Gracefully towered beside the waterfront of the Victoria harbour across the bay of Kowloon hugging the cityscape of North Wan Chai lays the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC). It is connected by enclosed walkways to adjacent hotels and other buildings. With a total rentable area of 91,500 square metres, this is a centre which houses hundreds of meetings, local conferences, world congresses, and seminars annually.
Considered a remarkable, effective and practical exhibition and meeting venue globally, HKCEC is situated in Hong Kong’s chief business district. The centre is located near to properties such as Dorsett Wanchai Hong Kong, a convenient location to access any Wanchai hotel.
Awarded the ‘Best Convention and Exhibition Centre in Asia’ by the industry-leading CEI Asia magazine for 13 times, HKCEC is the crowned jewel of hosting, major conventions, exhibitions and several smaller occasions at the same time. The integration of modern and advanced facilities, a splendid and convenient location and specialized management and expertise could be considered as the perfect formula for a successful event meeting ultimate global standard.
The premises were designed by Owings & Merrill LLP, Skidmore and Wong & Ouyang (HK) Ltd. The glass curtain overlooking the harbour was a part of the original building, the second segment of the centre is stretched on to an artificial island featuring a birdlike rooftop, a unique part of the architecture of the centre. It was further extended between 2006-2009 to avoid the stress of compacted gatherings.
The centre comprises of a spacious photo gallery with pictures from the official handover of Hong Kong between Britain and China. A variety of diverse restaurants are also available within the premises apart from over 80,000sqm of exhibition space with a back drop of the glorious waters of the adjoining harbour.
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