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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