06 Mar 2006
Since its official opening on 21 December 2005, AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) has opened the doors of its East side facilities for a series of new events ranging from emerging trade fairs, local and international concerts and professional conferences during the first quarter of 2006. These facilities include Hall 1 (AsiaWorld-Arena), Hall 2 and the Meeting and Conference Centre on Level 2.
In mid-April, AsiaWorld-Expo will truly come into its own as Hong Kong’s premier exhibition and events venue. The grand launch of its entire 70,000 square metres of facilities enable mega scale global branded events to be held in Hong Kong. The grand launch will kick start the staging of the first series of China Sourcing Fairs – major global events organised by Global Sources. They will be followed by a range of other large-scale international events, including the World’s largest ICT and Telecom show, the ITU Telecom World 2006 in December and the recently announced Asian Aerospace International Expo and Congress in September 2007.
AsiaWorld-Expo’s single level column free exhibitions halls, offering a ceiling height of 10 to 19 metres, and world class specifications is the drawcard for world renowned exhibition organisers who have not been able to stage events in Hong Kong before due to the absence of suitable venues. The grand launch of the entire AWE facilities allows Hong Kong to play host to prestigious and economically beneficial events that further enhance Hong Kong’s position as Asia’s World City.
China Sourcing Fairs
Organised by Global Sources, a Nasdaq-listed business-to-business media company which has been facilitating global trade for 35 years, the China Sourcing Fairs are taking place in Hong Kong for the first time. Held in Shanghai previously, the fairs are being relocated to Hong Kong due to the city’s position as an international trading hub. The opening of AsiaWorld-Expo also provides Global Sources with a world-class venue to present these fairs in the best possible light. The fairs showcase the latest products from quality suppliers from China, Hong Kong and the rest of Asia and are “must attend” events for buyers from all over the world looking for the best and most competitively priced merchandise. They also serve as a good springboard for mainland Chinese manufacturers, a majority of them exhibiting in Hong Kong for the first time, to expand their business internationally.
The China Sourcing Fairs comprise of three separate shows: Electronics & Components, Fashion Accessories and Gifts & Home Products.
Electronics & Components
Gifts & Home Products
International Hardware Fair/Practical World Hong Kong
The China Sourcing Fairs are being held strategically in April to allow buyers from all over the world to maximise the value of their sourcing trips. In addition to the China Sourcing Fairs, visitors can source merchandise at other trade fairs in Hong Kong as well as the Canton Fair Phase 1 and 2 held in Guangzhou.
Value Added Services
Befitting its position as a world-class exhibition centre, AsiaWorld-Expo offers a range of value added services to exhibitors and buyers to enhance their comfort and convenience.
The Expo Concierge
Extensive food and beverage facilities
Complimentary services from Global Sources
Easily Accessible Location
AsiaWorld-Expo is easily accessible to all visitors via a multi-modal transportation system.