The high number of new venue openings in recent years presents untapped potential for event organisers.
China's roadmap for the Greater Bay area reinforces existing roles for each major city in the region and should have little effect on the convention and exhibition business.
DOC DMC makes the trip to find out.
Venues in Shenzhen and Guangzhou may not reap the full benefits of better connectivity from Hong Kong to the mainland.
The historic bridge will pave the way for increased commerce between the cities.
A new convention centre opening next year in Shenzhen is unlikely to draw exhibitors upward from Hong Kong.
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