32nd annual Hong Kong Book Fair returns on 20 July

The 32nd HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), will run from 20 to 26 July (Wednesday to Tuesday) at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). Tickets will open for sale on 27 June while online registration for seminars opens today (24 June), offering a wide range of stimulating and thought-provoking events for Hong Kong’s booklovers.

The 32nd annual HKTDC Hong Kong Book Fair returns on 20 July. The theme of this year’s fair is “History and City Literature”, with the tagline “Reading the World: Stories of Hong Kong”. The HKTDC will introduce celebrated authors and their outstanding works to Hong Kong’s booklovers, sharing the joy of reading with the public. The picture shows scenes from last year’s Book Fair.

As one of the celebration events for the 25th anniversary of the establishment of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, the HKTDC has invited renowned authors to host and participate in seminars and cultural events. The Book Fair will run in parallel with the 5th HKTDC Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and 2nd HKTDC World of Snacks, giving visitors the chance to enjoy three very different experiences with a single ticket.

Theme of the year: “History and City Literature”

The theme of this year’s Book Fair is “History and City Literature”, with the tagline “Reading the World: Stories of Hong Kong”. The HKTDC will introduce celebrated authors and their outstanding works to booklovers, giving them a deeper understanding of Hong Kong’s historical and cultural development and promoting the joy of reading among the public. Thematic exhibitions titled “History Writers” and “City Literature” will be featured at the Art Gallery, allowing visitors to savour Hong Kong’s unique story through literature and arts. Two other exhibitions, “Tastes of Hong Kong” and “Hong Kong Architecture”, will offer different perspectives on the city’s lifestyle and culture through collections and artworks.

The “Eight Seminar Series” is one of the highlights at the Book Fair. This year’s topics include “Stories of Hong Kong”, “Renowned Writers”, “English and International Reading”, “World of Knowledge”, “Children and Youth Reading”, “Lifestyle”, “Hong Kong Cultural and Historical”, and “Personal Development and Spiritual Growth”. Meanwhile, the always popular “Storytelling by Celebrities” series will invite star speakers to share inspirational stories with children.

Diverse experiences at Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks

This year’s Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo will cover eight thematic zones and bring together a wide range of sports and leisure brands, products and experiences, along with a number of free trials for visitors to enjoy. World of Snacks, meanwhile, features six thematic zones and will offer more than 1,000 tasty treats from across the globe, including Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, Germany, Australia, Greece and Spain.

Online registration for the Book Fair’s seminars opens today and is free of charge on a first-come-first-served basis. Please visit www.hkbookfair.com to reserve a spot. Tickets for the fair will open for sale on 27 June – find more details in the appendix below.

The HKTDC’s Cultural Salon Press Conference will be held in early July to provide more information on the Book Fair, Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks. Details of the Art Gallery thematic exhibitions will be provided with the author line-up for the “Eight Seminar Series” and other cultural activities. Featured events and activities from the Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks will also be covered. Meanwhile, the HKTDC Education & Career Expo will run alongside the three events from 21 to 24 July. Details will be announced in due course.

Hong Kong Book Fair, Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo and World of Snacks
* See https://mediaroom.hktdc.com/en/pressrelease/detail/20358/

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The Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is a statutory body established in 1966 to promote, assist and develop Hong Kong’s trade. With 50 offices globally, including 13 in Mainland China, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a two-way global investment and business hub. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to create business opportunities for companies, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), in the mainland and international markets. The HKTDC also provides up-to-date market insights and product information via research reports and digital news channels. For more information, please visit: www.hktdc.com/aboutus. Follow us on Twitter @hktdc and LinkedIn

Media enquiries

Hong Kong Book Fair

HKTDC’s Communications & Public Affairs Department:
Clementine Cheung, Tel: +852 2584 4514, Email: clementine.hm.cheung@hktdc.org
Sunny Ng, Tel: +852 2584 4357, Email: sunny.sl.ng@hktdc.org
Sam Ho, Tel: +852 2584 4569, Email: sam.sy.ho@hktdc.org

Yuan Tung Financial Relations:
Agnes Yiu, Tel: +852 3428 5690, Email: ayiu@yuantung.com.hk
Hing-Fung Wong, Tel: +852 3428 3122, Email: hfwong@yuantung.com.hk

Hong Kong Sports and Leisure Expo, World of Snacks

HKTDC’s Communications & Public Affairs Department:
Frankie Leung, Tel: +852 2584 4298, Email: frankie.cy.leung@hktdc.org

Yuan Tung Financial Relations:
Tiffany Leung, Tel: +852 3428 2361, Email: tleung@yuantung.com.hk

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L-Tron Team Returns to 2022 ESLETS Conference in Syracuse, NY

SYRACUSE, N.Y.April 1, 2022PRLog — L-Tron will attend and sponsor its 8th Empire State Law Enforcement Traffic Safety (ESLETS) Conference this year in Syracuse, NY. Traditionally, members of New York State Police gather every spring to address highway safety issues and challenges but the annual conference was cancelled in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This year, the conference is scheduled to resume from April 6-7, 2022 and the L-Tron team is excited to reconnect with familiar attendees and meet new participants from around the state.

