Hong Kong is welcoming business travelers as all border control requirements involving quarantine, vaccination and pre-departure PCR testing have been lifted for international visitors. This year, Hong Kong has more than 100 international MICE events scheduled, providing platforms for different sectors to capitalize on business opportunities. While some of the events are being held for the first time in Hong Kong and the region, the city will also welcome returning events following the pandemic.
Key MICE leaders in the region joined in the “Hello Hong Kong” campaign to express their excitement about welcoming back business to the destination:
Monica Lee-Müller, managing director of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), remarked that Hong Kong’s venues have always been advancing, and that business events and visitors are welcomed back to HKCEC, following a billion-dollar refurbishment.
Stuart Bailey, chairman of Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association, said hello on behalf of the entire convention and exhibition industry in Hong Kong, representing event management companies and organizers, travel agents, associations, suppliers, contractors and more.
To welcome convention and exhibition visitors, the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) has curated a series of “Hong Kong Goodies” from over 16,000 outlets across the city, including a commemorative “Hello Hong Kong” Octopus smart e-payment card; welcome drinks; a ticket to M+, Asia’s first museum of contemporary visual culture; or one-time use of an airport lounge.
Kenneth Wong, general manager, MICE and Cruise of HKTB, said, “We are excited to welcome back more business events with warm hospitality, brand-new infrastructure and experiences. Together with MICE industry leaders, we are confident that we will achieve greater success with event organizers and make Hong Kong the world’s meeting place for business events.”
A group of 30 overseas delegates attending the “Pet Show 2023” at HKCEC are the first to enjoy complimentary welcome drinks at the nearby Grand Hyatt Hong Kong.
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