Hong Kong’s export of building materials rose by 14% for the first six months of 2011.
(PRWEB) September 30, 2011
The 6th edition of HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials & Hardware Fair will run for three days from 27 to 29 October, 2011 at AsiaWorld-Expo. As a recognised platform for building material suppliers and construction equipment manufacturers to do business with global buyers, the fair presents a good mix of quality of China and Asia manufacturers, exhibitors and buyers.
The building material market is booming. Hong Kong’s export of building materials rose by 14% for the first six months of 2011.
This year, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials & Hardware fair features a new highlight – World of Kitchen & Bath. Unlike those of the bedroom and living room, building materials including fixtures and supplies for the kitchen and bathroom need to be functional, safe and versatile. On top of these primary requirements, product design weights much more consideration. In this zone, traders can find cabinets, countertops, flooring and sanitary ware, from basic to extravagant, from plain to colourful.
The growing importance of environmental issues in business has prompted companies to put effective green building systems in place. The well-received Green Building Zone showcases various eco building materials and construction products to minimise carbon footprint and all kinds of pollution.
Past building materials exhibitors give high ratings to the fair. For the 2011 fair, Kawajun Co. Ltd, a handle manufacturer from Japan, and a local furniture company, Excellence Holdings Limited, confirmed their return to the fair with an expanded booth size to create larger impact.
Every year, the HKTDC Hong Kong International Building and Decoration Materials & Hardware fair acts as a bridge to connect suppliers, manufacturers and buyers for business expansion. Mr. Yudhian Fantoni, an exhibitor from Indonesia, mentioned that he has met existing buyers from Japan, Vietnam, Eastern Europe and Brazil at the fairground. A serious Filipino buyer, Mr. James Chiew Lee, speaking at the 2010 fair, said he had a US$1 million budget for his buying trip and had spotted three to five building material suppliers and manufacturers which he was interested in, including artificial wood, granite stone as well as sensor sanitary ware.
This year, the fair will be held concurrently with Eco Expo Asia (26-29 Oct) in AsiaWorld-Expo, as well as HKTDC Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) (27-30 Oct) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, which is expected to attract over 2,050 lighting manufacturers and suppliers from around the world A free shuttle bus will travel between the two venues, for buyers to do multiple sourcing.