28 June 2017

Hong Kong’s Breakthrough Top Global Award in MICE Industry (28 Jun 2017)

(HONG KONG, 28 June 2017) AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) has been crowned ‘Best International Venue’ at the coveted Exhibition News (EN) Awards 2017. Beating stiff competition from world-class venues from Germany, the Netherlands, Singapore, Shanghai and Abu Dhabi amongst the finalists, it is the first time for a Hong Kong venue to have won this top global industry award, recognising AWE’s outstanding performances in the global event community. 

The EN Awards is organised by Mash Media, a leading UK media for MICE, in partnership with UFI, the global association for the exhibition industry (http://www.ufi.org), supported by a leading panel of cross disciplinary leaders within the global industry.

Mr. Allen Ha, CEO of AsiaWorld-Expo said, “With support and encouragement from the Government and stakeholders, it is an honor for us to gain this international recognition for Hong Kong in the international MICE community. The achievement also acknowledges the joint-effort of AWE and our partners in strengthening Hong Kong as an international hub of EXPOtainment events.”

On top of the prestigious global EN Awards, AWE also came out first in the APAC region as the Best Convention Venue at Event Marketing Award 2017 organised by Haymarket Media Limited. The award winner was selected by a judging panel of independent professionals to recognise innovative venues with outstanding planning and business performance in APAC.

In the past 12 years, AWE attracts more than four millions of visitors and high-end business travellers per annum. Over 300 mega events have been held which generates double-digit percentage increase annually for seven consecutive years, contributing HKD 27.2 billion to local economy. As Lantau is anticipating the completion of multiple large-scale infrastructures and development projects in future years, higher MICE demand in Pearl River Delta and APAC is expected. We are looking forward to showcasing Hong Kong’s MICE capabilities by the alliance across industries, maximising the huge opportunities under Aero-bridgehead Economy Zone and Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Bay Area Development. 

AsiaWorld-Expo received accolades for a wide spectrum of professional services:award list.jpg

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It is the first time for a Hong Kong venue to have won this top global industry award.AWE_East_Entrance_Day_1.jpg

The coveted line-up of accolades testify the widespread support and acclaims to AWE.   Awards.JPG

AWE has been crowned ‘Best International Venue’ at the coveted Exhibition News (EN) Awards 2017.
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For more details, please visit: http://www.exhibitionnewsawards.co.uk/shortlist/ 

award logo low res.png Nominated by Organiser:“We were treated like an old friend, not as a vulnerable opportunity, and the extensive PR and media support offered was incalculable. AWE became not only the venue for the inaugural edition of these shows but a close industry friend and partner that CloserStill Media will, undoubtedly, continue to work with in the future.” - Mr. Chris Brown, Group Director of CloserStill Media

For media enquiries, please contact AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited: 
Candy Lee - Assistant Public Relations Manager     
Tel: (852) 3606 8869
Fax: (852) 3606 8889
Email: [email protected]

Vanessa Man – Public Relations Officer
Tel: (852) 3606 8946 
Fax: (852) 3606 8889
Email: [email protected]

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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