27 April 2010
Fifth Printing and Packaging Fair Opens
Mainland Pavilions, Eco-Friendly Products Among Show Highlights
27 April 2010 – The fifth edition of the Hong Kong International Printing and Packaging Fair opened today at AsiaWorld-Expo, offering a variety of high-quality printing and packaging services, equipment and materials and other sourcing opportunities for buyers. The event, which runs until 30 April, underscores Hong Kong’s role as an international printing centre.
The fair has attracted many quality local printers and packagers, with the largest exhibit from Man Sang Envelope Manufacturing Company Ltd. Other Hong Kong exhibitors taking part include Advance Label, Asiapack, Asia One, Fedrigoni Asia, Fujikon Packing Material, Kerry Logistics, Quick Pack, Veb and Zund Asia.
Other fair highlights include three group pavilions, from Shanghai, Shenzhen and Zhejiang. They join more than 260 exhibitors from around the world, including first-time exhibitors from Japan and India.
Five theme zones at the fair have been set up to match buyers and exhibitors. The Printing Service and Packaging Service zones enable manufacturers of gifts and premiums, food, cosmetics, toys, optical, pharmaceutical and garments, as well as educational institutes, retailers and other enterprises, to source for cost-effective and one-stop printing and packaging solutions. Other zones include Printing Consumables and Packaging Materials, Digital Printing Equipment & Services and Printing & Packaging Equipment and Systems.
Seminars, a central fair feature, include “Building and Profiting from the Latest Digital Printing Technology”. The Hong Kong Digital Printing Association is organising two seminars, “Optimising Your Corporate Marketing: The Use of Photobook” and the “Latest Trends and Technology in the Digital Printing Industry.” The Graphics Arts Association of Hong Kong and The Hong Kong Printers Association are putting on “Profit Opportunity: The Winning Printing Workflows” and “Hot topics in Printing Industry: Going Green and Standardisation” respectively. In addition, various industry players are giving a seminar on “Creative Marketing – Innovative Trends for Printing & Packaging.”
The fair is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and CIEC Exhibition Company (HK) Ltd. Together, they have put together more than 60 buying missions from 43 countries and regions, representing over 2,000 buyers.
Biggest Gift Fair
The Printing and Packaging Fair runs concurrently with the world’s largest gift show, the HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, which is being held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Free shuttle buses run between the two fair locations.
Hong Kong’s exports of printed matter reached HK$2.3 billion (US$295 million) in the first two months of this year, up 8 per cent. Hong Kong’s top five export markets are the United States, the United Kingdom, the Chinese mainland, Australia and Germany. Exports of packaging material also increased, up 29 percent to HK$3.1 billion (US$396 million) in the first two months of 2010.
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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