Authorities have approved the redevelopment of Hong Kong’s Kowloonbay International Trade & Exhibition Centre (KITEC), which will bring the building in line with government plans to establish Kowloon East as the city’s second CBD and complement the revitalisation of the larger East Kowloon Area.
The redevelopment will see KITEC sporting new facilities including three office towers and a 11,285m2 exhibition hall.
According to local news reports, the redevelopment is slated for completion in 2027.
Stuart Bailey, chairman of the Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA), said the renewed KITEC could alleviate Hong Kong’s shortage of indoor exhibit space for medium-scale events during peak times.
But he added that the success of the renewed KITEC would “depend on how the developer decides to integrate the facility with the rest of the development and the surrounding transport infrastructure in Kwun Tong”.
Bailey said: “We at HKECIA would be pleased to participate in an exchange with the developer and our members to ensure that the facility is designed with the needs of the user in mind.”