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Fair puts Chinese Medicine Advances under Microscope
13th ICMCM Attracts International Exhibitors and Experts


7 August 2014 – The 13th International Conference & Exhibition of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine and Health Products (ICMCM) will feature over 130 exhibitors from 10 countries and regions, and bring together industry leaders for a series of high-profile information-sharing sessions from 14-16 August.


The ICMCM, jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Modernized Chinese Medicine International Association (MCMIA), takes place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre over three days, with the final day (16 August) also open to the public ticket-holders.


“The Chinese medicine industry is developing very rapidly in Hong Kong, and has become an effective platform for promoting traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) and healthcare products,” said Clare Wong, Assistant Executive Director of the HKTDC. “For the first 6 months of 2014, Chinese medicine exports from Hong Kong amounted to HK$1.75 billion, an increase of 8.5% compared to 2013.”


“The ICMCM provides a great opportunity to bring together many of the leading experts in TCM to share their ideas and research,” MCMIA President, Vivien Chou, said at today’s press conference. “Hong Kong is the ideal gateway for promoting and bringing a fuller understanding of TCM to the world, in the hope of helping people lead healthier lives.”


International Exposure
This year’s exhibitors come from Australia, Canada, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, as well as the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong. Making its fair debut this year, the Chinese mainland province of Anhui is organising a group pavilion at the event.


Words of Wisdom
Prominent speakers from the Chinese mainland, Hong Kong, Japan, Singapore, and Russia will share their knowledge during the two-day ICMCM Conference on 14 and 15 August, which takes the theme of “Research and Development on prevention and treatment of Endocrine-metabolic diseases in Chinese Medicine”. The Conference integrates with the 10th International Postgraduate Symposium on Chinese Medicine (15 August), which is coordinated by the Hong Kong Baptist University. A CEO Forum on 14 August will focus on quality control and production management of Chinese medicine, with leading experts attending the event.


Product Range
ICMCM 2014 features eight product categories: Beauty & Fitness; Chinese Medicine; Functional Food & Products; Health Supplement; Health Care & Therapy; Raw Materials, Equipment & Related Services; Research & Development; and Trade Association. A wide variety of innovative products will also be on display including new health foods, supplements and creative solutions that promote the development of TCM.


Public Participation
On 16 August, the final day of ICMCM 2014, the doors will be opened to the public ticket-holders for the Chinese Medicine Health Public Forum, which includes a day-long programme of events that give attendees a chance to learn more about various aspects of TCM and introduce them to the latest products on the market. 


Power of Four
This year’s ICMCM is one of four fairs running concurrently at the Convention and Exhibition Centre. The other events are the HKTDC Food Expo (14-18 August), the inaugural HKTDC Home Delights Expo (14-18 August), and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair (14-16 August).


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Speaking at the ICMCM press conference today, HKTDC Assistant Executive Director, Clare Wong, said the Chinese medicine industry is developing very rapidly in Hong Kong, adding that the city has become an effective platform for promoting traditional Chinese medicine

HKTDC Assistant Executive Director Clare Wong (middle), MCMIA President Vivien Chou (second left) and Executive Committee Chief Executive Dr Vivian Taam Wong (second right) announced details of the ICMCM


Fair Websites

ICMCM: www.hktdc.com/icmcm

HKTDC Food Expo: www.hktdc.com/hkfoodexpo

HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair: www.hktdc.com/hkteafair

HKTDC Home Delights Expo: www.hktdc.com/homedelights


Media Enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC’s Corporate Communication Department:
Parker Robinson            Tel: (852) 2584 4341            Email: parker.robinson@hktdc.org


About the HKTDC
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 13 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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