The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), organizers of the twice-yearly Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Spring & Autumn editions) has created a virtual product showcase as a solution for sourcing new products at a time when trade fairs around the world are being rescheduled due to the global pandemic: the HKTDC Spring Virtual Expo.
With the Spring Virtual Expo, the HKTDC is deploying technology and online platforms to connect businesses, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) around the world. The Spring Virtual Expo will be available online through April 30.
In addition, the HKTDC’s Online Marketplace, hktdc.com Sourcing, is accessible via the web and mobile app and has won multiple international awards. The site features around 130,000 quality suppliers and more than 2 million international buyers, with 24+ million business connections made every year.
According to the HKTDC, supplier information is verified by third-party organizations to enhance buyers’ sourcing confidence. Buyers can also see suppliers’ credentials including their track record in export and participation in HKTDC Trade Fairs. HKTDC is also offering complimentary Customized Business Matching service during April to help buyers with more sophisticated product needs.