The Hong Kong Book Fair is one of the most anticipated, visited and exciting events in Hong Kong. We have participated at this vibrant exhibition for four consecutive years and it only gets better each time. We’d like to share with you on what to expect from Switzerland this year – be sure to be amazed!
Location: No. B-21, Hall 1A, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
Swiss innovation is known world-wide! This year the Consulate is proud to participate in the Entrepreneur Day in Hong Kong, which has been running into its 12th edition. AVRE and Glice, two Swiss start-ups will be teaming up with the Consulate to promote Swiss innovation.
Location: 5F-B08, Start-up Arena, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
The pandemic and its subsequent global crisis has taught us that the competitiveness of nations is now more important than ever. In the midst of a de-globalization process, with trade conflicts and trade wars, and restrictions to the movement of people, national policies are going to play a fundamental role in the prosperity of people.
Prof. Arturo Bris of the IMD Business School will present pm July 22th at 6pm the 2020 IMD World Competitiveness Ranking, the reasons for Hong Kong’s drop in the ranking and its meaning for the future. Possible solutions to the current global issues through the lens of the competitiveness model will be discussed.
48th Hong Kong Arts Festival
Having debuted at age 11 as a prodigy under Zubin Mehta with the New York Philharmonic, violinist Midori has since made an impressive career of over 30 years collaborating with world-class conductors and musicians. Not only has she established and sustained her position as one of the world’s greatest musicians, but she has also gained tremendous respect for her efforts in community engagement, nurturing new talents and promoting classical music to the underprivileged.
Location: Concert Hall, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, TST, Hong Kong
48th Hong Kong Arts Festival
Dixit was created for the stage by director Marc Hollogne to mark both the 30th anniversary of the founding of the Béjart Ballet Lausanne by its choreographer Maurice Béjart, and the 10th anniversary of his death.
Location: Grand Theatre, HK Cultural Centre, 10 Salisbury Road, TST, Hong Kong
Maestro Heinz Holliger, the legendary world-class oboist, is also a conductor and composer who devotes himself to preserving classical repertoire while exploring new performance techniques. These are values also held by the Kammerorchester Basel (Basel Chamber Orchestra), which has been searching for new ways of musical interpretation with both historical and modern instruments.
Location: Concert Hall, HK City Hall, 5 Edinburgh Plaza, Central, Hong Kong
Swiss documentarian Jacqueline Zünd frequents the distant but intimate lives of people from around the world – the insomniacs, the aged and the children – embracing their delights and disappointments, regrets and hopes, and other contrasting sensations. As these people wander along their paths of ritual, befittingly or misfittingly, they understand life anew with wisdom, dignity and vitality.
Location: Louis Koo Cinema, Hong Kong Arts Centre, 2 Harbour Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong
A cross-cutltural event you cannot miss. Park Stickney and GuoGan first performed together at the 2017 World Harp Congress in Hong Kong, and immediately found that the harp and erhu worked really well together, combining the singing tones of the erhu with the harp’s chromatic and rhythmic possibilities.
Location: 5/F, Sheung Wan Civic Center, 345 Queen’s Road, Sheung Wan Municipal Services Building, Hong Kong
Venture Leaders Fintech 2019, co-organized by Venturelab and swissnex China, will take place from November 3rd to 9th, where the 10 leading Swiss Fintech startups will participate in the Hong Kong Fintech Week, the world’s first cross-border fintech conference, as well as mentoring workshops, investors meetings, pitching events and visits in Hong Kong and Shenzhen ecosystems.
Location: AsiaWorld-Expo, Airport Expo Blvd, Chek Lap Kok, Hong Kong
In 2010, the Swiss entrepreneur Marco Simeoni created the Race for Water Foundation to fight against plastic pollution in the oceans. Committed to a five year Odyssey (2017-2021), the ambassador vessel of the Foundation is going around the world to raise awareness about the impact of plastic waste on the marine environment and propose local solutions to this global problem, thanks to a machine which transforms plastic waste into electric energy: the BIOGREEN. A unique ambassador for energy transition, the Race for Water vessel is propelled solely by renewable energies thanks to its solar panels, its traction kite and its chain of hydrogen production and storage.
Hong Kong Design Institute and Zurich University of the Arts are collaborating again offering a five-day in-depth training in 2019. Swiss Inspiration: From Design Thinking to Design Doing in the Digital Age.
Location: Hong Kong Design Institute, 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, Hong Kong
Anja Kofmel already admired her cousin Chris as a little girl. His mysterious death in the midst of the wars in Yugoslavia in 1992 still keeps her occupied. Especially as the young Swiss journalist wore the uniform of an international mercenary group at the time of his death. What happened?
The movie tells the story of a young woman from Indonesia, who leaves her country to support her family and her younger sister’s education by working as a domestic worker in Hong Kong. She will face hardship and form unlikely friendships along the way. The film projection will be followed by a panel discussion to give to the people an opportunity to talk about those issues and to give a voice to the migrants especially since the mid-Autumn Festival highlights their position of ‘outsiders’.
Location: The University of Hong Kong, CPD-3.04, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus
Recent history and Elizabethan drama overlap in a unique fusion of theatre and legal trial. Real-life barristers, a judge, other legal professionals and a “jury” formed by the audience will take part in a “trial” of Hamlet for the murder of Polonius. The unscripted and interactive play by Roger Bernat and Yan Duyvendak awakens the audience’s sense of ethics, drawing them to realise how difficult it is to judge someone and giving them insight into how justice is administered.
Location: JC Cube, Tai Kwun Theatre, Central, Hong Kong