Friday, October 10, 2014

HKECIA: It is business as usual in Hong Kong

News this week: This week, the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) issued a statement to reassure all participants, visitors and exhibitors that despite the on-going student protests in Hong Kong, events are still running smoothly and largely without interruption.

Public transport links to Hong Kong’s two major venues, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), are running close to normal. The Mass Transit Railway (MTR), and the ferry services are operating as usual, although some bus routes are affected and special traffic arrangements are in place in certain locations near HKCEC.

Javed Khan, chairman of HKECIA, was quoted saying, “Our advice to participants in upcoming conferences and exhibitions is that Hong Kong is definitely still open for business and safe to travel. We have seen that trade shows which have successfully completed last week or are scheduled this week in Hong Kong have, aside from some minor travel disruption, continued as normal.”

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