16 Nov 2018
Convention & Exhibition Business: Market Trends
The Hong Kong International Wine & Spirits Fair 2018 gathered 1,075 exhibitors from 32 countries and regions. There were 30 group pavillions including several new pavillions from the Chinese Mainland and the Czech Republic. The fair featured a Liquor & Beverage Products zone, a Whisky and Spirits zone and a Beer zone, together with zones that promote the industry’s all-round development, including Wine Education, Wine Accessories, Equipment and Services and Wine Investment. Some 70 events were organised during the fair, including tasting sessions, thematic sessions, master classes and educational talks. Nearly 19,000 trade buyers from 73 countries and regions attended the three-day fair.
Under the theme 'Tomorrow Lab', Asia’s premier fashion event CENTRESTAGE featured three thematic zones – Allure, Iconic and Metro. It attracted 230 international fashion brands from 22 countries and regions, marking the largest number of exhibitors ever. Hong Kong fashion labels were highlighted in the four-day event. More than 20 runway shows gave local and overseas designers the chance to showcase their latest collections. Fashion trends and industry insights were explored in the seminars, providing a platform for engaging fashion professionals and underlining Hong Kong's position as a fashion hub for Asia.
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.