Hong Kong, 20th April: The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) concluded its Hong Kong Houseware Fair and the Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishing Fair last week at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The four-day fairs ran from 20th to 23rd April and featured more than 2,500 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions as well as over 48,000 buyers.
In its 32nd edition, the Houseware Fair, is positioned as the largest of its kind in Asia, showcasing 2,280 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions. The main theme is “L.I.F.E.” – reflecting the four themed zones: Lifestyle, Interior, Feast and Enrich. New elements at this year’s edition included Coffee Alley under Lifestyle, Feast’s HORECA, and World of Building & Hardware at Enrich.
Held concurrently with the Houseware Fair, the 8th edition of Home Textiles and Furnishing Fair welcomed some 300 exhibitors from eight countries regions, featuring new exhibitors from Belgium and Vietnam. Themed “Interior”, the fairs offered a variety of home textile, upholstery and furnishing products.
According to the HKTDC, the two concurrent fairs attracted over 48,000 buyers from 111 countries and regions, which represents a 2% increase over last year. More than 29,000 buyers visited the Houseware Fair, and close to 19,000 buyers were at the Home Textiles and Furnishing Fair. Double-digit growth was recorded for some mature markets such as Australia and Korea, and some emerging markets – including Mainland China, Brazil, Russia, Malaysia and the Philippines.