(Hong Kong, 14 October 2016) The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) celebrated a major milestone today (14 October). During the world’s largest electronics fair – the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition), the HKCEC welcomed the 100,000,000th visitor since its opening in 1988.
Mr Nicholas J McVeigh from the United Kingdom was surprised by a flashmob made up of a group of uniformed staff of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), the operating and management company of the HKCEC. He was then officially welcomed by Ms Monica Lee-Müller, HML’s Managing Director, who presented him another big surprise – a HKCEC model made of genuine gold to mark this special occasion.
Mr McVeigh is a trade buyer and has been visiting the Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) at the HKCEC for over 10 years.
Ms Lee-Müller welcomed Mr McVeigh and remarked, “Over the past 28 years, HML has built a strong and diversified event portfolio for Hong Kong and the HKCEC. Since the opening, the HKCEC has hosted over 45,000 events, from world-class exhibitions, international conferences, multi-national corporate meetings, to entertainment and sports events, and smaller meetings and banquets.
“At HML, we pride ourselves on delivering consistently high quality services to event attendees from around the world. More importantly, these events have contributed significant economic benefits to Hong Kong by generating spin-offs for related industries, creating numerous jobs and business opportunities, and enhancing Hong Kong’s international image and reputation,” said Ms Lee-Müller
The HKCEC, hosted over 1,100 events and welcomed more than 5.5 million exhibitors, buyers, delegates and visitors from around the world in the fiscal year ending June 2016. Being voted consistently “Asia’s Best Convention and Exhibition Centre”, the HKCEC is now home to four of the world’s largest and seven of the Asia’s largest trade exhibitions of their respective industries.
Notes to editors:
During FY2015-16 the HKCEC attracted over 5.5 million visitors and a total of 1,149 events, which included:
- 119 exhibitions:
- 50 trade exhibitions, 25 trade and public exhibitions, 44 public exhibitions
- 110 recurrent exhibitions, 8 new exhibitions, 1 returning exhibition
- 113 conferences or conventions:
- 38 international conferences, 18 new to the HKCEC
- 75 local conferences, 22 new to the HKCEC
- 58 entertainment and special events
- 26 concerts, 6 film shows
- 391 banquets, with 137 serving over 1,000 guests
- 468 other events, including corporate events, media conferences, seminars, and corporate meetings
About the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
This award-winning 306,000 sqm building, first opened in 1988, offers 91,500 sqm of rentable space. An iconic Hong Kong landmark, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (‘HKCEC’) is located on a prime waterfront site in the central business district of Hong Kong. It is owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
About Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (‘HML’) is a professional private management and operating company responsible for providing day to day management for the HKCEC, where it oversees administration, marketing, booking, scheduling, event co-ordination, maintenance and security. It also manages food and beverage operations at the HKCEC, including restaurants and catering services. HML provides world-class services for users, visitors and guests of the HKCEC, a venue which has been consistently awarded the title of ‘Best Convention and Exhibition Centre in Asia’ by leading industry professionals. Over 1,100 events are held at the HKCEC every year, including exhibitions, conferences, corporate meetings, entertainment events, seminars and banquets. These events contribute significant economic benefits to the city, and help raise the international image of Hong Kong.
HML is a member of NWS Holdings Limited. NWS Holdings Limited (“NWS Holdings”, Hong Kong stock code: 659), the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 17), operates businesses in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau. Its Infrastructure portfolio includes Roads, Environment, Logistics and Aviation projects. Its Services portfolio comprises Facilities Management (the management of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Free Duty), Construction & Transport (construction, bus and ferry services) and Strategic Investments.