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HKTDC set to return

The Hong Kong Housewares Fair, set to run April 20-23, will feature a new coffee-related zone and new HoReCa zone featuring both dining and decor

The 32nd edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Housewares Fair is set to return this April (20-23) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre gathering some 2,200 exhibitors together and showcasing a wide range of quality household items from around the world.

The demand for housewares has been strong in Asia. According to Statista, one of the leading statistics companies, the revenue in the Furniture & Homeware segment worldwide amounts to over USD115 billion in 2017, and is expected to grow by 12.4 per cent annually. Over half of the revenue is generated in Asia (USD 58 billion), showing the abundant business opportunities of the industry in Asia.
In 2016, over 28,000 buyers from 114 countries and regions passed through the doors for sourcing. As Asia’s leading houseware event, the fair is an ideal one-stop trading platform for quality household items.

Wide-ranging products under Life theme
This year, the Fair celebrates aspects of Life - Lifestyle, Interiors, Feast and Enrich. Zones under the theme Lifestyle include the Hall of Elegance, World of Fine Dining, World of Fine Décor, World of Pet Supplies and Green Living, with two new zones launching - Coffee Alley, which offers coffee-related products like coffee makers, grinders and mugs; and Designers’ Furniture, which showcases designs from traditional crafts to contemporary designs.

Interiors features exhibitors of product zones, such as interior décor, Festive Décor, Best of ASEAN, and Creative Arts & Cultural Craft.

Feast includes Tableware, Wine Tools & Accessories, Kitchenware & Gadgets, Home Appliances and the new HORECA zone which features catering and decoration products related to the industry.

The Enrich theme is designated for the debut World of Building & Hardware, as well as Homepedia, Baby Products, Bath Beauty & Healthcare, Home Cleaning & Laundry, Storage Solutions, Outdoor & Gardening and Furniture.

Design-led merchandise converge at highlighted zones
Hall of Elegance will present over 40 prestigious exhibitors including Berndes, bzyoo, Happycall, JIA, Kakiemon, Laica, PinJang, R2S, Thomson Pottery, Topchoice, and TVS. A broad range of designer collections will be on display to showcase innovation and top-notch craftsmanship.

World of Fine Dining will spotlight on the newest designs of tableware, kitchenware and bar accessories. Top brands include Wilmax from Hong Kong, KOKUBO from Japan, and Glasslock from Korea, and so on, while World of Fine Décor will highlight premium home accents, furniture, artificial flowers, outdoor living and home tech. It is an ideal platform for designers to build their brands and to put their cutting-edge designs on display.

Launch of World of Building and Hardware
The debut World of Building and Hardware will showcase quality building materials, hardware & DIY tools, as well as sanitary ware. The dedicated platform aims to attract traders and interior designers who are looking for the latest items for interior projects and contract business.

Forthcoming design trends
One of the fair highlights will be the trend concept displays at the fairground. In collaboration with A+A Design Studio, a well-known Italian trend forecast agency for the first time, a wide spectrum of houseware and interior design elements will be on display to unveil the Spring/Summer 2018 design trends.

Concurrent fair creates synergy
Held concurrently under one roof is the HKTDC Hong Kong International Home Textiles and Furnishings Fair. Sharing the same theme on household living, the twin fairs generate synergistic effect, enhance the fair experience of exhibitors and buyers, and thus offer expanded business opportunities.

www.hktdc.com/hkhousewarefair / www.hktdc.com/hkhometextilesfair



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