I n fiscal 2014 15 we sold approximately 2 4 million square metres of exhibition space recaps Enid Low Chief Strategy Officer at AsiaWorld Expo This result equalled a double digit gain she says For the fifth consecutive year already Sim ilar growth is expected for fiscal 2015 16 The exhibition and convention centre is ex pected to reach 60 full capacity days for the first time in this period In addition to con ventional event types the venue is seeing a rising number of corporate events In Febru ary Samsung China presented its latest prod ucts to over 1 400 partners and media repre sentatives We benefited from our geo graphic advantages there Enid Low ex plains that the facility s excellent reachability made the venue the ideal choice for the Sam sung Forum While the Samsung event was a pre miere Global Sources has been a close part ner of AsiaWorld Expo for ten years The or ganiser of the China Sourcing Fair s even staged twelve shows this April These are spin offs of the three original fairs for elec tronics and components gifts and household goods and fashion accessories says Enid Low As consumer goods are often purchased seasonally further sourcing fairs are staged in autumn Then tens of thousands of buyers will also flock to our halls A few days ago another major must go event took place the Hong Kong Jewellery Gem Fair Organised at Hong Kong s two major exhibition venues by UBM Asia motto One Fair Two Venues the internation al top event was able to ex pand even further AsiaWorld Expo will also be the venue of the Hong Kong International Diamond Gem Pearl Show in March 2016 The Trade Development Council will be organising the event partly at the same time as a second showcase the Jewellery Show at HKCEC These collaborations are an attractive option for large fairs that need flexible capacities to be able to expand says Enid Low And the venue is also seeking collaborations beyond Hong Kong s borders Only re cent AsiaWorld Expo managers signed a part nership agreement with Zhuhai International Convention Exhibition Centre This is defi nitely in anticipation of the new Hong Kong Zhuhai Macau Bridge which will slash trav el times in the Pearl River Delta considerably as of 2017 Such infrastructure measures will boost the flow of people goods and services predicts Enid Low This will bring over 80 million people to a vibrant and afflu ent market with unprecedented opportunities for new business growth Experts forecast that the purchasing pow er of the Pearl River Delta will substantially exceed that of the current top three interna tional metropolitan areas New York Tokyo and London by 2038 Hence Allen Ha Chief Executive Officer of AsiaWorld Expo is now promoting a MICE related collaboration be tween Hong Kong and Zhuhai e g in ques tions of entry and stays of business travellers AsiaWorld Expo will benefit strongly from the emerging economic area More and more new trade fairs and conferences are con stantly being added Three newcomers al ready made their debut in August and Sep tember the Cool Logistics Asia Conference as an addition to Fruit Logistics Asia and two major events in the health care sector www asiaworld expo com PB 77TradeFairs Internation al 5 2015 INTERNATIONAL HONG KONG Double digit growth continues AsiaWorld Expo has now been operating as a venue for almost ten years The anniversary year kicked off with record breaking results Samsung Forum 2015 Die sehr gute Erreichbarkeit der AsiaWorld Expo war ein Grund für den Zuschlag Samsung Forum 2015 AsiaWorld Expo s excellent reachability made the venue the ideal choice Ph ot o A si aW or ld E xp o

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