Long-standing Winner HKCEC Named Again Best Convention Centre

The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre has been voted the "Best Convention and Exhibition Centre in the Asia Pacific" for the sixth consecutive time by the industry heavyweights in the newly released 2008 Industry Survey, conducted by CEI Asia Pacific magazine, a convention, exhibition and incentive industry publication.

To better facilitate HKCEC's clients and accommodate the growing demand of our exhibition space, the construction of HKCEC's second expansion started in July 2006 and is scheduled for completion in early 2009. The expansion will add 19,400 square metres of exhibition space and bring the total rentable function space to over 90,000 square metres.

Over 360 respondents from more than 13 countries in the Asia Pacific region took part in the 2008 Industry Survey. The survey results were released in the December-January issue of the magazine. The HKCEC is managed and operated by Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML), a private professional management company.

Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (HML) is a member of NWS Holdings Limited. NWS Holdings Limited ("NWS Holdings", Hong Kong stock code: 0659), the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 0017), embraces a diversified range of businesses in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau.

Its Infrastructure portfolio includes Roads, Energy, Water and Ports projects. Its Service & Rental division comprises Facilities Rental (the management of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and ATL Logistics Centre), Contracting (Hip Hing Construction Group and NWS Engineering Group), Transport (New World First Bus, Citybus and New World First Ferry), etc.

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