|November 02, 2015|
New Responsive HKCEC Website Designed For Mobile Device Users
|The Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre ("HKCEC") has recently revamped its website, (www.hkcec.com), adopting the new 'Responsive' technology. It is now fully available for desktop as well as mobile phones, tablets and other mobile devices with different screen sizes and configurations.|
Over 70% of the 20,000 daily visitors use their mobile devices to visit the HKCEC website. The revamp provides them with user friendly navigation along with enhanced services and easy to access information.
The design of the entire website follows the principle "visual first", using photos, graphics and short copies effectively to communicate information. This strategy matches the preferences of mobile users, and makes navigating the site easier.
Another main feature of the revamped website is the "interactive floor plans", which enable users to select their preferred HKCEC venues or restaurants by simply clicking on the floor plans.
Major HKCEC venues are presented by "panoramic virtual tours", which help event organisers to visualise the different venues and their specific settings and decor. This is an extremely useful tool especially for overseas event organisers, because it enables them to understand the configuration of the venues before conducting a physical site inspection.
Each of the HKCEC's seven individual restaurants is now presented with a "thematic restaurant page" developed for the website with attractive interior images and shots of signature dishes, representing its unique ambience and culinary specialities. An online reservation enquiry system has been added to the website, allowing customers to make enquiries even after operational hours.
As a demonstration of the management company's commitment to corporate social responsibility, "web accessibility" features have been built in to ensure that the content is easily available for all, including people with visual impairments.
The HKCEC website is an important communication platform through which event organisers, visitors and stakeholders can understand and appreciate the facilities and services provided by the HKCEC.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
This award-winning 306,000 sqm building, first opened in 1988, offers 91,500 sqm of rentable space. An iconic Hong Kong landmark, the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre ('HKCEC') is located on a prime waterfront site in the central business district of Hong Kong. It is owned by the Hong Kong SAR Government and the Hong Kong Trade Development Council.
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited
Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited ('HML') is a professional private management and operating company responsible for providing day to day management for the HKCEC, where it oversees administration, marketing, booking, scheduling, event co-ordination, maintenance and security. It also manages food and beverage operations at the HKCEC, including restaurants and catering services. HML provides world-class services for users, visitors and guests of the HKCEC, a venue which has been consistently awarded the title of 'Best Convention and Exhibition Centre in Asia' by leading industry professionals. About 1,200 events are held at the HKCEC every year, including exhibitions, conferences, corporate meetings, entertainment events, seminars and banquets. These events contribute significant economic benefits to the city, and help raise the international image of Hong Kong.
HML is a member of NWS Holdings Limited. NWS Holdings Limited ('NWS Holdings', Hong Kong stock code: 659), the infrastructure and service flagship of New World Development Company Limited (Hong Kong stock code: 17), operates businesses in Hong Kong, Mainland China and Macau. Its Infrastructure portfolio includes Roads, Energy, Water and Ports & Logistics projects. Its Services portfolio comprises Facilities Management (the management of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre and Free Duty), Construction & Transport (construction, bus and ferry services) and Strategic Investments.