The Asian Aerospace International Expo and
Congress has confirmed it will be returning to AsiaWorld-Expo in
Hong Kong for its 2011 event. It will be the third consecutive
time that Asian Aerospace has chosen AsiaWorld-Expo for its
high-profile global event.
The confirmation comes at a time when AsiaWorld-Expo is emerging as a key player in
the development of Lantau as a business and commercial hub of the
future Pearl River Delta (PRD) Metropolis.
This visionary view of Lantau’s development is set out in the “Outline of the Plan for
the Reform and Development of the Pearl River Delta” announced by
the Central Chinese Government earlier this year.
According to the
Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre, the GDP per capita of the
Pearl River Delta Metropolis will increase to US$100,000 by 2038,
overtaking the current top three international metropolises of New
York, London and Tokyo, and rank in the first place globally.
To spur closer economic integration between Hong Kong and the
Pearl River Delta region, the HKSAR Government is now accelerating
construction of the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, the Hong
Kong-Shenzhen Airport Link, the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong
Express Rail Link and other cross-boundary infrastructure
In particular, the upcoming Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau
Bridge and Hong Kong-Shenzhen Airport Link, both of which will
have Hong Kong boundary crossing facilities directly connected to
the airport region, will put AsiaWorld-Expo at the cutting edge of
cross-boundary infrastructure, whisking people to and from
Shenzhen, Zhuhai and western Guangdong in less than 30 minutes.
Ultimately this will position AsiaWorld-Expo and the entire
airport area as a dynamic hub for pan-PRD business and trade.
“With its world-class facilities and unrivalled location,
AsiaWorld-Expo is positioned to be one of the world’s leading MICE
venues,” said Allen Ha, Chief Executive Officer, AsiaWorld-Expo
Management Limited. “In the space of just 3 years, its
international trade fairs have grown to account for almost 30% of
the entire Hong Kong exhibition market. Based on this market
share, AsiaWorld-Expo contributes around HK$8 billion (approx.
US$1 billion) to the Hong Kong economy and provides an estimated
18,000 full-time jobs every year.
“As these landmark new
infrastructure projects further enhance Hong Kong’s connectivity,
AsiaWorld-Expo is well positioned to become the world’s de facto
MICE venue for international exhibitors and buyers seeking greater
exposure to China, as well as for mainland enterprises venturing
into the global marketplace. With further room for growth at
AsiaWorld-Expo, I’m confident that Hong Kong will continue to find
new ways of leveraging its existing exhibition spaces to boost
overall utilisation and maximise the efficiency of public
resources. This will inevitably accelerate Hong Kong’s economic
growth and greatly benefit the local exhibition and conference
The return of Asian Aerospace International Expo
and Congress in 2011 is a powerful reminder that both AsiaWorld-Expo
and Hong Kong already offer the right combination of quality,
accessibility, professionalism, service and value.
aspect of the Asian Aerospace exhibition and congress is putting
people ‘Face to Face with the Right Faces’. AsiaWorld-Expo enables
this in a way that is unique in Asia,” said Paul Beh,
President, Reed Exhibitions – Asia / Pacific. “The signing of the
2011 venue signifies Asian Aerospace’s commitment to Hong Kong.
Hong Kong offers unique access to business opportunities and
AsiaWorld-Expo, with its superb infrastructure, is the natural
meeting place for companies with a global vision.”
The 2009 Asian
Aerospace International Expo and Congress will be held at AsiaWorld-Expo
on 8-10 September 2009.
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