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Hong Kong Electronics Fair & electronicAsia Open Today
Around 4,100 Exhibitors at World's Largest Electronics Marketplace

HONG KONG, Oct 13, 2014 - (ACN Newswire) - The 34th HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and the 18th electronicAsia open at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) today. The Electronics Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and electronicAsia, which is jointly organised by MMI Asia Pte Ltd and HKTDC, run from 13-16 October. A total of some 4,100 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions are participating in the event, making it the world's largest electronics marketplace. Over 130 buying missions consisting of more than 9,900 trade buyers from 68 countries and regions will visit the twin fairs.


Hong Kong Electronics Fair & electronicAsia Open Today


This year's event places additional focus on wearable technology, 3D printing and gadgets that promote good health, according to Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC. "There is an increasing demand for new creative solutions in these sectors of the electronics market," Mr Chau said. "Reflecting this trend, we have introduced two new product zones, 3D Printing and Wearable Electronics, and there is a dedicated showcase area to present the latest wearable gadgets."

Electronics Fair

The Hong Kong Electronics Fair will welcome a Bulgarian exhibitor for the first time. The Hall of Fame continues to be a popular feature of the fair, spotlighting over 510 leading brands and stylish products including HP, Motorola, Oregon Scientific and VTech, as well as first-time participation by Ford and GP Batteries.

New Dimensions

Among the innovative products at the fair, a number of wearable devices promote personal well-being by monitoring the wearer's activity, calorie burning and heart rate levels. Smart healthcare products are also in focus with new devices that monitor body weight and blood pressure and ease pain. There are other overarching product categories at the fair including smart home appliances, in-vehicle gadgets, audio visual products, electronic gaming and personal electronics.

electronicAsia

electronicAsia creates an unrivalled platform for suppliers of electronic components and production technologies such as PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards), assemblies, display technologies and solar photovoltaic technologies. A new Printed Circuit Board zone will be launched this year. Meanwhile, the World of Display Technology zone will feature some of the latest visualisation technologies such as an enhanced 3D video system which enables broadcasters to transmit a single video service to 2D and 3D audiences. The zone includes leading corporations such as SISVEL, Truly Semiconductors and You-Eal Corporation. Other highlights of electronicAsia include: Key Components for Smart Devices; World of Solar; and, Hong Kong Metal Parts & Components Pavilion. During the fair, a number of new and innovative products will be introduced by different exhibitors.

Thought Leadership

Various high-level information-sharing events will take place during the fair period. The 10th Asian Electronics Forum (AEF), being staged in Hong Kong for the second time, is a highlight of this year's fair with a strong line-up of speakers from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, India, Japan and Taiwan. Elsewhere, Buyer Forums focus on the theme of "Opportunities in Emerging Markets" with the spotlight on Argentina and Poland (13 Oct) followed by the Middle East and Brazil (15 Oct). On the topic of product development, the Hong Kong Electronic Industry Summit takes the theme of "Latest Trend of Robotics Industry". Keynote speakers at the Summit include Prof. Xi Ning of the City University of Hong Kong and Dr David Hanson, CEO of United States-based Hanson Robotics which is renowned for its development of life-like humanoid robots.

Making Contact

Several networking events are scheduled during the fair period, including the Joint Networking Reception and HKEIA (Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association) Award Presentation 2014 being held this evening. A product demonstration of the award-winning innovations will take place in Hall 1D from 11am to 12.30 pm tomorrow (14 Oct).

Small Orders, Big Prospects

In response to the growing demand of smaller and frequent orders, Small-Order Zone is back with 400 showcases on display, offering some 4,000 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.

Electronic Trade

Hong Kong is among the major trading hubs in the Asia Pacific for electronic products and components. In 2013, the value of Hong Kong's exports of electronics products reached US$270 billion, representing a 6.7 per cent increase compared to 2012. The top five markets were the Chinese mainland, United States, Japan, Taiwan and Korea. In the first eight months of 2014, the value of Hong Kong exports grew to US$183 billion, which is a 6 per cent increase compared to the same period last year.

Fair Websites

HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition): www.hktdc.com/hkelectronicsfairae
electronicAsia: http://electronicasia.com

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About HKTDC

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

Contact:
HKTDC
Corporate Communication Department
Joe Kainz
Tel: +852 2584 4216
Email: [email protected]


Source: HKTDC

Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Trade Shows, Daily Finance, Daily News
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