(Pictured above: Benjamin Chau, left, acting executive director of Kong Kong Trade Development Council, and Victor Choi, chairman of Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association)
As the peak sourcing season begins, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council is organizing several large-scale trade fairs this month including the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (autumn edition), electronicAsia, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (autumn edition) and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo.
At an Oct. 3 press conference, the organizers revealed the latest technology trends and fair highlights, showcasing some of the latest products and technologies ranging from mixed-reality glasses to a smart walking stick device (pictured below) and a smart bulb converter.
“The four upcoming fairs have attracted about 7,430 exhibitors in total, a figure on a par with last year, showing that the recent social unrest in Hong Kong has not affected global exhibitors’ confidence in relation to attending trade fairs in the city, and that Hong Kong remains attractive as a global marketplace,” says Benjamin Chau, HKTDC acting executive director. “As new tariffs put additional pressure on the export performance of electronics manufacturers, we are actively helping SMEs to accelerate their expansion into emerging markets such as Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) countries to diversify risk amid the escalating Sino-US trade friction.”
Autumn Electronics Fair
Forming the world’s largest electronics marketplace, the Hong Kong Electronics Fair and electronicAsia will run concurrently at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Oct. 13-16, attracting about 4,300 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions.
Highlights at the Autumn Electronics Fair include the Tech Hall, which will feature the new AI & Voice Recognition zone in response to the latest artificial intelligence (AI) trends, highlighting products such as earphones that feature simultaneous interpretation capabilities in 30 languages. Other thematic zones in the Tech Hall include Robotics & Unmanned Tech, 3D Printing, Smart Tech, Virtual Reality and the Start-up zone. The latter will feature about 120 start-ups from eight countries and regions to showcase their innovative ideas and award-winning products.
Another highlight of the fair, the Hall of Fame will gather more than 560 renowned international brands, including SKROSS, Laica and ODOYO, to present a wide range of the latest electronic products and technologies.
Held concurrently with the Autumn Electronics Fair, electronicAsia creates an unrivaled platform for suppliers of electronic components and production technologies to showcase their products to international buyers. Featured zones include wireless and sensor technologies, where sensor technologies for smart devices and robotics will be showcased, and power supplies, which will present various types of batteries, accessories, solar photovoltaic components and technologies. Other thematic zones include printed circuit board, electronic components and keyboards and switches.
The seminar. “Blockchain in Industrial IoT – The Next Big Thing,” will be held on the first day of the fair with experts and representatives from tech corporations discussing blockchain applications in areas such as smart city development, real estate development and building management. The Hong Kong Electronic Forum on Oct. 15 will feature representatives from German robotic programming company Wandelbots GmbH, Hong Kong semiconductor specialist Solomon Systech (International) Limited, and LED monitor producer Deepsky, to discuss topics such as microelectronics and smart manufacturing.
Autumn Lighting Fair
The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair will be staged Oct. 27-30 at the HKCEC while the Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo will run Oct. 29 to Nov. 1 at AsiaWorld-Expo. The twin fairs have attracted some 3,100 exhibitors in 2019 to form the world’s largest lighting marketplace.
Fueled by the rise of smart lighting and IoT (the Internet of Things), the Autumn Lighting Fair will present a wide array of lighting products for smart living from many renowned international brands at the Connected Living, Smart Home zone. Among the exhibitors will be OSRAM, Prosperity Group, Opple, Panasonic and PHILIPS, a strategic partnership between Tmall Genie, Jingxun Software and Bright Power Semiconductor, and Broadline, a strategic partner of Baidu.
International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo
The spotlighted zone at the International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo will present a broad range of the latest smart lighting products, including the L-Column, an intelligent lighting column produced by a first-time exhibitor from Thailand. The product can provide various technical options to adapt to different system configurations, offering a highly flexible smart city and public lighting solution. Other thematic zones include outdoor and public lighting, technical and professional lighting, outdoor advertising lighting and horticultural lighting.
Close to 20 exciting and informative events will be organised during the twin lighting fairs. “The Ecosystem of Connected Living” forum will feature representatives from leading industry players including Alibaba, Opple, Panasonic and TCL, who will share the latest developments and trends for smart household lighting. At the International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo, the “Luminaires Beyond Illumination: What’s the Next Move in Smart City?” seminar will feature experts from Fonda Technology and Tecnon Smart Display to talk about the development of smart lighting and the opportunities it presents in terms of smart city development.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) 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, in the mainland and international markets. For more info, visit:www.hktdc.com/aboutus.