HKECIA Annual Seminar cum Christmas Cocktail 2018

27 9 月 2018
We are pleased to announce that HKECIA Annual Seminar cum Christmas Cocktail 2018 will take place on Friday 7th December 2018 in the Hong Kong Design Institute for the first time.

Please SAVE THE DATE in your diary!

Date:    7th December 2018 (Friday)
Time:    3:30 – 6:00pm (Seminar)
6:00 – 7:30pm (Cocktail)
Venue: Hong Kong Design Institute (3 King Ling Road, Tiu Keng Leng, Tseung Kwan O)
Room A001, G/F (Seminar)
Room A002-A003, G/F (Cocktail)


Please note that the event will be FREE of Charge for members to attend this year, but we would ask that you only register if you are confirmed to attend as spaces are limited.

*Registration will close on 30 Nov 2018


For Registration:
Ms. Vincy Ng
Tel: +852 3605 9501

For Sponsorship:
Ms. Akina Chan
Tel: +852 2585 9560

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Featured Speakers:

Mr. Darren Chuckry , Chair of The Marketing Society Hong Kong
Ms. Sianne Ryder , Head of Events, Asia of GSMA
Ms. Lily Ng , CEO of Foodie Group Limited
Mr. Jan Blomme , Managing Director of ShowTex Hong Kong and China

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 HKECIA Annual Seminar cum Christmas Cocktail 2018 – Tentative Programme

3:00pm       Seminar Registration
(Outside Room A001)

Welcome Remarks

Mr. Stuart Bailey, Chairman of HKECIA

3:30pm Planning Sustainable Corporate Events
Mr. Darren Chuckry, Chair of The Marketing Society Hong KongSustainability is the top trend for Events and Exhibitions. This trend is continuing to grow with no signs of stopping so it’s time to get on board! Many businesses and event planners have already begun brainstorming how to implement ways they can make their events environmentally friendly.So, what does it even mean to be “sustainable”? Well, being sustainable means that you are making changes to avoid the depletion of natural resources. Creating sustainable events is key to being a responsible event planner. In this session we will discuss innovative ways to become sustainable and discuss the issues surrounding it.

Green Initiatives: A Case Study on MWC Barcelona

Ms. Sianne Ryder, Head of Events, Asia of GSMA

GSMA has been committed to minimise negative environmental impact in their events. Their MWC (Mobile World Congress) Barcelona has been certified carbon neutral from 2014-2018 and has been recognised as “The World’s Largest Carbon Neutral Trade Show” by the Guinness World Records in 2015 & 2016. And they are planning to do more in MWC Barcelona 2019. In this presentation, Sianne will discuss the essential elements that have resulted in this big success, such as key partnerships and relationships, innovative use of digital technology, creating incentives and key communication methods and more. She will also share with audience some easy-to-implement ideas and initials steps to create a “Greener” event.


Food, Glorious Food – A Look at Sustainable Event Catering

Ms. Lily Ng, CEO of Foodie Group Limited

As all good convention and exhibition organisers know, one of most important things to get right to ensure delegate satisfaction is the food and drink. Even the greatest conference with the best speakers and topics have been negatively summed up in delegate surveys quite simply “the food was no good!”. So when at Foodie we started running a food themed conference we knew we had to get it right. On top of the need to serve our delegates great food and drink was our desire to be as low-waste and environmentally responsible as possible.

From the get-go, the Food’s Future Summit was set out to be a low-waste conference, to ensure the event operates consistently with its agenda of raising awareness on food sustainability.  In order to achieve such an epic mission, for an event that was attended by over 300 professionals, extra planning and measures reaching far beyond just sourcing recycling bins were implemented.  It was not an easy endeavour by any stretch of the imagination.  The result?  The Summit was arguably the first large scale, low-waste event ever hosted in Hong Kong, and ended up receiving an award in the Best Event category at this year’s Spark Awards.


Sustainable and Stunning Stand Design with Textile

Mr. Jan Blomme, Managing Director of ShowTex Hong Kong & China

The presentation will focus on the sustainable use of event and theatre fabrics. Possibilities of reusing fabrics, recycling and upcycling textile in exhibitions will be discussed. We will see how waste can be reduced by designing and building with textile.

There will be an introduction in various fabric tension systems and wrap around aluminum profile systems. We will see how textile and tension systems can be used in stand and exhibition design, what the technical possibilities are and how it’s possible to create a stunning yet reusable and lightweight exhibition stand with fabrics. We go through the details of how to shift stand design away from traditional build methods with wood, paint and sticker to stand design with profiles and textile.


Announcement of HKDI x HKECIA Sustainable Exhibition Booth Design Competition & Presentation by Winning Student Teams

Mr. Leo Chan, Senior Lecturer and Exhibition Design Programme Leader of Hong Kong Design Institute 

6:00pm Cocktail Registration
(Outside Room A001)
6:00pm HKECIA Christmas Cocktail
7:30pm End of Event