Organizers of the Eco Expo Asia 2020 event in Hong Kong say they have made the decision to migrate the fair onto an online platform hosted by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC).
Co-organizers Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. and HKTDC, along with the Environment Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government, say the event, formerly scheduled to take place at the AsiaWorld-Expo Oct. 28-31, will now be a part of the HKTDC Autumn Sourcing Week | ONLINE (ASWO), which will be held Nov. 16-27.
“With the current travel restrictions in place in Hong Kong and across the globe, and given the international makeup of the fair’s exhibitor and visitor profile, we believe it is within the best interest of all participants to move Eco Expo Asia onto an online platform,” says Judy Cheung, deputy general ganager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd.
“We also believe Autumn Sourcing Week | ONLINE (ASWO) will assist global exhibitors and buyers overcome some of the challenges during these trying times. The business matching and virtual meeting features offered by ASWO will help boost business connections and allow international participants to join the fair more easily,” adds Cheung.
“We are glad to still be able to offer the industry a platform where they can connect and network, and we would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to exhibitors, group pavilions, industry associations and buyers for their tremendous support for Eco Expo Asia. Lastly, we look forward to being able to meet with them again in-person, next year,”states Cheung.
More details about the platform will be announced in the weeks ahead, say the organizers of Eco Expo Asia.