国际电信联盟2006世界电信展圆满结束
ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006
caps a strong first year for AsiaWorld-Expo

【香港 2006年12月15日】亚洲国际博览馆於2005年12月正式开幕,距今正好一週年。在这具纪念性的日子,亚洲国际博览馆迎来了全球电讯业顶级盛事“国际电信联盟2006年世界电信展”在此间举行,并取得各界齐声讚誉。这是该国际级电信展33年来首次在日内瓦总部以外的地区举行,具有非凡的歷史意义。电信展盛况空前,有口皆碑,再一次肯定博览馆在过去一年所取得的成绩已广受各界认可和称许!

经过繁忙的一周之后,世界电信展於12月8日落下帷幕,為香港歷来最盛大的商贸展览会划下完美的句号。是次展会规模宏伟,动用亚洲国际博览馆全部10个展馆,总展览面积达7万平方米。亚洲国际博览馆作為本港规模最大、设施最先进的展览和活动场馆,為此项国际盛会提供了最理想的展览场地。

亚洲国际博览馆行政总裁博希尔表示:“博览馆首年营运即取得耀目佳绩,这是本馆上下同仁齐心协力、努力不懈所取得的成果,对此我们既感荣幸又觉自豪。”

在这为期五天的盛会中,共有62,000访客到访亚洲国际博览馆,当中包括了本地及海内外1,543位传媒工作者。亚洲国际博览馆毗邻香港国际机场,地理位置优越,加上具备世界一流的场馆设施,為来自世界各地的商务访客和专业新闻人员提供一应俱全、尽善尽美的展览和资讯科技设施,全面配合各种商务和传讯需求。

与此同时,来自37个国家的695 参展商在运送大量展览设备至场馆布展时也深刻感受到亚洲国际博览馆完善的交通配套服务。博览馆结合香港国际机场,海、陆、空交通配套完善,尽享与中国珠江三角洲一带城市及全球商业都会连繫的优势。2006年世界电信展的中国参展商数目便是该展览有史以来最多的一次,达150个企业 / 组织。

为了成功筹办2006年世界电信展,亚洲国际博览馆专业团队早于两年前已与主办商和各有关机构细心策略和紧密配合,全馆员工竭尽全力,务求令展览会获得空前成功。凭借场馆世界级的基建和各方面的高水准服务配合,亚洲国际博览馆为成功举办2006年世界电信展做出了积极的贡献,赢得了主办商、参展商和广大访客的一致讚赏。

在布展的4个星期期间,共有2,053辆货车穿梭来往亚洲国际博览馆运送货物。场馆亦安装了总长度达2公里的临时高空悬掛支架,用以支撑和组建展览摊位高达23吨重量的悬掛结构,与及铺设35公里长的通讯电缆,以建立一个最尖端科技的电讯基建,将场馆和世界各地连接起来。


[Hong Kong, 15 December 2006] This time last year, AsiaWorld-Expo opened its doors for the first time. Only 12 months later, the venue capped an impressive first year playing host to the world’s largest and most important telecommunications event, ITU TELECOM WORLD 2006. It was the first time in the event’s 33-year history that it had been held outside Geneva.

The event, which ended a five-day run on 8 December, was the largest ever trade exhibition to be held in Hong Kong. It covered 70,000 square metres, or the entire floor space of the city’s largest and most sophisticated exhibition and events centre.

“It was a great honour for us and, we feel, a fitting tribute to the hard work and passion we have all put into making a great first year for AsiaWorld-Expo,” said Nicolas Borit, Chief Executive Officer of AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited.

62,000 participants – including 1,543 members of the media – converged in Hong Kong for the event, benefiting from the convenient location alongside the Hong Kong International Airport and on-site facilities, tailored to the needs of the international business community.

Equally, 695 exhibitors from 37 countries enjoyed the seamless links between the airport, the venue and Hong Kong’s train and road network to transport substantial booth set-ups while also taking advantage of Hong Kong’s unique position as a gateway city for China with global connections. The 2006 edition of ITU TELECOM WORLD saw a record of some 150 exhibiting companies from China.

For AsiaWorld-Expo’s team, the seamless running of the event was the result of two years of planning and close partnership with the organiser and different parties. With the high quality hardware and world-class services in different aspects, AsiaWorld-Expo had met the demand of the organiser, exhibitors and visitors and was a key partner to the success of the event.

For the 4-week set-up period, 2,053 trucks converged on the venue bringing 2 kilometres of temporary trusses, which were used to support exhibitor rigging requirements up to 23 tons for an individual stand, along with 35 kilometres of ICT cables for supporting a sophisticated technology infrastructure, which connected the venue with cities across the world.