Side Trip Programme

Side Trip to Dongguan & Foshan
- 07 Dec 2019
Registration Deadline:
28 Nov 2019
Participation Fee:
HK$6,000 per head (Single Room)
HK$5,000 per head (Double Room)
No refund after 8 November 2019
Side Trip to China
- 07 Dec 2020
Registration Deadline:
28 Nov 2020
Participation Fee:
HK$6,000 per head (Single Room)
HK$5,000 per head (Double Room)
No refund after 8 November 2020
Side Trip to Zhuhai and Zhongshan
- 08 Dec 2018
Registration Deadline:
19 Oct 2018
Participation Fee:
HK$5,300 per head (Single Room)
HK$4,300 per head (Double Room)
No refund after 19 October 2018
Side Trip to Chongqing
- 09 Dec 2017
Registration Deadline:
03 Nov 2017
Participation Fee:
HK$7,200 per head (Single Room)
HK$6,200 per head (Double Room)
No refund after 20 October 2017
Side Trip to Qingdao, Shandong Province
- 03 Dec 2016
Registration Deadline:
04 Nov 2016
Participation Fee:
HK$6,700 per head (Single Room)
HK$5,900 per head (Double Room)
No refund after 4 November 2016
12 Feb 2016 (Friday)
00:00 - 13:30 Lunch with Qingdao-based Hong Kong Enterprise Representatives hosted by the HKTDC
09:15 - 10:15 Visit Tsingtao Brewery

Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd. is the second largest brewery in China. Founded by British and German settlers in Qingdao in 1903, Tsingtao Brewery became the first-ever Chinese company to be listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 1993. That same year, Tsingtao was also listed on the Shanghai Stock Exchange, making Tsingtao the first Chinese company to be listed in both the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong. 

Today, Tsingtao Beer China has a total of 69 breweries all over China and exports to more than 90 countries and regions including the U.S., Japan, Germany, France, UK, Italy, and Canada.

14:45 - 15:30 Visit Qingdao Port International Co., Ltd

The Port of Qingdao commenced operations in 1892, and was listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange in 2014. It is located between the Bohai Rim region and the Yangtze River Delta region, occupying a central position among ports in Northeast Asia. As one of the world largest ports, the Port of Qingdao is an important hub for international trade and transportation. As of 31st Dec 2014, the port of Qingdao has been maintaining shipping routes with over 700 ports in over 180 countries and regions around the world.

16:00 - 17:15 Visit Qingdao Oriental Movie Metropolis

Oriental Movie Metropolis is a major Chinese studio, combining film and television production into a theme park. The Metropolis has been funded by Wang Jianlin, head of the Dalian Wanda Group. 

Planned to be fully operational in June 2017, the Metropolis will cover 376 hectares. Phase one of construction was completed in June 2016. The Metropolis is also home to a celebrity wax museum, a film museum, an Imax research lab, and movie theaters. It plans to have its own international film festival. 130 films are planned for production each year, including 30 foreign movies.

01 Dec 2016 (Thursday)
07:30 Assemble at Harbour Road Entrance of HKCEC and depart for Hong Kong International Airport
10:15 Depart Hong Kong for Qingdao via KA950 (3 hrs 5 mins)
13:20 Arrive at Qingdao
14:45 - 15:45 Visit CRRC Qingdao Sifang Co., Ltd.

Formally known as Sifang Locomotive and Rolling Stock Works, CRRC Sifang Co., Ltd., is a wholly-owned subsidiary of China South Locomotive and Rolling Stock Industry Corporation; abbreviated as CRRC). The nationally accredited technology company was founded in 1900.

Since its establishment, the company has focused on R&D, manufacturing and serving of railway locomotive and rolling stock products, making significant contribution to the technology advancement of the Chinese railway locomotive and rolling stock industry.

The company was among Qingdao’s top 50 enterprises in 2015. 

17:15 - 17:45 Meeting with Qingdao Government Officials
18:00 Welcome Dinner hosted by Qingdao Government Officials
20:00 Check-in Shangri-La Hotel, Qingdao
02 Dec 2016 (Friday)
09:15 - 10:15 Visit Haier Group

Haier Group is a multinational consumer electronics and home appliances company headquartered in Qingdao. They design, develop, manufacture and sell home appliances including air conditioners, mobile phones, computers, microwave ovens, washing machines, refrigerators, and televisions, etc.

According to the data released by Euro monitor, Haier has been the household electrical appliances brand with the highest sales volumes for several consecutive years globally.

