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Top agents find their targets in Hong Kong

Award Ceremony Group Photo.
Award Ceremony Group Photo.

Meetings and Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) held its largest Top MICE Agents Awards Ceremony and Familiarisation Trip to date last month, when over 50 top-performing agents from four strategic MICE markets, including Mainland China, India, Indonesia and South Korea, were recognised.

Indian delegates took a stroll at a compact neighbourhood in Central for a guided Old Town Central tour.
Indian delegates took a stroll at a compact neighbourhood in Central for a guided Old Town Central tour.

"Last year, Hong Kong saw 9.9% growth in MICE arrivals, the performance of our four strategic short-haul markets including Mainland China, India, Indonesia and South Korea was phenomenal" said Kenneth Wong, General Manager of the Hong Kong Tourism Board's MICE and Cruise Division.  "Our in-market agency partners are a large part of this success, we would like to show our greatest gratitude for their tremendous support through the awards ceremony and familiarisation trip in the city."

Indonesian delegates paired snacks with Chinese tea at a tea pairing session.
Indonesian delegates paired snacks with Chinese tea at a tea pairing session.

Now in its fifth consecutive year, the awards ceremony and fam trip gave MICE agents a chance to experience Hong Kong firsthand, including Hong Kong Disneyland's recently-opened Iron Man Experience; The Chill Out @ The South pop-up at Ocean Park Hong Kong, a unique wine and dine experience; Happy Wednesday at the Hong Kong Jockey Club, where MICE delegates enjoyed beer, food, a carnival party and a horse-racing experience. The delegates were also able to get a sneak peak at The Kerry Hotel, which houses a 1,756 square metre pillar-less grand ballroom with the capacity of 1,000 guests and is set to open this year.