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Over 3,000 Exhibitors Participate in TDC's Electronics Fairs

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Guests introduce the latest electronic gadgets to be displayed at the upcoming Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition).

Keen global demand for electronics and parts has boosted Hong Kong's exports in the first eight months of 2006. Industry players are optimistic about the turnout of buyers expected at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and electronicAsia to be held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 13 - 16, 2006.

Chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (TDC) Electronics/ Electrical Appliances Industry Advisory Committee, Dr Roy Chung said: "In the first 8 months of 2006, Hong Kong electronics exports reached US$96.9 billion, an increase of 14% over the same period last year. The strong response of exhibitors participating in the upcoming Hong Kong Electronics Fair also reflects the positive outlook of the industry. This year, the total number of exhibitors is close to 2,500 as compared to 1,538 in year 2000. Over 3,700 booths will be set up this year."

Held concurrently with the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), electronicAsia will have about 540 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions and over 700 booths. The fair is jointly organised by the TDC and MMI-Munich International Trade Fairs Pte Ltd.

"The Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) is the largest trade fair of its kind in Asia and ranks number 2 in the world," said TDC's Assistant Executive Director, Mr Benjamin Chau at the press briefing.

The fair has attracted close to 2,500 exhibitors from 29 countries and regions, a 17% increase over last year with first-time participants from Hungary, Spain, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Ireland and Denmark. A number of notable brands including Haier, Midea, Changhong, TCL, Hisense, GIEC, Galanz, Mobicool, OTO Bodycare, Duracell, Panda, VTech, Skyworth, Alco, Ngai Lik, Star Light, Fujikon and Goodway will be on display.

A wide variety of electronic products will be showcased, such as audio visual products, electronic accessories, home appliances, multimedia & electronic gaming, office automation & equipment, personal electronics & multi products, security products, telecommunications products and trade services.

To accommodate more exhibitors on its waiting list, the TDC is once again opening Expo Drive Hall, which offers an extra 330 booths. The Expo Drive Hall opened for business for the first time at the Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair in April earlier this year. Conveniently located near the main entrance along Expo Drive and equipped with professional lighting and ventilation systems, the new hall is a must-see for visitors.

Mr Chau introduced the special zones at the fair:

  • Hall of Fame - showcasing premium branded electronic goods from 158 exhibitors.
  • Digital World (New) - featuring digital entertainment devices offered by 188 exhibitors.
  • Home Tech (New) - showcasing intelligent home appliances and home security systems from 149 exhibitors.
  • Technology Exchange Zone - Universities and incubatees will show new research projects and prototypes.

In recent years, green manufacturing has become a hot topic for the electronics industry. Different countries and regions have enforced regulations which have a great impact on the overall operations of the industry.

Chairman of the Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association and the Hong Kong Green Manufacturing Alliance, Professor K B Chan said: "Most Hong Kong manufacturers have considerable experience in following the European Union's Directive WEEE which has been effective since last August and Directive RoHS enforced since this July. It is expected they can adapt to the RoHS-equivalent law of Administration on the Control of Pollution Caused by Electronic Information Products, to be promulgated by the Chinese mainland next year."

To keep Hong Kong's manufacturers abreast of the latest regulations adopted by the European Union and the Chinese mainland, a seminar titled "Latest RoHS & WEEE Policies and Enforcement" will be held during the fair period. Officials from the U.K. and Beijing as well as Professor K B Chan will be there to explain further details of the directives to participants.

A series of seminars will also be organised to address popular issues such as "Latest Regulations of ITE and AV Products in China/ International Market", "Electronics and Appliances Safety Symposium - Accessing the U.S. Market" and "Development and Future of Bluetooth Wireless Technology and its Applications."

At electronicAsia, buyers will be able to source a wide range of electronic parts, components and systems under one roof.

Related websites:

Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition): http://www.hkelectronicsfairae.com
electronicAsia: http://www.electronicasia.com
Profile of Hong Kong Electronics Industry: http://www.tdctrade.com/profile/electronics.htm

For press enquiries, please contact Ms Katherine Chan of TDC's Corporate Communication Department at 2584 4537.

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