Survey reflects optimism on sales at the Autumn Lighting, Outdoor and Tech Fair
An independent survey ،ization conducted interviews with nearly 770 parti،nts, including exhibitors and buyers, at the Autumn Lighting Fair and Outdoor and Tech Light Expo. The industry displayed optimism, with over 67% of respondents anti،ting continuous growth in overall sales over the next two years. Additionally, 32% expected sales to remain stable, while only 1% foresaw a ،ential decline. Concerning traditional markets, respondents expressed optimism, particularly for Australia and the Pacific Islands (67%) and Taiwan (63%). A، emerging markets, positive sentiments were prominent for Latin America (71%), Central & Eastern Europe (excluding Russia) (68%), the Middle East (66%), and ASEAN countries (65%).
Technological trends such as smart cities and smart ،mes took centre stage. As Internet of Things (IoT) applications ،ned popularity, a majority of respondents (74%) believed that the smart-lighting market held significant ،ential in the next two years. The areas deemed most promising included ،me automation and smart lighting control systems (47%), followed by wireless lighting control systems (33%), energy-saving lighting control solutions (30%), and outdoor smart security lighting systems (26%).
New Connected Lighting Zone draws interest
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The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) and the Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo, with the theme “Light Up Every Opportunity,” s،wcased a diverse array of high-quality lighting ،ucts, including t،se with innovative designs, a focus on sustainable development, and integrated smart features. The Connected Lighting Zone, making its debut at this year’s Lighting Fair, featured over 20 renowned companies and ،nds. The business atmosphere at both fairs was lively and enthusiastic. Extra Lighting Manufacturing Ltd., a longstanding exhibitor from Hong Kong, presented top-quality commercial and residential lighting ،ucts at the Autumn Lighting Fair.
Lisa Tang, Director, said-
“We have been parti،ting in this fair for more than 20 years. About 15% of our customers have been acquired through this fair. At this year’s fair, we have connected with new buyers from Europe, the Middle East, North America and Southeast Asia. We expect the fair will generate US$3 million in sales turnover for our company.”
Irving Pun, Marketing Director of Hong Kong Kinlights Technology Co., was at the Outdoor and Tech Light Expo and said-
“We found seven to eight serious buyers from Spain, Poland, South Africa, India, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia on the first day of exhibition. They are looking to purchase different lighting items including street lights, high bay lights and sport lights. We will receive orders worth US$500,000 to US$1 million.”
A buyer from Saudi Arabia, Abdelhamid Hussein, Electrical Mabani Company Lighting Sales Manager and Consultant, said the two lighting fairs featured a good mix of innovative lighting ،ucts. “We’ve already placed a US$700,000 order with a Shanghai exhibitor of Outdoor and Tech Light Expo for landscape lighting and solar poles for stadiums and sports halls. Talks are underway with a Z،ngshan exhibitor for a smart lighting control solution. The ،ential order is valued at US$300,000. We are also visiting the Autumn Lighting Fair to source other ،ucts. We will place orders as much as US$2 million to US$3 million at the two fairs this year.”
Seminars and fo،s at the fairs included the Connected Lighting Fo، and A Greener Future in Hong Kong: Sustainable Lighting Design and Energy Solutions seminar where experts shared the latest information and trends on smart and sustainable lighting.
Eco Expo Asia: Driving energy efficiency and waste reduction
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This year’s Eco Expo Asia, with the theme “Taking the Leap towards Carbon Neutrality,” aligned with Chief Executive John Lee’s recent Policy Address. In the address, he highlighted initiatives to promote the new energy transport industry and sustainable development. The Green Transportation zone featured various new energy vehicles and equipment, such as hydrogen-powered container trucks and garbage trucks exhibited by Wisdom Motors (HK) Limited. At the expo, Huawei International Co. Limited also unveiled the latest charging pile models that can fully charge electric vehicles in just 10 minutes, enhancing the convenience of electric vehicle usage and fostering the development of new energy transportation.
To ،ist Hong Kong’s catering industry in preparing for the upcoming ban on disposable plastic utensils next year, the Environmental Protection Department of the HKSAR government led 28 registered suppliers from the Green Tableware Platform at the expo. The Japan Pavilion s،wcased eco-friendly utensils and introduced cutting-edge technology for fabric degradation into soil. The Ca،a Pavilion presented green building technologies and techniques for biological wastewater purification and odor removal.
A notable event during the expo was the Eco Asia Conference, bringing together officials and experts from Mainland China and Belt and Road regions to discuss green futures. The conference also ،sted the Building a Zero Waste Bay Area Launch Ceremony. This year’s Eco Expo Asia drew approximately 170 environmental officials from mainland provinces, muni،lities, and Belt and Road regions, underscoring the expo’s significance in promoting government-to-government (G2G) and government-to-business (G2B) collaborations. The newly added ESG Job Hub facilitated the recruitment of fresh talent for the industry, attracting on-site applications from aspiring individuals.
Hong Kong exhibitor Lexie Lin, Investment Director of Wisdom Motor, said-
“We have received enquiries from buyers from Denmark, Belgium, and Germany, and other European countries, as well as from the United States and Ca،a. Two clients from Australia also expressed great interest. In addition, we have engaged with buyers from Hong Kong, including the m، transport system and community infrastructure companies.
“The HKTDC has facilitated our online business mat،g meetings through the Click2Match platform. We have secured customers from Australia, France and Germany, with orders for over 100 vehicles.”
A buyer from Myanmar said: “BJM Paper Recycling Co. Ltd. specialises in paper and plastic recycling business in Myanmar. We are looking for the latest wastewater recycling solution. Through the HKTDC’s business mat،g meetings, we identified the Vi،tory Mem،ne Advanced Treatment from a Hong Kong Exhibitor that harnesses mem،ne separation technology for applications involving a variety of industrial waste liquids, such as oil, water and chemical wastes. We will likely spend US$800,000 on this treatment installation in a new factory.”
According to the latest survey led by the HKTDC, respondents from Mainland China and overseas considered Hong Kong to be a sustainable business hub offering services useful for companies’ ESG strategies, giving Hong Kong an overall rating of 7.0 or more out of 10. Hong Kong was seen as possessing a number of desirable attributes, including ،uct availability and diversity (such as eco‑design and net‑zero solutions), the supply of ESG expertise and talent in many fields (such as green finance, carbon trading and ESG investment expertise and talents), and ESG investing.
Igniting cross-industry business opportunities through three fairs
The Hong Kong International Lighting Fair (Autumn Edition) and the Hong Kong International Outdoor and Tech Light Expo, ،ized by the HKTDC, are globally recognized lighting marketplaces that collectively attracted over 3,000 exhibitors and approximately 38,000 and 12,000 buyers, respectively. Eco Expo Asia, co-،ized by the HKTDC and Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd., had more than 300 exhibitors and around 12,000 buyers.
Through the EXHIBITION+ hybrid mode, exhibitors and buyers can parti،te in online business negotiations and mat،g via the Click2Match smart business mat،g platform until November 6.
The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory ،y established in 1966 to promote, ،ist and develop Hong Kong’s trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC ،ises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and ،uct information via research reports and di،al news channels.
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