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21 Nov 2022

AsiaWorld-Expo Scoops Two International Awards

First in Asia to win "Best Venue" in the C&IT Awards
100 bottles of champagne to give away to celebrate robust recovery of the local MICE industry

AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) has recently received world-class distinctions for its performance and dedication to making Hong Kong one of the world's top MICE destinations. These honours are consistent with the HKSAR Government's goal stated in "The Chief Executive's 2022 Policy Address," to consolidate Hong Kong’s status as a premier venue for large-scale international convention and exhibitions. The government has extended the Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy Scheme for six months to June 30, 2023, followed by a fresh subsidy of HKD1.4 billion to support over 200 shows in the coming three years. More than 20 events will be held at AWE over the next three months, providing MICE leaders and visitors with the finest EXPOtainment experience.

AsiaWorld-Expo was named Best Venue (Rest of World) and MICE Team of the Year at the C&IT Awards 2022, organised by well-known UK-based magazine Conference & Incentive Travel. This honour is significant as AWE is the first venue in Asia to have been shortlisted and awarded by the distinguished C&IT Awards. A panel of MICE experts assessed entries based on outstanding displays of strategic business direction, event team best practises, and case studies. This high-profile recognition reaffirms AWE’s outstanding performance and leading position as an international conference and exhibition venue.

AsiaWorld-Expo also claims accolade at M&C Asia Stella Awards 2022

AWE also won the Best Convention Centre - North Asia for the second time in the M&C Asia Stella Awards 2022, adding to its previous achievement in 2019. Open to public voting by professional meeting planners and industry fellows, the M&C Asia Stella Awards 2022 recognises excellence in the meetings industry, awarding businesses that demonstrated outstanding MICE initiatives and efforts to drive the industry's recovery.

"In recent years, AWE completed its HKD600 million facility upgrade, with enhanced conferencing facilities to be launched in coming months," stated Ms. Irene Chan, CEO of AsiaWorld-Expo. “Winning these two honours, and being the first in Asia to earn the title for 'Best Venue' at the C&IT Awards, validates our commitment to continual improvement. It is a recognition of our team's accomplishment in overcoming challenges and capturing opportunities. We are also looking forward to the development of SKYCITY, which will bring more exciting prospects to AWE and the sector."

Robust recovery of MICE industry in Hong Kong as it moves toward a bright future

Many conferences were postponed or cancelled due to Covid-19, and some exhibitions relocated to other cities, posing a threat to Hong Kong's future standing as a top MICE destination. AWE is ready to greet exhibitors and visitors from overseas once again, helping to decisively enable the industry’s resumption back to full scale.

Ms. Chan adds, "AWE completed further upgrades of its facilities and hosted diversified events in the run-up to the full reopening post-Covid. Over just four weeks during August to September, AWE served over 100,000 visitors attending events, trade fairs, seminars, exhibitions and concerts. With the new subsidy scheme and relaxation of inbound travel limitations, the city is welcoming international delegates and eventgoers once again, so we are very optimistic in the outlook of the MICE sector.

In 2022, AWE received numerous recognitions for its Facility Upgrades, Covid Recovery Planning and Post-Covid Marketing, Customer Services, Innovation, and Sustainability (please refer to Appendix 1).

AWE to give away 100 bottles of champagne to celebrate new milestone in Hong Kong MICE industry

To celebrate AWE’s awards achievements, the exclusive campaign “Capture the Best Venue Instantly, AWEsome Champagne is Yours!” will be hosted to share joy with citizens. On November 27, 2022, visitors can take photos at the EXPOtainment CUBE in the East Lobby of AWE, upload the photo to social media platforms (Facebook or Instagram) and tag with a designated Hashtag. AWE staff will take photos of visitors with an instant camera, commemorating the moment of excitement. The instant photos will then be hand-posted onto the event board. The first 100 visitors will win a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne. All photos will be assembled into the word "AWESOME", recognising the remarkable achievements of AsiaWorld-Expo in 2022 together.

Event Details:
Capture the Best Venue Instantly, AWEsome Champagne is Yours!
Date: 27th Nov, 2022
Time: 2pm-7pm
Venue: EXPOtainment CUBE, East Lobby, Level 1, AsiaWorld-Expo
No. of Winner: 100
Prize: A bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne
  1. Download AWE APP and register to be AsiaWorld-Club member
  2. Take photos at EXPOtainment CUBE during event time
  3. Upload the photo to personal Facebook or Instagram account, hashtag #CongratsAWE #BestVenue #BestTeam
  4. Show the photo post to AWE staff
  5. AWE staff takes photos with an instant camera, commemorating the moment of excitement
  6. Put the instant photo onto the “AWESOME” event board
  7. The first 100 AsiaWorld-Club members who complete the above steps can get a bottle of Veuve Clicquot Champagne

Terms and Conditions:

1.       The activity is exclusive for AsiaWorld-Club members only. Free on-site registration is accepted.

2.       Photo posting time is subject to Facebook or Instagram server.

3.       AsiaWorld-Club member can participate in the activity once only. (No more than one prize can be received by each member)

4.       Prize will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

5.       All prize cannot be changed or exchanged for cash, and are non-replaceable, non-refundable, non-transferrable, non-resalable and non-returnable. Prize will be forfeited without prior notice or obligation in case of breach of any of terms herein.

6.       Once the prize is issued, no further prize claims shall be made even if the prize is lost or damaged.

7.       In the interest of fairness, the employees of AWEM and their family members are not eligible to participate.

Hi-res photos can be downloaded via this link

Appendix 1: AsiaWorld-Expo Award List in 2022

Organization Awards
C&IT Awards 2022 by Haymarket Media Group Best Venue (Rest of World)
MICE Team of the Year
M&C Asia Stella Awards 2022 by Northstar Travel Group Best Convention Centre – North Asia
HKACE Customer Service Excellence Award by Hong Kong Association for Customer Service Excellence Anti-epidemic Customer Service Excellence Award – Gold
HKQAA Recognition Awards for Organisations 2022 by Hong Kong Quality Assurance Agency Management Award for Business Resilience & Community Contribution (Community Support for Excellence)   
Management Award for Net-Zero Contribution (Halls and Meeting Rooms) - Showcase Carbon Disclosure Performance
Pioneering Organisation in Net-Zero Contribution - Disclosure of Carbon Emission
Visionary Organisation in ESG Management - Net-Zero and Business Resilience & Community Contribution
Gold Seal for Business Resilience & Community Contribution
The International Business Awards by The Stevie Awards Brand Engagement Event – (Bronze)
Communications or PR Campaign of the Year – Brand/ Reputation Management – (Bronze)
PR Awards Asia 2022 by Campaign and PR Week Post-Pandemic Recovery (COVID-19) – Silver
Corporate Branding – Bronze
PR Awards 2022 by MARKETING-INTERACTIVE Magazine Best Experiential PR Campaign - Bronze Award

Appendix 2: Upcoming Major Events at AWE

Date Event
25-27/11/2022 2022 International Beauty ·Education ·Very Healthy Expo
25-28/11/2022 GO FESTIVAL 2022
3/12/2022 Klook Presents MOOV Live RubberBand x Charmaine Fong
8-11/12/2022 International MotorXpo Hong Kong 2022
9-11/12/2022 Children’s Book Fair and Super Parents & Kids Expo
16-17/12/2022 Wiki Finance EXPO Asia 2022
16-18/12/2022 BPM Junior
17-18/12/2022 MIRIAM YEUNG B minor MUSIC LIVE 2022
25-27/12/2022 CITY GAMES EXPO 2022
26/12/2022 Yuu George Lam The Smiling Concert
1/1/2023 Katch Presents “Ultimate Song Chart Awards Presentation 2022”
29-30/3/2023 WOW Summit

Media Contact

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