2006

Tenders Invited for the Development, Pilot Implementation and Service Provision of the On-Board Trucker Information System (OBTIS)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 12/29/2006 - 13:45

<p class="content">The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (29 December 2006) invites tenders for the development, pilot implementation and service provision of the On-Board Trucker Information System (OBTIS).<br /><br />Offering a location-based trucking intelligent transport systems solution for the logistics and trucking industry, OBTIS aims to improve the operational efficiency and competitiveness of local industry players.

生產力局為香港專業設計師提供「中國商業美術設計師」資格認證最新資訊 (Chinese Version Only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 12/28/2006 - 13:45

<p class="content">隨 著內地開放服務業市場的多個範疇,專業人士如取得相關的「執業資格」和「從業資格」將有利於事業發展。香港生產力促進局(生產力局)將於二○○七年一月十 八日舉辦「中國商業美術設計師」(CCAD)資格認證免費講座,介紹有關行業的評估要求及考核資格等最新訊息,為有意發展內地市場的香港專業設計師作好準 備。<br /><br />番禺職業技術學院(番禺理工)香港代表辦事處主管黃恩華表示:「在『十一五』規劃下,中央決定進一步擴大職業教育規模,貫切落實『職 業教育法』和『勞動法』,嚴格實行『就業准入制度』及全面推行和規範『職業資格證書制度』,監管所有企業在招錄職員時必須嚴格執行有關規定。」<br /> <br />黃 恩華續稱:「除了確立就業准入制度外,內地人才規管的制度也要求所有公共職業介紹機構,必須標明對招聘人員的技能要求,並須符合國家職業資格等級的條件。 這些制度正在全國逐步落實。政府還正草擬制定『職業技能培訓和鑑定條例』,進一步加強規範工作體系的運行。中國商業美術設計師(CCAD)資格認證,就是 針對香港專業設計師進入內地市場的職業資格。

APCERT Shuts Down Malware Embedded Sites During Drill Exercise

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 12/19/2006 - 13:36

<p>The Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) today (19 December 2006) completed its annual drill to test the timeliness and response capability of leading Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRT) from Asia Pacific economies. <br /><br />The drill focused on handling compromised websites hosting malicious code designed for use in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks.

HKJMA and HKPC Co-organize International Events to Facilitate Exchange on Jewellery Design and Technology

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 12/08/2006 - 13:35

<p class="content">The "2006 World's Jewelry Design Masters, Strategists &amp; Leaders Forum" and the "2006 International Jewelry Design Creativity &amp; Technology Conference", jointly organized by the Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association (HKJMA) and the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), are set to provide a platform for information exchange and business collaboration for Hong Kong and international jewellery enterprises.<br /><br />Held today (8 December 2006) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre,

The Best Brand Enterprise Award 2007 (Greater China) Invites Entries

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 12/06/2006 - 13:34

<p class="content">To recognize the outstanding achievements of enterprises in brand building and management, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (6 December 2006) announced the launch of The Best Brand Enterprise Award 2007 (Greater China).<br /><br />Mr Joseph Poon, General Manager (CEPA Business Development &amp; IP) of HKPC said, "With the implementation of CEPA and the 11th Five-Year Plan, brand building and management is gaining increasing importance.

HKPC on High Gear to Assist Industry in Value Creation

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 11/30/2006 - 15:10

<p class="content">The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will step up its efforts in the areas of automotive and logistics sectors, and technology commercialization, assisting industry to move up the value chain, capturing new business opportunities and overcoming challenges, according to the Hon Andrew Leung, Chairman of HKPC, in his message published in the Council's 2005/06 Annual Report.

Summit Introduces Information Security Forensics to Hong Kong Enterprises

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 11/28/2006 - 15:02

<p class="content">Addressing over 100 participants at the opening ceremony of the Information Security Summit 2006 today (28 November 2006), Dr Stephen Lee, Acting Executive Director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) stated the importance for companies and organizations of all types and sizes to manage the breadth and depth of IT fraud, which can spell colossal disaster for victims.<br /><br />Under the theme of "IT Fraud, Forensics and Security Controls – Looking to 2007 and Beyond", the Summit was jointly organized by the Association of Ce

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

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 11/17/2006 - 14:35

<p>Over 1,000 industrial leaders, manufacturers and senior government officials from Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta (PRD) today (17 November 2006) attended the Hong Kong–PRD Industrial Promotion Gala Dinner held in Zhongshan, 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 of the HKSAR Government (

Conference Presents Advanced Development in Mobile Television

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 11/15/2006 - 14:17

<p>Over 400 representatives from the local telecommunications and media industries attended the "Mobile TV Conference" today (15 November 2006) to obtain the latest market and technological updates on Mobile TV, a nascent industry at the intersection of telecoms and media which offers new opportunities for device-makers, content producers and mobile operators.<br /><br />Supported by the Commerce, Industry and Technology Bureau (CITB) of the HKSAR Government, the Conference was jointly organized by the Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA), th

The Hong Kong Productivity Council Announces Executive Director Appointment

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 11/03/2006 - 14:16

<p class="content">The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) announced today (3 November) the appointment of Mr Wilson Fung Wing Yip as its Executive Director for a period of three years with effect from 27 December 2006. <br /><br />The Chairman of the Council of HKPC, the Hon.

