The Expo Will Spur
Trade Development Between Hong Kong and ASEAN Countries.
HONG KONG, CHINA - Media OutReach - 20 October 2018 - In recent
years, ASEAN has become one of the fastest-growing regions in the world. Over
the past decade, its GDP has increased on average 5% per year, coming behind
only China and India. It has enormous growth potential, and has become a new target
market that product manufacturers and suppliers in the region simply cannot ignore.
Comasia Limited, a Hong Kong-based
professional trade exhibition organiser and event management company, announced today (20 October) the launch of the
first ever Asia Lifestyle Expo, in collaboration with its partner N.C.C.
Exhibition Organizer Co., Ltd. (NEO), a leading exhibition organiser. The expo
will provide Hong Kong companies, as well as manufacturers and suppliers from Asia,
with an exceptional large-scale investment platform, enabling them to tap into the
region's market, which has tremendous growth potential. Mr. Asi Mamanee, the Consul-Genearl
of the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Hong Kong, is the Guest of Honor, for
the expo's press conference.
person from the left) Mr.
Sakchai Pattarapleechakal, N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer Co.,
Ltd, Mr. Cheung Sui Fu, Peter, Director of Comasia Limited, Mr. Asi Mamanee, the Consul-General of the Royal
Thai Consulate -General and the Guest of Honor of the press conference of "2019
Asia Lifestyle Expo", Mr. Felix Chan, Director of Comasia Limited and the industry leaders from Hong Kong , Asia
countries and Turkey gather for a group photo. Together they witnessed the
opening of a brand new platform - "2019
Asia Lifestyle Expo" that will strengthen
business collaborations in Hong Kong and the ASEAN region.
The first Asia Lifestyle Expo will take place on 21-23
August 2019 at the Bangkok International Trade Exhibition Centre (BITEC) in
Thailand and will comprise 500 booths. The expo will provide manufacturers and
buyers based in Southeast Asia and the ASEAN region with a platform for discovering
business opportunities and concluding deals. In this way, it will provide
access to the fast-growing opportunities on the market in the region. The
expo's main target exhibitors are manufacturers and suppliers in Asian
countries and territories. They include companies based in Mainland China, Hong
Kong, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, Cambodia, Myanmar, India,
Indonesia, South Korea and Bangladesh.
The expo will provide a
range of lifestyle products manufactured in Asia, including gifts, premiums, toys,
household goods, taseful home decor, accessories, trendy lifestyle products, consumer
electronics and mobile device accessories. This will fit perfectly with the
growing demand among consumers in the ASEAN region for new designs and quality
lifestyle products. The expo has also garnered widespread support and
recognition from more than a dozen business associations and organisations from
Thailand and around the region, for example, the Thailand Convention &
Exhibition Bureau (please see the "List of business associations and
organisations" in the Note to Editors attached to this press release).
Mr. Cheung Sui Fu, Peter, Director of Comasia Limited, said:
"China's grand 'One Belt One Road' initiative has given a major boost to trade
cooperation and market integration along routes in Southeast Asia and the ASEAN
countries. This has spurred the development of trade in consumer goods within
the region, transforming it into a large regional market segment. Thanks to the
great market growth potential in the ASEAN region, there has also been an
increase in trade-related activities, such as the development of the expo
industry. It demonstrates that there is a great demand for more expos among manufacturers,
buyers and businesses engaged in trade."
Mr. Cheung explained why the
Hong Kong-based organisers of the Asia Lifestyle Expo picked Thailand as the
location of choice: "Thailand is an important transportation hub and holiday
destination in the ASEAN region. It has excellent restaurants, hotels and tourism
facilities, making it attractive for companies in the region to attend the expo.
Buyers can attend the expo and make procurements quickly and conveniently. The
location is also attractive as it is possible to combine business with leisure.
What is more, Thailand is strategically important in terms of business. The
economies of Thailand and its four neighbouring CLMV countries (that is,
Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam) have grown in recent years. Trade in the CLMV
countries and Thailand has also been on an upward trend. The Hong Kong Government
plans to open its third Economic and Trade Office in the ASEAN region in
Thailand. Considering all these factors, Thailand is set to become a top destination
for Hong Kong companies and for manufacturers and buyers from different regions,
where they can discuss business and get involved in the ASEAN market."
Mr. Sakchai Pattarapleechakal, President, N.C.C.
Exhibition Organizer Co., Ltd., concluded Thailand has accumulated a great deal
of experience and a wealth of resources in organising trade expos and shared, "Nowadays,
Thailand is being represented MICE travelers more than 1 million, including
raise of visitor who has been willing to visit exhibitions in Thailand up to
19.68% as earlier. In addition, the revenue is growing up to 20.30% in current
He said that
ASEAN population has been dramatically growing not only purchasing demand but
also a demanding of high quality products from variety of newest sources. The
transformation of consumer behavior, in particular, e-commerce, modern trade,
retailers, convenience stores and online stores, have been creating many
options in their lifestyle. Therefore, he believed that the "2019 Asia
Lifestyle Expo", co- organized by Comasia
Limited and N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer Co., Ltd. Will create more and
more economic opportunities and revenues in both Thailand and ASEAN.
2019 Asia Lifestyle Expo website: https://www.asialifestyleexpo.com
Suggested hashtags: #exhibition #trade #lifestyle #thailand # ASEAN
About the Organisers
Comasia Limited ("Comasia") is a Hong Kong-based
professional trade exhibition organiser and event management company. For over
26 years, the company's management team has organised
or co-hosted more than 80 trade exhibitions and events in Hong Kong, Macau,
Mainland China, the United States, Singapore, Germany, England, France, Poland
and other locations. Comasia aims to provide Asian exporters and international
buyers with effective trade expos that help their business. Comasia's current
exhibition projects include: the two-part MEGA SHOW expo series which takes
place annually in October, and which has become one of the largest and most
important sourcing platforms in autumn in Asia Pacific; the Asia Apparel Expo-Berlin,
which occurs every February and which has completed its seventh edition; and
the Asian Gifts & Housewares Show-Paris, which was a new trade fair added
to Comasia's portfolio in November 2017.
N.C.C. Exhibition Organizer
Co., Ltd. (NEO)
Exhibition Organizer Co., Ltd. (NEO) is Thailand's leading exhibition
organiser. NEO was previously a department within N.C.C. Management &
Development Co., Ltd. which was responsible for expos. In 2004 it officially transformed
into an independent expo organiser and event management company. With over a
decade of experience in planning and managing more than 100 international trade
expos and conventions, NEO has become respected and trusted in Thailand for its
professional expertise and reliability in this area. In addition to forging partnerships
with other expo organisers from both within and outside the country, NEO has
also been organising more and more of its own exhibitions in Thailand and abroad.
List of business associations and organisations
- Thailand Convention
& Exhibition Bureau (Thailand)
- Cambodia Business
- Cambodia Handicraft
- Federation of
Associations For Small and Medium Enterprises of Cambodia (Cambodia)
- Home Design
Decoration Association (Thailand)
- Lao Handicraft
- Myanmar Arts and
Crafts Association (Myanmar)
- Nohmex (Thailand)
- Promo Gifts
- Thai Gift, Premium
& Decorative Association (Thailand)
- Thai Housewares
- Thai Toy Industry
- The Association of
Thai Lifestyle Product Federation (Thailand)
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