Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Limited (“HML”) took pride in the successful conclusion of Art Basel in Hong Kong, which was held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (“HKCEC”) from 27 to 31 March. The HML team welcomed 80,000 private collectors, representatives, curators and trustees from over 100 leading international museums and institutions, as well as art lovers from around the world.
Together with an additional 600 temporary supporting staff every day, the HML team of 950 professionals strived for enhancing the overall experience of Art Basel’s exhibitors and visitors. The fair's success is a true testament to the commitment and professionalism of the HML team in providing world class services in full support of the organiser, from event planning, crowd management, venue cleaning, catering to coat check service etc.
The HML’s F&B team worked closely with the organiser to provide tailor made menus and services for the attendees of this fair, offering a range of Asian and Western cuisines across 11 restaurants and eateries, five VIP lounges with extensive menus, and 31 private events and functions by individual exhibitors and the organiser.
Impressive figures illustrate the meticulous preparation. Over the five show days, the HML team served 11,684 glasses of wine, 11,557 cups of coffee among all kinds of beverages, and 63,190 food items including 11,200 charcuterie platters.
At the same time, a total of 20,025 items were handled by the HML team and helpers at coat check.
Closed on 31 March with strong sales recorded across all levels of the market, Art Basel's sixth edition in Hong Kong featured 248 premier galleries from 32 countries and regions. It is now one of the leading art fairs worldwide. With numerous gallery openings and an expanded programme of well-attended parallel events taking place throughout the city, the Art Basel week once again attracted international spotlight onto the HKCEC and Hong Kong's vibrant art scene.
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