The dates for the physical 2021Toys & Games Fair lie very close to those of Spielwarenmesse’s summer edition.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council has announced its intention to consolidate seven of its fairs into a new event.
In an email to exhibitors, Horasis Lung, exhibitions project manager for the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) said: “With many pandemic-related travel restrictions remaining in place, exhibitors and buyers may have difficulty joining the Toys & Games Fair scheduled for 27th-30th April 2021.
To assist exhibitors and buyers in overcoming the business challenges brought by the pandemic, and after consultation with industry representatives and key stakeholders, the HKTDC has decided to consolidate seven of its trade fairs scheduled for April 2021 – Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Hong Kong Baby Products Fair, Hong Kong Houseware Fair, Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair, Hong Kong Fashion Week, Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair, and Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair (co-organised with CIEC Exhibition Company (HK) Limited), into a new sourcing event entitled ‘HKTDC International Sourcing Show’. This will be held in digital and physical formats:
- Digital fair date: 17th-31st March 2021 (with continued exposure on hktdc.com Sourcing platform till the physical fair ends in July 2021)
- Physical fair date and venue: 26th-29th July 2021- Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
With this new arrangement, industry players will be able to use the HKTDC’s dedicated online exhibition platform to capture the business opportunities of the sourcing season in March, and to participate in a physical fair held in Hong Kong when the pandemic situation is expected to be more in control. The pricing details and the space allocation of the International Sourcing Show will be announced in end of December.
We believe the hybrid model of International Sourcing Show will create synergy and assist exhibitors and buyers to make early arrangements to cope with the post-pandemic ‘new normal’.
We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to exhibitors, group pavilions, industry associations and buyers from around the world for their tremendous support for HKTDC events. We will continue to make every effort to help companies capture business opportunities through multiple channels and platforms. ”
More information will be available on the HKTDC website in due course.
The new show is now very close to Spielwarenmesse; the Nuremberg trade fair ends on 24th July, while the HKTDC International Sourcing Show starts just two days later.