Creative Industries Opportunities

An Expert's View about Arts & Entertainment in Hong Kong SAR

Last updated: 19 Jul 2011

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has announced that the Creative Industries sector is to form one of the new six pillars to help Hong Kong’s economy.

Sector briefing Creative Industries Opportunities in Hong Kong & Macao Why Hong Kong? The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has announced that the Creative Industries sector is to form one of the new six pillars to help Hong Kong?s economy. The sector is seen as an economic force in itself with around 32,000 creative industry related establishments and more than 170,000 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 $60 billion annually, or around 4% 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 Opportunities As Opportunities for UK Creative Industries part of the continuing promotion and suppor companies t of the sector, the HKSAR Government se t up CreateHK in June 2009. This o ? Product, graphic and interior design rganisation provides one-stop services and be ? Architectural and building design tter support to the creative industries sector. ? Co-productions in TV and film It is responsible for the administration and managemen ? Technical skills in the screen t of Government funded schemes industries, inc animation and related to Creative Industries. These include; production D ? Branding esignSmart Initiative: The $250 million ? Advertising (£20 million) DesignSmart Initiative, launched ? Art, antiques and crafts in June 2004, aims to strengthen Government ? Film and video support for design and innovation, and to ? Performing Arts promote the wider use of design and ? Publishing innovation in industries to help them move up ? TV and radio the value chain. ? Music The Film Development Fund (Administered by the Secretariat of the HK Film Macao does not have the broad spread of Development Council) Hong Kong in this important sector, however with the sheer number of casinos and more The Film Development Fund (FDF) was first set being built, opportunities exist in up by the Government in 1999 to support design/architecture and in the various shows projects conducive to the long-term the hotels put on. development of the film industry in Hong Kong. In July 2007, the Government injected $300 If you have any questions on the opportunities million (£24 million) into the FDF, and above, please contact the UKTI contacts named expanded its scope to finance small-to-medium in this report. Business opportunities aimed budget film productions. specifically at UK companies are added daily to UKTI?s website. These leads are sourced by our The HKSARG has also invested in a number of staff overseas in British Embassies, High initiatives, including the Hong Kong Design Commissions and Consulates, across all sectors Centre and the InnoCentre, Hong Kong?s first and in over 100 markets. facility aimed at cultivating a cluster of high- value added design activities among design You can be alerted to business opportunities on professional and user industries. The a regular basis by registering on the UKTI Government has earmarked HK$100 million website. Find out more on UKTI?s business (£8 million) to support the Hong Kong Design opportunities service on the UKTI website. Centre and to make the InnoCentre a magnet for design activities. Hong Kong?s creative talents in the fields of film animation, comics, movies and music have won international acclaim. Hong Kong is also the prime strategic gateway for UK companies wishing to develop their business in the Pearl River Delta (PRD) and wider Mainland markets, particularly for advertising, design and film production. UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Creative Industries Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao Major events and activities UKTI contacts John Woodruffe UK Deputy Trade Commissioner Group at Filmart (Hong Kong) www.hkf British Consulate General Contact: Hong Kong John Woodruffe Ema Tel: (852) 2901 3355 il: T Email: ime: March 2012 Inno Catherine Lee Design Tech Expo www Trade Adviser Contact: John Woodruffe British Consulate General Ema Hong Kong il: T Tel: (852) 2901 2353 ime: 1-3 December 2011 Email: F ind full details of all events in this country Christine Davey and sector on the UKTI website. New export events are added da Creative Industries, Industry Sector Group ily to the site and you can reg UKTI London ister to be alerted to them on a da Tel: +44 (0)20 7215 8000 ily, weekly or monthly basis Email: UKTI?s Tradeshow Access Programme (TAP) provides grant support for eligible Small & Medium Sized Enterprises (SME's) to attend trade shows overseas. Find out more about UKTI support for attendance at overseas events. 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 m wishing to enter or expand their business in arkets. 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. ? 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UK Trade & Investment Sector briefing: Creative Industries Opportunities in Hong Kong and Macao
Posted: 19 July 2011, last updated 19 July 2011

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