International Conference Unveils New Potentials for Industrial Applications of Nanotechnology

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 11/01/2006 - 13:57

<p class="content">To promote a wider application of nanotechnology by the local industry sectors, the "2006 International Conference on Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials" organized by the Federation of Hong Kong Machinery &amp; Metal Industries (FMM), was officially opened today (1 November 2006) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

HKPC Forges Into the 40th Year With Launch of Productivity Gallery and Installation of Time Capsule

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 10/19/2006 - 14:17

<p class="content">The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (19 October 2006) celebrates its 40th year of services for the local manufacturing and business communities with the launch of the Productivity Gallery and the installation of a Productivity Time Capsule at the HKPC Building.

ICOIA – China Forum Explores Optoelectronics Opportunities on the Mainland

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 10/13/2006 - 14:16

<p>More than 100 representatives from the manufacturing and business sectors attended the 'International Coalition of Optoelectronics Industry Association (ICOIA) - China Forum 2006' organized by the Hong Kong Optoelectronics Association (HKOEA) today (13 October 2006) to obtain the latest information on optoelectronics opportunities on the Mainland.

Hong Kong Pavilion at China Hi-Tech Fair 2006 Opens Today

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 10/12/2006 - 14:16

<p class="content">The Hong Kong Pavilion, jointly organized by the Innovation and Technology Commission (ITC) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to showcase the technological achievements of Hong Kong, was officially opened today (12 October 2006) at the China Hi-Tech Fair (CHTF) 2006 held in the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre.<br /><br />The CHTF is a state-level, international event for the high technology sector held

生產力局為香港塑膠產品製造業人員提供基準考試研修課程 (Chinese Version Only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 09/29/2006 - 14:45

<p>香港生産力促進局(生産力局)聯同國際塑膠工程師學會–香港分會將於二○○六年十月十四日至十二月九日舉辦第二期香港塑膠工程師技能基準考試及試前塑膠技術研修課程,以提升塑膠産品製造業人員的專業技能。<br /><br />生 産力局高級顧問(製造科技)黎偉華說:「相對美國、德國、日本等先進國家及地區,香港現今缺乏認證塑膠工程師技術能力及專業水平之基準試,及協助在職工程 師、技術人員及畢業生達至該水平之課程。本局希望藉此課程提升香港塑膠工程師之專業水平及地位,與世界先進國家接軌。而由於多個製造業均需要塑膠工程師, 所以這課程亦可提升香港整體製造業之能力及世界市場競爭力。」<br /><br />他續說:「本港多個與塑膠行業相關之製造業商會及工業界代表,均認爲這課程可提升在職塑膠工程師、項目工程師及其他相關技術人員的水平,並有助企業挑選合適人才。第一期課程反應熱烈,參與的中高級塑膠技術人員逾40人,因此第二期課程及基準試亦即將展開。」<br /><br />第二期課程及基準試內容包括注塑機、塑膠特性及選擇塑膠部件及注塑模具設計、注塑工藝及創新技術、缺陷分析及問題解決、其他重要的塑膠生産工藝、塑膠二次加工、品質保證及生産管理,由多位資深工程師、塑膠工程師學會理事及顧問主講。

生產力局為中小企舉辦資訊科技提升銷售業績講座 (Chinese Version Only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 09/28/2006 - 14:44

<p>為協助香港中小企更有效地應用資訊科技提升效率及減低成本,香港生產力促進局(生產力局)今日(二○○六年九月二十八日)舉辦「中小企業如何利用資訊科技提升銷售業績講座」,共有二百多位本港中小企代表出席。<br /><br />生 產力局總經理 (企業發展及物流) 李啟倫表示:「現時各大型企業已廣泛應用電子商業以提升營運效率及簡化供應鏈管理,因此中小型公司亦需要改變業務運作模式以配合客戶的需要。而據本局及政 府資訊科技總監辦公室於二○○五年進行的《香港中小型企業電子商業應用指數調查》顯示,受訪的72.1%的貿易公司均有應用不同程度的電子商貿服務。因此 如何靈活地運用資訊科技以增強企業競爭力,是中小企當前的一大課題。」<br /><br />他續說:「中小企業在業務發展的不同階段,對資訊科技基礎設施及應 用方案都有不同需要。例如,在創業期間,企業可利用免費或價格相宜的技術,以有限的資源開展業務。而隨著業務擴充,則需要考慮安裝企業伺服器處理公司資料 及增強員工之溝通和資源共享。在持續拓展階段,中小企則需利用資訊科技提升客戶關係管理及銷售管理,擴闊市場。當企業進一步發展時,業者更需要時刻與客戶 保持連繫,利用資訊科技工具快速回應市場需要,保持競爭力。

