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About HKECIA

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.

Media Centre

30.11.2017

Study reveals Hong Kong’s exhibition industry contributes HK$52.9 billion in 2016 International exhibitors’ average spend 75% more than general overnight tourists

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (‘HKECIA’) released findings from the latest biennial Economic Impact Study gauging the contribution of Hong Kong’s exhibition industry to the city’s economy today. The Study, covering the calendar year 2016, reveals that the exhibition industry contributed HK$52.9 billion (US$6.8 billion) to the local economy in 2016 in expenditure effects, equivalent to 2.1% of Hong Kong’s total GDP for the period. The Study also reaffirms the significant economic benefits of the exhibition industry to the city, with international exhibitors spent on average 75% more than general overnight tourists in 2016. At the same time, the exhibition industry generated the equivalent of 77,000 full-time jobs for people in Hong Kong.

18.10.2017

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.

28.09.2017

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 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.

 

Activities

18.04.2018

HKECIA & HKESA Friendship Football Cup 6 June 2018

 HKECIA & HKESA Friendship Football Cup

on Global Exhibitions Day

Wednesday 6th June, 2018

13.03.2018

HKECIA Conference 1 June 2018

HKECIA Conference

Friday June 1, 2018

15:45 - 18:00

N206-N208, Level 2, HKCEC, Wan Chai

13.03.2018

HKECIA 28th Annual Dinner 1 June 2018

 HKECIA 28th Annual Dinner

Friday June 1, 2018

18:00 - 21:30

N201, Level 2, HKCEC, Wan Chai