On 1 and 2 December 2019, the city welcomed Asia’s biggest names in football from players to coaches for an annual celebration at AFC Annual Awards Hong Kong.
EMNLP-IJCNLP 2019, staged from 3-7 November 2019 at AsiaWorld-Expo, was the first joint EMNLP and IJCNLP conference and Asia’s largest in 20 years. Despite happenings in the city, the overall attendance rate surpassed expectations by 25%.
Entering its fourth year, Hong Kong FinTech Week 2019 has successfully grown into a truly global FinTech event. Starting with 300 attendees in 2015, it drew over 12,000 delegates from more than 60 economies this year to Hong Kong regardless of happenings in the city.
MIPIM Asia Summit 2019, the continent’s leading property summit, has been held in Hong Kong for 14 years. Continuing its support, the event returned to the city on 26-27 November for property investment exchange, PropTech discussion and leading regional awards.
The 8th IWA-ASPIRE Conference and Exhibition was an excellent platform for water professionals, practitioners and academia from across the international community to convene and share best practices, acquire new knowledge and get inspired to find smart solutions for water-related subjects.
Digital Media Asia 2019, the 11th edition of the annual gathering of global news executives, returned to the city for the fourth time on 29-31 October. It was smooth sailing for global media heavyweights from 120 media companies worldwide who came to share the latest in digital revenue, technology trends, digital advertising and more.
2019 marks the 30th anniversary of Hotel Investment Conference Asia Pacific (HICAP) in Hong Kong. Asia’s largest and longest running hotel investment event was held without a hitch.
Spine World Summit 2018 gathered over 4,000 delegates in orthopaedics, neurosurgery and other healthcare practices from more than 100 distinguished faculties and 25 international associations in Hong Kong.
With over 5,000 delegates from 87 countries presenting their latest works and scientific innovations in major subspecialties, APAO 2018 took the opportunity to enhance the overall conference experience by mixing business with pleasure and goodwill.
Titled ‘The Future in Digestive Diseases’, the Asian Pacific Digestive Week 2017 was held in Hong Kong for the first time. The mega conference welcomed over 2,800 doctors and medical professionals from 44 countries for a four-day experience and expertise sharing session.
Over 3,000 Hakkas from 24 countries returned to Hong Kong for the 29th World Hakka Conference held from 12–15 October 2017 for a three-day cultural and business exchange.
RISE, one of Asia’s biggest technology events, returned to Hong Kong from 11–13 July 2017. More than 15,000 attendees from over 100 countries gathered at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre for the three-day event that saw a 45% increase in attendance over 2016.
The city beat a few European classical music hubs for the hosting right, making Hong Kong the first Asian destination to bring over 900 of the world's top performers, academics, composers and enthusiasts from over 36 countries and regions to the event.
The TCCA world congress, now in its 19th year and returning to Hong Kong for the second time, attracted over 3,000 critical communication professionals from over 100 countries.
Representatives of basketball associations from close to 150 countries and regions attended FIBA’s first-ever mid-term congress in Hong Kong on 4-5 May.