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Hong Kong Products Exhibition from 1938 to 1974

Hong Kong Products Exhibition from 1938 to 1974

Date & Time: 11.1.2020 (Sat) 3:30pm-5:30pm
Venue: Lockhart Road Public Library (Extension Activities Room)
Speaker: Dr. WONG Wai-ling
Organiser: Hong Kong Public Libraries
Remarks: Talk conducted in Cantonese. Limited seat. Free admission by phone at 2879 5560 from 28.12.2019 (Saturday).
Enquiry Telephone Number: 2879 5560

From 1938 to 1974, the Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong organised a total of 31 products exhibitions. Pre-war exhibitions were closely related to China’s development of national industries and promotion of patriotism. In the post-war period, Hong Kong industries flourished, and products exhibitions became a platform to promote Hong Kong industrial products. Participating manufacturers employed various gimmicks to attract the attention of buyers and members of the public, including holding different competitions and contests at the exhibition venue, such as Miss Exhibition Pageants which was broadcast live on television, rendering the exhibition an anticipating annual event for the public. The event had been suspended for 20 years since 1974 and did not resume until 1994.