Hong Kong

Hong Kong hosts the 18th World Congress of Chinese Medicine

The 18th World Congress of Chinese Medicine (WCCM) was held for the first time at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre, 4 December 2021. The hybrid event attracted more than 2,000 academics and experts, and generated over 3.8m views from over 60 countries and regions. As physical gatherings resumed for the first time since the pandemic started, WCCM provided a platform for participants t...

Hong Kong Government maintains lifeline for convention and exhibition industry

The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region’s (HKSAR) Government has announced the extension of the Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme for six months until 31 December 2022, in response to demand from the industry. Part of the Scheme’s funding will also be allocated to provide a one-off immediate relief measure to private organisers of exhibitions that have a clear track record of b...

Captain C introduced to the security beat at Hong Kong CEC

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML) has announced, 9 September, the completion of the installation of 5G infrastructure to the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), as well as smart robot, ‘Captain C’. The HKCEC now boosts 100% 5G coverage spanning event spaces, restaurants to backstage areas. In addition to accommodating a large number o...

Hong Kong CEC introduces Lucky Draw to boost vaccination drive

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML), has introduced a lottery incentive prize to promote the city-wide vaccination drive.  HML launched the Lucky Draw on 14 July to encourage Hong Kong residents to get vaccinated against Covid-19. Prizes valued at over US$64,000 include year-round unlimited dinner buffets and dining vouchers at HKCEC’s restaurants. Participants mu...

Hong Kong launches new ambassador scheme to promote recovery

Over 100 business leaders and professional bodies have signed up to be Hong Kong Convention Ambassadors, alongside the city’s Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB). The HKTB has launched the ‘Hong Kong Convention Ambassador’ programme to help revitalise Hong Kong’s MICE industry, after a challenging 2020. The Ambassadors have a significant advantage when they lobby potential conference organisers to cons...

Hong Kong government commits to expanding event space

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association has welcomed the Hong Kong government’s latest policy address, recognizing the importance of the exhibition industry. The government has committed to expanding event space in the city. There is a plan to redevelop the sites of the three government towers in Wan Chai North and the Kong Wan Fire Station (opposite to the Hong Kong Convent...