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SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France

2024-05-24 21:33 Last Updated At:22:38

Exploring innovation and technology at vivatech 2024 in paris, france with siti

The Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry, Professor Sun Dong, attended VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France on May 24 (Paris time). In his keynote speech at a seminar themed "How Global Start-ups Succeed in Asia through Hong Kong's Innovation Ecosystem" organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Professor Sun gave the attendees an update on Hong Kong's ever-growing start-up scene, pointing out that Hong Kong values the potential and contributions of start-ups and that the city is one of the best destinations for global start-ups to thrive and flourish.

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SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Exploring innovation and technology at vivatech 2024 in paris, france with siti

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

"The greatest asset of Hong Kong's innovation and technology (I&T)development is our strong research capability. We support global startups with readily available source ofresearch and development capabilities, knowledge and talent, as well as avibrant I&T culture and atmosphere. We are also committed to providing comprehensive support to start-ups at different stages of their development. The two I&T flagships in Hong Kong, namely the Hong Kong Science Park and the Hong Kong Cyberport, play a vital role in nurturing and supporting start-ups in Hong Kong through various entrepreneurship schemes and incubation programmes, providing infrastructure, technical and funding support for their start-ups."

Professor Sun highlighted that Hong Kong is well positioned to be the bridge connecting East and West, as the city enjoys the dual advantages under "one country, two systems" and strategic location on the doorstep of Mainland China. He said, "Setting up business in Hong Kong gives start-ups and enterprises much more than just a single market, but an ideal gateway to the gigantic market in the entire Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA), Mainland China and Asia with boundless opportunities. A solid industry chain and supply chain are essential for start-ups. The prospects and synergies of the GBA will be unlimited with a stable supply of talent and materials."

Professor Sun also toured the Hong Kong Pavilion set up by the HKTDC at the VivaTech. The pavilion showcases Hong Kong's vibrant start-up and technology ecosystem and provides information on the unparalleled advantages the city offers for global start-ups. He also visited the pavilion set up by Japan, which is the "Country of the Year", as well as pavilions set up by institutions such asCentre national de la recherche scientifique and Région Sud of France,and had brief exchanges with representativesof some exhibitors to learn more about their innovative solutions. Afterwards, Professor Sun attended a networking reception hosted by the HKTDC to exchange views on the development and collaboration of I&T with local leaders of the I&T industry, entrepreneurs, influencers and investors.

On May 23 (Paris time), Professor Sun departed Brussels, Belgium for Paris, France to continue his visit. In the afternoon, he toured the Institut Pasteur and visited its laboratories to gain anunderstanding of the institute's research areas and advanced research equipment, as well as programmes to accelerate the development potential of research discoveries and promote the creation of startups. The Institut Pasteur is an internationally-renowned private and non-profit infectious disease research institute which co-operated with the University of Hong Kong through InnoHK clusters to establish the Centre for Immunology & Infection in 2020 to use novel technology platforms for biomarker discovery and the development of new vaccine and therapeutic strategies. Professor Sun noted that international collaboration and talent development are key components under InnoHK. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government strongly encourages strengthening academic exchanges to foster knowledge sharing, enhance research capabilities and promote scientific advancements for the benefits of the I&T development in both Hong Kong and France.

Professor Sun will continue his visit in Paris tomorrow (May 25, Paris time) and conclude his visit in the afternoon. He will return to Hong Kong on Sunday (May 26, Hong Kong time).

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

SITI attends VivaTech 2024 in Paris, France Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Gogba seminar for accounting sector launches 'gogba sector series' to enhance hong kong's role as financial super connector in greater bay area

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Office (GBA Office) of the Constitutional and Mainland Affairs Bureau and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) co-organised the GoGBA Seminar for Accounting Sector today (June 14) to kick off the "GoGBA Sector Series". With the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants as the strategic partner, the seminar focused on the development of Hong Kong's accounting profession in the Greater Bay Area (GBA).

In her opening address at the event, the Commissioner for the Development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, Ms Maisie Chan, said "Under 'one country, two systems', Hong Kong enjoys significant advantages such as free flow of capital, a common law system, a low and simple tax regime, and a regulatory regime aligned with the international market. With a world-class business environment and a renowned professional services sector, Hong Kong is best placed to serve as the 'super connector' and 'super value-adder' between the Mainland and the global market."

Ms Chan added that Hong Kong's accounting profession and accountants are at the forefront of the world in terms of professionalism and regulatory standards, and are an important force in supporting the high-quality development of different sectors in Hong Kong and the entire GBA. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government will continue to maintain close liaison with the Mainland authorities to strive for more policy innovations and breakthrough, and the compatibility and alignment of rules and mechanisms, so as to facilitate the smooth flow of financial factors in the region, and better leverage Hong Kong's advantages as an international financial centre. This will further drive the demand for professional accounting services in the GBA and greatly expand the room for development of the accounting profession.

At today's seminar, representatives from the Nansha District People's Government of Guangzhou, and the Qianhai Authority of Shenzhen, were also invited to introduce the latest preferential policies and tax incentives in Nansha and Qianhai, the two major co-operation platforms in the GBA. A number of accounting professionals also shared the strategies and practices of Hong Kong's professional accounting services in expanding their businesses in the GBA, helping participants better understand and grasp the development opportunities brought about by the development of the GBA.

The new "GoGBA Sector Series" is a joint initiative of the GBA Office and HKTDC, which aims to focus on the needs of different sectors and provide more specific and targeted information and support to enterprises and professionals in relevant sectors through more diversified means, and support them in expanding their businesses in different cities of the GBA. In addition to keynote speeches and panel discussions, small group advisory workshops and one-on-one consultation services were also arranged at the seminar, where experts answered questions and offered advice on development of the accounting sector in the Mainland cities of the GBA. The next event under the accounting sector series, namely "GoGBA Accounting Sector Study Tour", will be held in late July. Arrangements will be made for the participants to visit the Mainland cities of the GBA to learn about the latest development of and policy measures applicable to the accounting sector in the Mainland, and at the same time, to build up their business network and open up new markets.

For more information about the GBA, please visit the dedicated website (www.bayarea.gov.hk/en/), which also covers the content of the Greater Bay Area Information Station (www.bayarea.gov.hk/gbais/en/) for easy browsing by members of the public.

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Office launches "GoGBA Sector Series" to help industry understand opportunities of Greater Bay Area  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Office launches "GoGBA Sector Series" to help industry understand opportunities of Greater Bay Area Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Office launches "GoGBA Sector Series" to help industry understand opportunities of Greater Bay Area  Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area Development Office launches "GoGBA Sector Series" to help industry understand opportunities of Greater Bay Area Source: HKSAR Government Press Releases

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