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World’s Top Electronics Fair to Spotlight Consumer Products
Electronics, Components & Lighting Shows Open Next Month

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At a press conference today, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau (left) and HKTDC Electronics/Electrical Appliances Industries Advisory Committee Chairman Professor KB Chan announce details of the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), electronicAsia and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition)

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Among the products to be featured at the Lighting Fair is this LED Neon-Flex. Waterproof, it can be bent by hand into various shapes without breaking, and installed in minutes

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This phone case is made of natural wood. A variety of patterns can be engraved on the wood case with a 3D laser. The case  will be on display at the Electronics Fair’s new Bags and Cases zone

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This 3D touchscreen monitor projects advertisements and graphics in 3D

27 September 2012 – The HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), the largest show of its kind in the world, and electronicAsia will take place, 13-16 October, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, while the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), Asia’s largest autumn lighting fair, will be held 27-30 October. 

The 32nd edition of the Electronics Fair and the 16th edition of electronicAsia will feature nearly 3,900 exhibitors. The Electronics Fair alone will attract exhibitors from 28 countries and regions, including first-time participant Lithuania, along with pavilions representing the Chinese mainland, the country’s Fujian and Jiangmen provinces, Korea and Taiwan. 

Smart-Tech Spotlights
Electronics Fair highlights include the new Bags and Cases zone. Together with the expanded Mobile Devices and Accessories zone, the two zones will feature 115 exhibitors showcasing tablet PCs, smartphones and related accessories.

The Hall of Fame will present consumer electronics with stylish design and outstanding functions. Among the 400 brands taking part are Alcatel, Motorola, Philips, Pierre Cardin, VTech and Westinghouse. The Invention Zone will return with the latest innovations from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Many of the products there will make their debut at the fair and have yet to be launched in the market.

The Hong Kong Electronic Industry Summit, 13 October, will focus on the latest applications for smart devices, while the 14 October Buyer Forum will spotlight Poland’s market potential. A series of seminars will showcase market opportunities, e-retailing strategies, smart TV display technology and its market developments and regulatory updates on electronics and electrical products.

The presentation ceremony for the Hong Kong Electronics Industry Association Award for Outstanding Innovation & Technology Products will take place on 13 October, with the winning products presentation on 15 October.

Pavilions from the Chinese mainland, Japan, Korea and Thailand will take part in electronicAsia. Jointly organised by the HKTDC and MMI Asia Pte Ltd, the show will launch the new Key Components for Smart Devices zone featuring a range of products, including connectors, touch panels, LED backlight and metal cases for smartphones and tablets.

Solar Technology
The World of Solar will present a variety of solar technology, including modules, inverters and batteries, as well as thermal systems and thin-film flat panels. Such major companies as SISVEL, Truly Semiconductors and You-Eal Corporation are expected at the World of Display Technology.

Industry players will explore new applications of solar technology for electronics products at the World of Solar Conference, 13 October. A joint networking reception will be held for both electronicAsia and Electronics Fair participants.

Lighting up Advertising
The HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will host 2,175 exhibitors from 36 countries and regions, a new exhibitor record. The Czech Republic will participate for the first time.

The new Advertising Lighting zone will spotlight exhibitors specialising in lighting for advertising, offering such products as LED display panels, light boxes and neon signs. Also debuting will be the Batteries/Transformers/Drivers section. The Hall of Aurora, dedicated to brand lighting products, will return with more than 430 brands from 27 countries and regions. They include Bridgelux, Neo-Neon, Philips, Seoul Semiconductor and Viri Bright. 

Green Glow
LED, energy-saving and other environmentally friendly products from more than 800 exhibitors will be showcased in the LED & Green Lighting zone. Other theme zones include Commercial Lighting, Outdoor Lighting, Household Lighting, and Lighting Accessories, Parts & Components. Seminars will focus on the global LED lighting market, the application of innovative LED technology, standards and certification for LED lighting products and lighting design and technology. 

Other events include the Hong Kong Solid State Lighting Industry Conference (30 October), the inaugural Hong Kong International Lighting Products Award presentation ceremony (27 October) and the winning products’ presentation (28 October). Winning pieces in four categories – Light Source, Architectural/Commercial Lighting, Decorative Indoor Lighting and Outdoor Lighting – will be on display in Hall 1A Concourse throughout the fair. 

Big Business in Small Orders
For the first time, the Autumn Electronics and Autumn Lighting fairs will feature the Small-Order Zone. Located at Expo Drive Entrance, the zone in each fair will showcase more than a thousand quality products from over 200 suppliers. Buyers can also find the Small-Order Zone at the HKTDC online marketplace (www.hktdc.com/so), offering more than 46,000 products available in small quantities. Since January, the online zone has received nearly 80,000 trade enquiries.

Fair Websites
HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition): http://www.hkelectronicsfairae.com/
electronicAsia: http://www.electronicasia.com/
HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition): www.hktdc.com/hklightingfair

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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