Tuesday, 6 January 2009


Joint Opening Ceremony

Guest of honour, the Hon. Jeffrey Lam, SBS, JP, Chairman of the Panel on Economic Development, Legislative Council, Fred Lam, Executive Director, HKTDC, TS Wong, Chairman, HKTDC Toys Advisory Committee, and Stephan Buurma, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt. along with VIP guests and industry officials celebrate the opening of the HKTDC Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair and the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair.

Buyers from Around the World

The Hong Kong Toys and Games Fair, which opened yesterday , is the first fair covered by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council's (HKTDC's) HK$80 million subsidy, created to bring in 10,000 trade buyers to Hong Kong this year. More than 1,000 buyers from emerging markets took advantage of the programme to attend this year's fair. HKTDC Assistant Executive Director Raymond Yip (centre) poses with toy fair buyers from around the world.

Opening Cocktail

VIP Tour
Updates of Media

At a press conference yesterday, the media were briefed on developments in the toys and stationery industries.

Launch of the Latest Products

The Product Demo & Launch Pad offers companies a superb chance to give buyers a close up view of their products in action. Four exhibitors took their turn at Hall 2 Oasis yesterday afternoon, and drew a good crowd of interested onlookers.

Informative Seminars

Adding value to the fairs are seminars that provide informative insights into global market trends and product designs in stationery, film licenses, as well as providing the latest updates on product safety directives in the toy industry.

Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair Hong Kong International Stationery Fair

What’s On - 6 January

Seminar on “Latest Market Trend and Product Design for Stationery”
Time : 11:30am-12:30pm
Venue : Room 206 - 208
Seminar on “How to Obtain & Profit from Film Licenses”
Time : 2:30pm-4:45pm
Venue : Room 206 - 208
Toys Networking Reception (By Invitation Only)
Time : 6pm-8pm
Venue : Port Café

See What the World Has to Say About Asia's No.1 Toys Fair

Each year the HKTDC creates an intensive marketing campaign targeting buyers worldwide. We publicise the fair through our comprehensive network of offices around the globe to ensure that serious buyers from all sectors of the industry are invited to this key industry event. Take a look at the promotional board at Hall 1A, 1C, Expo Drive, and Mezzanine 1 for more details.

Fair Opening Hours

Fair Dates

Opening Hours

Buyer Registration Hours

6-7 January (Tue-Wed)



8 January (Thur)



Hear What Buyers Say

“We've been coming to this fair for more than 10 years - it is one of the biggest in the world and we can meet many suppliers, including those from the Chinese mainland, here. We are looking for anything we can print on and customise. We've already seen some interesting items, such as puzzles, which we can turn into souvenirs of Singapore by using photographs of the city. This fair is very impressive and the layout gets better every year.”
Jeffrey Tan, Director, Ace Marketing Services Pte Ltd, Singapore

“This is the first time I have visited this fair - the main reason for coming is that around 20 percent of our existing suppliers are located in the Chinese mainland, so we can meet them here and see their new lines all at the same time as well as make contact with new factories.”
Tatsumi Kuwata, Managing Director, Sunstar Stationery Co., Ltd., Japan

Hear What Exhibitors Say

“The timing of the fair was perfect for us. This fair is the biggest in Asia and one of the biggest in the world. We’ve already met potential buyers from different markets, including Israel, New Zealand, Malaysia and South Africa.”
Siva Subramaniam, Director, Mindstrat Puzzles, PTE Ltd, Singapore

“For me the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair is so important, that I simply cannot afford to miss it”.
Arne Lauwers, President, Lauwers Games, Belgium

“We like to take part in the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair because our products are very appropriate to this market and the buyers at this event are specialised. Visitors to our booth this year have mainly come from Europe. We do find new buyers here, but it also gives us the opportunity to keep in contact with our existing buyers.”
Sirisopar Chairiwcharoen, Assistant Marketing Manager, Nara Factory Co., Ltd., Thailand

Free Magazines

Don't forget to collect a FREE copy of the fairs’ official magazines at the Buyer Registration Counter or Buyers' Lounge.

hktdc.com Customised Sourcing Service

Now you can locate the right products you need by getting a list of relevant exhibitors with booth numbers and product photos at the fair. Look for this friendly sign.

Enquiry Contact

Customer Service Line: (852) 1830 668


Rebecca Tse
Manager, Marketing Communications
Exhibitions Department