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SCED visits Hong Kong International Licensing Show and Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair (with photos)

     The Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Mr Gregory So, today (January 12) visited the 13th Hong Kong International Licensing Show and the 41st Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

     During his visit, Mr So toured the major exhibition zones of the fairs. He met with exhibitors and was updated on the market developments of the licensing industry and the sales situation of the toys booths. Mr So also shared with them the advantages of Hong Kong as a super-connector for businessmen around the world and the opportunities provided by Hong Kong to the development of the two industries.

     Mr So said, "The concurrent organisation of the Hong Kong International Licensing Show and the Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair creates a synergy effect, facilitating licensing industry representatives from different parts of the world to tap business opportunities with suppliers, buyers and professional intermediaries.

     "Hong Kong has a vibrant MICE (meetings, incentive travels, conventions and exhibitions) industry which plays an important part in its economic development. The Government will continue to enhance Hong Kong's position as an international MICE capital and attract major global MICE events to Hong Kong."

     The Hong Kong International Licensing Show is one of the few large-scale licensing exhibitions in Asia which serves to help licensors and licensing agents search for partners and expand their licensing network in Asia and Mainland China. Over 310 enterprises are taking part in the show this year.

     The Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair, with around 2,000 exhibitors participating, is the largest event of its kind in Asia and ranks second in the world in terms of scale.

Ends/Monday, January 12, 2015
Issued at HKT 18:46


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