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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) announced today the positive results of its most recent annual survey of the exhibition industry in Hong Kong, covering the year 2014. Total number of exhibiting companies grew by 6.5% over the previous year, while total number of visitors grew by 5.8%. Such encouraging performance is particularly significant with the “Occupy Central” movement taking place in the major business districts of Hong Kong during the peak trade fair season last year.
The Hong Kong Exhibition and Convention Industry Association (“HKECIA”) today announced very encouraging results of its annual survey of the exhibition activity covering the 2013 calendar year.
While uncertainties over global economy remain, the survey results show clearly that more international exhibitors take the unique advantages of participating in Hong Kong’s trade exhibitions to expand business network and to reach potential buyers from Asia, especially Mainland China.
Questionnaires were sent to organizers of a total of 100 “trade” and “trade and consumer” exhibitions utilizing over 2,000 sqm held during 2013. Responses from 93 exhibitions were received.
HKECIA Delegation to 21st MIF
(Wed - Thurs) 19-20 October 2016
MICE Asia Pacific Exhibition 2016 – organised by Oliver Kinross
21-22 September 2016
Suntec Convention & Exhibition Center, Singapore