23 June 2009

AsiaWorld-Expo continues to enhance its position as Asia’s pre-eminent MICE venue 6th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference brought together top executives from 100 countries and enabled over 20,000 one-on-one meetings

Asia’s leading exhibition and convention venue, AsiaWorld-Expo, successfully concluded its most recent event on 14 June 2009. Co-organised by the WCA Family of Logistic Networks (WCA) and the China International Freight Forwarders Association (CIFA), the 6th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference, which was held at AsiaWorld-Expo for the second consecutive year, enjoyed the full support of 25 freight forwarder associations in Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin, Shandong and other provinces and cities across China. Despite the global economic situation, the conference attracted almost 1,000 independent logistics professionals from over 120 countries, and provided a unique opportunity for delegates to explore new business opportunities in China and the region.

AsiaWorld-Expo proudly supported this event with its unparalleled blend of world-class facilities, services and location. Indeed, despite having already established itself as the region’s foremost MICE venue, AsiaWorld-Expo continually strives to further enhance its service quality to ensure an excellent experience.

"Quite simply, AsiaWorld-Expo offers the best conference facilities I have ever come across,” said Mr David Yokeum, President, WCA Family of Logistic Networks Ltd. “The services have been excellent and have made organising this large-scale event a pleasure. It’s also been impressive to see that AsiaWorld-Expo continues to raise the standard of its services and is always looking for new ways to add value. I would wholeheartedly recommend this venue to any conference organiser."

"It’s vital that I attended the 6th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference co-organised by the WCA Family and CIFA due to the business opportunity available. I was most impressed not only by the organisation of the event, but also with the extremely constructive one-on-one meetings. Already we are seeing new business, and I know that between my colleague and myself there are many positive development opportunities to explore with other members of the WCA Family," said Mr. Bill Rinn, a delegate of the 6th Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference and a member of the WCA Family from Scotland. “In terms of the venue quality and the superb catering, this was the finest conference I’ve ever attended. AsiaWorld-Expo made it a real pleasure."

The return of the Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference for the second consecutive year is a powerful reminder that Hong Kong is the world’s leading MICE destination.

"I would like to congratulate AsiaWorld-Expo on successfully hosting this event for the second year in a row," remarked Mr Anthony Lau, Executive Director of the Hong Kong Tourism Board. "The Conference has once again brought delegates from around the world to gather in Hong Kong for fruitful business networking. Such success is a powerful affirmation of Hong Kong’s position as the preferred MICE destination in the region, and can be attributed to our excellent infrastructure, strategic location and, more importantly, the professionalism of our trade partners."

"Our job is to ensure that high-profile events continue to recognise Hong Kong as the right choice for their needs," added Mr Allen Ha, Chief Executive Officer, AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited. "We’re proud that AsiaWorld-Expo has successfully hosted many high-profile international conferences, exhibitions, banquets and concerts in the space of just three years, and now it accounts for 30% of Hong Kong’s trade fair market, with significant room for growth. In real terms, AsiaWorld-Expo now contributes around HK$8 billion (approx. US$1 billion) to the Hong Kong economy every year and provides an estimated 18,000 jobs annually. With further room for growth, AsiaWorld-Expo is well positioned to lead the growth of the local exhibition and conference market."

More details about the 6th Annual Sino-International Freight Forwarders Conference can be found at http://www.sinoforeignforwardersconference.com/info/eng/default.asp.



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About AsiaWorld-Expo

AsiaWorld-Expo has emerged as one of the world’s leading EXPOtainment venues, offering over 70,000 square metres of rentable space that is comprised of 10 state-of-the-art, ground-level and column-free exhibition halls including the Arena – the biggest indoor seated venue in Hong Kong with a maximum capacity of 14,000. Strategically located at the heart of a multi-modal transportation hub and adjacent to the Hong Kong International Airport and Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macao Bridge. AsiaWorld-Expo, with a convenient and in-venue MTR station, enjoys efficient transport connection to Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and other global regions.


With a proven track record of successes, AsiaWorld-Expo has received a number of accolades, namely the “Best International Venue” at the coveted Exhibition News (EN) Awards organised by Mash Media, a leading UK media for MICE in partnership with UFI, and the “Outstanding Venue Award” presented by The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA). For 8 consecutive years, AsiaWorld-Expo has been named as the “Best Convention & Exhibition Centre in Asia Pacific” by the prestigious CEI Asia magazine.


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