HKPC Co-organizes Forum in Changsha to Promote Financing Opportunities and Services of Hong Kong

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 09/26/2006 - 14:43

<p>More than 350 representatives from Mainland enterprises today (26 September 2006) attended the '2006 Summit Forum on International Financing' jointly organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Guangdong-Hong Kong Association for the Promotion of Technology Enterprise (HK) Ltd in Changsha, Hunan province.

HKPC Urges Industry to Get Ready for

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 09/19/2006 - 14:40

<p>At a seminar jointly organized by the China Quality Certification Centre (CQC), the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Centre Testing International (CTI) today (19 September 2006), local manufacturers were urged to prepare for a Mainland regulation governing the use of six hazardous substances in electronic information products.

深港質量論壇介紹卓越績效模式 (Chinese Version Only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 09/13/2006 - 14:39

<p>由深圳市質量技術監督局、香港生產力促進局(生產力局)及深圳市工業經濟聯合會合辦的「2006深港高層質量論壇」,今日(二○○六年九月十三日)在深圳市舉行。<br /><br />論壇開幕禮由深圳市副市長卓欽銳、深圳市質量技術監督局副局長郭曉渝、國務院參事兼全國卓越績效評價準則主要起草人郎志正及生產力局副總裁(企業管理)宋兆麟主持。<br /><br />宋兆麟在會上以「實踐卓越模式 面向全球化競爭」為題介紹「卓越績效模式」在國內、外的推行情況,及生產力局在協助粵港企業提升質量管理和促進兩地交流和合作之工作。他更建議深圳和香港兩地參考國際經驗,合作建立卓越績效企業的評估和交流平台。<br /><br />他 說:「面對全球化的挑戰,內地產業必須加大力度發展自主知識產權及自有品牌的高增值業務,成為具備國際競爭力的優勢企業,這也是『十一五』規劃的重要方 向。而在這過程中,產業必須推行各種國際認証的管理體系,從而在環保、職業健康、社會責任、企業管治等不同的範疇,滿足國際社會和客戶的要求。企業當前最 重要的課題,就是建立一套全面的管理模式,整合企業內部各種管理體系和工具,發動企業全體人員,參與企業的持續改善,實現卓越的績效。

Conference Provides Update on Information Security and IT Service Management

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 08/30/2006 - 15:01

<p class="content">At the Information Security and IT Service Management Conference, opened today (30 August 2006) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, local enterprises were urged to adopt best practices and international management systems to enhance their network security and management standard. <br /><br />Organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), the two-day Conference comprises over 20 seminars and an exhibition on the latest products and services on information security and information technology (IT) service management.

HKPC Organizes Study Mission to Textiles Centre of China

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 08/29/2006 - 15:01

<p>To assist local manufacturers to capture business opportunities in the textiles and garment sector on the Mainland, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will organize a study mission to Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province, from 19 to 22 October 2006.<br /><br />Mr Linus Wu, Senior Consultant (Textiles and Apparel) of HKPC, said, "Situated in the eastern Zhejiang Province, Shaoxing is a major textile manufacturing base on the Mainland, with an annual production volume of 490 million garments and 10 billion metres of printed and dyed fabrics.

'Entrepreneurs in Action' Program Nurtures New Generation of Young Business Leaders

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 08/25/2006 - 14:59

<p class="content">Over 200 young business leaders attended the closing ceremony of the 'Entrepreneurs in Action' Program (EiA Program) for New Era Leaders 2006 jointly organized by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong (JCIHK) and the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (25 August 2006). <br /><br />The event marked the closing of the EiA Program launched in February 2006 to enhance the creativity, brand building capabilities, and leadership skills of business executives of local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

HKPC to Implement Five-day Week in September

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 08/21/2006 - 14:57

<p>The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (21 August 2006) announces the implementation of the five-day week initiative commencing 4 September 2006. <br /><br />Taking into account the necessity to maintain the quality and level of services to industry and the general public, HKPC will adopt new service hours under the five-day week. In general, the business hours of HKPC from Monday to Friday will be from 9 am to 6 pm, while the office will be closed on Saturdays.

