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Hong Kong International Stationery Fair gears up for the 2020s with eco-friendly theme

The countdown to the landmark 20th edition of the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair has entered its final few weeks, with buyers and exhibitors from around the world looking forward to a productive four days of business. As a hub of creative designs and innovative ideas, the fair will bring buyers face-to-face with today’s trendiest stationery items at specialist zones, a themed display area and a packed seminar programme. With around 200 international exhibitors in attendance, the fair to be co-organised by Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council will take place from 6–9 January 2020 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.

According to Ms Judy Cheung, Deputy General Manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd, the upcoming fair will embrace modern elements as it enters the new decade: “Market trends such as the growing demand for eco-friendly products will be reflected through various elements of the 2020 fair. For example, in addition to hosting many exhibitors of green stationery, the fair’s seminar programme will include a presentation on green purchasing. The organisation of the fair is also being conducted with sustainability in mind. In previous years, we have reduced the consumption of paper and plastic by incorporating eco-friendly initiatives such as online registration systems and an e-fair catalogue. At the 2020 edition, we will take further steps, including a transition to LED lights at all exhibitor booths to reduce electricity consumption.”   

Together with the impressive product line-up that buyers will find in the aisles of the exhibition, visitors to the upcoming fair will have opportunities to gain valuable industry insights at the fair’s trend-setting seminar programme

One of the many highlights will be a seminar on current design trends delivered by Mr Masayuki Takabatake – also known as Japan’s ‘Stationery King’. The seminar will focus on the different types of stationery available in Japanese stores, such as water colour and ball point pens as well as high quality stationery available at reasonable prices. Another focus will be the role of stationery in the digital age


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