London ETO organises a wide range of events throughout the year. Past events are outlined below.
London, 11 November, 2023
London ETO took part in the City of London Lord Mayor's Show with a float highlighting Hong Kong's plan to achieve carbon neutrality before 2050. The annual Lord Mayor's Show celebrates the swearing-in of the new Lord Mayor of the City of London, who serves as a global ambassador for the UK's financial and professional services sector. To find out more, please click here.
Manchester and London, 30 October to 3 November, 2023
London ETO co-organised a reception with the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) in London to promote engineering career prospects in Hong Kong in relation to its various development projects to the UK engineering students, graduates and practitioners. We also supported a reception in Manchester to promote engineering business opportunities and career prospects in HK. To find out more, please click here.
London, 18 to 29 October 2023
London ETO and Create Hong Kong supported the London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) showcasing a selection of seven Hong Kong films with live Questions and Answers with Hong Kong actors Louis Koo and Ng Siu-hin, actress Stephy Tang and director Au Cheuk-man. To find out more, please click here.
Stockholm, 22 to 24 September 2023
Create Hong Kong sponsored and London ETO supported the "Making Waves - Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema" programme in Stockholm, Sweden showcasing a selection of six Hong Kong films and live sharing by the directors from Hong Kong of some of these films. To find out more, please click here.
Copenhagen, 15-17 September 2023
Create Hong Kong sponsored and London ETO supported the "Making Waves – Navigators of Hong Kong Cinema" in Copenhagen, Denmark showcasing a selection of six Hong Kong films with live Questions and Answers with these films' creative talents from Hong Kong. The programme was presented by the Hong Kong International Film Festival. To find out more, please click here.
Copenhagen, 14 September 2023
London ETO supported the "Wallace Chan: Skulptur & Smykker (Sculpture & Jewellery)" lecture by Wallace Chan, a world-renowned jewellery and sculpture artist, at the Royal Danish Library in Copenhagen, Denmark, on September 14. A reception was held before the lecture, greeting over 300 guests mainly from the business and cultural sectors. To find out more, please click here.
London, 9 September 2023
London ETO supported the screening of "Sakra", an action film co-directed by and starring Donnie Yen, at the Fighting Spirit Film Festival held at Stratford East Picturehouse, London. To find out more, please click here.
London, 8 September 2023
London ETO supported the "Golden empire to silver screen - Using China's ancient past to reimagine culture and film" guest lecture by Mr Tim Yip, a world-renowned art director from Hong Kong, held at the British Museum. To find out more, please click here.
Edinburgh, 8 August 2023
London ETO hosted a networking reception in Edinburgh, UK, for about 100 guests in celebrating the participation of Hong Kong performance art groups in the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. To find out more, please click here.
Edinburgh, 4 to 28 August 2023
London ETO supported three Hong Kong performance programmes, namely Théâtre de la Feuille, and Mui Cheuk-yin and TS Crew from performance platform "Hong Kong Soul", to stage the good stories of Hong Kong at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in Edinburgh, UK. To find out more, please click here.
London, 12 to 15 July 2023
London ETO partnered with Focus Hong Kong to showcase a selection of Hong Kong films at the British Film Institute Southbank, London. Four Hong Kong films, namely “Where the Wind Blows”, “A Guilty Conscience”, “Let it Ghost” and “Nomad (4K Restoration, Director’s Cut)” were presented in the film festival. To find out more, please click here.
London, 6 to 7 July 2023
London ETO supported the UK premiere of WILD (The Musical), a captivating original production by the City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong (CCOHK), at the FUSE International festival at Rose Theatre, London. To find out more, please click here.
London, 4 July 2023
London ETO hosted a fireside chat with Lenna Lou of Westminster Business Council. The guests from the council showed so much interest in Hong Kong and the sharing was light-hearted, genuine and informative. We heard from our guests so many business and career plans of exploring the opportunities available in Hong Kong. Let us keep the momentum and build a fulfilling and rewarding future together.
London, 27 June 2023
London ETO hosted a summer networking reception in London, greeting about 200 guests which included UK government officials, the Lord Mayor of the City of London, mayors and deputy mayors from some London Boroughs, leading figures in the business sector, academics, media representatives and members of the Chinese community. To find out more, please click here.
Manchester, 17 to 18 June 2023
Copenhagen, 18 June 2023
London ETO supported the Copenhagen Dragon Boat Festival 2023 in Copenhagen, Denmark and the 2023 UK Chinese Dragon Boat Festival in Manchester, United Kingdom. To find out more, please click here.
