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Asia’s Biggest Houseware Show, Textile Fair Open
Two International Trade Events Attract 2,400 Exhibitors


Checking out the eco-friendly bedding from A-fontane Co Ltd, an exhibitor at the Hong Kong International Home Textiles Fair, are (left to right): Jeffrey Lam, Chairman, Fair Organising Committee, HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair; the Honourable KC Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury; and Alan Wong, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC


Turkey, the partner country for the Hong Kong Houseware Fair, is hosting more than 30 exhibitors and designers. At the fair, (left to right) Jeffrey Lam, Chairman of the fair's organising committee, the Honourable KC Chan, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, and Alan Wong, Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC, display their name  plates in Turkish calligraphy


Indian exhibitor Sharda Exports  is featuring its pebbles rug, made  by hand from wool, at the Hong Kong International Home Textiles Fair

20 April 2010 – Some 2,400 exhibitors are taking part in the HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the Hong Kong   International Home Textiles Fair, which opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and continue through 23 April. 

Asia’s Largest Housware Fair
Asia’s largest houseware show, the Hong Kong Houseware Fair celebrates its 25th anniversary with more than 2,100 exhibitors from 32 countries and regions. Four zones have been added this year: Home Accents, Home Living, Outdoor Living and World of Fine Dining. The Hall of Elegance features a record-breaking 42 exhibitors.

Turkish Spotlight
Turkey, the partner country for this year’s Houseware Fair, hosts more than 30 exhibitors and designers. Their participation has been organised by the Istanbul Mineral and Metals Exporters' Association (IMMIB) and includes a central display area of fine Turkish-designed products.

Pet Products
The World of Pet Supplies returns to the Houseware Fair, with more than 100 exhibitors, up 43 per cent over last year. They include the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, India, Korea and Taiwan, as well as new exhibitors from Japan, the Netherlands and the United States. The rising number of exhibitors reflects growing pet ownership in many markets. The zone covers a wide range of pet-related products and services and features mini-pet parades, giving buyers an up-close view of the latest pet clothing and accessories.

This year’s Houseware Fair also includes ASEAN Select, featuring more than 100 exhibitors from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam.

New Textiles Fair
The inaugural HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles Fair is running alongside the Houseware Fair. A spinoff of the Houseware Fair, the new show has attracted more than 240 exhibitors from 12 countries and regions. The show features as wide variety of textiles used in households, including bedding, carpets, towels, window blinds and interior decorating.

The new fair offers exhibits in seven main product zones: Hall of Glamour, Bedroom Textiles, Table/Kitchen Textiles, Interior & Decor Textiles, Carpet & Floor Coverings, Bathroom Textiles and Baby Textiles.

The fair’s Hall of Glamour showcases products at the high end of the market. The hall includes such prominent Hong Kong exhibitors as A-Fontane Co Ltd, Bontex Industrial Company and Delight Textiles Co Ltd.

Seminars on sustainable textile supply chain, as well as on the latest green textile technology and procurement trends, are also featured to help exhibitors and buyers find new business opportunities.

Global Buying Missions
Fair organisers the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has invited some 122 buying missions counting more than 5,500 buyers from around the world. They include Sweden’s internationally known home furnishing retailer IKEA, the United Kingdom’s largest DIY chain B&Q and Japan’s leading department stores Sogo and Seibu, all attending the Houseware Fair. Major retailers at the Home Textiles Fair include Australia’s Bed Bath N'Table retail chain, with 44 stores specialising in bed linen, bathroom accessories, home furnishings and furniture and decorator items, Japan’s Kawashima Selkon Textiles Co, Ltd, which runs interior fabric and interior decoration businesses, Dekor Textile, a leading importer and wholesaler of decoration textile from Moscow, Taiwan’s HOLA Group, and the United Arab Emirate’s Jashanmal National Co.

Fair Websites
HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair: www.hktdc.com/hkhousewarefair
HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles Fair: www.hktdc.com/hkhometextilesfair 

Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication Department:

Joe Kainz
Tel: (852) 2584 4216
Email: joe.kainz@hktdc.org

About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 offices worldwide, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, www.hktdc.com




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