CN – This year’s Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair was held from April 27-30, 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The, by all accounts, “largest trade show of its kind worldwide” celebrated its 30th anniversary this year. Parallel to this, the 10th edition of the International Printing & Packaging Fair was staged by the same organisers at the Asia World-Expo at the Airport. According to the official figures, over 400 exhibitors participated at the latter event and it attracted approx. 14,000 international buyers.
The results of the Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair were even more impressive. According to the organisers – the trade fair is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) in cooperation with the Hong Kong Exporters’ Association (HKEA) – the anniversary event set records in terms of both the number of exhibitors and visitors: Boasting precisely 4,262 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions (2014: 4,136 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions) more suppliers presented their products and services than ever before and the fair was attended by almost 52,000 buyers from all over the world (2014: 51,358). Most of the exhibitors came from the Chinese Mainland (1,489), followed by Taiwan (545), India (107) and Korea (106).
The highlights of the event proved to be the “Hall of Fine Designs” and the “World of Gift Ideas”, where famous exhibitors presented innovative products, new ideas and in some cases, surprising and inspiring design solutions at elaborate, CI-compatible stands. The “Small Order Zone“ with 303 display cases, was located in the lobby area of the main entrance again and was also very popular with the visitors, even though it had declined in size compared to the previous year (400 display cases). Furthermore, this year the trade fair was enhanced by four additional exhibition segments “Beauty Products & Accessories“, “Fine Porcelain Gifts”, “Health & Wellness“ and “Hiking & Camping Products”.
A detailed report will follow in the next issue of eppi magazine, No. 105 (June 10, 2015).