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Four International Food and Health Fairs Open Tomorrow
Special Bus Services Arranged for Visitor Transportation

Speaking at today's press preview, Lawrence Yipp, HKTDC Director of Exhibitions Planning and Marketing, said that "many wine investors and agents consider Hong Kong an ideal place for wine trading following the abolition of duties on wine earlier this year"
Among the 240 wine fair exhibitors, Turino Fuad, CEO of VINX International Inc, is happy to introduce his 15 American brands of wine to Hong Kong. "We believe Hong Kong offers great business opportunities, which is why we set up VINX Asia Ltd here just six weeks ago"
"The Hong Kong wine fair allows me to show my products to both industry players and consumers," says wine fair exhibitor Johnny Leung (right), owner of New Zealand's Twilight Vineyards

13 August 2008 - Under the umbrella theme of "food and health," four international exhibitions, including the inaugural HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine Fair, the HKTDC Food Expo, the International Conference & Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products (ICMCM), and the Hong Kong International Medical & Health Care Fair, open tomorrow at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), organiser of the fairs, arranged for a fair preview this afternoon. Lawrence Yipp, the HKTDC's Director of Exhibitions Planning and Marketing, briefed the media on fair highlights and special transportation arrangements.

"As the indoor pedestrian walkway between HKCEC Phase 1 and Phase 2 is temporarily closed for expansion work from 6 August to 14 September, visitors must use the Expo Drive Entrance when attending the Food Expo, ICMCM, Hong Kong International Medical & Health Care Fair," said Mr Yipp.

A special public bus service (Citybus 25R) has been arranged to circulate between Expo Drive Central and the United Centre Bus Terminus in Admiralty; the fare is HK$2.50. Mini buses to and from Mong Kok (bus fare: HK$13) and Kwan Tong (bus fare: HK$15) will also be available, 4:30pm to 11pm, 14-18 August.

Fair Websites
International Wine Fair: http://www.hktdc.com/hkwinefair
Food Expo: http://www.hktdc.com/hkfoodexpo
ICMCM: http://www.hktdc.com/icmcm
Hong Kong International Medical and Health Care Fair: http://www.hkmedicalhealthcarefair.com

Media enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Media and Public Affairs Department:
Lyann Li     Tel: (852) 2584 4525     Email: lyann.my.li@tdc.org.hk
Katherine Chan     Tel: (852) 2584 4537     Email: katherine.cm.chan@tdc.org.hk
Sam Ho     Tel: (852) 2584 4569     Email: sam.sy.ho@tdc.org.hk

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 in 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, visit www.hktdc.com

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