Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo opens today
 
Jul 17, 2019
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17 July 2019 – The 3rd HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo opened today at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), the seven-day expo (17-23 July) runs concurrently with the HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair. Visitors can visit both fairs with one ticket. The expo features more than 150 exhibitors showcasing a broad selection of sports and leisure products and services from over 160 brands. Around 60 on-site events are being held during the expo, including plenty of new sports and STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) events, providing a fun summer pastime for adults and children.

Free trials for sports and interest classes

This year’s Sports and Leisure Expo features 10 thematic zones: the Japan Pavilion, Board Games, Fun & Play, Photography World, Outdoor Adventure, Sports Hub, Health & Fitness, Handicraft Market, as well as the new STEM World and Taiwan Pavilion. Visitors can explore the zones that cater to their specific interests, with some exhibitors offering free demonstrations or trials. The Hong Kong Academy of Ice Hockey has set up a synthetic ice rink where visitors can try out ice hockey and ice skating with the help of a professional coach, while Verm City has erected a 3.5-metre-tall climbing wall for visitors to experience the thrill of rock climbing. Energetic kids can take part in one-on-one matches on a mini soccer pitch sponsored by Pfizer, promoting the benefits of sports and good health, or ride on electric MTR chess pieces as part of a gigantic board game set up by People on Board. The expo also offers a wide array of on-site activities offering free trials, including a Krav Maga workshop, freestyle football demonstration, Dodgebee trial, and photography and drone workshops. Lucky draws will be held throughout the expo.

Next-generation STEM showcase

Technological advances are having a big impact on the daily lives of people of all ages. The new STEM World at Hall 5C presents a range of innovative technology-focused products, including do-it-yourself robot and artificial intelligence (AI) kits, an augmented reality (AR) human body structure, and an app that helps you explore the world of dinosaurs. The expo also showcases a programmable drone and a first-person-view (FPV) drone giving visitors the chance to experience the latest technologies at first hand. Besides showcasing the latest STEM products, Hong Kong exhibitor STEM Plus is collaborating with local schools to exhibit their STEM teaching achievements and highlight the talent of budding young innovators.

Star athletes share their experiences

The HKTDC has invited a number of local star athletes to host sharing sessions during the expo. Among those talking about their achievements and the challenges faced during their athletic careers will be Hong Kong footballer Edmond Yapp; Wong Ho-chung, Hong Kong’s first “4 Deserts Race Series” Grand Slam Champion; local figure skater Maisy Ma; renowned long-distance runner Chan Ka-ho; rising long-distance runner Natasha Wong; and former Hong Kong Sports Institute elite marathon runner JoeJoe Fan.

Japan and Taiwan Pavilions offer diverse cultural and leisure experience

The Japan National Tourism Organisation is collaborating with 14 cities and prefectures to introduce Japanese culture, landmarks and leisure attractions at the Japan Pavilion. Under the theme “Reasons to Return to Japan”, the pavilion features three zones that showcase the diversity and allure of Japanese culture, including a photo backdrop, demonstrations of traditional craftsmanship and a small stage for performances. The KADOKAWA CORPORATION, one of Japan’s four largest publishers, introduces 88 Japanese Anime Spots (2019 edition) to help visitors appreciate some of the landmarks of Japan’s popular anime culture. New at the expo is the Taiwan Pavilion, which introduces the attractions of various Taiwanese towns through interactive games and two cultural experience seminars.

One ticket, two fairs

The 30th HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair runs concurrently with the Sports and Leisure Expo from 17 to 23 July at the HKCEC. The HKTDC will continue to implement a “one ticket, two fairs” arrangement to offer visitors a range of quality summertime activities that will help to cultivate a diverse interest in reading, sports, outdoor activities and handicrafts.

The 3rd Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo

Date:

17-23 July 2019 (Wednesday to Tuesday)

Opening Hours:

17-18 July: 10am-10pm
19-20 July: 10am-11pm
21-22 July: 10am-10pm
23 July: 9am-5pm

Venue:

Halls 5CDE, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

Admission:

Adult ticket: HK$25
Child ticket: HK$10 (for primary school students/children under 1.22m tall)
* Children under 3 and adults over 65 will be admitted free of charge

Ticketing:

Tickets are available now at Hong Kong Ticketing and designated 7-Eleven and Circle K stores. Visitors can also purchase tickets onsite at the fairground ticket office.
Admission e-tickets are also available via the the AlipayHK app. More information is available on the AlipayHK website.

Concessionary tickets

Morning admission ticket (entry before noon, same price for adults and children): HK$10 (sold only at the fairground each day)
Special re-entry promotion: Visitors who purchase a regular adult ticket (HK$25) or child ticket (HK$10) dated 17 or 18 July can enjoy a one-time free admission on 19, 20 or 21 July (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) after 5pm by presenting the whole stub attached to the admission ticket.
This offer is not applicable to other types of admission tickets (including morning admission tickets, concessionary tickets, VIP tickets and complimentary tickets).

Visitors with Hong Kong Book Fair tickets that are valid between 17-23 July can also visit the 3rd Hong Kong Sports & Leisure Expo.
Super Pass: HK$80
Pass holders have unlimited entry to the Book Fair and can use the special access to avoid queuing.

Websites
Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo: http://www.hktdc.com/hksportsleisureexpo
Hong Kong Book Fair: http://www.hkbookfair.com

Media enquiries
Please contact the HKTDC's Communications and Public Affairs Department:

Kaya Lam Tel: (852) 2584 4395 Email: kaya.kh.lam@hktdc.org
Agnes Wat Tel: (852) 2584 4554     Email: agnes.ky.wat@hktdc.org