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First four HKTDC Fairs of the year attract 6% more visitors than last year

Published on: 15th January 2018

Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), this year the fairs attracted around 126,000 buyers.

The shows, including the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong Baby Products Fair, Hong Kong International Stationery Fair, and the Hong Kong International Licensing Show, featured more than 2,940 exhibitors from around the world.

More than 49,000 buyers went to the Toys & Games Fair, while close to 33,000 and around 21,000 buyers visited the Baby Products Fair and Stationery Fair respectively. In addition, more than 22,000 visitors attended the Licensing Show.

Benjamin Chau, deputy executive director of the HKTDC, said the four fairs have successfully attracted buyers and suppliers from around the world, and further bolstered Hong Kong’s role as an international exhibition and sourcing hub.

He commented: “As the global economy stabilises, the four fairs have achieved satisfactory results. Buyers from such emerging markets as India, Malaysia, Russia, Poland, and Turkey, and those from developed markets including the US, Canada, Netherlands, and Sweden recorded satisfactory growth. Besides, there was also a double-digit percentage increase in the number of buyers from the Chinese mainland. The HKTDC will continue to provide an international trade and exchange platform for industry professionals to generate more business opportunities for all.”

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