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MEGA SHOW, Hong Kong’s most comprehensive gift, home, premium and toy trade fairs presents two-of-the-best All Asian Sourcing Shows this October

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

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Now in its 17th year, MEGA SHOW PART 1 is established as the major annual sourcing fixture for over 60,000 international buyers, who visit Hong Kong every October, to source, compare and select from over 3,400 exhibiting companies, showing a comprehensive range of competitively-priced products from the gift, housewares, premiums and toy industries.

MEGA SHOW PART 1, will take place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre from Monday October 20 to Thursday October 23, 2008, timed conveniently between the first two phases of the southern china trade fairs in nearby Canton, China.

This coming October, a new look will be unveiled to MEGA SHOW PART 2 which will run from Tuesday 28 October to Thursday 30 October 2008 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, again timed to fall between the second and third phase of the southern china trade fairs in Canton.

In addition to the diverse mix of gifts and premiums, over 800 Asia suppliers of essential and everyday items, will be presented, with a selection of inspiring new ideas and innovations for home interiors, garden and outdoor, house improvement, and designs for good living joining the show this season.

Two Trade Shows, nearly 5,000 Suppliers, over 74,000 Buyers only in Hong Kong, every October.

Registration is now open for two trade exhibitions for trade professionals only and can be done online at www.mega-show.com

Venue : Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition, 1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong

Organiser : Kenfair International Limited. www.kenfair.com

For further information please contact Linda Chan, Tel : (852) 2311 8216, Email : linda.chan@kenfair.com

Buyers prepare for mid-year sourcing opportunity at timely Hong Kong trade fair

Monday, June 23rd, 2008

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The timing of the HKTDC Summer Sourcing Show for Gifts, House-ware and Toys – 2 to 5 July 2008 – presents international buyers with a last-minute chance to expand their festive season inventory.

Encompassing the three pillars of festive season retailing success – gift-ware, house-ware and toys – the trade show, now in its fifth edition, is a valuable sourcing point for the international industry. Last year’s buyers, over 20,000 of them, came from 96 countries & regions.

A first-time attendee in 2007 was Jamal Awad, Deputy Managing Director, Grand Stores, in the United Arab Emirates. Grand Stores stock many different products in photography, cosmetics, travel accessories, linen and household, gifts and novelties as well as tableware and houseware. At last year’s fair Mr Awad commented, There is a wide range of products and I’ve found many items of interest. The fair is well organized with good facilities. This is a good place to do business with suppliers and I am already thinking about coming again next year.”

Richard Morgan, Managing Director, Morganware, Australia, first visited the fair in 2006. “I enjoyed it so much I had to come back this year,â€? he said when interviewed in 2007. I have already picked up three new suppliers.

Mr Morgan was one of many buyers who appreciated the more intimate nature of the Summer Sourcing Show, which presented 825 exhibitors in 2007. The fact is, at this fair you have more time to sit and talk with the suppliers. The more in-depth nature of the interaction between buyers and exhibitors is a characteristic of the fair.

The organisation of the event, which Mr Awad highlighted, is another of its strengths. With its diversity of products, zoning is essential and the fair is streamlined into product categories such as the Gift Ideas, Dining & Cooking, Home Living, Style & Décor, Fun & Play, Costume Jewellery and Ladies World. Another zone, Treasure Island, is dedicated to high-end, design-driven products.

Always evolving, the fair has announced two new zones for 2008. One is the Advertising Premium Zone, which caters to buyers of promotional gifts, novelties, posters and other items. The other is Home Tech, which offers healthcare electronics, home security devices, intelligent home appliances, home automation and small electrical appliances.

Besides being a trading platform, the Summer Sourcing Show will have a series of seminars. Topics like Latest Trends, Updates on Product Safety Directives and Prospects of Toys Market and Latest Trends of Lifestyle Products and Gifts Market will be covered. There will be new product launching sessions for participants to get the latest industry and product information.

For further information about the show, please visit www.hktdc.com/summersourcingshow

For trade media enquiries, please contact Ms Judy Ko of HKTDC
Tel: +852 2824 0026
Fax: +852 2240 4071
Email: judy.ko@tdc.org.hk