Hong Kong Pavilion 2016-17（Hong Kong Publishing and Printing Industry Joining Three International Book Fairs）
Co-organized by the Hong Kong Publishing Federation and The Hong Kong Printers Association
under the sponsorship of Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) office of the Government of Hong Kong
Special Administrative Region, the “Soaring Creativity” project was held since 2011 to showcase the
creativity and achievements of Hong Kong’s publishing and printing industry to the world by setting
up “Hong Kong Pavilion” in major international books fairs. In 2016-17, the “Soaring Creativity” project
is sponsored by CreateHK again to set up “Hong Kong Pavilion” in three famous international exhibitions,
namely the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany (October 2016), the Taipei International Book Exhibition
(February 2017) and the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in Italy (April 2017). In addition to showcasing
Hong Kong’s excellent books, printing techniques and electronic books, the “Hong Kong Pavilion”
also aims to help Hong Kong publishers and printers develop new markets and facilitate exchanges
with their counterparts worldwide.
Hong Kong Publishing FederationHong Kong Publishing Federation (HKPF) was founded in 1994. It is the most representative trade organization of the publishing industry in Hong Kong. Foundation members of HKPF are Hong Kong Book and Stationery Industry Association Company Limited, The Hong Kong Publishers and Distributors Association, Educational Booksellers’ Association Limited, The Anglo-Chinese Textbook Publishers Organization Limited, Hong Kong Book & Magazine Trade Association Limited, The Hong Kong Publishing Professionals Society Limited, The Hong Kong Educational Publishers Association Limited and Sino United Publishing (Holdings) Limited. HKPF aims to promote the development of Hong Kong’s creative publishing industry, strengthen industry cohesion, protect industry interests, and foster industry cooperation with its counterparts on the Mainland China, Taiwan, Macau and overseas.
The Hong Kong Printers AssociationThe Hong Kong Printers Association (HKPA) is the longest-history and most representative printing organization in Hong Kong. Since its establishment in 1939, HKPA has not only witnessed the development of the industry, but has also grown with it. Through its communications with governments and other institutes, its publication and website, various conferences and study missions, as well as its professional training centre, HKPA has enhanced the cohesion and competitiveness of Hong Kong’s printing industry, and has acted as a bridge connecting it with the Mainland China and the rest of the world.
Recent Developments and Competitive Niche ofHong Kong’s Publishing Industry
Hong Kong’s publishing industry is heading towards modernization and internationalization with its keen business sense, dynamic thinking and broad vision. Today, Hong Kong has already become a significant distribution centre for books and publications in Asia-Pacific, which empowers Hong Kong to play an important role in the cultural and creative industries as well as in the media domain.
An Open Market
Hong Kong is a completely open and tolerant market that cultivates a vast diversity of different products with quality content or innovative concepts. An open market also allows the free circulation of imported books from mainland China, Taiwan, Europe and America, which are all widely available for sale in Hong Kong. Such availability helps readers raise their ability to appreciate and accept wide-ranging literary works. It also enables non-mainstream books to enter the market and creates a healthy environment for further development.
Mature Market Mechanism
Hong Kong enjoys a relatively mature market mechanism
with high awareness of copyright issues and standardized
trading regulations. Along with high industrial credibility,
risks in dead loans and bad debts are relatively low. In addition,
Hong Kong enterprises have long been influenced by
western management styles. Such influence equips these
enterprises with a higher awareness of modern enterprise
management, and in turn beneficial to raising the overall
efficiency in their operations.
Convergence of Eastern and Western Cultures
Hong Kong has a unique cultural background and is positioned
at a convergent point of Eastern and Western cultures. The
openness of the society and the active tides of thoughts
bring together ideas from different cultures, stimulating
endless creativity. The low threshold of business operations
encourages emergence of new publishers with creative
ideas every year, maintaining the vitality and competitiveness
of the local publishing industry.
Outstanding publishing concepts cannot come to life without
quality printing technologies. Hong Kong, as one of the
world’s top four printing centres, has always possessed
forefront printing technologies that can turn wild fantasies
into reality. The recent success in pop-up book publishing
is a prime example.
Hong Kong’s creative industries have always been in a
leading position in Asia, especially in the fields of advertising,
film, TV and design, etc. Most of the talents from these
sectors are working across different media, introducing
new blood and new concepts to the publishing industry. On
top of that, Hong Kong’s free flow of information, flexibility
and global vision allow her publishing industry
an irreplaceable position in the rapidly changing world.
Hong Kong Publishing Federation
Website : www.publishers.com.hk
Tel : (852) 2578 6000
Email : email@example.com
Address : Room 904, SUP Tower, 75-83 King’s Road, North Point, Hong Kong
Recent Development and Competency of Hong Kong Printing Industry
The printing industry in Hong Kong is internationally renowned for its excellent services, professional working teams, rewarding and quality products, innovative design and green production. Together with the sound legal and financial systems and the well-developed infrastructure, Hong Kong’s printing enterprises are endorsed by the worldwide clients.
Hong Kong printing companies thrive on providing one-stop
service by actively seeking quality partners to undertake
every production process, including the coordinating services
such as logistics and postage. Not only can the clients be
exempted from the hassle of dealing with separate service
providers, they can also receive regular updates of their
orders, which enhance their comfort and convenience of
the whole trading process.
Enterprises in Hong Kong have rich experience in foreign
trading. They are operated by bilingual employees who
can effectively communicate with clients from different
regions and fully understand their actual needs. With the
global vision and foresights of the enterprises, they are
able to keep the clients updated about the latest market
development and global trends. With the sufficient information
gathered, they are also capable of guiding the clients to
make the best decisions regarding the current market situation.
Since some of the enterprises have set up factories in
Mainland China, clients can enjoy the subtle craftsmanship
by the workers there. Together with the superb management
system in Hong Kong, the quality of products is ensured.
Respect for Intellectual Property
The printing industry in Hong Kong acknowledges the
importance of the intellectual property and regarded it as
a cornerstone of the development of creative industries,
and our society. It is also a prerequisite for the acquisition
of the clients’ trust and respect. In view of this, the printing
companies in Hong Kong put great effort in protecting the
intellectual property and safeguarding the contents and
concepts of clients’ publications from illegitimate use.
Hong Kong printing industry proactively advocates green
printing by applying eco-friendly raw materials such as
soy ink and paper made from sustainable forests, using
energy-saving printing equipment, as well as recycling
waste. With all the efforts put constantly, the printing
industry is no longer a high-polluting industry but classified
as a low-polluting urban-cultural industry nowadays. In
recent years, the industry has further reduced energy
consumption while increasing the production efficiency
through the application of more advanced technology. It
also further leads to a better environment.
Creative Printing Creative Printing
Hong Kong printing industry plays an important role in
socio-cultural and economic development by covering the
entire production chain of the cultural and creative industries.
Printers and publishers have poured unlimited creativity
into the production of a variety of books. In addition, they
have devoted their time into researching and developing
innovative methods and techniques to best showcase the
creativity of different products. They have also achieved
an outstanding contribution to human civilization and cultural
education by inputting extra creativity into the design of
children books and educational toys, which is essential in
stimulating the learning interests of children.
The Hong Kong Printers Association
Website : www.hkprinters.org
Tel : (852) 2527 5050
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Address : 1/F, 45-50 Johnston Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong