The bilateral trade relations among Hong Kong and India have long been robust. Adding to the Hong Kong’s business advantages, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organises more than 30 exhibitions each year to bring together buyers and suppliers from both economies to develop their business.HKTDC Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair (8-10 November 2018)
“The HKTDC’s some 30 fairs attracted about 39,000 exhibitors and over 750,000 visitors from all over the world. Of which, there were more than 14,000 exhibitors and buyers from India, showing Indian companies are keen to seek business opportunities through HKTDC exhibitions platform,” Bhagat said.
He looked forward to welcoming more Indian corporations to explore business opportunities and tap into global markets through HKTDC exhibitions. He also highly encouraged all Indian buyers, distributors and retailers come to Hong Kong to experience the benefit of sourcing through HKTDC’s trade fairs.
India is Hong Kong seventh largest trading partner. In the first half of 2018, the total trade value between Hong Kong and India amounted to $14.4 billion. In particular, Hong Kong’s total export to India amounted to $8.3 billion and total import value from India reached $6.1 billion.
Each year, the HKTDC organises more than 30 exhibitions in Hong Kong. Eleven of them are the largest marketplaces of their kind in Asia, and among them five are the largest in the world, namely HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show cum HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show; HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair; HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair; HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) cum electronicAsia; HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) cum Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo.ABOUT CENTRESTAGE
The third international fashion trade show CENTRESTAGE will take place from 5-8 September at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Last year, the show became talk of the town attracting exceptional fashion brands, designers, buyers, media and fashionistas.
The fair will showcase over 220 local and overseas brands: Local Brands include: 112 mountainyam, Angus Tsui, ANVEGLOSA, DEMO., DORISKATH, HARRISON WONG, House of V, LOOM LOOP, Maison Vermillion and YLYstudio; Overseas brands include D-ANTIDOTE (Korea), Label 31 (Thailand), TAiLE (Vietnam), Beequeen by Chicca Lualdi (Italy), Edward Achour (France) and more.
About 20 fashion shows will be held during CENTRESTAGE. On the first evening, the large-scale opening gala fashion show, CENTRESTAGE ELITES, will put three top Asian brands and their newest collections under the spotlight, including award-winning Japanese avant-garde streetwear label FACETASM by Hiromichi Ochiai; Hong Kong-born brand IDISM by the design duo Julio Ng and Cyrus Wong, as well as Chinese luxury womenswear label Ms MIN by Min Liu.
The renowned Hong Kong Young Fashion Designers’ Contest 2018 will be held on 8 September as the finale of CENTRESTAGE. The international fashion designer, Martine Rose, is the VIP judge to share her insights and ideas with the finalists.