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Our Vision - October 2018

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HONG KONG WATCH & CLOCK FAIR 2018

TAKING THE WATCH WORLD FORWARD


The HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and the concurrent Salon de TE was held from 4-8 September 2018 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). The Watch & Clock Fair hosted around 830 exhibitors from over 20 countries and regions, including new comers from Poland and South Africa. In 2017, the fair welcomed more than 20,000 buyers from all over the world, reinforcing Hong Kong’s role as the trade hub of timepieces. This year the number increased to 21,284.

Hours and Minutes was present in the midst of the fair, taking note of all the key trends and happenings. While we will bring you a detailed report in the forthcoming issue, here is a glimpse into our conversation with key individuals
associated with the fair.

Karishma Karer caught up with William Shum, Co-chairman of the HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair 2018 Organising Committee at the glamorous Gala Dinner of the Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair and Salon de TE; Byron Lee, Senior Exhibitions Manager Exhibitions Department; Harold Sun, Chairman, The Federation of Hong Kong Watch Trades & Industries Ltd; Lawrence Chan, Co-chairman, HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair Organising Committee 2018; Enders Lam, President, Hong Kong Watch Manufacturers Association Ltd.