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In Asia, Hong Kong is one of the top-ranking countries that has dominantly progressed in terms of economic and industrial growth. Being Asias premier trade fair capital, the country is the centre for an immense number of trade promotion events as well as numerous international and regional conferences and exhibitions held each year. Major and local Hong Kong trade shows are hosted by the regions leading trade and convention centers.

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is responsible for providing Hong Kongs trade fair industry a powerful advancement and progress. It has been organizing Hong Kong trade shows and fairs for quite some time now with a goal of increasing the countrys trade fair industry and boost up the local economy. The commission is currently gaining full support and alliance with CIEC Exhibition Co.Ltd., Kenfair International Ltd., and other trade groups to sponsor three major exhibitions for the month of October 2006 which will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo.

One of which is the Hong Kong International Building Materials and Construction Equipment Fair, the first specialist fair of its kind to be held in the country. The exhibit will showcase the latest building materials, indoor decorative materials, construction equipment, building engineering and the like. It will be attended by 10 countries, most of which are coming from Asia. The other major trade fair is Hong Kong International Furniture Fair that will exhibit a wide array of high-end furniture from around the world. The show will display a vast selection of indoor and outdoor furniture, office and home furniture, furniture parts and accessories, and many other types of furniture. Guests and exhibitors from most Asian countries will be taking part in this fair. Aside from these two upcoming Hong Kong trade shows, the third one will be Eco Expo Asia which will also be staged at the AsiaWorld-Expo. All these exhibitions will be conducting seminars and business talks as part of the fair, apart from the showcase of products.

Hong Kong trade shows and trade fairs have contributed big earnings for the countrys economy. In 2005, the trade fair industry in Hong Kong has already given $19 billion gained from business travel and tourism. The council has a strong conviction that the new fairs and trade shows they will be hosting will even boost up the countrys industry. To get wider public exposure, the right kind of fairs should be chosen, those companies with potential for attracting a huge part of the market and whose products are readily available for exportation.

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