London, 3-4 June 2023
London ETO supported HKUMed – The University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine’s “140 for 140” Global Recruitment Campaign in London. Led by Faculty Dean Professor Chak-sing Lau and comprising Professor Leung Wai-keung, Dr Wendy Lam Wing-tak and Professor Eric Tse Wai-choi, the senior delegation team from HKUMed came to London to meet qualified candidates and update them on the healthcare developments in HKUMed, Hong Kong and beyond. Biomedical scientists and healthcare professionals are encouraged to explore research, clinical and education career opportunities at top-notch universities in Hong Kong.
London, 26 May 2023
London ETO and Create Hong Kong supported the opening screening and reception of Odyssey 2023 film festival held at the Battersea Power Station, London. To find out more, please click here.
London, 21 May 2023
London ETO supported the concert staged by the Ponte London Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, London. To find out more, please click here.
Sheffield, 10 May 2023
London ETO supported the performance of a Hong Kong born dancer and circus performer, Hazel Lam, at the Enable Us Festival in Sheffield on 10 May. To find out more, please click here.
London, 8 – 21 May 2023
London ETO supported Crafts on Peel, a charitable organisation in Hong Kong, to join the London Craft Week 2023, bringing the "Hearts & Hands: Crafts of Hong Kong" exhibition to London. The exhibition showcases about 30 pieces of traditional and contemporary crafts, created by artisans and craftsmen from Hong Kong. To find out more, please click here.
London, 3 April 2023
London ETO supported the briefing-cum-interview session of the Mainland China Legal Internship Programme for Hong Kong Youths relaunched by the International Youth Legal Exchange Federation.
Oslo, 27 April
London ETO co-hosted a networking reception with the Norway-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce for the business and cultural community in Norway. In his opening remarks, Director-General of the London ETO, Mr Gilford Law introduced the latest economic development in Hong Kong and our new growth engines on the innovation and technology front.
London 24 March
London ETO organised a networking meet-up for Hong Kong Scholars (recipients of the Hong Kong Scholarship for Excellence Scheme offered by the HKSAR Education Bureau) in the UK. Speaking at the event, Director-General of the London ETO, Mr Gilford Law introduced the various talent attraction initiatives being put forward by the HKSAR Government.
London 18 March
London ETO, with the support of the Marine Department, held a reception at the International Maritime Organization on March 15 to promote Hong Kong's position as a prominent international maritime centre. To find out more, please click here.
London 8 March
London ETO supported the performance of a Hong Kong born dancer and circus performer, Hazel Lam, staged at Jacksons Lane in London on March 8. To find out more, please click here.
Edinburgh 27 February
London ETO hosted a reception in Edinburgh, the United Kingdom, on February 27 for celebrating the Year of the Rabbit. The reception was supported by Invest Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the Hong Kong Tourism Board and the China-Britain Business Council. To find out more, please click here.
Copenhagen and Stockholm, 7 and 8 February
London ETO co-hosted receptions in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Stockholm, Sweden, with local business associations on 7 and 8 February respectively for celebrating the Year of the Rabbit. The receptions were well attended by guests from the respective local government, city council, business, academic and cultural sectors. To find out more, please click here.
London, 18 January – 10 February
The London ETO supported the Global SinoPhoto Awards (GSPA) 2023 exhibition at the FUJIFILM House of Photography in London from 18 January to 10 February. The GSPA is an international photography contest that aims at communicating Chinese culture and values through images to the international audience. The GSPA Ceremony was held on 17 January at the British Library, where a Hong Kong photographer Miss Fion Hung Ching-yanwas awarded the “Highly Commended” prize. Miss Hung's work, titled “The Skeletons In The Closet”, features a series of 10 photos and portraits the exploration of self-identity in Chinese familial traditions and moral standards. To find out more, please click here.
Oslo and Helsinki, 30 January and 1 February
London ETO co-hosted receptions in Oslo, Norway, and Helsinki, Finland, with local business associations on 30 January and 1 February respectively for celebrating the Year of the Rabbit. The receptions were well attended by guests from the respective local government, business, academic and cultural sectors. To find out more, please click here.
London, 26 January
London ETO greeted the Year of the Rabbit in the United Kingdom by hosting a celebratory reception in London on 26 January and participating in a large-scale London Chinatown celebration in Trafalgar Square, Chinatown and Charing Cross Road on 22 January. To find out more, please click here.
London, 21 January
London ETO partnered with Focus Hong Kong to showcase two Hong Kong films, “Septet: The Story of Hong Kong” and “Rouge (restored 4K version)” to audiences in London on 21 January (i.e. the Chinese New Year's Eve). To find out more, please click here.
London, 9 December
London ETO co-organised a seminar with the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers at Imperial College London on 9 December, to promote engineering career prospects in Hong Kong in relation to its various development projects to the United Kingdom engineering students and graduates. To find out more, please click here.
