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18 Sep

Outstanding Venue Award reaffirms HKCEC’s leading position in Asia

Long been credited as Asia’s Best, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) is proud to be the Champion of the “Outstanding Venue Award” at the 2017 AFECA Asian Awards in Kaohsiung, Taiwan on 6 September. Beating strong competitors from the region, the HKCEC’s leading position as one of the best convention and exhibition venues in the region was reaffirmed.

Ms Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), the management company of the HKCEC, said “We are delighted to receive this prestigious award from the Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) and industry peers, as it demonstrates our ongoing commitment to service excellence is being recognised by the industry. The award is a clear testimony of our continuous efforts in upgrading the HKCEC’s infrastructure, uplifting our service standards and driving sustainability.”

HML team’s professionalism also wins applauds from international event organisers. Mr Michael Duck, Executive Vice President of UBM Asia Limited, said “The HKCEC is home to many of UBM's most important regional and global exhibitions and so we are very demanding on excellence in our venues. The HKCEC team is definitely one of the best among our venue partners, in terms of service delivery, professionalism and dedication. Also HKCEC’s continuous commitment to sustainability helps raise industry standards.” Mr Stuart Bailey, Managing Director of Diversified Communications Hong Kong, LLC also complimented, “The HKCEC is one of the best exhibition venues in the world and the management team who operate it are the reason for that fact.”

The HKCEC has already garnered 14 international and local awards and certificates since the beginning of 2017, including “Best International Convention and Exhibition Centre 2017” in Hong Kong Business Awards conducted by APAC Insider magazine, “Top 10 Conference Destinations” by Business Destinations magazine, “10 Years Plus Caring Company logo” by Hong Kong Council of Social Service, and “Indoor Air Quality Certificate” by HKSAR Government’s Environmental Protection Department. HML is the first organisation in Hong Kong to obtain the ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Management System certificate.

The AFECA Asian Awards is organised by AFECA, the leading MICE industry association in Asia. With judges from various professional disciplines, the Awards is an annual regional event to celebrate and acknowledge excellence in the exhibition and convention industry, based on various criteria such as service standards, facility management, marketing and sustainability. It also
promotes best practices in the region, and recognises the contributions of members in the global marketplace.

About the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre

This award-winning 306,000 sqm building, first opened in 1988, offers 91,500 sqm of rentable space. An iconic Hong Kong landmark, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (‘HKCEC’) is located on a prime waterfront site in the central business district of Hong Kong. It is owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.

About Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (‘HML’) is a professional private management and operating company responsible for providing day to day management
for the HKCEC, where it oversees administration, marketing, booking, scheduling, event coordination, maintenance and security. It also manages food and beverage operations at the
HKCEC, including restaurants and catering services. HML provides world-class services for users, visitors and guests of the HKCEC, a venue which has been consistently awarded the
title of ‘Best Convention and Exhibition Centre in Asia’ by leading industry professionals. Over 1,100 events are held at the HKCEC every year, including exhibitions, conferences, corporate meetings, entertainment events, seminars and banquets. These events contribute significant economic benefits to the city, and help raise the international image of Hong Kong.

HML is a member of NWS Holdings Limited. NWS Holdings Limited ("NWS Holdings", Hong Kong stock code: 659) is the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development
Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 17). It has diverse businesses and investments predominantly in Hong Kong and Mainland China, comprising toll roads, environmental management, port and logistics facilities, rail container terminals, commercial aircraft leasing, facilities management, healthcare services, construction and public transport. Please visit www.nws.com.hk for details.