Asia's largest electronics trade fair expands with new zone in adjacent centre
19 June, 2008 - Running from 13 to 16 October 2008, the 28th edition of HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) will bring together more than 2,500 electronics industry suppliers at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and the Hong Kong Exhibition Centre.
Backed by its 28-year history of excellence, the fair is the biggest electronics event of its kind in Asia, and the second largest in the world. This year, a new section, the In-Vehicle Electronics & GPS Zone, will be introduced, providing additional opportunities for buyers to find new suppliers and products.
The new zone will be located in the Hong Kong Exhibition Centre, in China Resources Building, adjacent to HKCEC. The creation of the In-Vehicle Electronics & GPS Zone is a response to the rapid growth of this exciting industry sector.
Brand name products are always in high demand among consumers. The Hall of Fame is an impressive showcase presenting companies which place a strong emphasis on design and which create collections of branded electronic goods. Other popular zones within the Autumn Edition include Digital World, Home Tech, and the Technology Exchange Zone.
The electronics industry makes a huge contribution to Hong Kong's economy. It is the largest merchandise export earner, accounting for around 50% of Hong Kong's total exports in 2007. In 2008, the industry continues to be prosperous. For the first four months of 2008, Hong Kong's total exports of electronics products reached US58.4 billion (HK$455.8 billion), a 14% increase over the same period last year. Exports to emerging markets such as India (+59.4%), Poland (+51.7%), Russia (+47.4%), Turkey (+40.2%) and Vietnam (+60.8%) are rising briskly.
The strong potential of the industry will certainly attract a large number of buyers from all over the world. Last year, more than 58,000 professional buyers from 160 countries and regions visited the fair. Mohammad Arif Chara, General Manager of @ electric-avenue Trading Co. (L.L.C.) in UAE, has been sourcing at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) for 17 years. "Hong Kong has a very special commercial flavour and what I like best about dealing with my suppliers at this fair is that they are honest and committed. For me, the quality to price ratio is the best in Hong Kong", said Chara. Of Chara's 43 main suppliers, 28 of them are based in Hong Kong.
electronicAsia, a trading platform for components, parts, assemblies, services and technology will run concurrently with the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition). The two fairs will bring unique sourcing experiences for the international buyers.
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