Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre’s strong start to 2024

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Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) welcomed over 640,000 international and local buyers to B2B exhibitions in the first five months of 2024.

Notable among these was the three-day Vinexpo Asia, attended by 14,203 visitors.

“Vinexpo Asia, which returned to the city for the first time since the pandemic, is an excellent success story,” said Monica Lee-Müller, managing director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML).

“The event attracted 1,032 exhibitors from 35 countries and regions. Over 14,000 buyers and importers from around the world attended, with 75 per cent coming from the Hong Kong, Mainland China, Macau and Taiwan markets.”

Lee-Müller said the outlook of Hong Kong’s exhibition and convention industry is looking strong.

“In the second half of 2024, we are introducing four new exhibitions and conferences,” she said.

“Together, these new and recurrent exhibitions and conferences will further reinforce Hong Kong’s status as a platform for international trade and professional exchange.”

Rodolphe Lameyse, CEO of Vinexposium, welcomed Vinexpo Asia’s returrn to Hong Kong for the first time since the pandemic.

“The standards of professionalism, efficiency and courtesy delivered by the HML team were as high as ever,” he said.

“Their attention to detail was outstanding, and communication was exceptional. Whenever problems arose, they seemed to have a solution within moments. Our smooth and seamless cooperation, the fruit of a historic relationship, has certainly made all the difference to our attendees. I’m already looking forward to getting back here in 2026 with an even bigger and better version of Vinexpo Asia.”