|HKTDC Food Expo and International Tea Fair Open in mid-August
Alongside the Debut Home Delights Expo
6 June 2014 – HKTDC Food Expo, Hong Kong International Tea Fair and the International Conference & Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products (ICMCM) will all open concurrently on 14 August 2014 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. This year, HKTDC will also launch the first edition of Home Delights Expo, offering the latest electrical appliances and household products for sale to the public consumers.
Food Expo: The Banquet of Global Delicacies
Benjamin Chau, HKTDC Deputy Executive Director, said "Food Expo is hugely popular with the general public and has proved highly rewarding for trade buyers. Last year, the fair drew more than 1,140 exhibitors from 26 countries and regions, and attracted over 19,600 trade buyers and an astonishing 410,000 public visitors. Entering its 25th edition, Food Expo 2014 will be held from 14 to 18 August 2014 and we will introduce special activities to celebrate the food feast of the year.”
Gourmet Zone is one of the fair highlights and will open from 14 to 17 August. High-end food suppliers coming from all over the world will be categorised into four themes, namely Western Delicacy, Asian Cuisine, Chic & More and Sweet Delight, to showcase the global banquet to visitors. To celebrate the 25th edition of Food Expo, HKTDC will invite some well-known star chefs to share 25 dishes for the public to vote and the public will have chance to meet the chefs and taste the delicacies at the fair.
The fair is also divided into the Trade Hall and the Public Hall to target trade buyers and consumers respectively. The Trade Hall welcomes industry professionals on the first two days (14-15 August) for trading and exchanging market information, and also opens to public visitors on 16 August. Exhibitors and pavilions from around the globe such as Australia, the Chinese mainland, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Mexico, the Philippines and Poland, will showcase their latest food and beverages, high-end products and best-selling delicacies to potential trade buyers.
The Public Hall is the platform for exhibitors to collect public response and preferences as it opens to all visitors. In the Premium Food Zone, consumers can find an array of popular brands such as Chewy, Kee Wah Bakery, Lee Kum Kee, Maxim's Caterers, Nissin, On Kee Dry Seafood, Tung Chun and Vita Green Health Products. A series of special events will be organised to present a fascinating food experience to visitors, which include sharing by renowned food reviewers, competitions, interactive games and seminars on food industry topics.
Home Delights Expo: Switch on to Lifestyle Trends
Food Expo has been the talk of the town, which also unveils consumers’ keen interest in cooking. Corresponding to the enormous demand for cooking utensils and electrical appliances in the market, HKTDC introduces the Home Delights Expo from 14 to 18 August this year, concurrently with the Food Expo. Visitors will find quality electrical appliances and household products alongside their food journey.
Exhibitors will showcase a wide range of household appliances, kitchen appliances, healthcare electronics, home security products, and also household products such as bedroom items, beauty and fitness products, kitchen utensils, tableware and bar accessories. Exhibitors participating in the Expo include noted brand names such as German Pool, Goodway, Ladyship, Lock & Lock, OGAWA, OTO, Titan Limited and ZWILLING.
In this public fair, visitors will also enjoy various special events such as product demonstrations, star chefs’ cooking demonstrations, lucky draws and sharing sessions on healthy lifestyle tips. They can also participate in bidding sessions to bid for selected products from the exhibitors at good price.
International Tea Fair: Brewing Tea Trading Opportunities
The sixth edition of Hong Kong International Tea Fair will take place from 14 to 16 August. The first two days will be set exclusive for traders, with the fair opening to public visitors as well on 16 August. Trade buyers and tea lovers will find a wide range of brands showcasing tea products at the fair, and will be able to taste different tea types and source from reputable suppliers.
This annual premier tea trading event will gather a wide spectrum of tea products coming from different regions, including some important tea production centres such as the Chinese mainland, Japan and Sri Lanka. Exhibitors will take this chance to present their precious tea products and introduce their tea culture to visitors. Major product categories include tea, tea packaging, tea processing equipment and testing service, tea ware, tea craft and tea technology. Visitors can also enjoy tea-food pairing experience at the Friends of Tea zone, where bakery products, sweets, snacks and biscuits will be showcased.
The fair is renowned for its events and the International Tea Competition 2014 is one of the highlights. HKTDC will invite exhibitors to participate in different categories to compete for awards, which include Black Tea, Pu’er Tea, Aged Tea, Green Tea, Oolong Tea and Others such as White Tea, Yellow Tea and Scented Tea, etc. (excluding Herbal Tea). A panel of judges, including internationally renowned tea experts, will review the tea entries through blind-tasting. Another event highlight is the International KamCha Competition (Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea) International Final, which has been creating huge buzz in the local community each year. It will take place on the Tea Fair’s public day (16 August) for regional champions from different countries to battle for the winning title.
Other show highlights are the presentations of tea culture events in the International Tea Art Performances, Tea Tasting sessions and Tea Networking Reception. Industry experts will also discuss tea-related topics and share their experience at a series of seminars and forum.
Four Concurrent Fairs: One-stop Sourcing Platform
Food Expo, Home Delights Expo, Tea Fair and ICMCM will be held concurrently in the same period, showcasing related products under one roof and creating synergy that will benefit industry players. It will be the ideal platform for exhibitors and buyers coming from around the globe to explore trading opportunities.
|Fair Date||Food Expo||Home Delights Expo||Tea Fair||ICMCM|
|Public Hall||Trade Hall||Gourmet Zone|
|14 Aug (Thu)||10:00 – 22:00||10:00 – 18:00||10:00 – 22:00||10:00 – 22:00||10:00 – 18:00||10:00 – 18:00|
|15 Aug (Fri)|
|16 Aug (Sat)|
|17 Aug (Sun)|
|18 Aug (Mon)||10:00 – 18:00||10:00 – 18:00|
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