The global conference and exhibition (C&E) industry has been impacted massively by the COVID-19 outbreak, and Hong Kong is no exception. The postponement and cancellation of the many exhibitions and conventions imposes chain effects on a wide variety of businesses, spanning hotel, aviation, catering and tourism sectors. The C&E industry plays an important role in providing a source of income generation and recovery for Hong Kong's economy. Following a series of epidemic prevention measures, AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), as one of the leading exhibition and convention centres in Asia, is introducing the world’s first “CLeanTech" disinfection installation and advanced air purification technology. Theses high-performance disinfection initiatives at AsiaWorld-Expo set the trend for the industry as it prepares for eventual recovery.