6th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair Attracts 18,000 Buyers
More than 18,000 buyers from 112 countries and regions took part in the 6th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition).
The four-day exhibition, held April 6-9 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, drew nearly 1,100 exhibitors from 14 countries and regions, a new exhibitor record for the fair.
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau saidthat buyer attendance from the United States, Canada, Italy, the Netherlands, Thailand and Poland recorded double-digit percentage growth.
The HKTDC arranged for 53 buying missions, counting more than 3,500 international buyers, to visit the fair. These included such major importers and distributors as the US’ Home Depot, the Chinese mainland’s GE Lighting, Malaysia’s ML Lamp & Electrical Supply, Poland’s Zuma Line, Russia’s Ledru and Palantir, and the United Arab Emirates’ Light Vision LLC.
Hong Kong exhibitor SKN Global Ltd presented the worldwide launch of Ford lighting at the fair. Company Managing Director Frank Kauer said the fair had attracted quality buyers from all over the world. “We have received a lot of enquiries from many international buyers, including those from Europe, South Africa, Southeast Asia and the US,” he added.
Jim Hardaway, vice president of lighting brand Viribright, said he expected business to grow by more than 20 percent, despite the continuing drop in LED prices, thanks to improving market conditions in Europe and North America.
Hardaway met with key buyers from the Middle East, Spain, Mexico and Australia, all interested in green lighting products and high efficiency LED lighting. Some of the buyers ordered samples on site.
The Spring Lighting Fair’s Small-Order Zone featured some 400 showcases, offering about 4,000 products.
These were available in minimum orders ranging from five pieces to 1,000. The zone attracted more than 8,300 buyer visits during the four-day fair period, generating over 20,000 business enquiries.