The added advantage of being able to visit the Chinese mainland - Guangzhou in particular - for up to six days without a visa was a big positive. As part of the event, the group travelled to Guangzhou for a day meeting and returned to Hong Kong in the evening - the journey time was around two hours each way.
Hong Kong also has a fantastic C&I support infrastructure and a great range of world-class venues and hotels. Having hosted international events for many years, it has a well-proven track record and there will be no (or very few) nasty surprises.
The destination offers everything for everyone: nightlife, culture, sports events, history, gastronomy and shopping. But choose your location carefully - if you want to visit the Chinese mainland base yourself on the Kowloon or Mongkok side. If not, consider Hong Kong Island.
To take advantage of free fireworks displays and a lightshow - if it suits your plans and budget - check out hotels that have a good view of Victoria Harbour, on the Kowloon side. Rooms with a harbour vista, or bars and restaurants on higher floors, will provide a great view of the free pyrotechnics across the water on the Hong Kong Island waterfront.
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