24 July 2018
Convention & Exhibition Business: Market Trends
Hong Kong International Medical Devices and Supplies Fair welcomed a record 280 exhibitors from 13 countries and regions. Meeting market trends, the fair featured World of Health & Wellness with healthcare supplements and skincare products. Startup zone demonstrated innovative medical products and services from 12 start-ups, and offered matching opportunities for buyers and exhibitors. Hospital Equipment zone was another attraction, showcasing specialist equipment and technology, including ultrasound and imaging tools, and a range of surgical instruments. More zones getting attention included Building Technology and Hospital Furniture zone, Medical Supplies and Disposal zone, and Rehabilitation and Elderly Care zone.
FILMART 2018 was Asia’s largest film and television market platform for business, with 850 exhibitors and more than 8,400 visitors from 76 countries and regions. Among them 361 exhibitors came from 15 Belt and Road countries. FILMART featured 12 international names with 36 major pavilions from 18 countries and regions. Belt and Road cultural connectivity has also been a key element in technology advances in film and TV, particularly for virtual reality and augmented reality opportunities.
The annual twin shows in two venues – ‘Hong Kong International Jewellery Show’ at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and ‘Diamond, Gem and Pearl Show’ at the AsiaWorld-Expo – make the largest marketplace of its kind. Together the shows attracted more than 4,550 exhibitors from 52 countries and regions. An array of events included a gala dinner, seminars on jewellery technology, marketing strategies, jewellery craftsmanship and quality standard, a buyer forum, jewellery parades and networking receptions.