Virtual Global Innovation and Technology Forum live-streamed to international audience

October 30, 2020
SCMP Updates
The inaugural virtual Global Innovation and Technology Forum, which featured 23 luminaries discussing the future of technology, was live-streamed to a 190,000-strong online international audience in mainland China, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The event, with the theme “New Economy, Competitiveness, Globalisation” – hosted by the Chinese city of Chengdu and co-organised by the Hong Kong newspaper, South China Morning Post, and the Chinese newspaper, National Business Daily –  was live-streamed on video channels YouTube and Youku via the Chinese messaging app, WeChat.  

Elsie Cheung, chief operating officer of the Post, said: “We are honoured to have top leaders from Hong Kong, Chengdu and Singapore to engage in dialogue for the first time at such a level and scale live-streamed to the global audience.

“The event highlights opportunities for business and investment by expanding the dialogue on innovation.”

Keynote speakers included former Hong Kong chief executive Leung Chun-ying, who is vice-chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Dr Beh Swan Gin, chairman of the Singapore Economic Development Board, and Zhou Hanmin, a standing committee member of the CPPCC, and vice-chairman of the Shanghai Committee of CPPCC.

The 20 expert speakers  outlined the three cities’ economic best practices and took part in a thought-provoking panel discussion, which featured an interactive question and answer session.

Morning Studio, the Post’s dedicated branded content arm,  produced the entire virtual forum – including its inception, content, acquisition of speakers, creative development and event management. The team also published a detailed post-event recap of the forum. 
About South China Morning Post

The South China Morning Post is a leading global news company that has reported on China and Asia for more than a century. Founded in 1903, SCMP is headquartered in Hong Kong, where it is the city’s newspaper of record, with a growing correspondent staff across Asia and the United States. SCMP's vision is to “Elevate Thought” and our mission is to “Lead the global conversation about China”. Additionally, SCMP publishes a portfolio of premium lifestyle and fashion titles in Hong Kong including CosmopolitanELLEEsquire and Harper's BAZAAR. SCMP is also home to Abacus, a digital news brand focused on China's tech industry; Inkstone, a daily news brief for those curious about China's growing impact around the world; and Goldthread, a content platform with a focus on food, travel and culture in China. In 2020, SCMP became the first news organisation in Asia to join the Trust Project, a consortium of top news companies developing global transparency standards for credible journalism.   

About Morning Studio 

Morning Studio is a dedicated branded content team at SCMP that is leading the evolution of marketing in the region by more strategically connecting advertisers with readers through enhanced content solutions offerings. Morning Studio combines world class branding strategists, multimedia designers, and audio/video producers with editorial experts who have a deep understanding of SCMP’s readers. Crafted with SCMP’s high editorial standards, branded content is presented with the unique voice of the particular SCMP platform on which it is featured, whether, Abacus, Inkstone or Goldthread. Morning Studio’s online content can be complemented by integrated offline offerings such as sponsored supplements, bespoke publications and customised events.

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