HKTDC Opens Online Virtual Exhibition
Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) opened its Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE, which will run until Aug. 7.
The 9-in-1 virtual trade exhibition has attracted more than 1,300 exhibitors, featuring lighting, electronics, information and communications technology, medical and healthcare, houseware, fashion, home textiles and furnishings, gifts, printing and packaging products. The online exhibition platform will help global buyers replenish supplies and assist small- and medium-sized enterprises in exploring new business opportunities during a difficult time.
The virtual exhibition offers multiple new functions that make it easy for buyers to source online. These include the Click2Match business matching platform that operates automatically using big data and AI technology, and other functions covering meeting planning, video meetings, live chat and online seminars run by industry experts. The HKTDC’s 50 global offices have been keeping in touch with buyers who attended its physical fairs previously along with newly registered buyers. Over 5,000 business matching meetings have been pre-arranged to increase business opportunities.
“Although the COVID-19 pandemic is presenting huge challenges for businesses globally, it also offers the prospect of online business opportunities for enterprises,” said Benjamin Chau, deputy executive director of HKTDC. “The HKTDC has initiated various online promotions, including the Spring Virtual Expo in April and the Summer Virtual Expo in late June and July, to assist SMEs and international buyers overcome the challenges during this difficult period. Now, to further boost business connections between global exhibitors and buyers, we are launching Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE, an advanced online virtual exhibition that...features the AI-enabled Click2Match business matching platform to help SMEs forge more connections and opportunities.”
The Summer Sourcing Weeks | Go ONLINE portal highlights features products and details of the nine fairs for participants’ easy reference.