05 Jul 2011
AsiaWorld-Expo, Asia’s leading exhibition, convention and events venue, is pleased to announce that it has been named ‘Best Exhibition and Convention Centre’ in the 11th CAPITAL Outstanding Enterprise Awards for the second consecutive year. Organised by CAPITAL, South China Media, the awards are designed to recognise Hong Kong’s most vibrant and forward-looking businesses, honouring them both for their achievements and for their contribution to the local economy.
To win this award, AsiaWorld-Expo underwent a three-stage judging process. It was first evaluated according to a fixed set of criteria, including its marketing strategies, technology, environmental-friendliness, training and customer service. A panel of judges and CAPITAL’s editorial board then rated the venue’s performance, supplemented by public voting that further underscores AsiaWorld-Expo’s position as a valued member of the Hong Kong community. Although AsiaWorld-Expo is a relatively young venue, it has been working tirelessly to enhance its business performance through high service quality and unparalleled supporting facilities. With this award, AsiaWorld-Expo has been given a big thumbs up by the judging panel and the public.
“We are honoured to receive this award in recognition of our commitment to Hong Kong’s MICE industry,” said Allen Ha, Chief Executive Officer, AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited. “Receiving the award for two consecutive years is very encouraging. In the past five years, we have been working hard to maintain the highest standards in every aspect of our business operations. Looking ahead, we will leverage on the region’s growth and development to take the lead in the exhibition and convention industry and become a business hub both in the region and around the globe.”
In the past five years, AsiaWorld-Expo has attracted numerous mega shows, including both Business-to-Business (B2B) and Business-to-Consumer (B2C) events that simply couldn’t have come to Hong Kong before. These include the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair, which is hosted at AsiaWorld-Expo under the “One Fair, Two Venues” model and is now the world’s largest jewellery fair, as well as the “Animated version of the Riverside Scene at Qingming Festival” Exhibition, which welcomed almost one million visitors and smashed Hong Kong’s record for ticket sales at a single event or exhibition.
In hosting these and numerous other events, AsiaWorld-Expo has experienced tremendous growth while the shows also recorded a significant increase in visitor numbers.
In 2011, AsiaWorld-Expo is continuing to build on this success with a diverse range of MICE events, many of which draw on Hong Kong’s unrivalled reputation for bringing together quality suppliers and buyers from around the globe. Upcoming high-profile trade events include the Hong Kong Jewellery and Gem Fair 2011 and the latest China Sourcing Fairs. A series of local and international concerts as well as public events including a record-breaking Super Inflatable Game Carnival 2011 and the Better Living Expo - for Beauty & Well-Being, Hobbies & Learning, Back-to-School and Value Shopping have also been scheduled for this summer.