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Sports and Leisure Expo to debut in Hong Kong

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The inaugural Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will be held 21-25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. More than 90 exhibitors from Hong Kong, the Chinese mainland, Japan and Korea will showcase sports and leisure products as well as services from more than 120 brands. To provide visitors with a new shopping and leisure experience, the HKTDC will also organise over 40 on-site events. The new expo offers prime summer activities to cater for different age groups and interests.

– Six theme zones featuring sports and leisure products

“Stadium Live” is the theme of the first Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, featuring six theme zones: Outdoor Adventure, Sports Hub, Health & Fitness, Photography World, Fun & Play and Handicraft Market, Visitors are welcome to explore the diverse products and activities on offer, as well as demo sessions given by selected exhibitors.

“This all-new expo showcases and sells sports and leisure products, arts and hobby supplies, as well as interest classes,” said HKTDC Deputy Executive Director Benjamin Chau. “Members of the public can try some of the products and take part in experiential activities, such as indoor climbing, emerging sports and handicraft workshops. Exhibitors can collect valuable consumer insights on their products and services, launch new products and build their brands through this platform.”

– Fun-filled activities

Among the exhibitors will be the Just Climb Association, which will set up a climbing wall on-site to allow free trials for a limited number of visitors. Another exhibitor, the Hong Kong Federation of Youth Groups, will stage a series of activities, including a rope-jumping competition and virtual reality (VR) workshops to encourage youths to participate in group activities. Football concept store Futbol Trend will showcase some of the latest brands and trendy sports collections and offer football classes, jersey printing and freestyle football performances. They are also co-organising with the HKTDC a “Hall of Fame” – Jersey Display to exhibit autographed jerseys by football stars such as Lionel Messi, Neymar Jr., Cristiano Ronaldo and more.

In addition to the many shopping choices and interest classes offered by exhibitors and the various demos and experiences, the expo will also feature an array of over 40 on-site activities including handicraft and photography workshops, emerging sports try-outs, sportswear fashion shows, magic performances, music competitions and artificial intelligence (AI) Go competitions.

– Celebrity sharing

The HKTDC will also invite local elite athletes to share their stories, including, swimmer Yvette Kong and 5,000m and half-marathon athlete Gi Ka Man. Climbing expert John Tsang, the first Hongkonger to complete the Pacific Crest Trail Wong Wai Po, calligrapher Wendy Tang and Commercial Radio Programme Host Maria Tang will also share their experience and insights into their respective sports and leisure activities.

On the second day (22 July) of the expo, Getting Your Shot Right – 2017 National Geographic Photography Forum will be organised. National Geographic Operation Director (HK) Ivan Tsoi and National Geographic Magazine Chinese Edition Editor-in-Chief Yungshih Lee, as well as the winning photographers of the National Geographic International Photo Contest in 2015 and 2016 will share their stories behind their images and offer photography tips.

The first Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo

– Date: 21-25 July 2017 (Friday to Tuesday)
– Opening Hours: 21-24 July: 10am-8pm; 25 July: 9am-5pm
– Venue: Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre