HML maintains HKCEC at world class standard with five-year advancement project
(24 July 2019) Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), the professional private management company responsible for the daily operation and building maintenance of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”), continues its HK$1 billion (US$128 million) HKCEC Five-year Advancement Project (“the Advancement Project”) with mega scale renovations of various HKCEC facilities and infrastructure in several stages.
The stage that started on 29 June 2019 covers the Convention Hall, Theatres, Foyers and Hall 3FG in Phase I. Audio system, air handling units, water pipes and fire services installations will be upgraded. Carpets, operable partitions and wall fabrics will be replaced. Toilets and ancillary rooms will be refurbished. Subsequent stages will cover other facilities in the rest of the HKCEC. Upon completion in early 2024, the HKCEC will provide an even more comfortable, efficient and safer environment for all HKCEC users. New facilities also contribute to energy and water conservation efforts.
The mega scale Advancement Project started soon after the complete revamp of the entire Wi-Fi system in 2018, now offering complimentary, faster, higher density and more stable service. Installation of the smart Building Management System that uses IoT technology is in good progress. Setting up of 5G infrastructure has also started. As soon as 5G spectrum is assigned by the Hong Kong Government, visitors to the HKCEC from worldwide can immediately enjoy the service.
Ms Monica Lee-Müller, HML’s Managing Director, said, “At HML, we take great pride in the architectural splendor, the dramatic location and high quality construction and fitting out of the showpiece venue we manage. In line with the spirit of ‘Breakthrough. Advance Together’, HML is committed to upkeep the HKCEC as a world class venue. We continue to look for opportunities to improve and share our success with our business partners, staff members and community at large.”
“Given the scale, and the HKCEC’s busy event calendar, scheduling each stage of the Advancement Project is a challenging task. We spread out the work over five years in order to minimize impact to event operation. We are grateful for the understanding and co-operation from event organisers, who will enjoy enhanced efficiency and functionality of our facilities, and benefit from the Project,” she added.
Issued by Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited
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 1,000 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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