Asia’s Premier Lighting Trade Event Marks 10th Anniversary
HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair, an important lighting trade event in Asia and one of the top three lighting shows in the world, will return from 27 – 30 October 2008 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. In its 10 th edition, the fair will illuminate the bright future of the industry. Around 1,500 exhibitors from various parts of the globe will showcase the very latest in lighting design and technology. The themed zones in the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair 2008 are Crystal Indulgence, a zone spotlighting crystal lighting and chandeliers, Galaxy of Stars, where lighting are showcased in elegant surroundings, Green Lighting, Holiday Favour, Outdoor Lighting, Parts & Accessories and World of Table Lamps. The variety of exhibits provides buyers with numerous choices in new and fashionable lighting products.
After a successful debut in 2007, the Hong Kong Lighting Design Competition will return to foster shining new talent for the industry. The objectives of the competition are to cultivate design talents to develop innovative product designs, promote Hong Kong's lighting products among international buyers and encourage the younger generation to join the lighting industry. The theme of this is year is "The Power of Light", the competition is divided into student group and open group. The finalists' designs will be presented at the exhibition.
Last year, 27,898 international buyers visited the fair, and they expressed satisfaction with the event. Federico Ariel Palacio, General Manager of Palacio Ilumina, Argentina, thought that, as well as being a platform for meeting and doing business, the Hong Kong International Lighting Fair put the spotlight on new market trends. "The show is very big, interesting and concentrated. You can find suppliers from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland and all over the world. I've already made two full containers of orders for ceiling lamps and energy-saving items with two new suppliers. The organiser has made continuous improvements with a larger number of exhibitors and the opening of new halls, " said Palacio.
The Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials & Hardware Fair, Hong Kong International Furniture Fair and Eco Expo Asia – International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection will run concurrently from 28 – 31 October at AsiaWorld-Expo, adjacent to the Hong Kong International Airport.
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