The Hong Kong Electronics Fair with over 3000 exhibitors is the largest electronics trading platform in the region. It attracts buyers from around the world including a big contingent from Australia, as a one-stop sourcing venue for the latest gizmos and gadgets.

The (Autumn Edition) had over 3000 exhibitors. Among them were four Australian companies including Neltronics with its Fleetminder security and asset locater module.

Neltronics director, Glenn Secco, told the exhibition went extremely well, generating 70 leads from over 40 countries. “The show was very positive for us with a lot of interest for a good Aussie designed product. We expect Fleetminder to do well.”

Darrel Jones, business development manager at Harvey Norman noted the abundance of product, telling Appliance Retailer he was “very impressed” with the show. “There were a number of products of interest and we came back with a few ideas.”

Ultra mobile PCs, more tall boy and sound bar entries and increased wireless product, caught the attention of Daniel Seow, senior product and marketing manager at TEAC Australia. Overall, however, he was disappointed with the lack of new technologies.

A similar view was held by John Karibalis, advertising and marketing manager from WOW Sight & Sound. “There was a fair bit of duplication which I guess is a sign of the times. The new in-vehicle and GPS zone was interesting but similar product is already available in Australia.”