The Hong Kong Book Fair ended in acrimony yesterday with exhibitors staging a protest over loss of earnings due to the organisers' typhoon arrangements.Wednesday, 25 July, 2012, 12:00am
In the name of promoting competition, the government is pushing forward the competition bill but seeks exemptions for virtually all of the 581 statutory bodies.
The exemptions of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) and the Urban Renewal Authority (URA) will promote anti-competitive behaviour.20 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Confidence among Hong Kong traders has risen slightly amid signs of recovery in the US and improving sentiment in the euro zone, according to a survey.
But garment exporters are even more pessimistic amid intensifying labour shortage problems and rising competition in the mainland.16 Mar 2012 - 12:00am
Three leading exhibition organisers will take their fight against the Trade Development Council's exemption from the new competition law to the Legislative Council today.28 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
'If we don't expand the centre there will be long-term problems with the city's business community, especially the small and medium[-sized] enterprises, which need such channels to show their products.'
Monica Lee-Muller, deputy managing director, HK Convention and Exhibition Centre12 Feb 2012 - 12:00am
The Trade Development Council is likely to be exempted from the competition law, an official has suggested, while saying he thought the bill will come into force this year.17 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
A government under Leung Chun-ying would consider setting up a council to promote the city's financial industries and other financial products overseas, the chief executive candidate said yesterday.
SCMP, January 1315 Jan 2012 - 12:00am
Growth in the value of Hong Kong's exports may slow to one per cent next year, according to the Trade Development Council which says confidence levels of traders have slumped.
Even exporters to the mainland, the world's second-largest economy, appear downbeat about the new year outlook amid rising global economic uncertainties.16 Dec 2011 - 12:00am
What taxpayers get for their money
For those of you who may not be aware of it, the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) is the best event of its kind in Asia, according to the Trade Development Council (TDC), which, together with the Hong Kong government, is organising the event.6 Jan 2011 - 12:00am
Graduates hoping to join the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) as management trainees must love the city and have a strong desire to promote its advantages.
'Our aim is not to make a profit, but to do the best for Hong Kong,' says Angela Lee, the TDC's head of human resources.22 Oct 2010 - 12:00am
Lawmakers will discuss developments in the exhibitions sector on Tuesday.
SCMP, April 15
Well, it's Tuesday today and perhaps we can widen this discussion a little. Let's start by talking some more about dates.20 Apr 2010 - 12:00am
Angry Hong Kong exhibitors at Asia's largest toy and games fair say they have been left playing with their dolls and train sets after prime spots at the Convention and Exhibition Centre were taken up by mainland rivals.13 Jan 2010 - 12:00am
Whether we are happy about pseudo-models taking our annual book fair by storm or whether their racy photo albums deserve to be called books makes for lively dinner-party chat. These pseudo-models and pseudo-books actually have a lot in common with the fair's organiser, the Trade Development Council.27 Jul 2009 - 12:00am
Trade Development Council takes its vetted vendor list online to ensure that buyers find the right suppliers
Buyers from across the world flock to the 30-plus fairs organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) every year. They come for the massive choice they have to source from.14 Oct 2008 - 12:00am
In an effort to increase competitiveness, many organisations dedicate much time and effort to ensure that staff are ready to face the ever-changing business environment.
One such organisation is the Trade Development Council (TDC), which has taken an active role in developing up-to-date training programmes for its employees.24 May 2008 - 12:00am