InvestHK Creative Industries Newsletter

What’s happening on Hong Kong’s creative front that you cannot afford to miss?                                      Jul-Sep 2022

‘Provenance for Art Documented with Blockchain Technologies’ Webinar (8 Jul)

With new developments in NFTs and Generative Art come complex questions about provenance, this webinar seeks to open a dialogue among artists, collectors, developers, lawyers, institutions and more, in order to formulate the best practice for provenance for art enabled by Blockchain technologies. 


Affordable Art Fair (4 – 7 Aug)

The Affordable Art Fair returns for a ninth edition at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, showcasing a stunning collection of contemporary artworks from local and international exhibitors. A wide variety of art genres on display, include ink paintings, sculptures, photography, abstracts on canvas, installations, and limited edition prints. Priced between HK$1,000 and $100,000, makes art accessible to all.

Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF) (26 – 28 Aug)

With the theme of “Transcending Entertainment Beyond Reality & Virtuality”, DELF2022 will return to decode how the evolution into Web3 will transcend every dimension of digital entertainment. DELF will also present an array of live youth esports tournaments and show matches by esports celebrities, ArtTech and SportsTech experiences, as well as innovator showcases and investment pitching, offering both industry players and gaming enthusiasts an immersive hybrid experience in Hong Kong and virtually. Register for complimentary Hybrid Pass exclusive for Supporting Organisation’s network with discount code: suppcomp (limited quota)


InvestHK ASEAN Webinar: Practical Tips and Experience Sharing for Setting up in the GBA via Hong Kong for the Lifestyle and Creative Industries (30 Aug)

ASEAN is one of Hong Kong's most important trading partner and became the second largest trading partner in 2020. Hong Kong is also an important entrepôt for merchandise trade between ASEAN and Mainland China. In recent years, the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) has become a huge market to global business – a market with 86 million population and robust economic growth. There are many advantages Hong Kong is able to offer to entrepreneurs in ASEAN to leverage on Hong Kong to further expand into the GBA. This event allows you to interact with veterans and experts in the lifestyle and creative industries, who will also share with you their insights and practical experience of development in GBA.


The Seventh Belt and Road Summit (31 Aug – 1 Sep)

This Summit, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), serves as a premier international platform for participants to discuss the latest developments driven by the Belt and Road Initiative.


StartmeupHK Festival 2022 (5 – 10 Sep)

This year the StartmeupHK Festival returns in a hybrid format. Curated by InvestHK and guided by the theme “A Future Unlimited”, this year’s Festival features seven main events organised by core event partners, showcasing the latest startup and business trends on the metaverse, NFTs, gaming, GBA, climate change, healthtech, proptech, connected cities and more.


Retail Asia Conference & Expo (6 – 8 Sep)

The Expo brings together the brightest minds in the retail industry to explore revolutionary ideas and cutting-edge technologies to ride the new wave of consumerism in Asia. This one-stop expo covers featured sectors such as internet retailing, retail design and in-store marketing, retail technology and retail property management, aiming to help retailers tackle business challenges in this fast-changing industry.


Game On! 2022 (8 – 9 Sep)

A main event of the StartmeupHK Festival, Game On! 2022 is a 1.5-day virtual conference celebrating the essence of Gaming, Art, Music and Entertainment (GAME) industries. If you are a hardcore Gaming fan or Art / Music enthusiast or an Entertainment aficionado keen to learn more about how new technologies like Blockchain, Metaverse, GameFi, DeFi & NFTs are transforming this space, this is the conference to be at! There will also be a pitch competition for GAME companies to present their products/platform to a panel of industry experts and investors, and win prizes worth of USD10,000 or above (prize accumulating)! Submit your application on or before 13 August 2022.


NFT ‧ Metaverse Expo 2022 (23 – 25 Sep)

The Expo will showcase the latest NFTs and metaverse applications from enterprises, startups and educational institutions. In addition to various programs for public visitors, it also includes a full-day business conference for businesses and individuals. Whether you are looking to showcase your solutions as an exhibitor, or looking for a partner or investor, don’t miss this opportunity to get ahead of entering Web 3.0 and network with key players in the space.


Digital Art Fair Asia 2022 (28 Sep – 5 Oct)

Following the success of its inaugural fair in welcoming more than 25,000 visitors, the trend-setting Hong Kong-grown fine art fair returns for its second edition at the West Kowloon Cultural District with a week-long curated digital art programme. The fair will feature a wide range of influential international artists, galleries and digital art projects to create a multi-sensory art experience for the audience. View fair details...

Find out more about the latest developments of NFT art in Hong Kong from InvestHK creative industries video collection:
Driving Digital Art X NFT features Digital Art Fair Asia, the first digital art fair which launched in Hong Kong in 2021


Fine Art Asia (5 – 8 Oct)

Being one of Asia’s leading fine art fairs, the show has attracted an increasing number of renowned international and local galleries since its inception in 2006. This year Fine Art Asia will showcase a wide range of collectible fine art from Asia and the West, from ancient Chinese bronzes through to contemporary art. Its status as a reputable international art fair draws a high-profile, sophisticated audience of dealers, collectors, curators, connoisseurs and art lovers from all over the world.



Opening of the Hong Kong Palace Museum

The inauguration of the Hong Kong Palace Museum at West Kowloon Cultural District marks one of the major celebrations for the city’s 25th anniversary of the handover. For the first time Hong Kong will witness an unprecedented showcase of more than 900 historical relics loaned from Beijing’s Palace Museum, in which 166 pieces are classified grade one national treasures, with some being its public debut. To further cultural interchange between China and the West, there will be 13 art works loaned from Paris' Louvre Museum and be on display.


