Creative Industries Opportunities

An Expert's View about Arts, Entertainment and Recreation in Hong Kong SAR

Posted on: 15 Mar 2012

Hong Kong has developed a leading edge in key areas of creative industries such as film, television, music, design, architecture, comics and animation, games and digital entertainment, etc.

Sector briefing Creative Industries Opportunities in Hong Kong & Macao Why Hong Kong? Creative Industries are one of the economic pillars in Hong Kong. The sector is seen as an economic force in itself with around 32,000 creative industry related establishments and more than 188,000 employees. Hong Kong has developed a leading edge in key areas of creative industries such as film, television, music, design, architecture, comics and animation, games and digital entertainment, etc. Together they contribute an added value to Hong Kong?s GDP of more than $62 billion annually, or around 4.1% of the total GDP. Find general information on Hong Kong market conditions on UKTI?s website. The Doing Business Guide for Hong Kong gives an overview of Hong Kong?s economy, business culture, potential opportunities and an introduction to other relevant issues. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Creative Industries Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao Police Married Quarters (as an iconic landmark Opportunities for creative industries in Hong Kong). 2012 is designated as ?Hong Kong Design Hong Kong?s creative talents in the fields of Year?, which encompasses a number of mega film animation, comics, movies and music have events on design to consolidate Hong Kong's won international acclaim. position as Asia's creative hub. Hong Kong is also the prime strategic gateway Established in 2009, Create Hong Kong is for UK companies wishing to develop their responsible for the administration and business in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and management of Government funded schemes wider Mainland markets, particularly for related to Creative Industries, such as advertising, design and film production. CreateSmart Initiative and DesignSmart Initiative Opportunities for UK Creative Industries The office also adopts approach to implement companies the seven strategic areas for driving the creative industries including: ? Product, graphic and interior design - Generating demand for innovation and ? Architectural and building design creativity and expanding local market ? Co-productions in TV and film size for creative industries; ? Technical skills in the screen - Promoting creative industries on the industries, inc animation and Mainland and overseas to help explore production outside markets; ? Branding and Advertising - Fostering a creative atmosphere within ? Art Trading the community; ? Film and video - Developing creative clusters in the ? Performing Arts territory to generate synergy and ? Publishing facilitate exchanges ? Children media The Film Development Fund (Administered Macao does not have the broad spread of by the Secretariat of the HK Film Hong Kong in this important sector, however Development Council) with the sheer number of casinos and more being built, opportunities exist in In 2007, the Government injected $300 million design/architecture and in the various shows (£24 million) into the Film Development Fund the hotels put on. (FDF) to support projects conducive to the long-term development of the film industry in If you have any questions on the opportunities Hong Kong, and expanded its scope to finance above, please contact the UKTI contacts named small-to-medium budget film productions. in this report. Business opportunities aimed specifically at UK companies are added daily to In 2011, Create Hong Kong took an active role UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our in exploring market opportunities in the staff overseas in British Embassies, High Mainland through a series of promotional and Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors business matching activities for our creative and in over 100 markets. sectors including film, digital entertainment, design and animation. You can be alerted to business opportunities on a regular basis by registering on the UKTI The HKSARG has also invested in a number of website. Find out more on UKTI?s business initiatives since 2001, including the Hong Kong opportunities service on the UKTI website Design Centre (a strategic partner of the government in promoting design) and the InnoCentre (a cluster of high value-added design activities).The development of the West Kowloon Cultural District (an integrated art, cultural and entertainment area) and the revitalisation of the Former Hollywood Road UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Creative Industries Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao Find full details of all events in this Major events and activities country and sector on the UKTI website. New export events are added daily to the site Royal Institute of British Architects and you can register to be alerted to them on a Contact: Barry Nicholson daily, weekly or monthly basis Email: barry.nicholson@ukti.gsi.gov.uk Date: 27 February 2012 UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Asia Top Gallery Hotel Art Fair Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend http://www.timable.com/event.php?eid=28062 trade shows overseas. Find out more about Date: 24- 26 February 2012 UKTI support for attendance at overseas events UK Group at Entertainment Expo/Filmart* (Hong Kong) www.hkfilmart.com Contact: John Woodruffe Email: john.woodruffe@fco.gov.uk Date: March 2012 Hong Kong Art http://www.hongkongartfair.com/ 17-20 May 2012 Knowledge of Design Week (KODW) Date: 1-30 June 2012 Hong Kong Book Fair http://hkbookfair.hktdc.com/en/About_FairDet ails.aspx Date: 18-24 July 2012 Fine Art Asia http://www.fineartasia.com/ Date: 4-7 October 2012 Business of Design Week (BODW) http://www.bodw.com Date: 3-8 December 2012 Inno Design Tech Expo www.hktdc.com/innodesigntechexpo Contact: John Woodruffe Email: john.woodruffe@fco.gov.uk Date: 6-8 December 2012 Detour www.detour.hk Date: 1 November ? 31 December 2012 Design Fest Asia Date: December 2012 UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Creative Industries Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao UKTI contacts John Woodruffe Deputy Trade Commissioner British Consulate General Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2901 3355 Email: john.woodruffe@fco.gov.uk www.ukinhongkong.fco.gov.uk Catherine Lee Trade Adviser British Consulate General Hong Kong Tel: (852) 2901 2353 Email: Catherine.lee@fco.gov.uk www.ukinhongkong.fco.gov.uk Deborah Jones Creative Services Team Design, Advertising & Architecture UKTI London Tel: +44 (0)20 7215 8033 Email: deborah.jones@ukti.gov.uk UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Creative Industries Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao Next steps - How UKTI can help ? Arranging appointments British companies wishing to develop their ? Organise seminars or other events for business in the Hong Kong market are you to meet contacts and promote your advised to undertake as much market research company in the local market and planning as possible in the UK. UKTI?s team in Hong Kong, with its wide local This work is available via our Overseas Market knowledge and experience, can provide a Introduction Service (OMIS) a chargeable range of services to British-based companies service which assists British-based companies wishing to grow their business in global wishing to enter or expand their business in markets. overseas markets. This can include: To find out more about commissioning this ? Provision of market information work, or accessing other UKTI services and ? Validated lists of agents/distributors specialist advice, please visit the UKTI website ? Key market players or potential to find contact details for your local UKTI customers in the local market office. ? Establishment of interest of such contacts in working with you Whereas every effort has been made to ensure that the information given in this document is accurate, neither UK Trade & Investment nor its parent Departments (the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills, and the Foreign & Commonwealth Office), accept liability for any errors, omissions or misleading statements, and no warranty is given or responsibility accepted as to the standing of any individual, firm, company or other organisation mentioned. Published 2012 by UK Trade & Investment. Crown Copyright © UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Creative Industries Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao
Posted: 15 March 2012

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