Supported Events

HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair 2018
18-24 July 2018
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

The 29th HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair will be held 18 - 24 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Among the highlights will be the returning English Reading and Creative Writing Seminar Series, which this year represents a collaboration between the HKTDC and an international online bookstore -- Book Depository – for the first time. Young writers M.A. Bennett from the United Kingdom as well as Sharlene Teo and Balli Kaur Jaswal from Singapore, will share with the audience how their life experience led them to writing careers. Hong Kong based reporter Mark O’Neill and Denise Y. Ho, an Assistant Professor of history at Yale University, will also introduce their new books about Chinese history.

English Reading and Creative Writing Seminar Series:
19 July (Thursday)
– Israel and China: from the Tang Dynasty to the Silicon Wadi
21 July (Saturday) – Ponti: Movies, Malay Myths and Local Monsters
21 July (Saturday) – The English Class System in Young Adult Literature and Beyond
22 July (Sunday) – Rebellious Daughters, Sisters and Wives: Non-Conforming Women as Archetypes in Indian Diaspora Fiction Writing
23 July (Monday) – Culture in Revolution: The Shanghai Museum and China's Mao Period
Opening Hours: click here; fair details: click here.

Climate Resilience and Futures Thinking: A Foresight Salon
27 Jul 2018
BNP Paribas Office, 31/F PCCW Tower, Taikoo Place, 979 King's Road, Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

Climate change, and our collective response to it, will transform the world. Amidst this change, futures thinking and scenario analysis is a powerful tool to drive resilience—and investors are increasingly demanding that businesses use it to demonstrate how they plan to navigate the disruption ahead.

Places are limited, to register: click here.

UK’s Acclaimed ‘Beyond The Barricade’ Returns to Hong Kong
04 – 09 Sept 2018
Drama Theatre, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

Starring past principal performers from Les Misérables in the West End and on UK tour, the blockbusting two-hour show features favourite songs from the world’s greatest West End and Broadway musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, Chicago, Evita, Miss Saigon, Mamma Mia, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Lion King and of course Les Misérables, to name just a few. New material to be performed since the last time they were in Hong Kong include songs from the latest Broadway and West End sensation, Hamilton, which won seven Olivier Awards earlier this month, and Chess which is making a return to the West End.

The four performers are accompanied by an ensemble of talented musicians to create an authentic live experience, capturing all the passions and orchestrations of the original shows.

The critically acclaimed BEYOND THE BARRICADE has been delighting audiences throughout the UK and Europe for 19 years, from the Royal Albert Hall to the Cunard liners, and now returns to Hong Kong this September. Tickets from $395 can be purchased here

HKIoD Directors’ Symposium: Leadership in Times of Changes
20 Sept 2018
HKEX Connect Hall, 1/F One and Two Exchange Square, Central, Hong Kong

In this era, we are faced with radical changes stemming from economic undulation, geopolitical landscapes, climate, digital disruption, Industry 4.0, Finance 4.0 and the call for new IT (innovation and transformation) etc.

Organised by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (“HKIoD”), Directors’ Symposium 2018 will share with directors and senior executives the insights of speakers on leadership in fulfilling the role of corporate governance that covers conformance and performance, in times of changes.

CPD Hours: The Hong Kong Institute of Directors • 2.5 Hours
Booking Form: click here 

Rugby World Cup 2019™
20 Sept - 02 Nov 2018

The Rugby World Cup™, one of the world’s biggest sporting events will take place in Japan this year!

Travel packages including CAT B match tickets and accommodation are now available from Official Travel Agent JTB. Don’t miss the chance to secure your spot early! For details: Click here 

2018 Asia Pro Bono Conference
25 - 27 Oct 2018
Harbour Grand Hotel, Hong Kong
The Conference is a unique platform for you to hear from and engage with your peers, who are transforming access to justice in Asia by inspiring others and positively impacting the lives of some of the region’s most disadvantaged individuals and marginalized communities.

Up to 500 legal practitioners, scholars, students, jurists, policy makers, advocates and professionals working in non-profits from around the globe will converge on Hong Kong for the largest regional pro bono conference yet.

Don’t miss out and register before 31 May 2018 for the early bird discount (Promotion Code: APBC2018). To register and information, visit here.