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Hong Kong

Hong Kong is an international and cosmopolitan city, known for its business-friendly environment, rule of law, free trade and free flow of information. With well-established and comprehensive financial networks, world-class transport and communications infrastructure, Hong Kong benefits from high connectivity to match the pace and energy of the city. The city is home to a flexible labour market with a well-educated and highly motivated workforce, and a pool of energetic entrepreneurs. Hong Kong is proudly considered one of the safest cities in the world.

Hong Kong’s position, at the south-eastern tip of China and in the heart of the rapidly developing East Asia, gives it economic and strategic importance out of proportion to its size. The territory comprises Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and about 260 outlying islands.

Helen Chan
Helen Chan

Manager, Conventions and Exhibitions, Europe

Location

Hemisphere: Northern
Continent: Asia/Pacific
Country: China
City: Hong Kong

Components

International Airports: 1
Currency: Hong Kong Dollar
Number of Hotels: 319
Number of Rooms: 87051

City Overview

Hong Kong is an international and cosmopolitan city, known for its business-friendly environment, rule of law, free trade and free flow of information. With well-established and comprehensive financial networks, world-class transport and communications infrastructure, Hong Kong benefits from high connectivity to match the pace and energy of the city. The city is home to a flexible labour market with a well-educated and highly motivated workforce, and a pool of energetic entrepreneurs. Hong Kong is proudly considered one of the safest cities in the world. Hong Kong’s position, at the south-eastern tip of China and in the heart of the rapidly developing East Asia, gives it economic and strategic importance out of proportion to its size. The territory comprises Hong Kong Island, the Kowloon Peninsula, the New Territories and about 260 outlying islands.

CVB Overview

Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) offers extensive support services that make MICE events smoothly prepared and impressively executed. Together with the city’s network of highly qualified professionals, and a ‘can do’ attitude that is unique to Hong Kong, the MEHK team is dedicated to helping before, during and after your event to achieve success at every stage. MEHK has joined forces with industry partners to develop the Hong Kong Rewards - extensive privileges and add-on benefits which start with your airport arrival and continue through your hotel stay, event and up to the day you depart the city!

Knowledge Hub Overview

The city acts as facilitator and promoter to help global businesses to tap new opportunities in these sectors: Biomedicine; Business & Professional Services; Creative Industries; Financial Services; FinTech; Innovation & Technology; Tourism & Hospitality; and Transport & Industrial.

Significant Convention Centres

Hong Kong’s purpose-built meeting, convention and exhibition facilities stand tall on the world stage, with stunning design and space versatility. The city’s primary venues are the AsiaWorld-Expo integrated with the airport and the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre in the heart of town. AsiaWorld-Expo is able to accommodate a full range of events from small, intimate functions to mega-conferences of over 10,000 delegates. Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre provides a complete venue solution for all types of conferences and meetings with capacity of up to around 20,000 delegates.

Access

Hong Kong is Asia’s busiest aviation hub. The award-winning Hong Kong International Airport operates over 1,100 flights per day from 220 worldwide destinations, and handled 74.7 million visitors in 2018. The airport’s handy downtown check-in service and high-speed Airport Express train make business travel in and out of the city effortless and enjoyable. Hong Kong offers visa-free travel for visitors from about 170 countries.

Accommodation

With over 300 hotels and 87,000 rooms to choose from, Hong Kong offers everything from resort to boutique hotels, from mid-range comfort to youth hostels. Visitors will be able to find well-loved international brands as well as local favourites in the city.

Attractions

Hong Kong is a blend of East and West, featuring Chinese traditions and European heritage. Visitors can look forward to internationally-acclaimed dining, world-class events, rich culture and architecture, a vibrant art scene and beautiful rural landscapes.

Greater Bay Area

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area comprises of Hong Kong, Macao, and nine municipalities in Guangdong Province. The Greater Bay Area is 56 000 km2 in size, with a population of about 70 million, and GDP of around US$1.5 trillion. Two new mega infrastructures, the express rail link and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge, provide Hong Kong with unrivalled access to greater audience for MICE events.

Knowledge Hubs

Banking/Finance/Insurance
Medical Sciences/Healthcare
Retail
Technology
Transport & Communication