Hong Kong, 8th June: The stakeholders of Hong Kong’s exhibition and convention industry have urged the local government to expand the existing exhibition and convention space due to the growing number of wall-bound shows in Hong Kong and to compete with increasing portfolio of modern venues in neighbouring cities, Guangzhou and Shenzhen.
According to Stanley Chu, Adsale Exhibition Services’ chairman, a third venue in Hong Kong is not a favour choice of the organisers who want to hold a large-scale event under one roof. Expanding both AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) and Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) would be the most suitable solution for the industry.
According to the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association (HKECIA), 56 international event applications were turned down in 2013 as a result of the shortage of space in Hong Kong. According to one study, Hong Kong needs an additional 132,000 m2 of space during the high seasons (April and October) in the coming 15 years.
Source: TTGmice article