Eco-driving Seminars Promote Environmental Awareness Among Local Drivers

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 08/11/2006 - 14:57

<p class="content">To promote environmental awareness among local drivers, the Environmental Protection Department and Electrical and Mechanical Services Department of the HKSAR Government, Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), the Hong Kong Automobile Association, the Hong Kong School of Motoring and the Service Managers Association will jointly organize a series of free seminars on eco-driving.

HKPC Organizes Study Mission to Guangdong to Explore Business Opportunities in Chinese Medicine

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 08/09/2006 - 14:55

<p class="content">To assist local manufacturers to tap business opportunities in the Chinese medicine industry, the Economic and Trade Commission of Guangdong Province, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), the Hong Kong Society of Chinese Medicine, the Guangdong Food and Drug Administration, and the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Guangdong of the HKSAR Government will jointly organize a study mission to Guangdong from 28 to 30 August 2006.<br /><br />Mr Joseph Poon, General Manager (CEPA Business Development and IP) of HKPC, said, "With the wo

HKPC Launches Training Programme to Enhance the Competitiveness of Local Logistics Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 08/07/2006 - 14:54

<p class="content">To enhance the competitiveness of the local logistics industry through the adoption of technology, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will organize a programme entitled “Use of IT and Automation Techniques in Logistics Services”, with funding support from the Hong Kong Logistics Development Council (LOGSCOUNCIL).<br /><br />Mr Vincent Li, Project Manager of the Programme and General Manager (Enterprise Value and Logistics Consultancy) of HKPC, said, “Driven by globalization and advancement in technology, the transportation and logistics

SME Survey Shows Increased Confidence in Business Environment for Third Quarter

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 08/04/2006 - 14:46

<p>After standing at the same level for three consecutive quarters, the latest "Business Operating Environment Index for SMEs" conducted by the SME Centre of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) in July 2006 reported an upward adjustment, reflecting an increased level of confidence among local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the business outlook for the third quarter of 2006.<br /><br />The survey on "Business Operating Environment Index for SMEs" is conducted quarterly to gauge the views of Hong Kong's SMEs in the areas of market

2006 Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Productivity & Quality Category Invites Entries

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 07/31/2006 - 15:11

<p>Local enterprises with outstanding achievements in productivity and quality are invited to enter the 2006 Hong Kong Awards for Industries: Productivity and Quality Category, organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC).<br /> <br />Productivity and Quality is one of the seven categories of the 2006 Hong Kong Awards for Industries, which recognizes performance excellence of local enterprises in both the manufacturing and services sectors and is the only Awards Scheme of its kind championed by the HKSAR Government.<br /><br />Mr M P Au, General Manag

HKPC Develops Water-assisted Injection Moulding System to Enhance the Productivity of Plastics Manufacturers

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 07/26/2006 - 15:11

<p>To boost the productivity of Hong Kong plastics manufacturers, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), with funding support from the Innovation and Technology Fund of the HKSAR Government, has built the first locally designed water-assisted injection moulding system, a prototype model to demonstrate this new technology to industry.<br /><br />Mr L M Li, General Manager (Manufacturing Technology), HKPC, said, "Hollow plastic products such as handles, armrests, and ducts are traditionally moulded by internal gas-assisted moulding technique involving gas injection.

HKPC Organizes Free Seminars on Knowledge and Performance Management in PRD

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 07/20/2006 - 15:10

<p class="content">To enhance the productivity and competitiveness of local companies and their Mainland partners, the Hong Kong Productivity Council's (HKPC) Mainland subsidiaries, the Productivity (Shenzhen) Consulting Co., Ltd. (SZWFOE) and the Productivity (Guangzhou) Consulting Co., Ltd.

Dongguan International Sci-Tech Cooperation Week to Feature New Inventions and Energy Efficiency Technologies

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 07/19/2006 - 15:09

<p class="content">For the third consecutive year, the Dongguan International Sci-Tech Cooperation Week (DISTC) will be held at the Dongguan International Conference and Exhibition Centre to showcase the advanced science and technology projects from the Guangdong Province.

HKPC Organizes International Conference on Green Surface Finishing Technology - Third Event under its

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 07/17/2006 - 15:08

<p class="content">Over 200 representatives from the local manufacturing sector attended the "2006 International Conference on Green Surface Finishing Technology" jointly organized by the Hong Kong Metal Finishing Society (HKMFS) and the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (17 July 2006).

