MAISON & OBJET, Paris (4-8 September 2020) (FULL)*
Tokyo International Gift Show, Autumn Edition (7-9 October 2020)
The Inspired Home Show, Chicago (13-16 March 2021)

Hong Kong Atelier - a promotion campaign to showcase Hong Kong creative talent's
excellence at leading international trade fairs in mature markets.


Lead Sponsor

Who can benefit?

Hong Kong Atelier is an invaluable platform for both established and emerging designers of Hong Kong to test and expand to overseas market.


Emerging designers refer to Hong Kong designers with minimum 6-year working experience in the design or related professions.  Designers with over 12-year working experience will be classified as established designers.

Who can participate?

Hong Kong designers include but not limited to Product Designers, Graphic Designers, Packaging Designers and Interior Designers.


All design service providers are welcome, depending on the requirements of the specific fair organiser’s regulations/criteria.

Where will it be launched?

4-8 September 2020*

7-9 October 2020

13-16 March 2021

Each designer can participate in a maximum of 2 Hong Kong Atelier activities in either Tokyo or Paris and Chicago, subject to the approval by the screening panel. The screening panel will reserve the right to assign the designers to be featured in specific trade fairs according to the market potential of their design services in fairs and markets concerned.

Central Display

Side Mission

The scale of each Hong Kong Atelier in the specified trade fairs is around 36sqm to 48sqm.

To maximise the promotion of Hong Kong design service, HKTDC will organise a 1-Day mission programme for all participating Hong Kong designers in each Hong Kong Atelier activity to understand the local market.

Screening Panel

All Hong Kong Atelier applicants must go through a selection process by the “Screening Panel” based on the following criteria:  

Personal Profile    

Creativity and Originality


Design-related awards / certificates attained

Screening Panel will consist of HKTDC representatives and qualified members with expertise or experience in the design sector nominated by reputable Hong Kong design organisations and institutes.  


An open and co-exhibit format; &
1-day market/company visit programme

Range of Design Service:

Product, Graphic, Packaging and Interior Design

Participation Fee:

HKD10,000.00 per Hong Kong Atelier per designer for:

-    Exhibit Area & Admission Fee
-    Round Trip Economy Class Air Ticket
-    Single Room Hotel Accommodation
-    Marketing & Publicities
-    Interpreter (Tokyo and Paris)
-    Sample Shipment

Application Deadline:

5 June 2020 (Friday)


Other Expenses :

Participants are responsible for personal expenses such as insurance, meals and other incidentals.



You are a Hong Kong designer with a registered BRAND and substantial operation in Hong Kong.  It is at Hong Kong Atelier Screening Panel’s discretion to accept or reject any applications.


You will man the display unit introducing your products or services to the visitors during the fair period (except the company/market visit).


Remarks :

Only Tokyo Int’l Gift Show, Tokyo (7-9 Oct 2020) and The Inspired Home Show, Chicago (13-16 March 2021) are available.


HKTDC Contacts:

Ms. Claudie Leung

Mr. Allen Poon

Tel: 2584 4231

Tel: 2584 4166


The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region provides funding support to the project only, and does not otherwise take part in the project. Any opinions, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in these materials/events (or by members of the project team) are those of the project organizers only and do not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the Communications and Creative Industries Branch of the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau, Create Hong Kong, the CreateSmart Initiative Secretariat or the CreateSmart Initiative Vetting Committee.

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