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Entrepreneur Day, SmartBiz Expo and Business of IP Asia Forum open next week

Bringing latest technology and IP insights for start-ups and SMEs


25 November 2021 – The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is bringing together several industry-leading events next week, including HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (1 to 3 December), the HKTDC SmartBiz Expo (1 to 3 December) and Business of IP Asia Forum (BIP Asia Forum) (2 to 3 December). Numerous industry elite speakers have been invited to share their business and entrepreneurial experience with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups and examine how they can apply innovative technologies and creative thinking to respond to market changes and strengthen their business development. The online opening sessions of the three events will be officiated by Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR.


Exploring the new normal at Entrepreneur Day and SmartBiz Expo

The 13th edition of Entrepreneur Day and the fifth SmartBiz Expo will be held concurrently from 1 to 3 December. Under the theme “New NormalNew Future”, the two major events offer a fruitful agenda of online seminars, where industry leaders from home and abroad will address trends in innovative technology, entrepreneurship, market analysis of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, support services for SMEs, and more. Those joining the events can gain inspiration and insight to boost their business plans, while start-ups and SMEs can explore the latest technologies and business solutions that can help to increase their productivity and market penetration. The events will bring together a range of seasoned speakers, including:


Capturing market trends through BIP Asia Forum

Jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Hong Kong Design Centre, the 11th BIP Asia Forum will be held online from 2 to 3 December. With the theme “Unleashing Innovation for Sustainability and Growth”, this year’s forum brings together intellectual property (IP) professionals and business leaders from around the world to discuss the latest developments in the IP world, including:

We cordially invite you or your representatives to cover the above events. Details are as follows:


Entrepreneur Day and SmartBiz Expo

Online opening session

Date: 1 December 2021 (Wednesday)

Time: 9am

Welcome remarks: Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC

Opening remarks: Paul Chan, Financial Secretary of the HKSAR


Entrepreneur Day



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SmartBiz Expo



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BIP Asia Forum

Online opening session

Date: 2 December 2021 (Thursday)

Time: 10am

Welcome remarks: Margaret Fong, Executive Director, HKTDC

Opening remarks: Carrie Lam, Chief Executive of the HKSAR

Shen Changyu, Commissioner, China National Intellectual Property Administration

Daren Tang, Director General, World Intellectual Property Organization




Speaker list:


Media registration

To join the above events, media representatives are required to pre-register to receive a confirmation email for accessing the fairs and conferences by completing the following registration form and emailing it to Please note that the events are not accessible to unregistered media representatives.


*********************** Media Online Registration Form ***********************


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Members of the media wishing to interview speakers should email interview requests to or by 29 November.


Media enquiries

Please contact the HKTDC’s Communications & Public Affairs Department:


Clayton Lauw          Tel: (852) 2584 4472                   Email:

Angel Tang             Tel: (852) 2584 4544                   Email:



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