Talent Development Programme 2023
Hong Kong – Asia’s Media Hub

Hong Kong has developed a leading edge in key areas across the creative industry. According to the latest statistics in 2020, Hong Kong has over 29,420 creative industry-related establishments*. The value added of creative industries stood at about HK$59.5 billion, representing around 2.3% of Hong Kong’s GDP**.

With internet coverage across most of Hong Kong’s households, the city’s population has a growing appetite for media consumption and remains one of the highest in APAC:

Source: Ipsos Media Atlas Q1 2021 Q4 2021***

CreateSmart Initiative – Talent Development Programme (“TDP”)

As a long-standing supporter of Hong Kong’s media and creative community, the Asia Video Summit (the “Summit”), hosted by the Asia Video Industry Association (“AVIA”), proudly receives sponsorship from Create Hong Kong (“CreateHK”) of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government. The Summit is committed to fostering local talent through its Talent Development Programme (“TDP”)

The TDP offers a limited number of COMPLIMENTARY tickets to Hong Kong-based SMEs and tertiary students majoring in media and creative disciplines. These individuals will have access to the 2-day summit on 20-21 June, either in person or virtually, and can use the online delegate matching tool to connect with international delegates. By engaging with local SMEs and students, the Summit aims to cultivate a thriving video ecosystem in the region.

To learn more about the TDP or register for a complimentary pass, please contact Vanessa Li at [email protected].

Mentoring Workshop – Studio A: Unscripted

Attendees who participate in the Talent Development Programme are also encouraged to attend the Mentoring Workshop, which will take place on June 23rd at the Preface Coffee & Wine (Causeway Bay). Building on the momentum of the Asia Video Summit, this year’s workshop aims to assess the current state and future prospects of the creative and multimedia industry.

Titled “Studio A: Unscripted”, this year’s interactive workshop will be led by a panel of experts in film and TV, Advertising, Performing Arts, Web 3.0, and AI & Coding. Our esteemed speakers will share their personal stories of inspiration, discuss how they achieved their inventive breakthroughs, and provide insights on building a successful business in the Creative Economy.

The workshop will be divided into two sessions, one for students and the other for SMEs. Each session will be tailored to meet the unique needs and challenges of the respective groups who are at  different stages of their career development.

Workshop Speakers
Eddie Lin
Eddie Lin
Co-founder and CPO
Esther Wong
Esther Wong
Creative Founder
Esther n’ Friends Ltd
Tommie Lo
Tommie Lo
Founder and CEO
Kelvin Choy
Kelvin Choy
Marco Chung
Marco Chung
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Jonathan Wong
Project Director, The Center of Entrepreneurship
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)
Business Training Sessions

As the preeminent association for the APAC video industry, AVIA is deeply committed to fostering the next generation of entrepreneurs in the field. We recognize that the industry is constantly evolving, and that new ideas and fresh perspectives are essential to driving innovation and growth.

With CreateHK’s support as part of the Talent Development Programme, we are proud to launch the Business Training Sessions, a unique opportunity for SMEs and students to turn their creative and innovative ideas into viable business concepts.

Our Business Training Sessions provide a dynamic platform for young entrepreneurs to connect with seasoned industry stakeholders and receive valuable insights and guidance. These sessions offer a critical opportunity for young talents to gain visibility and make important connections with key players in the industry. By connecting rising stars with established industry leaders, we aim to inspire and empower the next generation of leaders and innovators in the video industry.

At AVIA, we believe that nurturing young talent is essential to driving continued growth and success in the video industry. Our Business Training Sessions are just one example of how we are working to support the next generation of entrepreneurs and ensure the industry remains vibrant, innovative, and successful for years to come.

M+ Museum

AVIA is deeply committed to fostering Hong Kong’s reputation as a global creative capital and a hub for cross-cultural exchange. To this end, we are excited to offer complimentary tours of the M+ Museum to overseas delegates who are attending the Asia Video Summit.

The M+ Museum is a world-renowned institution that celebrates the best in visual arts, architecture, and design from Hong Kong and beyond. By showcasing the rich cultural heritage and creative energy of our city, we hope to inspire new connections and collaborations between international delegates and local creatives. Through these tours, delegates will have the opportunity to explore the museum’s diverse range of exhibitions and programming, and engage with the city’s vibrant arts and cultural scene firsthand.

We believe that by offering these complimentary tours, we can help enhance Hong Kong’s global reputation as a hub for innovation, creativity, and cross-cultural exchange. We are proud to be part of Hong Kong’s dynamic and diverse arts and cultural community, and we look forward to sharing our passion and enthusiasm with overseas delegates.

To learn more about this exciting opportunity or to schedule a tour, please contact Vanessa Li at [email protected]. We are confident that your experience at the M+ Museum will be a highlight of your visit to Hong Kong, and we look forward to welcoming you to our vibrant and creative city.

* Number of establishments by the eight creative sectors under the purview of Create Hong Kong

 ** Value added by the eight creative sectors under the purview of Create Hong Kong

 *** IPSOS Hong Kong began the Media Atlas syndicated survey over 15 years and it has been a barometer of cross-media consumption and people’s lifestyle of the city. More recently Media Atlas has gone through a major overhaul with a renewed focus to serve the print publishers, where many have been extending their presence from paper to the digital space.


Disclaimer: Create Hong Kong of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organisers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Culture, Sports and Tourism Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.