The Hong Kong Trade Development Council is addressing the absence of its physical toy fairs in the coming months with the launch of its own Autumn Sourcing Week Online event, and Overseas Fairs is doing its bit to represent the UK by hosting its own virtual UK pavilion.
The decision follows a raft of cancellations and postponements of the international toy trade fairs scheduled to take place over the coming months and into 2021. The Autumn Sourcing session will mark a return to the platform following the success of its summer event earlier this year.
The HKTDC has now turned its focus to the autumn event with toys, games, baby products, gifts, and stationery sectors all included within the online event.
The event is to run from November 16th to 27th with the added benefit of having a three month complimentary presence on the hktdc.com Sourcing Platform.
Exhibitors at the event will receive access to New Buyers through its Click2Match platform, join a face to face business matching networking event in Guangdong, and access the Intelligence Hub which offers the latest on market trends and business opportunities.
The cost to an exhibitor would normally be $1,300 but to encourage UK companies the HKTDC are subsidising the participation cost, cutting it to $660.
Buyers will also receive free virtual business matching services to connect with potential suppliers globally. Those interested in registering can do so by contacting Stuart Whitehill at Overseas Fairs.