Buyers can discover an international and comprehensive range of stationery products at this year’s Hong Kong International Stationery Fair. Running from 9 – 12 January at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, the 2017 edition will host over 250 exhibitors from 18 countries and regions, including the Chinese mainland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, the UK, the US and Vietnam, as well as first-time exhibitors from Bangladesh, Finland, India, the Netherlands and Spain.
With the strong industry recognition across Asia, the fair once again welcomes returning pavilions from Korea, Taiwan and Thailand.
Supported by the Korea Stationery Industry Cooperative, the Korea pavilion will feature artist, crafts and hobby supplies; gift stationery; kids and school items from 15 renowned brands in the country including Angel Clay, Angel Sand, Angel Cream, Click Block, Dream Sky, Feltiz, Goeunbit, Goodlabel, Handsdeco, Kidsrang, Laonjena, Momoletter, MTB, Mungyo and Stick.s. One of the many creative products is the “Travel Sketch” presented by Dream Sky. Their collection includes notebooks and gift cards with city images on the cover including Seoul, Barcelona and Paris. Simple black lines with a white background are used to bring out the stylish side of the cities. Users can colour in the sketched image to personalise those items.
Equally impressive is the Taiwan pavilion supported by the Taiwan Association of Stationery Industries. The exhibitors will bring extraordinary kids & school items; artist, crafts and hobby supplies; gift stationery and writing instrument from 13 brands including 3+ Magi Mags, Bosser, Cubico G, Dashern, Golden King Arts, Hansheng, Interlink, IWI writing, Magruba, Nestor, O-Life, Wise Magnet, Yung Hsin. Among them, International Writing Instrument Corp will feature its unique SAW notebook. SAW stands for sunshine, air and water. The notebook has three designs with special geometric patterns on each cover to represent different themes – in the forest, above the sky and under the sea. In addition to its waterproof function, the notebook has an extraordinary feature on the cover where hidden geometric patterns will appear when exposed to sunlight.
Exhibitors from around the world highlight trendy and creative stationery products
A strong line-up of industry-leading and emerging brands will present their core competence by showcasing innovative and diversified product ranges which perfectly combine creativity and functionality. To facilitate buyers’ sourcing experience, these exhibiting brands will be grouped into five major product zones: DIY Supplies, Gift Stationery, Kids & School, Pen & Paper and Smart Office. Some highlighted exhibits include:
My Horse Ranch DIY 3D Colouring Set
Histar International Limited from the Chinese mainland will present a 3D colouring set which contains 42 pieces of puzzle and 12 pieces of jumbo washable markers. Kids can show their creativity by colouring the puzzles and build a 3D picture.
Calendar 360 Plus World Architects 2017
To accommodate the popular handmade trends, Paper Art Viet Company Limited, an emerging brand from Vietnam, will showcase a local handmade gift stationery – a 3D star-shaped calendar with a city skyline die-cut.
In addition, a series of informative and inspiring seminars will be scheduled during the four-day show. Global-renowned experts from Japan and Hong Kong will be invited to share human-centric design trends for stationery and discuss the challenges and opportunities faced by the industry in the era of digitalisation. Some noteworthy events are the seminars: “A Glimpse into the Forthcoming Design Trend” and “Unfold Retail Opportunities in the Digital Age”.
Another key highlight of the fair is the “Jolly and Merry” display area located at the entrance of Hall 5B. A number of exquisite school stationery items will be on display to demonstrate how creativity and user-friendly elements are integrated into products.
The fair is jointly organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC). The fair will be held concurrently with the HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, the HKTDC Hong Kong Baby Products Fair and the HKTDC Hong Kong International Licensing Show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. For further information about the fair, please visit www.hkstationeryfair.com.
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Background information on Messe Frankfurt
Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €640* million in sales and employing 2,364* people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 30 subsidiaries and 55 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in 175 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at approx. 50 locations around the globe. In 2016, a total of 138* trade fairs were held under the Messe Frankfurt umbrella, of which more than half took place outside Germany.
Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to 10 exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent.
Further information on the company can be found at http://m-es.se/Fj86
*Preliminary figures for 2016
About the HKTDC
Established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body dedicated to creating opportunities for Hong Kong's businesses. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China, Asia and the world. With 50 years of experience, the HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in international markets, while providing business insights and information via trade publications, research reports and digital channels including the media room. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Google+ Twitter @hktdc LinkedIn
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