L-Tron plans to send Charlie Waldman, Julianne Pangal, and newcomer Isabella Susino to this year’s conference. The team is looking forward to networking with Officers from across their home state over the course of the two-day event. The conference is presented by New York State Police and Officers in attendance will acquire training, skills, and knowledge in the area of traffic safety. Ultimately, ESLETS aims to foster cooperation between public safety agencies statewide.

This year, the L-Tron team will demo its 4910LR Driver’s License Reader and OSCR360 for Crime and Crash Scene Investigation. Both built from the voice of law enforcement, the 4910LR facilitates fast, easy ticketing and accident reporting, while OSCR360 allows investigators to capture, organize and present evidence from crash scenes.

About the 4910LR

The 4910LR Driver’s License Reader (https://www.l-tron.com/solutions/electronic-ticketing-e-c…) was created to assist Officers in submitting error-free paperwork from the roadside, expedite the administrative end of the job, and help Officers return to their patrols as quickly and safely as possible. L-Tron’s 4910LR installs securely into patrol vehicles with convenient access via the 4910 Magnetic Mount.

About OSCR360

Upon arrival at a major crime scene, Officers never know what they may encounter, so it is crucial to thoroughly document the scene. That’s where OSCR360 (https://www.L-Tron.com/OSCR360) comes in. OSCR captures entire scenes within minutes, organizes critical evidence, and presents the case visually. When a criminal element is involved, OSCR clearly and thoroughly presents the facts of the case in the courtroom to achieve convictions. OSCR is used for homicide investigations, crashes, unattended deaths, burglaries, fire scenes, environmental conservation, incident preplanning, investigator training and more.

About L-Tron

For over two decades, L-Tron has partnered with public safety agencies to provide technology solutions built from your voice. Your feedback truly matters because “Your Success is our Purpose.” We are a proud New York State business and we are honored to “Back the Blue” in our own state, as well as in all 50 states nationwide.

L-Tron returns from a successful PA State Police Crash Reconstruction Conference

GETTYSBURG, Pa.Nov. 18, 2021PRLog — The L-Tron team has returned from a successful trip to the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Crash Reconstruction Seminar in Gettysburg, PA. This event took place from November 1-5, 2021. The team had the opportunity to present two technologies built from the voice of law enforcement. Both products help officers better protect and serve their communities – the 4910LR Driver’s License Reader and OSCR360 for Crash Reconstruction.

Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) Conference highlights included the staging of two major crash scenes. One of the crashes replicated multiple officers being struck by a motor vehicle while at a traffic stop. Conference attendees saw how the 4910LR could be used to prevent similar scenes, and how OSCR360 could be used to investigate the crashes.

Roadside stops are dangerous for officers. The 4910LR is designed to allow officers to report traffic stops and other incidents quickly and safely. A fast stop results in less time spent along the roadside, allowing officers to get out of harm’s way. The 4910LR has many additional benefits, such as eliminating error-based ticket dismissals in court.

Processing a crash scene requires the highest levels of precision and attention to detail. OSCR360 (https://www.L-tron.com/OSCR360) captures scene images in minutes – preserving evidence as it was initially found and expediting crash scene investigations. Officers are able to clear roads quicker. OSCR is useful in documenting hard-to-capture vehicle interiors, aerial views of a crash, and showing the driver’s perspective. Later, crash investigators can add all digital evidence into a comprehensive OSCR project, creating a virtual walkthrough of the scene.

L-Tron team members Julianne Pangal and (ret) Sheriff’s Deputy Andy McNeill, attended this year’s seminar and spoke highly of the week-long event:

“The PSP Seminar offers a fantastic opportunity for Officers to learn more about reconstruction and to become ACTAR-certified. We enjoyed meeting Officers from throughout the state. It was impactful to hear their stories from the road, and learn the intricacies of many of the crashes that they have investigated. L-Tron was honored to sponsor one of the morning coffee breaks too.”

– Julianne Pangal, L-Tron Team

About L-Tron Corporation

L-Tron is proud of our longstanding partnership with thousands of public safety organizations across all 50 states. For over two decades, we have worked alongside law enforcement and other agencies to provide safe and efficient solutions built from your voice and feedback. We are proud to Back the Blue – your success is our purpose.

Additional Information:

The annual PA Reconstruction Seminar took place at the Wyndham Gettysburg and was open solely to employees of Pennsylvania public safety agencies. To learn more, visit https://www.psp.pa.gov/law-enforcement-services/Pages/PSP-Reconstruction-Seminar.aspx


Julianne Pangal

Customer Engagement Manager


L-Tron Returns from Successful Nashville IAI Conference

2021 IAI Conference

2021 IAI Conference

ROCHESTER, N.Y.Aug. 17, 2021PRLog — he L-Tron team has returned from a successful trip to the 2021 International Association for Identification (IAI) Conference in Nashville, TN. The conference – the largest in the world of its kind – took place from August 1-7.

