I recently visited Hong Kong and China as a guest of the GREAT Festival of Innovation in Hong Kong and its principal partner HSBC UK.

The GREAT Festival of Innovation is organised by UK Department for International Trade, and designed to showcase the best of British talent – across business, fashion, media and the arts – and to build further bridges between the UK, Hong Kong and China.

While I was there I hosted panel sessions and podcasts for HSBC UK on key themes around technology and innovation in the Silicon Delta region, and opportunities for growing international trade.

I also visited Shenzhen, China, to speak with technology firms including DJI – a flyaway success with drones and camera gimbal tech – and the robotics firm that urges us to ‘Dream with Robots’, UBTECH.

It was an insightful week, and I’m very grateful to my hosts HSBC UK and the Sideshow team for the invitation, as well as to everyone I spoke with in the podcasts and panel sessions.