HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair Brings in Over 3700 Exhibitors
Perhaps the front-page news on the local daily in Hong Kong provided the perfect backdrop to the 2011 HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair as several scuffles broke out on the show’s opening day on Wednesday, October 13, at a local Apple store not far from the city’s convention center.
Seems the store was offering some steep discounts on iPhone 4 models in an attempt to make room for the newer iPhone 4S models. In the moments prior to the store’s opening several fights broke out over precious spaces on line for the iconic Apple device.
The thirst Chinese consumers were showing for electronics was also apparent at the show just a few miles away as a record number of exhibitors attended this years’ event. More than 3,700 exhibitors (and over 5,300 booths) from 28 countries and regions were on hand for the 2011 gathering.