Hong Kong’s Trade Fairs Hit CE's Hot Buttons
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) cut the ribbon Tuesday on a trio of co-located spring shows whose themes hit all the CE industry hot buttons and whose synergistic goal is to spotlight Hong Kong’s world role as a supplier of cutting-edge CE products, components and service solutions.
More than 3,000 exhibitors are spread among the three exhibitions at Hong Kong’s Convention and Exhibition Centre, anchored by the well-known seventh-annual Spring Edition Electronics Fair. The two-year-old Spring Edition Lighting Fair focuses on energy-saving technologies, while HKTDC’s seventh International ICT Expo, which zeroes in on the information and communications fields, has added several thematic zones for 2010 that cover cloud computing, networking and wireless technologies and smartphone tech.
The ICT Expo afforded exhibitors like Canadian entrepreneur Eleven Engineering the opportunity to demonstrate to an audience of potential licensees its TriKwireless high-fidelity wireless audio standard for portable devices. The TriKwireless solution uses a mini dongle that plugs into an iPhone or iPod to enable wireless simultaneous transmission of high-quality audio to two wireless speakers. Ken Furst, president of Furst Marketing, said the company has already signed up licensees and that the technology is due to be commercialized by fall in the products of several high-profile CE brands. “It essentially turns an iPhone into a remote control for your music,” he said.