HKTDC Gears Up To Host 24th Edition

From the latest in eyewear trends to the new developments in eyecare technology, the upcoming edition of the optical fair by Hong Kong Trade Development Council is scheduled for November this year

rsr_5843The 24th Hong Kong Optical Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association, will be hosted over a period of three days starting November 9, 2016. The fair will be hosted at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

This year’s edition is expected to witness participation from more than 760 exhibitors from all over the world including Japan, China, Korea and even Taiwan. Last year, a total of more than 14,700 buyers from 99 countries and regions took part in the fair, a close to five per cent increase from the 22nd edition.

Buyer numbers from a variety of emerging as well as mature markets are expected to grow significantly. One of the high points of the upcoming edition is the Brand Name Gallery where visitors will get to see the latest eyewear designs. Over 220 top names of the industry are expected to participate in this Brand Name Gallery. This includes the likes of ic! berlin, Davidoff, Evisu, Jaeger and many more from all over the world. A diverse range of products will be showcased, with a
focus on innovative eyewear built with the latest technology.

rsr_5977During the fair HKTDC will also be hosting eyewear parades, buyer forums, seminars as well as networking receptions to facilitate trade interactions.

The fourteenth edition of the Hong Kong Optometric Conference will also be staged during this fair. Its key focus will be the Advancements in Ophthalmic Treatments. Experts from foreign countries will also be participating in the conference to share their insights.

Additionally, the fair will also host the Hong Kong Eyewear Design Competition wherein innovative designs will be appreciated and felicitated. Winning and selected designs will also be displayed during the exhibition. Trade visitors can reserve their free admission badges through www.hktdc.com/ex/hkopticalfair/18

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