Mrs. Carrie Lam, GBM, GBS
Chief Executive, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
I am pleased to congratulate the Hong Kong Exporters' Association on the publication of the Hong Kong Smart Design Awards: 2012-2018, the Association's welcome spotlight on outstanding, award-winning design through the Hong Kong Smart Design Awards.
The special 64-page publication features all award-winning companies and their products from the inception of the annual Hong Kong Smart Design Awards in 2012 through 2018, together with product photographs. The publication will be distributed in Hong Kong and around the world.
The Hong Kong Exporters' Association organises the annual awards, which began with a focus on gifts and, since 2017, has expanded to include home and houseware design. The Awards recognises creativity and smart design, while helping designers and companies develop their talent and networks. No less importantly, the Awards showcases Hong Kong as a creative centre for product design excellence.
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Regions Government has long been an active supporter of the design industry. We sponsor the Hong Kong Smart Design Awards through the CreateSmart Initiative and encourage the industry to design their own brand products and services. This year, we have injected an additional $1 billion into the CreateSmart Initiative, with particular focus on nurturing young talent and promoting start-ups.
My congratulations, once again, to the Hong Kong Exporters' Association for producing this invaluable publication. I am confident it will accelerate the growth of our design industry, encouraging brand development among Hong Kong companies and creative excellence among our designers. I also look forward to seeing more Hong Kong youths consider a rewarding career in the design industry.
( Mrs Carrie Lam ) Chief Executive
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
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