Artistic Licence is pleased to announce the opening of Artistic Licence Hong Kong. The new office provides sales, projects, and support hub for Southeast Asia. The Hong Kong office is building a dealer network throughout the region. While the network evolves, the Hong Kong office will handle direct sales to territories not yet serviced by local dealers. The new office will also provide a very high level of support for product integration including full system design and technical support.

Managing director Wayne Howell comments, “Artistic Licence has always been strong in Southeast Asia and Asia Pacific. Setting up an office in Hong Kong is the next step and allows us to build market share by doing what we do best: supporting our customers and dealers. The Hong Kong office will focus on dealer support and training plus project management. Large-scale project design, manufacture, and installation is an increasingly important part of the Artistic Licence portfolio. The recent move to a new UK headquarters provides a significantly increased production capability, allowing us to take on larger projects.“

Artistic Licence Hong Kong is headed by Simon Fraser. Simon began his career in 1984 as a lighting technician working for West End Theatres and on UK Tours. In 1987, Simon moved to Hong Kong to found Rule 1 Asia. Since then, he has amassed over nineteen years of project and technical management experience in the arts, museums, architectural, and leisure sectors. In this time, he has supervised the creation and implementation of a myriad number of high profile, awarding winning, and technically complex projects both in the UK and internationally.

In 2003, Simon created Ptarmigan Consulting Ltd and has designed and implemented technical systems for a range of projects that have included the Galaxy Park in Tianjin China, award winning A Symphony of Lights in Hong Kong, and most recently Louis Vuitton's new Landmark Store in Hong Kong.