Engineers on the Application of RFID Technology on Supply Chain Management’. The CEPA Business Development Centre of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is the implementation organization of the Programme.

Hong Kong Companies to Showcase 'Worlds Beyond Imagination' at Electronic Entertainment Expo in LA

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 05/13/2005 - 13:11

<p class="content">Innovative digital entertainment productions from Hong Kong will be showcased at the Hong Kong Pavilion of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E³) 2005, the world's largest trade show for computer and video games, to be held from 18 to 20 May 2005 in Los Angeles, USA. <br /><br />The size of the Hong Kong delegation to the Expo is expected to be 60, two times more than that of 2004.

Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Support Centre Nurtures Development of Local Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 05/11/2005 - 13:10

<p>As part of the Hong Kong SAR Government's initiatives to foster the development of the local creative and digital entertainment industries, the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Industry Support Centre was officially opened today (11 May 2005) to serve as a platform for collaboration between local digital entertainment companies and support organizations as well as spearhead the development of new tools and technologies applicable for the industry.<br /><br />Located at the Cyberport in Pokfulam, Hong Kong and established with the support of the Office of the Governm

Hong Kong Companies Recognised for Outstanding Achievements in Intellectual Property Management

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 04/29/2005 - 13:18

<p>Twelve Hong Kong companies with outstanding achievements in intellectual property (IP) management were recognized today (29 April 2005) at the presentation ceremony of the 1st Innovation Knowledge Enterprise Assessment and Award Scheme.

SME Business Operating Environment Index Drops Slightly

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 04/29/2005 - 13:17

<p>The Business Operating Environment Index for local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for the second quarter of 2005 fell slightly, according to the latest findings of a survey conducted by the SME Centre of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) in April 2005.<br /><br />The survey on "Business Operating Environment Index for SMEs", initiated by HKPC in 1998, is conducted quarterly to gauge the views of Hong Kong's SMEs in the areas of market opportunity, financial and investment situation, operating costs, human resources and risk assessment.

WTIA and HKPC Co-organize the 1st Hong Kong Wireless Technology Excellence Awards

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 04/14/2005 - 13:16

<p class="content">To promote the development of wireless technology and applications among local companies, the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA) and the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (14 April 2005) jointly announced the launch of the 1st Hong Kong Wireless Technology Excellence Awards (HKWTEA).<br /><br />Sponsored by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), PCCW Limited, ESRI Hong Kong Limited and Nokia (Hong Kong) Limited, the HKWTEA is a joint initiative of the WTIA and HKPC to enhance the competi

Forum Facilitates Experience Exchange between Design Professionals and Manufacturers

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 04/11/2005 - 13:15

<p class="content">Over 150 manufacturers, engineers and designers attended a forum organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (11 April 2005) to share their experience on how to leverage on design, innovation and branding as strategic tools to increase their competitiveness and tap new business opportunities.<br /><br />Entitled "Designed in Hong Kong, Manufactured in PRD", the two-day forum (11-12 April 2005) is funded by the Professional Services Development Assistance Scheme (PSDAS) of the HKSAR Government, with the Hong Kong Trade

HKPC Co-organizes Seminar in Guangdong to Promote Investment Opportunities in Hong Kong

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 04/07/2005 - 13:14

<p>Over 200 representatives from Hong Kong and Mainland enterprises today (7 April 2005) attended a seminar to obtain the latest updates on market investment and financing opportunities in Hong Kong for Guangdong enterprises.<br /><br />The event was jointly organized by the Guangdong General Chamber of Commerce (GGCC), Guangdong-Hong Kong Association for the Promotion of Technology Enterprise (Hong Kong) Ltd.

More Companies Adopt Firewall or Advanced Security Measures Against Computer Attacks

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 03/31/2005 - 13:38

<p class="content">Local companies adopting firewall or advanced security measures against computer attacks are on the increase, according to the latest survey jointly conducted by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), HKSAR Government, the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Co-ordination Centre (HKCERT) and the Technology Crime Division of the Commercial Crime Bureau of the Hong Kong Police Force.<br /><br />Initiated by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) in 2000, the Information Security Survey is conducted annually to e

Outstanding Achievements Honoured at the 3rd Digital Entertainment Excellence Awards

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 03/24/2005 - 14:37

<p class="content">Local professionals with outstanding achievements in digital entertainment were recognized today (24 March 2005) at the presentation ceremony of the 3rd Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Excellence Awards (HKDEEA) jointly organized by the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association (HKDEA) and Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA).<br /><br />The ceremony was officiated by Mr Howard Dickson, Government Chief Information Offic

