First held over 30 years ago, the annual ITE Hong Kong is receives strong support from China Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Hong Kong Tourism Board, other tourism authorities and related trade associations! Our honor, all Chief Executives of Hong Kong SAR Government including the incumbent each year send message to welcome ITE’s participants!
Since 2006, ITE Hong Kong comprises of ITE (Leisure) and ITE MICE, and the two of which are fully integrated. However, we maintain separate seminar program and visitor promotion for MICE etc. The first two days of ITE open only to registered buyers and trade visitors (1.5 days in pandemic editions) who can pre-register online for free admission. In the remaining two days (2.5 days in pandemic editions), ITE open to the public.
PRE-PANDEMIC ITE’s exhibitors are highly international as 87.5% of its 675 exhibitors, which come from over 50 countries and regions, from outside Hong Kong! It’s some 12000 buyers and trade visitors highly regional, approximately from Guangdong 20%, other parts of China and Asia each 10% and from Hong Kong over 60%. It’s some 80000 public visitors are frequent travelers with over 80% prefer traveling in FIT!
Hong Kong a major Outbound Market
Hong Kong, which in 2018 and 2019 ranked world’s 12th largest market, spent US$26.9 billion on outbound in 2019!
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ITE well cover other cities in the Greater Bay Area
The Greater Bay Area (the Bay) comprises Hong Kong, Macao, and nine cities in Guangdong province, which include Guangzhou and Shenzhen. The Bay has total area of around 56 000 km2; the total population over 86 million and the combined GDP of US$1,67 trillion in 2020, which put the Bay between Italy, (US$1.85 trillion) world’s 8th largest economy and Canada (US$1.60 trillion), world’s 9th largest economy! Each ITE draws some 2000 buyers and trade visitors from Guangdong cities of the Bay.
ITE in Pandemic Years
ITE 2021 and ITE20222 was held physically and successfully in the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre. In both editions, outside and overseas exhibitors outnumber the local and account for over half of the exhibition. ITE2022 had 32 exhibiting countries and regions from Asia, Europe and North America; buyers and trade visitors from locally and public visitors each reached around 40% in the pre-pandemic 2019.