London, 21 - 31 October 2021
Partnering with London ETO and Hong Kong International Film Festival, London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) is back this year with an exciting line up of Hong Kong films. The festival will be opening in commemoration of the late Hong Kong director Benny Chan with his final feature film, Raging Fire. A Hong Kong Focus strand has been newly added to LEAFF this year to showcase the young talents of Hong Kong film industry. Get your tickets from here today!
Sweden, 30 September; 14 October; 31 October
Content: Hong Kong film is back in Sweden! London ETO is partnering once again with Asiatiska FilmFestivalen to bring Hong Kong films to Swedish audience. This year, Septet: The Story of Hong Kong(2020) will be screened in three cities in Sweden between September and October 2021. For details, please visit the Festival's website: www.asiatiskaff.com/septet
London and Hong Kong, 21 - 23 October 2021
London ETO is delighted to be sponsoring Chinese Arts Now for HOME X, a new immersive digital theatre performance for the Spark Festival 2021 of the British Council Hong Kong. Artists are working together simultaneously in the UK and Hong Kong to create two interactive public performances on 23 October 2021. You can also learn more about the creation of the project at the panel discussion on 21 October 2021. To find out more, please click here.
UK, 18 September 2021
London ETO is pleased to be supporting a Cantonese Opera Concert presented by Islington Chinese Association for the very first time. The concert celebrates the masterpieces created by Li Yu (937-978) - a renowned lyric poet. The concert can be viewed at Islington Chinese Association or online. For details, please visit this website: www.islingtonchinese.com/projects/activities/calendar-of-icas-coming-events
UK, 11 to 12 September 2021
London ETO is delighted to be supporting again the Fighting Spirit 2021 Film Festival. One of the greatest international action epics from Hong Kong Armour of God (1986) has been selected as the Festival’s feature film and will be presented in a stunning new 2K restoration. For details, please visit the Festival website: www.fightingspiritfilmfestival.com/2021-feature-films-line-up
UK, 18 May to 26 June 2021
London ETO is supporting an exhibition entitled "Opium, Silk and the Missionaries in China" curated by Ms Iris Yau from Hong Kong. The exhibition runs from May 18 to June 26 at the Brunei Gallery of SOAS University of London. For more details about the exhibition, please visit the following website: www.soas.ac.uk/gallery/opium-silk-and-the-missionaries-in-china.
UK, 31 March to 6 April 2021
We are delighted to bring you the Easter Edition of Focus Hong Kong, which features a fantastic and diverse line-up of classic and new films from Hong Kong. From 31 March to 6 April 2021, you would be able to enjoy six new in and classic Hong Kong films and a selection of short films from the Fresh Wave Programme anytime at the comfort of your home. Visit Focus Hong Kong's website for details.
Online, 17 March 2021
Our office, together with Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Danish Hong Kong Trade Association, Finland-Hong Kong Association, Norway-Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce, and Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Sweden are organising a Pan-Nordic Chinese New Year Celebration Ceremony on 17 March 2021 (0900-1030 CET / 0800-0930 GMT / 1500 - 1630 HKT). Miss Winky So, our Director General, will be giving an opening remark. A recorded piece by the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra will also be played at the Ceremony! Please click HERE to join us.
UK, 9 - 15 February 2021
London ETO takes its partnership with curators for the Chinese Visual Festival to the next level with the creation of Focus Hong Kong, a new UK film festival dedicated to the celebration of the amazing cinema and filmmakers of Hong Kong. The Chinese New Year edition of Focus Hong Kong will run online from 9 to 15 February 2021. Audiences across the UK can enjoy five acclaimed Hong Kong movies of different genres, including a 2k restorated classic and an award-winning new release, as well as short films from the Fresh Wave Programme anytime during the 7-day period. Visit Focus Hong Kong's website for details.
Sweden, Hong Kong 16 December 2020 (Online)
Partnering with the Hong Kong Chamber of Commerce in Sweden and IDEON Science Park, London ETO will be organising a “Doing Business in Hong Kong” webinar for Swedish companies and businesses in the Nordic countries to help them invest and innovate in Hong Kong. Miss Winky So, our Director General, will be giving an opening remark. Three Swedish companies in Hong Kong, namely Frost LTD, Manyone and Scania will also share their experiences in the webinar. The Swedish Consulate General in Hong Kong will be giving some closing remarks.
London, 10 – 13 December 2020
We are glad to be partnering with London East Asia Film Festival (LEAFF) once again this year to bring two Hong Kong films to the UK! No. 7 Cherry Lane has been selected as the LEAFF’s closing gala on 12 December whilst Twilight’s Kiss will be shown as a LEAFF’s special focus on 13 December 2020.