This year’s four-day-long HKTDC-organized Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and electronicAsia, jointly organized by the HKTDC and MMI Asia Pte Ltd, concluded Oct. 16, tallying attendance figures of close to 67,000 buyers in aggregate from 141 countries and regions, the show’s management reported. More than 50,000 buyers visited the Electronics Fair while over 17,000 visitors attended electronicAsia, it was revealed.
“Despite the ongoing trade friction between the United States and Mainland China and the continued social unrest in Hong Kong, the twin electronics fairs and associated events ran without a hitch. The HKTDC will continue to strengthen its business-matching services and organize buying missions to create more opportunities for exhibitors and buyers through the Hong Kong platform,” said Benjamin Chau, HKTDC acting executive director.
Chau added that the two electronics fairs saw an increase in buyer attendance from various markets, including Macao, the Czech Republic, the Netherlands, Romania, Russia, Turkey, Mexico and Iran. A wide range of renowned international electronic brands, retailers and distributors, including Brazil’s elg, Canada’s TDL Canada, the U.S.’s Equity by La Crosse and Walmart, Korea’s Electromart (emart), Malaysia’s Ions Technologies, Indonesia’s depasar.com, Singapore’s Champ Electronics & Systems and Thailand’s Thai Habel Industrial, sourced at the fairs. Chau said this demonstrates that global buyers continue to view Hong Kong as an important global trading platform for electronic products.