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260K+ Hits on HKPC “Foresight 2021” Virtual Forum - Forging ahead with SMEs to Unlock New Technology Era

(Hong Kong, 2 December 2020) Organised by the Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), the large-scale “Foresight 2021” virtual forum drew to a successful close on 27 November. This 5-day spotlight event covered a wide spectrum of topics from Regionalisation, Service go Virtual, Connected & Contactless, Agile Workforce – Anywhere, Anytime to Sustainability, with 260K+ hits on the website. The overwhelming response indicated that SMEs are proactively exploring new business models and development potentials under the new normal, leveraging new technologies to drive new economy.

Mr Mohamed Butt, Executive Director of HKPC said, “Against the backdrop of post-epidemic new normal, enterprises need to adapt to and widen their search for new operation models, also unleashing new business opportunities. Riding on the longstanding prestige of Hong Kong brand, i.e. high quality products, reputable services, integrity and the spirit of making new attempts, Hong Kong enterprises can harness new technologies to create new economy and continue to shine bright in the international arena.”

“As a trustworthy partner to SMEs, HKPC organised this 5-day webinars, enabling SMEs to grasp the essence of transformation, technology and new economic development in 2021, such as intelligent and sustainable manufacturing, and burnishing the ‘Made in Hong Kong’ label. All help SMEs surf the wave of economic uncertainty, sustain operations and boost market competitiveness. In view of the future trend of great demand on science and technology talent, enterprises must formulate their talent cultivation strategies for 2021 and beyond the soonest. Well-received by SMEs with over 260k hits, the event demonstrates that various industry sectors are proactively gearing themselves for 2021. Likewise, HKPC will not stand down from forging ahead with SMEs, offering them multipronged services and activities to unlock the new technology era and shape a new economy,” he added.      

More than 50 local business leaders, experts and academics joined forces to support “Foresight 2021”, diving deep into the future trend of transformation, technology and new economic development in 2021. Nearly 70 enterprises, industry associations and public organisations also rendered vigorous sponsorship and support to the event. Members of the public can visit “Foresight 2021” website (https://foresight2021.hkpc.org) to recap the 10 webinars.   

To offer all-round support for SMEs, HKPC-operated SME ReachOut has been making strenuous efforts to furnish Hong Kong SMEs and startups with various Government funding schemes information. It also takes initiatives to reach out to SMEs, organising “one-on-one” matching and support services. As an industry 4.0 and enterprise 4.0 expert, HKPC is committed to leveraging on technologies to provide enterprises with intelligent and sustainable manufacturing solutions for value creation, as well as pushing ahead re-industrialisation in Hong Kong. Through product innovation and technology transfer, HKPC assists enterprises in producing market-driven, patented technologies and products, as well as unveiling the ample opportunities abound for licensing and technology transfer in Hong Kong, mainland China and overseas. Enterprises are welcome to contact HKPC staff for inquiries. 

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