Every year deTour offers a variety of programmes, featuring innovative designs from young and emerging talents to more advanced creative professionals, to inspire creativity and foster exchange of ideas. As an important concurrent event of the Business of Design Week (BoDW) since 2008, deTour is now curated and organised by PMQ, a creative hub located in the heart of Hong Kong.
Creativity at a new address - PMQ (Former Hollywood Road Police Married Quarters) opened its door in April 2014, providing a platform for local creative talents to showcase their work and creation. This is a place for international creative happenings right in the heart of our city, and a destination for a creative lifestyle experience.
Hong Kong Design Centre (HKDC) is a non-profit organisation and a strategic partner of the HKSAR Government in establishing Hong Kong as a centre of design excellence in Asia. Since 2002, HKDC has been on a public mission to use design thinking and innovation to drive value creation of business development and improve the well being of society, throught our five pillars: CONNECT, CELEBRATE, NURTURE, ADVANCE, AND ENGAGE.
The Create Hong Kong is a dedicated agency set up under the Commerce and Economic Development Bureau on 1 June 2009 to lead, champion and drive the development of the creative economy in Hong Kong. It co-ordinates Government policy and effort regarding creative industries, focuses Government’s resources catering for the promotion and speeding up of the development of creative industries in Hong Kong, and works closely with the trade to boost the development of creative industries.
The Hong Kong Design Centre has been the organiser of Business of Design Week (BODW) since 2002. It is an annual international event aimed at promoting design and strengthening ties between the design and business communities. Each year, BODW attracts design and business elites from around the world to Hong Kong. The world's attention is drawn to current design issues through various exhibitions, international forums and outreach activities tailored to provide designers, business leaders, educators, SMEs and the public with communication opportunities to build strong business and commercial development. It is a world-class platform for the exchange of ideas, and an internationally renowned annual design event.
To ensure the spirit of creativity is felt citywide and to celebrate good designs and innovations that shape a better society, the annual Business of Design Week (BODW) further expands the creative horizons to the general public through a series of events in collaboration with different brands, businesses and local design institutions, taking place throughout Hong Kong under the banner of BODW Satellite Events x deTour.
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.