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Christmas Comes Early Courtesy of the Winter 2017 Las Vegas Market
One of the world's largest gift and home furnishings events, the recent Winter Las Vegas Market show saw buyers keen to secure on-trend items for the 2017 festive period, while handmade ornaments and retro items also proved popular.
Economists' Pick 27 April 2017
Personalised Promotions Rule in the Resurgent Corporate Gift Sector
Digital technology has seen the promotional sector go bespoke with a vengeance, with everything from footwear to electronics set to be individualised, according to exhibitors at The Promotional Products Association International Expo.
Economists' Pick 18 April 2017
HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair
In its 32nd year, the fair brings together top-quality suppliers and buyers from around the world. More than 4,300 exhibitors from 31 countries and regions are expected at this year’s event.
Economists' Pick 5 April 2017
Compact, Disposable Items and Foodstuffs Top Japan's Gift-giving List
With space ever at a premium, exhibitors at the recent Tokyo International Gift Show were finding success with space-saving products, Korean style, retro designs, overly cute animal-themed dolls and somewhat garishly packaged green tea.
Economists' Pick 30 March 2017
Future’s Hong Kong Sourcing Connection Multimedia
Rakesh Biyani, Joint Managing Director of Future Retail Ltd, says Indian companies look to Hong Kong for sourcing value-added products, which will see greater demand from India’s growing aspirational consumers.
Multimedia 24 March 2017
Overseas Businesses Seek Vietnam Distributors as Market Appeal Soars
Buoyed by both a surge in the size and affluence of the country's high-spending middle class and a number of lucrative government incentives and concessions, Vietnam has become a key target for many expansion-hungry overseas firms.
Economists' Pick 17 March 2017
Court Rules on Classification of Items Used During Holidays
The CIT ruled on 1 March that certain dinnerware and other items with holiday themes or designed to be used during holidays are properly classified according to their constituent materials and dutiable at rates ranging from three to six percent.
Economists' Pick 17 March 2017
Accessing the Thai Consumer Market (Interview with Herkomst)
The ASEAN region is growing as a consumer market. In an interview with HKTDC, Michael Li, Brand Director of Herkomst Holding Limited, shared his experience of lining up a number of Hong Kong brands for importing to Thailand, offered practical tips, and discussed the opportunities and challenges of entering the ASEAN market.
Economists' Pick 15 March 2017
Cutting-edge Art
From pop-up greeting cards of lion dances and sampans, to light models of junks and Hong Kong landmarks, paper-art design firm POSTalk is reviving traditional Chinese paper-art with its creative, intricate designs.
Economists' Pick 15 March 2017
Jewellery and Gems Glitter at Twin Shows in Hong Kong Multimedia
Hong Kong was the setting for the world’s most beautiful jewels, when it hosted the International Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show, and the International Jewellery Show. A record 4,480 exhibitors from more than 50 countries and regions attended the twin trade events held 28 Feb-6 March 2017.
Multimedia 6 March 2017
Giftware Industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong is an important world-renowned sourcing centre for giftware. A wide spectrum of gift items can be sourced here, ranging from basic to more sophisticated, higher-valued merchandise.
HK Economy 27 Feb 2017
Ceramic Style
Named to reflect Hong Kong’s coordinates on the world map, Latitude 22N was founded in 2008 by Hong Kong-born Swiss Julie Progin and American Jesse McLin.
Economists' Pick 24 Feb 2017
Optimism and Uncertainty Stalk Mexico's Premium Gift Sector
Exhibitors at Expo Salpro, Mexico's premier jewellery and gifts event, expressed mixed emotions, with some believing that new opportunities were opening up, while others maintaining that regional concerns would possibly stall the local economy.
Economists' Pick 24 Feb 2017
Styling Thailand
The second-largest economy in the 10-nation ASEAN community, Thailand also has the highest number of outside-ASEAN tourists, making it a solid international showcase for products and services from Hong Kong.
Economists' Pick 7 Feb 2017
Nostalgia and Heritage Brands Pre-eminent in the UK Gift Sector
With barely a digital device to be had, low-tech seemed almost the order of the day at one of the UK's largest gift expos, with licensed products, 1970s' nostalgia and dinosaurs seemingly the keys to success in this highly competitive sector.
Economists' Pick 9 Jan 2017
Political Stability is the key to Thai Market Multimedia
Tourism and retail sectors are considered pillars of Thailand's economy, sparking interest among Hong Kong investors despite uncertainties related to the ascension of a new Thai King. In this first of a two-part series created by NOW TV in collaboration with the HKTDC, the Council’s Chairman Vincent Lo offers his views on the market which looks set to benefit from China’s Belt and Road initiative.
Multimedia 2 Jan 2017
Licensed Toys Tipped to Take the Lead in Spain's Bumper Xmas Sales
Retailers across Spain are anticipating a 4% upturn in festive sales this year, with toys and perfumes most in demand.
Economists' Pick 15 Dec 2016
Lifestyle Expo in New Delhi
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the trade fair will showcase up-and-coming lifestyle brands from Hong Kong, as well as consumer products from the Chinese mainland.
Economists' Pick 29 Nov 2016
World SME Expo 2015 Multimedia
The World SME Expo will be held on 1-3 December 2016. The Expo serves as a one-stop marketplace for SMEs to access new market opportunities, to receive latest business solutions, and most importantly, to expand their business network through this three-day event.
Multimedia 4 Nov 2016
Silver Market and Traditional Products Hold Sway at Tokyo Gift Show
With older Japanese consumers now having far greater levels of disposable income than many of their younger counterparts, this year's Tokyo International Gift Show was notably skewed towards the needs of the mature market.
Economists' Pick 31 Oct 2016
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