HKPC Develops Diffusion Bonding to Enhance the Capabilities of Local Manufacturers in Moulding and Tooling

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 07/14/2006 - 15:08

<p class="content">To enhance the capabilities of local manufacturers in the production of quality plastic products with improved precision, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), with funding support from the Innovation and Technology Fund of the HKSAR Government, has developed a method to apply diffusion bonding to the incorporation of complicated cooling channels in moulds.<br /> <br />According to Dr L K Yeung, General Manager (Materials Technology) of HKPC, diffusion bonding is a solid-state joining technique that utilizes high heat and pressure to join

HKPC Organizes Training Courses for Apparel and TV Programming Professionals

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 07/12/2006 - 15:05

<p>To enhance the capabilities of local professionals in apparel management and TV programming, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will organize two training programmes in the coming months.<br /><br />Certificate Course on the Development and Marketing of Lingerie and Sleepwear (18 July – 11 August 2006)<br /><br />Apparel executives who would like to upgrade their skills for career advancement should not miss the opportunity to participate in a tailor-made training course offered by HKPC's Productivity Training Institute (PTI).<br /><br /

Open Day for Magnesium Injection Moulding Demonstration Centre

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 07/11/2006 - 15:05

<p class="content">Hong Kong manufacturers planning to enhance their capabilities in the production of high value magnesium parts will have the opportunity to see the technology demonstration on the Open Day for the Magnesium Injection Moulding Demonstration Centre in Shenzhen on 19 July 2006.<br /><br />Set up by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Hong Kong Auto Parts Industry Association with funding support from the Innovation and Technology Fund of the HKSAR Government, the Centre aims to introduce and transfer the latest processing technologie

HKPC Develops Semi-Solid Metal Forming Technology to Enhance the Capabilities of Local Metals Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 07/07/2006 - 15:04

<p class="content">To enhance the capabilities of local manufacturers in the production of high-end light-weight metal products, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Hong Kong Diecasting Association have jointly developed the Semi-Solid Metal Forming (SSM) technology, with funding support from the Innovation and Technology Fund of the HKSAR Government.<br /><br />Introducing the features of the SSM technology, Dr L K Yeung, General Manager (Materials Technology) of HKPC, said, "As a whole, this technology largely resembles the traditional high-p

HKPC Develops e-ID Technology to Enhance the Competitiveness of Local Jewellery Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 06/30/2006 - 15:32

<p class="content">To help Hong Kong jewellery industry sustain its leading position in the world, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and Hong Kong Jewelry Manufacturers' Association, with funding support from the Innovation and Technology Fund of the HKSAR Government, have jointly developed the world's first jewellery numbering system to ensure that traders, retailers and consumers are correctly informed about every piece of jewellery.<br /><br />Mr L M Li, General Manager (Manufacturing Technology) of HKPC, said, "Beautiful design and exqu

HKPC Gauges Views of Manufacturers on Ways to Improve the Environment

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 06/29/2006 - 15:31

<p>The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (29 June 2006) organized a consultation forum to explore the roles that the local manufacturing industry can take in addressing the environmental issues in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta (PRD).<br /><br />Over 20 representatives from the local electronics, electrical appliances, printed circuit board, machinery and metals, diecasting, foundry, textiles and tannery, bleaching and dyeing, food processing, printing, automotive parts, and critical components sectors participated in the Forum chaired by the Hon.

Over 100 Seafood Eateries / Outlets and Seawater Suppliers Accredited under the Quality Seawater Assurance Scheme

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 06/27/2006 - 15:21

<p class="content">Over 100 eateries and outlets from seven local seafood traders and seawater supplier were among the first batch of successful applicants of the Quality Seawater Assurance Scheme (QSAS) who were presented with certificates at a ceremony today (27 June 2006) officiated by Mrs Carrie Yau, Permanent Secretary for Health, Welfare and Food (Food and Environmental Hygiene), HKSAR Government.<br /><br />Initiated by the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau (HWFB) of the HKSAR Government, with the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) appointed as the Accred

HKPC Organizes Certificate Courses to Enhance Capabilities of Local Designers

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 06/26/2006 - 15:19

<p>To help local designers enhance their design capabilities, the Productivity Training Institute (PTI) of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will organize two certificate courses in the coming months.<br /><br />Certificate Course on 3D Computer Graphics and Modelling (13 July to 31 August 2006)<br /><br />Local designers involved in graphic, interior and product design will be able to enhance their capabilities from this training course.<br /><br />Mr Eric Ching, Principal Consultant (Productivity Training Institute) of HKPC, said, "In

Study Mission Explores Business Opportunities and Technologies of Aircraft Components Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 06/21/2006 - 15:19

<p>To assist local manufacturers to keep abreast of the latest developments and technologies in the aircraft components industry, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will organize a study mission to Germany and the UK on 18 to 23 July 2006.<br /><br />Mr L M Li, General Manager (Manufacturing Technology) of HKPC, said, "The rapidly growing aviation industry on the Mainland has driven up the demand for aircraft components.

