Paul Jeffrey Chandler to head F&B team of Asia’s Best International Convention and Exhibition Centre
(17 May 2017) Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) proudly announces the appointment of Mr Paul Jeffrey Chandler as its new Director of Food & Beverage. HML is the professional private management and operating company for the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”), long recognised as one of Asia’s best.
As a member of the Executive Leadership Committee, Mr Chandler oversees the operation of HML’s Food & Beverage Division. He leads a team of 330 professionals responsible for F&B event planning and co-ordination, along with catering services, the Western and Chinese kitchens, the HKCEC’s seven restaurants, and concession stands set up during large exhibitions and other events at the HKCEC. In his role, he will enhance the reputation and service quality of HML’s food and beverage services, as well as further raise the quality of guest dining experience.
Mr Chandler has over 30 years of sound hospitality background gained through various senior positions in international hotels in Mainland China, Hong Kong, UK and Australia. Prior to joining HML, he was Director, Food & Beverage Operations of Shanghai Disney Resort, overseeing the preopening plans and daily operations of all in park outlets, hotel restaurants and banquet services. Before relocating to Shanghai in 2012, he held a similar position at the Hong Kong Disneyland for more than three years.
Mr Thomas Tong, Deputy Managing Director of HML, commented, “I am delighted to welcome Mr Chandler to HML. With his extensive background and achievements in the hospitality industry, I am confident that he will drive F&B innovation, service standards in to new heights, and will strengthen the HKCEC’s brand image both in Hong Kong and internationally.”
During the fiscal year 2015-2016 (July 2015 to June 2016), 2.4 million guests from around the world enjoyed F&B services at the HKCEC as attendees to 400 banquets, patrons of HKCEC’s seven restaurants or participants of 1,149 exhibitions and other events, some being the world’s largest and most prestigious trade shows. Mr Chandler commented, “I am excited to join the winning team behind Asia’s best convention and exhibition centre. I look forward to working closely with them to meet the high expectations of customers and stakeholders from all backgrounds and nationalities and deliver great experiences to our guests.”
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.
Issued by Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Ltd
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