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HKTDC Online Marketplace Sets WebAward Record
Web Marketing Association Honours hktdc.com with 10 Awards

30 November 2009 The online marketplace of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has won a record number of awards from the Web Marketing Association for outstanding achievement in website development. Ten WebAward 2009 honours were given to www.hktdc.com and its related webcast pages. 

The site was awarded Standard of Excellence in business-to-business (B2B), Events, Government, Information Services and International Business. Five other awards went to the hktdc.com Webcast site, in the Broadcasting, B2B, Events, Government and Information Services categories. A panel of independent Internet experts judged nominations based on key criteria, including design, interactivity, content, technology, innovation and ease-of-use to target audiences. One of the WebAward judges said it was “immediately clear that the site features video content” and that its “clean, organised design is easy to navigate.” 

“We connect millions of international buyers and sellers through a variety of integrated services. These link HKTDC trade fairs, product magazines and the online marketplace with our tailored business-matching abilities, timely market intelligence and top-flight training and seminars,” said Clare Wong, HKTDC Director of Publications and E-Commerce. “These awards prove our efforts are headed in the right direction.” 

Revamped in July last year, hktdc.com helps some 900,000 registered buyers connect with more than 120,000 quality suppliers from around the world. The HKTDC also recently launched its HKTDC Mobile application for the popular iPhone. A first for the B2B online marketplace, the iPhone software allows buyers on the go to access the B2B sourcing platform as well as information about HKTDC services and office locations worldwide.

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 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. Visit www.hktdc.com for more information.

 

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