HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair, electronicAsia Open in October, Start-ups in Focus

Product name:HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics

2018/09/27 update

Industry:electronic manufacturing

- Lighting Fair Expects Record Exhibitors; Smart, Eco Items Spotlighted
- Outdoor and Tech Light Expo to Run in Parallel

HONG KONG, Sep 26, 2018 - (ACN Newswire) - Four large-scale trade fairs will be held in October during the sourcing season for the second half of the year. The 38th HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and the 22nd electronicAsia - jointly organised by the HKTDC and MMI Asia Pte Ltd - will run at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) from 13 to 16 Oct. Meanwhile, the 20th HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) (27-30 Oct) and the third HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo (26-29 Oct) will take place at the HKCEC and AsiaWorld-Expo respectively.

"Hong Kong's total exports grew 9% in the first seven months of this year while electronics, as the city's largest export category, saw a 13% increase," said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. "In view of the market uncertainty, Hong Kong companies are advised to diversify their business and develop new markets to stay ahead of the competition. For example, they can relocate some of their manufacturing processes, or shift their focus from developed markets such as the United States and Europe, to emerging markets such as the ASEAN [Association of Southeast Asian Nations] region."

World's Largest Electronics Marketplace

The Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and electronicAsia will feature more than 4,300 exhibitors from 25 countries and regions, forming the world's largest electronics marketplace. At the Electronics Fair, the Hall of Fame will gather more than 550 brands including Italy's LAICA, the United Kingdom's Binatone, the Netherlands' Bourgini, as well as the local brands Goodway and VTech. The Tech Hall, with more than 150 exhibitors, will showcase cutting-edge innovative technology, which will be arranged in five themed zones: Robotics & Unmanned Tech, Smart Tech, Virtual Reality, 3D Printing and Startup.

Gathering Global Start-ups

The Startup zone will feature about 110 start-ups from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, Denmark, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and the US, showcasing products and technologies such as the latest apps, smart-home systems, wearable tech, the Internet of Things (IoT), big data and e-health. The fair will feature a series of start-up-themed events, including Investment Pitching, Media Pitch Day and Startup Smart Launch sessions where start-ups will introduce their solutions or products to investors, buyers and media. Other events include an Investment Matchmaking session where one-on-one meetings between start-ups and investors will be arranged, and a Meet the Mentors session where start-ups will obtain valuable advice on business enhancement. Representatives from the Angel Investment Foundation, Hang Seng Commercial Banking, well-known Thai-based technology and business media platform Techsauce, and Brave Soldier Venture Capital will share their insights on marketing, crowdfunding and success cases.

Sourcing Platform for Components and Technologies

Held concurrently with the Electronics Fair, electronicAsia will feature a variety of thematic zones. The Power Supplies zone will present various types of batteries including electric car batteries, power supplies accessories as well as solar photovoltaic components and technologies. The Printed Circuit Board & EMS zone will display printed circuit boards for electronic products and the related customisation services. The fair will also feature display technology, keyboards and switches, as well as sensor technologies used in automation systems, creating a one-stop sourcing platform.

Symposium on Innovation & Technology Fosters Industry Exchange

The Symposium on Innovation & Technology, organised by the HKTDC and Hong Kong Electronics & Technologies Association, will be held on 13 Oct at the Electronics Fair, under the theme "AI Empowerment - Grow without Limits". Representatives from international technology enterprises including ASTRI, Cisco, Deloitte, IBM, Microsoft, Pfizer and SenseTime will discuss artificial intelligence (AI) development trends as well as challenges and opportunities in such fields as machine learning, product design and applications. They will also provide an industry forecast.

Other events to be held during the twin fairs include the Sensor Technology Forum on 14 Oct, where experts - including professors from Darmstadt University and Ernst Abbe University for Applied Sciences Jena of Germany, and a representative from the start-up magazine publishing house NKF Media - will examine sensor applications in IoT, blockchain, mobile quality assurance and automotive sectors. The Hong Kong Electronic Forum will take place on 15 Oct; when a professor from the University of Maryland in the US and a representative from the Singaporean electronic component testing company Viscom Machine Vision will discuss AI enhanced reliability and functional safety for electronics products.

Other seminars will focus on technologies and successful applications in the age of AI, as well as the current and future development of 3D printing. There will also be Buyer Forums, Product Demo and Launch Pad sessions, a networking reception and a seminar "Surviving the Sino-US Trade Dispute: Enhancement of Government Support to SMEs" to help the industry establish connections and capture new opportunities.

Lighting Fair Spotlights Smart Tech and Smart Home

The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) will welcome a record tally of more than 2,680 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions, with new exhibitors from Lithuania, Macau and Portugal. Themed zones will be set up to facilitate sourcing including the Hall of Aurora, which will welcome more than 650 global lighting brands to showcase the latest lighting technology and products, including BJB, Ledus, Megaman, Viribright and Nordlux.

The Smart Home Gallery will make its debut, displaying smart home lighting products from five renowned brands - Opple, Philips, Tmall Genie AI Union, Tuya and Yeelight. The Smart Lighting & Solutions zone is also home to fashionable lighting designs, software, management systems and smart lighting design solutions.

