News June 28, 2017

HKIRC 9th Digital Marketplace Seminar – The New Age of eSports Announcing “Are eSports on the Rise in Hong Kong” Survey Results

Hong Kong Internet Registration Corporation Limited (HKIRC) held its annual Digital Marketplace Seminar (DMP) on 31 August 2017. Themed “The New Age of eSports” this year, industry sector and different stakeholders were invited to discuss the market potential of eSports and its socio-economic impacts. DMP was held at the Cyberport and officiated by Ir. Allen Yeung, JP, Government Chief Information Officer, OCGIO, Mr Herman Lam, CEO of Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Limited, and Mr Simon Chan, Chairman of HKIRC, and nearly 500 participants attended the event.

As eSports are taking the world by storm, HKIRC collaborated with a PhD student of Hong Kong Baptist University from July to August to conduct a territory-wide online survey titled “Are eSports on the Rise in Hong Kong?”. The survey aims to understand public views on eSports, as well as to capture the trends and developments of eSports and its impacts on the young generation.

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Marking its ninth iteration this year, the DMP seminar has evolved into one of industry’s premier events, gathering online business frontrunners, renowned organisations and .hk customers from PwC Advisory Services, E-sports Association Hong Kong, Logitech, Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong Esports Limited, Hong Kong Game Development Association and many other visionary leaders to share their opinions on various topics.

Presentation Files:

New Horizons for Hong Kong and the World 

Mr Wilson CHOW, China-Hong Kong TMT Industry Leader, PwC Hong Kong / Shenzhen

The New Consumer Market

Mr Nigel SZETO, Founder, Zenox

The New Tag Team: Telecoms and e-sports

Mr Aries SZE, Country Manager, Logitech (Hong Kong, Taiwan and Macau)

Grasping Hong Kong’s eSports Opportunities

Mr Raymond HO, Management & Digital Marketing Director, Hutchison Telecommunications (Hong Kong) Limited

Case Sharing: The Esports Academy

Mr Jacky FONG, Program Director, The Esports Academy

Case Sharing: Caritas Youth and Community Service

Ms Ching Yi WONG, Social Worker, Caritas Youth and Community Service