August trade shows in Hong Kong report business as usualAugust 27, 19
Four Hong Kong-based international trade shows, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) concluded successfully in August, the HKTDC reported. The four shows - the 30th HKTDC Food Expo; the11th HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair; the fourth HKTDC Beauty & Wellness Expo; the sixth HKTDC Home Delights Expo; and the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products (ICMCM) all concluded successfully. The four fairs featured more than 2,100 exhibitors and welcomed a total of nearly 450,000 visitors.
Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC, said: "Despite the social incidents seen in Hong Kong in recent months, the four fairs organised by the HKTDC in Augustâ€¦all ran smoothly. Global exhibitors and buyers still view our trade fairs as important one-stop trading platforms for sourcing and business promotion. The Trade Hall attracted nearly 18,000 buyers, including significant numbers from Mainland China and emerging markets such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Poland and Thailand."
Speaking about the current situation in Hong Kong, Jeffrey Williamson, director of the California State Trade Expansion Program (California STEP) said "We have not been affected by the recent social incidents that happened in Hong Kong." He also said that the city is still a lead market for exporters entering Asia, with its excellent financial, legal and logistics infrastructure.