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Houseware, Textile Fairs Open with 2,200+ Exhibitors
ASEAN Select Pavilion, Small-Order Zone, Green Products in Focus

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More than 2,200 exhibitors from all over the world are taking part in the HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair, the largest fair of its kind in Asia, and the concurrent HKTDC Hong Kong Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair. The two fairs opened today and continue through 23 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre 

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“Vote for My Favourite New Homeware," a new feature of the houseware and textile fairs, spotlights popular new homeware products as judged by fair buyers online. Results have been announced on the fair website, and the winning entries will be showcased at Hall 3F concourse throughout the fair period

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“Collapsible Kettle,” introduced by RICCO Engineering International Inc, was voted   one of the 10 Favourite New Homeware by buyers. To get the full results, please download it here 

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The theme of “Sustainable Design Inspiration,” which debuted last year, is “Animal Farm @Home,” featuring specially designed furniture and products on display at the Hall 1D concourse

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“Living Rhapsody” is the theme of the Central Product Display at Hall 1E Entrance and the Hall of Elegance

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Local brand “Red A,” with 63 years of history, is displaying some of its most popular items at the Houseware Fair

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The third edition of the Textiles and Furnishings Fair welcomes more than 220 exhibitors from eight countries and regions

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A-Fontane Co Ltd organised a fashion show today at the fair’s Home Textiles Product Demo & Launch Pad

20 April 2012 – More than 2,200 exhibitors from all over the world are taking part in two major trade fairs that opened today and continue through 23 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). 

ASEAN Pavilion
The 27th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair, the largest fair of its kind in Asia, welcomes more than 2,000 exhibitors from 32 countries and regions, including first-time participation from Sri Lanka.

Fifteen group pavilions are taking part, with the new ASEAN Select Pavilion featuring 85 exhibitors from Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. Other group pavilions represent Bangladesh, Brazil, the Chinese mainland, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, Korea, Macau, Taiwan and Turkey.

Small-Order Showcase
The Houseware Fair’s new Small-Order Zone, launched at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair earlier this month, attracted some 20,000 buyers at the fair. It will continue to offer thousands of products at the Houseware Fair, giving buyers a welcome opportunity to place small quantity orders.

The theme of “Sustainable Design Inspiration,” which debuted last year, is “Animal Farm @Home,” featuring specially designed furniture and products on display at the Hall 1D concourse.

Other special product zones include the World of Pet Supplies, specialising in pet products and veterinary services, and the Hall of Elegance, showcasing designer collections and brand names, including Mastrad, Metier Atelier, OOObject, Topchoice and Umbra.

Spotlight on Furnishing
The third edition of the concurrent HKTDC Hong Kong Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair welcomes more than 220 exhibitors from eight countries and regions.

Exhibitors from Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, the mainland, Hong Kong, India, and Taiwan are joined by newcomer Pakistan, presenting a wide range of textile and home-furnishing products and services.

Group pavilions at the fair represent the mainland and India with two pavilions: the Handloom Export Promotion Council pavilion and the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts pavilion.

Window Dressing
The new Window Fashion & Accessories product zone showcases curtains, blinds and accessories, while the fair’s Hall of Glamour features products from such top designers as A-Fontane Co Ltd, Consolidate Merchandise Associates, Craftex India, Kerala Balers Private Ltd, Sarla Handicrafts P Ltd, Sharda Exports, Wallpaper Mall and ZYD Co Ltd.

Highlighting Green Products
The Green-Products Display, at the Hall 1B Concourse, showcases products with sustainable design, using environmentally friendly material. Joint seminars on eco-friendly home products and textiles, e-tailing strategies, product-launch sessions and networking events highlight the latest market trends in the houseware and home-textile furnishing industries. An award presentation for the winners of the “Vote for My Favourite New Homeware” will take place at a joint reception today.

Household Exports Up
In 2011, Hong Kong exported HK$216 billion (US$27.7 billion) in household goods, up 12 per cent over the previous year. Its top export markets were the mainland, the United States, Japan, India and Germany.

Fair Websites
HKTDC Hong Kong Houseware Fair: www.hktdc.com/hkhousewarefair
HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishing Fair: www.hktdc.com/hkhometextilesfair
Small-Order Zone: www.hktdc.com/so 

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

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

About the HKTDC
A statutory body 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 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com 

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