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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre secures new exhibitions and conferences

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre secures new exhibitions and conferences
August 8, 2017

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) has shared the highlights of its performance during the 2016/17 fiscal year during which it hosted 1,102 events.

Continuing as the preferred venue for international organisers staging exhibitions and conferences in Hong Kong, the year’s events included 116 exhibitions and 104 international and local conferences, along with hundreds of corporate meetings, banquets and entertainment events attended by over 5.7 million people.

Among these events eight new exhibitions and 36 new conferences were successfully held at the HKCEC while the venue picked up 28 awards and certificates from international and local organisations, including the award for the ‘Best International Convention and Exhibition Centre’, the ‘Award for Excellence in Convention and Exhibition Facilities’ and the ‘18 Districts Caring Employers 2016 Award’.

Among the eight new exhibitions, were events for industries as diverse as fashion, toys, cloud technology, automobiles, and technology for the elderly.

The other over one hundred exhibitions were recurrent trade and public fairs, including the 5th edition of Art Basel Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Book Fair, and the Hong Kong Electronics Fair.

The HKCEC’s conference business remained strong over the year with the venue hosting 104 conferences, 30 of which were international and 74 were local conventions, with a total of 36 new to the venue. The conventions were on subjects as wide-ranging as medical science, yoga, taxation, law, and waste recycling.

Other significant events held at the HKCEC during the year included Hong Kong phenomenon Rex Tso Sing-yu winning the WBO Asia-Pacific super flyweight title in front of 8,000 enthusiastic spectators.

This was an important moment in his personal career, taking him to a winning streak of 21 matches. On another front, the Chief Executive Election held on 26th March at the HKCEC was brought to a successful conclusion due to professional security, event planning and crowd management services by event manager Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited [HML].

A series of celebration activities for the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return to the Motherland were held at the HKCEC from 29th June to 1st July.

These included the Grand Variety Show, the Flag Raising, the Inauguration of the Fifth Term Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, along with fireworks display dinners and other activities relating to the visit of President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China.

With a rich experience and expertise in handling high-profile events, HML’s 950 permanent staff and an additional 1,500 temporary support staff successfully provided meticulous services in line with the strict security measures. Over the three days, more than 33,000 meals were served for attending guests, HML and Government staff members, contractors, as well as some of Hong Kong’s top performing artists.

HML Managing Director Monica Lee-Müller commented “exhibition and event organisers coming to the HKCEC are not just looking for a suitable venue, but are expecting total event experience for exhibitors, buyers, visitors, attendees and guests, which involves bringing together security services, catering services, technological support and logistics. HML is fully capable to provide them with creative and comprehensive solutions.”

Since the opening of the HKCEC in 1988, the HML team has hosted 46,460 events and welcomed over 103 million visitors. These events have contributed significant economic benefits to Hong Kong by generating spin-offs for tourism and other related industries, creating numerous jobs and business opportunities for small and medium enterprises, and enhancing Hong Kong’s international image and reputation.

Images: HML worked with the organiser of Art Basel to launch a night show ticket and to improve crowd management strategies, enabling the 5th edition of Art Basel Hong Kong to break its attendance record and attract around 80,000 visitors (top), the venue hosted President Xi Jinping during Return to the Motherland celebrations (middle) and the venue's exterior (below).

6th February 2017 - TRAINING PREPARES EXECUTIVES FOR OPENING AT SHENYANG NEW WORLD EXPO 

16th October 2016 - HONG KONG CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTRE WELCOMES ITS 100,000,000TH VISITOR

9th August 2016 - STUDY REAFFIRMS ECONOMIC BENEFITS OF HONG KONG’S EXHIBITION INDUSTRY

1st July 2016 - VENUE MANAGEMENT SCHOOL ATTENDEE APPOINTED GENERAL MANAGER AT SHENYANG NEW WORLD EXPO 

22nd April 2016 - HKCEC NEW WEBSITE RECEIVES GOLD AWARD IN WEB ACCESSIBILITY RECOGNITION SCHEME

30th November 2015 - HKCEC GAINS GLOBAL RECOGNITION FOR LEADERSHIP ROLE IN SUSTAINABILITY


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