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February 20, 2024

The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) is pleased to announce the successful Kick-off of the highly anticipated second edition of the HKMA/HKT Global Innovation Award 2024. The Kick-off Ceremony marks the beginning of an exciting journey that celebrates and recognizes innovative initiatives from Hong Kong, the Mainland and overseas with outstanding achievements in five key innovation areas: Product & Service Innovation, Process Innovation, Business Model Innovation, Platform Innovation and Social Impact Innovation.

The Association is honored to have Ms CHEONG Man Lei, Lillian, JP, Under Secretary for Innovation, Technology and Industry of the HKSAR Government as the Guest of Honour, to officiate the Kick-off Ceremony cum Award Briefing and Networking Session together with Dr Y K Pang GBS JP, Chairman of the Association; Ir Sunny Lee BBS JP, Chairman of the Award Organizing Committee; Mr Steve Ng, Commercial Group Managing Director, HKT and Award Title Sponsor; Ms Titania Woo, Executive Director of the Association as well as HKMA Council Members. The event gathers Award Organizing Committee Members and Panel of Judges, investors, innovators, incubators, business leaders, as well as representatives of Consulates General of various countries and innovative corporations. The event attracted over 200 online and offline guests and members to attend.

“To support the National 14th Five-Year Plan to develop Hong Kong into an international innovation and technology hub, The Hong Kong Management Association proudly launched the inaugural HKMA/HKT Global Innovation Award in 2022/23 and the HKMA Global Innovation Day in June 2023 with resounding success,” said Dr Y K Pang GBS JP, Chairman of HKMA. “HKMA is a pioneer in the advancement of Management Excellence in Hong Kong and the Region and has long recognized the importance of Innovation as a key factor underpinning business and organizational success.”

In his Opening Address, Ir Sunny Lee BBS JP, Award Organizing Committee Chairman said, “The inaugural 2022/23 Award has garnered tremendous interest and participation. We have successfully attracted over 230 entries, including non-local entries from Mainland China, Israel, Italy, Singapore, Spain and the United States, spanning a diverse range of industries, including multinational corporations, SMEs, start-ups, NGOs, and government departments. The HKMA Global Innovation Day, which featured 30 Innovative Presentations, an Innovation Summit with 14 renowned speakers, an Exhibition Zone of 41 exhibitors, a Networking Luncheon, as well as the Award Presentation Ceremony and Celebration Party, attracted 1,400 executives and such remarkable level of enthusiastic engagement is truly a testament to our city’s great reputation as a hub for innovation and technology.”

The Award Briefing and Networking Session was held right after the Kick-off Ceremony, featuring a Keynote speech by Mr Jack Zhou, Staff Algorithm Engineer from Alibaba DAMO Academy for Discovery, Adventure, Momentum and Outlook, who shared with guests his insights on the opportunities and applications of AI in the intelligent conversation systems, recommendation systems, and search systems of AliME and Tmall Genies.

Ir Sunny Lee together with members of the Award Organizing Committee including Prof Viveca Chan, Chairman & CEO, WE Marketing Group, and Mr Arnold Leung, Chief Executive Officer, 2 Appnovation, introduced the Awards in full details followed by a sharing from representatives of Immigration Department of the HKSAR and Airport Authority Hong Kong, the HKT Innovation Champion of the Year (Large Organizations) in 2023.

The HKMA/HKT Global Innovation Award is a platform and catalyst for businesses, organizations, professionals and innovators to exchange new ideas and best practices, and welcomes entries from Hong Kong, the Region and the World. To apply, please visit ( and the submission deadline of Entry Form is Wednesday, 22 May 2024.

Special thanks to the following Sponsors of the “HKMA/HKT Global Innovation Award 2024”:

Title Sponsor HKT Limited
Lead Sponsors Alibaba Cloud
The Hong Kong and China Gas Company Limited
Special Award Title Sponsor Appnovation
Main Sponsor Hong Kong Air Cargo Terminals Ltd
Corporate Sponsors CLP Power Hong Kong Ltd
Peoples Smart Living
Opening Gimmick Sponsor
(Kick-off Ceremony)
KellyJohn Studio

About The Hong Kong Management Association

The Hong Kong Management Association (HKMA) was established in 1960. As a non-profit making professional organization, its vision is to be the leading professional organization advancing management excellence in Hong Kong and the Region. To nurture human capital through management education and training at all levels, the Association offers over 2,000 management development programmes and activities to more than 50,000 participants annually. A diverse range of courses are offered including programmes leading to Bachelor, Master and Doctoral degrees offered in partnership with prestigious universities worldwide; Diploma programmes; Certificate courses; Distance Learning courses; seminars and workshops; as well as short courses for business executives and professionals. To recognize best practices in management, the Association organizes eight annual business awards, which are widely respected and have become the highlights of the business community. The Association also provides its 13,000 corporate and individual members with a platform for the exchange of ideas, networking and personal development. (

For details of the Award, please contact:

Mr Albert Yeung, Senior Membership and Event Manager on 27748575 /
Mr Jacky Sham, Membership and Event Executive on 27748547 /

Award Website:

Issued by The Hong Kong Management Association on 31 January 2024.