February 28, 2022 | Produced in partnership with Hong Kong Tourism Board

A visionary world-class arts and culture hub is opening up at the harbourfront of heritage-rich West Kowloon in Hong Kong. Welcome to the West Kowloon Cultural District (WKCD), where there is a perfect mix of indoor and outdoor spaces for creating dream events of any kind and scale.

Contemporary designer architecture dots the open space along the harbourfront that offers 270-degree postcard-perfect views of the iconic Victoria Harbour and the Hong Kong skyline, making it ideal for staging impressive business events, including corporate meetings and networking opportunities, incentive trips and arts and cultural events.

Hong Kong’s newest mecca for creative events

WKCD, the 40-hectare arts and culture haven boasts 23 hectares of public open spaces and two kilometres of harbour-front promenade. Its rich mix of indoor and outdoor art and cultural spaces and scenic assets will imbue events with the creative energy to foster cultural connections.

The Xiqu Centre has scaled capacity for hosting cocktail parties, performances, corporate gatherings, seminars or experiential team-bonding through the language of arts and local delicacies. Want to deep dive into Hong Kong’s popular heritage artform Cantonese opera? Interactive teams can make their own life-sized paper model of Xiqu headdresses or get basic Cantonese opera face makeup for once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunities. Conclude a team-building exercise with dim sum tasting and tea appreciation at Xiqu Centre’s Tea House Theatre, a replicated traditional tea house for enjoying Cantonese operas.

One of the largest museums of contemporary visual culture in the world, M+ boasts 17,000m2 of exhibition space across 33 galleries, three cinemas, a mediatheque and a roof garden overlooking Victoria Harbour, all available for infusing corporate events with arts and cultural elements.

The Box, The Room, The Studio and Lau Bak Livehouse of Freespace provide multipurpose venues for cosier group gatherings and performing acts.

The sprawling Art Park promenade beckons all with sweeping harbourfront views and manicured green lawns, while the Arts Pavilion within is an artform in its own right. Both are blank canvases for exploring outside-the-box event concepts. The upcoming Hong Kong Palace Museum (scheduled to open in mid-2022) will present an array of valuable resources and amenities for enriching event content and prestige.

Xiqu Centre

Traditional craftsmanship as inspirations for incentive groups

The mix of old and new in West Kowloon neighbourhood also has a rich repertoire of interactive incentive activities, themed itineraries and local dining options packed with unique Hong Kong features and culture.

What’s better than hand-making a souvenir that is literally ‘made in Hong Kong’? Participants can create a mini flower plaque decorated with individual auspicious quotes, or an adorable paper puppet lion dance head, handwrite mini-bus signs with personalised greetings or customise neon signs that light up the neighbourhood.

Teams can also take the opportunity to explore the West Kowloon neighbourhood on their own to discover hidden gems and savour this authentic experience in Hong Kong.

At West Kowloon, ideas abound for teams to rediscover, through creativity, that traditions are built with commitment, and the past will empower the future. Plan your next MICE trip to Hong Kong and inspire your delegates with Hong Kong’s old and new.

Traditional craftsmanship in the West Kowloon neighbourhood