IDT Expo 2015

IDT Expo 2015

25 November, 2015
Business of Innovation
InnoDesignTech Expo To Open Next Month
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ECOZINE is excited to be an official media partner of the 11th edition of the HKTDC InnoDesignTech Expo (IDT Expo) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) on the 3rd - 5th of December 2015. The Expo offers a platform for creative, technology and IP trading professionals to expand business networks and develop projects. Please call over to us and say "Hi" at Booth 3D-807 in the Inspiration Hall!!
 
Global Partnerships flourish
Barcelona was chosen as this year’s partner city for the IDT Expo under the theme “Barcelona Inspires Design”. Along with highlighting leading brands and companies from the city, the event will also feature seminars on topics ranging from innovation in eco-design and e-commerce to designing cities of the future. Innovation and design experts from around the globe will be exchanging ideas with Hong Kong business leaders at the various seminars during the event.
 
The IDT Expo will encourage global ties with other cities and help businesses explore opportunities in innovation and applied technology by bringing together more than 430 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions around the globe. This is a new record for the event!
 
Zoning in on innovation
The Expo will have two thematic halls, the Trade Hall and the Inspiration Hall. In the Trade Hall, The Creative and Tech Start-up Zone will have close to 100 start-ups from around the world. On top of that, the Global Invention Zone will also have about 100 inventors from around the world presenting their latest creations and helping to create business opportunities in IP.
 
The Inspiration Hall will be open to the public free of charge, and anyone interested can pre-register online for free admission. It will showcase projects by top Hong Kong and international designers, to promote the exchange of creative ideas while sparking interest in innovative design and technologies among the general public. This year’s IDT Expo will feature the largest number of Hong Kong designs in recent years.
 
Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region will continue to provide funding support to the Hong Kong Creative Force Zone in the Inspiration Hall this year. The Zone will showcase more than 100 outstanding local creations. For example, innovative lifestyle items crafted from reclaimed bamboo scaffolding and lamp wood presented under the theme “CREATE OUTSIDE THE GRID”, a collaborative project between the HKTDC and 29 Hong Kong designers.

Inventions and events
Thematic seminars will discuss specific themes to benefit particular types of innovative professionals. The Creativity for Business Track will feature seminars on brand strategy, creativity, design etc. The Innovation for Business Track will discuss topics such as smart manufacturing, smart retailing and smart business data for marketing. The Creative & Tech Start-up Track will be devoted to talks on start-up marketing, commercialisation and investor relations, and funding innovation.
 
Other seminars and star speakers will be featured throughout the event, allowing visitors to engage in all aspects of the business of innovation. A 3D printing workshop as well as business matching and networking events will give innovative professionals a chance to connect with new collaborators. To add to the already jammed packed list of happenings, the Hong Kong Maker Club will be organising a robot boxing contest in the afternoon of 5th December in the Inspiration Hall.

For more information on the IDT Expo please refer to the following links:

By: Ecozine Staff
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