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Fairs | October 20, 2018

Hong Kong Optical Fair – Keep growing

The three-day eyewear fair has closed with a satisfactory increase

words Editorial Staff

More than 16,800 buyers from 111 countries and regions and an increase of 4% in buyer attendance on the previous year. The number of buyers from emerging markets, including the Chinese mainland, Malaysia, the Philippines and Russia, saw satisfactory growth, while there was a sizeable uptick in the number of buyers from mature markets such as France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States. These are just some data about the 26th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The fair, concluded on 9th November was organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association. «Despite the current uncertainty in the global economy, this year’s Optical Fair confirmed there is still ample demand for eyewear in the market, and highlighted the value the industry places on new designs and technologies that help to reduce costs» said Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC. This year’s event featured a record 810 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions presenting a wide range of eyewear products. The inaugural IT Solutions & Shop Fittings zone showcased the latest innovations, including 3D eyewear printing technologies, to match buyers’ needs and help promote their business development.