HKPC Organizes Business Partnership Seminar for the Automotive Parts Industry in Guangzhou

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 03/21/2005 - 14:34

<p>Following the success of its auto parts industry seminar recently held in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), in collaboration with the Economic Commission of Guangzhou Municipality, PRC, today (21 March 2005) organized a business partnering seminar in Guangzhou to foster technology transfer and partnership among the automotive parts industries from the Mainland, Hong Kong and Mexico.<br /><br />The opening ceremony of the event was officiated by Ms Sally Ye, Director, External Cooperation Division, Economic Commission of Guangzhou Municipality, PRC an

Survey Shows Adoption of Mobile Facilities in Business Operation on the Rise Among SMEs

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 03/17/2005 - 14:34

<p class="content">77% of local companies have adopted mobile facilities in their business operations, according to a survey jointly conducted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR Government during the second half of 2004.<br /><br />The “Survey on Mobile Commerce Adoption in Hong Kong” was conducted annually to study the development and adoption of mobile commerce by the local business sector, in which 98% of establishments are small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

HKPC Facilitates Business Collaboration for Hong Kong, Mexico and Mainland Automotive Parts Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 03/17/2005 - 14:33

<p>Over 100 participants, including 27 members of the Mexican Automotive Parts Industry Delegation today (17 March 2005) attended the Seminar on Auto Parts Business Opportunities in Hong Kong and the Mainland, jointly organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and The Hong Kong Association for the Advancement of Science and Technology, in collaboration with the Trade Commission of Mexico in Hong Kong, to obtain the latest information on the developments of the automotive parts industry.<br /><br />Aiming to provide a platform for information exchange and busine

Survey Shows More SMEs Adopt Higher Levels of e-Business

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 03/10/2005 - 14:32

<p class="content">Local SMEs adopting higher levels of e-business are on the increase, according to a survey jointly conducted by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, HKSAR Government.<br /><br />The "Survey on e-Business Adoption in Hong Kong" was conducted annually to study the development and deployment of e-business in the local business sector, in which 98% of the establishments are SMEs.

HKPC Outlines Roadmap for Automotive Parts R&D Centre

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 03/07/2005 - 14:21

<p class="content">Over 70 participants from the local manufacturing sectors attended a briefing session organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (7 March 2005) to introduce the scope of work of the Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&amp;D Centre.<br /><br />An initiative which was announced in December 2004 as part of the HKSAR Government's Innovation and Technology Strategy, the Automotive Parts and Accessory Systems R&amp;D Centre will be established in the second half of 2005.

HKPC Organizes Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macao Logistics Forum to Foster Trilateral Collaboration

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 03/04/2005 - 14:20

<p class="content">More than 200 industry practitioners from the logistics sectors in Shenzhen, Hong Kong and Macao today (4 March 2005) attended the ‘Shenzhen-Hong Kong-Macao Logistics Forum’ jointly organized by the Shenzhen Municipal Office of the Leading Group for Logistics Development, Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Bureau of Economy, Macao SAR Government, in Shenzhen.<br /><br />Aiming to explore the competitive advantages of the three cities’ logistics sectors and identify the areas for co-operation for sustainable development, the Forum fea

「泛珠三角物流聯盟」籌委會今天成立推動跨區域經濟發展 (Chinese Version Only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 03/04/2005 - 14:19

<p>為推動泛珠三角物流領域合作,「9+2」區內多家物流行業機構及工商組織今天 (二○○五年三月四日) 宣佈成立「泛珠三角物流聯盟」籌備委員會,為今年七月成立的聯盟作準備。籌備委員會的成立儀式於今天的「深港澳物流一體化峰會晚宴」上舉行。<br /><br />「泛珠三角物流聯盟」籌備委員會由香港生產力促進局 (生產力局) 擔任秘書處,該局總裁楊國強為籌委會主席。<br /><br />楊 國強在籌委會成立儀式上表示:「面對中國入世後市場進一步開放,以及全球經濟一體化對製造流程的重組和擴展的種種挑戰下,物流處理能力及供應鏈管理水平成 為了區域經濟發展及競爭力的基礎要素。「泛珠三角物流聯盟」的成立宗旨就是透過成員協會,積極推動區域物流業的合作,充份利用各成員的區位優勢和產業優 勢,通過聯合協作,促進跨地區經濟發展。」<br /><br />他續說:「聯盟將透過加強物流資本市場和投資領域的合作,推進物流管理、技術合作和交流,並聯合培養物流人才,提升供應鏈運營效率。此外,聯盟將共同推進區域內的現代物流環境建設,建立統一的物流信息平台,以迅速回應市場需要,推動物流園區及配套設施的建設。」<br /><br />聯盟籌委會的成員高層領導均出席了成立儀式。

