490,000 Visitors Attend Hong Kong Food Expo

The Hong Kong Trade and Development Council have released the figures for their annual Food Expo and they are impressive. The 2016 edition which took place on 11-15 August received 490,000 visitors over the 5 day event.

The 27th Food Expo featured the 8th Tea Fair, 3rd Home Delights Expo and the launch show for their Beauty and Wellness Expo and the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine and Health Products. In addition to the high numbers of consumers attending the show there were 21,000 buyers attending the trade section of the event from 11-13 August.

Hong Kong Food Expo in numbers:

– 490,000 Visitors

– 21,000 Buyers

– 1,400 Exhibitors

– 26 Countries

– 320 Exhibitors from Japan (Organised by Japan External Trade Organization – JETRO)

Deputy Executive Director fromHKTDC, Benjamin Chau, remarked that, “The Food Expo provides a wide variety of business opportunities and we are glad to see exhibitors coming from around the world to promote their products through this platform. Besides, the expo is one of the major summer events in Hong Kong. The atmosphere at the concurrent fairs was very vibrant this year, with public visitors able to enjoy international delicacies and have fun shopping in a huge and diverse venue. The inaugural Beauty & Wellness Expo also provided an ideal promotion platform for the exhibitors to test the market and raise brand awareness.”

Yasuhiro Ishida from Japan’s JETRO, said, “Hong Kong is a convenient and ideal place to trade and do business while the expo is effective in drawing buyers every year. Hong Kong is the biggest importer of Japanese food products. We’ve seen good visitor traffic again this year. Our participating companies are pleased with the exhibition results. We are eager to expand sales to Hong Kong through this trading platform and to grow our business on the Chinese mainland and in Asia

To find out more about the Hong Kong Food Expo please get in contact with the HKTDC

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. The HKTDC is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and services providers. 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 and throughout Asia. The HKTDC also organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in overseas markets, while providing information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, visit www.hktdc.com.