In 1997, the operators of the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre were toasting each other because their multi-million dollar hall had opened in time for the handover of the city's political control to the Chinese from the English. Unfortunately, they were also just in time for the region's economic implosion. And thereby hangs an opportunity.
The Centre's more than 500,000-square-feet of exhibit space was built with the telecoms revolution in mind. A fiber-optic network is in