" We are here promoting the easy-to-use performance sunscreen products under the brand of KINeSYS. The oil free, alcohol-free and hypoallergenic sunscreen products are made in Canada to provide UV protection. OIC Concept has secured the distributorship right for the brand in Asia Pacific. That's why we take advantage of HKTDC Sports Source Asia to promote the sunscreen to international buyers. Response have been very good. We have met some serious buyers from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia,Taiwan and New Zealand in the first day of exhibition. We certainly hope to develop business with them. This fair is the right platform for our business growth."
Sam Ko, Senior Marketing Manager, OIC Concept Limited, Hong Kong
"Today's responses from buyers have been fantastic. We have received strong interest from many international buyers including those from Japan, Korea, USA and countries in South America and Europe. Among the buyers are gym operators and sports goods wholesalers. They have taken samples of our training balls and bands that are designed for convenient training of different muscle groups and increasing strength of fingers, wrists, hands and shoulders. I am confident of concluding deals with them. Everything is great at the fair. We will definitely participate in the fair again next year."
Andy Taylor, Founder, USH Sporting and Martial Arts Supplies, Hong Kong
“Wilton Bradley is here for the first time promoting our action sports equipment brand Osprey and lifestyle clothing brand Urban Beach. Products on display include skateboards, skating wear and surf wear. The UK and Europe are currently our major markets and we are looking for distributors all over the world to expand our international presence. The Hong Kong fair has attracted some good quality buyers from different markets. People are here for reasons. We’ve established many good contacts including buyers from Brazil, USA, Japan, Hong Kong and Europe. I am sure we will be able to conclude some deals and get orders after further negotiation. Hong Kong is an international trading hub. We’ve also established an office here to drive our expansion worldwide.”
Ross Bradley, International Business Manager, Wilton Bradley (Hong Kong) Limited, Hong Kong
“We are introducing our innovative all-in-one fitness equipment RMT-Hydraulic Feature to buyers worldwide. Our original design makes use of the movement of water flows inside the equipment and boasts multiple functions for training your whole body as well as for physical therapy. We capitalise on the fair’s effective platform to reach out to buyers from different parts of the world. The responses have been better than expectation. Many buyers including those coming from Turkey, Indonesia, India, Uruguay and Japan have expressed interest in the fitness equipment. Among them are sports-related businesses, department stores and professionals in the medical field. Further talks will be held to explore cooperation. We are positive about the results.”
Eo Tang, Fitness Program Director, Aptess-Fit Limited, Hong Kong
“HKTDC Sports Source Asia is an important trade event for us every year. Our newly-developed ultra-light running shoes and latest sportswear collections are major highlights of this year’s exhibition. We’ve generated encouraging responses from a number of buyers again. We’ve met buyers from India, the Philippines, Korea, UAE, Russia, Canada, Colombia and Ecuador. This is a good start to build our business relationships. We appreciate very much HKTDC’s support and organisation. The quality of visitors is good. The cocktail reception has enhanced our networking with customers and the business matching service also facilitates business discussions.”
Jeffrey Li, Managing Director, Fujian Hongxing Erke Sports Goods Co., Ltd, Chinese mainland
"SC KANT is one of the biggest players in the distribution and wholesale business of specialty sports gear in Russia. We provide sports products in five major categories including cross-country, snowboard, ski, outdoor and biking gear. I am here for the first time looking for various sports items from socks and gloves to sleeping bags and other outdoor sports products. I have met six potential suppliers from Hong Kong, Chinese mainland, Taiwan and Malaysia in the first day of exhibition. Products include sleeping bags, tents and snowboard accessories. We will test the samples and get the price quotations before making orders. The amount of orders to be placed will be subject to further negotiation. Our company imports more than Euro 6 million worth of sports products from Far East every year. The Hong Kong fair is a good sourcing place and I would like to see it grow further."
Vinogradov Maxim, Vice-President, SC KANT, Russia
"Key Power specialises in the retailing and wholesale business of specialty sports goods. Currently, we operate eight shops in Singapore, two in Malaysia and one in Indonesia. This is our first visit to the Hong Kong fair. We've got what we are looking for here. We are in touch with three to four exhibitors from Chinese mainland who produce sports apparels, water bottles and socks. Sample orders have been made with them involving more than 10,000 pieces. We will provide our design to the suppliers so they can work out the specific products for us."
Robert Lu, Managing Director, Key Power International Pte Ltd, Singapore
"We are one of the biggest sports goods manufacturers in Thailand. Our factory facilities in Bangkok employ about 2,000 workers. We also import sports products for sale to department stores. At present, we source many of our products from Taiwan. The Hong Kong fair provides an opportunity to find new suppliers. I have found 10 exhibitors mainly from Chinese mainland at the fair for the supply of cycling wear and training equipment. I will place at least US$50,000 worth of orders initially. This is a rewarding visit. Exhibitors are being flexible in doing business and willing to accept smaller orders. I will visit the fair again."
Sasaluck Chokephaibulkit, Director, Football Thai Factory Sporting Goods Co., Ltd., Thailand
“Camping Maxx specialises in high quality camping equipment and survival gear. We provide a wide range of about 1,600 products such as sleeping bags, tents and knives for customers including the Boy Scouts of America. I am visiting the fair for the first time. Organisation has been great here. I’ve met an existing supplier at the fair and we are discussing about replacements orders for tents and sleeping bags. I’ve also identified a potential Chinese mainland supplier who produces polarised glasses with a unique design. We are targeting an initial order of US$50,000. This is an excellent fair with wonderful services. I expect the fair to grow bigger and bigger.”
Jerry Michael Shulman, President, Camping Maxx, USA
“Live Sports 365 is India’s premier online sports store and one of the fastest-growing companies in the sports field of the country. We are also engaged in wholesale of sports goods as well as sales to clubs, institutions and corporations. This is my first visit to the Hong Kong with particular interest in sports and fitness items. I am negotiating with two Chinese mainland exhibitors for the supply of sports socks. I’ve also found another two good companies who provide swimming accessories at very attractive prices. I reckon about US$250,000 worth of orders will be placed with the four suppliers. The fair has been well organised and HKTDC has been helpful setting up meetings for business exchanges.”
Chandra Sekhar Reddy G, Founder & CEO, Live Sports 365, India
"I am running a golf shop business in Prague. It has been a pleasant journey in Hong Kong. We are always looking for new products and innovative designs to expand our product lines. The Hong Kong fair has so many interesting things to offer. I have found several innovative items including cooling towels, gloves designed to reduce injury, specially-designed bikes and hand bands fitted with a body performance monitor. I consider placing an initial order of US$20,000. The amount of business can go up to US$50,000 subject to further negotiation. This is a successful fair and one of the best fairs I’ve ever attended. Organisation is perfect. I will definitely come again.”
Oldřich Newmann, CEO, Tradecon s.r.o., Czech Republic