The 26th autumn edition of Hong Kong’s Electronics Fair featured more cutting-edge technology than ever, in step with China’s maturing marketing skills. Flat panel-dominated the main floor of the show, with a higher population than ever of high-definition large-screen 1080p models setting the high-tech tone for the 26th Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), held Oct. 13 to 16.
The finished-goods show, which runs concurrently with the components show electronicAsia 2006, attracted almost 2,500 exhibitors, an increase of 17 percent from the 2005 Fall Fair, due in part to the fact that a newly renovated portion of the exhibition floor was made available to accommodate many exhibitors who were wait-listed last year. Overall attendance figures were 57,791—a 7 percent increase over last year, with the greatest gains in visitor numbers realized from Mainland China and the U.S.
Roy Chung, chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council Electronics/Electrical Appliances Industry Advisory Committee, reported that these upticks were in line with an increase of 14 percent in total electronic exports from January through August for the region over the same period last year—accounting for an aggregate export value of more than $96 billion.