Spring Hong Kong Fair Focus Includes the Connected Home & Wearables
The wearables and connected home categories will play prominent roles in this year’s Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition).
Once again, Hong Kong will play host from April 13 to 16 to the semi-annual Hong Kong Electronics Fair, and to the International ICT Expo, with which it runs concurrently; both shows are at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and are organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
Both the Spring Electronics Fair and the International ICT Expo are entering into their 12th editions. In 2014, the two annual fairs attracted more than 92,000 buyers from around the world. In their 2015 editions, the two fairs will continue to provide the international platform for over 3,300 exhibitors to showcase their hottest electronics products, as well as cutting-edge information and communications technology services, to potential business partners worldwide.
As a key electronics trading hub in the Asia-Pacific region, Hong Kong was responsible for electronics exports that reached the equivalent of $287 billion in value – a six percent rise in 2014 over the previous year. Many electronic parts and components from the U.S., Europe, Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea are re-exported via Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland.
“The Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) is the largest spring electronics fair in Asia. This year, it will introduce two new zones: Wearable Electronics and Connected Home, to showcase the latest technology advancements and the applications of the Internet-of-Things (IoT) in modern homes. The concurrent fair, International ICT Expo, will gather global ICT solutions for all business types. The twin fairs will provide abundant trading opportunities and good potential for crossover business activities among the exhibitors and buyers,” Benjamin Chau, deputy executive director of HKTDC, said.
Two new zones will showcase wearables and the connected home. The Wearable Electronics zone, featuring multi-function products, will cater to the current market trend to showcase wearable products. Another new zone, Connected Home, will demonstrate smart devices for home automation, such as security and monitoring systems, for buyers to source for their target consumers.