Audio-visual products that combine the most advanced computer and Internet technologies will be among the main attractions of the International Audio and Visual Show which opens today. Latest products will be showcased by 70 exhibitors representing audio-visual and photographic industries. The five-day show at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai is being held for the eighth year and is organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council and the Radio Association of Hong Kong. About 200,000 visitors are expected and on-site product sales are likely to surpass $11 million. Trade council manager Perry Fung said this year's theme was 'Moving towards the age of multimedia' and acknowledged that the line between audio-visual products and computers was rapidly blurring. 'It is a merging of the multi-media and the conventional concept of audio-visual products,' he said. 'For example, digital cameras are using a computer chip as one of their important components.' Mr Fung said the show had attracted an Internet service provider for the first time. 'We want to demonstrate that the development of audio visual is assimilating computer and Internet technology.' Last year, imports of audio-visual products to Hong Kong surged 19 per cent from 1994 to $142 billion. Mr Fung said much of this was re-exported to China and the United States. For the same period, imports of photographic equipment rose 25 per cent to $10.3 billion. The show's $20 entry fee entitles visitors to a lucky draw with prizes worth about $470,000. First prize is a Ford Laser TX 3-door coupe, valued at $139,800. Other top prizes include 10 million Citidollars reward points valued at $100,000 and a return trip for two in economy class from Hong Kong to any destination in the US. The 15 product prizes include a theatre sound system ($50,668), digital hand-held video recorder ($41,000) and a CD player ($15,300). Other attractions include an antique camera display and a photo studio where visitors can enter a competition to win photographic equipment. The antique show, organised by Hong Kong Antique Camera Club chairman David Chan, will feature more than 50 of his own cameras. They include a projector made in the United States during the 1940s for silent motion pictures and a China-made Hong Qi 20. Visitors to the photo studio can capture the entertainment using their own cameras and send the snaps to the Photographic Society of Hong Kong before November 8. Mr Fung said only photographs taken at the exhibition were eligible for entry. The studio's entertainment will include lion dances, jazz and modern dance, ballet, magic shows, kung fu, acrobatic shows and Canton opera.