The Hong Kong Trade Development Council has announced that it has postponed both the Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair and the Baby Products Fair.
In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government has implemented various disease prevention and control measures and restrictions on incoming visitors, making it very difficult for exhibitors and visitors to attend the shows.
In response to these restrictions and in consultation with key industry representatives, the HKTDC has rescheduled the fairs to take place from 27-30 April 2021 at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.
Both shows were originally scheduled to take place from 11-14 January 2021.
The new dates will see the toy and baby products shows coinciding with the HKTDC Hong Kong Gifts & Premium Fair.
In a statement, the HKTDC said that it will support toy businesses through alternative platforms.
"We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to exhibitors, group pavilions, industry associations and buyers from around the world for their tremendous support for HKTDC events.
"When the pandemic situation improves and circumstances allow, the HKTDC will resume physical exhibitions to help global buyers and sellers do business.
"We will continue to make every effort to help companies capture business opportunities through different platforms," the organisation said.
In the meantime, the business matching and virtual meeting features offered by the HKTDC Autumn Sourcing Week Online (16 to 27 November 2020) will assist global exhibitors and buyers continue to do business and overcome the challenges of operating during a pandemic.