2008

Appointments to Hong Kong Productivity Council announced (Government Press Release)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 12/31/2008 - 13:29

<p class="content">The Government today (December 31) announced that the Chief Executive had re-appointed Mr Andrew Leung Kwan-yuen, Chairman of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) for a six-month period from tomorrow (January 1).<br /><br />"Although Mr Leung will have served as Chairman of the HKPC for six years by the end of this year, having regard to the current economic situation, as a special arrangement, we have asked Mr Leung to stay on for a further six months," a government spokesman said.<br /><br />Mr Leung was first appoi

深港生產力基地與深圳市光明新區合作推行升級轉型項目 (Chinese Version only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 12/11/2008 - 13:29

<p>為配合國家調整加工貿易及環保政策,落實「深港創新圈」戰略,協助企業應對金融海嘯,由香港生產力促進局(生產力局)及深圳中小企業服務中心共同組建的深港生產力基地與深圳市光明新區,將合作推行一項為期兩年的企業升級轉型項目。<br /><br />深 圳深港生產力基地有限公司董事總經理葛明博士與深圳市光明新區經濟發展辦公室主任王湘閩,今天(2008年12月11日)在深圳市光明新區黨工委書記、管 委會主任田夫及生產力局流程管理部署理總經理劉競明見證下,簽署《共同促進光明新區企業轉型升級發展循環經濟合作意向書》。<br /><br />葛明博士表 示:「深港生產力基地很高興與光明新區合作,落實『深港創新圈』策略,以生產力局多年來在支援企業的經驗及能力,協助區內企業轉型升級,實施清潔生產,達 至節能降耗的目標。我們期望雙方合作不僅是『深港創新圈』下一階段其中一個重點工作,而且可以成為一個示範項目。」<br /><br />根據合作協議,項目分三個階段進行,內容包括企業調查及分析、全方位企業人員培訓、企業診斷服務、建立配合深圳市光明新區產業發展的公共服務平台、轉型升級試點企業示範及推廣項目。

APCERT Nailed Down Online Underground Economy in Annual Regional Drill Exercise

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 12/05/2008 - 11:05

<p>The Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Center (HKCERT) recently joined hands with 13 counterpart bodies in the Asia Pacific in an annual regional drill to enhance their preparedness in fighting against organized malicious cyber attacks.<br /><br />HKCERT, managed by the Hong Kong Productivity Council, also involved in the design of the Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) drill scenarios which simulated large scale attacks by professional cyber criminal groups.

「珠三角企業升級、轉型及江門新商機交流會」今天召開 (Chinese Version only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 11/28/2008 - 13:33

<p>由 香港生產力促進局(生產力局)、香港工業總會及珠三角工業協會主辦,香港特區政府駐粵經濟貿易辦事處及江門市人民政府榮譽主辦的第七屆「香港珠三角工商界 聯合晚會」,今天(2008年11月28日)在江門市舉行。為配合是次活動,主辦機構特別舉辦「珠三角企業升級、轉型及江門新商機交流會」作為大會的序幕 活動,並由江門市副市長易中強致開幕辭。<br /><br />在交流會上,香港生產力促進局副總裁(企業管理)宋兆麟向二百位來自香港及珠三角的工商業代表表示,生產力局將通過其內地及香港的專業服務網絡,提供「升轉一站通」服務,加大力度支援工商企業升級、轉型,度過經濟困境。<br /><br />宋 兆麟介紹生產力局如何協助業界面對升級轉型的挑戰時表示:「生產力局獲得香港特區政府商務及經濟發展局撥款資助,今年六月推出『升轉一站通』計劃,為企業 提供橫跨整個價值鏈的綜合支援服務。推出至今,共舉辦了23個推廣項目,包括研討會及介紹會,共有逾四千位企業代表參與。而專門針對廠商的營運問題,並提 供改善方案的實地評估服務,將於月內展開首階段的工作。此外,本局設於深圳的『升轉一站通支援中心』,最近已投入服務,協助推行有關項目。

HKPC Grooms its Team to Serve Industries Amid Crisis

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 11/27/2008 - 13:32

<p>The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) will continue to strengthen its team and step up its efforts to support Hong Kong enterprises to overcome the current economic downturn.<br /><br />Making the pledge as the Council releases its 2007/08 Annual Report today (27 November 2008), Mr Wilson Fung, Executive Director of HKPC, said, "The most valuable asset of HKPC is our people.

