Hong Kong Cyberport will host the second annual Digital Entertainment Leadership Forum (DELF) on March 23, a spokesman confirmed on Tuesday. He said high-technology industry players considered the forum to be an important event. 'For [this year], DELF will be a feature event of the Entertainment Expo in Hong Kong, Asia's new mega event in film and digital entertainment,' he said. The government in January provided a HK$4 million subsidy for the Entertainment Expo to help promote Hong Kong. The spokesman said a number of well-known people in the hi-tech industry would attend the forum. They include Tang Jun, president of Shanda Interactive Entertainment , a Shenzhen-based Nasdaq listed company; Michael Hedges, Academy Award winning recording mixer for the The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, Dan Sarto, publisher and co-founder of Animation World Network and others. The spokesman said the Cyberport would also hold the first Digital Entertainment Consumer Extravaganza from March 23 to 28 to showcase digital entertainment products. 'Participants can experience the enhancement in everyday life as brought about by latest digital entertainment technologies, and get a glimpse of worldwide first released flagship products from renowned brands,' he said. The Cyberport is a 24-hectare site comprising four office buildings, a five-star hotel, a retail entertainment complex and a luxury residential development. It is located at Telegraph Bay in the southern district of Hong Kong Island.< P> The controversial project cost HK$15.8 billion and is being completed in phases from mid-2002 to 2007. It is managed by Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company and wholly owned by the government. For further details, visit the Cyberport website: www.cyberport.hk ; or call (852) 3166-3838.