Hong Kong Convention Centre holds first event since lockdown

The venue put stringent hygiene measures and body temperature screening in place to hold a three-day exhibition.

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) has held the city's first exhibition since the COVID-19 pandemic began.

The 98th Hong Kong Wedding Fair, a three-day local consumer exhibition rescheduled from February, was held on 22-24 May.

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre Management Limited (HML), the private management company responsible for the venue’s daily operations, increased preventive measures to ensure a safe and hygienic environment for exhibitors and visitors.

Monica Lee-Müller, HML’s managing director, said: “The health, safety and wellbeing of staff members and visitors has always been our top priority. The HML team has been working closely with organisers to reschedule events impacted by the pandemic, and to implement necessary measures to address health and hygiene concerns. 

“With the success of the Hong Kong Wedding Fair, we can demonstrate our commitment to providing professional services and customer care for event organisers and attendees.”  

All visitors, exhibitors, contractors and HML staff members were required to wear face masks at all times and had their body temperature screened before entering the HKCEC. Social distancing practice was implemented at busy locations such as the ticket counters, food and beverage outlets and washrooms.

Sanitation and disinfection were carried out by HML staff regularly to ensure venue hygiene. Public facilities and furniture such as escalator handrails, doorknobs, lift panels, tables and chairs in the exhibition stands, were sanitised frequently and the exhibition hall was disinfected at the end of each show day.

HKCEC said that the 98th Hong Kong Wedding Fair was well attended but the organiser has not released any official figures.

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