Organisers for the Hong Kong Watch and Clock Fair have confirmed that the event will no longer go ahead, following tightened restrictions in the area.
It comes as the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government tightened its disease prevention and control measures, and extended entry restrictions for incoming visitors until further notice.
In light of this, overseas exhibitors and buyers “will have great difficulty” attending the event, which was originally scheduled to take place between 1 September and 5 September this year.
In a statement, organisers said: “We are consulting with the industry to come up with other viable promotional solutions with details to be announced in due course.
“Meanwhile, the 37th Hong Kong Watch & Clock Design Competition, which aims to discover new design talents for the industry, will proceed as planned.”
They added: “We would like to take this opportunity to express our gratitude to exhibitors, pavilion organisers, industry associations and buyers from around the world for their tremendous support for HKTDC events.
“We will continue to make every effort to help companies capture business opportunities through different platforms.”