AsiaWorld-Expo is a public-private partnership involving funding from the Hong Kong SAR Government and a private sector consortium including Dragages Hong Kong Limited and Industrial and Commercial Bank of China (Asia) Limited ("ICBC (Asia)"), with the Airport Authority Hong Kong contributing the land.
Dragages came to Hong Kong in 1955 when it won the contract to re-construct and extend the runway at the former Kai Tak airport. Its exceptional capabilities soon ensured it won many large-scale infrastructure contracts. In 1986, Dragages became part of the French conglomerate Bouygues Construction.
In 2003, Dragages Hong Kong won a public-private partnership contract to design, build, finance and operate AsiaWorld-Expo.
ICBC (Asia) is a licensed bank incorporated in Hong Kong. It is principally engaged in banking, financial and other finance-related services with a focus on retail and commercial banking as well as corporate banking business. Chinese Mercantile Bank and ICBC (Asia) Investment Managememt Company Limited, two wholly-owned subsidiaries of ICBC (Asia), are specialized in RMB services in Mainland China and the investment management businesses with a focus on Asia respectively. ICBC (Asia) is the flagship of Hong Kong banking business of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China Limited ("ICBC").
AsiaWorld-Expo aims to achieve excellence in the exhibition and event industry through professional affiliations with the following organisations: