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Exhibitions and conferences continue in Hong Kong
HKECIA comments on situation
Despite the ongoing protests in Hong Kong, the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) assures all participants, buyers and exhibitors attending trade exhibitions and conferences in Hong Kong that events are running smoothly and without interruption. Although there have been road closures during several public activities, neither of the two major venues for trade exhibitions and international conferences, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) have been impacted as of the end of August. HKECIA chairman Mr Stuart Bailey stated, “Business is as usual in Hong Kong. At this time, we are seeing that major exhibitions and conferences in Hong Kong are running without incident or interruption. Exhibition and conference events were not targeted for disruption. Of course, visitors should take extra care and be mindful of areas in which protests might be taking place and take note of any special traffic arrangements such as temporary road closures and disruptions on public transport. But it’s worth remembering that Hong Kong is consistently ranked one of the safest cities in the world.” So far, the Seafood Expo Asia (SEA), originally scheduled to take place from September 3 to 5, 2019 at the HKCEC, is the only international exhibition that has been cancelled. Other international trade exhibitions scheduled for early September will go ahead as planned.
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