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Twin Trade Fairs Tap Asian Consumer Boom
Building Products, Sports Source Asia Open at AsiaWorld-Expo

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Sports Source Asia, which opened today at AsiaWorld-Expo, welcomes 180 exhibitors from eight countries and regions, along with group pavilions from India, Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan

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  The HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials & Hardware Fair, which also opened today, attracts international buyers, keen to see what the Chinese mainland market can offer
27 October 2011 – Two diverse trade fairs tapping Asia’s booming markets – the HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials & Hardware Fair, and Sports Source Asia – opened today and continue through 29 October at AsiaWorld-Expo. 

Mainland Pavilions
The sixth edition of the building fair features about 150 exhibitors from eight countries and regions: Austria, the Chinese mainland, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, Singapore and Taiwan. They include two new group pavilions, from Jiangmen and Xiamen.

Kitchen and Bath
New this year, the World of Kitchen & Bath, showcases bathroom fixtures, cabinets, ceramics and sanitary ware, as well as counter tops, green design, hardware, technology, wall and flooring materials and more. Other key product zones include Building & Decorative Hardware, Building Technology, Ceiling & Curtain Walls, Ceramics, Stone & Marble, Coating & Chemicals, Doors & Windows, Furniture, Green Building, Indoor Decorative Materials, and Testing, Inspection & Certification.

A host of special events include seminars on “Green Building Standards & Certification” and “Design Trends on Kitchen & Bath Hardware,” as well as a conference spotlighting the “Latest Building Design Trends and the Application of Green Building Materials.”

Sporting Success
Organised with MMI Asia Pte Ltd (MMI), the fifth edition of Sports Source Asia welcomes 180 exhibitors from eight countries and regions, along with group pavilions from India, Korea, Pakistan and Taiwan.

Exhibitors showcase their products in several popular sourcing sectors: the Premium Zone, Fitness Zone, Sportswear & Shoes, Sports Equipment & Accessories, and Fabrics & Materials. In addition, the Outdoor Sports Zone showcases the most updated outdoor sporting goods and accessories. 

Sports Fashion on Parade
Highlights include two sessions of the Sportswear Parade Show, featuring models wearing the latest sports clothing and accessories, and The Athletes’ Square, spotlighting sportswear and shoe insoles in one session, and air-shot guns and war games gear in the other. Seminars on “What the Booming Sports Market in the Chinese Mainland Means” and “A Closer Look at the Polish and Central European Sports Markets” should attract the attention of exhibitors and trade visitors keen to explore these markets.

Profitable Industries
Both industries are growing solidly, with Hong Kong’s building materials exports (including hardware) reaching US$10.3 billion from January to August 2011, up 12 per cent over the same period last year. Sporting good exports, meanwhile, jumped five per cent, year-on-year, to US$3.6 billion, in the first eight months of 2011.

Concurrent Fairs
Eco Expo Asia takes place, 26-29 October, at AsiaWorld-Expo, while the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) runs 27-30 October, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. A free bus service will shuttle fairgoers between the two sites throughout the fairs.

Fair Websites
Building and Hardware Fair: www.hktdc.com/hkbdh
Sports Source Asia: www.sportssource-asia.com
Eco Expo Asia:  www.ecoexpoasia.com/ 
Lighting Fair: www.hktdc.com/hklightingfairae

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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