From the generation of new ideas to product implementation, from making your first sales to market expansion, your startup will have to go through the following three (3) stages to be successful.
Ideas alone are not enough to start your own business. You also need a well thought-out plan, and good preparation always improves prospects for a good beginning. The HKTDC helps you get better prepared!
HKTDC offers a series of Entrepreneurship Workshops providing practical guides to areas such as business planning, financing, set-up procedures, and online business. These events are all handy references for new startups. Full list of workshops can be found here.
HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day) comprises an exhibition, informative seminars and forums as well as pitching sessions and onsite one-to-one advisory services. You will find inspiration, funding, talents and connections you need to craft your own business plan. For more details about E-Day, please click here.
Located at the group floor of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the HKTDC SME Centre is an interactive environment offering a vast array of practical information for new companies. Business starters not only can meet with our professional consultant onsite for free advice, but also can gather relevant startup information and exchange ideas with peers.
We offer a series of Management Workshops to provide practical guides on topics such as import and export procedures, operations management, business communications and negotiations as well as useful references materials.
HKTDC constantly creates business opportunities for Hong Kong companies by putting them in touch with overseas and Mainland China business partners through the Customised Business Matching Service. The service is supported by a team of experienced specialists who filter through the crowd and to find contact who match your business needs. Register with HKTDC and let us help you expand your business reach.
HKTDC SmartBiz Expo is a one-stop platform for enterprises to explore trends in business transformation through innovation, creativity, and application of technology. For more details about SmartBiz Expo, please click here.
Startup Express is an incubation programme which targets startups with products or services suitable for mass consumer market, as well as with strong desire to enter the Mainland China market, or/and other Asian markets. Through a series of capability building, mentoring sessions and marketing activities, the programme offers startups with unique opportunities to learn, to connect and to grow. For more details, please click here.
Exhibiting at international trade fairs is a direct way to gain access to international buyers. You can consider joining startup zones in HKTDC’s major international trade fairs as the stepping stone to the international market.
|13-14 Jan 2020||Asian Financial Forum|
|2-4 Dec 2020||HKTDC SmartBiz Expo|
|13-16 Apr 2021||HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition)|
|13-16 Apr 2021||HKTDC International ICT Expo|
|20-23 Apr 2021||HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair|
|27-30 Apr 2021||HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair|
|3-5 May 2021||HKTDC Hong Kong International Medical and Healthcare Fair|
|13-16 Oct 2021||HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition)|
|27-30 Oct 2021||Eco Expo Asia|
Startups will also be given priority when they apply for Economy Booths at HKTDC trade fairs in Hong Kong. Preference is also offered on product display at hktdc.com Small Orders at fairgrounds or to participate in Hong Kong pavilions at important trade shows overseas under the cost-effective Product Display and Catalogue Show format.
New companies may try our online promotion at sourcing.hktdc.com to gain access to over 2 million quality buyers worldwide. Register the hktdc.com Sourcing Added-value Introductory Package that allows you to display more product photos online to reach more buyers*.
* Only eligible to Hong Kong suppliers who have not joined the hktdc.com Sourcing online packages ever before.
New market expansion
As your business grows, you need to diversify markets. HKTDC’s Market Seminars, International Trade Fastpass and Asian E-tailing Summit provide updated market intelligence to help you craft your expansion plans. The Market Seminar and International Trade Fast Pass are practical, covering topics such as market trend, sales tax, import regulations, distribution channels, and trademark issues. E-tailing Conference provide opportunities for startups to expand their business in different regions as well as to learn the latest trends, marketplaces and strategies of e-tailing.