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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre welcomes more than a thousand events in 2017/18
The role of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) as the preferred venue for international organisers staging world-class exhibitions and conferences in Hong Kong has been confirmed by its 2017/18 figures showing that it hosted a total of 1,061 events, welcoming over 8.2 million attendees.
HKCEC’s 8.2 million attendees included exhibitors, trade buyers, conference and meeting delegates, event visitors, banquet guests and restaurant customers visiting 118 exhibitions and 166 international and local conferences covering diverse topics such as start-up, franchising, diving and resorts, technology for the elderly, finance, medical science, cloud technology, and amusement and theme parks.
The year also saw seven new exhibitions and 69 new conferences successfully held at the HKCEC, including Gourmet Asia 2018, and China Guardian (HK) 2017 Autumn Auctions, The 33rd Asia-Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology (APAO) Congress, and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) Institute Annual Conference 2018.
The business performance was complemented by 23 awards and certificates, in recognition of service quality, community service, and environmental protection. These recognitions include Champion in the ‘Outstanding Venue Award’ at the 2017 AFECA Asian Awards, organised by Asian Federation of Exhibitions and Convention Associations and ‘Best Convention and Exhibition Centre in Asia-Pacific’ in the 2018 CEI Readers’ Choice Award conducted by CEI Asia.
Commenting on the achievement, Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited the professional and private management company of the HKCEC, stated “we are proud of the results, but we would not rest on our laurels. We continue to look for opportunities to improve and share our success with our business partners, staff members and community at large.
“The commitment is reflected in the 30th anniversary slogan: Breakthrough‧Advance Together. A series of infrastructure and technological upgrade are already in progress.”
Images: The Belt & Road Summit was successfully held at the HKCEC, with participation of over 5,000 delegates from many countries and regions (top); Vinexpo Hong Kong, one of the HKCEC’s recurrent exhibitions, celebrated its presence in Hong Kong and the HKCEC for 20 years (middle); and with 1,061 events and record attendance of 8.2 million, the HKCEC vows to Breakthrough‧Advance Together (below).
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
30th November 2015 - HKCEC gains global recognition for leadership role in sustainability
18th November 2014 - HKCEC receives international recognition for sustainability
23rd June 2012 - Lee-Müller to head HKCEC management company
6th July 2011 - Asian first as HKCEC’s Wallace joins the ‘Hall of Leaders’
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