Inaugural CENTRESTAGE Concludes with 8,300 Buyers
Organised by Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the inaugural CENTRESTAGE concluded recently, with close to 8,300 buyers from 71 countries and regions attending the show, in which about 40% were from Asia – excluding Hong Kong.
CENTRESTAGE took place Sept. 7-10, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), showcasing 200 fashion brands from 20 countries and regions. The four-day show also included seminars focused on fashion industry trends.
HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau, commented, “CENTRESTAGE is an ideal promotion and launch platform for international, especially Asian, fashion brands and designer labels.”
He added, “We are pleased that the debut event has captured the attention of the Asian fashion industry, successfully attracting fashion brands and buyers keen on expanding their Asian business to come and promote, source and launch new collections and explore cooperation opportunities. And it provides a platform for local new designers to showcase creative designs to media and buyers in the region.”
Running concurrently with CENTRESTAGE, the 35th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair attracted more than 20,000 buyers, a year-on-year increase of 2.4 percent.
Co-organised by HKTDC, Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association and The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades and Industries, the fair was held from 6th to 10th September.
The organisers reported buyer numbers from Asian markets posted strong growth as did buyers from Australia, Sweden. Russia, Canada, the U.S. and Iran.