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New Gadget Zones Debut at World’s Largest Electronics Fair
More than 3,700 Exhibitors Open Electronics Fair, electronicAsia


The HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and electrionicAsia opened today and run until 16 October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 3,700 exhibitors (and over 5,300 booths) from 28 countries and regions – a new exhibitor record – are on hand for the concurrent fairs


At a ceremony witnessed by the Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Greg So (middle, back row) an agreement setting out network-sharing arrangements for the launching of digital-audio broadcasting services in Hong Kong is signed today at the electronics fair. Those taking part include (left to right, front row): Digital Broadcasting Corporation HK Ltd Managing Director Morris Ho; Metro Broadcast Corporation Ltd Managing Director Bianca Ma; Phoenix U Radio Executive Head Carol Yu; and Acting Deputy Director of Broadcasting (Programmes) Tai Keen-man


3D TV is among the latest products on display at the electronics fair, which opened today 


Consumer electronics products are getting more stylish. A Hong Kong company launches a fashionable electronic blanket at the electronics fair


The growing popularity of mobile devices is creating demand for related accessories. At the electronics fair, a Hong Kong company launches an iPad dock with a telephone headset

13 October 2011 – Two new gadget zones take centre stage at the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and electronicAsia, which opened today and run until 16 October at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. 

More than 3,700 exhibitors (and over 5,300 booths) from 28 countries and regions – a new exhibitor record – are on hand for the concurrent electronics fairs. 

The twin fairs have attracted close to 130 buying missions representing more than 5,600 companies and over 9,300 buyers from 68 countries and regions. 

Some 3,100 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions are taking part in the 31st edition of the Electronics Fair. Among them are six group pavilions: the Chinese mainland, the Czech Republic, Fujian, Jiangmen, Korea and Taiwan. 

Smart Devices
The latest zones to debut at the world’s largest electronics event are:

  • The Mobile Device and Accessories Zone, with some 40 exhibitors presenting smart devices such as tablet PCs, smartphones and related products
  • The Invention Zone, a product-display area featuring innovations from the Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Hong Kong institutions and companies. The zone’s products are patent-registered or patent-pending, reflecting Hong Kong’s growing role as a regional intellectual property centre

Hall of Fame
Electronics Fair highlights include the Hall of Fame, with more than 400 high-quality brands on hand, as well as several other major display areas in the Hall 1 concourse, including: the Green Electronics Square, highlighting environmentally friendly products; Silver Market and Healthcare Electronics, featuring products for the elderly; and Mobile Devices and Accessories, presenting the very latest gadgets.

Computers & Peripherals, Healthcare Electronics, Home Appliances and In-Vehicle Electronics & Navigation Systems also have their own dedicated areas, while Hong Kong researchers and companies present their latest technology in the Technology Exchange Zone.

Green Electronics
Promotion, research and networking opportunities include a Product Demo & Launch Pad, as well as such seminars as Digital Audio Broadcasting, the Trend of Green Electronics and Taiwan Experience, RoHS Updates, Flat-Panel Display Products and Digital Devices, and Seizing Business Opportunities in Low-Carbon Electronics Production.

The concurrent electronicAsia features nearly 630 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions, as well as group pavilions from the Chinese mainland, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.

Highlights include the World of Display Technology, featuring the latest technology research, technical improvements and innovations, and the World of Solar, showcasing solar technology, components, products and services, and photovoltaic and renewable energy equipment and engineering.

Solar Conference
Special events at electronicAsia include the World of Solar Conference 2011 – Application of Photovoltaic and Energy Efficiency Systems in Buildings, featuring academics as well as representatives from GE Energy (China) and Building Technologies of Siemens Ltd.

Hong Kong exported electronics products worth US$217 billion in 2010, while shipments increased to US$157 billion in the first eight months of this year, up 12 per cent, year-on-year. 

Fair Websites
www.hkelectronicsfairae.com; www.electronicasia.com

Media Enquiries
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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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