HONG KONG, China (AVING Special Report on '2008 Hong Kong Houseware Fair') -- <Visual News> The 23rd edition of the Hong Kong Houseware Fair takes place from April 21 to 24 in the heart of the city, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
Over 2,500 exhibitors from 34 countries and regions are expected to join this annual event, including 15 pavilions from Australia, the Chinese mainland, Germany, India, Indonesia, Italy, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, USA and Vietnam, adding tremendous diversity to the high volume of products on display.
For 2007, Hong Kong exported a total of US$1.64 billion(HK$12.76 billion) worth of housewares (exclude large items). The largest export markets for Hong Kong housewares are the US(39% of total exports), followed by the EU(20%) and the Chinese mainland(8%).
For buyers seeking the top level of excellence, the Hall of Elegance is the zone to visit. In this refined surroundings, buyers can find branded products and designer collections in a relaxed and professional atmosphere. For extraordinary premium home living items, Posh Corner is the section.
For art supplies, wooden artist’s boxes, artist’s canvas, colouring pens, crayons, wooden easels, kid's dough, paint brushes, sponge dishes, plastic water colour dishes and water colours for painting will be exhibited.
In response to market demand, a new zone - Paintings, Objets d'Art and Art Supplies - is being introduced for the 2008 edition. In this new zone, buyers can find a whole range of paintings, including works in both Chinese and Western styles, 3D pictures, metal and plastic wall pictures, posters, prints, tapestries, frames and wooden wall plaques. Objets d'Art such as antique reproductions, crystal decorations, glass and porcelain figures & decorative articles, brass figurines & animals, jade carvings and sculptures will also be shown.