A positive start of the trade fair season at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
Sep 06, 2019

(Hong Kong, 6 September 2019) --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) welcomed hundreds of thousands of exhibitors and buyers from all over the world to five trade fairs in these two weeks, signifying the beginning of the annual trade fair season. The first was Asia Adult Expo held during 27-29 August, followed by four co-locating international trade fairs during 3–7 September, namely HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair, Restaurant & Bar Hong Kong X Gourmet Asia 2019, Natural & Organic Asia 2019, and CENTRESTAGE.

Participating exhibitors and buyers from overseas casted their vote of confidence in Hong Kong as the long standing position of Trade Fair Capital of Asia, despite the public activities in the city in the past two months. The promising turnout was an encouraging sign for the respective trading sectors and event organisers.

A UK buyer to the Asia Adult Expo, Mr Thomas Henry Chadwick, Director from Dotty After Midnight, raved about his experience, “Hong Kong is the perfect destination for business under its visa-free regime. The city is safe for travellers and tourists – it is exactly the same as it was for my last visit! Public transport including the MTR (subway in Hong Kong) is running as normal, and I have not observed or experienced any disruption. ”

Mr Robert Harvey, an exhibitor from Larmes based in Hong Kong at the HKTDC Hong Kong Watch & Clock Fair, said “Hong Kong is a hub where everybody comes to do business. We are pleased to meet with buyers from all over the world, and get contacts which we would not be able to get from anywhere else.” Hungarian buyer Mr Laszlo Bakonyi from BTech Innovation Technology also commented, “You can find thousands and thousands of suppliers here. There is nothing to be worried about in the current situation of Hong Kong.”

Ms Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), the professional and private management company of the HKCEC, said, “The HKCEC has been operating as normal over the past few months and events are running without interruption. Although there have been road closures nearby during several incidents, the HKCEC remained accessible by foot, private cars, freight trucks and public transportation. In fact, it is business as usual here. We look forward to the upcoming fairs when exhibitors and buyers from all over the world will continue to make fruitful business connections.”


For further information, please contact:
Miss Gloria Fong
Senior Manager – Corporate & Marketing Communications
Tel:+852 2582 7918
E-mail: gloriafong@hkcec.com