企管專家呼籲企業檢視營運求變求存 (Chinese Version only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 11/21/2008 - 13:32

<p>經濟逆轉,不少行業生意趨於淡靜。香港生產力促進局總經理(企業管理)鄭偉文表示,行政管理人員應利用這段時間檢視企業的人力資源策略及轉變營運模式,配合市場需要,以達至轉危為機。<br /><br />生 產力局自成立以來,致力為企業提供人力資源發展及企業管理培訓及顧問服務。最近,生產力局在《廣州日報》首次舉辦的「2008中國最佳人力資源服務機構」 評選活動上,以其專業、優質及高效的服務榮獲大獎,是唯一獲獎的香港機構。其他得獎的10家機構均為國際著名人力資源服務機構。是次評選活動獲15家全國 主要報章支持,頒獎禮於日前在廣州的「第六屆中國人力資源管理大會」上舉行,共有超過500家知名企業人力資源高層代表出席。<br /><br />鄭偉文日前 代表生產力局接受《廣州日報》頒發的「2008中國最佳人力資源服務機構」大獎時表示:「在經濟步伐放緩之際,企業管理人員不應停下來。反之,應重新制定 營銷策略,以正面、積極的態度提升企業及個人的『抗逆指數』,在急速轉變的環境下求變求存。同時,企業主管亦要加强實力,領導機構上下一心,跨越困境。

Hacking Attacks up 44% , HKPC Warned

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 11/19/2008 - 13:31

<p>An alarming surge in hacking attacks has sparked calls for a comprehensive strategy to combat cyber crimes in Hong Kong.<br /><br />Speaking at the opening of the "Information Security Summit 2008" today (19 November 2008), Mr Wilson Fung, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), urged the government and computer users to work together on enhancing information security (IS) after 483 hacking cases were reported to the HKPC-managed Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT) in the first 10 months of this year

Biomedical Engineers Turn Novel Research into Patient Benefits

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 10/23/2008 - 12:35

<p>Scientists, engineers and manufacturers have vowed to work together to turn groundbreaking biomedical research into patient and financial benefits at the BME2008 Hong Kong Biomedical Engineering International Conference which opened today (23 October 2008).<br /><br />Jointly organized by the Biomedical Division of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), the three-day event presents the latest R&amp;D results in biomedical engineering, business opportunities, and framework in mandatory regulation of medical device

HK Electronic Game Companies Urged to Take on More Game Outsourcing and Pre-production Jobs to Enhance Competitiveness

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 10/06/2008 - 12:34

<p>[Hong Kong, 6th October, 2008] Hong Kong electronic game companies must make better use of the growing global trend of outsourcing games production to enhance their competitiveness, according to a recently-completed 12-month study by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) on the development of the electronic game industry in eight countries and regions<br /><br />A total of 46 game publishers, game developers and game outsourcing companies from Hong Kong, mainland China, Taiwan, Japan, UK, US, Canada, and Iceland were interviewed on their business practices in the fi

「第二屆香港流動影片節」擴闊「第四類屏幕」創意視野 (Chinese Version only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 10/03/2008 - 12:34

<p>隨 著功能的提升及網絡的開展,流動電話已發展成為個人化的屏幕,讓大眾可以隨時隨地享受影片帶來的樂趣,預計這個被喻為「第四類屏幕」的新興市場將為香港的 創意工業帶來龐大商機。繼去年成功創辦「香港流動影片節」後,香港無線科技商會及香港生產力促進局(生產力局)今年舉辦第二屆影片節,以「小螢幕,大故 事」為口號及「走入社群,邁向亞洲」為主題,藉以推廣有關行業及鼓勵創意人才發展。<br /><br />「第二屆香港流動影片節」獲香港特別行政區政府商務及 經濟發展局和影視及娛樂事務管理處資助,啟動禮於今天 (2008年10月3日)假香港藝術中心Agnès b. 電影院舉行,由香港電影發展局秘書長馮永、香港無線科技商會主席趙志洋及生產力局副總裁(企業管理)宋兆麟主禮。<br /><br />香港無線科技商會主席趙 志洋指出:「據國際電訊技術研究機構Northern Sky Research的最新流動電視/電影調查報告顯示,預料全球流動電視及流動影片用戶將由2007年底的5千7百萬戶增長至2013年的5億6千萬戶,有 關服務可為業界帶來90億美元的收入。要滿足這個龐大的市場,需要大量有創意的流動影片提供豐富的內容。『香港流動影片節』正好締造了一個鼓勵創作及促進 本港行業發展的平台,為流動電話這『第四類屏幕』提供更多精采的內容。

Twenty-three Enterprises Recognized for Branding Excellence

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 09/12/2008 - 12:36

<p>Electric appliance manufacturer Midea Group and property developer Shui On Land were named the grand award winners of 'The Best Brand Enterprise Award 2008 (Greater China)' at a presentation ceremony today (12 September 2008) officiated by Mr Joseph Lai, Director General of Trade and Industry of the HKSAR Government.

