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Hong Kong Furniture Fair To Debut In October

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The new AsiaWorld-Expo near the Hong Kong International Airport is the perfect venue for the debut of Hong Kong International Furniture Fair, which is scheduled to run from October 27 – 30, 2006. Co-organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and Kenfair International Limited, and supported by Hong Kong Furniture & Decorative Trade Association Ltd and International Furniture & Decoration (Hong Kong) Association, the Hong Kong International Furniture Fair is the first-ever trade fair in Hong Kong that features the widest selection of high-end furniture. The furniture and furnishing industry is a manufacturing sector with a long history in Hong Kong, and local companies are known for their strong design capability. This new furniture exposition will help to promote Hong Kong furniture companies to worldwide markets, enabling international furniture dealers and suppliers to get to know Hong Kong’s strengths in this arena. Commenting on the launch of this new fair, Mr Benjamin Chau, Assistant Executive Director of the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), said, “Due to limited space available in the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, we are happy to be able to take advantage of the facilities made available by AsiaWorld-Expo where we can develop shows with new concepts. The Hong Kong International Furniture Fair is just one of six new shows that HKTDC plans to launch in 2006.” The Hong Kong International Furniture Fair is also one of the new shows of Kenfair International. Mr Herbert Ip, Chairman of Kenfair International, said, “We are pleased to co-operate with HKTDC in launching the Hong Kong International Furniture Fair. With HKTDC’s and Kenfair International’s profound experience in organising world-class trade exhibitions in Hong Kong and overseas, I am highly confident that the fair will be a great success and will quickly become one of the most important trading platforms for the furniture industry.” The Hong Kong International Furniture Fair is introduced with the vision to become one of Asia’s premier furniture trade events. Innovative ideas as well as elegant furniture designs will be presented to meet the high level of quality demanded by today’s discerning and affluent consumers. The complete spectrum of high-end furniture – branded, decorative, intelligent, classic, ethnic and occasional – will be shown to an international audience. It will also serve as a melting pot for the latest ideas from across the globe. Blessed with a strategic location between East and West, no import taxes, free currency control and easy access, Hong Kong is an ideal place for exhibitions -- no wonder it has become the trade fair capital of Asia. With regard to this particular fair, demand for furniture in the region is higher than ever before, sparked off by of a large number of real-estate projects in the Chinese mainland and Macau, to mention just two areas. This is coupled with the general growth of tourism, including the rise of boutique hotels, in the region. Given strong economic indicators, the potential for future growth seems assured. Backed by these favourable factors, the Hong Kong International Furniture Fair has all the potential to stand out as a prominent sourcing event for the industry. It is anticipated that the fair will bring in around 250 exhibitors from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, Australia, Indonesia, Italy, Malaysia, Philippines, Taiwan and more, filling up Halls 7 & 9 of AsiaWorld-Expo. The fair will amass a comprehensive array of furniture for buyers’ sourcing, including indoor, outdoor, office, parts and accessories, contract business, smart-home/smart-office solutions, style design, ethnic, antique and publications. Enquiry Hotline: (852) 1830668 Email: exhibitions@tdc.org.hk Website: http://hkfurniturefair.com

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