Hong Kong Electronics Fair Gets Smart
Judging by the thousands of companies touting their wares at the sprawling 32nd Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) the emphasis this coming year will underscore the power of connected smart TVs, over the top streaming media players, and accessories that continued to leverage the power of smart phones and tablets.
The largest electronics expo based on the number of exhibitors—roughly 3,900 companies from 28 countries crammed into booths on five floors of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre—the show draws buyers who are looking to source products and make OEM/ODM deals for private label products. This year, according to the show's organizers, buyers from more than 65 different countries are in attendance.
While names like Coby, Motorola, Oregon Scientific and Parrot have banners above the show floor, the exhibition is dominated by over 5,000 smaller booths touting tablets, accessories, and gadgets. Among the endless rows of headphones, Bluetooth wireless speakers and accessories were a few unique products that demonstrated the continued influence of tablets and smart phones on the CE market.