Hong Kong, 26th June: Last week, the Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) released the results of its annual exhibition survey. A total of 135 exhibitions with a gross size over 2,000 m2 were held during 2017. Among them, 87 were classified as “trade” and “trade and consumer” exhibitions. The remaining 48 exhibitions were purely “consumer” exhibitions, which were not included in the survey.
A total of 78 respondents participated in the survey. According to the survey results, the total number of companies exhibiting at events in Hong Kong during 2017 was more than 72,000 – that represents a 5.2% year-on-year increase. Significant growth was recorded from both international companies and Mainland Chinese companies, rising 12.6% and 20.2% respectively.