Hong Kong for Meetings & Incentives


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Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) –a division of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB).
•One-stop professional support team is dedicated to taking city’s tourism and MICE industry to a new level, including promoting to the rest of the world by offering:
•FREE, UNBIASED EXPERT ADVICE and customised services;
•Business building & business development visits;
•FREE venue finding;
•Marketing & merchandise support;
•Providing value-added hospitality programmes and rewards;

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Hong Kong for Meetings & Incentives

  1. 1. February 2012 HONG KONG WHERE POSSIBILITIES CONVERGEHong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of China and Asia’s most cosmopolitan city. It is a melting pot of cultures, and a place you will find the best of East meets West.
  2. 2. ABOUT US Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) – a division of the Hong Kong Tourism Board (HKTB).• One-stop professional support team is dedicated to taking city’s tourism and MICE industry to a new level, including promoting to the rest of the world by offering: • FREE, UNBIASED EXPERT ADVICE and customised services; • Business building & business development visits; • FREE venue finding; • Marketing & merchandise support; • Providing value-added hospitality programmes and rewards;• Our goal is to offer a one-stop service centre for all our MICE organisers and visitors. Festivals & Culture/• Our team Heritage • Helen Chan, Manager - Conventions, Exhibitions and Corporate Events • Lindsey Ford, Marketing Executive, Conventions and Exhibitions • Maris Kuklis, Senior Marketing Executive, Meetings and Incentives
  3. 3. WHERE IS HONG KONG? Festivals & Culture/ Heritage• 11.5 hours flight from London • Official languages: Chinese, English• 60+ direct flights from UK • Visa free for 170 nationalities• Land area: 1,104km² • Access to ½ World’s population
  4. 4. FAST FACTS• Southeast coast of China at the mouth of the Pearl River facing the South China Sea• Land area of 1,104 square km• Language: Cantonese and English are the official languages• Over 260 outlying islands• Over 40% - protected country parks and sandy beaches• Population: ~ 7 million people• Total bedrooms: ~ 70,000• Hotels: ~ 220+ Luxury to Budget• Currency: HK dollar (HK$) is pegged to US$ £1=HK$12.10.• Summers: very hot, with rainy season July to August (possibility of Festivals & typhoons, tropical storms)Culture/• Spring/Autumn: warm, cooler evenings Heritage• Winters: mild, cool
  5. 5. CORE STERENGTHS• Strategic Hub with Global Connections• Gateway to Mainland China• World class - modern infrastructure• Low and simple tax system (No VAT or bed tax)• Cosmopolitan Lifestyle• Safe, compact and easy to get around• Pre-paid Octopus Card - freedom to travel in the city• Convenient and diversified shopping facilities• Michelin star dining hub blending Chinese and international cuisines• Unique cultural blend of east and west, combining modern architecture with traditional antiques, local cultural characteristics with British colonial relics
  6. 6. THIS IS HONG KONGVibrant, creative, safe, cosmopolitan, exciting & MORE 6
  8. 8. REWARDING & MOTIVATING EXPERIENCESTraditional cookery, tai chi and porcelain painting give delegates a first hand insight into the city‟s living culture. Cocktail Horse Racing Chinese Tea Chinese Dragon Peak Tram Cruise Appreciation Cooking Class Boat Races Traditional Chinese Helicopter Water based Party on a Hong Kong Tai Chi Porcelain painting Tour activities Tram Rugby 7s Symphony of Lights Cantonese Shopping Pink DolphinTreasure Hunt Party in LKF Opera Cruise 8
  9. 9. ENERGIZING TEAM-BUILDINGCooking Classes Film Academy Shaolin Kung Fu Lion DancingClimbing & Hiking Treasure Hunting Dragon Boat racing Beach Activities 9
  10. 10. LUXURY EXPERIENCESA small sample of the new experiences across Hong Kong 1881 Heritage & the Hullet House – “East meets West” heritage  Magnificent colonial building dating back to 1881  10 individually-designed suites with private terrace  5 Dining restaurants - Gala dinners, alfresco dining  Courtyard – 200 seated, 350 cocktail  Garden – 52 seated, 150 cocktail Luxury boat & traditional chinese junk chartering services for corporate and special events occasions  Allows to explore over 200 islands around Hong Kong  Perfect venue to welcome up to 59 people Festivals & Culture/Thirty One, Sai Kung One  A converted 3 storey village house Heritage  French cuisine dining venue located in one of the most beautiful parts of Sai Kung  Capacity up to 80 seated – indoor and outdoor
