Hong Kong

Hong Kong industry association presses government to ease restrictions

At the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association’s (HKECIA)  annual conference, 1 June, Stuart Bailey, chairman of HKECIA, continued to push the government for the easing of Covid-19 restrictions Bailey commented: “There is a huge appetite for large-scale international events to resume but we need to have a plan, with reasonable certainty, that shows the international business com...

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...