HKPC Develops Customized Cold Spraying to Enhance Manufacturers' Competitiveness

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 06/19/2006 - 15:18

<p class="content">To help local manufacturers comply with international environmental regulations, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), with funding support from the Innovation and Technology Fund of the HKSAR Government, has developed a cold spraying process that is capable of hardening moulds and repairing big engineering parts without causing pollution.<br /><br />Dr L K Yeung, General Manager (Material Technology) of HKPC, said, "Chromium electroplating has been used on metal moulds and engineering parts for surface finishing.

HKPC Organizes Manufacturing Solution Day – Second Event under its

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 06/16/2006 - 15:17

<p>Over 300 industry representatives from the textile and apparel, toys, electronics and electrical sectors attended the Manufacturing Solution Day 2006 organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (16 June 2006).<br /><br />Comprising a seminar, workshops and an exhibition, the Manufacturing Solution Day 2006 is the second event of the "Productivity Conference Series" under the "HKPC – Into the 40th Year" Programme.

HKPC Organizes Anti-Spam Seminar

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 06/14/2006 - 15:16

<p class="content">To assist local companies and the general public to fight spam, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team (HKCERT), and the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) of the HKSAR Government, today (14 June 2006) jointly organized the Anti-Spam Seminar.

Hong Kong and Guangdong Enterprises Recognized for Outstanding Achievements in Brand Building and Management

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 06/09/2006 - 15:14

<p class="content">Forty-six enterprises from Hong Kong and Guangdong with outstanding achievements in brand building and management were recognized today (9 June 2006) at the presentation ceremony of 'The Best Brand Enterprise Award 2006 (Guangdong &amp; Hong Kong)' organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC).<br /><br />The presentation ceremony was officiated by Ms Yvonne Choi, Permanent Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology (Commerce and Industry) of the HKSAR Government; HKPC Chairman, the Hon.

HKPC Organizes Diploma Courses in Product Design and Apparel Merchandising

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 06/07/2006 - 15:13

<p class="content">To enhance the capabilities of local professionals in product design and apparel merchandising, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will organize two training programmes in the coming months.<br /><br />Diploma in Global Consumer Product Design (Toys &amp; Lifestyle Products), 14 June – 14 December 2006<br /><br />Product designers involved in toys and lifestyle items will be able to enhance their design capabilities by participating in this practical training programme organized by the Productivity Training Institute of H

Hong Kong Illustrators Inspired by

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 06/02/2006 - 15:12

<p class="content">Hong Kong's illustrators and commercial art designers were able to broaden their horizons and gain inspiration for both creative and business ideas from a ten-month "i.mission" Programme organized by the Hong Kong Society of Illustrators (HKSI).<br /><br />With the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) as the implementation organization, the "i.mission - Professional Exchange and Enhancement Programme on Creative Commercial Arts and Design in Hong Kong" was held from June 2005 to April 2006.

HKPC Introduces Single Point Diamond Machining Technology to Local Spectacles Industry

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 05/30/2006 - 15:45

<p class="content">To help the local spectacles industry capitalize on the rising demand for free-form lenses, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) has introduced the Single Point Diamond Machining (SPDM) Technology to manufacturers to meet this new market need.<br /><br />According to Mr L M Li, General Manager (Manufacturing Technology) of HKPC, the SPDM is a material removal process in which a single-crystal natural diamond cutting tool is used to carve a non-ferrous substrate to generate surfaces to submicron dimensional tolerances.

No Significant Change in SME Business Operating Environment Index for the Second Quarter, Survey Shows

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 05/29/2006 - 15:44

<p>According to the latest findings of a survey conducted by the SME Centre of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) in April 2006, the overall index on business operating environment for local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) for the second quarter stood at 6.8%.

Seminar Presents Water Resources Technologies and Management Solutions

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 05/23/2006 - 15:41

<p class="content">Local manufacturers looking for ways to tackle wastewater treatment and water resources management problems will be able to obtain the solutions at the Seminar on "Water Resources Technologies and Management Through Innovation" jointly organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management Hong Kong (CIWEM HK) on 6 June 2006.<br /><br />Featuring experts from Europe, the USA, and Hong Kong, the Seminar will present advanced technologies for wastewater treatment, as we

HKPC Develops 3D Automatic Laser Deposit Welding System for Mould Repair and Modification

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 05/22/2006 - 15:39

<p class="content">To enhance the competitiveness of the local mould and die industry, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) has developed an integrated 3D automatic laser deposit welding system that can help manufacturers repair and modify moulds with high precision.<br /> <br />Introducing the advantages of the laser welding technology, Mr L M Li, General Manager (Manufacturing Technology) of HKPC, said, "When a product design specification changes or a mould is damaged, it usually takes a long time for mould manufacturers to re-work or repair with the

Hong Kong and Shenzhen Companies Explore Collaboration Opportunities at Animation Forum and Trade Fair in Shenzhen

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 05/18/2006 - 15:38

<p class="content">More than 150 industry practitioners from the digital entertainment sectors in Shenzhen and Hong Kong attended the "Forum on Shenzhen-Hong Kong Animation Industry: Environment, Development and Cooperation" jointly organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), Shenzhen Science &amp; Industry Park Corporation, and Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Ltd at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre today (18 May 2006).