HKPC Goes on the Offensive against Attacks on Local Websites

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 08/13/2008 - 12:37

<p>Information security experts at the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) had gone on the offensive to help local websites to ward off cyber attacks, said Mr Wilson Fung, Executive Director of HKPC, at the opening of the "IT Management Showcase 2008" today (13 August 2008).<br /><br />Mr Fung said: "Since April this year, the Hong Kong Computer Emergency Response Team Coordination Centre (HKCERT), managed by HKPC, has identified some 80 local websites that had been plagued by malicious codes.

研討會介紹企業就地轉型、搬遷及分類管理 (Chinese Version only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 07/25/2008 - 12:41

<p>為進一步完善加工貿易管理,推進產業轉型升級,內地海關最近修訂了加工貿易貨物監管辦法及企業分類辦法。香港特區政府商務及經濟發展局將與香港生產力促進局(生產力局)合辦免費研討會,協助港商更深入了解有關法規的內容及執行細節。<br /><br />「內地加工貿易政策研討會:內地海關對新法規的解說」將於8月6日在九龍塘生產力大樓舉行,由國家海關總署廣東分署加工貿易處副處長黃祖活及稽查處主任科員莫武浪主講。<br /><br />講者亦會介紹內地海關協助加工貿易企業就地轉型及搬遷的最新措施,包括所涉及的程序及手續。<br /><br />這個研討會是生產力局「升轉一站通」(TURN) 計劃之其中一個推廣活動。該計劃於今年6月推出,提供一站式的支援平台,由生產力局聯同逾百個包括工業支援機構、工商行業組織及商會、金融及科技機構等策略伙伴,協助港商解決業務升級轉型,以至轉移生產基地等難題。<br /><br />如欲查詢研討會之詳情,請致電(852) 2788 6359或電郵︰jennyfung@hkpc.org與生產力局馮小姐聯絡

Manufacturers Make the Right TURN to Transform, Upgrade and Relocate

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 06/12/2008 - 12:42

<p>The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and strategic partners from more than 100 industry support organizations, trade associations, financial and technology institutions are in united front to support local manufacturers to 'TURN' under the challenges of the Mainland's processing trade policy.<br /><br />TURN, the acronym for 'Transform, Upgrade and Relocate for a New horizon', is HKPC's new initiative for industry.

HKPC-HKTB Join Hands to Enhance Service Standards of Local Retail and Catering Industries

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 05/30/2008 - 12:47

<p>Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) was again selected as the assessor of the Hong Kong Tourism Board's (HKTB) Quality Tourism Services (QTS) Scheme applicants and accredited merchants from the retail and catering industries for another two years till 2010, setting a straight nine-year record in this role to improve the sectors' standards.<br /><br />A signing ceremony between Mr Anthony Lau, Executive Director of HKTB, and Mr Wilson Fung, Executive Director of HKPC, was held today (30 May 2008) to mark the continuation of this co-operation which commenced s

HKPC Collaborates with Government of Alberta, Canada, on Technology Partnership

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 05/21/2008 - 12:44

<p>The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (21 May 2008) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with The Ministry of Advanced Education and Technology, Government of Alberta, Canada, to strengthen collaboration between HKPC and Alberta-based technology companies.<br /><br />At the signing ceremony, Dr Stephen Lee, Director (Technology Development) of HKPC, said: "Under this agreement, HKPC will assist Alberta-based technology companies seeking to commercially apply their innovation and services in Hong Kong and Mainland through the Council's services includ

HKPC and Jiangmen Economic Board of Trade Signs Cooperation Agreement (Chinese Version only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 05/09/2008 - 12:43

