The watch and clock industry is an industry-of-industries, aggregating component and accessory makers as well as final product assemblers and marketers. Quality component and product makers gravitate to a handful of hubs, such as Switzerland and Hong Kong.
The HKTDC Food Expo’s global trade show, Food Expo PRO, and Hong Kong International Tea Fair have returned, drawing more than 20,000 buyers from 69 countries and regions, after travel restrictions fell away and participants could taste the food and beverages on offer following a three-year look-but-don't eat hiatus.
As a cooking pot of global cultures, Hong Kong is perfectly positioned for anyone wishing to import or export food items. And as COVID-19 restrictions fade into history, foodies across the globe make tracks to the city to sell, buy or just sample.
The seven-day annual festival of literature, the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, along with the Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks, remained a fixture for many Hong Kong residents throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and returned in full force this year, with nearly one million visitors.
For many years Hong Kong families have marked one date in high-summer on their calendars, that being a day in Book Fair week; and recently two more events – Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks – have ensured that it is a triple mark.
The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area is rapidly maturing into a world-class hub for both finance and innovation-technology, leading to greater integration between Hong Kong and the nine GBA centres in Mainland China.
Summers brings long days, monsoon rains and the Book Fair! This fixture on the city’s calendar focuses on youth this year, and the youngsters can also enjoy the fun of the Sports and Leisure Expo, and fill up with snacks before and after.
The HKTDC Design Gallery’s annual LoveHK exhibition has returned to Hong Kong and runs until 9 July, displaying more than 60 artworks made from everyday waste items such as coffee filters, wine corks, egg cartons, vegetable and fruit nets and glass bottles at its Wan Chai CEC shop.
Hong Kong has long been a shopper’s paradise drawing people from all over the world for retail therapy and over the past two decades the fastest growing segment has been consumers from nearby parts of Mainland China.
In spring this year Hong Kong’s art community celebrated the end of travel restrictions by holding an “art spring”, with exhibitions and cultural events including Art Basel (main picture), Art Central, HK Walls and other art collective events at venues such as the Tai Kwun and the Fringe Club.