  11. 11. INTERNATIONAL SPORTING EVENTS Hong Kong Rugby Hong Kong Cricket Hong Kong Golf Open, Sevens, March Sixes, October DecemberHong Kong International Hong Kong Tennis Hong Kong Regatta, Races, Year round Classic, January Year round 11
  12. 12. TRADITIONAL FESTIVALS Cheung Chau Bun Chinese New Year, Mid-Autumn Festival, Festival, April/May January/February SeptemberSpring Lantern Festival, Hong Kong Dragon January/February Boat Festival, June 12
  13. 13. VENUES 13
  14. 14. DINE TO IMPRESS Whether the event is indoors or outdoors, a cocktail or sit-down dinner,there are plenty of fine dining establishments in Hong Kong that will fit the bill Hooray Bar & Restaurant, Ideal for cocktail functions  Location: Causeway Bay  Seats: 250 people. Terrace can fit 180 people  USP: Largest al-fresco restaurant in the city  Clients include: Estee Lauder, Timberland Armani/Privé & Armani/Aqua Location: Hong Kong’s Central district  Lounge club + rooftop terrace. Milans exclusive club in Hong Kong  Armani/Aqua is a refined restaurant where Giorgio Armani’s elegance meets the contemporary interior design. Armani/Privé is Armani’s exclusive lounge club which operates in Milan, Tokyo and Dubai Festivals & Hutong by Aqua Group, perfect choice to enjoy Symphony of Lights Culture/  USP: Located 28th floor, serves contemporary Chinese cuisine that has Heritage roots in Sichuan and Beijing regions. Striking décor inspired and features archways, intricate wooden screens and rickshaws by the alleyways Seats: 200 people Clients include: Hermes, Credit Suisse, American Express
  15. 15. New - BARS WITH THE VIEW AQUA SPIRIT • Location: Tsim Tsa Tsui, Kowloon - above Hutong, 29TH and 30TH floor • USP: Complemented by interrupted views of Hong Kong skyline, makes a chic venue for a luxury fashion and watch events. HARLAN‟S BAR &OZONE ROOFTOP BAR It also has a panoramic RESTAURANT• Location: West Kowloon, mezzanine floor • Location: Nathan Road, Tsim The Ritz Carlton, 118TH fl. • Seats: 100 people Tsa Tsui, 19TH floor• USP: Highest bar in the • USP: View of the skyline and world, serving exotic harbour. Has outdoor couches Festivals & selection of Asian tapasCulture/ • Seats: The venue can host and Japanese specialties. Heritage 300 people for cocktails, 82 on Enjoy DJ beats and the the terrace stunning view of the • Hosted events for Swarowski, Victoria Harbour. M.A.C. and Tumi 15
  16. 16. New – CREATIVE EVENT SPACES Art Galleries and museums that will add some class to your next corporate event great for networking and client dinners. HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART, located on Kowloon overlooking a panoramic view of the Victoria Harbour • Established in 1962 OI LING GALLERY, located • USP: Promotes and preserves on Hollywood Road, Central the cultural heritage of China • This gallery fills a three-THE SPACE, multipurpose (15,000 art objects) level shop house andspace located in Sheung Wan • Exclusive private viewing• Space: 370 sqm, 300 focuses on high-end sessions, 300 people for cocktails Chinese antiques people for cocktails and 100 for dinners • USP: Great for smaller• Includes full service Festivals & events, Ideal for spouse Culture/ kitchen, high quality sound programmes, 20 people Heritage system, ground floor or less and can conduct• Clients include: Giorgio antique appreciation talks Armani, Morgan Stanley • Clients include: and UBS Christie’s and Sotheby’s 16
  17. 17. VALUE FOR MONEY The Peak Tower The WatermarkJumbo Floating Kingdom OVO logue & The Pawn
  18. 18. EXCLUSIVE & TRADITIONALHong Kong Golf Club, Béthanie, The China Club, The Verandah, 1881 Heritage & Fanling Pok Lu Fam Central Repulse Bay The Hullet House Festivals & Culture/ HeritageRoyal Hong Kong Yacht SEVVA The Hong Kong The Aberdeen The Helena May, Club, Causeway Bay Central Jockey Club Marina Club Central
  19. 19. HOTELS 19
  20. 20. Budget to Luxury Hotels 20
  21. 21. STYLISH DESIGN & BOUTIQUE The Upper House The Mira Hong Kong The Fleming JIAHotel LKF by Rhombus Hullet House Lanson Place Hotel The Luxe Manor
  22. 22. New - HOTELS Hotel ICON, Hung Hom Unique designed by Sir Terence Conran Bedrooms: 262 Founded by the School of Hotel & Tourism Management at Hong Kong polyU Paper free and wireless check-in. Guest can complete check in/out anywhere in the hotels using mobile devices Capacity: Theatre 500 people The Ritz Carlton, West Kowloon Peninsula, ICC Tower Dominates city skyline at 490 metres Bedrooms: 312 Sanctuary of Refined Ambiance and Elegance Soaring nd thFestivals & from 102 Floor to the 118 Floor 3 min Culture/ to Central, 20 min to HK International Airport Six dining venues, serving Italian, Chinese and Western Cuisine Heritage World’s tallest infinity swimming pool on the 118th floor One of the largest ballrooms in the city at 930sqm and four meeting rooms Capacity: Theatre 1000 people, Reception 835 people
  23. 23. New - DEVELOPMENTS New Cruise Terminal at Kai Tak, former airport (to open in mid-2013)  It will be able to accommodate 2 mega cruise vessels With modern infrastructure, excellent connectivity and superior airlift capacity to serve fly-cruise passengers Located at a strategic geographical position in Asia Pacific and offers diverse choices for cruise incentive itinerary development The West Kowloon Cultural District (to open in 2015)  Project to boost cultural and entertainment establishments  District will feature a new modern art museum  numerous theatres, concert halls and  other performance venuesFestivals & Hong Kong – Macau – Zhuhai Mega Bridge Project (to open 2015 -2016) Culture/ Heritage  50 kms or 31.1 miles  Expected cost US$ 10.7 billion Improved access to global markets through Hong Kong  Development of new multi-destination itineraries
  24. 24. HONG KONG‟S OUTLAYING ISLANDS Tranquility and Contrast:Hong Kong’s Best Kept Secrets 24
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  28. 28. • Greenery Beyond Cityscape• Excellent Accessibility• Value for Money SNAPSHOTAttractions & Entertainment:Unique Cultural Experience:Hotel & Meeting Venues: 28
  29. 29. PLANNER‟S GUIDE TO LANTAU• Venues• Hotels• Cultural & Nature Activities• Entertainment Options• Itineraries• Useful Contacts 29
  31. 31. LAMMA ISLAND Tin Hau Temple Enjoy Award -Winning Dishes Rainbow Seafood Restaurant Ocean ViewsConserving Traditional Fishermens Culture 31
  32. 32. CHEUNG CHAU ISLAND200 year old Pak Tai Temple North Lookout Pavilion Seafood Street „Stone forest‟Tung Wan Beach – ideal place „Stone forest‟ rocks to get wet for water sports Cheung Chau Bun Festival 32
  33. 33. PARTNERSHIPS 33
  34. 34. HONG KONG & BEYOND (twin centre)Hainan Island (Sanya) Macau Mainland China Malaysia Vietnam Thailand
  35. 35. Your Hong Kong Trade Partners - DMCs Festivals & Culture/ Heritage
  36. 36. Your Hong Kong Partners - Hotels 36
  37. 37. Your Hong Kong Partners - Airlines (Mar 2012)• 11+hrs Flight time to Hong Kong• 60+ direct weekly flights to Hong Kong• 25 min transfer time from Airport to Hong Kong Central by Airport Express 37
  38. 38. MEETING & INCENTIVE PROGRAMMES Working in partnership Meetings from £1035 Festivals & Culture/ Heritage
  39. 39. OUR SUPPORT 39
  40. 40. A Win-Win Partnership • Strategic Advisory Services Planning & • Bid document preparation Bidding • Mobilization of government network for lobbying • Venue facilitation and suppliers referral • Facilitate attractive travel packages in targeted source markets Pre-event • Promotion at previous congress to Hong Kong Marketing • E-channel of MEHK for overseas publicity Official • Co-ordinate invitation to government officials to officiate the event Invitation • Invitation of associated bureaus as supporting parties • Special welcome and exclusive tour programmes Hospitality • Sponsorship of cultural performance or welcome reception Support • Tourism information
  41. 41. HONG KONG REWARDS PROGRAMME• Exceptional Support Packages and Privileges (*with at least 20 or more overseas participants).• To enhance the experience of overseas participants in Hong Kong, MEHK has produced a specially tailored hospitality privileges for your next corporate meeting or incentive. • VIP Welcome packages* • Cultural performance of a traditional lion dance at official function* • Welcome message at airport and special privilege coupon offer* • Exclusive group offers* from attractions including Discovery Bay, Hong Kong Disneyland, Jockey Club, Ngong Ping 360 and Ocean Park
  42. 42. ONLINE CHANNELS MEHongKong.com partnernet.hktb.comDiscoverHongKong.com
  43. 43. ONLINE CHANNELS Conference & Incentive Travel &Incentive Travel Meeting the World Corporate Meetings Magazine Video Blogs Magazine 44
  44. 44. WE ARE HERE TO HELP! So don‟t waste time, talk to us and let us save you time! Helen Chan Lindsey Ford Maris Kuklis Manager - Conventions, Senior Marketing Marketing Executive,Exhibitions and Corporate Executive, MEHK Events Meeting & Incentives helen.chan@hktb.com lindsey.ford@hktb.com maris.kuklis@hktb.com Festivals & 0207 432 7708 Culture/ 0207 432 7709 0207 432 7710 Heritage meHongKong.com discoverHongKong.com
  45. 45. Thank you! 46
  46. 46. Your Hong Kong Partners - Hotels • 200+ Hotels • 70,000+ Bedrooms • Budget to Luxury