HKTDC Profile

Hong Kong Trade Development Council

The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong's trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via trade publications, research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

Fast facts:
  • The HKTDC organises more than 30 exhibitions in Hong Kong a year, forming 11 of the largest marketplaces of their kind in Asia, of which five are the world's largest -- electronics (autumn edition), lighting (autumn edition), watches & clocks, jewellery and gifts. The fairs welcomed close to 40,000 exhibitors and over 771,000 buyers in 2018/19.
  • The HKTDC organised more than 300 promotion activities and over 610 networking events, and received more than 610 incoming missions in 2018/19, connecting about 80,000 Hong Kong companies with its database of 6.8 million mainland and overseas enterprises and multipliers.
  • More than 100 events were held in 2018/19 to help Hong Kong SMEs sharpen their marketing and export capabilities, including the HKTDC SmartBiz Expo, HKTDC Entrepreneur Day, practical workshops and design competitions. Over 36,000 Hong Kong SMEs participated in these events. More than 150,000 visitors used the HKTDC SME Centre for networking, seeking business information and advisory service and attending business workshops. During the year, about 10,000 start-ups took part in HKTDC events.
  • The HKTDC's online sourcing service, including Sourcing, the Exhibition Online service and Marketplace App, features more than 2 million registered international buyers and 130,000 suppliers of products and services, mainly from Hong Kong, the mainland and Asia. Business matching is facilitated by more than 20 print and online product magazines and industry supplements that reach 5 million global buyers in some 200 countries and regions each year.

July 2019