The International ICT Expo provides an ideal platform for us to promote NEC’s biometric solutions, smart city solutions, social robots, video analytics solutions and smart transport solutions to users from different industries. Our facial recognition technology achieves an accuracy rate of more than 99.9% while the two-eye accuracy rate of our iris recognition technology is 99.59%. We are happy to see the lively business ambiance and robust buyer traffic at the fairground. As five tech shows are being held concurrently to create synergies, more buyers have come here to see the latest technologies and products. Buyers from various government departments such as the Immigration Department, the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Hong Kong Police Force, the Customs and Excise Department and the Correctional Services Department, as well as the Airport Authority Hong Kong are very interested in our biometric solutions.
French Foreign Trade Advisors
Led by the French Foreign Trade Advisors, the Consulate General of France and Business France, 18 French companies which are based in Hong Kong are participating in the ‘So French So Innovative’ pavilion at the International ICT Expo 2022. ‘French Eye-Fresh Eye’; Towards A Sustainable Future is the core theme of the French pavilion this year. French exhibitors are showcasing innovative solutions related to energy, transportation, construction, waste management and micro-electronics that share the same goal of building a greener and sustainable future. These exhibitors include Veolia, Dragages, ST, Thales, Groupe ADP, Schneider, CMA CGM Group, Egis and more. Lots of people visit the French pavilion to look for new solutions, thus opening up a lot of business opportunities for French exhibitors to explore. We’ll have a bigger pavilion in the ICT Expo next year and hope to meet with more buyers from Asia and Mainland China. I would like to thank our bank sponsors including BNP Paribas, Amundi, Natixis Corporate and Investment Banking and Crédit Agricole Corporate & Investment Bank for financing the projects initiated by French companies.
CFO and Co-founder
Albacastor Technology Limited
We are participating in the International ICT Expo for the first time to promote our UVent® Kitchen Hood collection. Utilising UVC IoT technology, this collection can reduce 85% of cooking oil mist and odor, saves 56% of power consumption as compared to traditional kitchen hoods, reduces 3.3 tonnes of carbon emission every year and cuts the operation cost of clients. The expo provides a good opportunity for us to establish connections with environmental assessment companies, property management companies and potential investors. The expo has attracted a lot of visitors and we have received positive feedback. It is likely that we’ll cooperate with buyers from a property management company, an environmental assessment company and a venture capital company. As our collection has a lot of market potential, we’ll participate in the expo again next year.
Hikvision Hong Kong & Macau
Hikvision is the world’s number one smart city solution provider with 60 branch offices in overseas markets. We have been working closely with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government and enterprises for more than 10 years to build a smart city. As this year marks the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the HKSAR, we attach great importance to this year’s International ICT Expo and showcase solutions applicable to different industries such as medical service, logistics, construction, public security, retail sector and buildings. The HKTDC has done a great job in promoting the expo. Responses from visitors have exceeded our expectations. Our booth has attracted major government departments, large enterprises, system integrators and schools to visit. This expo provides an important platform for us to exchange ideas with different organisations and enterprises, allowing us to better understand their needs and develop more suitable solutions in the future.
Senior Systems Manager
Smart Government Innovation Lab, Office of the Government Chief Information Officer, the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
The Office of the Government Chief Information Officer (OGCIO) has set up the Smart Government Pavilion at the International ICT Expo. Various technology solutions closely related to people’s daily lives are showcased at the Pavilion. To mark the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, 23 government departments and public organisations are participating in this year’s Smart Government Pavilion, which is themed ‘Smarter・Hong Kong’, showcasing 49 technology solutions relating to the promotion of smart city development and enhancement of public services. Major exhibits of the seven zones of the Smart Government Pavilion include: Traffic Data Analytics System, Contactless e-Channel service for self-service immigration clearances, and Smart Toilet Pilot Programme. Visitors are very interested in various technology solutions closely related to their daily lives. With the participation in the Expo, which facilitates exchanges among local industries and exhibitors from the Mainland as well as different countries and regions and fosters closer collaboration with industries, the OGCIO will continue to enhance public services. In addition to the Smart Government Pavilion, OGCIO also set up the Hong Kong Innovation Pavilion to showcase winning solutions of various IT industry public competitions.
Head of Purchasing Department
Established in 1988, StarLine is a leading producer of smart security telematics systems for cars in Russia. It is authorised as the genuine security system supplier for many world-renowned car brands. I am looking for spare parts for our production machines, soldering equipment, batteries for DSRC transceivers and microcontrollers at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition). I have found six new suppliers mainly from Mainland China. I have decided to buy 40,000 pieces of batteries for DSRC transceivers per year from one of the new suppliers and place an order for US$2 million worth of microcontrollers with another new supplier. As production takes time, microcontrollers will be delivered to our company 50 weeks later. Thanks to the Hong Kong Government’s ‘0+3’ quarantine measure, I am happy to attend the Hong Kong Electronics Fair where I have found new business partners and met with my existing suppliers.
