Hong Kong – Asia’s Media Hub

Hong Kong has developed a leading edge in key areas across the creative industries. According to the latest statistics in 2020, Hong Kong had over 29,420 creative industries-related establishments1. The value added of creative industries stood at about HK$59.5 billion, representing around 2.3% of Hong Kong’s GDP2.

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 20213

CreateSmart Initiative – Community Outreach Programme

Rooted in Hong Kong and nurturing the local media and creative community for many years, the Asia Video Summit (“the Summit”) proudly presents the Community Outreach Programme again under the sponsorship of Create Hong Kong (“CreateHK”) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

Under the Community Outreach Programme, a limited number of COMPLIMENTARY tickets will be offered to Hong Kong-based SMEs in the media industry and tertiary students majoring in media and creative industries-related disciplines.

In the 2022 edition, they will be given access to the 2-day summit on 1-2 November virtually, with a chance to join a physical mentoring workshop taking place in Hong Kong on 10 November. Through its engagement with the local SMEs and students, the Summit aims to nurture the healthy and continued growth of the broadcasting ecosystem in the region including Hong Kong.

To find out more about the Community Outreach Programme or to register for a complimentary ticket under the programme, please get in touch with Vanessa Li via vanessa@avia.org

Mentoring Workshop

Taking place in Hong Kong on 10 November 2022, the AVIA Mentoring Workshop’s has the key objective to assess the current reality and future prospect of the creative and multimedia industries.

During the 2.5 hours of interactive workshops led by experts in coding education, advertising, movie and design industry, we will deep dive into the theme “Ignite Infinite Possibilities”. Our stellar lineup of industry experts will take participants through their personal inspirational stories and explore how students and entrepreneurs can become an innovative individual/organization, to remain competitive and prepared to tackle the unpredictable future of the media industry.

Key themes to explore:

  • How competitive are you and your organization? With ever changing business environments and technology developments, how can we better prepare for the future?
  • In this fast-changing technological landscape, every organization in every industry needs to achieve more with less by infusing technology into every business process and function. The time is now.
Workshop Speakers
Tommie Lo
Tommie Lo
Founder and CEO
Preface Coding
Florence Kong
Florence Kong
Founder & Managing Director
We Glow Agency
Jive Lau
Jive Lau
Founder and Neon Artist
Kevin Choy
Kelvin Choy
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Jonathan Wong
Project Director, The Center of Entrepreneurship,
The Chinese University of Hong Kong & Visiting Lecturer
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

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

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

3 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.