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HONG KONG, Oct 27, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - The 16th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), runs until 30 October.
|Hong Kong International Lighting Fair Opens Today|
Some 2,500 exhibitors from 37 countries and regions, including new participants from Lithuania, Mexico and Portugal, showcase the latest lighting products, technologies and smart lighting solutions.
To maximise business opportunities for exhibitors, the HKTDC has brought together 73 buying missions comprising nearly 5,900 buyers from 4,000 companies around the world for this event. These include a number of renowned distributors from emerging markets, such as Evrosvet and Light Time Group from Russia, Crompton Greaves Ltd and Future Retail Pvt Ltd from India, Adrilux Polska and IQ Led from Poland and Al Abdul Karim Holding Company from Saudi Arabia.
The fair features leading brands at the popular Hall of Aurora, which returns this year with over 490 worldwide brands, including CREE, MEGAMAN, Neo-Neon, Panasonic, Philips and Ford. Hall of Aurora provides an ideal venue for buyers to source high-quality products based on design, quality and performance.
At the LED & Green Lighting zone, more than 850 exhibitors are displaying a variety of LED and environmentally-friendly indoor and outdoor lighting products for residential and commercial use, including such sectors as advertising, retail and architecture.
In The Zone
Other zones include Advertising Lighting featuring products such as display panels, light boxes and neon signs. The Smart Lighting & Solutions zone showcases lighting design services and software as well as management system and control panel solutions. There are also zones for Commercial Lighting, Household Lighting, Outdoor Lighting, Testing, Certification & Inspection, Trade Service & Publication and Lighting Accessories, Parts & Components. The Avenue of Inspiration spotlights young designers and startups with lighting design capabilities.
Small Orders, Big Prospects
In response to the growing demand of smaller and frequent orders, Small-Order Zone is back with 160 showcases on display, offering more than 1,600 products in minimum orders ranging from five to 1,000 pieces. The online Small-Order Zone has been transformed from an enquiry based to a transactional platform in April 2014, facilitating SMEs to expand their businesses riding on the global e-commerce trends.
Experts in the lighting industry will share their knowledge and experience during a variety of seminars throughout the fair period. Topics to be covered include the prospects for the global lighting market, the latest industry standards and requirements for LED products, Hong Kong's accredited testing and certification services and development trends of mature and emerging markets. A seminar on "Lighting for a Connected World" will take a close look at the sensors and networks that are likely to shape future lighting trends.
In the Limelight
Winners of the My Favourite Lighting Products 2014 will be announced at tonight's Networking Reception. Visitors can check out the winning products on display during the fair period at Hall 1A Concourse of the HKCEC under three categories: Architectural/Commercial Lighting, Decorative Household Lighting, and Outdoor Lighting.
In addition to HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition), two other fairs are also being held at AsiaWorld-Expo: Eco Expo Asia and HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Hardware Fair (29 Oct-1 Nov). The parallel fairs help to generate cross-over business opportunities between the exhibitions and attract more buyers to the events.
Hong Kong is an industry leader with the total value of lighting product exports reaching about US$0.9 billion in the first eight months of 2014. The United States, the Chinese mainland, Japan, Germany and France are Hong Kong's top five markets for lighting products.
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Fair website: http://www.hktdc.com/hklightingfairae
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via trade publications, research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn.
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