and contractors HML has also expanded its recycling efforts to cover plastic wrap used to transport exhibits among other things Our event managers explain this recycling initiative to exhibition organisers and con tractors emphasises Monica Lee Müller Since the launch of the programme in July 2022 to the end of June 2023 HML has col lected almost 4 900kg of plastic wrap thanks to the support of all exhibition organ isers and their partners HML hosts at least two co ordination meetings with the latter At this meetings HML shares its latest sustain ability initiatives and encourages them to feedback their challenges and ideas on sus tainability Event organisers are also remind ed to use recyclable materials for stand con struction and to share their best practices such as limiting stand height to reduce con struction waste and carpet free fairground so as to influence other industry players PB 60 TradeFairs Internation al 3 4 2023 INTERNATIONAL Anniversary 35 years of HKCEC 1988 was the launch year of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre HKCEC The slogan of its 35th anniversary is Sus tain Excellence for Future Operator HML sees this as a commitment to sustainability continuous delivery of excellence service and moving forward with new initiatives for continuous improvement In November HML will host a large scale cocktail function There it will celebrate HKCEC s 35th anniver sary with senior government officials major customers business partners and stake holders For celebrations with the public HML will play Facebook games and launch special promotions at the HKCEC restaurants In retrospect the first expansion of the venue in 1997 was also the first milestone of its his tory doubling its rentable space At the time one of the most significant events in the his tory of Hong Kong the Handover Ceremo ny took place at the HKCEC The next mile stone was the completion of the second expansion project in April 2009 in the face of continuously growing demand In November 2015 HML achieved the third milestone in its sustainability journey when it became the first organisation in Hong Kong to se cure ISO 20121 Event Sustainability Man agement System accreditation also see main article We took up the role of thought leadership not just in Hong Kong but also in the region affirms HML chief Monica Lee Müller In the next 35 years the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre wants to achieve further milestones www hkcec com Nachhaltigkeit Im HKCEC werden vielfältige Anstrengungen unternommen um Einfluss auf alle Beteiligten zu nehmen Sustainability HKCEC is making every effort to influence all parties involved Ph ot o H M L

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