In January 2014, Hong Kong hosted one of the largest Education UK exhibitions on the British Council circuit in recent years, with 100 institutions taking part. The exhibition plays a key role in giving UK education prominence, and maintaining the UK's position as first choice for Hong Kong youth studying abroad.
The exhibition was widely promoted beforehand, particularly in the MTR system.
More than 6,700 visitors attended the event at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre - more than enough to keep institutions busy throughout the two days it lasted. Feedback from the schools, colleges and universities attending was overwhelmingly positive. Seminars on various related topics, such as university applications and subject options, were held throughout the exhibition, and were also well attended, many with standing room only.
The international office Lexy Docwra from University of Glasgow stated that "Extremely well run. The British Council staff in HK are a pleasure to work with. Thank you''.
"I could see from my visits and from talking to the exhibitors that the event was a great success and that everyone was very pleased by the quality of the British Council's care and attention, as well as by our local knowledge'' added Robert Ness, Director of British Council Hong Kong.