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SCED visits creative institutes in London

  The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, visited renowned design and arts institutes in London, the United Kingdom (UK), yesterday (September 18, London time) and learnt more about the latest developments of the creative industries there. He also met with local members and academics of the creative sector to exchange views on how to drive the development of the industries.

  Shortly after his arrival in London in the morning, Mr Yau visited the Royal College of Art, one of the most historic postgraduate institutions in London specialising in art and design. He had a useful exchange of views on talent nurturing with representatives of the institution.

  He then visited the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery, the exclusive showroom exhibiting a variety of iconic product designs and selected architectural models by the late Pritzker Architecture Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid.

  In the afternoon, he had dialogues with local stakeholders from various creative sectors at a luncheon on matters relating to business opportunities as well as measures to strengthen the development and collaboration of the industries. He highlighted the close links between Hong Kong and the UK on creative industries and said that creative industries are a strong driving force for the future economic development of Hong Kong.

  He also paid a visit to the London College of Fashion of the University of the Arts London and the British Film Institute to learn about vocational training initiatives for fashion designers and filmmaking professionals in the UK.

  Mr Yau will conduct the second day of his visit to London today (September 19, London time).

Ends/Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Issued at HKT 8:13

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The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau (second right); the Permanent Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development (Communications and Creative Industries), Miss Eliza Lee (third left); and the Director of the Hong Kong Design Centre and Chairman of the Advisory Group on Implementation of Fashion Initiatives, Dr Victor Lo (first right), visited the Royal College of Art in London yesterday (September 18, London time) and were greeted by the Pro-Rector of the College, Professor Naren Barfield (third right).


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The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau (first right), in London yesterday (September 18, London time) visited the Royal College of Art and had a fruitful dialogue with representatives of the institution on talent nurturing.


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The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau (first left), in London yesterday (September 18, London time) visited the Zaha Hadid Design Gallery to know more about the iconic designs of Zaha Hadid.


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The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau (second left), yesterday (September 18, London time) visited the London College of Fashion of the University of the Arts London to learn about vocational training initiatives for fashion designers in the UK.


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The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Edward Yau, yesterday (September 18, London time) had dialogues at a luncheon with local stakeholders from various creative sectors on matters relating to business opportunities as well as measures to strengthen the development and collaboration of the industries.