Hong Kong Electronics Fair

World’s Largest Electronics Marketplace opened in Hong Kong

The 39th HKTDC Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), and the 23rd electronicAsia, jointly organised by the HKTDC and MMI Asia Pte Ltd, opened on Sunday (Oct. 13) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and continue until 16 October.

“In the face of global economic challenges, companies around the world are becoming more eager to promote and source innovative products to maintain their competitiveness,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “As the world’s largest electronics marketplace, the Autumn Electronics Fair and electronicAsia together host around 4,300 exhibitors from 24 countries and regions in 2019. The HKTDC is taking the initiative to organize buying missions and strengthen its business-matching services this year to create more business opportunities.”

A total of 175 buying missions, comprising 9,441 companies and around 13,293 buyers from around the world, have been arranged by the HKTDC to visit the two fairs, while more than 31,000 buyers pre-registered for the events, showing that exhibitors and buyers alike still believe that the fundamental strengths of Hong Kong remain strong.

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To step up its support to exhibitors and buyers, the HKTDC has strengthened its free shuttle bus service and set up HKTDC Service Counters in the Buffer Hall at Hong Kong International Airport to handle buyer inquiries and pre-registration. New Buyer Concierge Desks have also been set up at the fair venue to connect businesses.

The Autumn Electronics Fair showcases innovative electronics and cutting-edge technologies from around the world, capturing the attention of global buyers. Featured exhibits include:

1. Robotics & Unmanned Tech

– U06 intelligent robot: Featuring an all-new algorithm and motion chip, the U06 robot combines the use of wheels and lower body postures to move across different surfaces, from rocky roads and carpets to lift doors, with greater movement capabilities and interactivity. (Booth: GH-D10)
– Quincy robot tutor: This robotic tutor teaches children aged three to eight to draw by breaking down a picture into various lines and shapes. (Booth: CH-P06)
– DONI-V13 robot vacuum cleaner: The cleaner supports voice control through Amazon Alexa and Google Home. Using gyroscope navigation, it enhances cleaning efficiency by building its own track record. (Booth: 1C-B09)

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2. Start-up innovations

– AirXED X.1 smart circulation fan: This next-generation fan doubles as an Internet of Things home hub, featuring a detachable smart infrared controller that can control other devices in the home. (Booth: CH-F02)
– Walkpner smart walking stick device: Awarded the Chicago Good Design Award, the device features an innovative automatic solar charging function, fall alarm and GPS notification. (Booth: CH-C21)
– AIMS wearable motion sensors: The sensors can monitor, record and analyse youngsters’ sports and health data to help with training management and efficiency evaluation. (Booth: CH-C20)

3. Wearables

– PERO wearable device: Users can wear PERO on the back or palm of the hand to control computers and smart phones using hand-gesture commands, creating a new user experience. (Booth: 5C-A12)

4. Healthcare Electronics

– STRIG micro-vibration handheld massager: Featuring an ergonomic blade design, the massager can treat deep muscle tissue and accelerate the rate of muscle recovery by incorporating advanced micro-vibration and micro-current technologies. (Booth: 5C-B11)

5. 3D Printing

– GenieRay 1 3D printer: Simply connect the printer to a monitor, keyboard and mouse to complete printing within three minutes. Using stereolithography technology, the printer can deliver professional quality prints and includes 3D modelling and slicing capabilities. (Booth: 5C-B07)

Symposium unveils 5G prospects

The Symposium on Innovation & Technology will be held tomorrow (14 October) to examine the latest developments and applications of 5G technology under the topic of “Intelligent Connectivity: 5G and Beyond”. Nicolas Yang, Secretary for Innovation and Technology of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR), will deliver the opening speech at the event, while speakers will include representatives from ASTRI, China Mobile, Google, HKT, imec, KeySight Technologies, Nokia, NVIDIA and PwC.

The Tech Hall features the new Nanjing 5G Pavilion to present how 5G commercialisation will provide solutions for industries and households. Exhibits include a 5G-compatible industrial robotic arm, which can receive messages and commands in a faster and smoother way through a 5G network, and a 3D holographic smart monitor that can display more realistic 3D scenes thanks to the high-speed wireless transmission provided by 5G.

The fair will also feature a series of start-up-themed events including the Media Pitch Day, Startup Smart Launch sessions, Investment Matchmaking, various sharing sessions, and Meet the Mentor sessions to provide a platform where entrepreneurs can connect with potential partners. Start-ups can also meet and exchange insights with angel investors and technological services companies under the Foxconn Technology Group.

The fourth Value Creation for Technology: Investment Pitching Competition taking place on the afternoon of 15 October aims to unearth innovative projects that create commercial value through technology, and match entrepreneurs with angel investors to create more business opportunities. The competition will be officiated by Dr Bernard Chan, Under Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development of the HKSAR Government, and Gordon Lo, Director General of the Federation of Hong Kong Industries.

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