Hong Kong Protests Held Near Convention Center

HIL ANDERSON, SENIOR EDITOR
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Hong Kong, China – Political protesters were out in force near the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (HKCEC) on October 2, but there was no indication that operations at the center had been disrupted.

Yesterday was National Day – a holiday dedicated to celebrating the People’s Republic of China  — and there are no events taking place at the HKCEC today. The next major trade shows on the calendar – the co-located Hong Kong Electronics Fair (Autumn Edition) and electronicsAsia — were not scheduled to begin until October 13-16.

Protesters have called out Beijing for what they claim is its encroaching control on Hong Kong. It has been dubbed the “Umbrella Revolution,” after umbrellas became symbols of the movement when they were used to shield protesters against police tear gas and pepper spray on Sunday. The BBC reported on October 2 that the Central Government Offices complex, just a few blocks from the HKCEC, is the site of a major rally. Reports said the situation is peaceful.

Trade Show Executive will continue to monitor the situation.

Reach Monica Lee-Müller, managing director of HKCEC (Management) Ltd., at +852 2582 8888 or monicaleemuller@hkcec.com