By Tom DiTerlizzi in Hong Kong
HONG KONG: The Hong Kong Electronics Fair Spring Edition will be opened by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council tomorrow at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, with 2,400 electronics exhibitors.
The bi-annual event runs over four days in the 58,000 square metre centre, and exhibitors will be presenting their products to trade buyers.
Last year, over 51,000 buyers from 153 countries made the trip to the last Electronics Fair, and while exhibitor numbers this year are down on 2006, a small number of Australian companies will be displaying their electronics wares at the event.
Among these is Kaya Industries which manufactures batteries, cables and cable accessories along with games and toys, and Visiontek will be presenting air-conditioners and de-humidifiers.
Kaya Industries also markets a gaming accessories brand under the name ‘Tool’. Go to www.tool.net.au for more information.
Running in tandem with the Electronics Fair is the HK ICT Expo, held at the same venue, at which 18 Australian businesses will be exhibiting as a collective.
The Australian pavilion will include Adelaide-based m.Net Corporation Ltd and Tigerspike Pty Ltd (Sydney), both promoting a range of mobile phone entertainment services.
An integral part of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair is a seminar program tackling issues such as ‘The Challenge of Intellectual Property Rights in the Electronics Industry’. Intellectual property theft is a booming business globally, and this seminar will reveal how the industry plans to weed out the perennial problem.