Trade show organisers are concerned that prolonged civil protests will put a damper on visitor numbers at upcoming events this autumn. Protesters at the convention centre in Wan Chai march during an animation, comics and games expo on July 28, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
Trade show organisers are concerned that prolonged civil protests will put a damper on visitor numbers at upcoming events this autumn. Protesters at the convention centre in Wan Chai march during an animation, comics and games expo on July 28, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang

Hong Kong’s trade show organisers hope the ‘city under siege’ image won’t damage visitor numbers this autumn, or next year

  • Organisers hope for calm by the time Hong Kong’s trade show and exhibition calendar kicks into high gear in September
  • Economic impact from weeks of unresolved protests may materialise in coming quarters, or even next year, when overseas visitors gauge Hong Kong’s appeal

Trade show organisers are concerned that prolonged civil protests will put a damper on visitor numbers at upcoming events this autumn. Protesters at the convention centre in Wan Chai march during an animation, comics and games expo on July 28, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
Trade show organisers are concerned that prolonged civil protests will put a damper on visitor numbers at upcoming events this autumn. Protesters at the convention centre in Wan Chai march during an animation, comics and games expo on July 28, 2019. Photo: Sam Tsang
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