Friday, June 20, 2014
News this week: The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) attracted some 428,000 visitors from around the world to events held in May. A total of 76 events were held at the HKCEC venue during the month.
The 76 events held in May included major international conferences, exhibitions, concerts, corporate annual dinners wedding banquets and seminars. According to the HKCEC, the exhibitions and conferences in the period covered various themes, like horse racing, trademarks, building technology, lighting and security, antiques and wines.
Monica Lee-Müller, managing director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Ltd, said, “Just considering Art Basel in Hong Kong and Vinexpo Asia Pacific, the total visitor number rose markedly by 9.4%. The high-spending visitors of these two exhibitions came from around the world… This again affirms that the convention and exhibition industries are the mainstay of Hong Kong’s business travel industry and underlines HKCEC’s leading role in bringing economic benefits to Hong Kong through its convention and exhibition events.”