The award-winning Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre ("HKCEC") launched its new HKCEC iPhone app, downloadable free of charge, in celebration of its 23rd Anniversary on 25 November 2011. The app is an extremely handy and user-friendly tool that offers comprehensive news and information about the HKCEC in three languages: English, Traditional Chinese and Simplified Chinese. To download free of charge, iPhone users just need to visit the iTunes App Store and enter the keyword "HKCEC" or "Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre", or simply scan the QR code and go direct to the HKCEC app download page in the iTunes App Store.
An important feature of the HKCEC app is its "Event Calendar", which lists major upcoming exhibitions, conferences and special events at the HKCEC. Users can search easily by date, nature of event or keyword, and instantly add the event to their own iPhone calendar. This feature also gives organizers an additional channel for promoting their events, at no extra cost.
Overseas visitors coming to the HKCEC can use the "Transportation" function to get directions to the HKCEC from Hong Kong International Airport and other key locations.
Also available in the HKCEC app is a "Where to Eat" function, which lists the different restaurants at the HKCEC, with their locations and floor plans, making it easy for visitors to make their dining choices in advance.
The HKCEC app also posts the latest "Announcements", providing HKCEC users with real-time updates in a convenient form.
The app also includes other useful functions titled "Floor Plan", "About HKCEC", "My Tools", "Tips", & "Contact Us", all accessible using specially designed icons.
Ms Monica Lee-Müller, Deputy Managing Director of Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre (Management) Ltd ("HML"), commented, "We are proud and excited to be one of the first exhibition venues in the region to offer this new communication channel. The HKCEC app now puts information about the HKCEC and its events right at the fingertips of our users and visitors. This new initiative is part of HML's commitment to continuously enhancing our services, and caters directly to the increasing population of smartphone users in Hong Kong and worldwide."
The Android version of the HKCEC app is currently at the development stage, and will be launched shortly.