Hong Kong Lighting fair 2018

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Hong Kong Lighting fair 2018

HongKong International Lighting Fair(Autumn Edition)

Fair details

Fair Dates:
27-30 October 2018 (Saturday – Tuesday)
Edition:
20th
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
1 Expo Drive, Wanchai, Hong Kong (Harbour Road Entrance)
Opening Hours:
Fair Date Opening Hours
27 – 29 October (Sat–Mon) 9:30am – 7:00pm (9:00am-6:30pm*)
30 October (Tue) 9:30am – 4:00pm (9:00am-2:30pm*)

* Buyer Registration Hours

Admission:
For trade visitors aged 18 or above only.
(Admission Fee is HK$100 per person)
Organiser:
Hong Kong Trade Development Council
Sponsors:
The Chinese General Chamber of Commerce
The Chinese Manufacturers’ Association of Hong Kong
Federation of Hong Kong Industries
Hong Kong Electrical Appliances Manufacturers Association
The Hong Kong Electronic Industries Association
The Hong Kong Exporters’ Association
The Indian Chamber of Commerce Hong Kong
Trade and Industry Department, HKSAR Government
Major Exhibit Categories:
  • Commercial Lighting
  • LED Lighting
  • LED Essentials
  • Residential Lighting
  • Smart Lighting & Solutions
  • Testing & Certification
  • Trade Service & Publication
Special Highlight(s):

Hall of Aurora

– A sophisticated environment shows branded products to the best advantage in a handsome setting.

LED & Green Lighting Zone

– to cater the strong demand for LED, energy-saving and other environmentally friendly products

Event Schedule

Time: 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Venue:
Terrace Panaroma, Level 5, Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre
Remarks:
– Free Admission. Trade only and persons under 18 will not be admitted.
– The Organiser reserves the right to make any changes without prior notice.

Fair Report

Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2017 (Autumn Edition) 

  • Exhibitor numbers reached a new record of 2,670 from 38 countries and regions
  • Buyer numbers rose to 42,752 from 147 countries and regions
  • Hall of Aurora featured over 650 quality brands
  • LED & Green Lighting , the fair’s largest product zone, presenting over 1100 exhibitors
  • Concurrently held with the HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor & Tech Light Expo and Eco Expo Asia
Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the 19th Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) was successfully held from 27 – 30 October 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The Autumn Lighting Fair together with the HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo is the world’s largest lighting marketplace. The 2017 Autumn Lighting Fair grew in size, reaching a new record of gross exhibition space of 70,716 square metres. The fair offered vast business opportunities to buyers and exhibitors alike and remained one of the most important trade events of its kind in the lighting industry.

The fair featured 2,670 exhibitors from 38 countries and regions with first time participation from Denmark and South Africa. Hall of Aurora continued to be the highlight of the fair, gathering over 650 quality brands. Hall of Aurora exhibitors included BJB, PHILIPS, LEDUS, MEGAMAN and VIRIBRIGHT.

This year, the total number of trade buyers rose to 42,752 comprising 147 countries and regions with 74% of buyers coming from overseas and 26% from local. The top ten visiting countries and regions were the Chinese Mainland, USA, Taiwan, Germany, Australia, Korea, India, the United Kingdom, Russia and Canada.

The fair’s largest product zone, LED & Green Lighting zone, presented over 1,100 exhibitors, displaying a broad array of energy-efficient lighting products and solutions. Smart Lighting & Solutions addressed the latest technological trend to offer lighting designs, software, management systems and various smart lighting solutions. Newly added to the fair’s list of well-received product zones was LED Essentials zone which was dedicated to LED parts and accessories, such as lighting accessories and transformers. Other product zones included Commercial Lighting, Household Lighting, Testing & Certification and Trade Services & Publications.

Besides networking activities, a full schedule of seminars took place during the four-day fair to unveil the latest market trends, such as the outlook of smart lighting and gather heavyweight industry players to provide thought leadership, for instance, representatives from Samsung, MLS Co. Ltd, Tencent, Xiaomi and Philips get together at the fair to discuss the newest lighting innovations and applications. In addition, buyer forums were organised to introduce the business opportunities in mature markets and along the Belt and Road.

Looking ahead, the twin fair, Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring Edition), will be held from 6-9 April 2018, while the Autumn Edition will return in 27-30 October 2018. Riding on the great success in 2017, the lighting fairs will definitely bring forth more business opportunities to both exhibitors and buyers around the globe.

Fair Statistics

HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2017 (Autumn Edition)
Exhibitor & Visitor Statistics Breakdown by Country/Region
Exhibitor Profile
1. No. of Exhibitors
Country / Region
Number of Exhibitors*
Hong Kong
675
Outside Hong Kong
1,995
Total
2,670
*All forms of exhibitor participation
FKM audited figures: 2,656 exhibitors (Hong Kong : 666; Outside Hong Kong : 1,990)
2. No. of Exhibitors from Outside Hong Kong by Country / Region
Country / Region
No. of Exhibitors *
Chinese mainland
1,655
Taiwan
128
United Kingdom
43
United States
37
Korea
24
Italy
17
Germany
12
Canada
7
India
7
British Virgin Islands
6
Seychelles
6
Australia
4
France
4
Malaysia
4
Singapore
4
Spain
4
Russia
3
Turkey
3
Austria
2
Belgium
2
Brazil
2
Finland
2
Japan
2
Netherlands
2
Philippines
2
UAE
2
Belize
1
Denmark
1
Hungary
1
Marshall Islands
1
New Zealand
1
Norway
1
Saudi Arabia
1
South Africa
1
Sweden
1
Thailand
1
Ukraine
1
Total
1,995
*All forms of exhibitor participation
Visitor Profile
(Society for the Voluntary Control of Fair and Exhibition Statistics (FKM) audited figures)
3. No. of Visitors
Country / Region
No. of Visitors
%
Hong Kong
10,994
25.72%
Outside Hong Kong
31,758
74.28%
Total
42,752
100%
4. No. of Visitors from Outside Hong Kong by Region
Country / Region
No. of Visitors
%
Asia
21,822
68.71%
Europe
5,260
16.56%
North America
1,854
5.84%
Middle East
863
2.72%
Australia & Pacific Islands
830
2.61%
Latin America
806
2.54%
Africa
323
1.02%
Total
31,758
100%

General Info on HK

Introduction
Strategically located at the doorstep of China and the centre of Asia-Pacific, Hong Kong has, in the last 150 years, developed into one of the world’s leading manufacturing, trading and service centres. Its open economy is built on free trade and free enterprise. Geographically, the territory is divided into four distinct areas: Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, the New Territories and the outlying Islands. Hong Kong is subtropical with a relatively high humidity. Temperature ranges from 10 oC in the winter to 30 oC in the summer.
Languages
English and Chinese are the official languages. Street signs, menus, tourist and government publications are usually bilingual.
Money and Banking
Most banks are open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on weekdays, and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday. There is no foreign exchange control in the territory and the Hong Kong dollar is freely convertible. In Hong Kong, any currency, including mainland China’s renminbi (RMB), may be bought and sold in the open market. Visitors can exchange foreign currency at any bank or exchange shop or at the cashier counters of hotels. Daily exchange rates are available through any bank, but the Hong Kong dollar is pegged at HK$7.8 to US$1. The government issues coins in denominations of 10c, 20c, 50c, $1, $2, $5 and $10. There are also three different kinds of notes in denominations of $10, $20, $50, $100, $500 and $1,000.
Transportation
Hong Kong’s efficient and low-cost public transport system includes three railways, buses, trams, taxis and ferries. There are three road-only tunnels crossing the harbour.
To and From the Airport
From July 6, 1998, travellers to Hong Kong will be served by one of the world’s largest and most modern airports situated at the Chek Lap Kok on the outlying island of Lantau. The easiest connection from the airport to Central and Kowloon is the Airport Express Railway, which takes just 19 minutes to get to Kowloon, and an extra 4 minutes to Hong Kong. Adult single journey fare is HK$100. In addition, express bus service called “Airbus” operates on frequent schedules to popular spots in the city, with stops near most major hotels. An overnight bus service will cover the airport’s 24-hour operation. Taxis are also an option and fares from Chek Lap Kok range from HK$200-HK$400.
Railways
The Mass Transit Railway (MTR) [Tel: (852) 2881-8888] is an underground/elevated railway network comprising six lines and 49 stations. Depending on which line you take, the system generally runs from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. Cars and stations are air-conditioned. The MTR links up with the Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR) [Tel: (852) 2602-7799] which runs from Tsimshatsui East in Kowloon to Lo Wu at the border to the Special Economic Zone of Shenzhen on the Mainland. The third railway is the Light Rail Transit [Tel: (852) 2468-7788], which runs between Tuen Mun and Yuen Long in the New Territories.
Trams
Trams ply the northern shore of Hong Kong Island at a fixed fare from 6:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. There is also the century-old Peak Tram, a funicular railway which runs up to the Peak from 7:00 a.m. to midnight at about 15-minute intervals. Tel: (852) 2522-0922.
Ferries
The Star Ferry Co [Tel: (852) 2366-2576] operates a shuttle service between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon. Ferries between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui run every few minutes from 6:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. Other Star Ferry boats connect Central with Hung Hom (7:00 a.m. to 7:20 p.m.) and Wan Chai to Tsim Sha Tsui (7:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.). The Wan Chai Ferry Pier is within a few minutes walk of the HKTDC offices and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Taxis
Taxi fares are charged by metered tariff. When crossing the harbour by either cross-harbour tunnel, the two-way tunnel toll is added to the fare. With the other tunnels, only the one-way toll is added. There is an extra charge per piece of luggage (both of these extra charges are signposted in the taxi). Flagfall and charges are displayed. Tipping is usually confined to small change. There are two taxi jurisdictions in Hong Kong — urban and New Territories. Radio taxis: Tel: (852) 2574-7311 / (852) 2527-6324 (Hong Kong Island), (852) 2760-0411 / (852) 2670-0477 (Kowloon), (852) 2457-2266 / (852) 2697-4333 (New Territories).
Visa
According to Hong Kong Immigration Department, nationals of most foreign countries can visit Hong Kong visa-free. Applicants may submit their visa applications directly to Hong Kong Immigration Department, or through Chinese diplomatic or consular missions in their place of domicile.
Enquiries can be directed to:
Hong Kong Immigration Department
Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong.
Tel : (852) 2824-6111 Fax : (852) 2824-1133 / 2877-7711
Visas for Mainland China Travel
All travellers to the Chinese Mainland, except Hong Kong Chinese residents, require visas. The mainland issues single-entry, double-entry and multiple-entry (six months, unlimited entry) visas, the latter designed for frequent travellers who have long-term business establishments (e.g. joint ventures) in the mainland. The Visa Office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC at 42 Kennedy Road, Central, Hong Kong. [Tel: (852) 2585-1663 / 2585-1680]. Hours: Monday to Friday 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and the China Travel Service at various locations, Central office, [Tel: (852) 2522-0450], Tsim Sha Tsui office, [Tel: (852) 2736-1863]. Many travel agencies specialising in China travel can also obtain visas. The China Travel Service normally takes 48 hours to issue a visa, but can do so in one day for a premium. The Visa Office takes 24 hours and also offers a more expensive same-day service.
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