"Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is hosting four major international trade fairs this April. The Houseware Fair and the International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair will be held from April 20-23 April, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This will be followed by the Gifts & Premium Fair from April 27-30, 2019 also at the HKCEC, and the International Printing & Packaging Fair, jointly organised with CIEC Exhibition Co (HK) at the AsiaWorld-Expo."
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is hosting four major international trade fairs this April. The Houseware Fair and the International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair will be held from April 20-23 April, 2019 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). This will be followed by the Gifts & Premium Fair from April 27-30, 2019 also at the HKCEC, and the International Printing & Packaging Fair, jointly organised with CIEC Exhibition Co (HK) at the AsiaWorld-Expo.
The Houseware Fair will feature 2,160 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions, while the concurrent Home Textiles Fair will bring together about 310 exhibitors from seven countries and regions. The Gifts & Premium Fair will attract 4,380 exhibitors from 30 countries. The Printing & Packaging Fair will welcome nearly 500 exhibitors from six countries and regions. In addition, the HKTDC will organise 300 buying missions, comprising more than 14,600 companies from around the world, to visit the fairs.
Startup Zones to promote innovations
With an aim to promote entrepreneurial innovation and the sustained development of corporations, the HKTDC will also set up Startup Zones at these events.
This year's Houseware Fair will have 28 start-ups from Hong Kong, Mainland China, Indonesia and the Philippines. While the Gifts & Premium Fair will have 34 start-ups from Hong Kong, mainland China, Indonesia, the Philippines, the Netherlands and Taiwan will be on site.
This main theme of the Houseware Fair is L.I.F.E. - representing which means Lifestyle, Interior, Feast and Enrich. The ‘Lifestyle’ segment will cover dining, home decor and eco-friendly houseware products. The Candles and Scenes zone will debut at the ‘Interior’ segment. The ‘Feast’ theme will feature an array of cooking and dining tools, while ‘Enrich’ will spotlight such quality-of-life-enhancing products such as pet supplies, baby products, gardening supplies, and beauty and healthcare products.
To highlight these four themes, HKTDC has teamed up with WGSN, a world-renowned trend forecasting authority, to set up an on-site display featuring new concepts and highlighting key lifestyle and interior trends for Spring/Summer 2020.
Home textile and beauty products on display
The Home Textiles Fair will have multiple zones including those presented by three of India's largest chambers of commerce for the textiles industry - the Handloom Export Promotion Council (HEPC), Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) and the Carpet Export Promotion Council (CEPC). These pavilions will be dedicated to fine home textiles products from across South Asia. The Gifts & Premium Fair will launch the World of Beauty, Fitness & Well-being zone featuring around 40 exhibitors from the mainland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea, India and New Zealand. The Hall of Fine Designs Zone, on the other hand, will display more than 140 brands from around the world. In addition, the Hong Kong Exporters' Association, the co-organiser of the fair, will present a pavilion with three zones - Isle of Originality, Brand Oasis and Smart Design HK - featuring more than 170 quality Hong Kong gift exporters.
Eco-friendly products and materials in focus
The Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair will feature four major thematic zones: De Luxe, Green Printing & Packaging Solutions, Printing & Packaging Solutions for Fashion & Accessories and Innovative Retail Display Solutions. It will also mark the debut of the World of Advertising and Signs zone to showcase creative visual communication and promotion approaches. The fair will also organise a series of seminars including sessions entitled "Embrace Opportunities in Greater Bay Area: Certification and Training Services in Hong Kong's Graphic Arts Industries" and "New Development and Application of Wide Gamut Colour Printing".