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.
Avocado, chilli, cocoa, corn, dragon fruit, tequila, tomato – the list of ingredients originating from Latin America in general and Mexico in particular seems endless. And diners in Hong Kong, in fact the world over, enjoy visiting their nearest Mexican restaurant for tortillas and guacamole.
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 sixth edition of Start-up Express, an entrepreneurship development programme organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), wound up this week as the finalists made their live, in-person pitches.
The HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is Asia’s premier marketplace for the tea industry, showcasing a variety of high-quality specialty teas and delicate teaware.
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 global fisheries and aquaculture industry are evolving rapidly to increase resource efficiency, boost output sustainably improve food security. Aquaculture – farming freshwater fish and crustaceans – is developing more rapidly in emerging markets than mature ones, and is growing strongly in Hong Kong.
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.