HKCEC Remains Venue of Choice for Launching Global Events

 

(21 March 2007, Hong Kong) New international trade shows continue to book the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), while its massive expansion project is underway. Four organisers from around the world confirm their leading trade exhibitions the first time in the HKCEC.

HKCEC¡¯s Managing Director Mr Cliff Wallace said, ¡°Adding to our international event portfolio, four new trade show organisers have confirmed launches for the HKCEC in 2007, namely Hong Kong Mode Lingerie, Rail Solutions Asia, GTI Asia Expo and Senior Lifestyle Asia. It is even more gratifying as these are all new exhibition themes for Hong Kong. With the organisers coming from France, UK, Taiwan and Hong Kong, the HKCEC has once again proved its position as Hong Kong¡¯s strategic choice of venues for launching and hosting global events in Asia.¡±

Why Hong Kong?
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Hong Kong Mode Lingerie (3-4 April 2007)
Chantal Malingrey, Executive Director Lingerie Division of Eurovet (a French trade fair organiser), said, ¡°We choose to stage the second Asian edition of the body fashion trade show in Hong Kong because Hong Kong is a primary international city in Asia. Hong Kong is easy to reach from anywhere in the world. It has the largest international purchasing platform ¨C the main location for regional head offices and buying groups with a huge and innovative distribution network.¡±

Hong Kong Mode Lingerie will focus on the winter collection of international lingerie and beachwear brands as well as high quality fibres, fabrics and production capacities.

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Senior Lifestyle Asia (5-7 July 2007)
Lucia Wong, Group Manager Trade Fairs of Messe Frankfurt (HK) Ltd. (a Hong Kong fair organiser), said, ¡°There is enormous potential in the market for products and services for the elderly in Hong Kong since the number of elderly is increasing every year. Senior Lifestyle Asia hopes to address the current gap in the market by delivering a business platform to companies that supply products and services for those over 50s. We choose to stage again the trade fair at the HKCEC because it is a great venue with convenient location and professional services.¡±

Senior Lifestyle Asia will focus on three main areas: Daily Living, Well Being and Professional Services.

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Rail Solutions Asia 2007 (19-21 September 2007)
Norman Johnson, Director of TDH Exhibition Ltd. (a UK fair organiser), said, ¡°Hong Kong has been one of the strongest railway markets in Asia for many years. Rail Solutions Asia has come to Hong Kong at the right time. HKCEC is the obvious choice for this important gathering of Asia¡¯s railway elite.¡±

Rail Solutions Asia 2007 will attract most of the world¡¯s top railway suppliers and operators exploring future railway industry development, challenges and opportunities, financing, technology, maintenance, customer services, design and operational issues.

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Game Time International (GTI) Asia Expo 2007 (7-9 November 2007)
Angie Huang, General Manager of GTI Magazine (a Taiwan trade fair organiser), said, ¡°We decided to run the first Asian edition of our existing Taiwan GTI Expo ¨C an amusement and gaming machine show in Hong Kong ¨C so as to tap into the Mainland China and other Asia Pacific markets. Hong Kong is the hub of the export trade market for Asia and will attract Mainland China and overseas buyers to purchase game machines, game board and all kinds of components.¡±

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The HKCEC is managed and operated by a private professional management company, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of NWS Holdings Limited (Stock code: 0659.HK).