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.
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 Hong Kong International Film and TV Market (FILMART) ¬– highlight of the month-long citywide Entertainment Expo Hong Kong (EEHK) – drew cheerful crowds as it opened in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) on Monday.
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Hong Kong has a long history as an entertainment hub, drawing talents, investors and merchants from all over the world – and providing a bridge to the world’s largest entertainment market in Mainland China. The digitisation of the entertainment world, which moved into overdrive as a result of COVID-19 control measures, is bringing significant change to the industry, and companies need to know how to adapt.
As Asia’s leading content-trading platform for the entertainment industry, the 26th edition of FILMART will continue to showcase productions from TV, theatres, streaming platforms and mobiles. Production companies, investors and buyers can use the platform to connect and collaborate through online exhibitions and business-matching meetings.
As restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19 kept audiences out of theatres across the world, entertainment quite literally streamed online. And Asia’s leading film and television content market also moved into the digital realm.