More Mideast visitors expected for Hong Kong gifts show

DUBAI — Buyers and trade visitors from the Middle East, especially from the GCC region, are expected to attend the second edition of Summer Sourcing Show for Gifts, Houseware and Toys 2005 in Hong Kong in greater numbers than last year according to latest indications from the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), Dubai.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sat 25 Jun 2005, 10:28 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 4:45 PM

The fair, an attractive itinerary for business sourcing due to its unique buyer profile, will run from July 5 - 8, 2005 in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

Jeff Ambjorn, Director, Middle East, HKTDC, Dubai, said: "Buyers from the Middle East and Africa constituted more than 2.76 per cent of the 10,625 overseas visitors during the fair last year. The second edition is expected to elicit an even better response this year."

This year's event will feature more than 1,200 dealers from 20 countries and regions in the related sectors, according to latest indications. Among them, the Hong Kong Exporters' Association, the Chinese mainland, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam and two new groups from India and Korea will stage group pavilions.

"The Summer Sourcing Show in Hong Kong, ideally timed and appropriately organised by the HKTDC, offers one of the best sourcing opportunities for the trade and businesses from around the world," added Ambjorn.

With product life cycle getting shorter and shorter, this July fair is timely to allow buyers to source more frequently and to accommodate the ever-changing demands for a variety of gifts, houseware and toys items, according to HKTDC.

Sami A. Mowaswes, Managing Director, Taiba Sweets L.L.C., UAE, who attended last year's show said: "This is my first time in Hong Kong and I'm really impressed with the international standard of this fair. I am amazed by the wide array of products from Hong Kong and the Chinese mainland. They are really well designed and I have already placed an order on my first day here."

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