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HKWTIA Monthly e-Newsletter 2016   April Issue  

Events You CANNOT Miss!

Internet Economy Summit 2016 (13 April) - FREE for WTIA members

Organized by the Government  of HKSAR, the Summit will take place in Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre at 13 April. The inaugural Internet Economy Summit explores the future development and strategies on the Internet Economy, featuring topical issues such as global economy powered by the Internet, global technology trend, “Internet +”, Internet-led economic growth in the Mainland and beyond, data-driven economy and opportunities of Internet of Things. For agenda of the Summit, please click hereFor registration, please click here.

Moreover, a networking reception will be held in 5-6pm during the Summit. The reception will be hosted by Mr Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC. Participation is now available for WTIA members on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are interested to join the reception, please contact Mr. Tony Wong by email or 2989-9164.

Forum: The Next Wireless Innovation (15 April)

THE NEXT BIG WIRELESS INNOVATION IS COMING! In the next 5 years, there will be a wave of big changes shaping a new landscape of how we live and do business. Unwiring our future with more connectivity and less cables means that our lifestyle, health and work will be made much more mobile and convenient, even life-changing. We would look at how wearables, virtual reality, big data and different fintech systems will revolutionize the way we live, work, and play. 

The Wireless Innovation has also made a big impact on how we do business. The concept of Retail 4.0 advocated by McKinsey promotes the use of omni-channel strategy like O2O, e-commerce, big data and the latest wireless technologies like mobile internet, mobility, NFC, Bluetooth, WiFi and mobile wallets to make a better future for traditional retail industry. The Retail 4.0 concept completely transforms retail from a brick-and-mortar to click-and-mortar. 

Date:15/4/2016 (Friday) 

Time:9:30 am – 1:00 pm(Registration starts at 9:00am) 

Venue:Seminar Room, Hall 3FG, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre  

Language :Cantonese and English

Admission is Free and seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. If you are interested to join the Forum, please register here.

Upcoming Happenings!

HKTDC International ICT Expo 2016 (13-16 April)

WTIA is going to participate in HKTDC International ICT Expo 2016! We will feature our brand new membership package, and also the new vision of WTIA in the Expo. See you in our booth 3F-G33!

Opening Hours : 

13-15 April 2016 (Wednesday–Friday) 9:30am-6:30pm 

16 April 2016 (Saturday) 9:30am-5:00pm 

Venue : 

Halls 3F-G 

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 

1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance) 

Booth : 


Click here for more details.

E2 Day 2016 Pitching (Deadline: 8 April)

Global Sources Electronics Show  (11-14 and 18-21 April)

HK-Mainland Cyber Security Forum 2016 (12 April)

Organized by Incu-Lab, the E2 Day 2016 Pitching Session is calling for entry now. Pitching applications of all topics related to integration of elements (Tech X Social) are welcome while elements of poverty alleviation and prevention are highly encouraged for the event. For details and application, please click here.

Organized by Global Sources Exhibitions, this will be held in AsiaWorld-Expo on 11-14 and 18-21 April. The first phase of the Exhibition will focus on home, office, and auto electronics. The second phase will be focus on smartphones, tablets, wearable devices and mobile accessories.  For details and registration, please click here.

Organized by Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) and Bureau of Cyber Security of Cyberspace Administration of China, the Forum gathers IT security professionals from Hong Kong and Mainland, sharing trends and developments in cloud security and fintech. For registration, please check here (Chinese only). 

HK Electronics Symposium 2016 (14 April)

CAHK ICT Conference & Expo 2016 (19 April)

Organized by Hong Kong Institution of Engineers Electronics Division, the Symposium focus on the development trend of this exciting new technology and its applications. Government officials, legislators, industry leaders, and research professional are invited to share their views, forecasting the trends, and demonstrating new developments in the arena of Smart City.

For program details, please click here. The Symposium can be registered here.

Organized by Communications Association of Hong Kong, the event will be staged as one of the events of International IT Fest organized by OGCIO in collaboration with technology partners and local ICT industry of Hong Kong. Guest speakers will share insight IoT technologies and corresponding best practices in the Expo, and exhibition of Smart technologies and solutions will be held in the event. The event can be registered here. 

Media Convergence Award 2015 Prize Presentation Ceremony cum HKAIM 8th Anniversary Dinner (21 April)

The 8th InfoSecurity Summit 2016 (26 April)

Organized by Hong Kong Association of Interactive Marketing, the Anniversary Dinner will present the prizes of Media Convergence Awards 2015. Moreover, a panel discussion featuring management from TVB, TVMost and ViuTV will be held in the event also. RSVP of the Anniversary Dinner is available here.

Organized by Market Intelligence Group, the Summit will be themed as "Dynamic Defense for Today's Digital Business" and focus on evolving threats towards cybersecurity, dynamic defence approaches and newest security technologies in tandem with related management and monitoring. Registration and the list of officiating guest and speakers is available here

What WTIA events you might have missed...


Cyberport Career Fair 2016

12 March

WTIA conducted a panel entitled "Career Confidential: What Your School Didn't Teach You About Landing, Keeping, & Excelling at a Job” in Cyberport Career Fair 2016. Speakers including Lauren Gilbert from Linkedin, Keith Li from Innopage, Keith Tsa from Apptask/Teamnote and Peter Choi from Palapple shared a significant number of tips and advice for job seekers at the career fair as well as common blunders to avoid.

WTIA Mission Tour to Taiwan Smart City

21-24 March  
The Mission Tour to Taiwan Smart City was successfully held on last month. The delegation visited 2016 Smart City Summit & Expo in Taipei, Gogoro, Google Taipei, Department of Information Technology of Taipe, and etc. The delegation explored how Taipei is turning itself into a smart city, by adopting latest technology including IoT and LoRa™. Much gratitude to all the parties once again for making this Mission Tour astounding!

“Building up Wi-Fi.HK through Collaboration” Pledging Ceremony

31 March

To further advance Hong Kong’s position as a highly connected city in the world, the Government plans to double the number of “Wi-Fi.HK” hotspots to 34,000 within 3 years.The  Ceremony was held to promote the “Wi-Fi.HK” brand further to raise public awareness of the brand and to encourage more public and private collaboration in providing more free Wi-Fi hotspots. Dr. David Chung, the Under Secretary for Innovation and Technology and other officiating guest joined the ceremony.

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