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Creative Industries

If you are an ambitious provider of creative or related services seeking to expand, Hong Kong could be the place for you. Hong Kong has become a regional hub for media and creative-related industries and offers a range of exciting opportunities.

Creative Industries

The broad spectrum of Hong Kong’s creative industries includes: advertising, architecture, art and culture, broadcasting, design, digital entertainment, film, music, media, publishing and multimedia. Much of the sector’s growth is fuelled by Hong Kong being Asia’s regional business hub and the strong presence in the city of multinational corporations as well as many small and medium scale enterprises.

The creative industries play an increasingly important role in Hong Kong’s economy and have been identified as a strong driving force for the territory’s future development, with the Government highly supportive of new creative enterprises through its CreateHK initiative.

Art and Culture

As the world’s third largest art market by auction sales, Hong Kong has a thriving art scene. The art district is centered around Central, SoHo, NoHo and Sheung Wan as well as destination art galleries further afield.

The Government’s vision is to position Hong Kong as an international arts and cultural metropolis, by developing major art centres in the city. These include the West Kowloon Cultural District, a major arts and cultural hub which will include multiple performing arts venues and museums, and the development of the Central Police Station and Former Police Married Quarters, which will serve as high-profile centres of heritage and arts with space for galleries, exhibitions, design studios and performances.

If you have an art and culture-related business and want to find out more about Hong Kong, contact InvestHK’s Creative Industries team.

Design and Architecture Services

Hong Kong is one of Asia Pacific’s leading design centres, with strengths in product design, interior design, fashion design, digital and graphic design. In addition, design management and consulting services are new areas that are developing rapidly due to the increasing demand from the flourishing Mainland market.

Hong Kong is also an advantageous location for firms in the architecture sector, owing to increasing demand from Mainland China and Asia, plentiful supply of international talents and the ease of doing business.

InvestHK’s Creative Industries team can provide practical support to design and architectural companies wishing to set up in Hong Kong. Contact the team to find out more.

Media and Entertainment

Hong Kong is the regional location of choice for international media companies including TV broadcasters, print media and news agencies.

Major factors in attracting this cluster of leading companies are the freedom of information and the investment opportunities that Hong Kong offers. Hong Kong is considered one of the freest economies in the world and enjoys Asia’s most liberal media environment, with an open investment regime and unrestricted foreign ownership rules.

If you are part of a media organisation seeking opportunities for expansion in Asia Pacific, InvestHK’s Creative Industries team can answer your questions.


The creativity in Hong Kong, freedom of expression, unique multicultural heritage, regional and international awareness and strategic location make the city an ideal base for multimedia and digital entertainment production, content development, mobile applications development, and technological customisation. Hong Kong-produced music, television and film are popular across Mainland China. Its animation, special effects and comics industries have earned an international reputation.  Social media, digital communications and advertising agencies are expanding rapidly in the region.

Hong Kong is now home to more than 260 digital entertainment companies producing entertainment and games software, computer animation and digital effects for the video and film industries.

The best way to get information on multimedia and digital entertainment-related opportunities in Hong Kong is to contact InvestHK’s Creative Industries team.

Fast Facts

  • Hong Kong is one of the world’s largest TV and film exporters
  • It is one of the world’s largest art markets, and several major international arts and culture venues are under development
  • An extensive cluster of media, multimedia, design and creative-related industries use Hong Kong as their regional hub
  • The Hong Kong Government is focused on further developing the sector and building up Hong Kong as Asia’s cultural and creative capital

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Contact Doris Fong

Head of Creative Industries

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