Greater Bay Area: What it means for business events

A new convention centre opening next year in Shenzhen is unlikely to draw exhibitors upward from Hong Kong.

An artist's impression of the Shenzhen World Exhibition and Convention Centre in the Greater Bay Area that will be launched in September 2019.

While policymakers wrangle over the feasibility of integrating the different market systems under the 92 structure of the Greater Bay Area, a bigger question for the business events industry lies in the impact of such an initiative on Hong Kong’s status as a hub for events.

The “92 structure” in question spans Hong Kong, Macau and nine mainland cities in Guangdong, prompting Stanley Chu, chairman, Adsale Exhibition Services, to liken it to a...

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