Over the coming weeks the latest products and trends in housewares, gifts, toys and technology will be exhibited to the Asian and global market at events in Hong Kong and Qingdao. Later in the month the world's biggest tech show CES comes to China.
ICC London ExCeL
CEDIA Expo is the top expo for the residential custom installation industry. It showcases the latest innovations in home cinema, audio-video solutions, lighting control, multi-room audio, home-networking and other essential technologies for custom home installations. In 2011 CEDIA will showcase stereoscopic technology in its new 3D Feature Zone and will offer manufacturer and distributor hosted workshops throughout the event's duration. Around 7,500 industry professionals visit the event each year. The Asia-Pacific edition of the expo takes place in May while the US edition will be held from September 7-10 in Indianapolis, IN.
3rd Greenbuild Expo
United Kingdom, Manchester
Now in its third year, the Greenbuild Expo is free to attend and offers extensive conferences and product exhibitions covering all aspects of the 'green' building trade. The event attracts several big-name photovoltaic and other renewable energy technology manufacturers and runs a number of training courses for home improvement enthusiasts and those already in the construction industry. Running alongside the Greenbuild expo is ‘ignition 11,' a specialist event dedicated to wood-fuel technology. In terms of renewable energy technology, the event is closest to Intersolar held earlier this year, June 8-11, in Germany.
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Summer Sourcing Show for Gifts, Houseware and Toys
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Center
China, Hong Kong
A trade-only event for exhibitors in the gifts, houseware and toy industries. In 2010 the event attracted 409 companies from 14 countries around the world. The event is divided into themed zones known as 'hot spots,' each of which focuses on a different product group. This year the 'hot spots' include Treasure Island - home to high-end brands; Home tech and electronic gift zone - appliances for the home; and Green gifts and houseware zone - which focuses on sustainable living. Though the fair attracts exhibitors from around the world, in terms of visitor numbers (and importance) it is overshadowed by the New York International Gift Fair (January 29-February). The Summer Sourcing Show runs concurrently with the KKTDC Hong Kong Fashion Week.
Qingdao International Convention Center
A collaboration between the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), producer of the International electronics expo CES and the Qingdao local government, SINOCES is expected to serve as a launchpad for the latest products to hit the Chinese market. In 2010 the event attracted around 80,000 visitors and 500 exhibitors from with China and around the globe. The International CES held earlier this year (January 6-9) is one of the biggest exhibitions in the tech calendar attracting upwards of 100,000 visitors. Similarly to the International CES, SINOCES will also focus on the latest household appliances and domestic technologies.
New York International Gift Fair
Javits Center New York
United States, New York
This event is the second of two editions of the New York International Gift Fair held in 2011. The event is open to trade professionals only and attracts around 35,000 visitors per year. Earlier in 2011 the NYIGF honored a variety of products including those categorized as 'green'. The event attracts retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers' representatives. The categories of goods on display at the show range from home furnishings to fashion accessories and dog toys.
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Messe Frankfurt Trade center
A huge range of consumer goods from a large number of international suppliers are exhibited at this yearly trade show which attracts around 57,000 people. In 2011 the event will be divided into two main categories, ‘living' and ‘giving' which are divided into further sub-sections. Some of the main themes at Tendence 2010 were 'functional furniture', 'products with personality' and 'Gemütlichkeit' a German term meaning to feel good and have a good time.