(HONG KONG, 29 March 2020) – The global conference and exhibition (C&E) industry has been impacted massively by the COVID-19 outbreak, and Hong Kong is no exception. The postponement and cancellation of the many exhibitions and conventions imposes chain effects on a wide variety of businesses, spanning hotel, aviation, catering and tourism sectors. The C&E industry plays an important role in providing a source of income generation and recovery for Hong Kong's economy. Following a series of epidemic prevention measures, AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), as one of the leading exhibition and convention centres in Asia, is introducing the world’s first “CLeanTech" disinfection installation and advanced air purification technology. These high-performance disinfection initiatives at AsiaWorld-Expo set the trend for the industry as it prepares for eventual recovery.
The World’s First “CLeanTech” Disinfection Installation
In partnership with a professional biotech and sanitising company, AsiaWorld-Expo is the first in the MICE industry to introduce “CLeanTech”, an innovative three-in-one disinfection installation combining a suite of technologies including BioEm Air Sanitising and Purifying technology, Aegis Intelligence and negative room pressure design. Subject to organisers’ needs and event scale, AWE plans to deploy such device at upcoming major trade exhibitions and conventions by then visitors will be admitted through the device prior entering to event halls. The device door will be opened automatically when the visitors passed the built-in temperature checking. After entering CLeanTech, it will help to sanitise outfits and carry-on items of visitors in just 12 seconds and keep them safe.
Irene Chan, Chief Executive Officer, AsiaWorld-Expo Management Limited, said, “The Hong Kong SAR Government has announced a sum of HK$30 billion for the Anti-epidemic Fund. More than HK$1,000 million has been earmarked for the industry to reinvigorate Hong Kong’s reputation as an international premier C&E hub. AsiaWorld-Expo welcomes the measures and goes an extra mile to proactively engage with manufacturers specialising in biotechnology and disinfection applications. By thoroughly disinfecting the venue through scientifically-proved solutions, AWE safeguards the health of visitors and staff with products of high and long-lasting efficacy, and sets the example for industry fellows to provide safe and healthy environments when event activities eventually resume.”
“In these challenging times, we are living up to our corporate social responsibilities by supporting the Government with the set-up of the temporary test centre and COVID-19 specimen collection facilities at AsiaWorld-Expo for inbound travellers from overseas. This eases the demand on hospitals for isolation wards. It is an affirmation of the capabilities of AsiaWorld-Expo in its epidemic prevention and effective sanitation efforts. Once COVID-19 is under control, we are fully ready to bring back various large-scale exhibitions and exciting events in collaboration with our stakeholders”
She concludes, “A safe and healthy environment is equally important as the state-of-the-art facilities. AsiaWorld-Expo has maintained close communication with organisers and we have high confidence in the future prospects.”
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