The LED Lighting zone will gather more than 1,100 exhibitors, displaying LED lighting and other energy-efficient products to match the market's continuous need for green lighting. Other thematic zones include Residential Lighting, Commercial Lighting and Testing, Certification & Inspection.

Seminars and forums will include the "Smart Lighting Development Forum - Smart Home Lighting" on 27 Oct, at which representatives from leading lighting brands from the mainland such as Opple, Philips and Tuya will analyse market and product trends. The seminar "The Latest Standards and Requirements for the LED Industry" on 29 Oct will see representatives from Digital Illumination Interface Alliance, DEKRA and UL share insights on data protection, Internet security and the latest certification standards for the LED industry.

Outdoor and Tech Light Expo Launches Horticultural Lighting Zone

The Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo will gather about 420 exhibitors from Hong Kong, the mainland, Korea and Taiwan to showcase lighting products and solutions for industrial and commercial buildings and outdoor environments. The fair will feature group pavilions representing Zhongshan's Henglan town, the Zhongshan LED Lighting Industry Association, Guangdong Lighting Association, the Jiangsu Gaoyou Lighting Association and the Zhenjiang Chamber of International Commerce Illuminating Industry Enterprise Alliance. Thematic zones will also be set up to facilitate precision sourcing. The inaugural Horticultural Lighting zone will showcase grow lights for plants in outdoor areas such as farms, domestic landscaping and public parks. The Exterior Lighting Solutions and Systems zone will present cutting-edge lighting technologies. Other thematic zones include Outdoor & Public Lighting, Technical & Professional Lighting and Outdoor Advertising Lighting.

A series of forums and seminars will be held during the Expo. On 26 Oct, representatives from leading telecommunications companies and lighting manufacturers from the mainland will examine the supply chain and developments in smart road lights at a seminar titled "Disruptive Smart Road Lights - Are you there yet?". On 28 Oct, at the Horticultural Lighting Forum, Markus Helle, Editor-in-Chief of German lighting magazine Highlight, and representatives from opto semiconductor manufacturer OSRAM and testing and certification organisation TUV SUD will share trends, technologies and applications of horticultural lighting. On the same day, a Buyer Forum will discuss business opportunities for lighting products in emerging markets. On the last day of the fair (29 Oct), a seminar will be held on "Testing and Certification Services of Lighting Products in Hong Kong, with speakers from renowned quality and security services institution Intertek and Hong Kong Standards and Testing Centre.

The Outdoor and Tech Light Expo will be held concurrently with Eco Expo Asia (25-28 Oct) at AsiaWorld-Expo, while the Lighting Fair will be held at the HKCEC. The parallel fairs will create strong synergy and crossover business opportunities. A free shuttle bus service between the HKCEC and AsiaWorld-Expo will be provided during the fair period for buyers to maximise sourcing opportunities.

HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition)
13-16 Oct (Saturday-Tuesday)
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Opening Hours: 13-15 Oct: 9:30am-6:30pm; 16 Oct: 9:30am-5pm
Major Exhibit Categories: Virtual Reality, Start-up, Smart Tech, Robotics & Unmanned Tech, 3D Printing, Wearable Electronics, Smart Device Acessories, Digital Imaging, Home Appliances and Audio Visual Products, and more.
Fair Website:

13-16 Oct (Saturday-Tuesday)
Venue: Hall 5FG, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Opening Hours: 13-15 Oct: 9:30am-6:30pm; 16 Oct: 9:30am-5pm
Major Exhibit Categories: Power Supplies, Printed Circuit Boards & EMS, Display Technology, Keyboards and Switches, Sensor Technologies, Quality Inspection Devices & Testing, and more
Fair Website:

HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition)
27-30 Oct (Saturday-Tuesday)
Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Opening Hours: 27-29 Oct: 9:30am-7pm; 30 Oct: 9:30am-4pm
Major Exhibit Categories: Commercial Lighting, Smart Lighting & Solutions, Residential Lighting, Green Lighting, Testing, Certification & Inspection, LED Lighting, and Trade Associations & Publications
Fair Website:

HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo
26-29 Oct (Friday-Monday)
Venue: AsiaWorld-Expo Halls 6, 8 and 10
Opening Hours: 26 Oct: 10:30am-6pm; 27-28 Oct: 10am-6pm; 29 Oct: 10am-5pm
Major Exhibit Categories: Exterior Lighting Solutions & Systems, Horticultural Lighting, Outdoor Advertising Lighting, Outdoor & Public Lighting, and Technical & Professional Lighting
Fair Website:

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The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing business insights and information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. Please visit or follow us on Google+, Twitter@hktdc, LinkedIn.

HKTDC's Communication and Public Affairs Department:
Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) & electronicAsia:
Sunny Ng, Tel: +852 2584 4357, Email:
Joshua Cheng, Tel: +852 2584 4395, Email:

Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) & Outdoor and Tech Light Expo:
Sam Ho, Tel: +852 2584 4569, Email:
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