Eco Expo Asia is a prominent trade platform in Asia for the environmental industry that showcases the latest green products, equipment and technologies and offers a bundle of green business opportunities. This year’s Eco Expo Asia embraces the new theme of “Promoting Green Recovery for Carbon Neutrality” that encourages concerted efforts to support a green recovery for strengthening the global economy and preserving the environment in an integrated way.
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Curiously food and nutrition were for a long period not touched by design. Starting with the question of production and later consumption, packaging and culture of food, design today plays a vital role when it comes to innovation in the food sector. Prof. Michael Krohn of Zurich University of the Arts, will bring us to a closer and deeper look at the power of Design Thinking in resolving “wicked problems” in different facets of our lives, hence promoting its relevance and adoption in all walks of life.
Location: Hong Kong Design Institute & IVE (Lee Wai Lee), 3 King Ling Road, Tseung Kwan O, New Territories, Hong Kong, (Tiu Keng Leng MTR station A2 exit)
Prof. Ilya Gringolts from the Department of Music at Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), has been invited to perfom in Hong Kong on 22 September 2018. Youngest winner of the prestigious International Violin Competition Premio Paginini, internationally-acclaimed violinist Ilya Gringolts has been revered for his virtuosic playing and sensitive interpretations towards the classical music repertoire. Having performed with leading orchestras around the world that has included the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony and NHK Symphony, Gringolts will be making his Hong Kong début with Hong Kong Sinfonietta.
Location: Hong Kong City Hall Concert Hall, 5 Edinburgh Place, Central, Hong Kong
Each year, venturelab selects 10 of the most promising Swiss-based startups, for an international business development program in China. The ten winners, the "Swiss National Startup Team" travel to Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Shanghai, Beijing and Tianjin, where they get acquainted with the Chinese market and get introduced to investors and potential business partners.
Location: SME Centre, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Ground Level, 1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai, Hong Kong
When Leon, a handsome striker, joins the Swiss football team, he is about to get his football career going. Sharing a flat with the equally handsome Mario, they soon become very close with each other after all those trainings and daily activities. When their unexpected affair is exposed, Mario is unable to cope with the stress from his teammates and the public. Even pretend girlfriends cannot save them from gossips and threats. Will Mario forsake his prospect as a football star in exchange for love?
A team of experts from Switzerland, Cuba and India are researching the characteristics of a new type of cement called LC3 (limestone calcined clay cement) which has the potential to reduce carbon dioxide emissions up to 30 percent compared to standard cementand producing it on a trial basis. The project is led by the Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL). An Information Day on the LC3 is going to be held on August 5 at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.
Location: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Every summer, hundreds of thousands of bookworms flock to the annual Hong Kong Book Fair. Established in 1990, the fair has become a major event that involves book sales and exhibitions, events to promote reading, and cultural exchanges.
Location: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
If we keep our eyes and ears open and our minds alert, day-to-day we will be having a whole lot more fun. Dimitri de Perrot is a Swiss artist, musician, and theatre director. His primary interest lies in sound art, and his work often draws from his experience working with stage actors. His two sound-based installations, MYOUSIC and UNLESS, will open up new perspectives for the audience, allowing them to view the world in bold, new light. Dimitri has received the grant from The Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia to produce and premiere UNLESS in China.
Location: Hysan Place and Shouson Theatre, Hong Kong Arts Centre
With the support from Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Swiss Arts Council, our Consulate is joining hands with other countries at Make Music Hong Kong! from 23 to 24 June 2018 at Tai Kwun (Former Central Police Station). Claude Diallo, Swiss jazz pianist will be sharing his passion on music with you. More details will be coming soon. Please follow our Facebook for more details.
Location: Various locations in Tai Kwun, 10 Hollywood Road, Central, Hong Kong
With the support from Pro Helvetia Shanghai, Swiss Arts Council, an in-situ outreach programme of three days designed by Sonic Amass, first takes the shape of a workshop and develops into a laboratory for sound improvisation during the following days. A team of sound artists and participants will record and collect various objects to be manipulated and transformed into a sound piece and installation in Chai Wan, an area known for its semi-industrial as well as residential character between sea and mountains. A sound metaphor for the plural identities of the daily life in the surroundings of WING—a patchwork of sounds, beings, thoughts and words will be created.
Location: Wing Platform, Unit 2102, Chai Wan Industrial City Phase 2, 70 Wing Tai Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong
Geneva Camerata (GECA) will be presenting an uncustomary program compiled by their young and talented music director David Greilsammer, with winner of both the Sibelius and Tchaikovsky Competitions, Viktoria Mullova, a highly regarded violinist of exceptional versatility and musical integrity. The audience will hear her virtuosic technique as well as matchless interpretative subtlety on Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. This will surely be one of the most exciting concerts of the year, with more originality brought by Jonathan Keren’s composition based on Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, and his orchestral arrangement of Debussy’s Fireworks.
Location: HKU Grand Hall, LG. 45, Lee Shau Kee Lecture Center, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong
The 8 best startups from Hong Kong will be invited to pitch in front of an investment panel and compete to be crowned the most promising seed-stage startup of Seedstars Hong Kong 2018. The winning startup will join the global Seedstars Family and get a free trip to both the Seedstars Asia Regional Summit and the Seedstars Global Summit that include our tried and tested bootcamp and investor forum, and the opportunity to win up to USD 1 million in equity investments. In addition to seeing the top startups pitch, you can look forward to an event filled with disruptive tech, inspirational discussions, networking sessions and one flight ticket for the winner to come to Switzerland to compete for over $1mn in investment.
Location: SME Center, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong