Here are six of the more unique products available for importers at the 2013 Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn edition), running 13-16 October 2013.

Aiptek has this combination smartphone projector/remote battery charger.

Dutch supplier Difrax has the S-Bend milk warmer.

Those looking to introduce ShowerFM into Australia might consider these water resistant Bluetooth speakers from Elite Century.

Imuse Technology has this modern classic: a smartphone sterilizer – great for connected germaphobes.

Attaching the Lirocco adaptor to your power outlet and download the app and you can monitor the energy efficiency of your appliances.

And my personal favourite from Princess – the Compact4All is a combination toaster, coffee machine, juicer and kettle.

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Eye-catching new products to be offered at Hong Kong Electronics Fair
(Patrick Avenell, 20 September 2013)

Importers and wholesalers looking for to introduce Australian consumers to the next big thing will have access to a range of intriguing new products at the Autumn edition of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair, according to Benjamin Chau, deputy executive director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).

Chau gave a sneak peak of some of the more interesting products that are set to be promoted by manufacturers and sourcing agents at the show, which is being run concurrently with the electronicAsia show and directly preceding the Canton Fair in mainland China.

“The Autumn Electronics Fair will showcase the latest trends and products that capture the hearts of the market traders in the coming season,” Chau said. “iWorld, one of the new zones this year, attracts over 160 exhibitors; bringing with them the newest gadgets and applications for an array of iProducts.

“Advancements will be seen in another new zone, Smart Home Appliances. Also available will be the latest energy management system for home users.

“Autumn Electronics Fair will surely be another fruitful edition for buyers.”

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Experience the future at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair in October
(Patrick Avenell, 19 August 2013)

The Autumn edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair is being held 13-16 October 2013 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. We sat down with marketing manager Cloris Long to find out who should go and how they can get the most out of the experience.

Who should go to the show to the Hong Kong Electronic Fair?

Manufacturers, distributors and big electronic brand buyers have made the Fair one of the staples of the year. All members of the electronics trade are welcome to join the event to source latest offerings or learn the up-and-coming trend in the industry.

What can people expect from the show?

Hong Kong Electronics Fair continues to maintain its top choice status among the global electronics trade as the world’s largest electronics event. It has proved its popularity among 3,300 exhibitors from 28 countries and regions together with the more than 64,000 buyers across the globe in 2012.

What are some of the special highlights?

There’s the Hall of Fame, which is dedicated to showcasing the top-of-the-range brand and stylish products in an exclusive and magnificent setting.

iWorld has mobile devices and accessories, bags and cases, while the Small-Order Zone displays products available for small-quantity orders.

We also have Electronics Seminars where key industry experts share views on market trends, business opportunities and the challenges the electronics industry.

Lastly, there is ElectronicAsia 2013, which is a professional trade fair for components, assemblies and electronic production and display technologies, and that is jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and MMI Asia.

How should a person prepare to get the most out of the show?

Join the half hour guided tour on the first day of the show to familiarise yourself with the exhibition hall and mark down companies you would like to visit prior to travelling.

Attend seminars and evening cocktail receptions to network with exhibitors and other visitors and use the HKTDC complimentary Business Matching Service.

What else going on in Hong Kong that a visitor should go to?

Hong Kong is a shoppers’ paradise, so why not check out some of the great bargains to be had while you’re there? The Landmark, the Galleria, Prince’s Building, Alexandra House and the IFC Mall in Central are packed with designer shops and exclusive consumer brand names.

Do you have anything else you would like to add?

Last year, the fair attracted a record-breaking attendance of over 64,000 visitors, with almost 40,000 visitors coming from overseas, proving the internationality of the fair. As a matter of fact, Australia has been one of the top 10 visiting countries of the Fair for years.