Chief Product Officer (IT)
In business for 30 years, our company sells consumer electronics to 10 million consumers in Germany through famous online e-commerce platforms, TV shopping, catalogue shopping and our online store. Under the ‘0+3’ scheme, business travel has become easier. I have decided to visit the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) because I always need to find new and unique products to attract consumers. Normally, I add 70-80 new products to our catalogues every month. At the fair, I have found 5-10 potential suppliers of smart home solutions and power stations mostly from Mainland China. I’ll have further negotiations with them and it’ll take two to three months for us to finalise our orders. The size of our trial order is 1,000-3,000 pieces.
Btech Hungary Ltd.
Established 30 years ago, Btech is a distributor of consumer electronics, gaming accessories, mobile accessories and watches and clocks in Hungary. Our clients include department stores, supermarkets and wholesalers. It is good for me to come back to the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) this year because I really want to meet with suppliers in the physical fair and see the latest industry developments. I am particularly looking for OEM manufacturers of tablets and smart watches. Up till now, I have found four potential suppliers of smart watches which offer interesting designs and reasonable prices. I may place trial orders with two new suppliers in the next few weeks. Each trial order is 1,000 pieces.
Aditek Distribution is a distributor of consumer electronics in Australia. October is the right timing for me to do sourcing. To expand my product range, I am looking for original and unique designs at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition). I prefer attending the physical fair because I can have face-to-face meetings with suppliers and touch and feel their products. I have found three new suppliers of headphones, power stations, wireless chargers and speakers from Mainland China. I am interested in their new designs such as party speakers with light display, and wireless charging alarm clock with 9 RGB colour changing night light. I plan to place orders after the fair because it takes time for me to approve their designs and prices and also conduct due diligence on new suppliers.
Andre de Souza
Director of Operations
Guelcos sources all kinds of products for retailers and distributors in Brazil. I am very happy to visit the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) again because I can see new products and breakthrough technologies. At the fair, I have found 10 potential suppliers of headphones, weight scales, Bluetooth speakers and pet house warmers/coolers. I’ll keep in touch with them and introduce their products to my clients. I am very interested in the Startup zone because it gives me a good opportunity to see innovative products that will be sold in the market in future. The Hong Kong Electronics Fair is a perfect sourcing platform for overseas buyers. I’ll lead some Brazilian companies to visit the fair next year.
With offices in Europe and Mainland China, Polyflame is an importer and distributor of consumer electronics, cookware and smoking accessories in France. I have visited the Hong Kong Electronics Fair for many times. Following the announcement of the ‘0+3’ quarantine arrangement, I have no hesitation in planning for my visit to the Hong Kong fair. It’s important for me to come to the fair and see what’s new in the market. I have found six potential suppliers of new products and new designs such as USB rotating desk fans, heaters/coolers for baby rooms, and TWS earbuds with four microphones for clear call. I’ll check prices and do factory audit and product testing after the fair. My trial order is 3,000 pieces.
Brighton Net Co., Ltd.
Our company is a wholesaler and retailer of computer peripherals, smartphone and tablet accessories, and car accessories in Japan. I did not attend any physical trade fairs in the past three years. Hong Kong’s removal of mandatory hotel quarantine for overseas arrivals is a good news for me. It is easier for me to visit the Hong Kong Electronics Fair and the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair in order to fulfil my sourcing needs. At the two fairs, I have found five to six potential OEM manufacturers of LED lights, USB fans and earphones from Hong Kong and Mainland China. I’ll have further negotiations with them after the fairs.
Vice President Asia Pacific
Axis Communications (S) Pte Ltd.
In view of the implementation of the ‘0+3’ arrangement, I have decided to attend the Symposium on Innovation & Technology in person to share with the audience the tech trends shaping the future of cities. Connectivity is across three domains – on-site computing, cloud computing and edge computing. We see edge computing is growing fast. Securing the perimeter of a network is obsolete given the millions of interconnected devices and systems. A new approach to security is needed, and zero trust networks have emerged as the standard. A big trend for us is to authenticate. When we look at video surveillance and how it is used in cities like Hong Kong, there are three areas, namely safety, efficiency and monitoring the environment. An example is the use of cameras in the Big Tree Animal Sanctuary and Adoption Centre in Hong Kong to detect wildfire. Listening to different views from different speakers at the symposium is inspiring. I am happy to see that the tech fairs look busy.