• INTRODUCTION
  • MESSAGE FROM CURATORS
  • SUZHOU
  • SHANGHAI
  • SHENZHEN
  • HANGZHOU
  • WUHAN
  • acknowledgements
  • INTRODUCTION
  • MESSAGE FROM CURATORS
  • SUZHOU
  • SHANGHAI
  • SHENZHEN
  • HANGZHOU
  • WUHAN
  • acknowledgements
About “20…..43 Business of Hong Kong Design” Exhibition

“20…..43 Business of Hong Kong Design” (“20…..43”), presented by The Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations, is a dynamic exposition of the concept of ‘Innovation’, ‘Interpretation’ and ‘Integration’ through success stories of Business and Design collaborations. In 5 Mainland cities – Shenzhen, Shanghai, Suzhou, Hangzhou and Wuhan, a total of 43 cases selected from different disciplines, demonstrating different forms of collaboration, highlight the concerted efforts of creative and industrial sectors of the Hong Kong community and those in the Mainland provinces and municipalities. The knowledge and insights manifested will contribute to the promotion of better understanding between counterparts and pave the way for even stronger collaborations in the future.

The exhibition series with concurrent events, held during the months of July to November 2017, not only showcase the significance of Hong Kong business and design on the Mainland, but also strive to reinforce Hong Kong's position as Asia’s creative capital. Riding on the theme of the 20th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region – "Together • Progress • Opportunity", the “20…..43” series tells stories about ‘what has happened, and what might happen; of achievements, and of aspirations’. The “20…..43” connotes infinity possibilities in the progress of social and economic development for Hong Kong working in hand with the Mainland.

INNOVATION

# connection  # collaboration  # new model  # new technology  # shift and changes

At the dawn of a golden age of business innovation, companies are creating new values by redefining business processes, marketing, and governance. Companies are developing “shared economy”, while cities and places are all working together to “co-create” through the Internet of Things (IOT). The business of Hong Kong design has flourished through extensive collaborations with Mainland counterparts in which new things, people, business models and small ideas get connected to maximize outcomes and develop new models; all adapting to the landscape of a new sharing economy. Collaborations is the foundation of higher-impact innovations, as a result of a larger pool of ideas, wealthier resources and bigger market potentials.

INTEGRATION

# knowledge  # strategic management  # interdisciplinary approach  # integrated collaboration environment  # sharing economy and knowledge

The new landscape of a new sharing economy presents environmental changes that reflect combined forces of technology advancement and customer demand. Geographical definition of markets contracted while profiling of consumers became more equivocal. Collaboration & Integration are the driving force to create values for endeavors to attain sustainability. Taking advantage of geographical proximity, Hong Kong and China business and design counterparts smartly enable innovation by means of collaborative efforts and integrated approaches to increase competitiveness and the bottom line in research, projects and business.

INTERPRETATION

# User Experience   # Market Expansion  # Revitalization/Reconstruction  # Cultural Exchange  # Cross-referencing

Language no longer limits understanding while cultural cross-referencing has fostered new development potentials for collaborations and business expansion. Pioneering projects and inventive ideas have emerged with new ways of constructing meanings through extensive exchanges and dialogues across disciplines and sectors. Leveraging cultural influences and resources give rise to new ways of rendering ideas into concepts that redefine living and user experiences. A new culture and lifestyle emerged as Hong Kong and China come together as part of a bigger world, where knowledge can be translated into ideas with infinite possibilities.