|Wednesday, 20 September 2017, 22:30 HKT/SGT|
|Exhibition and Events to Promote Hong Kong-UAE Cooperation|
HONG KONG, Sept 20, 2017 - (ACN Newswire) - The fifth Lifestyle Expo in Dubai will take place from 25-26 September at the Hyatt Regency Dubai, connecting Hong Kong and Chinese mainland suppliers with buyers from the Middle East and Africa to fill the region's growing demand for trendy consumer products.
Jointly organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and the Trade Development Bureau of the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, the Expo will showcase a wide range of stylish, quality items from about 110 Hong Kong and mainland exhibitors. Offerings include consumer electronics, information and communications technology (ICT) products, household products and electrical appliances, fashion and fashion accessories, gifts and premiums, as well as watches and clocks.
About 1,300 importers, distributors, mass retailers, mail-order houses, department stores and specialty stores from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Iran and Africa are expected to attend the event. Lifestyle Expo in Dubai will also feature business-matching and networking events as well as seminars.
Highlighting Hong Kong's position as Asia's lifestyle trendsetter, the Lifestyle Expo is among the HKTDC's signature international promotion events with a successful track record in fostering trade between companies from Hong Kong and emerging markets worldwide, including Russia, Poland, Turkey, India and Indonesia.
"Hong Kong and the UAE are both hubs for key markets - Asia, and the Middle East and Africa region, respectively," said HKTDC Regional Director for Middle East and Africa Perry Fung at a press conference yesterday.
"Lifestyle Expo provides the perfect setting for realising the hub-to-hub synergy and potential business opportunities that exist between the UAE and Hong Kong," he added.
The third Hub-to-Hub Business Meeting will be held during the Expo to connect exhibitors from Hong Kong and the mainland with Middle East and African buyers for business collaboration. The HKTDC Frequent Buyer Awards 2017 will also be presented during the Expo.
Buyers from the Middle East and Africa can take advantage of customised one-to-one business-matching services available at the Expo to connect with exhibitors from Hong Kong and the mainland.
Products from about 11 exhibitors will be spotlighted at the hktdc.com Small Orders showcase, where buyers can place orders of between five and 1,000 pieces.
Belt and Road opportunities
The Lifestyle Expo in Dubai will also highlight the enormous business opportunities emerging from China's Belt and Road Initiative, which aims to connect markets spanning Asia, the Middle East, Africa and Europe. With strategic locations and sophisticated economies, both Hong Kong and the UAE are well-positioned to benefit from the Initiative.
"The HKTDC is committed to exploring business opportunities in the Middle East for Hong Kong SMEs while helping those from the Middle East and Africa to expand their business in Asia through the Hong Kong platform," said Mr Fung.
Reinforcing Hong Kong-UAE trade links
The UAE is Hong Kong's largest export market in the Middle East, and trade between the two economies presents an excellent opportunity to build new B2B (business-to-business) links along the Belt and Road.
Hong Kong's exports to the UAE grew 13 per cent to US$6.8 billion last year, led by exports of pearls, precious and semi-precious stones (40.6% of total, up 32.1%), telecom equipment and parts (32.3% of total, up 23.8%), and jewellery (5% of total, up 36.5%).
Lifestyle Expo in Dubai: http://www.hktdc.com/fair/hkledubai-en
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With more than 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing business insights and information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+, Twitter @hktdc, LinkedIn.
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Sarah Al Jundi
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HKTDC Hong Kong
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Sept 20, 2017 22:30 HKT/SGT
Topic: Trade Show or Conference
Sectors: Trade Shows, Retail/eCommerce, Travel & Tourism, Daily News, Local
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