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Besides its enduring commercial advantages, Hong Kong’s legendary spirit of enterprise and its boundless energy create the perfect environment for starting and expanding your business. The local start-up and tech ecosystem is supported by a strong network of incubators and accelerators, a pool of experienced angels and venture capitalists, and a welcoming community of start-ups knit together by dozens of networking events, seminars and associations.
It should come as no surprise that Hong Kong is Asia’s most dynamic start-up destination, home to 8 unicorns and a rapidly growing number of start-ups in areas as diverse as Smart City Tech, Health Tech, Clean Tech, AI, Robotics, FinTech, RegTech, Retail Tech, Prop Tech, IoT and more.
This webinar will provide you with an insight into the Hong Kong market, and tech ecosystem and will share more details of exciting opportunities to join Tech West England Advocates Tech Mission to Hong Kong for UK techs, supported by InvestHK and partners.
Launched in October 2022, Tech West England Advocates is one of the latest Global Tech Advocates Tech cluster communities, an inclusive network around the world with tens of thousands of tech entrepreneurs, investors, and experts. Together we support start-ups, scale-ups, and established tech companies to connect across international tech ecosystems.
14.00 Welcome & Introduction
14.10 Hong Kong Market Overview & Tech eco-system
14.40 Tech Mission to Hong Kong Outline
A senior leadership training professional with over twenty-five years’ experience in the field of training and development, particularly in leadership, management, and sales development. Richard was the former Head of L&D for Unum, responsible for executive, management and talent development. He has practical leadership and management experience from front line management, senior management and company Director roles. He has delivered numerous training, eLearning, coaching and blended learning projects for both national and international brands. Richard is qualified in training, management and consultancy through the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development and is an NLP Master Practitioner
Mark Hedley is Deputy-Head of Investment Promotion (London) at InvestHK, the government department responsible for attracting and retaining Foreign Direct Investment into Hong Kong. Mark has a 20-year long career in trade and FDI promotion and strategic consulting, with a deep specialism for China and East Asian markets.
Prior to joining InvestHK, Mark worked as Director for Technology and Innovation at the China-Britain Business Council, the leading business organization helping UK companies to enter China. He has led multiple tech trade missions to China and has supported a wide range of technology scale-ups with their China market expansion strategies.
Mark previously spent 7 years permanently based in Mainland China and has. He led the Asia-Pacific operations of B2B International, a leading business-to-business research consultancy. He also worked in an on-the-ground business development role for Intralink, a leading East Asia business development consultancy. He has a rich experience helping technology clients to expand into the China and Hong Kong markets.
A fluent Mandarin speaker, Mark holds a Masters in Chinese Business and International Relations from the University of Sheffield, and an MBA from Lancaster University.
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