Gifts Fair and Printing Fair attract about 67,000 buyers, up 4%
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30 April 2019 – The 34th HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair and the 14th Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair both concluded today. Over a four-day period, the concurrent fairs welcomed a total of about 67,000 buyers from 150 countries and regions, an increase of 4% compared to the previous year. There was a double-digit increase in the number of buyers from emerging markets including Mainland China, the Philippines, Vietnam, Russia and the United Arab Emirates, together with satisfactory growth in buyers from traditional markets such as Singapore, New Zealand, the Netherlands and the United States. Close to 50,000 buyers attended the Gifts & Premium Fair, while more than 17,000 took in the Printing & Packaging Fair.
The Gifts & Premium Fair was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, while the Printing & Packaging Fair was jointly organised by the HKTDC and CIEC Exhibition Co (HK) Ltd at AsiaWorld-Expo.
Printing & Packaging Fair unpacks novel products for new opportunities
Held concurrently with the Gifts & Premium Fair, this year’s Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair at AsiaWorld-Expo featured more than 500 exhibitors from six countries and regions, showcasing a diverse range of printing and packaging solutions. Multiple thematic zones were set up at the fair, including the new World of Advertising and Signs zone that featured different signs and advertising lightboxes to help enterprises enhance their brand image and awareness. The Green Printing & Packaging Solutions zone also returned, presenting a range of new and eco-friendly materials and solutions.
Viet Style, a leading manufacturer of printed paper bags in Vietnam, was exhibiting at the Printing & Packaging Fair for the second consecutive year. The company’s director, Phan Hoang Hai, said that their kraft bags attracted many buyers. Shortly after the fair opened, his company had already met with more than 10 quality buyers from around the world. He said he was optimistic that the fair would once again generate positive results and pledged to return next year. He also shared that a major client from the United States, that he met at the fair last year, is now buying bags worth about US$500,000 a year.
Hong Kong International Printing & Packaging Fair: www.hkprintpackfair.com
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