By Mabel Hung
The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) welcomed events back to Hong Kong on May 22-24. With a series of preventive measures in place, the HKCEC welcomed the city’s first exhibition since the COVID-19
pandemic. The 98th Hong Kong Wedding Fair, a three-day local consumer exhibition rescheduled from February, was held successfully and attracted soon-to-weds and couples for wedding products and services.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), the private management company responsible for daily operation of the venue, has stepped up preventive measures to ensure a safe, hygienic, and comfortable environment for exhibitors and visitors.
“HML is all set to welcome events back to the HKCEC,” said HML Managing Director Monica Lee-Muller. “The health, safety and well-being of staff members and visitors have always been our top priority. The HML team has been working closely with organizers to reschedule events impacted by the pandemic, and to implement necessary measures to address health and hygiene concerns. With the success of the Hong Kong Wedding Fair, we can demonstrate our commitment of providing professional services and customer care for event organizers
The HML team cooperated with the organizer to implement special preventive measures in event arrangements, such as floor plan design, queuing logistics, F&B provision etc. All arrangements complied with the requirements imposed by the local authority, and made reference to industry guidelines and best practices.
All visitors, exhibitors, contractors, and HML staff members were required to wear face masks at all times and had their body temperature screened before entering the HKCEC. Social distance practicing was implemented at busy locations such as the Fair ticket counters, food and beverage outlets, and washrooms, where queues were expected.
Sanitation and disinfection were carried out by HML staff regularly to ensure venue hygiene. Public facilities and furniture such as escalator handrails, door knobs, lift panels, tables, and chairs in the exhibition stands, etc., were sanitised frequently. The exhibition hall was disinfected at the end of each show day.
To learn more about the preventive measures at the HKCEC in response to coronavirus, click here.
A video about HML’s measures to ensure venue hygiene and to safeguard the health of
event visitors may be found here.
Mabel Hung is Director – Communications & Sustainability for the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre.
Top Photo: Temperature screening was required for all visitors, exhibitors, contractors and staff before entering the HKCEC.
Bottom Photo: Cleaning and disinfecting work was carried out by HML staff in event venues frequently.