In the Industry - August 2012

In the Industry

Mega Shows Parts 1 & 2
Hit Hong Kong In October

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in Wanchai, Hong Kong, plays host to the Mega Show Part 1 from Oct. 20 to 23, 2012 and the Mega Show Part 2 from Oct. 27 to 29, 2012. Although predominantly Asian production-based, the trade shows feature products from more than 4,700 suppliers based in 30 countries. More than 65,000 buyers attended the shows in 2011.

Mega Show Part 1 focuses on seven sectors: Gifts, Housewares and Home Décor, Christmas, Festive and Seasonal, Toys and Games plus Baby and Child, Glassware Trends (new in 2012), and Giftwrap and Packaging. Mega Show Part 2 showcases products in these four sectors: Gifts, Housewares and Home Décor, Asian Stationery (new in 2012), and Asian Home Textiles (new in 2012).

For further details, contact Kenfair Exhibition (Hong Kong) Limited at 852 3588 9688, or visit

Sourcing At Magic Adds Home Area In August

The Sourcing at Magic show, which features more than 800 apparel, accessory and footwear resources, will add a dedicated home textiles area when it takes place Aug. 20 to 23, 2012 at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, NV, in the South Hall, Level 2. It runs in tandem with the Magic apparel show.

Sourcing at Magic Home has been developed in collaboration with the China Foreign Trade Guanzghou Exhibition General Corp. (CFTE), one of China’s chief exhibition organizations.

“Sourcing at Magic Home builds on the sourcing expertise of Magic and will showcase both the broad base of Chinese manufacturers CFTE brings, as well as contract and original design manufacturers, component suppliers and service providers from the global home textiles community as a whole,” says Karalynn Sprouse, vice-president of Sourcing at Magic.

In addition to exhibitors from China, the home textiles division will also include suppliers from Turkey, Pakistan and India. Products featured include fabrics, materials and components for home applications, such as bed, bath and kitchen linens, window treatments, rugs and accessories.

Deying Li, general manager of CFTE, who has worked for China’s Canton Fair for more than 20 years, notes, “Canton Fair is China’s biggest trade fair, and Magic is the largest, most well-known fashion trade show in the U.S. So for us, and we believe for attendees, Sourcing at Magic Home is the perfect marriage.”

The Sourcing at Magic show draws more than 10,000 attendees. For more information, visit or contact Ana Uribe at 310-857-7653,

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