HKPC Organizes First Conference under its

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 05/16/2006 - 15:37

<p class="content">At the 2006 International Conference for Asia Pacific Automotive Industry today (16 May 2006), Dr Stephen Lee, Director (Product Productivity) of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) urged the automotive parts industry to adopt advanced technologies and efficient management methods to tap the fast growing Mainland market and the new opportunities arising from CEPA.<br /><br />Organized by HKPC, the Digi-International Exhibitions Company Limited and China Auto Parts &amp; Accessories Corporation, the Conference is part of the "Prod

HKPC and Microsoft Launch

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 05/16/2006 - 15:36

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

HKPC Organizes Seminar for SMEs on Effective Use of ERP Business Enhancement Tools

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 05/12/2006 - 15:36

<p class="content">Over 100 representatives from local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) attended a seminar organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and Microsoft Hong Kong Limited (Microsoft) today (12 May 2006) to obtain the latest updates on the effective use of ERP business enhancement tools.<br /><br />Under the theme of "Increase Competitiveness Through Effective Use of ERP Business Enhancement Tools", the Seminar was the latest event under the "Productivity Plus Initiative" launched by HKPC and Microsoft to help lo

Hong Kong Companies to Showcase 'Ultra-dimension of Digital Entertainment' at Electronic Entertainment Expo in LA

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Sat, 05/06/2006 - 15:34

<p>Innovative digital entertainment productions from Hong Kong will be showcased at the Hong Kong Pavilion of the Electronic Entertainment Expo (E³) 2006, the world's largest trade show for computer and video games, from 10 to 12 May 2006 in Los Angeles, USA.

CEO Forum Facilitates Experience Exchange on Innovative Management and Branding Strategies

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 05/05/2006 - 15:33

<p>To help young local entrepreneurs enhance their creativity and leadership skills as well as other abilities to meet the challenges of the 21st century, the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong (JCIHK) and Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (5 May 2006) organized the "CEO Forum on Entrepreneur Tactics in New Era".

Automotive Study Mission Explores Business Opportunities in the Yangtze River Region

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 05/04/2006 - 15:33

<p>To assist local manufacturers to tap automotive opportunities in the Yangtze River region of the Mainland, the Hong Kong Critical Components Manufacturers Association (HKCCMA) will organize a study mission to Nanjing for 7-11 May 2006. The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is the implementation agent of the event.

HKPC Technology (Holdings) Co., Ltd. Signs First Licensing Agreement with Private Sector for Technology Commercialization

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 04/27/2006 - 13:08

<p class="content">The HKPC Technology (Holdings) Co., Ltd., a subsidiary of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), today (27 April, 2006) signed the first licensing agreement with a local company for the commercialization of an environmental management system developed by HKPC.<br /><br />The signing ceremony between HKPC Technology (Holdings) Co., Ltd. and Nishitani (Asia) Ltd on the Handy Toilet Waste Disinfection System (HTWDS) was officiated by Dr Samson Tam, Chairman of HKPC Technology (Holdings) Co., Ltd.

HKPC Develops Plasma Treatment Technology to Equip Textiles for Rainy or Sunny Days

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 04/25/2006 - 13:05

<p class="content">The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) has developed an innovative treatment method to equip textiles with long-lasting additional functions such as resistance to crease, stain, water, UV and bacteria to meet the demands of today's sophisticated consumers.<br /><br />According to Mr Raymond Chan, Senior Consultant (Materials Technology) of HKPC, "Traditionally, chemicals or resins with these desired properties are applied to textile surfaces by dispersion or coating methods, which nevertheless forge only weak bonding between the ch

Jewellery Seminar Presents Dazzling Business Opportunities in the PRD

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 04/21/2006 - 13:04

<p class="content">More than 100 representatives from the local jewellery industry obtained the latest information on business opportunities in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) region of the Mainland at a seminar jointly organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the China Market Consultancy today (21 April 2006).<br /><br />Entitled "Brand Building for Hong Kong Jewellery on the Mainland", the Seminar presented the CEPA opportunities and brand building strategies for Hong Kong jewellers, the market and industry trends in the PRD, as well as

Outstanding Achievements Honoured at the 4th Digital Entertainment Excellence Awards

