Preparation continues for holding 31st Book Fair in December
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council announced earlier that the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, including the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, had been rescheduled to run from Dec. 16-22 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It was also announced that an assessment would be made a month before the fair’s scheduled opening on whether the event should proceed in light of the prevailing situation, while a final evaluation and decision would be made on Dec. 9, a week before the scheduled opening and just before exhibitors move in. This would help minimize any extra expenses on the part of exhibitors.
The HKTDC has since been monitoring pandemic developments closely while maintaining close contact with the Centre for Health Protection and the industry. On Nov. 16, a meeting was held with representatives of the Book Fair’s supporting organizations to assess the latest situation. With various factors taken into account, it was agreed that the circumstances supported continuing the preparation work for holding the Book Fair in December.
With public safety remaining the HKTDC’s top priority, the Council will continue to maintain close contact with the supporting organizations, the industry and the government departments concerned, including the CHP, in the coming weeks to monitor the pandemic situation and its potential impact on the fair. They will promptly notify all stakeholders and exhibitors of any changes to the event arrangements to enable them to make appropriate arrangements of their own.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong’s trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organizes international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via trade publications, research reports and digital news channels. For more info, visit www.hktdc.com/aboutus. For details and seminar registration, visit www.hkbookfair.com or
www.hkbookfair.com/HKBookfairApp.html (mobile app) For details on on-site health measures, visit https://bit.ly/3f2fdNf. For info on HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, visit www.hkbookfair.com/hksportsleisureexpo