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 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.


Hong Kong Exhibitions Outperformed Uncertain Economy in 2014

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.


Hong Kong Exhibitions Proven as Ideal Business Platforms Again

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 & HKESA Friendship Football Cup 7 June 2017

HKECIA & HKESA Friendship Football Cup

on Global Exhibitions Day

Wednesday 7th June, 2017


HKECIA Conference 2 June 2017

HKECIA Conference

Friday 2nd June, 2017

 15:45 - 18:00

Meeting Rooms S426-S427, Level 4, HKCEC, Wan Chai


HKECIA 27th Annual Dinner 2 June 2017

 HKECIA 27th Annual Dinner

Friday 2nd June, 2017

18:00 - 21:30