Chairman Message

Mr. Stuart Bailey

Chairman of Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association

Welcome to Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA). Our mission is to promote Hong Kong as a world-class exhibition and conference destination and the trade fair capital of Asia Pacific. We represent the interests of all members involved in the exhibition and convention industries, and provides a unified voice in dealing with the government, legislative and statutory bodies, the media and public organisations, on all matters associate with the role of the exhibition and convention industry in Hong Kong’s economy.

After three challenging years, the Hong Kong exhibition and convention industry has weathered the pandemic and is delighted to see the city reopen. The HKECIA has demonstrated its commitment to addressing industry concerns through active communication with government bodies, as well as local and overseas events. Through our Executive Committee and affiliated working groups, the Association has engaged in numerous discussions with various government departments to explain the pandemic’s detrimental effects on the industry and to recommend actions that can alleviate quarantine requirements and facilitate the recovery of the MICE industry and the economy at large.

In addition, we help our members to grow their networks and get involved in the larger competitive C&E hub through our close affiliations and connections. HKECIA is a member of UFI – The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, and AFECA – The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations. We help improve networks of Hong Kong, Mainland China and international members through a wide range of events and channels.
The HKECIA also strives to promote sustainability and safety as well as support members with professional development, business networking, information exchange and promoting careers in our industry to emerging talents. The establishment of the Sustainability and Operations Sub-Committee and Sustainability Charter have enabled the Association to make significant progress in sustainable development. We demonstrate our commitment to sustainability, contributing to a greener environment and eco-friendly industry.

If you are not yet a member, please join our membership and get involved. By doing so, you will be connected to our wider exhibition and convention community, and be in a better position to take advantage of new opportunities and being heard by government, legislative and statutory bodies. Start networking and growing your business by joining HKECIA today.

Stuart Bailey