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WMR - November 2018

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Watch Talk at HKTDC

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THIS FAIR SEEMS TO BE QUITE BUSTLING WITH EXCITEMENT. HOWEVER, I WANTED TO GET AN UNDERSTANDING ABOUT TRADE FAIRS IN GENERAL.MANY FAIRS GLOBALLY ARE NOT DOING WELL.

If you talk specifically about the Watch and Clock Industry, then the Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair is in the 37th edition this time. We have a long heritage and history in helping the watch industry to develop overseas markets since the early 1980s. I think that the industry itself is
transforming. You will see that we have many brands now, homegrown and otherwise. They are targeting different
segments of buyers. We change with time. We launched the Salon de TE seven years back as a dedicated hall for promoting premium watch brands, not just from Hong Kong, but also international watch brands. We are the largest actually in terms of the number of exhibitors. Even if you talk about the number of suppliers taking part in this trade fair, we are the largest. So, I think we have a very important spot in the industry. Of course, we do not compare ourselves with other fairs as we all have different positions. But, I have heard a lot of buyers and sellers say that this fair is very pragmatic, convenient and customer friendly. Whatever we are doing right we will keep on doing it.

We would also like to acknowledge the support of two associations - Watch Manufacturer’s Association and the
Federation of Watch Trade and Industries. We are joint organizers of the show. I think they are very united and committed to building the watch industry in a very big way. We have well-structured organizations around us. Hong Kong is a city with glamour and lifestyle. HKTDC is very professional and supported by the government. They are not here to make money but to accelerate the trade. With the Associations who support us, there is a lot of help and collaboration. The combination of it all makes us different.

The complete interview is in Watch Market Review - November 2018 edition on page no. 44 & 45.