19 Nov 2018
Hong Kong International Stationery Fair
WHAT: The 19th Hong Kong International Stationery Fair will provide a dynamic platform for industry players to network, source and place orders at the beginning of the business year. Product categories include DIY supplies, gift stationery, kids and school, pen and paper and smart office. The fair also features regional zones for Taiwan and Korea. Three events that are likely to interest those in the stationery business will run at the same time: the HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, the HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show
|Date||Opening hours||Buyer Registration Hours|
|7-9 Jan ||9:30am-6:30pm||9:00am-6:00pm|
|10 Jan ||9:30am-5:00pm||9:00am-3:30pm|
For trade visitors aged 18 or above only (Free admission)
In 2018 the fair hosted 257 exhibitors from 15 countries and regions, and drew 20,960 buyers from 107 countries and regions.
WHO: Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council in association with Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd
WHY: After Hong Kong, the top 10 sources of visitors in 2018 were the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Korea, the United States, Japan, Thailand, India, the Philippines, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. Key products of interest to visitors were gift stationery (22.9%), children’s stationery and school supplies (17.3%), paper and printing products (13.5%), office supplies (13.1%), art supplies (10.7%), writing equipment (8.4%), computer peripherals, consumables and related accessories (8.4%) and others (5.7%). Of the visitors, 28.6% were importers/exporters, 24.8% were independent retailers/chain stores/department stores/e-tailers, 22.4% were wholesalers/distributors/buying officers, 8.7% were manufacturers, 2.6% were franchisees/franchising agents/franchisors, 2.1% were school institutions and 10.8% had other business functions.
WHERE: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
AND YOU CAN QUOTE ME: “I found a wide variety of innovative and high-quality stationery products at the fair. I’m happy to see that there are new suppliers every year and I have met at least three potential suppliers from the Chinese mainland and Korea. I’m going to place an order with one of the Chinese exhibitors.”
Ram Lakshmanan, Managing Partner, Super Swift General Trading LLC (UAE), a buyer at the 2018 fair
FAIR WEBSITE: http://m.hktdc.com/fair/hkstationeryfair-en/Hong-Kong-International-Stationery-Fair.html