To mark the 65th anniversary of Shun Hing Group as well as the
100th anniversary of Panasonic, we are hosting an exhibition "The
Future of Living Expo" at Hall 5G of the Hong Kong Convention and
Exhibition Centre. The opening ceremony was attended by over 400
guests from various sectors including the government, political
community, business community, workers in social welfare as well as
education. This four-day exhibition is open to public, to enhance
their understanding of technologies that will shape our future.
Admission is free of charge. Exhibits are classified into different
zones including "Smarter and Better", "Inspire the Future", and
"Interactive Zone". Not only will visitors witness brilliant
innovation and cutting-edge technology of many products, but will
also get a preview of smart living that will be part and crutial of
our future lifestyle.
Over 400 guests from various fields as mentioned above had attended the ceremony, including Mr Liu Chun-san JP, Under Secretary for Development, Mr Brian David Li, Executive Director and Deputy Chief Executive of The Bank of East Asia, Professor Xiang Zhang, The University of Hong Kong. Mr Nicholas Yang GBS JP, Secretary for Innovation and Technology, had also visited the Expo prior to the ceremony in full demonstration of his support for technology and research in our community. Officiating the opening ceremony were Mr Kuninori Matsuda, Consul General of Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong. Mr Peter Shiu, Legislative Council Member, Mr Junichiro Kitagawa, Vice President of Panasonic Corporation Appliances Company, Mr Takashi Ogasawara, President of Panasonic Ecology Systems Co., Ltd., Mr Masayuki Sasage, Director of Kitchen Appliances Business Division, Appliances Company, Panasonic Corporation, Mr David Mong, Chairman & CEO of Shun Hing Group, Mr Terrence Chan, Vice Chairman of Shun Hing Group, Ms Cynthia Mong, Executive Director of Shun Hing Electronic Trading Co., Ltd., Mr Isaac Cheung, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of The Future of Living Expo, and Mr Gary Ng, Co-Chairman of Organizing Committee of The Future of Living Expo.
In his address, Mr David Mong, Chairman & CEO of Shun Hing Group said "The Future of Living Expo is jointly organised by Shun Hing and Panasonic, to celebrate the 65th anniversary of Shun Hing Group and the 100th anniversary of Panasonic. This is a milestone in our history, marking the wonderful cooperation between our two companies since the inception of Shun Hing Group in 1953. Our faultless and production record is definitely an incentive for the two parties to march into the future together as we have always done". Mr Isaac Cheung, Chairman of the Organizing Committee of The Future of Living Expo and Mr Gary Ng, Co-Chairman of Organizing Committee of The Future of Living Expo expressed their wish that while enjoying the exhibits, members of the public can acquire a better understanding of Shun Hing Group and Panasonic as well as information related to innovative technologies, thereby increasing their interest in and knowledge about technological research and development.
"Review the Past and Experience the Future" at Four Exhibition Zones
"The Future of Living Expo" is divided into four exhibition zones namely "The Legacy", "Smarter and Better", "Inspire the Future" and "Interactive Zone". "The Legacy" is a historical review of the collaboration between Shun Hing Group and Panasonic, highlighting important steps in the partnership of the two companies and featuring landmark products like the rice cooker, video recorder and classic monochrome television. The public can also learn about the educational and charitable contributions of Shun Hing Group to Hong Kong, Mainland and overseas countries in respect of the improvement in education and social progress in the communities we have been active in.
"Smarter and Better" zone features cutting edge technologies in the fields of Internet of Things (IoT) and nanoe™. The exhibits are further divided into sections like "Elderly Care", and "Smart Home", showcasing products such as "Resyone Plus" which combines the functions of a wheelchair and care bed; "SASUKE RoboHelper", a robotic dual-arm which offers a transfer aid from "bed-to-wheelchair-to-bed" and "Gesture-Control Mirror", an innovative device that monitors personal health status while offering comprehensive infotainment functions.
Another eye-opener at the Expo is a future cabin called "Future Mobility" at "Inspire the Future". The cabin brings together a wealth of innovative technologies in biometrics, lighting, sensing and communication, and turns the driverless cockpit into a living space for home, business, relaxation and entertainment. Also exhibited in this zone is the "LinkRay", where digital content can be transmitted to smartphones through LED light sources. Apart from these, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong Baptist University and The Hong Kong Polytechnic University have displayed to the public the contributions and achievements of the projects sponsored by Shun Hing Education and Charity Fund in respect of technological research.
Besides the aforementioned, "Gondola 4D Experience" at "Interactive Zone" provides a simulated experience of working at height on a gondola system, bringing out the awareness and needs to observe safety instructions while working in precarious conditions. Members of the public can also enjoy ultra-virtual audio-visual experiences through VR games and projection mapping made by projection technologies and high-tech Panasonic monitors. Also included in this zone is the "SIXPAD STATION", the world's only futuristic EMS (Electrical Muscle Stimulation)-integrated training gym using advanced technology to achieve full body training for fitness and health.
Experience futuristic technologies
In addition, there will be on site product and cooking demonstrations including "Resyone Plus", Oracle Espresso Machine, and latte art. A cooking competition called "Live Smarter, Cook Better" (住好Hall‧煮好餸) in which students from various local universities are invited to come up with the best dishes using Panasonic cooking devices. The preliminaries have already taken place at student residences of the universities, while the final showdown will take place at 2pm on 10th November (Saturday) at Hall 5G.
From today onwards, members of the public can access /65expo to register with free admission to the Future of Living Expo, get a glimpse of Hong Kong's technological future and accompany Shun Hing Group and Panasonic in our efforts to innovate and anticipate the future of living.