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Hong Kong promotes peripherals

The Hong Kong IT industry is back in force this year after only two companies were able to attend last year. This year though, 17 companies are exhibiting in the Hong Kong pavilion.

The Hong Kong IT industry is back in force this year after only two companies were able to attend last year. This year though, 17 companies are exhibiting in the Hong Kong pavilion.The focus of the companies’ activities is on computer peripherals, such as memory modules, add-on cards, modems and motherboards. Seemingly there is a market for these, as the exhibitors have all been busy.“Traffic has been much better than expected,” says Jerry Ng, project manager, Hong Kong Trade Development Council. Among the exhibitors are established players in the region, such as computer parts manufacturer, Super Grace Electronics, graphics card and motherboard maker, Pine Technologies, and image product producer, Multi Union Technology.Ng suggests that their continued loyalty to Gitex shows that Hong Kong companies are finding customers within the Middle East.“If a company repeats a show that means they did business,” he observes.Alongside these old timers, are some newcomers who are using Gitex to test the market and seek out potential customers in the Middle East.For instance, Speed Dragon is demonstrating its various add-on cards, Darling Industrial is showing off its range of digital and PC cameras, while Pacific Force Technology is touting its computer memory modules.Other companies from Hong Kong also wanted to exhibit at the show. “I wish we could have got more space,” says Ng.“We are fully booked and we had five or six more companies on the waiting list to get a stand,” he adds.

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