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Food Expo, Tea Fair & Home Delights Expo Open in Mid-August
Providing one-stop sourcing platform for trade and public visitors
 
 
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12 June 2015 – HKTDC Food Expo, Hong Kong International Tea Fair, Home Delights Expo and the International Conference & Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products (ICMCM) will all open concurrently on 13 August 2015 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, said “Food Expo is the annual signature event in Hong Kong providing an ideal trading platform for exhibitors to showcase their latest products to international buyers, as well as featuring a wide variety of products for public visitors to choose from. This year, the well-received Home Delights Expo which was launched last year will return with more excitement. The concurrent fairs also include the Hong Kong International Tea Fair and ICMCM, which provide a one-stop sourcing platform for buyers and create new possibilities for crossover business.”

Food Expo: Serving Global Delicacies
This year, HKTDC Food Expo enters the 26th edition and is expected to attract more than 1,100 exhibitors coming from over 20 countries and regions, showcasing a wide range of international food and beverage for food lovers and trade buyers. In 2014, more than 460,000 public visitors attended the Food Expo and the concurrent Home Delights Expo, while the Food Expo’s Trade Hall attracted more than 20,000 trade buyers.

Food Expo is divided into three sections including Trade Hall, Gourmet Zone and Public Hall. Trade Hall will open for three days from 13-15 August. It is dedicated to trade buyers on the first two days for exploring business opportunities and sharing market intelligence, and will open to public visitors on 15 August. Exhibitors in the Trade Hall are manufacturers, wholesalers, suppliers, brokers and agencies with products for sampling and sourcing negotiation. This year, the Halal food zone will be launched for the first time to showcase respective products. Also featured in the Hall are pavilions coming from around the globe such as Australia, the Chinese mainland, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, the Philippines, Poland and the USA, to showcase their local food and beverages to potential trade buyers. With such as international profile, the Food Expo’s Trade Hall is dedicated to provide a well-matched trading platform for worldwide buyers.

Gourmet Zone has been one of the key fair highlights which targets at visitors craving for high-end delicacies. Opening from 13-16 August, the Zone will gather more than 70 exhibitors which will be categorised into four themes, namely Asian Cuisine, Chic & More, Sweet Delight and Western Delicacy. Moreover, some well-known celebrity chefs will perform cooking demonstrations at the fairground.

The Public Hall will open to mass consumers from 13-17 August. It is the platform for exhibitors to collect public response and preferences. The Premium Food Zone features an array of popular local brands including Chewy, Kee Wah Bakery, Maxim's Caterers, Nissin, On Kee Dry Seafood, Taipan Bread & Cakes, Tung Chun and Vita Green Health Products. Apart from local brands, the Public Hall will feature global banquet coming from various pavilions including Canada, the Chinese mainland, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines and Taiwan.

A series of special events will be organised to present a fascinating food experience to visitors, which include sharing by renowned food reviewers, lucky draw, interactive games and seminars on food industry topics.

International Tea Fair: Brewing Tea Trading Opportunities
Hong Kong International Tea Fair has been the premier event in the tea industry. Opening from 13-15 August, the 7th edition of the Tea Fair will gather more than 200 exhibitors coming from various countries and regions, including some of the major tea production centers including the Chinese mainland, Japan and Sri Lanka. In 2014, the Fair attracted over 15,000 trade buyers from 57 countries and regions.

The Fair will open to trade buyers to conduct business discussion on 13-14 August, and welcome public visitors on 15 August. Exhibitors will take this chance to present their precious tea products and introduce their tea culture to visitors. The 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, snacks and biscuits will be provided.

A series of activities will be held to promote tea culture at the Fair. The International Tea Competition 2015 will gather exhibitors from different categories to compete for awards, including 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 professional judges, including internationally renowned tea experts, will review the tea entries through blind-tasting.

Another signature event is the International KamCha Competition (Hong Kong-Style Milk Tea) International Final. It will take place on the Tea Fair’s public day (15 August) for Hong Kong and regional champions from Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Sydney and Toronto to battle for the winning title. Other show highlights are the International Tea Art Performances, Tea Tasting sessions, seminars and forum conducted by industry experts to discuss tea-related topics and culture.

Home Delights Expo: Showcasing Lifestyle Trends
The first edition of Home Delights Expo was launched concurrently with the Food Expo in 2014, allowing public visitors to find quality electrical appliances and household products alongside their food journey. With the enormous positive response from the market, the Expo returns in 2015 from 13-17 August, featuring more than 120 quality and lifestyle exhibitors.

Home Delights Expo will bring a new premium zone called Avenue of Delights to showcase around 30 popular brands with lifestyle products. The other two themed zones featured in the Expo will be Electrical Appliances and Household Products, bringing a wide range of products such as kitchen appliances, healthcare electronics, home security products, bedroom items, beauty and fitness products, kitchen utensils, tableware and bar accessories. Some of the noted brand names include CLP Power, German Pool, Goodway, i love kitchen, Kenwood, Ladyship, OGAWA, OTO, Panasonic, Philips, STAUB, Titan Limited, Towngas, WMF and ZWILLING.

Visitors can enjoy various on-site events in this public fair, including star chefs’ cooking demonstrations, product demonstrations by exhibitors, lucky draw, sharing sessions on healthy lifestyle tips and product bidding.

Four Concurrent Fairs: Providing One-stop Sourcing Platform
Food Expo, Tea Fair, Home Delights Expo and ICMCM will be held concurrently from 13 August 2015, showcasing related products under one roof and creating synergy that will benefit industry players. The four fairs will provide abundant trading opportunities and good potential for crossover business activities among the participants from various sectors.

Opening Hours:

 

Fair Date Food Expo Home Delights Expo Tea Fair ICMCM
Public Hall Trade Hall Gourmet Zone
13 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
14 Aug (Fri)
15 Aug (Sat)
16 Aug (Sun) - - -
17 Aug (Mon) 10:00 – 18:00 - 10:00 – 18:00
 
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Media Enquiries:
Lindsey Wong
Email: lindsey.yt.wong@hktdc.org
Tel: (852) 2240 4049
 

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A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and service providers. With more than 40 global offices, including 11 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises trade fairs and business missions to connect companies with opportunities in Hong Kong and on the mainland, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and online. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com.
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