Hong Kong Electronics Fair organizer Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) chairman K.B. Chan said the Autumn Edition of this biannual show, which runs through Oct. 16, was experiencing a record-breaking year. “The show is growing,” he told Dealerscope, due in no small measure to new ideas initiated as solutions to fast-changing and ever-challenging market conditions that have required adjustments to streamline buyer-manufacturer relationships.
Things are looking up for the Hong Kong electronics industry as the local economy emerges – in parallel with the U.S. and other markets – from what is referred to here as the “financial tsunami” of 2009. That was the assessment offered by K. B. Chan, chairman of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s Electronics/Electrical Appliances Industries Advisory Committee, at the group’s Spring Edition exhibitions this week.
What sells best in lean times? Will the confidence of U.S. shoppers rebound along with the stock market? What's the likeliest gadget demand scenerio for 2009?
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
Hong Kong's Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) marks 25 years by meeting manufacturing competition from Mainland China head on By Nancy Klosek The gyrations of traditional Chinese dragons may have supplanted a Western-style ribbon-cutting at the opening of the bi-annual Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2005, but the overall flavor of the exhibition, which celebrated its 25th anniversary this fall, was decidedly international. The Fair, which ran Oct. 13 to 16—concurrent, for the ninth year, with the component-oriented electronicAsia exhibition—drew more than 2,120 exhibitors from 27 countries, reflecting a five percent expansion from 2004. "The Fair has been growing in size," says Benjamin Chau, assistant executive
The first wave of lower-priced Chinese-made LCD and plasma HDTVs could hit U.S. retailers sometime early next year, along with a new supply of discounted DVD players and recorders, flash-based MP3 players and stereo-ready Bluetooth products, many bearing unknown brand names. These products, along with a slew of small and personal appliances and home security products, dominated the small booths at last month's packed Hong Kong Electronics Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Many of the 2,000-plus fair exhibitors from Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China, as well as a sprinkling from Japan and Korea, displayed a broader assortment of