"HKTDC is gearing up to hold the 32nd edition of Hong Kong Houseware Fair that will run from April 20-23, 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The fair will attract over 2,200 exhibitors, who will showcase a wide range of quality household items from around the world. Demand for housewares has been strong in Asia. And according to Statista, a leading statistics company, the global ‘Furniture & Homeware’ segment is worth around $115 billion in 2017, and is expected to grow by 12.4 per cent annually."
HKTDC is gearing up to hold the 32nd edition of Hong Kong Houseware Fair that will run from April 20-23, 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The fair will attract over 2,200 exhibitors, who will showcase a wide range of quality household items from around the world. Demand for housewares has been strong in Asia. And according to Statista, a leading statistics company, the global ‘Furniture & Homeware’ segment is worth around $115 billion in 2017, and is expected to grow by 12.4 per cent annually. Over half of the revenue is generated in Asia ($58 billion), indicating abundant business opportunities in the industry in Asia. In 2016, over 28,000 buyers from 114 countries and regions attended the sourcing fair. As Asia’s leading houseware event, the fair is an ideal one-stop trading platform for quality household items.
Products galore at ‘LIFE’ themes.
This year, the Fair celebrates aspects of ‘LIFE’, which stands for ‘Lifestyle’, ‘Interior’, ‘Feast’ and ‘Enrich’ zones Under the theme ‘lifestyle’ are the ‘Hall of Elegance’, ‘World of Fine Dining’, ‘World of Fine Décor’, ‘World of Pet Supplies’, ‘Green Living’ and the new zones, ‘Coffee Alley’, which offers coffee-related products like coffee makers, grinders and mugs; and ‘Designers’ Furniture’, which showcases designs from traditional crafts to contemporary designs.
‘Interior’ features exhibitors of product zones like ‘Interior Décor’, ‘Festive Décor’, ‘Best of Asean’, as well as ‘Creative Arts & Cultural Craft’, ‘Feast’ Includes ‘Tableware’, ‘Wine Tools & Accessories’, ‘Kitchenware & Gadgets’, ‘Home Appliances’ and the new ‘HORECA zone’ which features catering and decoration products related to the industry.
The ‘Enrich’ theme is designated for debut ‘World of Building & Hardware’, as well as ‘Homepedia’, ‘Baby Products’, ‘Bath Beauty & Healthcare’, ‘Home Cleaning & Laundry’, ‘Storage Solutions’, ‘Outdoor & Gardening’ and ‘Furniture’.
Design-led merchandise converge at highlighted zones
‘Hall of Elegance’ will present over 40 prestigious exhibitors including Berndes, bzyoo, Happycall, JIA, Kakiemon, Laica, PinJang, R2S, Thomson Pottery, Topchoice, and TVS. A broad range of designer collections will showcase innovation and top-notch craftsmanship. ‘World od Fine Dining’ will put the spotlight on newest designs of tableware, kitchenware and bar accessories. Top brands include Wilmax from Hong Kong, KOKUBO from Japan, and Glasslock from Korea, etc. ‘World of Fine Décor’ will highlight premium home accents, furniture, artificial flowers, outdoor living and home tech. It is an ideal platform for designers to build their brands and to put their cutting-edge designs on display.
‘World of Building and Hardware’ debuts
The debut ‘World of Building and Hardware’ will showcase quality building materials, hardware & DIY tools, as well as sanitary ware. The dedicated platform aims to attract traders and interior designers who are looking for the latest items for interior projects and contract business.
‘World of Pet Supplies’ returns
With growing popularity of pet-related products, the ‘World of Pet Supplies’, offers a dynamic marketplace for sourcing basic items and pampering products for all kinds of pets. Exhibitors will showcase their trendy products and demonstrate their latest products through a series of pet supplies product demo.
Design trends under spotlight
One of the highlights will be the trend concept displays. In collaboration with A+A Design Studio, a well-known Italian trend forecast agency for the first time, a wide spectrum of houseware and interior design elements will be on display to unveil the Spring/Summer18 design trends.
Concurrent fair creates synergy
Held concurrently under one roof is the HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair. Sharing the same theme on household living, the twin fairs generate synergistic effect, enhance the fair experience of exhibitors and buyers, and thus offer expanded business opportunities.