<p>為促進香港及江門市產業升級、轉型,香港生產力促進局(生產力局)及江門市經濟貿易局(江門市經貿局),今天(2008年5月9日)宣佈加強兩地交流與合作。<br /><br />生產力局副總裁(科技發展科)李錫勳博士與江門市經貿局局長溫偉文,今天在江門市人民政府副市長易中強見證下,簽署《促進江港經貿發展合作備忘錄》。<br /><br />李錫勳博士表示:「生產力局很高興能夠與江門市人民政府簽署這份合作備忘錄。我們希望在優勢互補、互惠互利的原則下,共同推動香港及江門市產業提升,促進江港經貿發展。」<br /><br />根據協議,生產力局及江門市經貿局將透過合作組織培訓、考察、研討、展覽、諮詢診斷及設立技術轉化平台等形式,為江港中小企業在產業升級轉型、技術提升、產品研發、工業設計、節能減排等方面提供支援,以促進兩地中小企業發展。<br /><br />雙方合作領域包括建立科技服務平台、推廣清潔生產技術、開展創新知識產權認定和推廣企業品牌、企業家及中高層管理人員培訓、幫助江門企業發展海外市場、建立創新或工業設計中心、開展區域中小企業診斷輔導合作及協助港商在江門尋找合作伙伴。

Start of a New Chapter for Hong Kong WiMAX and DTV Industry (Chinese Version only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 04/15/2008 - 13:01

<p>為協助香港企業把握全球微波接入互通作業系統(WiMAX)及數碼電視(DTV)科技帶來的新商機,一個由本地主要工商組織及工業支援和科研機構發起的「WiMAX及DTV產業聯盟」,今天(2008年4月15日)正式成立。<br /><br />聯盟由香港工業總會(工總)轄下香港電子業總會、香港電子業商會、香港無線科技商會、香港生產力促進局(生產力局)及香港應用科技研究院有限公司(應科院) 發起,旨在為有意參與WiMAX及DTV行業發展或從事有關產品和服務的企業,提供一個交流和合作的平台。<br /><br />聯 盟的成立儀式在香港會議展覽中心舉行,在香港特別行政區政府商務及經濟發展局常任秘書長(通訊及科技)劉吳惠蘭的見證下,由工總轄下香港電子業總會主席譚 偉豪博士、香港電子業商會主席陳其鑣教授、香港無線科技商會主席趙志洋、生產力局總裁馮永業及應科院行政總裁楊雄哲教授出席主禮。<br /><br />聯盟將透過一系列交流活動及研討會,介紹有關科技的最新發展,促進業界合作。此外,聯盟屬下設有多個產業組別,致力鼓勵會員以合資或其他形式合作開發WiMAX及DTV科技項目。

Electronics Manufacturers Gear Up for New Business Opportunities with Extra Investment on Embedded Software

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 04/14/2008 - 13:00

<p>The following is issued on behalf of the America Hong Kong Electronics Association (now known as the Hong Kong Electronics &amp; Technologies Association):<br /><br />(HONG KONG: April 14, 2008) More Hong Kong electronics manufacturers are investing more on embedded software to boost products development and design, according to the "Hong Kong Embedded Software Survey 2007".<br /><br />The Survey was initiated by the America Hong Kong Electronics Association (AHKEA) [now known as the Hong Kong Electronics &amp; Technologies Association (HKE

HKPC Volunteers Kick off with Toy Bank Inauguration and Children Fun Day (Chinese Version only)

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Sat, 04/05/2008 - 12:51

<p>一間滿載笑聲及歡樂的「玩具銀行」,日前(4月2日)在香港成立,創辦這間「銀行」的,是香港生產力促進局(生產力局)的一群義工。<br /><br />生產力局義工隊在多家本港玩具廠商及商會的支持下,收集了超過1,500件玩具產品存入「玩具銀行」,供轉贈予有需要的兒童及家庭。今天(4月5日)義工隊更夥拍香港家庭福利會舉辦「兒童日活動」,為該會的小朋友安排多項遊戲節目並送贈玩具,共渡一個愉快的週末。<br /><br />生產力局總裁馮永業對慷慨捐贈玩具的廠商表示衷心感謝。馮永業又多謝一班熱心的員工於工餘時間投入義務工作,回饋社會。<br /><br />他說:「生產力局義工隊成立只有短短個多月,便能引起部份廠商對社會的關懷。我期望有關活動今後可以獲得工業界及社會更大的支持,令『玩具銀行』的規模日漸壯大,及有更多有需要的兒童和家庭受惠。」<br /><br />新聞界如有垂詢,請致電:(852) 2788 5036或電郵︰felixchan@hkpc.org與生產力局企業傳訊部陳尚匡聯絡

