AsiaWorld–Expo

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AsiaWorld–Expo
AsiaWorld-Expo, seen from the Hong Kong International Airport, 2007
Address Cheong Wing Rd
Chek Lap Kok, Lantau Island
Hong Kong
Location Hong Kong International Airport
Owner Hong Kong SAR Government
Operator AsiaWorld–Expo Management, Ltd.
Built 29 March 2004 (2004-03-29)
Opened 21 December 2005 (2005-12-21)
Construction cost
HK$2.35 billion
Banquet/ballroom 4,000 (VIVA@AsiaWorld-Expo)
3,800 (Runway 11)
Theatre seating
14,000 (AsiaWorld-Arena)
5,000 (AsiaWorld-Summit [Hall 2])
Enclosed space
 • Exhibit hall floor 70,000 square metres (750,000 sq ft)
 • Breakout/meeting 1,143 square metres (12,300 sq ft)
 • Ballroom 32,340 square metres (348,100 sq ft)
Parking 1000 spaces[1]
Public transit access AsiaWorld–Expo Station
Website
Venue Website
AsiaWorld–Expo
Traditional Chinese 亞洲國際博覽館
General view of AsiaWorld–Expo

The AsiaWorld–Expo is one of the two major convention and exhibition facilities in Hong Kong along with Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. It was opened on 21 December 2005 by Donald Tsang, Chief Executive of Hong Kong, and it is operated by AsiaWorld–Expo Management Limited. It is located on Chek Lap Kok island, next to Hong Kong International Airport.

Features[edit]

At a construction cost of HK$2.35 billion, AsiaWorld–Expo has over 70,000 square metres of space with 10 ground-level and column-free halls, including the AsiaWorld–Arena – the biggest purpose-built indoor seated entertainment arena in Hong Kong with a maximum capacity of 14,000; the AsiaWorld–Summit – Hong Kong's largest indoor conference venue that seats 700 to 5,000 persons; the Runway 11 – the venue's latest conference and function hall for 500 to 3,800 guests.

Exhibitions and events[edit]

AsiaWorld–Expo indoor acts and exhibitions arena

The AsiaWorld-Arena has staged concerts by acts such as Oasis,[2] Michael Bublé, Eric Clapton,[3] Il Divo,[4] Coldplay, David Guetta, Madonna, Britney Spears, Kylie Minogue, Alicia Keys, Björk, Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars, One Direction,[5] Lady Gaga, Taylor Swift, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lopez, Ed Sheeran, Maroon 5, Lily Allen, Westlife,[6] Christina Aguilera,[7] Plácido Domingo,[8] Ayumi Hamasaki,[9] Deep Purple,[10] Green Day,[11] Wonder Girls,[12] Girls' Generation,[13] L'Arc~en~Ciel,[14] Namie Amuro,[15] Stone Roses,[16] Super Junior,[17] Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Imagine Dragons, X Japan, Smashing Pumpkins, Big Bang, 2NE1, G-Dragon[18], JYJ, Exo, BTS, 5 Seconds of Summer and many more.[19]

Since 2013 it has hosted the Mnet Asian Music Awards. It has also hosted exhibition such as ITU Telecom World 2006, Asian Aerospace and E-Commerce Asia

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "AsiaWorld–Expo Transportation: Private Car and Taxi". Retrieved 2014-05-07. 
  2. ^ concert date: 25 February 2006
  3. ^ concert date: 17 January 2007
  4. ^ concert dates: 22 January 2007 and 26 September 2009
  5. ^ concert date: 18 March, 2015
  6. ^ AsiaWorld–Expo Concerts
  7. ^ Christina Aguilera Back to Basics Concert Tour
  8. ^ concert date: 1 March 2008
  9. ^ concert dates: 20–21 September 2008
  10. ^ concert date: 10 May 2010
  11. ^ concert date: 16 January 2010
  12. ^ concert date: 17 December 2010
  13. ^ concert date: 15 January 2012
  14. ^ concert date: 3 March 2012
  15. ^ concert date: 16 March 2012
  16. ^ concert date: 24 July 2012
  17. ^ concert date: 15–16 June 2012
  18. ^ "G-Dragon 2017 World Tour". YG Entertainment. 26 June 2017. 
  19. ^ concert date: 9 March 2016

Coordinates: 22°19′17″N 113°56′38″E / 22.32139°N 113.94389°E / 22.32139; 113.94389