In 2014, Hong Kong’s electronics exports rose by 6 per cent to reach US $287 billion. Keen to continue this growth, the HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) will this year pay special attention to two areas of the market offering big opportunities for retailers: wearables and smarthomes.

“The Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) is the largest spring electronics fair in Asia. This year, it will introduce two new zones, ‘Wearable Electronics’ and ‘Connected Home’, to showcase the latest technology advancement and the application of Internet-of-Things (IoT) in modern homes,” said Benjamin Chau deputy executive director, HKTDC.

With the Apple Watch set to launch in April, 2015 is predicted to be a big year for wearables. The second new zone, Connected Home, will demonstrate smart devices for home automation, such as security and monitoring systems.

The 12th edition of the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) will be held at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre from 13 to 16 April 2015. The event is a chance for the industry to preview the latest market trends and build relationships with international suppliers and buyers.

Also present will be the Small-Order Zone, where buyers can source in smaller lots, from five to 1,000 pieces. The Small-Order Zone is also online at for global buyers to source products and complete transactions online.

The HKTDC International ICT Expo will be held concurrently at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.

“The twin fairs will provide abundant trading opportunities and good potential for crossover business activities among the exhibitors and buyers,” Chau said.

This year the two fairs will provide a platform for 3,300 exhibitors to showcase electronics products, as well as cutting-edge information and communications technology services, to potential business partners.