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Over 90,000 Buyers Attend Electronics Fair, ICT Expo
Popular Small-Order Zone Attracts More than 23,000 Buyers

17 April 2013 – The HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the HKTDC International ICT Expo, which ended yesterday, welcomed more than 90,000 buyers from around the world, up six per cent over the previous year. Some 3,250 exhibitors attended the two fairs, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).  

Buyers came from 150 countries and regions. Apart from Hong Kong, the majority were from Australia, Brazil, the Chinese mainland, France, Germany, Taiwan, India, Japan, Korea, Russia, Turkey and the United States. Emerging market buyers recording double-digit increases included India (+10 per cent), Poland (+32 per cent), Russia (+10 per cent), South Africa (+15 per cent) and Thailand (+19 per cent). Such internationally known brands, chain stores, retailers and online stores as buy360.com and Light in the Box from the mainland, 100% Stores NZ from New Zealand, Amorn from Thailand, Kensington from the US, Lazada Indonesia from Indonesia, nTec from Poland, Ozon.ru from Russia, Taurus from Spain and the ITL Group from the United Arab Emirates took part in the fair. 

New Buying Season
“The fairs successfully kick-started a new buying season,” said Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC. “The two fairs help boost business and capture opportunities all year.”  

The Small-Order Zone featured more than 320 showcases and attracted over 23,000 buyers. 

International in Scope
“Compared to similar trade fairs in the mainland, the Spring Electronics Fair is more international and more creatively implemented,” said first-time attendee Tao Shi, Vice President and Retail General Manager of buy360.com. Targeting the needs of its high-end consumers, Mr Tao indicated that buy360.com would focus on sourcing small, life-enhancing electrical appliances, adding that electronic healthcare devices offer great potential this year, given environmental problems on the Chinese mainland.  

Mobile Accessories
Anees Mohamed, Commerce Department Manager of South Africa’s Impact Video, said that the country’s surging demand for mobile phones and tablet computers has accelerated accessories’ sales as well. The company’s purchasing budget has increased from US$250,000 to US$500,000, and Ms Mohamed said that she would be sourcing smart mobile phone accessories, including protective cases.  

Mexhomok has 35 stores in Russia, specialising in mobile electronics devices and household appliances. Purchasing Manager Igor Makrushin anticipates a 10 per cent increase in sales this year, adding that he would be sourcing protective cases, chargers and kitchen appliances, products seeing enormous demand in Russia.

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The Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the International ICT Expo drew more than 90,000 buyers over their four-day shows

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Electronics Fair exhibitor Tunbow received many buyer enquiries for its automatic coffee machine

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Fair buyers were attracted to such distinctive products as the Top-Union Industrial amplifier, shaped like a Nissan sports car

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Ezequiel Mignini, an engineer with German exhibitor Thonet & Vander, met large-scale retailers from the US and India, with the Indian buyer ordering samples of the company’s Bluetooth 2.0 amplifiers

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International ICT Expo exhibitor Cherrypicks showcased a transparent display screen that can be controlled by touch

Fair Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8PAKP2OuQU

Fair Websites
Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition): www.hktdc.com/hkelectronicsfairse
International ICT Expo: www.hktdc.com/ictexpo  

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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