Gateway to China
There’s no better base to connect with Mainland China’s high-growth markets than Hong Kong. From its fortuitous location at China’s southern tip, to its robust economic relationship as China's most important international business city, its wealth of transport connections that foster a constant flow of business activity, and Hong Kong’s invaluable economic advantages, every MICE event held in Hong Kong makes engaging with Mainland China an efficient and effortless process.
Unlimited market potential
As a Special Administrative Region of China, Hong Kong enjoys a highly active and cooperative business relationship with Mainland China, and is its leading conduit for foreign investment, its primary offshore capital-raising centre, and its second-largest trading partner after the US. Rising demand for knowledge, technology and expertise among China’s emerging middle class make Hong Kong the perfect place for generating showcasing, information-sharing and networking opportunities within Mainland China.
Sophisticated, simple business
Hong Kong’s zero export tariff, free flow of information, sophisticated political system, strict intellectual property legislation, and network of bicultural business professionals, are just some of the many reasons why MICE organisers prefer Hong Kong for its easy and unparalleled access to Mainland China’s immense markets. Hong Kong is not only the perfect base for businesses to enter the Chinese market, but its ‘East meets West’ business culture provides an ideal platform for Chinese enterprises to expand into the international community.
Close and connected
Hundreds of flights take off every week between Hong Kong and Mainland China’s key cities, and from 2018, MICE visitors will be able to access the nearby Pearl River Delta’s prosperous manufacturing markets easier than ever before via the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macau Bridge. The high-speed Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail network will also speed up the commute to and from some of Mainland China’s biggest consumer cities. When the route connects the national high-speed rail network, it will put Hong Kong within a five-hour train ride from Wuhan, eight hours from Shanghai, and 10 hours from Beijing.
Hong Kong’s accessible visa system invites foreign visitors based in the city to visit Guangdong province – China’s largest provincial economy – for up to six days (144 hours). Visitors in a group, minimum of two to maximum of 40 persons, can travel to and stay for a maximum of 144 hours via entry ports in Guangzhou, Shenzhen, Zhuhai, Foshan, Dongguan, ZhongShan, Jiangmen, Zhaoqing, Huizhou and Shantou. Hong Kong’s convenient visa policies also attract over 1.7 million Mainland Chinese visitors to MICE events in Hong Kong each year.