Hong Kong Update: Toy Association Monitors Protests Ahead of 2020

November 19, 2019 | January travel to Hong Kong has long served as the kick-off to the toy community year. With protests and tensions rising in the city however, many Toy Association members have expressed growing concerns and conflicting views about how this may impact business travel heading into 2020 and beyond.

Recognizing member concerns, The Toy Association is meeting with the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) this week to discuss the upcoming trade show, travel to member showrooms, and what steps the HKTDC is taking to ensure safe passage for international visitors.

The anti-government demonstrations and protests, which have escalated steadily since June, have yet to impact the HKTDC’s show schedules. The HKTDC is offering enhanced transport and customer support services for exhibitors and attendees to all shows.

“The Toy Association will continue to closely monitor the ongoing situation in Hong Kong, seek member feedback, and keep members updated as developments come to light,” said Steve Pasierb, Toy Association president & CEO. “We welcome all members of the industry to share their thoughts and perspectives on the topic at info@toyassociation.org or with your usual staff contact.”

To learn more about how The Toy Association is advocating for its members abroad, visit toyassociation.org.