07 Dec 2017 (Thursday)
08:20 - 10:50 Depart Hong Kong for Chongqing via KA842 (2 hrs 30 mins)
10:50 - 10:50 Arrive at Chongqing
12:30 - 13:30 Causal Lunch
14:30 - 15:30 Visit Lifan Group 力帆集團

Lifan Industry (Group) Co., Ltd. is a privately owned Chinese motorcycle and automobile manufacturer headquartered in Chongqing, China. It was founded in 1992 and began the manufacturing of automobiles in 2005.

As of 2016, Lifan Group has more than 10,000 employees. It has been listed in China’s top 500 enterprises, as well as the No.1 exporter in Chongqing’s automobile for the last 10 years. While Lifan made an IPO on the Shanghai Stock Exchange in 2010, Lifan has set up its office in Hong Kong, to handle its M&A, foreign investment and trade.

15:30 - 15:30 Depart for Meeting with Chongqing’s Government Officials
16:30 - 17:30 Meeting with Chongqing’s Government Officials
18:00 - 19:30 Welcome Dinner hosted by Chongqing’s Government Officials
20:00 - 23:59 Check in Hyatt Regency Chongqing

Address: 11 Beicheng Tianjie St, YangHe HuaYuan, Jiangbei Qu, Chongqing Shi, China, 400020

08 Dec 2017 (Friday)
08:15 - 08:15 Gather at the hotel lobby
08:30 - 08:30 Depart for the Hong Kong Industrial Park in Chongqing 重慶˙香港工業園
09:30 - 11:30 Hong Kong Industrial Park in Chongqing 重慶˙香港工業園

The Hong Kong Industrial Park in Chongqing was launched in September 2013. Divided into A, B and C zones, this park mainly caters to light industries such as manufacturing of hardware and electromechanical products, jewellery, toys, garment-making and logistics.

12:30 - 14:00 Lunch with Chongqing-based Hong Kong Enterprise Representatives hosted by the HKTDC
14:00 - 14:00 Depart for the Chongqing Western Logistics Park 西部物流園
15:30 - 16:30 Visit Chongqing Western Logistics Park 西部物流園

Being part of the Chongqing Pilot Free Trade Zone (重慶自貿區), Chongqing Western Logistics Park is an inland bonded logistics park and also the departure station of Chongqing-Xinjiang-Europe international railway.

16:30 - 16:30 Depart for Chongqing Tiandi 重慶天地
17:30 - 18:00 Visit Chongqing Tiandi 重慶天地

Chongqing Tiandi is a complex that includes a prestigious residential area, commercial centre, leisure and entertainment facilities.

It is a landmark in Chongqing which also demonstrated Hong Kong’s advantages in marketing, branding, as well as property management and development.

18:00 - 20:00 Casual dinner
09 Dec 2017 (Saturday)
07:30 - 07:30 Check-out hotel
08:00 - 10:00 Depart for Dazu Rock Carvings 大足石刻
10:00 - 12:00 Cultural Visit - Dazu Rock Carvings 大足石刻

The steep hillsides of the Dazu area contain an exceptional series of rock carvings dating from the 9th to the 13th century. They are remarkable for their aesthetic quality, their rich diversity of subject matter, both secular and religious, and the light that they shed on everyday life in China during this period. They provide outstanding evidence of the harmonious synthesis of Buddhism, Taoism and Confucianism.

12:00 - 13:00 Causal Lunch
13:00 - 15:00 Depart for Chongqing Airport
17:05 - 17:05 Depart Chongqing for Hong Kong via KA841 (2 hr 5 mins)
19:10 - 19:10 Arrive at Hong Kong International Airport
06 Dec 2018 (Thursday)
07:15 Assemble at Harbour Road Entrance of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
07:30 Depart from Hong Kong to Zhuhai via the HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HKZMB)

Situated at the waters of Lingdingyang of Pearl River Estuary, HKZMB is a mega-size sea crossing linking Hong Kong, Zhuhai City of Guangdong Province and Macao.

It consists of a Main Bridge in Mainland waters together with the boundary crossing facilities and link roads within the three places.

10:30 Visit Guangdong Free Trade Zone (Hengqin) (廣東自貿區橫琴片區)

Hengqin Free Trade Zone (FTZ), situated in the south of Zhuhai, is only 34 miles from Hong Kong. With the completion of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, Hengqin becomes the only place in the Chinese Mainland directly connected to both Hong Kong and Macao. The zone focuses on pillar industries including finance, business services, tourism, culture, traditional Chinese medicine, research and high-tech industry.

