13 April 2013
Spring Electronics Fair Opens with New Exhibitor Record
Exhibitor High as well for Twin Fair International ICT Expo
13 April 2013 – More than 3,250 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions are taking part in the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the HKTDC International ICT Expo, which opened today and continue through 16 April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
The two fairs, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), are presenting the latest electronics products, alongside innovative information and communication technology products, giving buyers a wide variety of sourcing opportunities across the two sectors.
Asia’s largest spring electronics show, the Electronics Fair features group pavilions from the mainland, Korea and Taiwan. Highlights include the new Bags and Cases zone, located in Hall 5G. The fair’s Hall of Fame returns with some 500 leading brands, including Coby, Coway, Goodway, Haier, Lenco, Otic, TCL, Telefunken and new exhibitors Polaroid and Promate.
At the Invention Zone, in the Hall 5FG Concourse, patent-registered or patent-pending products from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and Korea are on display. The Mobile Devices & Accessories zone features more than 100 exhibitors, while the popular Small-Order Zone, located at the Expo Drive Entrance, offers buyers more than 320 product showcases.
Special fair events include product-launching sessions and networking events. Seminars range from smart device, wireless charging, innovation strategies and consumer electronics trends to testing and certification in Hong Kong and regulations for exporting products to Japan.
ICT Expo Turns 10
The Hong Kong International ICT Expo turns 10 this year in fine fashion, welcoming more than 600 exhibitors from around the world, a new exhibitor record for the fair. Group pavilions from Australia, Canada, the Chinese mainland, India, New Zealand and Taiwan are participating.
The expo’s new Apps zone brings together buyers and mobile app experts. Returning are the Business Apps on Cloud & Mobile zone, featuring the latest cloud-computing solutions, and the Home-grown Innovations zone, showcasing innovations from the Hong Kong Science & Technology Park, Cyberport, local tertiary and research institutions and Hong Kong ICT Award winners. The SME IT Clinic offers free IT consultancy services to buyers, exhibitors and fair visitors.
In the Clouds
The fair’s opening-day programme includes two forums on cloud applications. Two forums also take place Monday afternoon, one focusing on Canadian technology partnering, the other on Shenzhen-Hong Kong e-commerce opportunities. Seminars over the expo’s four days examine software copyright practices, social media, retail innovation, smartphones and tablets, and other industry trends and issues.
Together, the two fairs have attracted 150 buying missions representing nearly 10,000 buyers.
In 2012, Hong Kong exported HK$1.98 trillion (US$254 billion) worth of electronics products, up seven per cent over 2011. The Chinese mainland, the United States, Japan, Taiwan and Korea were Hong Kong’s top export markets. Last year, exports of information technology products totalled HK$427 billion (US$55 billion), up 12.5 per cent over the previous year. Top export markets were the mainland, the US, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia.
Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition): www.hktdc.com/hkelectronicsfairse
International ICT Expo: www.hktdc.com/ictexpo
Please contact the HKTDC's Corporate Communication Department:
Joe Kainz Tel: (852) 2584 4216 Email: email@example.com
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.