From 22 January 2022 to 13 February 2022 "Legends of Lion Dance" Exhibition
Together with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels, the BHKS supported the “Legends of Lion Dance” Exhibition in Antwerp on 22 January – 13 February 2022, which presented embroidered lion heads made in Hong Kong to showcase Hong Kong’s cultural heritage, crafts and Chinese New Year traditions. The exhibition also displayed panels on the West Kowloon Cultural District as well as a video wall featuring Hong Kong’s role as a leading international cultural hub. It came with a Hong Kong film evening with the screening of the Hong Kong production “The Way We Keep Dancing” on 3 February 2022 to illustrate Hong Kong’s vibrant cinema.
02 February 2022
Online Chinese New Year Celebration
02 February 2022 Online Chinese New Year Celebration
The BHKS, together with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, jointly organised the online Chinese New Year celebration on 2 February 2022 to mark the arrival of the Year of the Tiger. A virtual music performance featuring traditional Chinese New Year festive songs played by a Hong Kong marimba player based in Belgium was also arranged to celebarate and to show the artistic talent available in Hong Kong as a cultural hub.
17 March 2022
Offscreen Film Festival : HK Reception-cum-Screening
17 March 2022 Offscreen Film Festival : HK Reception-cum-Screening
Sponsored by BHKS and with the support of the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels, a Hong Kong reception-cum-screening event was held on 17 March 2022 at Cinematek in Brussels as a means to promote Hong Kong-Belgium connections during the Offscreen Film Festival (9 - 27 March 2022), which presented a special programme of 18 Hong Kong films this year. The screening attracted some 100 participants, including guests from the BHKS, Hong Kong communities in Belgium and a sum of local film-lovers who were given a chance to experience the diversity of creative industry in Hong Kong through extraordinary films.
30 March 2022
Webinar - Hong Kong's Role in International Shipping & Logistics
30 March 2022 Webinar - Hong Kong's Role in International Shipping & Logistics
BHKS co-hosted with the Belgium-Luxembourg Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong a webinar on the role of Hong Kong in international shipping and logistics on 30 March 2022. InvestHK was the event partner. Leaders in the industry shared their insights on the future development of the global logistics business, with focus in the Asian market.
From 29 August 2022 to 10 September 2022
40th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF)
From 29 August 2022 to 10 September 2022 40th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF)
The Belgium-Hong Kong Society (BHKS), jointly with the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels, support the 40th Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival (BIFFF) to promote Hong Kong's creative industry to Belgians and the younger audience in particular.
The 40th BIFFF will be held at the Brussels Expo at Heysel on 29 August – 10 September 2022. Two Hong Kong films will be screened: the multi-award winning "Limbo", and adventure comedy "Schemes in Antiques".
1/ Limbo (2021) by Soi Cheang on Tuesday 30 August 2022 at 20:30
In Cantonese with English, French and Dutch subtitles
BIFFF has selected Limbo to take part in the Black Raven Competition for Best Thriller. The film has won awards from the Far Eastern Film Festival in Udine, Italy; the Sitges International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia, Spain; the Hong Kong Film Critics Society Awards; and the Hong Kong Film Awards.
The story: Seasoned detective Cham Lau and rookie partner Will Ren track down an elusive serial killer through the dark alleys of stormy Hong Kong. As they investigate the series of crimes, they come across a woman called Wong who has a past with Cham. Unbeknownst to her, she holds the key to solving the case.
2/ Schemes in Antiques (2021) by Derek Kwok on Monday 5 September 2022 at 14:00
In Mandarin with English, French and Dutch subtitles.
Hong Kong filmmaker Derek Kwok directs a Mainland cast in this co-production.
The story: Despite his family’s famed expertise on ancient relics, Xu Yuan makes a simple living as the owner of an electronics shop, eager to distinguish himself from a disgraced ancestor who was executed for treason after stealing a Chinese Buddha head for Japan. But when a descendant offers to return the relic to China, Xu Yuan uncovers a decades-old mystery and soon embarks on a journey that could finally restore his family’s reputation, and may also cost him his life.
For further details of the films and the BIFFF, please visit the BIFFF official website at http://www.bifff.net.
14 September 2022
BHKS 2022 End of Summer Business Seminar
14 September 2022 BHKS 2022 End of Summer Business Seminar
The Belgium-Hong Kong Society (BHKS) organised 2022 End of Summer Business Seminar - “The future of semiconductors around the world” at IMEC in Leuven, Belgium on 14 September 2022, with the support from the Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in Brussels. Two expert speakers, Ms Françoise Chombar, Chairwoman of Melexisand Mr Luc Van den hove, President and CEO of IMEC shared their insights on the supply-demand and R&D of seminconductors respectively with over 100 participants. A walking dinner followed the seminar, where the participants enjoyed a great time having further exchanges with the speakers and guests from related industries. More details here.
06 December 2022
Business Luncheon - Co-creating a Resilient and Sustainable IP Ecosystem
06 December 2022 Business Luncheon - Co-creating a Resilient and Sustainable IP Ecosystem
As an international commercial centre and sourcing hub, Hong Kong has long been a marketplace for different types of intellectual property (IP). Leveraging on the advantages of an established legal system, ample financial resources, robust IP protection, and comprehensive professional and consultancy services, Hong Kong plays an important role in IP value‑chain activities from arts and creative industries to technology and innovation development across the region.
The Business IP Asia Forum, a signature regional IP event organised in Hong Kong for years that brings IP professionals and business leaders from all over the world to discuss the latest developments and explore business opportunities in the IP world, has its version in Belgium in 2022. Tied with this Forum, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, supported by the Belgium-Hong Kong Society (BHKS), will hold a business luncheon "Co-creating a resilient and sustainable IP ecosystem" on 6 December. Details -
Date: 6 December 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 11:00 – 14:30
Venue: Radisson Collection Hotel, Grand Place Brussels
47 Rue du Fossé aux Loups, 1000 Brussels
Interested BHKS members who wish to grasp updates on IP topics and network with relevant professionals in the luncheon, please register by 29 November via this link.