Global Fast Track 2022 is Now Open for Applications!

InvestHK announced the launch of Global Fast Track 2022, a programme that helps FinTech companies leverage the unique advantages of Hong Kong to scale in Asia while building a solid foundation for long-term growth. Returning for its third year, Global Fast Track is now open for applications from global and local FinTech companies looking to connect with corporate clients and investors and capture fast-growing opportunities in Asia and beyond. Application deadline: September 2022


World Investment Report 2022- Hong Kong Maintained the Third Position of FDI Inflows in 2021
Hong Kong maintained the third position of FDI inflows in 2021, according to the recently released The World Investment Report by United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTD). Hong Kong’s inward FDI stock as at the end of 2021 was US$2,022 billion, again being the fifth largest destination for inward direct investment globally. Hong Kong's outward FDI stock as at the end of 2021 was US$2,082 billion, becoming the seventh largest investor economy.

World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 2022 - Hong Kong was Ranked Fifth Most Competitive Economy in 2021
In the latest World Competitiveness Yearbook (WCY) 2022 published by the International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Hong Kong was ranked fifth globally, up from seventh last year. Hong Kong continued to rank favourably in "Government efficiency", "Business efficiency”, and showed a great improvement in “Economic performance" and "Infrastructure”. As regards the sub-factors, Hong Kong maintained top ranking in "Business legislation", and was amongst the top-three in "Public finance", "Tax policy" and "International investment".

Government Launches Pilot Scheme on Immigration Facilitation for Visitors Participating in Short-term Activities in Designated Sectors

The pilot scheme aims to facilitate business and raise Hong Kong's international profile, covering 10 sectors including the creative industries, art and culture. Under the Pilot Scheme, host organisations authorised by the relevant government bureaux/departments can issue invitation letters to relevant non-local talent in their sectors. Invited persons may come to Hong Kong to participate in designated short-term activities as visitors, without the need to apply for employment visas/entry permits from the Immigration Department. Invited non-local talent may participate in the designated short-term activities for up to 14 days upon each arrival, and receive remuneration for the designated activities concerned.


Beijing central business district
China to Encourage Foreign Investment in More Industries

China will further expand the industry catalog of sectors encouraging foreign investment. The new list will add 238 more items, while up to 114 existing ones will be modified with expansion, as announced by the China's National Development and Reform Commission and the Ministry of Commerce (MOC). It will add professional design, technical services, and development in the producer services sector. Other new items added to the national-level sub-catalog will include components and parts and equipment manufacturing in the manufacturing sector.


11 SKIES Schedules to Open Phase I in July 2022

11 SKIES, Hong Kong’s largest retail, dining and entertainment destination in SKYCITY next to the Hong Kong International Airport, is slated to open its Phase I in July 2022, introducing K11 ATELIER 11 SKIES, the latest addition to K11’s premium office network. The 570,000-sq.ft. office space is the Greater Bay Area’s upcoming dynamic community with a unique ecosystem of one-stop professional services, and the international gateway to the burgeoning megalopolis.


Carmin K. (France)
Dedicated to wine, art & culture, CarminK is a boutique event, marketing & PR. The agency manages and nurtures reputations for passionate and ambitious growth companies in the world of wine, gastronomy, art, culture and tourism.
Creo Creative (UK)
As a content and brand consultancy, Creo Creative connects the arts to wider audiences, proactively creating opportunities that harness culture to deliver performance, add brand value and enhance commercial advantage. It specialises in developing partnerships, events and narratives that increase business impact and accessibility, enabling a project to reach its full potential.
Dable (Korea)
Dable is the global content discovery and native advertising platform that aims to connect users, media, and content. The company recommends personalised content and advertisements by analysing the interest of website visitors through its world-class big data processing and personalisation technology. Founded in 2015 and based in Seoul, Dable has partnerships with over 3,000 premium media worldwide and provides its service to 11 markets.
LABELESS specialises in creative digital marketing in Asia. With a marketing team in Hong Kong and a branding team in Korea, LABELESS is a content creation powerhouse that provides bespoke digital marketing and design services. It is also a blockchain marketing agency with experiences in helping businesses enter the metaverse and NFT markets.
Projct is a venture builder working with partners to scale their business through experience design, creative tech applications, and innovative business models. The company innovates the industry by combining creativity, business, and global culture.

Votion Studios (US)
Votion Studios is extended reality (XR) studio and production facility located in Hong Kong. Powered by Emmy award-winning Vobile (SEHK: 3738), Votion Studios provides unparalleled creative tools, technologies, and workflows to empower digital content creators, brands, and artists, to deliver their creative vision.
International Arts Carnival 2022
Various venues
8 Jul – 14 Aug


Hong Kong Book Fair 2022
20 – 26 Jul
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo 2022
20 – 26 Jul
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Asian Licensing Conference (virtual)
27 – 29 Jul

Spring Shopping Fest
29 Jul – 1 Aug
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

2022 Hong Kong International Film Festival
15 31 Aug
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre


If you'd like to know more about how InvestHK's Creative Industries team can assist you with business establishment or expansion in Hong Kong, please get in touch.
Doris Fong
Head of Creative Industries
T: +852 3107 1011

Maki Ishida
Digital Marketing & Gaming
T: +852 3107 1022  

Winnie Lee
Media & Entertainment
T: +852 3107 1051
Cynthia Yau
Art & Culture, Design
T: +852 3107 1457
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