Traveling Buyers in Hong Kong and China
If you follow our Lakeside Buyer Sam on Twitter, you know some of our buyers recently took a trip to Asia in search of hot new items. Below are some great pictures they captured from Hong Kong and China. *Special thanks to our buyer Beth for sharing these awesome pictures!
This harbor shot shows the Hong Kong Convention Center (in the middle on water front) where our buyers attended the Hong Kong Housewares Show Mega 1. This show had over 2,000 exhibitors spread accross a 52,616 sq meter gross area. There were over 26,000 buyers from around the globe in attendance (though only a handful from Lakeside). Our buyers enjoyed checking out housewares, gifts, home décor, garden, storage and pet items.
The above picture is from Guangzhou, China. Guangzhou is where the 1.16 million square meter 111th Canton Fair was held. It featured 59,000 stands/booths with over 210,000 buyers in attendance. The fair has 3 phases and our buyers attended the 2nd phase the week of April 23-27th. There, our buyers discovered consumer goods, gifts, home décor, garden and more! This garden shot is actually a picture one of our buyers snapped from her hotel window.
This last picture is just a candid shot of a street in Hong Kong off of Nathan Road. It captures the bustle and excitement of a major shopping tourist area.