A 3-in-1 exhibition, viz, 44th HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, the 9th HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair, and the 18th Hong Kong International Stationery Fair – scheduled to be held from 8-11 January 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), according to the organizers.
Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Acting Executive Director, said that export of toy products in the first 11 months of 2017 has reached HK$44.5 billion with a 32 per cent increase, year on year.” He said that the sales were vibrant in key markets such as the United States, France, Germany and Japan, as well as the Chinese mainland.
Highlighting the key features of the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, Chau said that demand for electronic games, educational STEAM toys and licensed toy products will go up further. “With the evolution from STEM to STEAM and even STREAM education, which strengthen the learning of science, technology, robotics, engineering, arts and mathematics, demand for these educational toys is also rising,” he said.
According to the organizers, there would be six group pavilions to showcase the latest toys and games from around the world, including the Chinese mainland, Korea, Spain, Taiwan and the United Kingdom. The Brand Name Gallery will showcase more than 240 renowned brands from 18 countries and regions.
In the concurrent Hong Kong Baby Products Fair is expected to have 580 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions. Apart from the returning Korea pavilion, the fair will also welcome new pavilions from Singapore and the Hong Kong Children, Babies, Maternity Industries Association.
And, this year’s Hong Kong International Stationery Fair will have some 260 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions. The fair, organised by the HKTDC and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, will showcase the latest art and craft supplies, back-to-school items, paper packaging and printing goods, office supplies and gift stationery.