05 November 2018

AsiaWorld-Expo Wins the AFECA Outstanding Venue Award in a High-profile Recognition from Industry Leaders across the Region (5 Nov 2018)

AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) is proud to announce it has won the “Outstanding Venue Award” on its first attempt at the 2018 AFECA Asian Awards held by The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA). This high-profile industry award reaffirms AWE’s leading position in the region.

As the leading MICE association in Asia, AFECA has organised the annual AFECA Asian Awards to acknowledge and honour the outstanding achievements of event organisers, service contractors, venues and young professionals in the industry since 2015. This year, the awards ceremony took place in South Korea on 24 October 2018. A total of six award categories were presented, including the Outstanding Venue Award.

To win this award, AWE underwent a rigorous judging process. It was evaluated according to multiple sets of criteria, including its destination marketing strategies and sustainability practices. Particularly high weighting was given to the use of innovative technology to deliver an excellent exhibitor and visitor experience. The panel of judges included industry leaders together with figureheads from the region’s leading exhibition and convention associations.

“We are honoured to receive this recognition,” said Ms Enid Low, Chief Strategy Officer of AWE. “The Outstanding Venue Award is not only a testament to the hard work of our team and business partners, it also further affirms AWE’s position as the region’s destination of choice. We are particularly glad that AFECA’s esteemed panel of judges have chosen AWE for its proven commitment to innovation and its strong contribution to the region.”

To pave the way for its transformation into a smart venue, AWE has recently spearheaded an array of facilities enhancements. These major upgrades include a new Case Management System using IoT (Internet of Things) technology to enable smart monitoring of housekeeping, security, event safety and facilities management. This new system is fully integrated with the Building Management System and can be accessed by the relevant personnel anywhere and anytime. AWE is the first-mover of its kind in Hong Kong to roll out this innovative solution, with digitalisation and automation not only guaranteeing an even higher service standard for event organisers and clients, but also increasing the efficiency of internal workflows and monitoring. This paperless initiative likewise demonstrates AWE’s solid commitment to sustainability.

From the outset, AWE has always been committed to enhancing its services and facilities to provide an unparalleled experience to both organisers and visitors. In the last 10 years, the venue has received numerous accolades. The AFECA Outstanding Venue Award is a powerful confirmation of AWE’s leading position in the region, and its rich potential for future growth.


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Ms Enid Low represented AWE to receive the award in South Korea.   

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AWE won the AFECA Outstanding Venue Award on its first attempt.



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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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