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HKWTIA Monthly e-Newsletter 2016   February/March Issue  

Current News & Upcoming Events

Internet of Vehicles + Smart City: Research, Application and Development Seminar (11 March)

Organized with and held at Hong Kong Productivity Council on 11 March 3pm-5pm, this free seminar will discuss the opportunities and development of the smart vehicles industry, particularly the growing "Internet of Vehicles" trend.  For more information, please click here (in Chinese only).

SmartHK 2016 (Early Bird Deadline: 12 March)

Organized by Hong Kong Trade Development Council, SmartHK 2016will be held in Chengdu in 12-13 May to promote Hong Kong's total solution and connect Hong Kong's service providers with potential clients on the Chinese mainland, including the manufacturing and retail sectors. For more information, please visit the official website.

Cyberport Career Fair (12 March)

Cyberport Career Fair 2016 will be taking place at Ocean View Court (The Arcade) on Saturday from 11:30 am to 6:00 pm.  In addition to the usual recruitment channels, the event will act as an effective platform to bring potential employers and job seekers together. The Career Fair provides an opportunity for employers of Cyberport community to reach out to job seekers.

WTIA will be conducting a panel entitled "Career Confidential: What Your School Didn't Teach You About Landing, Keeping, & Excelling at a Job” with speakers from Innopage, TeamNote, Palapple, Linkedin and more!

For further details, please click here.

CIO Forum 2016 (16 March)

Organized by Computerworld Hong Kong on 16 March 9am-5pm, the conference will bring together world-class business and technology leaders to demonstrate what it takes to drive innovation through strategic leadership. For the agenda of the conference, please check here.

WTIA Mission Tour to Taiwan Smart City (21-24 March)

The explosive adoption and usage of the internet is no longer restricted only to desktop and mobile devices today.  Internet of Things (IoT) has become a major component of ICT development and a critical factor contributing to the information era.  Since 2014,Taipei has been organizing their Smart City Summit and Expo annually,promoting IoT technology as part of their Smart City initiative. This year, the event is held in on March 21-24 and WTIA is pleased to announce this as the destination of our first Mission Tour of the year! 

We only have limited openings left, don't miss this opportunity and sign-up here (Chinese Only).

Asia Smartphone Apps Contest 2016 (Deadline: 8 April)

Follow up on the success of last year, WTIA organize the Asia Smartphone Apps Contest 2016. By joining force with the co-organizers from Israel, Japan, Korea, Mainland China, Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan, the award will continue to recognize the excellence of innovative smartphone apps development in Asia, and provide a platform for industry professionals in the region to meet, share, collaborate and learn from each others. 

Don't miss the valuable opportunity to meet professionals in the region! The contest is open for nomination from now till 8th April 2016. For more details, please find our official website.

Hong Kong ICT Awards 2016: Best Mobile Apps Award (11 April)

Final judging of Hong Kong ICT Awards 2016: Best Mobile Apps Award was completed on 23 February. We would like to thanks all the participants for their great presentation and work. The Award Presentation Ceremony will be held on 11 April. Please stay tuned for further details!

From Left:

Dr. Lawrence Cheung , Vice-Chairman, WTIA

Mr. Erwin Huang, CEO & Founder, Weborganic

Mr. Kenny Yiu, Chairman, WTIA

Mr. Theodore Ma, Co-founder, CoCoon - Born to Fly

Mr. To Cheung, Immediate Past Chairman & Honorary Chairman (Life), WTIA

Ms. Leona Wong, Executive Committee Member, WTIA

Mr. Vincent Tsui, Chief Marketing Officer, Next Digital Limited - Next Mobile

Mr. Ben Cheng, Founder, Oursky Limited

Mr. Wing Hung Lo, Publisher / Chief Curator, Bastille Post

HKTDC International ICT Expo 2016 (13-16 April)

As a leading ICT event in Asia, the HKTDC International ICT Expo is an ideal platform for ICT solution providers to meet with around 30,000 visitors from all industries looking for the latest solutions to help their business grow. In the upcoming HKTDC International ICT Expo 2016, members can participate in the WTIA Pavilion in the Expo with the following packages: 

  • Superior Package - $15,400 or $7,700 per booth in the Expo
  • Mobility Package - $3,456 per space in Apps Zone inside the Expo
  • Exploratory Package - $1,350 for showcasing your promotion materials in the booth of WTIA
Click here for more details and apply now!

New Executive Director of WTIA

We are happy to announce that Ms. Wendy Yung is joining WTIA as the Executive Director. With our new management and your support, we are confident that WTIA will continue to grow and bring advancement to the industry.

Wendy will be reachable by email or by phone: 2989 9162

What WTIA events you might have missed...


Joint ICT Spring Dinner 2016

18 February

Co-orgainsed by Hong Kong Information Technology Federation (HKITF) and WTIA, the Joint ICT Spring Dinner 2016 took place at The Banqueting House as a joyous and festive occasion for members, associates and friends of both trade organizations.

The dinner gathering was held to rekindle with prominent peers and acquaintances within the ICT Industry, and to look forward to the Year of Monkey ahead. 

The 9th HKMFF - Mobile Film Production Contest Award Presentation 

2 March  
The Award Presentation Ceremony for The 9th Hong Kong Mobile Film Festival was held earlier this month. Behind the Schoolbag, the animation film directed by Nic Ho Chun Yu, received The Grand Award this year. The Interviews, which is produced by Chu Shun and《激戰獅子山》完整版, produced by Mocking Jer received Most Popular Mobile Film Award and Most Appreciated Mobile Film Award. Click here to view the list of winners and the award-winning films!

Career Expo @ Science Park 2016

5 March
Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks Corporation (“HKSTP”) hosted Career Expo@Science Park 2016 on 5 March (Saturday) at Hong Kong Science Park. The event is one of Hong Kong’s largest Innovation and Technology (“I&T”) job fair, packing over 1,000 full-time, part-time and internship openings across R&D, technical, project management, sales and marketing specialisations from 100 employers.

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WTIA in media

WTIA Columns @ Hong Kong EconomicTimes

廣告「攔截」成風 人性行銷闢出路 

17 February 2016

拓WiFi版圖 公私營合作怎推動? 

24 February 2016

提升用戶體驗 從生活中偷師 

2 March 2016

Chairman's Column on Capital Weekly

拓展公共Wi-Fi覆蓋 建設「智慧城市」 

11 February 2016 

 Capital Weekly

WTIA Media Coverage on TVB

5億科技券先導計劃 姚金鴻:對中小企幫助大 

24 February 2016 

TVB News