Hong Kong Electronics Fair & electronicAsia Tech Showcases Set for Oct. 13-16
The 38th Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and 22nd electronicAsia will be held concurrently at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from October 13 to 16. The two fairs combined are expected to attract more than 4,300 exhibitors from across the globe, and to showcase a wide variety of intelligent products, innovative startup ideas and electronic components. The Fair is organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), while electronicAsia is jointly organized by HKTDC and MMI Asia Pte Ltd.
According to Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC, the 2017 combined Fall shows drew a total of around 86,000 buyers from 139 countries and regions to see the latest electronics products, startups, components and technologies and to avail themselves of the crossover business opportunities that the show provides between exhibitors and buyers.
Highlights for Watch For
The Tech Hall returns to the Hong Kong Electronics Fair as a showcase of bleeding-edge tech products in five thematic zones:
- The Startup Zone, which will feature more than a hundred international startup companies presenting innovations ranging from Apps, smart home products, wearable electronics, Internet of Things (IoT), health and wellness products and more. A series of events is being planned that will serve as a platform for startups to present their ideas; these include mentoring and investment matchmaking sessions.
- The 3D PrintingZone, featuring the latest 3D printers and their accessories.
- Robotics and Unmanned Tech, where attendees will be able to view the latest models of aerial cameras, industrial and home-use robots, electric scooters, and more.
- The Smart Tech Zone, which will showcase electronic devices featuring IoT applications for modern living.
- The Virtual Reality Zone, featuring a range of VR, Augmented Reality (AR) and Mixed Reality (MR) products and related technology.
- Typical of the types of innovative products being spotlighted are Hong Kong exhibitor Ambi Climate’s AI-enabled smart air conditioner controller, which can adjust the indoor temperature automatically through its sensors and live data, and is controllable by the user through a mobile app. Also being showcased is Korean exhibitor Smart Geiger’s mini gamma radiation sensor module for smartphone users - a small detector which connects to a smartphone via the mic input and acts as an ultra-low power detector to monitor radiation levels in air and in different objects.
- The Fair’s Hall of Fame, annually spotlighted, will feature products from more than 550 international brand names.
Other themed zones at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair include i-World, Wearable Electronics, Healthcare Electronics, Audio Visual Products and Personal Electronics.
Held concurrently with the Honk Kong Electronics Fair, electronicAsia is a platform for suppliers of electronic components and production technologies to showcase their products for international buyers. Zones include Power Supplies, featuring various types of batteries, accessories, solar photovoltaic components and technologies; and Printed Circuit Board & EMS, for the display of printed circuit board and related services including design, manufacture and testing and more. The World of Display Technology Zone will house exhibitors of visualization technologies. Other areas include Electronic Components and Keyboards & Switches. The exhibition will also showcase the essential elements of “automation,” including a range of sensors and the technologies behind them.
Small Orders Zone & Value-added Events
The hktdc.com Small Orders Zone will be available to show-going buyers as a platform for them to source in smaller lots, featuring products available in minimum-order quantities between five and 1,000 pieces. An online resource related to this zone is designed for global buyers to source products and complete transactions online.
During the two fairs, there will be a series of seminars and forums for exhibitors, buyers and visitors to learn about the latest trends and developments in the electronics industry. The Symposium on Innovation & Technology on Day One, is themed “AI Empowerment - Grow without Limits.” International speakers will share their views on how to turn Artificial Intelligence knowledge into execution and results with actionable tools, and how to make the right business decisions through practical case studies. Other Hong Kong Electronics Fair seminars include the Sensor Technology Forum on October 14 and the Hong Kong Electronic Forum on October 15, to discuss AI enhanced reliability and functional safety for electronics products.
More information is available on the Hong Kong Electronics Fair website.