200,000+ Global Buyers at HKTDC Autumn Fairs
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) has concluded its autumn fairs – 9,100 exhibitors from 56 countries were featured in the trade fairs held in October and November, up by 3.9% year-on-year (excluding the inaugural World of Outdoor Lighting & Lighting Accessories). The fairs also welcomed over 204,000 local and overseas buyers. According to the HKTDC, the eight events combined made an economic contribution of over US$155 million to Hong Kong’s economy.
Buyers from emerging markets and ASEAN countries including India, Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines recorded a double-digit percentage increase compared to last year. At the same time, buyers from North America and Europe increased 8.7% and 5.3% respectively.
HKTDC’s Small Orders Zone was featured at the electronics and lighting fairs and featured a total of 450 showcases offering over 4,400 products – buyers looking to place orders of between five and 1,000 pieces. More than 40,000 buyers visited hktdc.com Small Orders Zone.
During October and November, the HKTDC organised eight trade fairs: Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), electronicAsia, Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), Hong Kong Optical Fair, and Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair, held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC); while World of Outdoor Lighting & Lighting Accessories, Eco Expo Asia, and Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair, held at the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE).