As all border control requirements involving quarantine, vaccination and pre-departure PCR testing have been lifted for visitors from the Mainland, Taiwan and overseas, Hong Kong is welcoming visitors with open arms and generous hospitality!
MICE Leaders Team up to Send Warm Welcome to the World
Key MICE leadersin Hong Kong joined in the “Hello Hong Kong” campaign to express their excitement about welcoming back business visitors to explore greater business opportunities going forward. Their positive testimonies underline the city’s core strengths and new commercial opportunities:
Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), remarked that Hong Kong’s world-class venues have always been advancing, and that business events and visitors are welcomed back to HKCEC, now upgraded in a billion-dollar refurbishment.
Irene Chan, Chief Executive Officer of AsiaWorld-Expo, highlighted that venue’s strategic location in the city and heartfelt professional service, applauding Hong Kong’s excellent transportation network connecting the world and the Mainland that is full of unrivalled advantages.
Stuart Bailey, Chairman of Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association, said hello on behalf of the entire convention and exhibition industry in Hong Kong, representing event management companies and organisers, travel agents, association, suppliers, contractors and more.
Emphasising Hong Kong’s unparallelled edges that favour business activities, Margaret Fong, Executive Director of Hong Kong Trade Development Council, raved about the city’s fundamentals.
Organisers also shared their excitement. Michael Duck, Executive Vice President, Commercial Development of Informa Markets and Wendy Lai, Vice President, Global Sources Exhibitions, were both thrilled to be staging some of the world’s largest shows in Hong Kong and confident that their shows in Hong Kong will scale new heights.
Welcoming Business Events Visitors with Hong Kong Goodies
To extend the biggest welcome to convention and exhibition visitors, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has curated a series of exclusive Hong Kong Goodies to make their journeys in Hong Kong unique. Most goodies are tailored to make each business event trip even more fulfilling – there is a commemorative “Hello Hong Kong” Octopus smart e-payment card, welcome drinks, a ticket to M+, Asia’s first museum of contemporary visual culture, or one-time use of an airport lounge.
Kenneth Wong, General Manager, MICE & Cruise of HKTB, expressed, “We are excited to welcome back more business events with the warmest hospitality offers and brand-new infrastructure and experiences. Together with MICE industry leaders, we are confident that we will achieve greater success with event organisers and make Hong Kong the world’s meeting place for business events.”
A group of 30 overseas delegates attending Pet Show 2023 at HKCEC are the first to enjoy complimentary welcome drinks at the nearby Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
An array of enticing welcoming offers from over 16,000 outlets across the city have been put together by the HKTB and the tourism and hospitality sectors to welcome back visitors, including those in Meeting and Incentive sectors.
Strong Business Momentum to Showcase Hong Kong’s Appeal as World’s Meeting Place
This year, Hong Kong has more than 100 international MICE events scheduled, providing excellent platforms for different sectors to seize business opportunities. Some of the events are held for the first time in Hong Kong and the region. Hong Kong will also welcome events relocating back to the city after the pandemic. Their return points to Hong Kong’s peerless fundamentals and infrastructural advantages, as well as promising growth potential and business opportunities for trade shows and events.