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Second Spring electronics show has even more to offer

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Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology Mr. John Tsang, who is the officiating guest of the fair, used a latest model of video phone to make a call.
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Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the International Information Communication Technology Expo open today (April 14). Thousands of overseas visitors flock to Convention and Exhibition Centre to source a wide array of electronics and communication products.

Over 1,900 exhibitors from around the world will showcase new ideas, new technology, new designs and new products at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) this week (April 14 - 17), reinforcing Hong Kong's position as a regional electronics hub.

The show this year returns even stronger. Exhibitors increased by 30 percent over the 2004 event.

The Spring Electronics Fair was introduced in April last year as a complementary edition of the Trade Development Council's (TDC) October electronics show.

Secretary for Commerce, Industry and Technology Mr. John Tsang, Chairman of TDC's Electronics and Electrical Appliances Advisory Committee Dr. Allan Wong, and TDC's Deputy Executive Director Mr. Alan Wong officiated at the opening ceremony of the Fair this morning (April 14).

The Chinese mainland, Korea and Taiwan - three of the world's electronics industry giants - have all formed group pavilions to showcase their products and expertise.

Buyers may visit various new sections of the Fair including Digital Imaging, Healthcare Electronics and Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS). There is also a strong display of audio & visual products, electronic accessories, personal electronics and home appliances.

60 buying missions from 38 countries and regions, representing 1,818 companies, will be visiting the fair.

Highlights of the Fair include:

  • International ICT Expo, a concurrent fair which provides a marketplace for information, communications and technology solutions and services. There are over 500 companies from around the world taking part with 11 theme zones;
  • Hong Kong Electronic Parts Procurement Square, a JETRO Hong Kong supported initiative at the Fair. It houses Japanese electronics companies wanting to source electronic parts and components for production. Potential suppliers can visit the square to explore co-operation opportunities with top Japanese brands;
  • Metal Parts & Components Pavilion, organised by the Hong Kong Metals Manufacturers Association
  • A strong line-up of seminars and conferences on tripartite partnership among Hong Kong, Chinese mainland and overseas companies, green production, Japan's business opportunities, wireless business development and retail technology.

Hong Kong exports of electronics products increased by 24 percent in 2004 to US$116.3 billion over 2003. While sales to the US edged up by 11 percent, exports to EU and Japan surged by 28 percent and 23 percent respectively in the same period. Sales to the Chinese mainland, consisting mainly of parts and components, also surged by 28% in the period.

Official websites:

Spring Electronics Fair: http://hkelectronicsfairse.com
ICT Expo: http://ictexpo.com/
Conference and seminars schedule: http://hkelectronicsfairse.com/evt_schdt/event.htm
Profile of Hong Kong's electronics industry: http://www.tdctrade.com/main/industries/t2_2_11.htm
Profile of Hong Kong's IT industry: http://www.tdctrade.com/main/si/spinte.htm
Profile of Hong Kong's telecommunication industry: http://www.tdctrade.com/main/si/sptelc.htm

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