Hong Kong hosts World Congress of Chinese Medicine for the first time

One of the world’s largest academic events in the field of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) was successfully held in Hong Kong for the first time at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre this weekend.

The 18th World Congress of Chinese Medicine (WCCM) was held as a hybrid event and attracted more than 2,000 attendees, generating over 3.8 million views from over 60 countries and regions.

“We are pleased to host this edition of WCCM in Hong Kong for the first time,” said Ma Jianzhong, president of WFCMS.

“Embracing Chinese philosophy and culture, Hong Kong is the ideal place for academic and cultural exchanges to explore the way forward for furthering the global development of TCM, and its role in combating the pandemic through collaboration between practitioners and public sectors.”

The conference was secured for Hong Kong by bidding efforts of the Hong Kong Registered Chinese Medicine Practitioners Association, which is a member of the Hong Kong Convention Ambassador programme, initiated by the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB), in collaboration with the World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies.

“Hong Kong enjoys unique geographical and cultural advantages, and is the ideal destination for international conventions,” said HKTB executive director Dane Cheng.

“Many such events have taken place recently, demonstrating Hong Kong’s ability to host large-scale global events safely and efficiently. Apart from TCM, Hong Kong will continue to leverage the city’s advantages as an East-meets-West showcase to promote the very best of Chinese heritage.”