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The Association started out as the Hong Kong Exhibition Organisers Association which was founded in May 1990 by 10 major exhibition organisers to provide industry members with a unified voice.

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HKECIA’s Position to the Announcement on Convention and Exhibition Sites in the 2017 Policy Address

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) is the authoritative organisation of the Hong Kong exhibition and convention industries since 1990.

The HKECIA welcomes the latest HKSAR Government’s Policy Address recognising the importance of further supporting Hong Kong’s convention and exhibition industry by expanding the capacity of event space in the city. The Association supports its proposal to demolish and redevelop the three government buildings in Wan Chai to build a new convention and exhibition venue that can be connected to and integrated with the existing Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) which will add an estimated 23,000 square metres of convention & exhibition space.


Annual HKECIA exhibition survey reflects positive trends in Hong Kong’s exhibition industry

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) has announced the results of its 2016 annual exhibition survey, which collects key information about exhibition activities in Hong Kong in the calendar year 2016.  The latest results are consistent with wider global political and trade uncertainties of the year, which have slowed the upward trend seen in the Hong Kong exhibition industry in recent years.  Nevertheless, a number of the key outcomes of the survey are very encouraging.  For example, despite challenging economic conditions in 2016, overall visitor numbers to Hong Kong exhibitions remained stable year-on-year, reaching a total of almost 2.2 million.  At the same time, the number of exhibiting companies rose by just over 2% by comparison with the previous year, indicating that Hong Kong remains an important trade hub and, continues to build on its wide reputation as the Trade Fair Capital of Asia regardless of the economic climate.


HKECIA Conference & 27th Annual Dinner successfully held on 2 June 2017

Organised by Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Industry Association (HKECIA), the HKECIA Conference & the 27th Annual Dinner took place on 2 June, 2017 in Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.


HKECIA Conference & 27th Annual Dinner on 2 June 2017

We are delighted to inform you that the HKECIA Conference and the 27th Annual Dinner will be held on Friday, 2nd June 2017 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wanchai. All Members and industry professionals are welcome to join the events.


HKECIA’s Position for the Development of Convention and Exhibition Industries in Hong Kong

(Hong Kong, 20 March 2017) The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) is the authoritative organisation of the Hong Kong exhibition and convention industries since 1990. Its members comprise of major exhibition and conference organisers in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML), the AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited (AWE) as well as other important industry players.

With the recent debates among the Chief Executive candidates on 19 March evening, there were arguments over the proposed use of the Wan Chai Sports Ground site for exhibitions, community activities and trendy sports, the association feels that now is the right time to clarify the position of its members in relation to these matters.


New visa arrangement for Indian nationals to enter Hong Kong

At present, Indian nationals can enter Hong Kong, with a valid travel document, for a period up to 14 days without a visa. 

Effective from January 23, 2017, Indian nationals must apply for and successfully complete online pre-arrival registration before they can continue to enjoy the current 14-day visa-free visit or enter Hong Kong during transit (except in direct transit by air and not leaving the airport transit area), unless they belong to one of the categories of persons who may continue to come to Hong Kong visa-free without pre-arrival registration. Persons exempted from the requirement of pre-arrival registration include, among others, holders of an Indian diplomatic or official passport or a Hong Kong Travel Pass and Indian nationals who have successfully enrolled for the e-Channel service for frequent visitors.


Study reaffirms economic benefits of Hong Kong’s exhibition industry climb to HK$52.9 billion in 2014

Findings from the latest Economic Impact Study (“Study”) on the contribution of Hong Kong’s exhibition industry to the economy in 2014, released today, contained encouraging news for the industry and for Hong Kong. Overall, the study reveals that the exhibition industry contributed an impressive HK$52.9 billion (US$6.8 billion) directly and indirectly to Hong Kong’s economy in terms of expenditure, equivalent to 2.3% of the city’s total GDP for the calendar year 2014. This represents strong positive growth by comparison with the figures from the previous Economic Impact Study, covering 2012.


HKECIA exhibition survey reaffirms vitality of Hong Kong as Asia's trading hub

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) today announced the results of its annual exhibition survey for the year 2015.  The survey, which presents a valuable snapshot of the state of the Hong Kong exhibition industry, revealed a positive year for the industry in 2015.  The total number of companies choosing to exhibit in Hong Kong rose slightly, following strong attendance from Mainland China and International exhibitors.  At the same time, visitor numbers rose by almost 13% over 2014, led by a return of Hong Kong visitors and a solid rise in visitors from China.  


HKECIA's Global Exhibitions Day Conference & Annual Dinner on 8 June 2016

To support and to celebrate the Global Exhibitions Day, we are delighted to inform you that the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) 26th Annual Dinner as well as the first Global Exhibitions Day Conference will be held on Wednesday, 8th June 2016 at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre in Wan Chai, Hong Kong. All members and industry professionals are cordially invited to join the two events.


HKECIA appoint new chairman of the association

During a specially convened session of the Executive Committee (Committee) on 27 January 2016, The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) voted unanimously to appoint Mr Stuart Bailey, Managing Director of Diversified Communications Hong Kong, as the chairman of the association for the remainder of the current term which runs until June 2016. Mr Bailey replaces Mr Javed Khan, Mega-Expo, who resigned his position on health grounds earlier this month.



HKECIA Delegation to 22nd Macao International Trade and Investment Fair

 HKECIA Delegation to 22nd MIF

(Wed - Thurs) 18-19 October 2017