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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. The Peak Tram service will be suspended in stages for a substantial upgrade project from late April 2019. Alternative modes of public transportation will be available. Click here for details. The Peak Galleria is closed until further notice. The Peak Tower and Madame Tussauds Hong Kong remain open. 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. At World Travel Awards 2017, Hong Kong dethroned international competition and took home its first ‘World’s Leading Business Travel Destination’ award. The city has also received several prestigious regional awards, including ‘Asia's Leading City Break Destination’ for the third consecutive year. Yet another successful year comes to a close for Hong Kong, with dominating wins in both the ‘Best Convention and Exhibition Centre’ and ‘Hotel and Resort for Business Events’ categories. And now, MEHK’s consecutive win in the ‘Best Convention Bureau, Asia Pacific’ category of CEI Asia’s annual Readers’ Choice 2018 awards continues to pave a strong year ahead. On the heels of winning ‘Best MICE Destination’ with Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, 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 13th year running being recognised as one of the world’s top cities by Business Traveller China (BTC) Awards. Recognised by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, Hong Kong took home the first-ever ‘Best MICE Destination’ award in the sixth edition of the’ India’s Best Awards’. For the seventh consecutive year, Hong Kong shone at the IMEX America show in Las Vegas on 10-12 October 2017, fronting a strong alliance of 25 Hong Kong trade partners and generating over 230 pre-scheduled hosted buyer appointments. Having received the prestigious ‘Best Business City in Asia’ (previously known as ‘Best Business City in Northeast Asia’) award for the 10th time, and recognised by the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2017 in the category of ‘Best Business City in the World’, Asia’s world city has reinforced its reputation as the ideal destination for trade. Are you ready for IMEX America from 10–12 October? This year, MEHK will join forces with 25 Hong Kong trade partners for a strong presence, with amazing lucky draw prizes in tow! MEHK was amongst the leading ‘Go-Getters’ at the inaugural Get Global MICE tradeshow held at the ICC Sydney on 28 July. Occupying a prime ‘suite’ spot at the event, the Hong Kong contingent met with quality buyers throughout the day. What better time to visit Hong Kong than during the city’s celebration of a historical moment? 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 2017 Best in Travel Poll. In its latest initiative, MEHK hosted the ‘2017 MICE Workshop’ in Guangzhou on 4-5 May. More than 70 corporate and trade partners participated, making it the city’s largest-ever workshop in China to drive the MICE business in Southern China. Representatives of basketball associations from close to 150 countries and regions attended FIBA’s first-ever mid-term congress in Hong Kong on 4-5 May. Hong Kong made a big splash at this year’s IMEX show in Frankfurt, fronting a strong alliance of 23 Hong Kong trade partners and generating over 420 pre-scheduled hosted buyer appointments. The first figure in the world of Indonesian President Joko Widodo was officially unveiled on 1 May 2017 at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. This year, nine ASAE members representing a range of industries flocked to Hong Kong for a fruitful study mission. Medicine has long been one of HK’s strongest suits in terms of international conferences. MEHK and the Faculty of Medicine of CUHK have joined forces to launch a co-hosted workshop on 3 Apr 2017. Hong Kong took centre stage at IT&CM China held in Shanghai from 21-23 March when Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong fielded a strong alliance of 22 local trade partners to host over 800 buyer appointments at the Hong Kong Pavilion. South Korea added to the Top MICE Agents Awards programme for the first time to further tap its market potential The Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals will be implemented on 23 January 2017. Yet another successful year comes to a close for Hong Kong, with a win in the ‘City destination for meetings and events, Greater China’ category and MEHK recognised in the ‘Best Convention Bureau, Greater China’ category of CEI Asia’s inaugural Editors’ Choice 2017 awards, paving a strong beginning for year 2017. On the heels of winning two prestigious awards at the World Travel Awards 2016, Hong Kong was once again crowned ‘Favourite Business City in the World’ based on votes from the highly discerning readership of Business Traveller China. Asia’s world city leads by taking home two prestigious awards, ‘Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination’ and ‘Asia's Leading City Break Destination’ for two consecutive years at the World Travel Awards 2016. The Economic Development Commission (EDC) is established to provide visionary direction and advice to the Government on the overall strategy and policy for broadening Hong Kong’s economic base and enhancing Hong Kong’s economic growth and development. Asia’s world city won the ‘Best City for Business Events’ title, while MEHK won plaudits for ‘Best Convention Bureau’ according to a CEI Readers' Choice Awards poll in 2016. 