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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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Annual HKECIA exhibition survey reaffirms Hong Kong’s leading position as Trade Fair Capital of Asia

The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) has released the latest in its series of annual surveys of the exhibition activities in Hong Kong, covering the calendar year 2017. The survey data shows that Hong Kong’s exhibition industry has performed well over the year despite fierce competition from new facilities in the region. Key indicators of the survey, such as the number of exhibiting companies and the number of exhibition visitors, show encouraging growth year-on-year of 5.2% and 11.8% respectively. The results reaffirm Hong Kong’s leading position as the Trade Fair Capital of Asia.


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.


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 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.


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