Full House at HKCEC for first time since the pandemic
The city’s lifting of mask mandate provides further impetus to the rebound of Hong Kong’s exhibition industry
(6 March 2023) Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) is celebrating the successful conclusion of the Hong Kong International Jewellery Show and the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show which utilised all exhibition halls, the first time the “full house” sign has gone up since the pandemic. Held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) from 1- 5 March 2023, the twin 5-day jewellery shows attracted over 2,500 exhibiting companies from 36 countries and regions - with half of them from overseas - and over 60,000 buyers from 130 countries and regions.
Ms Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of HML, commented, “There was no better time to be hosting the twin jewellery shows as the opening followed on the heels of the city’s lifting of the mask mandate. The full utilisation of exhibition spaces by the twin jewellery shows underscored a strong rebound of Hong Kong’s exhibition and convention sector. Since the reopening of borders with overseas destinations and the Mainland, HML has seen a surge in booking enquiries from both overseas as well as local exhibition and convention organisers.
Ms Lee-Müller said, “HML will continue to proactively promote to global exhibition organisers Hong Kong’s advantages as a strategic city within the Greater Bay Area and it’s unique strengths in expanding smooth and convenient linkages between China and other international markets. HML has continued to press ahead with our investment plan, upgrading our facilities and strengthening staff competence. These efforts, coupled with our experience and expertise in supporting world-class events, has laid a solid foundation for us to gear up for the return of international events and welcome visitors back to Hong Kong and the HKCEC. We are confident that Hong Kong will reclaim its leadership status as the Trade Fair Capital of Asia.”
The Hong Kong International Jewellery Show together with the Hong Kong International Diamond, Gem & Pearl Show occupied all exhibition halls, multi-purpose halls and some meeting rooms at the HKCEC.
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. Events at the HKCEC, including exhibitions, conferences, corporate meetings, entertainment events, seminars and banquets, 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 (Hong Kong Stock Code: 659), as the diversified industries flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong Stock Code: 17), invests and operates a wide range of businesses predominantly in Hong Kong and the Mainland. Our core business includes toll roads, construction and insurance, while we also manage a strategic portfolio spanning sectors from logistics to facilities management. Please visit http://www.nws.com.hk for details.
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