We are an eyewear retailer with five outlets in Istanbul in Turkey and are also adistributor nation wide. This is my second time in visiting Hong Kong Optical Fair and my intention is to buy fashionable glass frames, sunglasses and contact lenses. In recent years, thick, large and round steel glass frames are all the rage and I have come across many new products like that in the fair. Such products should help enhance the competitiveness of my brand. With the help of HKTDC staff, I have already exchanged more than 50 name cards in less than two days. The exhibits on display are high in quality and very competitive in prices. Some exhibitors are even offering a small order option which is a wise move in a volatile market. I have already identified suppliers from Thailand, the Mainland China and Taiwan and am very satisfied with this sourcing trip. I must mention that the HKTDC personnel providing business matching service are very patient and have even played the role of on-site interpreter to help me learn the distinctive characteristics of each exhibitor and understand the products in depth. This is why this fair is irreplaceable and why I have set aside around US$100,000 for making purchases.