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. The Peak Tram service will be suspended in stages for a substantial upgrade project from late April 2019. Alternative modes of public transportation will be available. Click here for details. The Peak Galleria is closed until further notice. The Peak Tower and Madame Tussauds Hong Kong remain open. 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. At World Travel Awards 2017, Hong Kong dethroned international competition and took home its first ‘World’s Leading Business Travel Destination’ award. The city has also received several prestigious regional awards, including ‘Asia's Leading City Break Destination’ for the third consecutive year. Yet another successful year comes to a close for Hong Kong, with dominating wins in both the ‘Best Convention and Exhibition Centre’ and ‘Hotel and Resort for Business Events’ categories. And now, MEHK’s consecutive win in the ‘Best Convention Bureau, Asia Pacific’ category of CEI Asia’s annual Readers’ Choice 2018 awards continues to pave a strong year ahead. On the heels of winning ‘Best MICE Destination’ with Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, 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 13th year running being recognised as one of the world’s top cities by Business Traveller China (BTC) Awards. Recognised by the discerning readers of Travel + Leisure India & South Asia, Hong Kong took home the first-ever ‘Best MICE Destination’ award in the sixth edition of the’ India’s Best Awards’. For the seventh consecutive year, Hong Kong shone at the IMEX America show in Las Vegas on 10-12 October 2017, fronting a strong alliance of 25 Hong Kong trade partners and generating over 230 pre-scheduled hosted buyer appointments. Having received the prestigious ‘Best Business City in Asia’ (previously known as ‘Best Business City in Northeast Asia’) award for the 10th time, and recognised by the Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2017 in the category of ‘Best Business City in the World’, Asia’s world city has reinforced its reputation as the ideal destination for trade. Are you ready for IMEX America from 10–12 October? This year, MEHK will join forces with 25 Hong Kong trade partners for a strong presence, with amazing lucky draw prizes in tow! MEHK was amongst the leading ‘Go-Getters’ at the inaugural Get Global MICE tradeshow held at the ICC Sydney on 28 July. Occupying a prime ‘suite’ spot at the event, the Hong Kong contingent met with quality buyers throughout the day. What better time to visit Hong Kong than during the city’s celebration of a historical moment? 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 2017 Best in Travel Poll. In its latest initiative, MEHK hosted the ‘2017 MICE Workshop’ in Guangzhou on 4-5 May. More than 70 corporate and trade partners participated, making it the city’s largest-ever workshop in China to drive the MICE business in Southern China. Representatives of basketball associations from close to 150 countries and regions attended FIBA’s first-ever mid-term congress in Hong Kong on 4-5 May. Hong Kong made a big splash at this year’s IMEX show in Frankfurt, fronting a strong alliance of 23 Hong Kong trade partners and generating over 420 pre-scheduled hosted buyer appointments. The first figure in the world of Indonesian President Joko Widodo was officially unveiled on 1 May 2017 at Madame Tussauds Hong Kong. This year, nine ASAE members representing a range of industries flocked to Hong Kong for a fruitful study mission. Medicine has long been one of HK’s strongest suits in terms of international conferences. MEHK and the Faculty of Medicine of CUHK have joined forces to launch a co-hosted workshop on 3 Apr 2017. Hong Kong took centre stage at IT&CM China held in Shanghai from 21-23 March when Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong fielded a strong alliance of 22 local trade partners to host over 800 buyer appointments at the Hong Kong Pavilion. South Korea added to the Top MICE Agents Awards programme for the first time to further tap its market potential The Pre-arrival Registration for Indian Nationals will be implemented on 23 January 2017. Yet another successful year comes to a close for Hong Kong, with a win in the ‘City destination for meetings and events, Greater China’ category and MEHK recognised in the ‘Best Convention Bureau, Greater China’ category of CEI Asia’s inaugural Editors’ Choice 2017 awards, paving a strong beginning for year 2017. On the heels of winning two prestigious awards at the World Travel Awards 2016, Hong Kong was once again crowned ‘Favourite Business City in the World’ based on votes from the highly discerning readership of Business Traveller China. Asia’s world city leads by taking home two prestigious awards, ‘Asia's Leading Meetings & Conference Destination’ and ‘Asia's Leading City Break Destination’ for two consecutive years at the World Travel Awards 2016. The Economic Development Commission (EDC) is established to provide visionary direction and advice to the Government on the overall strategy and policy for broadening Hong Kong’s economic base and enhancing Hong Kong’s economic growth and development. Asia’s world city won the ‘Best City for Business Events’ title, while MEHK won plaudits for ‘Best Convention Bureau’ according to a CEI Readers' Choice Awards poll in 2016.
 

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