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Hong Kong Pavilion at London Book Fair for the First Time

12/05/2013

A collection of the finESt works showcasingHong Kong's creativity

Sharing session EXplores Hong Kong as acultural hub and its value in the global printing industry

LONDON, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- "Soaring Creativity — Hong KongPublIShers and Printers Participation at London Book Fair", which is joinTLyorganized by Hong Kong Publishing Federation (HKPF) and The Hong Kong PrintersAssociation (HKPA) with sponsorship from Create Hong Kong (CreateHK) of theGovernment of the Hong Kong Special AdMINIstrative Region (HKSARG), showcases tothe world the creativity and achievement of Hong Kong's publishing and printingindustry through Hong Kong Pavilion at the London Book Fair.
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It is the first time for the industry to participate in The London Book Fairas an assemblage. Concurrently, in celebration of the 15th anniversary of HongKong's reunification with China, the HKSARG is organising a "15th Anniversary ofthe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Photo Exhibition" to showcase thesuccessful implementation of "One Country, Two Systems" and the Basic Law.

To highlight the significance of both events, the HKSARG, HKPF and HKPAjointly held an opening reception today (16 April) to unveil the Hong KongPavilion. Mr. Liu Bin-jie, Minister of the General Administration of Press andPublication of the PRC, and Mr. Alistair Burtenshaw, Director of the London BookFair, attended the ceremony as the gueSTS of honour.\

Mrs. Agnes Allcock, Director-General of the Hong Kong Economic and TradeOffice in London, said, "The HKSARG is specially organising the photo exhibitionat the London Book Fair this year to celebrate the 15th anniversary of HongKong's handover, hoping to showcase to the world the successful implementationof 'One Country, Two Systems' and the Basic Law, which preserved Hong Kong'seconomic prosperity and social stability, through the support of the CentralPeople's Government and the concerted efforts of Hong Kong people."
About Soaring Creativity

"Soaring Creativity — Hong Kong publishers and printers at London Book Fair"is jointly organized by Hong Kong Publishing Federation and The Hong KongPrinters Association with sponsorship from CreateHK of the Government of theHong Kong Special Administrative Region to showcase the creativity andachievements of publishers and printers of Hong Kong. The assemblage has alreadyparticipated in Beijing International Book Fair (31 Aug–4 Sep 2011), FrankfurtBook Fair (12–16 Oct 2011) and Taipei International Book Exhibition (1–6 Feb2012), and will join London Book Fair (16–18 April 2012) as an assemblage forthe first time. The Hong Kong Pavilion will be located at Stand Y105, 205, EC2Earls Court Exhibition Centre, Warwick Road, London, SW5 9TA, displaying a totalof over 750 exhibits, including a vast diversity of around 465 books, 219printed matters, and 67 ebooks.