Four Canadian companies are among the more than 2,000 vendors exhibiting at the 2012 Hong Kong Toys & Games Fair, which kicks off the annual trade show season on January 9.
B.C.’s Relaxus Products Ltd., Quebec’s Trudeau Corp., Nano Magnetics Ltd. and Round 5 Corp., both based in the GTA, will join exhibitors from countries, including India, Russia, Netherlands, U.K. and Italy. However, it’s still top-notch vendors from China, Hong Kong, and other parts of Asia that make up the largest demographic of participants in the HK Fair — now the second largest trade event in the world.
The Fair, designed to be a one-stop shopping experience for buyers, runs simultaneously with the Hong Kong Baby Products Fair, the Hong Kong International Stationery Fair and the Hong Kong International Licensing Show. Canada’s four exhibitors will be right at home in this show, which offers everything from cutting-edge electronics and video games to baby products, hobby goods and outdoor toys.
Although primarily known for its wellness lines, Vancouver-based Relaxus Products will be wowing HK crowds with its Cobra R/C toys, as well as their adorable line of plush Funfeet Slippers that come in a variety of kid-pleasing themes and models. Nano Magnetics Ltd. will be offering its award-winning line of high-quality, super-magnet sets. The sets, available in a variety of executive-look finishes, let players create all kinds of sculptures and structures. Visitors to the booth of Markham, Ontario’s Round 5 Corp. will find an extensive collection of action figures, including the company’s latest licensed line, UFC Titans. And Trudeau Corp., a frequent exhibitor at Toronto’s CGTA Gift Show, will be presenting a wide range of household products, including kids’ tableware and drinkware, featuring popular licenses like Disney, Spider-Man, and Hello Kitty.
Exhibitors can expect to stay busy during the four-day toy fair, say organizers. Despite sluggish economies in so many countries, HKTDC anticipates over 30,000 visitors will pass through toy fair gates alone — more than a third of the 90,000 visitors taking in all four events.