Supported Events

Connected Retail Experiences: Survive & Thrive

07 July 2020 - virtual

Connected Retail Experience is a meeting point, learning opportunity and a shared industry experience between peers. Combining all of the elements that make for a memorable shopping experience, dreaming, exploring and locating, but instead taking you on a seamless journey that includes a mix of conference, workshops, roundtables, networking, live demo areas as well as match-making forums.

It will bring together thought-leaders, influential merchants, leading suppliers, innovators and disruptors from the cutting edge of retail across the entire value chain. It is a unique opportunity to experience, share visions, gain insight and try out the solutions and products that will lead retailers into the future.

Survive: Retailers in HK and the APAC region have had the toughest 12 months on record and for many the second half of 2020 will only have one focus , that is to boost sales, cut costs and rebuild their operations to be more efficient. They will look to add more automated processes and to provide better customer experience

Thrive: The effects of Covid-19 has meant that across all ages and demographics e-commerce is now a way of life, as the effects of the virus fades shoppers will return to stores but the habits learned over weeks and months of being at home will mean that digital transformation is the only way for retailers to beat their competitor ant win market share.

The latest agenda can be found here


Connected Cities Conference

06 July 2020 - Virtual

The StartmeupHK Festival 2020 will be returning from 6-11 July this year and is going virtual! It’s time to celebrate the best of tech innovation virtually. The festival will be transformed from an in-person event to a fully virtual experience. InvestHK’s decision to bring this annual event into the rapidly developing virtual realm is a timely precautions in light of to the current Covid-19 situation worldwide.

We're excited to invite you to join our Connected Cities Conference on 6 July during the Festival and learn more about how smart and connected cities around the world are using the latest technologies and finding more innovative solutions for city living.

The Connected Cities Conference will showcase innovations for the next generation of city living. We will feature global and regional speakers from academia and business to showcase a number of smart technologies from around the world including IoT, AI and data analytics to enhance a city’s liveability, workability and sustainability.

Register here.

ALB Hong Kong Anti-Corruption and Corporate Compliance Forum 

9 July 2020 | Sheraton Hong Kong Hotel & Towers, 20 Nathan Road, Kowloon

Having successfully ran for the past five years, Asian Legal Business is proud to be organising next year’s 6th ALB Hong Kong Anti-Corruption & Compliance Forum 2020 on 09 July in Hong Kong. This annual forum gathers legal experts, in-house compliance professionals and government leaders together to discuss compliance issues, corruption investigations and enforcement trends across Hong Kong and the Greater China. Join us at this event to get regulatory updates and explore practical tips to mitigate anti-corruption risks and delve deep into key concerns which legal/compliance professionals need to address to successfully safeguard corporate reputations and businesses.


Hong Kong International Business Awards

Deadline of submission of entries: 17 July 2020

The Hong Kong International Business Awards is back on its sixth year to honour first-rate international businesses in Hong Kong and give recognition to their outstanding initiatives!

Nomination is open to companies in all industries in Hong Kong with global headquarters located abroad.

If you have any initiatives that highlight the excellent work of the company such as an outstanding project or service launched for or with a client, or an innovative internal practices or strategies, and want to stand out as one of the best foreign companies in Hong Kong, nominate now and get the recognition that your company deserves!

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Directors of the Year Awards

Closing of Nomination - 31 July 2020 at 5:00pm

“Directors Of The Year Awards” is organised by The Hong Kong Institute of Directors (“HKIoD”) with the objectives of recognising outstanding boards and directors as well as promotion and public education on corporate governance and director professionalism.

First launched in 2001, the project has now become an annual engagement of great impact in the community organised by HKIoD together with over 100 Project Partners. To date, over 200 Awardees have been recognised for their achievements in exemplary high standards of corporate governance and director practices.

Public nominations for the Awards are welcomed. The nomination period will close on 31 July - click here to nominate.


Asia Trade Summit 2020

1 September 2020| JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong

The Economist’s second annual Asia Trade Summit will bring together heads of companies, regional trade negotiators, policymakers, academics and economists for a day of learning and rigorous debate. The event will be focused on solutions and committed to producing outcomes that matter. Through a series of roundtables, onstage debates and panel conversations, the summit will analyse risks and opportunities, and look for a pragmatic way forward for those working in—or depending on—the trade industry in Asia. 

Enjoy your exclusive 40% off the standard rate as a member of The British Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong using code ABTA3557.

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ReThink 2020

02 & 03 September 2020 

ReThink is being designed specifically for professionals who are driven by, or challenged with, sustainability goals for their business or organisation, and the 2020 event is focused on answering one of the most crucial questions for companies in Hong Kong:

How can we help businesses accelerate change towards a more sustainable future?

Through inspiring speakers, action-focused discussions and real-life solutions, ReThink 2020 will provide answers to this question, through a carefully curated two-day conference and workshop programme supported by an innovation showcase with the best in suppliers and service providers.

Click here to find out more and register. Use BRITC20 to enjoy an early bird rate before 31 July


ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2020

4 September 2020

The ALB Hong Kong Law Awards 2020 is the longest running awards of Asian Legal Business. Now on its 19th year, the event continues to pay tribute to the outstanding performance of law firms and in-house teams who have achieved so much in the ever-evolving legal landscape of Hong Kong.

ALB now accepts submissions. All private practitioners and in-house counsel in the region are invited to showcase their outstanding achievements in the legal profession, significant contribution in the community, and the best practices that have made their teams standout. The process will culminate in a black-tie gala dinner and awards ceremony on September 4. The banquet will be a night filled with thrill and entertainment, graced by illustrious members of the bench, legal associations and business circles.

Please visit to know more about the event. For any queries about ALB awards, you may contact Caryl Aquino at