As of April 2017, there are more than 550 Hong Kong companies registered in Hengqin, including Lai Sun Group and Media Asia Film.

Hengqin Showroom and Innovalley (創業谷) which featured and supported start-ups will be visited in the tour, leading by key officials in the Hengqin FTZ.

11:40 Depart for Networking Luncheon
12:30 Networking Luncheon with HK and local enterprises
14:00 Depart for Gree Electric Applicances Inc. (格力電器)
14:30 Visit Gree Electric Appliances Inc. of Zhuhai (格力電器)

Gree Electric Appliances, Inc. of Zhuhai is a diversified international industrial group, which covers residential air conditioners, central air conditioners, intelligent equipments, home appliances, etc.

Gree’s headquarter is in Zhuhai, with over 80,000 employees. It has established 11 production bases around the world (9 are in China and 2 are in Brazil and Pakistan). Since 2005, Gree has been the No.1 in production and sales volume of residential air conditioners for 13 consecutive years in China. It achieved sales revenue of RMB 150.02 billion in 2017, with net profit of RMB 22.402 billion. Gree has a branch in Hong Kong and is responsible for overseas market operations.

16:00 Depart for Meeting with Zhuhai's Government Officials
17:00 Courtesy Call on Zhuhai Government
18:00 Networking Dinner with Zhuhai's Government Officials
20:30 Check in at Sheraton Zhuhai Hotel
07 Dec 2018 (Friday)
08:15 Check out and gather at hotel lobby
08:30 Depart from Zhuhai to Zhongshan
09:30 Visit the Museum of Dr. Sun Yat-sen (孫中山故居)
10:30 Depart for Zhongshan Government
11:15 Courtesy Call on Zhongshan Government
12:00 Welcome luncheon hosted by Zhongshan's Government Officials
13:30 Depart for Ming Yang Smart Energy Group (明陽智慧能源集團)
14:00 Visit Ming Yang Smart Energy (明陽智慧能源)

The Headquarter of Ming Yang Smart Energy Group., Ltd. is located in Zhongshan. With nearly 10,000 employees, Ming Yang mainly focuses on new energy investment, manufacturing high-end equipment, R & D of megawatt wind turbines, maintenance services, etc. It sets up seven R&D and marketing centres across the world, including Hong Kong, Zhongshan, Beijing, Shanghai, and Silicon Valley. Ming Yang dedicates to benefit the society with smart energy.

15:00 Depart for One Point (簡單一點科技有限公司)
15:30 Visit One Point (簡單一點科技有限公司)

The first company in China to provide one-stop software and management solutions for the unmanned retail industry (無人零售行業). Using Artificial Intelligence technology to create new consumer experience, One Point improves the operational efficiency of the retail industry, and builds a new ecosystem of unmanned retail in different consumption scenarios, which created a smart IoT platform.

It worked with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) for technology development

16:30 Depart for Hilton Zhongshan Downtown
17:00 Check in at Hilton Zhongshan Downtown
18:00 Casual dinner (To be self-arranged by delegates)
08 Dec 2018 (Saturday)
09:00 Check out and gather at hotel lobby
09:30 Depart for Guzhen (古鎮)
10:30 Visit China Lighting Plaza (華藝燈飾廣場) and Huayi Lighting Co., Ltd Showroom (華藝燈飾展廳) at Guzhen (古鎮)

Guzhen, well known as China's Lighting Capital, is the largest lighting production base, and lighting wholesale market in China. In 2016, the total output value of the lighting industry reached RMB 19 billion, accounting for more than 70% of the national market share. The total export value was US 370 million. Products are not only sold in domestic market, but also in overseas markets, including the US., the Middle East, South Africa and Europe.

Huayi Lighting Co., Ltd. (華藝燈飾照明有限公司) has been the exhibitor of the HKTDC lighting fair and expanded their business to the globe through Hong Kong.

12:00 Casual lunch at Guzhen (古鎮)
13:30 Depart from Zhongshan to Hong Kong via the HK-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge (HKZMB)
17:00 Arrive at Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
05 Dec 2019 (Thursday)
07:15 Assemble at Harbour Road Entrance of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
07:30 Depart from Hong Kong to Dongguan
10:30 Visit Shengyi Technology (生益科技)

Shengyi Technology Co., Ltd. (SYTECH), invested by Hong Kong’s AVA International Limited (as one of the major shareholders), is a global leading supplier of electronic circuit base materials which integrates R&D, production, sales, marketing and technical services. After more than 30 years of development, SYTECH produced more than 88 million square meters of laminate materials in 2018.

Shengyi products are applicable to home appliances, portable and consumable electronics, automobiles, computers, aerospace, communication networking as well as other high-end electronic products.

SYTECH’s leading products are qualified by many world-famous companies, such as Huawei, ZTE, Nokia, Bosch, Lenovo, Sony, Samsung and Philips. Products are exported to many countries and regions including America, Europe, Korea, Japan and Southeast Asia.

SYTECH is headquartered in Dongguan, establishing wholly-owned subsidiaries and holding companies in Hong Kong and other regions, with nearly 10,000 employees in the group.

11:45 Depart for Networking Luncheon
12:00 Networking Luncheon with Dongguan Enterprises
13:30 Depart for Songshan Lake Xbot Park (松山湖機器人基地)
14:00 Visit Songshan Lake Xbot Park (松山湖機器人基地)

Songshan Lake Xbot Park is a startup incubator that specializes in entrepreneurial incubation in the field of robotics and smart hardware, established by Professor Li Zexiang of Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

Xbot Park aims to equip innovators with the resources needed for entrepreneurship. By building a complete robotics ecosystem, Xbot Park allows incubated teams and enterprises to develop stronger core competitive advantages, cultivate more world brands, and realise the benefits of technological innovation in our everyday lives quickly.

15:00 Depart for Meeting with Dongguan's Government Officials
16:00 Courtesy Call on Dongguan Government
18:00 Networking Dinner hosted by Dongguan's Government Officials
20:30 Check in Pullman Forum Hotel Dongguan
06 Dec 2019 (Friday)
07:45 Check out and gather at hotel lobby
08:00 Depart from Dongguan to Foshan
10:30 Courtesy Call on Foshan Government
12:00 Luncheon hosted by Foshan Government Officials
13:15 Depart for Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Cultural Center (周大福珠寶文化中心)
14:00 Visit Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Cultural Center (周大福珠寶文化中心)

Founded in 1929, Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Group Limited is a jewellery business of the Chow Tai Fook Group, and listed on the Main Board of The Stock Exchange of Hong Kong in December 2011.

With an extensive retail network on the Mainland China, Japan, Korea, Southeast Asia and the United States, and a fast-growing e-commerce business, the Group is implementing effective online-to-offline (O2O) strategies to succeed in today’s omni-channel retail environment. As of 31 March 2019, there are over 3,000 retail outlets across the world.

Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Culture Center located in Shunde Lunjiao town (順德倫教鎮), a famous jewellery town in China. It is a showcase of the Group’s commitment to innovation and craftsmanship.

16:00 Depart for Midea Group (美的集團總部)
16:30 Visit Midea Group (美的集團總部)

Midea is a technology group of consumer electronics, robotics and automation systems, and intelligent supply chain (logistics), offering a wide range of products and services.

Midea was founded in 1968 in Guangdong with approximately 135,000 employees worldwide in more than 200 countries and territories. At the same time, Midea is the largest shareholder of the world's leading robotic intelligent automation company KUKA Group (about 95%).

Midea has developed its business in Hong Kong since 1986, with wide range of home appliances businesses nowadays. It was awarded 4 times of "Consumer favorite Chinese brand – Consumer Award” which was jointly organized by Ming Pao and the Chinese University of Hong Kong.

17:30 Depart for Foshan Shunde Marriott Hotel
18:00 Check in Foshan Shunde Marriott Hotel
18:30 Casual dinner (To be self-arranged by delegates)
07 Dec 2019 (Saturday)
08:45 Check out and gather at hotel lobby
09:00 Depart for Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Techonology Exhibition and Exchange Centre (三山新城粵港澳科技展示交流中心)
10:00 Visit Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Techonology Exhibition and Exchange Centre (三山新城粵港澳科技展示交流中心) founded by 工合空間

Foshan as the leading manufacturing hub in the Greater Bay Area, has been driven by the Central government to undergo manufacturing transformation and upgrade, and promote high-end services cooperation between Guangdong, Hong Kong and Macao.

Sanshan New City of Foshan has attracted the establishment of a pool of incubator platforms for youth innovation and entrepreneurship, including Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Technology Exhibition and Exchange Centre which was established by 工合空間.

11:15 Depart for Casual lunch
11:30 Casual lunch arranged by TDC
12:40 Depart from Foshan to廣州南高鐵站
14:10 Depart from 廣州南高鐵站 to Hong Kong West Kowloon Station via the High Speed Rail
15:15 Arrive at Hong Kong West Kowloon Station