42nd HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and 11th Salon de TE Conclude Successfully


12 September 2023, Mumbai

Event Attracts Nearly 15,000 Buyers from 95 Countries and Regions

The 42nd HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and 11th Salon de TE concluded successfully yesterday, with nearly 15,000 buyers from 95 countries and regions attending the four-day physical fairs. The event was held under the EXHIBITION+ hybrid model, which also included an online exhibition that will continue until 16 September.

The fairs were well-received by exhibitors and buyers alike. Many exhibitors reported receiving orders on the spot, and buyers were impressed by the wide range of products on display. The debut "Guo Chao" theme, which showcased timepieces that blend Chinese cultural elements with exquisite craftsmanship, was also a major draw.

Key findings from the on-site survey:

  • Nearly 60% of respondents expect overall sales to grow in the next two years.
  • South Korea, Australia & Pacific Islands, North America and Japan are seen as the most promising markets.
  • Smartwatches are expected to remain the most popular watch category, followed by mechanical watches and automatic watches.

The HKTDC's Click2Match service was also well-received. Many exhibitors and buyers reported that it had helped them to connect with potential business partners. The new Scan2Match function was also praised for its convenience, allowing buyers to bookmark exhibitors, browse product information and make enquiries even after the physical fair has ended.

The 42nd HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and 11th Salon de TE were a great success, and they helped to showcase the latest trends in the watch and clock industry. The event also provided a valuable platform for exhibitors and buyers to connect and do business.

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