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Hong Kong secures new events amidst Covid-19 challenges

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photo credit: Hong Kong Tourism Board

The Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) announced that Hong Kong has been chosen as the host for four international MICE events, including the city’s first-ever events of high strategic value, and two repeated events amidst the Covid-19 challenges. These business events are expected to bring in about 10,000 high-yield visitors, as well as deliver great economic contribution to the city and drive multi-sector development.

Dr YK Pang, Chairman of the HKTB, said, “It is encouraging to see major events to be held in our city for the very first time, such as the International Airline Transport Association (IATA) World Cargo Symposium, Asia Sports Technology Conference and the Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation (CAST) 2023.”

Hong Kong also attracted the return of past events. Mr Kenny Lo, Chief Executive, Vertical Expo Services Company Limited and organiser of Asia Funeral and Cemetery Expo & Conference 2021 casted his vote of confidence, “Since the first edition came to Hong Kong back in 2009, the show has gradually developed into the largest international expo and conference of its kind in the Asia Pacific region. We have every confidence that the city will bring our next three editions to even greater height.”

The HKTB has prepared a series of recovery campaigns for the MICE industry and is closely monitoring the development of the pandemic in various source markets.

Details of the events are as follows:

  • Asia Sports Technology Conference 2021, first B2B sports tech conference held in Hong Kong and the Greater China region, 1,100 participants, First Quarter of 2021
  • International Airline Transport Association (IATA) World Cargo Symposium 2022, Largest international air cargo convention, First time in Hong Kong, 1,200 participants, March 2022
  • The Congress of Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI) 2022, Returned to Hong Kong after 11 years since Hong Kong last held the congress in 2011, 700 participants, June 2022
  • The Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation (CAST) 2023, Asia’s largest and longest running medical convention on transplantation, First time in Hong Kong, 1,200 participants, August 2023
  • Asia Crypto Week in 2021, Largest cryptocurrency and blockchain technology event in Asia, >2,000 participants, March 2021
  • Asia Funeral and Cemetery Expo & Conference 2021, 2023 & 2025

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