Published on : Friday, January 13, 2017
Gathering some 3,300 global exhibitors, the HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair, Hong Kong International Stationery Fair and HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show – attracted a total of close to 120,000 buyers, up two per cent over last year. The Toys & Games Fair, Baby Products Fair and Stationery Fair concluded today, while the Licensing Show closed yesterday.More than 46,000 buyers visited the Toys & Games Fair; the Baby Products Fair attracted over 30,000 buyers; the Stationery Fair welcomed close to 21,000 buyers; and over 21,000 visitors came to the Licensing Show.
HKTDC Acting Executive Director Benjamin Chau said the four concurrent fairs at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre attracted a record number of exhibitors and welcomed more global buyers, creating a vibrant atmosphere at the venue. “For the Toys & Games Fair, Baby Products Fair and Stationery Fair, the number of buyers from mature markets such as the United States, Canada, Japan and Korea recorded growth, while those from Belgium, Spain and Taiwan recorded a double-digit percentage increase. Meanwhile, buyers from emerging markets including Indonesia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Israel and Iran also recorded a double-digit percentage increase, and there is steady growth in the number of buyers from the Chinese mainland.”
Mr Chau also said that in response to buyers sourcing in smaller lots, the hktdc.com Small Orders zone returned to the Toys & Games Fair and Baby Products Fair featuring more than 120 showcases with around 1,200 products for buyers to place orders of between five and 1,000 pieces. More than 6,500 buyers visited the zone and over 12,000 business connections were generated during the four days.