Kong Electronics Fair 2005
Keeping Abreast Of New Trends
April 14-17, 2005 (Thursday - Sunday)
Halls 1, 2, 3, 5; Grand Hall; Grand Foyer;
Mezzanine 1, 2; Atrium 2: Convention Hall;
Meeting Rooms 201-212
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive (Harbour Rd Entrance)
Wanchai, Hong Kong
electronics show looks set to scale new heights with the staging
of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2005 (Spring Edition) at the
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from April 14-17, 2005.
inaugural Spring Edition attracted 38,059 trade visitors from
143 countries and regions and the organiser, the Hong Kong Trade
Development Council (TDC), expects this year's event to be even
Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Expo will again
be a special highlight of the fair, further boosting its appeal
by enabling information, communications and technology companies
to showcase their state-of-the-art solutions, products and services
in a dedicated arena.
already have more than 1,600 exhibitors registered for this year's
Spring Edition, which represents double-digit growth compared
with last year's groundbreaking event," TDC senior exhibitions
manager Anne Chick observes.
extremely enthusiastic participation rate shows that exhibitors
are keen for buyers to see their very latest electronic items
as often as possible as product life cycles in this sector become
shorter and shorter."
Edition has been welcomed by many buyers, who point out that this
enables them to keep abreast of the newest trends in this rapidly-changing
fair is important because you get to see the progression of product
development," says buyer Allen Arzoumanian of AEI Inc of
the US. "It used to be that products changed every year or
two - now it's every six months."
is echoed by electrical engineer Daniel Barale of Dynacom s.r.l,
Argentina, who says, "Having the fair twice a year is good
for us because of the different buying seasons in our market,
and we plan to come to both fairs."
the Hong Kong Electronics Fair 2005 (Spring Edition) will be spoilt
for choice at the event, which will feature exhibitors from Hong
Kong, Australia, Austria, Canada, the Chinese mainland, Germany,
Indonesia, Italy, Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Singapore, Turkey
and the UAE.
Chinese mainland, Korea and Taiwan will also host their own pavilions,
which will give local and overseas buyers a truly comprehensive
view of the most up-to-date innovations in the electronics sector,"
buyers will be attracted to the myriad electronics items which
make the electronics industry Hong Kong's largest merchandise
export earner, accounting for 42% of Hong Kong's total exports
shipments surged 24% in the first eleven months of 2004 to top
US$105bn, with Korea (up 30%), the Chinese mainland (28%), the
UK (25%), Japan (22%), Singapore (21%), Germany (16%), Taiwan
(14%) and the US (11%) leading the pack.
Kong's export figures reflect the attendance at last year's spring
fair, when 62.1% of foreign buyers came from Asia, 18.1% from
Europe and 7.6% from North America," Chick notes. "We
are expecting a similar breakdown in buyer registrations this
is matched by international exhibitors such as Shaogang Song,
division chief senior engineer at the Chinese mainland's Ministry
of Science and Technology's Division of Computer Software, Torch
High Technology Industry Development Centre.
Kong is an international window through which mainland companies
can reach out to important world markets such as the US, Europe
and Japan," he notes.
only do we aspire to collaborate with Hong Kong enterprises on
developing products and markets, we're also exploring opportunities
to find new sources of funding and establishing venture capital
investment mechanisms here."
Infocomm Technology Federation executive director Teo Thiam Chye
is equally optimistic.
Kong is a natural gateway to the Pearl River Delta and other parts
of the mainland and companies wishing to make inroads can definitely
benefit from this fair," he says.
impressed by the size of the China Torch Program pavilion at the
2004 show, and I am sure that this year's event will attract a
larger Chinese presence."
other visitors, they will be drawn by an enormous array of exhibit
categories that includes proven winners such as:
- Audio and
Manufacturing Services (EMS)
Parts, Components and Production Technology
- Home Appliances
Automation and Equipment
- Trade Services
product zones and pavilions have also been specifically developed
for the spring event as the TDC seeks to further expand and strengthen
the appeal of the world's second-largest electronics fair.
have instituted digital imaging, electronic manufacturing services
and healthcare electronic product zones in response to growing
industry demand for these items," Chick explains.
metal parts and components pavilion will also return, while a
newly introduced surface mount technology pavilion will spotlight
the latest technological developments in the electronics industry."
Spring Edition feature that will make a welcome return is the
Hong Kong Electronics Parts Procurement Square (HKEPPS), which
is organised by the TDC, supported by the Japan External Trade
Organization (JETRO) Hong Kong, and major Japanese electronic
buyers want to buy products such as PCBs, LCDs, semiconductors
and transformers," maintains Masaki Fujihara, director of
JETRO Hong Kong's information service department.
between the Electronics Fair and HKEPPS will be created at the
fair because both electronics components suppliers and Japanese
buyers can easily meet and talk, which leads to increasing opportunities
of business matching."
this unique blend of the world's leading electronic products and
Hong Kong's acknowledged position as a regional sourcing hub and
gateway to the Chinese mainland ensures the success of the forthcoming
are confident that the exclusive combination of the Hong Kong
Electronics Fair 2005 (Spring Edition) and the International ICT
Expo will further cement Hong Kong's hard-earned reputation as
one of the world's leading and most progressive electronics centres,"
WRITTEN BY SANDRA JENNER
Expo Strong Drawcard
ICT Expo, a special highlight of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair
(Spring Edition), is a potent attraction for international information
and communications technology professionals.
Expo was developed to reflect the ever-increasing convergence
of information and communications technologies that makes it ever
more vital to keep abreast of the latest developments," TDC
senior exhibitions manager Anne Chick maintains.
International ICT Expo enables all elements of the industry to
meet in a clearly-focused event specifically designed to meet
all their needs under one roof," she says.
other electronics event in Asia offers such a unique opportunity
for buyers to meet decision makers, industry players looking for
partners, and companies looking for outsourcing services."
also provides a convenient location for overseas exhibitors to
link with potential Chinese mainland partners, while allowing
mainland exhibitors to build working relationships with international
then that more than 480 exhibitors from 16 countries and regions
attracted 21,000 buyers from 130 countries and regions to the
2004 International ICT Expo, which featured group pavilions from
Australia, Canada, the Chinese mainland, India, Ireland, Israel,
Malaysia and the US.
groups appreciate the fact that the Expo has been specially split
into various theme zones that allow them to meet prospective business
partners in a timely and efficient manner," Chick adds.
theme zones include:
Mobile and Wireless
Systems and Data Storage
and Retail Technologies
ICT Expo also serves as an ideal channel to collect market intelligence
on new products and technologies, with a variety of highly informative
conferences, seminars and events designed to keep visitors abreast
of the latest market developments.
distinctive blend of technology and information makes the Expo
a highly attractive addition to the Hong Kong Electronics Fair
(Spring Edition) and further underlines Hong Kong's commitment
to the development of the local, regional and international
electronics, information and communications technology industries,"
WRITTEN BY SANDRA JENNER