CreateSmart Initiative Prorgamme

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, Hong Kong has over 28,000 creative industry-related establishments*. In 2019, the value added of creative industries stood at about HK$61.4 billion, representing around 2.2% 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: 

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”) is proudly sponsored by Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, to lend its support to the Community Outreach Porgramme.  

Under the Community Outreach Programme, a limited number of COMPLIMENTARY tickets will be offered to all Hong Kong-based SMEs and tertiary students studying media and creative disciplines.  They will be given access to the 2-day virtual Summit from 16 – 17 November, with a chance to join a mentoring workshop taking place on 19 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. 

To find out more about the Community Outreach Programme or to register for a free pass, please get in touch with Vanessa Li via

Mentoring Workshop

Taking place on 19 November, the AVIA Mentoring Workshop’s key objective is to assess the current reality and future prospect of the creative and multimedia industry. 

Our stellar lineup of industry experts will take you through their inspirational stories and share their insights on establishing a sustainable business and win at the Starting Line in this digital age.  Participants of the workshop are encouraged to share their innovative ideas with their mentors and will also get a chance to connect with reputable industry counterparts.   

Key themes to be explored in the workshop include: 

  • Leaving your comfort zone to Start, Run and Grow your own Business!
  • Get ready for the ever-changing world of technology by learning your ABCs – Find out how AI, Blockchain, Cloud and Big Data can take your business to the next level. There will also be a deep dive into Robotics. 
Workshop Speakers

Josua Chan 

Co-Founder & Chief Operating Officer, InnoWaytive & 

Chief Operating Officer, FJ005 Limited 

Josua started his first companyInnoWaytive Company Limited, the exclusive dealer of 12306 China Railway High-Speed Rail Messaging advertisement, in Hong Kong and the only official partner of HK12306 Limited. 12306 China Railway is the sole online ticketing platform recognized by the China State Railway Group Company Limited, with more than 600 million registered usersHigh-Speed Rail Messaging advertisement is sent to passengers who have purchased a ticket through the platform, and in 2020 more than 3.1 billion tickets were sold onlineInnoWaytive also offers clients digital and offline marketing services in Hong Kong and Mainland with its strategic partners.  

Josua joined the FJ005 team and started his second company FJ005 Limited in early 2021 as its Chief Operating Officer. The company is developing an Indoor Navigation and Positioning Application and is currently part of the Hong Kong Science Park STEP program. While participating in the 7th Hong Kong University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship competition as a representing team member, FJ005 won third place in the start-up category. 

Jonathan Wong  

Project Director, The Center of Entrepreneurship, The Chinese University of Hong Kong & Visiting Lecturer, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University 

Jonathan Wong has extensive international business experience, including over 20 years in multinational media companies like STAR TV, Celestial Pictures, NDS (now Synamedia), Al Jazeera Media Network, MX1, as well as Hong Kong International Film Festival Society.  

Jonathan is a frequent speaker at seminars and conferences.  He provides training and consultancy to organizations in both public and private sectors, as well as mentorship and consultancy for social enterprise and startup businesses.  

Jonathan is currently Project Director at The Center of Entrepreneurship at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and Visiting Lecturer at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  

Leo Kwan, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer, Bonbon Robotics Limited 

Matthew Wong, Co-Founder, Bonbon Robotics 

Leo Kwan and Matthew Wong founded Bonbon Robotics in 2020, a robotics technology company which provides secondary development, solution, and tailor-made robotics services.  

Bonbon is now collaborating with Hong Kong Productivity Council (HKPC), The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), The Hong Kong Science and Technology Parks Corporation (HKSTP), Hong Kong Police Force (HKPF) and other Disciplined Services. Bonbon was selected for PolyU Micro Fund 2021 and HKSTP Incubation Program and has been featured by different media, including NowTV, TVB and HKEJ.  

Leo and Matthew will be sharing their experience in robotics and how it can transform your business to the next level. 

Marco Chung 

Founder and Director, DAAPP 

Marco Chung is a Founder and Director of DAAPP, the “Linkedin” for artists to build online resumes and accept tips from their supporters. 

He is a second-time founder and was one of the featured sports-tech creators in Asian Sports-Tech Report. 

In 2019, Marco led his previous company to become one of the seven selected start-ups in a Global Sports-tech Accelerator based in Germany with over 600 applications globally. Currently he is also working as Mentor, Start-up Consultant & Social Media Marketing Consultant for several brands. 

He will be sharing his experience and lessons learnt from the path he took as a start-up founder in the workshop. 

David Wexler 

Founder, GripBeats® 

David Wexler is a BMus King’s College London and Royal Academy of Music and MPhil Business Hong Kong University of Science and Technology graduate from the UK. He founded his two businesses during his final year of undergraduate studies, NovaPansHandpans and GripBeats®. He has sold over US$1million worth of his products since 2016 and continues to grow his own music tech business.  

GriBeats® is currently looking for investment to support its employees and build on its current success rate. In the meantime, David will continue to bootstrap his company until it becomes as successful as any other. 

*Statistics for Creative Industries in Hong Kong – Number of establishments by the eight creative sectors under the purview of Create Hong Kong

**Statistics for Creative Industries in Hong Kong – Value added by the eight creative sectors under the purview of Create Hong Kong

Disclaimer: 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, endings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee. 

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