Oct - Dec 2023
What’s happening on Hong Kong’s creative front that you cannot afford to miss?
TheTicketingBusiness ASIA 2023
(17-18 October 2023)

Building on the success of its first special edition for Asia, TheTicketingBusiness team returns to Hong Kong in 2023 for the second Asian edition. TheTicketingBusiness ASIA will explore what is happening across sales, marketing and engagement tech for arts, culture, sports, live music, theme parks and visitor attractions. For the first time – TheTicketingBusiness ASIA #TAS23 will take place ahead of TheStadiumBusiness ASIA (19-20 October) in the same week – bringing in venue leaders across entertainment, sports & leisure.


TheStadiumBusiness ASIA 2023
(19-20 October 2023)

TheStadiumBusiness team heads to Hong Kong for the much-anticipated regional meeting to bring together the owners and operators of stadiums, arenas and entertainment venues across Asia’s diverse, fast-growing market. The event is building the region’s essential gathering point for all those involved in the design, operation, fit-out, operations and programming of large-scale sports and entertainment facilities in the region.


Digital Art Fair (19-23 October 2023)

Digital Art Fair, founded in 2020, is the world’s first Web 3.0 Fine Art Fair with a focus on innovative art created for every demographic that wishes to appreciate, create, and collect digital and NFT Fine Art. With the vision to cultivate and inspire a new generation of art collectors to embrace the use of digital technology to explore the beauty of art and culture.


Asia+ Festival (October - November 2023)

The first Asia+ Festival will focus on Asia and to celebrate the cultural diversity of the Belt and Road regions. With the support of Consulates and overseas cultural organisations in Hong Kong, the inaugural edition will encompass stage performances, exhibitions and an outdoor carnival from over 20 countries to showcase their unique arts and cultures.

Press Release

New Vision Arts Festival
(20 October - 19 November 2023)

Organised by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the month-long New Vision Arts Festival (NVAF) will showcase an array of interdisciplinary and cutting-edge programmes by overseas and local performing groups and artists, including dance, music, puppetry, and immersive audio theatre.


Hong Kong FinTech Week
(30 October - 5 November 2023)

Hong Kong FinTech Week is one of the largest and most influential Fintech events in Asia, bringing together top industry leaders, regulators, investors, and entrepreneurs from around the world to discuss the latest trends and innovations in financial technology. The event features a range of activities including exhibitions, keynotes & panel discussions, workshops, networking sessions and business matchmaking, providing a platform for participants to connect, share insights, and explore new business opportunities.


StartmeupHK Festival (8-17 November 2023)

The annual StartmeupHK Festival is a unique platform for startups, investors, industry leaders, tech enthusiasts and government officials to exchange ideas, make connections and chart a course for the future. Guided by the theme 'A Future Unlimited’, the 2023 edition will feature a series of main events with discussions around hot topics such as Web 3.0, HealthTech, PropTech and sustainability, and a series of exciting activities, such as pitching competitions, startup-investor matchings and much more.


Tatler Gen.T Summit 2023 (9-10 November 2023)

The inaugural Tatler Gen.T Summit aims to facilitate rich conversations and brings Asia’s most influential young leaders together to ignite new possibilities. Held at the iconic M+ museum in Hong Kong, the festival is invitation-only, with limited tickets available for the general public. The event is organised in partnership with Brand Hong Kong, Hong Kong Tourism Board and InvestHK.


Game On! (15-16 November 2023)

Game On! 2023 – A hybrid conference celebrating the essence of Gaming, Art, Music and Entertainment (GAME) industries by bringing together passionate gamers, artists, developers, investors and fans in a true-to-spirit gamified environment. From interactive gaming experiences to live performances by top musicians and artists, Game On! 2023 promises to be an unforgettable event.


Business of Design Week (BODW) 2023 Summit
(29 November - 1 December 2023)

Asia’s premier annual event on design, innovation and brands is back! Under the theme 'Game Changers', the BODW 2023 Summit partners with the Netherlands and CreativeNL – world-renowned pioneers of circularity – to bring together policymakers, entrepreneurs and creative leaders to drive innovation that contributes to a sustainable future. Join us at Freespace, West Kowloon Cultural District for insightful discussions with over 50 speakers from around the world and countless networking opportunities.


Hong Kong to Host First Hong Kong Performing Arts Expo (14-18 October 2024)

Spearheaded by The Hong Kong Arts Development Council, Hong Kong will host its first international trade expo on performing arts, the Hong Kong Performing Arts Expo, which will take place in October 2024, aiming to connect industry players from around the world. Immediately after the Expo, Hong Kong will host the 2024 Greater Bay Area Culture and Arts Festival. Participants can enjoy the high-level offerings of arts groups from the Mainland and worldwide, while at the same time exploring the possibility of tapping into the Greater Bay Area market, as well as further understanding the Chinese culture and promoting cultural exchanges between China and the rest of the world.

Press Release

Call for Entries - The Hong Kong Designers Association Brand Design Awards 2024

The HKDA Brand Design Awards 2024 is the only brand design award recognised by the long-standing Hong Kong Designers Association. Its mission is to honour and promote outstanding and creative brand designs under the evaluation of professional designers. This prestigious brand design awards receives nominations from professional designers and organisations, and is widely recognised by large-scale businesses and organisations. It is now calling for entries until 17 October 2023. Submit now at https://bda-hkda.com/

East Kowloon Culture Hub to Open in Phases Starting End 2023

The East Kowloon Cultural Centre in Ngau Tau Kok is expected to open in phases starting from the end of this year or early next year. Located across Kowloon Bay MTR station, the 2.16-hectare cultural center will be equipped with performing halls for dance, music, and drama programs, as well as an arts-tech lab with innovative stage equipment, such as real-time stage tracking system and 3D projection mapping.


Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands Public Engagement Report

The Study on the Artificial Islands in the Central Waters in June 2021 mainly comprises a planning and engineering study on the Kau Yi Chau Artificial Islands (KYCAI) and a technical feasibility study on strategic road and rail connecting the artificial islands with other parts of the Territory. Following the Public Engagement (PE) activities from December 2022 to March 2023 to solicit views on the preliminary proposals for four aspects of the KYCAI, the report is now published. As the study progresses, there will be PEs at different stages, including during the periods of various statutory procedures.


"Night Vibes Hong Kong" Campaign Launched

The Government announced the commencement of the "Night Vibes Hong Kong" activities. Different sectors of the community play their part in staging a wealth of diversified night-time events with local characteristics all over the city starting from mid-September, covering entertainment, arts, culture, consumption and more to create a dynamic vibe for citizens and tourists to feel the vibrancy and energy of Hong Kong's nightlife.


Opening of Hong Kong Science Park Shenzhen Branch Marks New Beginning for Hong Kong-Shenzhen I&T Co-operation

The Hong Kong Science and Technology Park Corporation (HKSTPC) and the Shenzhen-Hong Kong Science and Technology Innovation Cooperation Zone Development Ltd. signed a Framework Agreement in September 2021 with a view to developing the Hong Kong Science Park Shenzhen Branch so that institutes and enterprises interested in starting their business in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) could establish a presence. The Shenzhen Branch comprises two buildings with a total gross floor area of about 31,000 square metres, providing offices, laboratories, co-working spaces, as well as conference and event facilities.


Photo credit: Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation
Revitalisation of Pre-war Cinema

The long-abandoned Cheung Chau Cinema, which the government has listed as a Grade III historic building, is being revitalised. A multicultural park next to the cinema was opened end August as part of the first phase, while the cinema’s main block will be turned into a Chinese-themed restaurant and will launch in 2025. The multicultural park created under the first leg of the scheme spans 3,530 square metres and consists of a cultural hub, information centre, piazza and a studio offering activities such as workshops and outdoor film screenings.


Special Visa Arrangement to End

The special arrangement under the COVID-19 pandemic for Hong Kong non-permanent residents outside the city to apply for an extension of stay will be discontinued on 1 January 2024. This means that for the extension of stay applications reaching the department on or after 1 January 2024, the applicants must be physically present in Hong Kong, both at the time of application and the time of collecting the e-Visa for the extension of stay.


Photo credit: Immigration Department

Comms8 (United Kingdom)
Comms8, an internationally acclaimed cross-border marketing agency, has garnered multiple awards for its cross-border expertise. With offices strategically located in the United Kingdom, Mainland China, and Hong Kong, its agency has catered to a wide range of clients such as education, gaming and entertainment, technology, healthcare, luxury and beauty.


Minte Art (Mexico)
Minte merges physical and digital art ecosystems with non-fungible token (NFT) authentication, specifically for Latin American artists. It generates personalised, innovative solutions tailored to its artists and collectors. Minte’s strategic tools include phygital creation, art market intelligence, digital guidance, and value enhancing.


Partipost (Singapore)
Supported by SPH Ventures, iGlobe Partners, and Quest Ventures, Partipost embarked on its journey as one of the largest and swiftest-growing influencer marketing platforms in Asia in 2016. As the company ventures into the Hong Kong market, it aims to partner with innovative companies that share its vision of empowering micro and nano influencers.


Persone Limited (Italy)
Persone Limited is an urban strategy and design studio focusing on people, the spaces and interfaces between buildings. Persone supports property developers, operators, and design consultants with its expertise on urban design projects, its expertise spans place branding and programme, placemaking, masterplan strategies and frameworks, building and street guidelines and design.


TMS (Australia)
TMS is a digital news and media company based in Hong Kong. Its mission is to make it easier for the younger generations to connect with today's world. TMS provides a round-up of the most significant global news 'Headlines' in a digestible, fun and factual manner, using memes, GIFs, emojis. Weekends, are reserved for engaging 'Human Story' interviews with people with inspirational journeys to share.


Hivestack (Canada) - New Ways to Engage Audiences with Programmatic Digital Out-of-Home (DOOH) Advertising

Hivestack is a leading global independent full stack marketing technology company powering the buy and sell side of programmatic DOOH advertising. Hivestack expanded its DOOH inventory supply with various renowned media owners in Hong Kong, providing brands the opportunity to activate programmatic DOOH buys across different advertising spaces and media types.


10 Design (United Kingdom) - Shaping the Greater Bay Area Skyline

10 Design was launched in Hong Kong in 2010. The business has always had a strong international focus. Instrumental to 10 Design’s success have been their Hong Kong base which acts as a worldwide operational hub, as well as their exceptional levels of design expertise and service quality with a strong focus on sustainability.


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B+H Hong Kong: Business by Design
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Fine Art Asia
5-8 October 2023
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre


6-8 October 2023
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre


Revive Tech Asia
18-19 October 2023


Digital Marketing Asia
26-27 October 2023
The Mira Hong Kong


ApeFest Hong Kong
3-5 November 2023
PMQ and Kai Tak


3rd International Conference on Smart City and Green Energy
24-26 November 2023
The University of Hong Kong


1-3 December 2023
Central Harbourfront


5-6 December 2023
Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong


Business of IP Asia Forum
7-8 December 2023
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre


HKTDC Entrepreneur Day 2023
7-8 December 2023
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre


Learning & Teaching Expo
13-15 December 2023
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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