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 03/22/2006 - 14:12

<p class="content">Local professionals with outstanding achievements in digital entertainment were recognized today (22 March 2006) at the presentation ceremony of the 4th 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 Industry Support Centre, Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Association (HKDEA) and Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association (WTIA).<br /><br />The ceremony was officiated

The Hong Kong Productivity Council: In Search of the Next Executive Director

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 03/13/2006 - 14:12

<p>The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (13 March 2006) announced that Mr. K K Yeung will retire from the HKPC on completion of his term of office on 31 August 2006. Mr. Yeung has served the HKPC since 1 September 2003 as Executive Director, with a mandate to reposition its business and to realign the organization accordingly. <br /><br />The Chairman of the HKPC, the Honourable Andrew Leung, thanked Mr. Yeung for his contributions to the HKPC.

Conference Presents Anti-spam Strategies and Solutions

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 03/10/2006 - 14:11

<p class="content">To assist local companies and the general public to fight spam, the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and the Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO), HKSAR Government, today (10 March 2006) jointly organized the Anti-Spam Conference at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. <br /><br />More than 450 participants attended the event to obtain the latest information for tackling spamming.

Survey Shows Steady Growth of Mobile Commerce Users among SMEs

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 03/07/2006 - 14:10

<p class="content">Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are gradually adopting mobile commerce in their daily 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 2005.<br /><br />The "Survey on Mobile Commerce Adoption in Hong Kong" was conducted annually to study the deployment of mobile commerce by the local business sector, in which 97.7% of the establishments* are SMEs.

Survey Shows Increasing Adoption of Higher Levels of eBusiness among SMEs

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 03/01/2006 - 14:09

<p>Local SMEs adopting higher levels of eBusiness are steadily 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 eBusiness Adoption in Hong Kong" was conducted annually to study the development and deployment of eBusiness in the local business sector, in which 97.7% of the establishments* are SMEs. In this survey, a total of 2,008 local establishments were interviewed by telephone from July to December 2005.

79 Companies Honoured at 2005 Hong Kong Awards for Industries Presentation

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 02/27/2006 - 14:16

<p class="content">Seventy-nine companies were honoured today (27 February 2006) at the 2005 Hong Kong Awards for Industries (HKAI) Awards Presentation Ceremony officiated by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR, the Honourable Donald Tsang.<br /><br />The Hong Kong Awards for Industries was officially launched in 2005 by merging the former Hong Kong Awards for Industry and Hong Kong Awards for Services, established in 1989 and 1997 respectively, to rationalise and update the two awards schemes.

Seminar Helps Local SMEs Improve Productivity Through Effective Use of IT Tools

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 02/24/2006 - 14:15

<p class="content">Over 150 representatives from local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) attended a seminar organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and Microsoft Hong Kong Limited (Microsoft) today (24 February 2006) to obtain the latest updates on the effective use of information technology (IT) tools.<br /><br />Under the theme of "Productivity Improvement Through Effective Use of IT Tools", the seminar was the first event under the "Productivity Plus Initiative" launched by HKPC and Microsoft to help local companies m

JCIHK & HKPC Launch “Entrepreneurs in Action” Program for Young Leaders of Local SMEs

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 02/17/2006 - 14:14

<p class="content">Young local entrepreneurs who would like to enhance their creativity, brand building capability, leadership skills as well as other abilities to meet the challenges of the 21st century are urged to participate in a program launched today (17 February 2006) by the Junior Chamber International Hong Kong (JCIHK) and Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC).

Local SMEs Remain Positive Towards Hong Kong's Business Operation Environment

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 02/09/2006 - 14:13

<p class="content">Local small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) generally remain positive towards Hong Kong's business operating environment in the first quarter of 2006, according to the latest findings of a survey conducted by the SME Centre of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) in January 2006.<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, ope

Survey Shows Only 31% of Local Enterprises Have Specific Plans for Corporate Development

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 01/20/2006 - 14:17

<p class="content">While the majority of local enterprises lack corporate development plans and look to their internal resources for growth, only a small percentage of companies seek alternative means to finance their future growth, according to a corporate growth survey conducted in December 2005 by the SME Centre of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC).<br /><br />According to Mr Vincent Li, General Manager (Enterprise Value and Logistics Consultancy) of HKPC, the "Corporate Growth Survey" was initiated to study the development model and strategi

Quality Seawater Assurance Scheme Minimizes the Risk of Seafood Contamination

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 01/19/2006 - 14:16

<p class="content">To enhance the quality of seawater used for keeping live seafood, the Health, Welfare and Food Bureau (HWFB) of the HKSAR Government today (19 January 2006) launched the Quality Seawater Assurance Scheme (QSAS) for seawater suppliers and seafood traders in Hong Kong.

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