By Gloria Fong
The Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (“HKSAR”) Government announced on July 1 that Monica Lee-Müller, Managing Director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”), has been awarded Medal of Honor. The medal will be presented by John Lee, Chief Executive of the HKSAR Government, at the 2023 Honors & Awards Presentation Ceremony at Government House later this year.
“I am very honored to receive this recognition,” Lee-Muller said. “The medal underscores the recognition of the important role that the exhibition and convention industry has played in driving Hong Kong’s economic, social, and human capital development. This honor belongs to the entire HML family whose resourcefulness and teamwork have made it possible for the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre to continuously enhance its competitiveness.
“This is a humbling experience. I will continue to dedicate my efforts to fostering the development of Hong Kong’s exhibition and convention industry and facilitating communication with our peers in global markets with a view to pushing the boundaries of innovation and sustainable development.”
Lee-Müller has been awarded Medal of Honor in recognition of her dedicated and valuable contributions to promoting the development of the convention and exhibition industry in Hong Kong. She was President of UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry with over 800 member organizations worldwide, for the 2011-2022 term. After stepping down from presidentship, she became a member of the Presidential Trio to support the President for the 2022-2023 term in managing UFI at the highest level. She is also an Executive Committee member of the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association.
Gloria Fong is Head – Corporate & Marketing Communications for the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre.