The 26th edition of the HKTDC Hong Kong Optical Fair took place at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) and co-organised by the Hong Kong Optical Manufacturers Association, the three-day fair ran from 7-9th November and attracted more than 16,800 buyers from 111 countries and regions, an increase of 4% in buyer attendance on the previous year.
The number of buyers from emerging markets, including the Chinese mainland, Malaysia, the Philippines and Russia, saw satisfactory growth, according to fair organisers, while there was a sizeable uptick in the number of buyers from mature markets such as France, Germany, Japan, Korea, Spain, the UK and the US. The figures confirm the Hong Kong Optical Fair’s status as a major sourcing platform for the global industry. This year’s event featured 810 exhibitors from 23 countries and regions presenting a wide range of eyewear products. The inaugural IT Solutions & Shop Fittings zone showcased the latest innovations, including 3D eyewear printing technologies, to match buyers’ needs and help promote their business development.