A showcase for information and communications technology (ICT) firms from around the world, the 18th HKTDC International ICT Expo will comprise specialised zones – Enterprise Solutions, Smart City, Startup, Smart Devices & Accessories, Retail Technologies, Home Grown Innovation and Retail Technologies. The Startup Zone includes 150 tech start-ups from Hong Kong, the British Virgin Islands, Canada, Japan, Mainland China, Russia, Taiwan, Thailand and the United States.
The recent Guangzhou International Professional Light and Sound Exhibition presented a variety of new products across an array of related fields, including entertainment, architecture, commerce and cultural tourism. Overall, miniaturised, integrated and portable intelligent products dominated, while outdoor items – unsurprisingly given the pandemic – also showed considerable growth.
The wholescale migration of business and leisure interests to the online realm driven by the protracted global COVID-19 lockdowns has seen rejuvenated sales in the personal-computer sector, a development that has proven a huge boon to many of Taiwan’s high-tech manufacturers.
Little knowing just how imminently contactless‑payment facilities and anything that digitally facilitated distance-working would be mandatorily in vogue, this year’s United Kingdom Wearable Technology Show took place in those long-ago phony war months, a time when it was blithely assumed some distant Asian ailment would never have the temerity to extend its tentacles to Europe. How little we knew.
Hong Kong is about to become an electri-city, powered-up and lit-up as a quartet of electric fairs showcase the latest developments in a plethora of cutting-edge technologies.
“Smart” was the word du jour at the Hong Kong Trade Development Council’s (HKTDC) twin innovation showpieces in April – the 16th HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Spring Edition) and HKTDC International ICT Expo.