Hong Kong is set to play host to four major international MICE events.
These business affairs are expected to bring in about 10,000 high-yield visitors in total and provide the much-required boost to the economy of the region.
Following are the details of the events that will take place in Hong Kong:
Asia Sports Technology Conference 2021: This is the first B2B sports tech conference held in Hong Kong and the Greater China region.
International Airline Transport Association (IATA) World Cargo Symposium 2022: An international air cargo convention. The proposed date for this is March 2022.
The Congress of Asian Society of Cardiovascular Imaging (ASCI) 2022: This event further strengthens Hong Kong Tourism Board’s (HKTB) strategic focus on medical science. ASCI is returning to Hong Kong after 11 years and is expected to take place in June 2022.
The Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation (CAST) 2023: This is Asia’s largest and longest-running medical convention on transplantation. CAST is happening for the first time in Hong Kong in August 2023.
Asia Crypto Week in 2021 and Asia Funeral and Cemetery Expo and Conference 2021, 2023 and 2025 will also be held in Hong Kong.
Dr YK Pang, chairman of HKTB said:
“We are excited to see Hong Kong winning such strategically important MICE events against competitors around the world.
“It is encouraging to see major events to be held in our city for the very first time, such as the International Airline Transport Association (IATA) World Cargo Symposium, Asia Sports Technology Conference and the Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation (CAST) 2023. It demonstrates international event organisers’ confidence in Hong Kong as a strategic, safe and hygienic destination for high-profile business events.
“The HKTB will continue to proactively engage international and Hong Kong organisers to bid for hosting rights of major MICE events and step up efforts in attracting repeated events with a view to maintaining Hong Kong’s status as The World’s Meeting Place.”
HKTB stated that it has prepared a series of recovery campaigns for the MICE industry and is closely monitoring the development of the pandemic in various source markets.