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IFPI(Hong Kong Group) and TDC to stage the first Hong Kong Music Fair in March

Pop singers support the first Hong Kong Music Fair
Group photo taken at the launching ceremony
Mr. Peter Kam, composer of Isabella and his 'Silver Bear Award"
Mr. Paul Fonoroff And Mr. Elvin Wong show their precious collectables
Chairman of the Hong Kong Music Fair organising committee Mr. Ng Yu
Chairman of IFPI (Hong Kong Group) Mr. Hung Tik

The IFPI (Hong Kong Group) and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) will be co-organising the first ever Hong Kong Music Fair from March 21-23 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

The Music Fair will be held concurrently with TDC's FILMART, which is Asia's premier film and entertainment market.

The inaugural event is attracting some 60 exhibitors including record companies, music publishers, mobile phone makers and service providers, portable music device manufacturers and vendors, Internet music service providers, digital music entertainment and production companies, karaoke operators and system providers.

Chairman of the fair organising committee Mr. Ng Yu says that the Hong Kong Music Fair will provide an ideal platform for industry players to network, promote and to explore business opportunities.

Canto-pop will be a focus of the Fair. It is a major component of the Hong Kong music and entertainment business and has been very popular in the Chinese mainland and Asian markets.

The Fair will also explore new directions of the music industry from a technological perspective.

"The industry is now challenged by new technologies. The Fair will provide a platform for players to explore cross-media partnership and marketing strategies to align with new trends in music product consumption," said Mr. Ng.

Mainland and local officials will be invited to speak at seminars during the fair to discuss the business environment, policy and entry strategies of the mainland music market.

Officiating guests at the Fair's opening on March 21 will include Secretary for Home Affairs Dr. The Honourable Patrick Ho, Director of Broadcasting Mr. Chu Pui Hing, Legislative Councillor Mr. Timothy Fok, Chairman of IFPI Hong Kong Mr. Hung Tik and Mr. Ng Yu.

In addition to business-to-business events, IFPI (Hong Kong Group) and Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) will co-organise public programmes in the evenings throughout the fair period. These public programmes are supported by the Home Affairs Bureau.

One of the highlights will be the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the launch of the first Chinese album. Singers in Hong Kong will be invited to participate. A forum will be held to discuss the future of Hong Kong music industry and development of Canto-pop.

A public exhibition China Music Record Centennial Exhibition featuring photos and historical artefacts of the local music industry will be on display at Atrium Link 2 of HKCEC

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Hong Kong Music Fair
Organisers: IFPI (Hong Kong Group) & Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Date: March 21 - 23
Opening Hours : 10:30am - 5:00pm
Venue : Hall 2B, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, 1 Harbour Road
Visitors from related industries aged 18 or above are welcome
Visitors registration:http://www.hkfilmart.com/hkmf_form.pdf

Celebration on 100th Anniversary of Chinese Records
Organiser : IFPI (Hong Kong Group)
Supporting units : Home Affairs Bureau, RTHK & TVB
Date : March 21 - 23
Opening Hours : 6:00pm - 9:30pm
Venue : Hall 2B, HKCEC, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai

China Music Record Centennial Exhibition
Date : March 21 - 23
Opening Hours : Whole Day
Venue : Atrium Link 2, HKCEC, 1 Harbour Road, Wanchai

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