The second Yidan Prize Summit took place in Hong Kong on 10 December 2018, featuring the Prize’s second cycle of laureates — Professor Larry V. HEDGES of Northwestern University and Professor Anant AGARWAL of Harvard University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) — as well as an impressive line-up of the foremost minds in education, policy, business and philanthropy, who discussed how innovative educational approaches can better equip students for the future.
The Taiwan Comic Base, a Ministry of Culture-led initiative for nurturing the creation and applications of original Taiwanese comic content, officially opened its doors with the “TC 60 ― Finding Tracks” exhibition to celebrate 60 years of homegrown creativity.
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Spackman Entertainment Group Limited (“Spackman Entertainment Group” or the “Company” and together with its subsidiaries, the “Group”), one of Korea’s leading entertainment production groups founded by international investor Charles Spackman, wishes to announce that Korea’s leading actor Yoo Ah-in of the Group’s associated company, Spackman Media Group Limited (“Spackman Media Group”), was named one of “THE BEST ACTORS OF 2018” by The New York Times.
Trend Micro Incorporated (TYO: 4704; TSE: 4704), a global leader in cybersecurity solutions, announced its endpoint product has been named a 2018 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice Endpoint Protection Platforms (EPP). This recognition from endpoint security customers follows multiple assessments from analysts and third-party testers.
Based on the latest statistics from the Korean Film Council DEFAULT captured an average of at least 35% of the nation’s market share of box office revenue as of 9 December 2018. As the highest November opening in the history of the Korean box office, DEFAULT continues to occupy an average of at least 1,080 screens daily.
Sa Sa International Holdings Limited (“Sa Sa” or the “Group”, stock code: 0178) is pleased to announce that its Chairman and CEO Dr Simon Kwok was named “Business Person of the Year” at the “DHL/SCMP Hong Kong Business Awards 2018” organised by DHL and the South China Morning Post, honouring his outstanding achievement in the business community and positive contribution to society.
Etiqa Insurance Singapore introduces Tiq Travel Insurance with Pre-Ex plans that cover pre-existing medical conditions for travellers, an essential feature that is not commonly offered with local travel insurance plans. Consumers can also enjoy the flexibility to customise their travel protection plan with add-ons such as child education cover and pet hotel cover.
Presented by the Tourism Commission, organised by the Hong Kong Design Centre and having the Hong Kong Animation & Comic Federation as a strategic partner (for programme or work related to local comic only), “Design District Hong Kong” (#ddHK) will collaborate with over 18 Wan Chai based and other local cultural and creative units to kick-off a 24-hour creative event, “dd24”, on 7 December from 6 pm onwards for 24 hours non-stop.
Cushman & Wakefield, a global leader in commercial real estate services, noted that global uncertainties have made an impact on the Hong Kong property market, leading to falling home sales and prices, alongside decelerating growth in office and retail rents in core areas. The property investment market has begun to cool with transaction volumes in Q4 expected to shrink to half the level in Q3. The outlook for the first half of 2019 is muted for all sectors.
Club Med Winter Camp allows children to kick-start new passions and develop into young KOLs atop the resort’s gorgeous white slopes. This winter, between December 24 of 2018 and March 1 of 2019, children will be able to unlock new potential interests at Club Med’s global resorts involving skiing, art and culture in what could become lifelong passions.
Prudential Corporation Asia (2378.HK) and Prudential Hong Kong have won top honours in this year’s AsianInvestor’s Institutional Excellence Awards. At the awards ceremony held in Singapore on 5 December, Prudential Corporation Asia was named the winner in the institutional category (Insurance) while Prudential Hong Kong attained the accolade in the market category (Hong Kong).
R ONE Space Kwun Tong, conveniently located at the heart of Kowloon East Central Business District (CBD), consists of threecommodious floors, with a total gross area of 26,000 sq. meters. It currently offers up to 510 seats or 92 chamber offices. Kwun Tong centre provides made-to-measure arrangement for tenants, including chamber offices and flexible lease period as short as 1 month to cater to tenants’ need.
Amgen and The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) today released a comprehensive new report entitled, “The Cost of Silence: Cardiovascular disease in Asia.” The report, which was developed by EIU and sponsored by Amgen, estimates that in the eight Asian economies studied, US$53bn of the total costs of primary ischaemic heart disease (IHD) and stroke are attributable to four modifiable risk factors: smoking, hypertension, obesity and high cholesterol.