Hong Kong’s first trade showcase since the border reopening had a not-so-bubbly reception. Photo: May Tse
Hong Kong’s first trade showcase since the border reopening had a not-so-bubbly reception. Photo: May Tse

Slow start to Hong Kong’s first big trade show of 2023, with mainland Chinese vendors lamenting low turnout despite border reopening

  • Participants from mainland China say turnout has dipped compared with pre-pandemic events, adding foreign clients called Asia trips ‘not cost-effective’
  • But city’s Trade Development Council notes number of foreign exhibition attendees is gradually increasing following rollback of Covid-19 entry restrictions

Hong Kong’s first trade showcase since the border reopening had a not-so-bubbly reception. Photo: May Tse
Hong Kong’s first trade showcase since the border reopening had a not-so-bubbly reception. Photo: May Tse
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