Strengthening bilateral trade between Hong Kong and the UAE
Dubai, UAE, August 15, 2018: The bilateral trade relations among Hong Kong and the UAE have long been robust. Adding to the Hong Kong's business advantages, Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) organises more than 30 exhibitions each year to bring together buyers and suppliers from both economies to develop their business.
Mr. Abdul Aziz Nasser, Deputy Director, Middle East, HKTDC announced that nine international fairs, which cover watches and clocks, fashion, electronic products, lighting products, green products and spectacles, will be held in Hong Kong from September to November. These fairs will serve as ideal platforms for traders and suppliers from the UAE to expand their businesses into new markets. The fairs are as below:
- HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair (4-8 September 2018)
- CENTRESTAGE (5-8 September 2018)
- HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) (13-16 October 2018)
- electronicAsia (13-16 October 2018)
- Eco Expo Asia – International Trade Fair on Environmental Protection (25-28 October 2018)
- HKTDC Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo (26-29 October 2018)
- HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) (27-30 October 2018)
- HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair (7-9 November 2018)
“The HKTDC's some 30 fairs attracted about 39,000 exhibitors and over 750,000 visitors from all over the world in 2017/2018,” Mr. Nasser said. “Our world-class trade fairs are supported by a combination of international quality exhibitiors and buyers. Synergising with our mobile-friendly sourcing services, including the award-winning ‘hktdc.com' online marketplace, exhibition online platforms, the HKTDC Marketplace App, and more than 20 print and online product magazines (and industry supplements), our exhibitions are the perfect starting point for year-round business connections between buyers and suppliers, facilitated by our integrated online-offline marketplace.”
He looked forward to welcoming more Emirati corporations to explore business opportunities and tap into global markets through HKTDC exhibitions. He also highly encouraged buyers, distributors and retailers from the UAE to come to Hong Kong to experience the benefit of sourcing through HKTDC's trade fairs.
The UAE is Hong Kong's 18th largest trading partner. In the first half of 2018, the total trade value between Hong Kong and the UAE amounted to over USD 4.7 billion. Hong Kong's total export to the UAE amounted to USD 2.7 billion and total import value from the UAE reached USD 2 billion.
Each year, the HKTDC organises more than 30 exhibitions in Hong Kong. Eleven of them are the largest marketplaces of their kind in Asia, and among them five are the largest in the world, namely HKTDC Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show cum HKTDC Hong Kong International Jewellery Show; HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair; HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair; HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) cum electronicAsia; HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) cum Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo.