The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is expected to attract over 2,600 exhibitors from 19 countries and regions across three major technology exhibitions this week.

Joining the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) – organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) – and Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) is the first-ever InnoEX, jointly organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the HKTDC.

Taking place from 12 to 15 April under the theme ‘Connecting the World with Innovations for Better Living’, the exhibitions will bring together international exhibitors and buyers, officials from Mainland China and ASEAN tech experts, research centres and thought leaders to promote cross-regional, cross-industry and cross-sector cooperation through innovation and technology (I&T) exchange.

“HKTDC is committed to promoting innovation and technology, fostering start-ups and promoting Hong Kong’s development in the digital economy and smart city through a series of events themed on I&T, and promoting the strength of local I&T to the Mainland and overseas markets,” HKTDC deputy executive director, Sophia Chong said.

“The inaugural InnoEX is the flagship event of Business of Innovation and Technology Week (BITWeek), driven by the Government of HKSAR and HKTDC. BITWeek also features the HKTDC’s Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and the Digital Economy Summit co-organised by the HKSAR Government and Cyberport.

“Alongside the 2023 Hong Kong Web3 Carnival that will be held concurrently, the series of events reflect Hong Kong’s determination to develop into an international centre for innovation and technology, confirming Hong Kong’s leading position as an international trade exhibition centre.”

The inaugural InnoEX will build on the success of the HKTDC’s International ICT Expo by showcasing innovations and cutting-edge I&T solutions on smart living, inviting international experts and opinion leaders to discuss issues in technological development.

InnoEX will promote business-to-business (B2B), government-to-government (G2G), and government-to-business (G2B) cooperation and help build bridges between technology institutions and markets with an aim to promote the commercialisation of innovations, as well as support global market expansion.

The HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) features special theme zones including the Hall of Fame, Startup Zone and Tech Hall, showcasing cutting-edge electronic products. A series of activities will be held as part of the fair including the ‘Under 30 – Tech Trends Symposium for the Next Generation’.

This year’s HKTDC International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition) will feature the Hall of Aurora, where leading brands and innovative lighting designs are on display, while the Connected and Smart Lighting Zone will present solutions that promote energy conservation and unlock the potential for smart homes and offices. The Innobuild Zone will bring exhibitors of building technologies, safety, security and electrical systems for buildings, building materials and hardware under one roof.

Feature image (L to R): Acting government chief information officer, Tony Wong, HKTDC deputy executive director, Sophia Chong and HKTDC chairman of the electronics/electrical appliances industries advisory committee, Steve Chuang.