L-Tron’s Andrew McNeill and Julianne Pangal attended this year’s conference, exhibiting and demoing the OSCR360 system. They had the opportunity to network with law enforcement officers, crime scene investigators, and detectives throughout the week. McNeill, a retired 20-year Sheriff’s Deputy veteran, also spoke at the conference, presenting on the use of spherical photography for investigator training.

OSCR360 was well-received by conference attendees and the L-Tron team was pleased to receive positive feedback from current OSCR customers. One law enforcement agency from South Carolina expressed that OSCR makes it easy to share an accurate view of the crime scene with prosecutors, while another agency in Florida loves the simplicity OSCR provides in capturing scenes and sharing/exchanging OSCR photos with the Fire Marshal. A state crime lab in the northeast uses OSCR for training purposes and one university-level forensics instructor regularly uses OSCR while teaching his courses.

The overall consensus on OSCR360, as one user shared was, “It’s a big hit. Money well spent.”

Whether OSCR360 (https://www.L-Tron.com/OSCR360) is used by police agencies, fire departments, private investigators, district attorney offices, government organizations, or for training up-and-comers in criminal justice fields, the mission remains clear: to serve justice. Designed and built in collaboration with law enforcement, OSCR captures dynamic 360-degree floor-to-ceiling photographs of the crime scene, ties all digital evidence together within the easy-to-use software, and dynamically presents the entire case, start to finish, in a compelling virtual walkthrough format. OSCR quickly and easily documents crime scenes, helps expert witnesses prepare for trial, and leaves no detail of the crime scene up to the imagination in the courtroom.

With a 20+ year history of supporting law enforcement, L-Tron is proud to work alongside thousands of municipalities in all 50 states. L-Tron is also known for its popular 4910LR Driver’s License Reader and patrol vehicle eCitation equipment (https://www.l-tron.com/patrol-vehicle-equipment/).

Additional Information:

The International Association for Identification is a world-renowned organization with over 7,000 members focused on advancing forensic disciplines through ongoing education.

About L-Tron Corporation

L-Tron has partnered with thousands of public sector organizations nationwide for over two decades. Founded in 1975, L-Tron focuses on voice of customer solutions, meaning that we collaborate closely with the industries we serve to deliver the solutions they need to be successful.

Media Contact

Julianne Pangal

Marketing Manager



Book Haul Returns to Barnes & Noble Bigger and Better than Ever

Barnes & Noble, Inc., today announced that its popular Book Haul Event is back, bigger and better than ever, starting today and running through Labor Day weekend. Customers can stock their shelves with half-off over 350 Hardcover books in stores and online at BN.com/bookhaul, while supplies last.

“Book Haul is back, and we are so excited,” said Jackie De Leo, Chief Merchandising Officer, Barnes & Noble. “Our Book Haul Event is one of the highlights of the year and both booksellers and customers get into the spirit and celebrate the joy of reading. This year we are thrilled to offer half-off so many great titles, including Barnes & Noble Exclusive Editions and some of our past Book Club selections. Book Haul will also include offers on specialty items including Vinyl, Stationery, Lego, Games and so much more.”

Many of 2020 and 2021’s favorite new releases are part of Book Haul including The Sweetness of Water by Nathan Harris, The President’s Daughter by Bill Clinton and James Patterson, Billie Eilish by Billie Eilish, Eternal by Lisa Scottline and Be a Work in Progress by John Cena.

Recently released hot Young Adult and Children’s books such as Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer, Chain of Iron by Cassandra Clare, Race to Crashpoint Tower (Star Wars: The High Republic) by Daniel Older, Simon B Rhymin by Dwayne Reed, and A New Day by Brad Meltzer are also included in the booksellers biggest Book Haul ever.

Barnes & Noble also has additional value offers in Book Annex, Newsstand, Music, Toys & Games and Gift departments to compliment readers book selections. Offers include $5 fiction, buy-one-get-one 50% off all magazines, 50% off select Vinyl including Bridges by Josh Groban and While I’m Living by Tanya Tucker (in-stores only), 25% off select Lego and 25% off select games. Barnes & Noble Members will also enjoy a buy-one-get-one free cookie offer at the B&N Café.

For more information, customers can speak to a knowledgeable bookseller or visit BN.com/bookhaul. They can join the conversation and share photos of their book hauls on TikTok, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat (bnsnaps) and Facebook, using the hashtags, #BNBookHaul and #bookhaul.

*Offers available while supplies last.


About Barnes & Noble

Barnes & Noble, Inc. is the largest retail bookseller in the United States, and a leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products. The Company has over 600 Barnes & Noble bookstores in 50 states, as well as the Nook Digital business and one of the Web’s premier e-commerce sites, BN.com. General information on Barnes & Noble, Inc. can be found on the Company’s website at www.bn.com.