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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.
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 onward.
World Travel Awards is one of the travel industry’s most sought-after accolades rewarding leaders in the tourism, airline, hotel and hospitality sectors around the world. Hong Kong took home the ‘Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2019’ award for the fourth time at World Travel Awards 2019.
Hong Kong returned to the ninth edition of IMEX America in Las Vegas on 10–12 September 2019 alongside 12 leading tour, hotel and venue partners. Over 150 hosted buyer appointments were conducted, but IMEX America is not just about business.
Recognised by frequent travellers around the world, Hong Kong once again earned a coveted spot on the top 10 list titled the ‘Best City for Meetings’ in Asia (formerly named ‘Best Business City in Asia’) by Smart Travel Asia in the 2019 Best in Travel Poll.
Hong Kong redefined success during the IT&CM China event held in Shanghai from 21-23 March 2019, when Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) teamed up with 32 local trade partners to host a record-breaking number of buyer appointments.
Held from 6–10 March 2019, over 60 agents from five strategic markets, including Mainland China, India, Indonesia, South Korea and the new joiner – Thailand, gathered for a 5-day rewarding familiarisation trip and received accolades at MEHK-hosted Awards Ceremony at Ocean Park Marriott Hotel as recognition.
As 2019 cruises along, Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) held the first MICE trade briefing cum cruise visit at Kai Tak Cruise Terminal on 25 January 2019, with over 40 trade partners and cruise lines invited to put the city’s latest products and offerings on their radar and set sail with “MICE on Cruise” meeting potential.
Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) hosted the ‘Rail and Bridge • Unlock Hong Kong’s New Potential’ familiarisation trip from 16 – 20 January 2019. Over 50 travel agent representatives from the Greater Bay Area and key cities in Mainland China arrived and departed with the city’s two new mega infrastructures and explored new MICE offerings while in town. The city officially unveiled a new era of MICE travel, which offers additional benefits to planners who often request innovative itineraries for MICE groups.
After a thoroughgoing refurbishment, Avenue of Stars has been given a facelift and facilities enhancement. Themed movie tours will be organised, a kiosk featuring home-grown enterprises like ‘Mei Lok Store’ will also be available and much more. This will be a must-see attraction for MICE visitors who are movie fanatics or looking for a “green” space, as it is the first outdoor space to receive the SITES Award in Hong Kong.
Marking the start of a successful new year, Hong Kong earned four prestigious titles in the latest CEI Readers' Choice Awards, which were revealed in January 2019. For more than 15 years, CEI’s annual industry survey has showcased the best in business events, as chosen by readers who travel extensively.
A big hooray to Hong Kong! At the World Travel Awards 2018, it won the title of ‘World’s leading Business Travel Destination’ for the second consecutive year. It was a great honour to be recognised by the world’s travel partners as a top-notch destination for meetings and conferences once again.
Business Traveller China has been rewarding outstanding players from travel industry for 14 years and Hong Kong was once again crowned ‘Favourite Business City in the World’ based on votes from the highly discerning readership of Business Traveller China. This accolade marks the city’s 14th year running being recognised as the world’s top city by Business Traveller China (BTC) Awards.
Designed by Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK), the brand-new Old Town Central (OTC) MICE Guide was officially launched at a trade briefing in Tai Kwun, Centre for Heritage and Arts on 5 Nov 2018, with over 150 Hong Kong trade partners attended.
For the eighth consecutive year, Hong Kong showcased its best at the IMEX America show in Las Vegas on 16 – 18 October 2018, with 25 Hong Kong trade partners joining hands to promote Hong Kong’s latest MICE products and professional services at the Hong Kong Pavilion. Over 370 hosted-buyer appointments were conducted.
World Travel Awards is one of the travel industry’s most sought-after accolades rewarding leaders in the tourism, airline, hotel and hospitality sectors around the world. Hong Kong took home the ‘Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination 2018’ award for the third time at World Travel Awards 2018.
Hong Kong made a big splash at this year’s IMEX show in Frankfurt, fronting a strong alliance of 21 Hong Kong trade partners and generating over 460 pre-scheduled hosted buyer appointments, up by 20% on 2017.
Voted by frequent travellers around the world, Hong Kong was once again crowned the ‘Best City for Meetings’ in Asia (formerly named ‘Best Business City in Asia’) by Smart Travel Asia in the 2018 Best in Travel Poll.