HKPC Collaborates with Panyu Government to Support Development of Jewellery Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 03/02/2005 - 14:19

<p class="content">The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (2 March 2005) signed a collaboration agreement with the People's Government of Panyu District of Guangzhou to foster development of the jewellery industry in Hong Kong and Panyu which has become a major production base for Hong Kong jewellers.<br /><br />The signing ceremony was officiated by Mr Li Weitang, Deputy Director of the People’s Government of Panyu District of Guangzhou, and Mr K T Yung, Acting Director (Business Productivity) of HKPC, and witnessed by Mr Li Zhizhen, Deputy Secreta

HKPC Urges Industry to Adopt Green Manufacturing Solutions for RoHS & WEEE Compliance

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 02/25/2005 - 14:40

<p>At a symposium on solutions towards RoHS and WEEE Directives for electrical appliances manufacturers today (25 February 2005), Mr K K Yeung, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) urged local manufacturers to prepare for compliance for the globalized green manufacturing trend.<br /><br />The symposium, organized by the Hong Kong Electrical Appliances Manufacturers Association (HKEAMA) and supported by HKPC, aimed to prepare the local industry to comply with the European Union’s (EU) Directives on the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WE

HKIE & HKPC Launch Programme to Assist Engineers to Enter the Mainland Market under CEPA

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 02/22/2005 - 14:39

<p>The Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering Division of The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) today (22 February 2005) launched a programme on 'Capability Building of Manufacturing &amp; Industrial Engineers in Response to CEPA Initiative' to assist industry professionals to enter the Mainland market under CEPA.

HKPC Offers Green Manufacturing Solutions to Assist Industry in Environmental Compliance

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 02/22/2005 - 14:38

<p>The imminent implementation of the European Union's (EU) Directives on the Restriction of the Use of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment (RoHS) and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) will have significant implications to Hong Kong manufacturers of electronics and electrical appliances.

HKPC Establishes CEPA Alliance of Professional Financial Services to Help Local Professional Service Providers Explore Business Opportunities in the Mainland

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 01/31/2005 - 14:42

<p>The CEPA Alliance of Professional Financial Services established jointly by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), the Law Society of Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Venture Capital and Private Equity Association and various leading services providers was officially inaugurated today (31 January 2005).<br /><br />This is HKPC's latest initiative to facilitate the entry of Hong Kong's professional financial services providers into the Mainland market and introduce their services to potential Mainland users.<br /><br />Announcing the formation of the Al

Local SMEs More Confident in Hong Kong's Business Outlook for First Quarter

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 01/31/2005 - 14:42

<p>Following the downward adjustments in three consecutive quarters, the latest "Business Operating Environment Index for SMEs" conducted by the SME Centre of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) in January 2005 reported a rebound, reflecting an increased level of confidence among local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the business outlook for the first quarter of 2005.<br /><br />The survey on "Business Operating Environment Index for SMEs", initiated by HKPC in 1998, is conducted quarterly to gauge the views of Hong Kong's SMEs i

HKSAR's Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology Visits HKPC

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 01/14/2005 - 14:41

<p class="content">The Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology, HKSAR Government, Mr John Tsang visited the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) on Tuesday, 11 January 2005, and was briefed by the Council's Executive Director, Mr K K Yeung on HKPC's strategic plan and initiatives, as well as its special research and development (R&amp;D) foci in addressing the changing needs of industry.<br /><br />During the visit, Mr Tsang was briefed by Mr Yeung on HKPC's five-year strategic plan launched in 2004 to meet the changing needs of indust

HKPC & CityU Organize Technology Transfer Forum on Advances in Proactive and Intelligent Maintenance Techniques

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 01/13/2005 - 14:40

<p class="content">Over 170 representatives from the local business community were presented with the latest updates on intelligent maintenance machinery and systems developed by City University of Hong Kong (CityU) at a forum jointly organized by CityU and the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (13 January 2005).

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