Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Hosts 115 Exhibitions in FY 2012/2013
The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre continues to dominate in the Asia/Pacific region, with a total of 1,180 events, including115 exhibitions and 30 conferences held there in FY 2012/2013.
During the same time period, seven organizers launched new events at the venue, as well as seven of the exhibitions were held at HKCEC for the first time. Those seven first-time shows included a wide range of industries, such as real estate, bakery, diving and resort, sports and interior design.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Ltd (“HML”) is the professional private management company responsible for the venue management and daily operation of the HKCEC.
Managing director of HML, Monica Lee-Müller, said, “We take pride in attracting event organisers from around the world to Hong Kong and providing quality services for the event attendees.”
She added, “Their choice of the HKCEC reaffirms that HML’s level of service delivery is world-class and among the best in the region. The new exhibitions and conferences are certainly a welcome addition to HKCEC’s strong event and client portfolio. It proves that our commitment to enhancing HKCEC’s competitiveness by HML’s continuous investment in new technologies, new equipment, and new talent is recognized by event organizers.”
Of the 115 exhibitions held in FY2013/13, 104 of them were recurrent events. In the reported year, 20 of the recurrent exhibitions recorded double-digit growth in terms of gross exhibition space, compared with their previous editions.
Besides exhibitions, there also were 30 conferences, 22 were international and 11 were new to the HKCEC. Those conferences covered a diverse range of topics, from medical science, dentistry, and yoga to spinal care related subjects.
Other than exhibitions, the HKCEC also was home to corporate meetings, banquets and entertainment events.
In total, 1,180 events held at the HKCEC in FY2012/13 attracted more than 5.2 million visitors from around the world to the venue.
“The HML team is proud to have served 42,010 events and over 80 million buyers, exhibitors, visitors and guests over the past 25 years,” Lee-Müller said.
He added, “These events have contributed significant economic benefits to Hong Kong by generating spin-offs for related industries, creating numerous jobs and business opportunities for small and medium enterprises, and enhancing Hong Kong’s international image and reputation.”