Speed up EMC Compliance with New Facilities at HKPC

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Mon, 03/31/2008 - 13:03

<p>The local electronics industry is now better equipped to comply with the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) requirements of major overseas markets with the enhanced facilities of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC)'s EMC Centre, recognised as the most comprehensive EMC laboratory in Hong Kong.<br /><br />Mr Eddy Chan, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government, Dr Samson Tam, Deputy Chairman of HKPC, and Mr Wilson Fung, Executive Director of HKPC, today (31 March 2008) officiated at a ceremony marking the launch of the $2 million test

Regional Information Security Experts Keep Emerging Cyber Threats at Bay

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 03/12/2008 - 14:02

<p>Information security (IS) experts from the Asia Pacific region have vowed to strengthen cooperation to ward off attacks in the cyber world. <br /><br />The above pledge was made by more than 150 IS experts as they met in Hong Kong from 10 to 12 March 2008 to explore the best way forward to combat emerging cyber threats.<br /><br />The "Asia Pacific Computer Emergency Response Team (APCERT) Conference and Annual General Meeting" was held in Hong Kong for first time.

Boosting Consumer Confidence:Hong Kong Launches 1st Standard Methods for Diamond Testing

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 03/04/2008 - 14:02

<p>To strengthen Hong Kong's status as a world leading jewellery centre for consumer and international buyers, the Gemmological Association of Hong Kong (GAHK) with the technical assistance of the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and funding support of the SME Development Fund of the Trade and Industry Department, HKSAR Government, has successfully developed Hong Kong's first standard methods for testing diamonds.<br /><br />Introducing the "Standard Methods for Testing Diamond for Hong Kong" at a press conference today (4 March 2008), Mr Louis Lo,

HKPC Supports Financial Secretary's Budgeting Philosophy

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Wed, 02/27/2008 - 14:07

<p>The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) fully supports the Financial Secretary's principles underpinning his 2008-09 Budget - the commitment to society, sustainability and pragmatism.<br /><br />The Council in particular welcomes the initiatives mentioned in the Budget Speech to improve the environment through the provision of concessionary measures to encourage the use of environment-friendly machinery and equipment, and commercial vehicles.

Building Business with Good Corporate Governance Practices

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Tue, 02/26/2008 - 14:06

<p>To promote good corporate governance practices among local SMEs, The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (HKIoD) has commissioned the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) to launch a new 13-month programme in March 2008 with funding support by the SME Development Fund of the Trade and Industry Department of the HKSAR Government.<br /><br />The Programme will include a series of seminars and workshops, a pilot programme for SMEs in five different industry sectors including manufacturing, trading, service, wholesale and retail and the production of the "SME Corporate G

Call for Best Enterprises in Greater China

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 02/21/2008 - 14:05

<p>Enterprises in Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan and the Mainland can further boost their reputation and competitiveness by taking part in The Best Brand Enterprise Award 2008 (Greater China) jointly organized by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) and China Trademark Association.<br /><br />Launched in 2006, the Award Scheme aims to recognize the outstanding achievements of enterprises in brand building and management.<br /><br />At a seminar to kick off the 2008 Award Scheme today (21 February 2008), Dr Stephen Lee, Director (Technology Development) of HKPC a

HKPC Announces Senior Management Appointment

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 02/14/2008 - 14:04

<p>The Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Jonathan Ho as General Manager of Corporate Communications.<br /><br />Mr Ho joined the Council on 11 February 2008, bringing to his position extensive experience in media, corporate communications and public relations from both the public and private sectors.

HK Bankers Finance Cleaner Production

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Thu, 01/31/2008 - 14:08

<p class="content">Hong Kong manufacturers in the Pearl River Delta region will be able to secure financing at favourable terms to implement Cleaner Production as the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC) today (31 January 2008) announces the Green Financing Scheme launched with five major banks in Hong Kong.<br /><br />Witnessed by Mr Edward Yau, Secretary for the Environment of the HKSAR Government, and the Hon Andrew Leung, Chairman of HKPC, Mr Wilson Fung, Executive Director of HKPC, today signed a collaboration agreement with representatives from Bank of Chi

Zoom in on Business Collaboration at HKPC’s Newest Platform - The Centrepoint

Submitted by migrateuser2 on Fri, 01/25/2008 - 14:08

<p>The business community has a new platform to converge for networking and synergy building with the launch of The Centrepoint, a multi-purpose facility located at the HKPC Building in Kowloon Tong.<br /><br />Officially opened by Mr Eddy Chan, Commissioner for Innovation and Technology of the HKSAR Government, today (25 January 2008), The Centrepoint is the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC)'s latest initiative to facilitate collaboration among local and Mainland trade organizations and industry partners.<br /><br />Introducing this new platform, the

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