Domingo, 09 de fevereiro de 2020
Hong Kong, 10 February 2020 – The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) is closely monitoring the impact of the novel coronavirus infection in Hong Kong and Mainland China on the event industry. The Hong Kong Special Administrative Government (HKSAR Government) puts public health as the top priority, raised the response level under the “Preparedness and Response Plan for Novel Infectious Disease of Public Health Significance” to Emergency Response Level on 25 January 2020, and has implemented a host of prevention and control measures as an all-out effort to minimise risks of virus infection and spreading in local community.
To tie in HKSAR Government’s strategy of reducing the risk of the spread of the novel coronavirus in the community, large-scale public events organised by the HKSAR Government have been cancelled. All trade fairs and public exhibitions scheduled in February 2020 have been postponed.
The HKECIA will continue to monitor the situation and work closely with the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB) to update industry players of the development.
Most importantly, our industry colleagues strive for ensuring that the health and safety of the workers in our industry and attendees to events are safeguarded. At the same time, we are well prepared for welcoming events and international visitors once the situation improves and allows large-scale events to take place. The two major venues for holding international events, namely Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) and AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE) have implemented preventive measures in response to novel coronavirus infection. Please visit HKCEC website https://www.hkcec.com/en/preventive-measures-hkcec-response-novel-coronavirus-infection and AWE website https://www.asiaworld-expo.com/ for details.
Event organisers, exhibitors, visitors can always refer to HKTB’s official website “DiscoverHongKong.com” for the latest information.
HKSAR Government’s Disease Prevention and Control Measures (Implemented) as of 8 February 2020
Port Health Measures Enhanced
Transport services between the Mainland reduced/suspended
Measures to minimize spreading in Hong Kong
Tips to travellers visiting Hong Kong
Chairman of Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association