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HKCEC set the benchmark of world class service for 80,000 international visitors to Art Basel in Hong Kong

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  • The HML’s strong in-house F&B team designed and provided tailor made menus and services for the attendees of Art Basel in Hong Kong, offering a range of Asian and Western cuisines.
  • Over the five show days, the HML team served 11,684 glasses of wine, 11,557 cups of coffee among all kinds of beverages.
  • Art Basel in Hong Kong 2018, now one of the leading art fairs worldwide, closed with strong sales recorded across all levels of the market and was attended by 80,000 visitors.

 

(17 April 2018)  Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) took pride in the successful conclusion of Art Basel in Hong Kong, which was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) from 27 to 31 March.  The HML team welcomed 80,000 private collectors, representatives, curators and trustees from over 100 leading international museums and institutions, as well as art lovers from around the world.

Together with an additional 600 temporary supporting staff every day, the HML team of 950 professionals strived for enhancing the overall experience of Art Basel’s exhibitors and visitors.  The fair's success is a true testament to the commitment and professionalism of the HML team in providing world class services in full support of the organiser, from event planning, crowd management, venue cleaning, catering to coat check service etc.

The HML’s F&B team worked closely with the organiser to provide tailor made menus and services for the attendees of this fair, offering a range of Asian and Western cuisines across 11 restaurants and eateries, five VIP lounges with extensive menus, and 31 private events and functions by individual exhibitors and the organiser.

Impressive figures illustrate the meticulous preparation.  Over the five show days, the HML team served 11,684 glasses of wine, 11,557 cups of coffee among all kinds of beverages, and 63,190 food items including 11,200 charcuterie platters.

At the same time, a total of 20,025 items were handled by the HML team and helpers at coat check.

Closed on 31 March with strong sales recorded across all levels of the market, Art Basel's sixth edition in Hong Kong featured 248 premier galleries from 32 countries and regions.  It is now one of the leading art fairs worldwide.  With numerous gallery openings and an expanded programme of well-attended parallel events taking place throughout the city, the Art Basel week once again attracted international spotlight onto the HKCEC and Hong Kong's vibrant art scene.


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) is the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 17).  It has diverse businesses and investments predominantly in Hong Kong and Mainland China, comprising toll roads, environmental management, port and logistics facilities, rail container terminals, commercial aircraft leasing, facilities management, healthcare services, construction and public transport. Please visit www.nws.com.hk for details.

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