MEHK e-Newsletter - December Special Issue

News & Highlights

Buyers and Sellers Cast Vote of Confidence in Hong Kong

Exhibitors and buyers from around the world cast their vote of confidence in Hong Kong as they came to the city for a series of trade fairs that went into full swing from September onwards.

Hong Kong’s dominant position as the Trade Fair Capital of Asia is undiminished, with visitors happy with their decisions to come. They found the city to be very safe, normal and comfortable, with the fairs very well organised. They also appreciate the convenience of doing business with exhibitors from many countries under one roof.

Our exhibition scene is very well established, and we have a long history of hosting world-class trade fairs. Both hard and soft infrastructure are second to none, and Hong Kong remains the ideal destination for business exchange and deal-making.

Stuart Bailey,
Chairman, Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association

Plenty of diverse trade shows will continue to be staged in the coming months. Check out the event calendar at the MEHK website, and see you in Hong Kong.

Planners’ Commitment to Hong Kong Stands Firm

Several high-profile conferences held since September brought thousands of high-flying participants to Hong Kong. The Belt and Road Summit saw stellar support, with more than 5,000 political and business elites from over 60 countries and regions assembled on 11-12 September to discuss the opportunities generated under the Initiative.

Hong Kong continued to stage some of Asia’s most prestigious events successfully in the past few months. Influential key players and C-suite executives gathered to network, strengthen existing relationships, and orchestrate deals at the 30th edition of the Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) on 23-25 October. Digital Media Asia 2019 (DMA), Asia’s largest digital media conference, returned to the city for the fourth time on 29-31 October, drawing industry heavyweights from around the world to share latest trends.

Hong Kong has a good business environment and is an ideal platform for starting businesses. Also, Hong Kong has rich experience as well as an excellent monetary system.

HE Abdulla Al Saleh,
Under Secretary of Foreign Trade and Industry, Ministry of Economy, United Arab Emirates
Speaker of Belt and Road Summit

We are committed to Hong Kong because this is the centre of the hotel and hospitality industry. It is a very hospitable city with wonderful venues and partners. We are here to get the word out that Hong Kong is a dynamic and safe environment. There’s no reason not to come.

Thomas L. Kemp,
Chairman and CEO, Northstar Travel Group
Organizer of Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific


Hong Kong is an amazing city. It has great connectivity, as there are a lot of link connections between Hong Kong and the rest of the world. Hong Kong is an amazing place to visit for business, for sightseeing and for being with the family.

Georgina Ferri Tordera,
Chief Revenue and Innovation Officer, ARA, Spain
Speaker of Digital Media Asia

Hong Kong Hosts 3,000 Star Performers from Indonesia

Hong Kong continues to be a go-to destination for corporations looking to reward their members with a one-of-a-kind dream trip that they will be talking about for years to come.

The largest Indonesian incentive group to call on Hong Kong recently was organized by a multi level company called Millionaire Club Indonesia. The city’s excellent flight connectivity enabled over 3,000 members from all parts of Indonesia to come to Hong Kong in 19 waves from August to September, each with different arrival and departure dates. Each wave had a packed itinerary, taking visitors to the city’s most iconic as well as new attractions and delivering wow experiences throughout their stay.

Hong Kong has so much variety to offer, and our group is kept very happy. We are excited to visit Madame Tussauds, where we get to take a picture with our Mr President, as well as Ocean Park and the famous Ladies market for street shopping. Hong Kong people are nice and friendly, willing to offer assistance when we asked for help.

Pak Yohan Wibisono,
Marketing Director from Millionaire Club Indonesia