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33rd Hong Kong Book Fair opens 19 July

Media pre-tour held tomorrow


17 July 2023 – The 33rd HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), is set to take place from 19 to 25 July at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). It will run in parallel with the HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and HKTDC World of Snacks, with some 780 exhibitors from over 30 countries and regions participating.


A pre-tour of the fairs will be organised for media tomorrow,18 July, to preview the thematic exhibitions at the Book Fair's Art Gallery, inaugural World of Art & Culture zone, as well as highlights of the Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks.


The Book Fair cocktail reception will take place on 19 July, with Mr Chan Kwok-ki, Chief Secretary for Administration of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) Government, as the guest of honour.


The theme for this year's Book Fair is Children's and Young Adult Literature, with the tagline Reading the World: The Joy of Reading for Children and Youth. To further strengthen Hong Kong's position as an East-meets-West centre for international cultural exchange, the fair will debut a World of Art & Culture zone. Curated by renowned Hong Kong designers, it will showcase literature and cultural arts related to the youth-focused theme from some 30 countries and regions.


The seminar series returns once again to the Book Fair, with renowned writers from Hong Kong and around the globe joining in person. The seminars include Theme of the Year, Renowned Writers, English and International Reading, World of Knowledge, Children and Youth Reading, Personal Development and Spiritual Growth, Lifestyle and Hong Kong Cultural and Historical.


For more information on the full line-up of seminars and authors, please visit:


The Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo will feature eight thematic zones, including Sports Hub, Outdoor Adventure, Health & Fitness, Fun & Learn, Board Games, Photography World, Japan Pavilion and Handicraft Market.


In addition, the World of Snacks will consist of six thematic zones, namely Travel Delights, Chocolate and Sweet Factory, Oldie Snacks, Yummy & Healthy, Party Time, and Snack Bar. Over 1,200 popular treats from across the world can be enjoyed at the fair and visitors can take part in various tasting sessions to whet their appetite.


We invite you or your representative to cover the pre-tour. Details are as follows:


Media Pre-tour


18 July 2023 (Tuesday)  






1 Expo Drive, Wan Chai


Sophia Chong, Deputy Executive Director, HKTDC

Joe Leung, Associate Director, Marketing & Buyer Engagement, Exhibitions and Digital Business Department, HKTDC

Mandy Ng, Associate Director, Business Development, Exhibitions and Digital Business Department, HKTDC


Cantonese (questions in English or Putonghua are welcome)



Cocktail Reception


19 July 2023 (Wednesday)  


5:15pm (media registration begins at 4:30pm)


Bauhinia Room, HKCEC

Guest of honour:

Chan Kwok-ki, Chief Secretary for Administration of the HKSAR Government






Hong Kong Book Fair, Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks


19-25 July 2023 (Wednesday to Tuesday)

Opening hours

Hong Kong Book Fair

19-20 July – 10am - 10pm

21-22 July – 10am - 11pm

23-24 July – 10am - 10pm

25 July – 9am - 5pm


Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks

19-20 July – 10am - 9pm

21-22 July – 10am - 10pm

23-24 July – 10am - 9pm

25 July – 9am - 5pm


Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre


Adult: HK$30

Child: HK$10 (for primary school students/children under 1.2m tall)

*Children aged 3 and under and adults aged 65 and over will be admitted free of charge.


E-tickets are available for sale via ticketing partner AlipayHK App and Alipay App or other sale outlets 01 Space and Octopus app;

Tickets are available for sale at all 7-Eleven and Circle K stores

Concessionary tickets

Morning admission tickets (entry before noon, same price for adults and children): HK$10 (Pay directly by AlipayHK App, Alipay App or Octopus for admission at the hall entrances only)


Special re-entry promotion: Visitors who purchase a regular adult ticket (HK$30) or child ticket (HK$10) dated 19 or 20 July can enjoy free admission once in each of the following time slots by presenting the whole stub attached to the admission ticket or re-entry coupon distributed onsite:

1) 21-23 July (Friday to Sunday) after 7pm

2) 24 July (Monday) after 7pm


Note: this offer is not applicable for other types of admission tickets


Super Pass: HK$88

Passholders have unlimited entry to the Book Fair and can use the special access channel to minimise queuing time.

Hong Kong Book Fair website and mobile app


Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo website


World of Snacks website



Media enquiries


Hong Kong Book Fair

Yuan Tung Financial Relations:

Anson Wong

Tel: (852) 3428 3413


Salina Cheng

Tel: (852) 3428 5691


Agnes Yiu

Tel: (852) 3428 5690



HKTDC’s Communications & Public Affairs Department:

Katy Wong

Tel: (852) 2584 4524


Clayton Lauw

Tel: (852) 2584 4472


Sunny Ng

Tel: (852) 2584 4357



Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, World of Snacks

HKTDC’s Communications & Public Affairs Department:

Kate Chan

Tel: (852) 2584 4239




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