Hong Kong has long been recognised as Asia’s world city and an events capital.
Various mega events, international conferences, exhibitions and the like are not only being looked to by the public, but will also attract tourists around the world to participate and experience Hong Kong’s unique glamour.
Mega events can drive the business of multiple sectors, such as tourism, hotel, catering and retail, bringing huge economic benefits to Hong Kong. It is roughly estimated that every 1.5 million tourists can contribute to around 0.1 percentage point of growth in Gross Domestic Product.
Since the full resumption of normal travel in early 2023, many mega events have taken place in Hong Kong. They include Art Basel Hong Kong, Hong Kong Sevens, FIVB Volleyball Nations League, Hong Kong International Dragon Boat Races, Hong Kong Cyclothon, Hong Kong Wine & Dine Festival, Hong Kong WinterFest and a fashion show presented by a renowned French luxurious brand. The success of these events has showcased Hong Kong’s dynamism and attractiveness as an events capital.
The Government will continue to join hands with all sectors of society to propel and attract more international mega events to be held in Hong Kong, with a view to demonstrating the city’s charm as an events capital, promoting mega event economy and reinforcing Hong Kong’s status as a global city.