Hong Kong, China Meeting Planning Overview
Hong Kong is one of the fastest growing financial and technological hubs in East Asia. Located on the southeast shore of China and divided into three main divisions – Hong Kong Island, Kowloon Peninsula, and the New Territories – this Special Administrative Region (SAR) is emerging as a distinguished destination for business travelers in Asia. This territory, which is now intensely autonomous, was once under the rule of the British administration for almost 150 years and now reflects the essence of “East meets West” culture. Chinese and English are its two official languages.
Popularly known as the Gateway to China, this cosmopolitan city lives up to its destination motto of “Asia's World City”. With a world-class infrastructure and trading economy that support the rapid growth of critical sectors including travel and tourism, banking and financial services, transportation services, and more, Hong Kong has emerged as one of the most sought-after business centers of global demand.
The travel and tourism industry is one of the most prominent factors contributing to the rapid advancement of the city's economy. The government is heavily invested in upgrading the scope of the destination's MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Exhibitions) potential.
Hong Kong owns an exponentially strong portfolio of event venues that includes AsiaWorld-Expo, offering giant meeting space with a capacity of more than 10,000 attendees; Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC), with an impressive infrastructure to support events of all scale; big brands like Kowloon Shangri-La, Hong Kong, offering more than 600 guestrooms; The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong, with state-of-the-art meeting facilities and more than 300 guestrooms; Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, which features a strategic location and one of the finest Luxury Hotels of this destination. The list does not end here – the government is committed to developing this territory further to establish itself as the champion of all tourist destinations.