The rescheduling of trade shows and other key events due to COVID-19 has postponed several prime networking opportunities for local and regional businesses. As part of the Hong Kong SAR Government’s industry reinvigoration plan, the Legislative Council has approved a one-off HK$30 billion “Anti-epidemic Fund” – providing resources to combat the virus, as well as support for enterprises and members of the public adversely affected by the epidemic.
The city has also launched a scheme to subsidise companies participating in HKTDC’s exhibitions and major conventions hosted at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Asia World-Expo.
“It is of paramount importance that we make a commitment now,” said Financial Secretary Paul Chan and Chief Secretary Matthew Cheung. “This will help secure confidence of event organisers in Hong Kong as well as allow preparation time for our event organisers, exhibitors, buyers and other participants to return to Hong Kong on our Conference and Exhibition (C&E) events.”