Introduction
Introduction

About Creative Initiatives 2019

Riding on the success of “HK-SZ Initiatives” in 2013 and the other projects held in different Mainland cities over the years, Hong Kong Federation of Design Associations (FHKDA) is organizing “Creative Initiatives 2019” that aims to foster closer collaboration between the creative industries and enterprises of Hong Kong and Mainland. Under the concept of ‘Foster’, ‘Inspire’ and ‘Connect’, Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Macau and Zhuhai are connected as ‘a creative window’. This southern port has become the starting point for entering the entire Greater Bay Area and opening up new horizons. From outside to inside, to explore and investigate the cultural and creative atmosphere of each city, the industry in the Area will be further developed.

Foster
Forums and meetings would be organised as an exchange platform for the creative industry in Hong Kong and the Mainland. Leading figures in the industry are gathered to discuss the development of cultural and creative industry, and to project the vision and opportunities brought by new collaborations.
Under NEXXT 2019, designers and enterprises from Hong Kong, Shenzhen, Macau and Zhuhai will be paired up. New products will be co-created, sold at different outlets and exhibited at Zetta Bridge, Shenzhen in December.
Inspire
Through the Roving Exhibition in Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Shenzhen and Macau, and the Design Exponential at Zetta Bridge, Shenzhen, FHKDA aims to engage the design communities and the public, and to raise awareness of the collaborative efforts between different cities. New development potentials for collaborations and business expansion would be fostered to bring win-win situation.
Connect
Through various activities, such as exhibition, roundtable meeting, business-matching, studio and cultural spots visit, Hong Kong design professionals and enterprises would be able to establish understanding of the economic and cultural landscape of Macau, Zhuhai and Shenzhen, and to build connections for future collaborations.