‘Great kick-start’ as Hong Kong welcomes first exhibition for 2021

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) welcomed the Hong Kong International Dental Expo and Symposium last month marking the first trade exhibition in Hong Kong since the fourth wave of Covid-19 hit the city in late 2020.

After being postponed due to the pandemic in 2020, this year’s exhibition welcomed an average daily attendance of over 3,000 dental professionals, who participated in 23 parallel sessions and four workshops, which incorporated live video conferencing.

“Thanks to the support from Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Management Limited (HML), we are excited to host the physical expo and symposium successfully at the HKCEC to allow face-to-face interactions and exchange of ideas among our members,” said Dr Century Tsang, president of Hong Kong Dental Association and Honorary Chairman of Organising Committee of HKIDEAS.

Monica Lee-Müller, managing director of HML, said the exhibition was “a great kick-start” for 2021.

“It clearly demonstrated strong demand for physical events and assured us that physical events cannot and will never be replaced,” she said.

“We are committed to work closely with organisers to implement stringent preventive and social distancing measures to enable events to be held safely. We will also continue our investment in facility renovation and the construction of 5G network. We are fully geared up to welcome events and visitors back to the HKCEC once they are ready.”