SME Supportive Programme

The SME supportive programme offered by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) provides a variety of services to assist SMEs in the challenging business path.

A Roadmap to Start Your Own Business

1. Preparation:

To help SMEs come up with a comprehensive business plan to execute your ideas, HKTDC offers various supportive means:

Introduction: Entrepreneur Workshop

HKTDC offers a series of Entrepreneur Workshops providing practical guides to areas such as business planning, SME financing, company set-up procedures, and online business. These events are all handy references for newly established SMEs.

For beginners: Entrepreneur Day

HKTDC Entrepreneur Day (E-Day) comprises an exhibition, informative seminars and forums as well as pitching sessions and onsite one-to-one advisory services. You will find the information and resources you need and to craft your own business plan. For more details about E-Day, please click here.

Start-up support: SME Centre

Located at the group floor of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, the HKTDC SME Centre is an interactive environment offering a vast array of practical information for new companies. Business starters not only can meet with our professional consultant onsite for free advice, but also can gather relevant and latest business intelligence and exchange ideas with SME peers.

2. Implementation

Operation manual: SME Management Workshop

HKTDC offers a series of SME Management Workshops to provide practical guides on topics such as import and export procedures, operations management, business communications and negotiations as well as useful references materials for anyone starting a new business.

Working partner: Customized Business Matching

HKTDC constantly creates business opportunities for Hong Kong companies by putting them in touch with overseas and Mainland China business partner through the Customized Business Matching Service. The service is supported by a team of experienced specialists who filter through the crowd and to find contact who match your business needs. Register with HKTDC and let us help you expand your business reach.

Stay connected: SmartBiz Expo

HKTDC SmartBiz Expo is a one-stop platform tailored for enterprises to explore trends in business transformation and upgrade through innovation, creativity, and application of technology and design, and market opportunities.  The expo's concurrent event Hong Kong International Franchising Show also provides market intelligence on franchising business and start-up opportunities. For more details about SmartBiz Expo and Hong Kong International Franchising Show, please click here.

3. Business Opportunities

Shortcut to new customers: Trade Fairs

Exhibiting at international trade fairs is a direct way to gain access to international buyers. Newly established SMEs will be given priority when they apply for Economy Booths at HKTDC trade fairs in Hong Kong. Preference is also offered on product display at Small Orders at fairgrounds or to participate in Hong Kong pavilions at important trade shows overseas under the cost-effective Product Display and Catalogue Show format. Newly established SMEs can also consider to join start-up zone in HKTDC’s major trade fairs.

New business Opportunities: Online Promotion

New companies may try our online promotion at to gain access to over 2 million quality buyers worldwide. Register the Sourcing Added-value Introductory Package that allows you to display more product photos online and enjoy priority referrals to buyers visiting HKTDC trade fairs*.

*Only eligible to Hong Kong suppliers who have not joined the Sourcing online packages ever before.

New market expansion

As your business grows, you need to diversify markets. HKTDC’s Market Seminars, International Trade Fastpass and Asian E-tailing Summit provide updated market intelligence to help you craft your expansion plans. The Market Seminar and International Trade Fast Pass are practical, covering topics such as market trend, sales tax, import regulations, distribution channels, and trademark issues. E-tailing Conference provide opportunities for SME companies to expand their business in different regions as well as to learn the latest trends, marketplaces and strategies of e-tailing

Leveraging on strategic ties

The HKTDC has formed strategic alliances with various organizations to support Hong Kong entrepreneurs and SMEs.

Strategic Partners of SME Supportive Programme

CGCC   CMA   CreateHK   Cyberport   FHKIECIC     HKEA      HKPC    HKRMA   HKSTPC     HKFY   ITC        IEA  IPD       TID  VTC   HKMC