Hail stroms and heavy rain passing through Hong Kong on March 31 reduced the number of visitors during the first few hours of the show which quickly picked-up throughout the afternoon of the fair as the weather improved. During the second day of the fair the aisles of hall 1 of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre were very busy with many stands filled with buyers from around the world.

The show features 27 group pavilions from 21 countries and regions. There are 50 countries in total represented with 97 first-time exhibitors attending the show. The show covers a surface area of 26,800 sq m.

As well as the fair itself there are a number trade and social events taking place in and around the APLF and a full 30th Anniversary Cocktail party for exhibitors will take place following the second day of the fair on April 1.