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Located in Wan Chai North, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is one of the two chief exhibition and convention centres in Hong Kong, along with Asia World-Expo. Present in Hong Kong’s Central Business District, it hosts hundreds of international conferences, local conferences, seminars and exhibitions each year. It is an enormous structure that houses 5 exhibition halls, 2 convention halls, 2 theatres, 52 meeting rooms, 7 restaurants and a business centre.
Opened in 1988, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre is built along the Victoria Harbour covering an area of 3,06,000 square metre and was designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP and Wong & Ouyang. The centre served as the venue of the 1997 Hong Kong handover ceremony which marked the end of British colonial rule. CEI Asia magazine awarded the title of ‘Best Convention and Exhibition Centre in Asia-Pacific’ and TTG awarded the title of ‘Best Convention and Exhibition Centre’ to the centre. The remarkable building with an aluminium-clad roof soaring like a bird into the sky is connected to the nearby hotels and commercial buildings by covered walkways.