24th Hong Kong Optical Fair offered brisk business for participants amidst a vibrant trading atmosphere
When: Nov 9-11, 2016
Where: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong
The HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair 2016 ended on a high note with a record number of buyers attending the three-day event. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association, the fair’s 24th edition drew more than 15,000 buyers from 100 countries and regions, up 2.4 percent over the previous year.
Buyers from several ASEAN and emerging markets recorded satisfactory growth, including Malaysia, the Philippines, Russia, Iran, Brazil and Mexico. The number of buyers from mature markets such as Canada, Australia, Korea, Spain and Sweden, also saw good growth, underscoring Hong Kong’s position as a prime trading platform for the global eyewear industry.
“The total number of visitors to the fair increased this year, and there was satisfactory growth in the number of buyers from various countries. This shows that the Hong Kong Optical Fair is essential for eyewear promotion and sourcing and continues to play an important role as a trading platform for the global eyewear industry. The trading atmosphere was very good at the fairground. Buyers eagerly sought the latest eyewear designs, products and equipment”, said Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC.
This year’s Brand Name Gallery featured more than 220 international brands and designer collections. Among the dazzling array of fashionable eyewear were high-tech eyewear and eye-care products, which were once again highlights of the show.
This year’s Optical Fair gathered a record of more than 780 exhibitors from 29 countries and regions. The Chinese mainland, France, Italy, Japan, Korea and Taiwan set up group pavilions to showcase stylish eyewear products.
To cater to growing demand for protection against harmful blue light emitted from digital devices, especially for youngsters, many relevant products were featured at the fair.