HONG KONG: Three April fairs will showcase the latest products and marketing trends in lighting, electronics, and information and communications technology, beginning next week, at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC).
Lighting the way
The fifth edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) opens next Saturday (6 April) and continues through 9 April.
The four-day event is expected to attract more than 1,000 exhibitors, including from the Chinese mainland, France, Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States, as well as new exhibitors from Finland, Greece, India, Macau and the United Kingdom.
Fair highlights include two new zones: the Hall of Display World, showcasing the latest innovations in advertising lighting and the World of Chandeliers, featuring chandeliers for sophisticated settings. Other highlights include the Hall of Aurora, showcasing quality brand products, and the Hall of LED and Green Lighting. The Asian Lighting Forum as well as seminars on the latest trends in technology, design and regulations in lighting products, will also take place.
Electronics and ICT innovations
The HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and HKTDC International ICT Expo, 13-16 April, will welcome more than 3,200 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions to the HKCEC. Asia’s largest spring electronics fair will feature exhibitor pavilions from the Chinese mainland, Korea and Taiwan.
New product zone
The latest electronics products will be displayed in several key product zones, including Eco-friendly Products, Mobile Devices and Accessories, and Smart Homes. A new zone, Bags and Cases, caters to the growing demand for mobile device accessories. The fair’s Hall of Fame will return with some 500 leading brands, including Coby, Coway, Goodway, Haier, Lenco, Otic, TCL, Telefunken, and new exhibitors, Polaroid and Promate.
A series of seminars will spotlight trends in smart devices, wireless charging and other technology applications on consumer electronics and mobile device apps, as well as EMC regulations, and testing and certification. Philips will also release its new research findings on innovation at the fair.
ICT Expo will present exhibitor pavilions from Australia, Canada, the mainland and India. The expo will spotlight the new Apps Zone, connecting buyers with mobile application experts. Other highlights will include the Business Apps on Cloud and Mobile, featuring the latest cloud computing solutions, the Home-grown Innovations Zone, showcasing local innovations from the Hong Kong Science & Technology Parks, Cyberport and local tertiary and research institutions.
Forums and seminars will look at such timely topics as ICT solutions for SMEs, cloud and mobile applications opportunities, cloud computing trends on the mainland, and mobile payment technology such as Near Field Communication, market analysis on social media and software copyrights practices.
In 2012, Hong Kong exported HK$1.9 trillion ($254 billion) in electronics products, up 7 percent over 2011. Exports of information and communication technology products totalled HK$427 billion ($55 billion) in value, up 12.5 percent over the previous year.
This year will see the return of the Small-Order Zone at the three fairs, offering thousands of products from more than 320 suppliers in a series of showcases at the Expo Drive entrance.