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SCED to attend "SmartHK" fair in Hangzhou

     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, will depart for Hangzhou this afternoon (August 29) to attend as guest of honour and speak at the opening ceremony of the "SmartHK" fair to be held tomorrow (August 30).

     Mr So will also meet with the leaders of Zhejiang Province during his stay in Hangzhou.

     The two-day "SmartHK" fair is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council; the Zhejiang Province Economic and Information Commission; the Department of Commerce of Zhejiang Province; the Department of Hong Kong and Macao Affairs, People's Government of Zhejiang Province; the Zhejiang Federation of Industry and Commerce and the Hangzhou Municipal People's Government. The fair is the first-ever mega event held in Eastern China to showcase the advantages of Hong Kong's service industry.

     A Hong Kong Creative Force Pavilion will be set up in the fair to introduce the latest developments of Hong Kong's creative industries through displaying award-winning works, case studies of successful upgrading and restructuring of Hong Kong brands in collaboration with creative industries, and some items specially produced by Hong Kong designers for the occasion.

     Invest Hong Kong will also set up a booth in the fair to introduce its comprehensive range of services to enterprises in Hangzhou for making use of Hong Kong as a gateway to the global market.

     Thousands of visitors from local enterprises are expected to learn about the latest developments of Hong Kong's service industry through three thematic exhibitions, namely "Innovation, Design and Marketing", "Technological Advancement" and "Management Upgrading". Other highlights include plenary conferences, seminars and workshops for participants to understand how Hong Kong services can contribute to the upgrading of their businesses.

     Mr So will be back in Hong Kong tomorrow afternoon.

Ends/Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Issued at HKT 11:29


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