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Hong Kong’s ICT Industry Showcase at Expo 2010 Shanghai a Resounding Success (Released by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited)

ICT Week@Expo wraps up after strong support from industry professionals and government

(Hong Kong – 16 September 2010) ICT Week@Expo came to a rewarding conclusion in Shanghai today. A delegation of local industry experts and young creative talent, led by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited (Cyberport), wrapped up a productive week of showcasing Hong Kong’s latest information and communication technology (ICT) developments and promoting digital entertainment to the world audience through informative forums and exhibitions.

The delegation also visited Shanghai’s high-tech communities, to foster in-depth exchange and collaboration opportunities with renowned Chinese and international companies. The momentum of Hong Kong-Shanghai ICT collaboration will keep going with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Cyberport and the Knowledge and Innovation Community (KIC) in Shanghai and more activities going on thereafter.

Hosted during the World Expo 2010 Shanghai, the programme was a resounding success, attracting the broad support of both industry and government officials from the Mainland and Hong Kong and garnering major exposure for Hong Kong’s ICT talent in the region.

The four-day event was attended by over 500 participants, including distinguished guests such as Mr. Shen Xiaoming, Vice-Mayor of Shanghai, Mrs. Rita Lau Ng Wai-lan, JP, the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong SAR Government, Mr. Cao Jianlin, Vice Minister of The Ministry of Science and Technology Office and Mr. Liu Chuanzhi, Founder, President and CEO of the Lenovo Group.

A highlight of the programme was the ICT Elite Forum held on 14 September. The forum brought together ICT leaders from Canada, Hong Kong and the Mainland to discuss Hong Kong and Shanghai collaboration opportunities and green ICT.

“Many fascinating ideas about green ICT were exchanged at the ICT Elite Forum,” said Mr. Patrick Binns, Executive Director of Alberta ICT Council. “ICT has the potential to play a key role in the fight against climate change. Technology can be harnessed to control and even reduce the harmful environmental impact of other activities. Through programmes such as this forum, industry leaders and other experts have a platform to discuss how ICT can be adopted to help humans meet the greatest challenges they face today.”

“The forum was a perfect platform to showcase Hong Kong’s ICT industry,” said the Hon. Samson Tam, Hong Kong Legislative Councillor representing the Information Technology Functional Constituency and Delegation Leader. “Our local ICT professionals were given a great opportunity to exchange ideas with experts from Mainland China. I hope this event can lead to more partnerships between the Hong Kong and Shanghai ICT industries.”

Meanwhile, Cyberport and KIC signed a MoU on the same day, which covers a broad range of areas from marketing resources to exchange programmes, geared to increase exchange and interaction for the ICT industries in Hong Kong and Shanghai, and strengthen business developments in the two cities to enhance cross-border collaboration in the two regions.

To enhance Hong Kong-Shanghai business and technical collaboration in the ICT industry, the HK ICT delegation visited the KIC and Zhangjiang Hi-tech Park, two major hi-tech communities in Shanghai, on 15 September. The delegation also had the opportunity to visit renowned Chinese and international companies resided in the two hi-tech communities, including AMD and EMC’s R&D centres, Galaxycore and Spreadtrum, opening up positive collaboration among the ICT practitioners in the two regions.

The week of activities ended on a high note with the Hong Kong Digital Entertainment Showcases (HKDES) held on 16 September. This included panel discussions on interactive games and animation, involving experts from Hong Kong and Shanghai. HKDES also brought out the best in Hong Kong’s creative talent with the finale of two competitions: The “Hong Kong Digital Game Development Competition 2010” and the “Amazing Cities Animation Competition”. The winning works are being showcased in KIC until end of September in an effort to further cultivate exchange opportunities with China's creative talent.

“The quality of entries in today’s competitions was truly outstanding,” said Mr. Duncan Chiu, Initiator and Convenor of Hong Kong DigiCreate Alliance. “There is a tremendous level of creative digital talent in Hong Kong, which has the potential to really put the city on the regional, and even global, digital industries map. I hope we have more opportunities such as these to expose our young talent to an international audience.”

“I’m extremely proud of the creativity and innovation displayed by Hong Kong’s ICT industry and young talents during this week-long programme,” said Herman Lam, CEO, Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited. “ICT Week@Expo enabled the local industry to demonstrate its capabilities and potential to the world, while building connections with professionals in the Mainland and from around the region. Cyberport will continue to push forward initiatives that promote Hong Kong’s ICT industry and its development.”

About Cyberport

Cyberport is a US$2 billion (HK$15.8 billion) landmark project managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, and wholly owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government. Focusing on enterprise and professional development, Cyberport helps commercialise creative ideas and incubate start-ups. We have an energetic cluster of creative ICT and digital content tenants who enjoy synergies from co-locating with each other, and we are Hong Kong’s unique Creative Digital Community. Interconnected by a state-of-the-art broadband network, the Cyberport community is home to four grade-A intelligent office buildings, a five-star design hotel, a retail entertainment complex and about 2,800 deluxe residences. Go to http://www.cyberport.hk for details.

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Waggener Edstrom Worldwide
Richard Liu / Frances Hui
Tel: (852) 2578 2134 / 2578 2102
Fax: (852) 2578 2849
Email: rliu@waggeneredstrom.com / francesh@waggeneredstrom.com

Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited
Winnie Wong
Tel: (852) 3166 3829
Fax: (852) 3027 0129
Email: winniewong@cyberport.hk