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Hong Kong International Stationery Fair
The event offers a range of the latest stationery and back-to-school items, including artist supplies, children’s stationery, office equipment, educational systems, and writing instruments.
Economists' Pick 2 Jan 2018
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Russians Shop Earlier and Earlier for their Unusually Late Christmas
Although Christmas doesn't come to Russia until 7 January, many consumers now begin gift-buying in early November.
Economists' Pick 2 Jan 2018
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#DesignInspire: Tap Into Global Creativity in Hong Kong Multimedia
The best and brightest ideas from the world of contemporary design and innovation are on show at the 3-day DesignInspire exhibition, which explores the theme “Urbanovation: co-create a happy city.”
Multimedia 8 Dec 2017
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Exploring Vietnam’s Supply Chain Opportunities Multimedia
Vietnam’s economy is being driven by foreign investment inflows in its manufacturing sector, whose demand for imports of various industrial items is rising rapidly.
Multimedia 1 Dec 2017
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Looking at Vietnam’s Consumer Market for “Affordable Luxuries” Multimedia
Vietnamese consumers are increasingly purchasing fashionable and quality products to improve their living standards. To capture such demand, foreign brands and suppliers are increasingly selling medium-priced products as well as value-for-money items in the country.
Multimedia 24 Nov 2017
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The Philippines: Making Good Use of Manufacturing Advantages in Relocation Multimedia
The Philippines as an alternative manufacturing base enjoys a distinct edge compared with other relocation hotspots in Southeast Asia: its English-speaking workers, who are both skilled and trainable. This presents an attractive option to foreign investors confronted with the challenge of labour management and training in considering relocation and production diversification.
Multimedia 17 Nov 2017
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The Philippines: Smart Selling to the Consumer Market Multimedia
Driven by robust economic growth, the Philippines is a fast expanding consumer market capitalising on its demographic dividends and strong overseas receipts. Hong Kong companies able to meet young Filipino consumers’ demand for trendy lifestyle and electronics products and leverage new retail channels will have good chances of succeeding in the market.
Multimedia 14 Nov 2017
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In Style • Hong Kong in Kuala Lumpur Multimedia
Malaysian businesspeople and consumers have had a chance to sample Hong Kong’s lifestyle products and business services, during a major promotion held in Kuala Lumpur in late October till early November. The In Style • Hong Kong events, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), drew more than 4,100 people.
Multimedia 10 Nov 2017
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Restlessness and Fear for the Future Weigh Heavy on Tokyo Gift Show
Held just weeks before the announcements of Japan's snap general election, this year's Tokyo International Gift Show saw exhibitors fear for their future prosperity, while also being largely unwilling to accept any fundamental changes.
Economists' Pick 2 Nov 2017
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Malaysia Bids to be ASEAN Corporate Gifts Creation and Production Hub
With corporate gift-giving once again resurgent, exhibitors at this year's Malaysia Gifts Fair were confident that the country could carve a niche for itself at the very heart of this rapidly expanding and innovation-hungry sector.
Economists' Pick 13 Oct 2017
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Think Asia, Think Hong Kong – London 2017 Multimedia
“Think Asia, Think Hong Kong” (TATHK) is a major promotional campaign organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) to attract overseas companies to use Hong Kong’s service platform to tap into the Chinese mainland and other Asian markets. This video opened events in September 2017 when the TATHK campaign returned to London six years after it started annual outreach efforts to bring business communities from Hong Kong and different economies around the world together.
Multimedia 22 Sept 2017
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UK Gift Industry Considers Export Options as Brexit Reality Hits Home
For exhibitors at this year's Home & Gift Buyers' Festival, one of the UK's leading events in the gift and premiums sector, it was business as usual on the homefront, although many were clearly rethinking their overseas-sales strategy.
Economists' Pick 21 Sept 2017
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High-tech Gifts and Low-tech Sanctuaries Vie for Attention at Decorex
The Cape Town iteration of South Africa's leading design and lifestyle expo saw cutting-edge smart home technology competing with digital-free designer retreats for the attention and purchase orders of buyers from around the world.
Economists' Pick 20 Sept 2017
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Piggybacked Products and Range Diversity Loom Large at Design Tokyo
Launching products that basked in the halo of established items or taking in-demand ranges into new directions were the key trends at this year's event, with companies only too aware of the need to be flexible if they want to prosper.
Economists' Pick 11 Sept 2017
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Domestic Sector Rallies as Mainland Notebook Sales Continue to Soar
A trend originally imported from Japan, mainland notebook sales now merit a dedicated zone at the Beijing International Stationery Exhibition, an expo that saw several domestic suppliers bidding to tackle the supremacy of imported designs.
Economists' Pick 6 Sept 2017
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Integrated Tech and Interaction Breathe New Life Into UK Gift Sector
Despite the bewildering array of new products on show at this year's Pulse event, London's boutique gift expo, several clear trends emerged, including a craving for integrated technology and a love of both interactivity and Scandi-design.
Economists' Pick 15 Aug 2017
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Vietnam Looks to Meet Global Demand for Sustainable Handicrafts
With consumers in the EU, in particular, demonstrating a clear and enduring appetite for sustainable artisan hand-crafted products, Vietnamese SMEs – many with government backing – have been swift to raise their export game.
Economists' Pick 7 Aug 2017
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Global Support Booms for Vietnam Expo from Exporters and Importers
Growing awareness of the potential of Vietnam as both a viable production base and an affluent consumer market in its own right has seen the number of international exhibitors signing up for the Vietnam Expo soar over recent years.
Economists' Pick 26 July 2017
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Beach Novelties and Festival-wear to the Forefront at ASD Market Week
While affordable items for the beach-bound and must-wear garments for the festival season dominated proceeding at this B2B trade show, there was also room for an array of Cuban-themed goods and a range of personal hydration products.
Economists' Pick 17 July 2017
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March of the Millennials Drives Innovation in Greeting-Cards Sector
With Millennials having just overtaken the Baby Boomers as the primary purchasers of greeting cards, exhibitors at the National Stationery Show turned to high-tech innovation and conspicuous green credentials in a bid to win them over.
Economists' Pick 11 July 2017
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