Elite gift-makers return to island to display treasures

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 21 June, 2006, 12:00am
UPDATED : Wednesday, 21 June, 2006, 12:00am

A highlight of the show is the new Ladies' World exhibition category

A RETURNING HIGHLIGHT of the Summer Sourcing Show is Treasure Island, a special exhibition zone featuring exhibitors that have met strict criteria with regard to creativity, design and quality.

Man Nin Shing, a producer of gift items, is exhibiting in Treasure Island for the second time and will present its range of clocks, travel accessories, weather stations and weather clocks, calculators and IT items.

'Our company is primarily engaged in the design, development and marketing of innovative designer gift items. At the show we will introduce our new colour metallic series, which features trendy metal products,' said Vickey Yuen, marketing manager.

These include the Pebble USB hub, which is not only practical but also emits a range of seven 'soothing' colours when in operation, and the Bolla Weather Station with a clock that features weather trend graphic indication with temperature and humidity display with hi-low memories; and a 12/24 hour display format that can include time, day, date, month and moon phase.

Neu Kreation will showcase its range of educational construction games for children and adults, and has been an exhibitor in Treasure Island since the show's inception. It will also introduce new products at the fair, including the Spring Bend executive toy and the Figa 3-D construction set.

'The Spring Bend is a more sophisticated, hi-tech version of our marble run games and will appeal as both a construction challenge and as a de-stressor or decoration,' said Doris Wan, marketing executive.

'The Figa's tangram shape, with flat and cross joins, allows users to construct three-dimensional objects.'

DMC Products has also exhibited in the same zone since 2003.

Creative director Paul Chung said this special area was the first stop for many buyers.

The company will showcase its range of vases, candle holders, hangers, stationery, bathroom sets, photo frames, fruit trays, soap dishes and containers.

One new item Mr Chung thinks will be popular is a vase which combines a wooden base with a stainless steel stand; there is also an acrylic/stainless steel version.

'We use waterproofed maple or walnut for the base with a stainless steel stand to display the flowers.

'It gives the appearance of free-standing flowers as the place for water is hidden in the base. The stands can be moved so users can create their own arrangement,' Mr Chung said.

Another highlight of the fair is the new exhibition category, Ladies' World, which has been introduced in response to exhibitors' demands for a dedicated section for products for women.

Abelle Jewellery is taking part in the fair for the first time because of the introduction of this new category and hopes to attract buyers to its range of fashion jewellery made of alloy metal or silver with cubic zirconia, semi-precious stones and freshwater pearls. The company will display items such as a black and white pearl necklace with abalone shell pendant, and a silver pendant that features these stones and freshwater pearls.

'We are aiming to attract buyers for the Japanese and Southeast Asian markets, which prefer smaller stones and more delicate detailing,' said director Edmond Sung.

Man Wai Trading is also taking part in Ladies' World, exhibiting its range of wallets, cosmetic bags, small purses and hair accessories, which are all made from traditional Japanese fabrics.

'Our products are targeted at buyers from Europe and America. Our latest range includes hair accessories in a wide selection of colours, each carefully designed to make the most of the fabric's pattern,' said director George Lam.

This is the second time the company has taken part in the show.

All the exhibitors agreed that the three main benefits of taking part in the fair were a chance to take orders for Christmas, to introduce the latest items to buyers and meet new customers.