Overview

2020 The 4th Hong Kong Retail Innovation Award

Established in 2003, the Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association (RTIA) is a non-profit trade organization dedicated to promote the awareness and adoption of the latest technologies across retailing, and to connect stakeholders for cross-sector collaboration, that benefits the retail industry in Hong Kong and the region.

In order to recognize and encourage excellence in retail technology adoption, we organised the first ever Hong Kong Retail Innovation Award in 2017 which honor the outstanding retailers and technology vendors driving the innovation.  In addition, there is an award category recognizes the most innovative product or service developed by local start-ups.  

The coronavirus outbreak has been a global challenge to all the industries. RTIA has witnessed the retail industry and catering industry overcoming the adversity with innovative and efficient strategies.

On top of the Innovation Awards for Retailers, Vendors and Startups, RTIA will be honouring outstanding parties with Strive Against Adversity Awards for their impressive performance in this difficult time. We accept nomination this year to encourage more insightful cases being discovered.

The Hong Kong Retail Innovation Award 2020 comprises five main categories:

    Adversity Awards:
  • Retail / Catering - Good Use of Technology Award 2020
  • Anti-epidemic Technology Product Award 2020
    Innovation Awards:
  • Best Retail Innovation (Application) Award For Retailers
  • Best Retail Innovation (Product) Award For Technology Vendors
  • Best Retail Innovation (Startup Product) Award For Technology Start-ups

    
Application Procedure

Participating parties should complete the entry form:

Key Dates
Entries Open :1 May 2020
Entries Close : Extended! New Closing Date: 26 June 2020
Awards Presentation :Q4 2020
No admission charge for entry
常見問題
What is the Hong Kong Retail Innovation Award?

The Hong Kong Retail Innovation Award is organized by the Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association (RTIA) to recognize the outstanding application projects with adoption of retail technologies and to encourage the homegrown innovation and development of retail technologies and products.

Why do we (RTIA) launch the Hong Kong Retail Innovation Award?

There has never been a more exciting time as every part of the retailing services is actively looking at new innovation. With what it calls the Smart Retail or New Retail model, adoption of the latest technologies such as mobile, omni-channel, cloud, big data etc prevail as the key driver for competitive advantage. In order to recognize and encourage excellence in retail technology adoption, we organise the Hong Kong Retail Innovation Award which honor the outstanding retailers and technology vendors driving the innovation. 

Who are eligible to enter?

The award is open to all locally registered companies, who are engaged in the deployment or development of retail-oriented applications or products.
Eligible entries can be any ICT applications/products deployed or developed for use across retailing that facilitates point of sale, order processing, payment transaction or consumer-related activities.
Applications, cases and products related to Offline Retail / Food & Beverages / Online Retail / Online+Offline sales are welcome to apply.

Our business focuses on online retailing – can we enter?

Yes. We take a broad and inclusive view of the retail industry’s progression towards online retailing. Participating companies do NOT need to operate a physical retail outlet as long as they offer any consumer-related services through some sort of service channels that facilitates the exchange of goods or services.

We are global technology vendors with presence in Hong Kong – can we enter?

Yes. We would advise global technology vendors to submit an entry jointly with retailers who have deployed the related applications for the Best Application Award category. There will be no restriction on the number of entries even for the same product as long as the first applicant is different.

Our project has just been completed – can we enter?

The mentioned project application should have been completed in Hong Kong for at least 1 month before the Entries Close date.

Our product has just been launched – can we enter?

The mentioned product application should have been launched in Hong Kong for at least 1 month before the Entries Close date.

Our product is a joint development with an overseas company – can we enter?

A significant part of the mentioned product innovation must be carried out in Hong Kong. As long as the participants can demonstrate some key processes of the product development are carried out locally, we welcome their submissions.

We are part of a large technology vendor – can we enter the startup category?

The participating company must be incorporated for no more than 2 years before the date of application, with a significant part of the mentioned product innovation carried out in Hong Kong. As long as the applicant is not majority owned by a holding company who has been incorporated for more than 2 years, we welcome their submissions.

Who are the judges?

Judging panel comprises renowned figures from relevant industry associations, research organizations and academic fields.

What are the judges looking for?

Assessment is based on the following main factors: Good use of Technology / Technology Innovation; Market Potential / Performance; Industry Benefits / Impact. Participating companies need to demonstrate not only an innovative adoption of technologies but also a sound business case with market potential, stakeholder benefits and industry impact.

What happen if we win?

Award winners will be invited to attend the Awards Presentation Ceremony and Gala Dinner organised by the Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association. This will be a great opportunity for the winners to promote their remarkable achievements to be recognized by the industry.

What are the prizes for winners?

Winners will be entitled to receive award trophies of the Best Retail Innovation Award as a permanent momento of their success; to display the official award logo on their publicity materials to signify their outstanding performance; to one-year free membership of the Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association; to participate in the promotional events and media coverage to publicise their winning projects/products and company.

What is the admission charge for entry?

No admission charge is required.

Contact Us

For further information about the Hong Kong Retail Innovation Award 2020, please contact our Secretariat Office.

Hong Kong Retail Technology Industry Association – Secretariat Office
Tel:(852) 3586 9285
Fax :(852) 3585 1060
Email :award@hkrtia.org
Address :Unit A1, 22/F, MG Tower, 133 Hoi Bun Road, Kwun Tong, Kowloon, Hong Kong
Website :http://www.hkrtia.org/campaigns/reinaward2020