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China’s Fitness Market Gets Physical
Some 10,000 large-scale gyms were operating across the Chinese mainland as of the end of 2016, together with more than 10,000 small-scale fitness studios.
Economists' Pick 18 Oct 2017
Niche Operators Come to the Fore in Saturated Mainland Fitness Market
With established players and recent entrants vying for market share in the mainland's highly competitive out-of-home exercise sector, many companies are looking to super-serve certain segments, with the emphasis on personal training.
Economists' Pick 6 Oct 2017
Fit for Purpose: Hong Kong's New Sports Expo Excites Healthy Interest
The inaugural HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo proved a success with attendees and exhibitors alike, with many welcoming the chance to turn the spotlight on to Asia's fast-growing market for healthy living and fitness.
Economists' Pick 3 Oct 2017
Gyms and Fitness Studios Battle for Share of Mainland Exercise Market
With the mainland exercise and fitness market estimated to be worth RMB123 billion by 2020, multi-purpose gyms and the more specifically focused fitness studios are competing to woo the health-minded into signing up for their services.
Economists' Pick 29 Sept 2017
Sporting Goods Industry in Hong Kong
Hong Kong companies export a diverse range of sporting goods. The major categories here include sports equipment and accessories, sports apparel and sports footwear. In January-May 2017, the US and the EU were Hong Kong’s largest export markets with a share of 26.0% and 25.2%, respectively. Many of Hong Kong’s sporting goods are exported under OEM/ODM arrangements with overseas manufacturers and brand owners.
HK Economy 16 Aug 2017
The Challenges Facing Hong Kong Start-ups: Commercialisation
Start-ups usually face a few common challenges during the commercialisation process. Many founders are engineers and scientists who are generally not close to the market and with little commercial experience. They may overlook the legal and financial liabilities, or find it difficult to control cost/cash flow. Start-ups should create opportunities for proof-of-concept to collect feedback and comments.
Economists' Pick 7 Aug 2017
Perfect Try-out for New Stars of the Sports Industry Multimedia
The inaugural HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo was the perfect try-out for new stars of the sports industry. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from July 21- 25 2017, more than 90 exhibitors showed their winning potential at this first-edition fair.
Multimedia 26 July 2017
Sports & Leisure Expo
The Expo is a gateway to a world of fitness, hobbies and recreational activities for mental and physical well-being.
Economists' Pick 5 June 2017
Argentina Modifies Safety Certification Requirements for Bicycles
Argentina recently modified its safety certification requirements for bicycles by setting specific standards for bikes with electric assistance when pedalling and adopting various other provisions.
Economists' Pick 26 May 2017
Cashing in on China’s Ski Boom
With the 2022 Beijing-Zhangjiakou Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games just five years away, skiing – a highlight of the Winter Games – has enjoyed a surge in popularity across the Chinese mainland.
Economists' Pick 26 Jan 2017
Brand New Looks: Hong Kong Fashion Week Fall/Winter Multimedia
It’s Hong Kong Fashion Week, this time showing Fall/Winter collections. Among 1500 exhibitors were new brands from Italy, Sweden and Pakistan. And Pakistan hosted a pavilion for the first time. Some 15,000 buyers were in town, all dressed up for the mega-event organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
Multimedia 19 Jan 2017
Camping Retailers Set to Explore Taiwan's Great Outdoors Market
With Taiwan beset with a new generation of alfresco aficionados, many companies are keen to seize the outside chance.
Economists' Pick 13 Jan 2017
Guangdong Enterprises Tapping Belt and Road Opportunities: Huizhou Welon Ventures into Sporting Goods Market in Southeast Asia
Huizhou-based Welon Ltd is looking to expand its own-brand business in Southeast Asia. The company hopes to use its mainland and overseas designing and technological resources to develop high-end indoor and outdoor sporting goods. Welon provides ODM services to famous mainland and international brands. It also uses the brand advantage of foreign partners to open up both domestic and overseas markets.
Economists' Pick 29 Dec 2016
Manufacturers and Site Operators Set to Cash in on Mainland Ski Boom
With winter sports now enjoying a huge surge in popularity across the mainland, significant opportunities are emerging in the manufacture of ski accessories as well as the operation of properly managed snow resorts and training facilities.
Economists' Pick 28 Dec 2016
Baseball Coaching Emerges as a Sporting and Cultural Phenomenon
More than just a pleasurable sporting pastime, baseball is seen by some mainland parents as key to securing places at certain US academic institutions, spurring the growth of a nationwide network of private coaching organisations.
Economists' Pick 11 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
Mainland Exports Set to Suffer as Russia Goes Cycle Self-Sufficient
Although Russians are now clearly bike-crazy, Chinese exporters may be set to lose this rapidly growing market.
Economists' Pick 22 Sept 2016
Fit for Purpose
High-tech sporting goods have been a hit in recent years, with such products as smart fitness bands and sports glasses stimulating strong consumer demand across the Chinese mainland.
Economists' Pick 10 Aug 2016
Filling a Fun Niche
Growing urbanisation has inevitably led to greater demand for play facilities in many Chinese mainland cities, where parents seek safe playing environments for their children.
Economists' Pick 1 Aug 2016
Hi-tech Health Products
Sophisticated smart products to improve performance, monitor fitness and count calories dominated proceedings at the joint 12th Guangdong/Hong Kong/Macau International Sporting Goods Fair and 16th Guangdong International Sporting Goods Fair, held last September.
Economists' Pick 30 June 2016
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