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CIBTM OPENS WITH THE BIGGEST SHOW TO DATE

September 24, 2012

CIBTM OPENS WITH THE BIGGEST SHOW TO DATE
398 exhibitors on the show floor
15% increase in Pre-Scheduled Appointments
Hosted Buyers arrive from 18 countries

CIBTM (www.cibtm.com) 2012 opened today confirming its status as the leading event for the meetings, incentives, business travel and events industry in China and Asia. With over 5,000 meetings industry professionals (subject to an independent ABC audit post show) expected to participate over 3 days of the event, a 15% increase in pre-scheduled business appointments between Hosted Buyers and suppliers, 398 exhibitors on the show floor (an increase of 7% on 2011) and an 18% increase in the number of exhibitors from China, and Hosted Buyers arriving from 18 countries (up 36% on 2011), CIBTM is set to be biggest to date.

Jeffrey Xu, CIBTM Project Manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions commented; “We are delighted with the response we have had to CIBTM this year, in particular the increase in Hosted Buyers from China. This year we spent time in the regions building awareness of the MICE industry through a number of road shows and one of the reasons for the 36% increase in Hosted Buyers is a direct result of our work in the 2nd and 3rd tier cities around China.

“We have also doubled the number of corporate and association buyers from Beijing. As one of the key measurements for the success of our show is gauged by the amount of business leads created between buyers and suppliers, and with 8,459 pre-scheduled appointments already confirmed, this is a very positive start to the show” Xu added.

China Meetings Week kicked off yesterday with four bespoke Hosted Buyer tours, tailored to familiarize buyers from around the world with what the city of Beijing and surrounding areas has to offer the meetings and events industry.

Itineraries included excursions to the Temple of Heaven, Lao She Tea House, Tiananmen Square and the Forbidden City, National Museum of China, Beijing National Stadium and 798 Art Zone.

There will be over 19 dedicated education sessions during CIBTM, delivered through strategic partnerships with leading associations including Meetings Professional International (MPI), International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) and the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE). To view a full outline of the events planned to take place as part of China Meetings week, please visit http://www.cibtm.com/en/Education-Programme

China Meetings Week is one of the major driving forces behind the growth of the meetings industry throughout China and is set to help the country fully realise its potential to attract large-scale international corporate and association events. This year the Site annual international conference will follow CIBTM in Beijing, another example of the development of the MICE sector in the region.

For the first time, meeting professionals around the world can download the IBTM Event Show App, by searching the App Store or Android Market for ‘IBTM Events’.

CIBTM OFFERS DYNAMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL ATTENDEES

July 25, 2012

CIBTM OFFERS DYNAMIC OPPORTUNITIES FOR ALL ATTENDEES
Sign up now to secure your place at China’s leading meetings, incentives and business travel exhibition

With only seven weeks left until CIBTM (www.cibtm.com) and the show floor almost sold out to full capacity, Reed Travel Exhibitions are urging prospective Hosted Buyer and trade visitors to register to attend the show, which will deliver unrivalled business, education and networking opportunities for all participants.

CIBTM 2012 will bring together over 400 exhibitors from 29 countries, over 300 international and regional Hosted Buyers, over 20 key industry figures who will deliver thought provoking education content and a host of networking opportunities which will take place as part of China Meetings Week 2012.

Exhibitors signed up to take part in the biggest CIBTM to date include; Silversea Cruises, Rotana Hotels, London and Partners, Marriot International, Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority, Barcelona Convention Bureau, China Star, Air China Limited, Japan National Tourism Organisation, Tourism Australia and Pacific World. For a full list of exhibitors participating in CIBTM 2012 visit www.cibtm.com/en/2012-Exhibitor-List/

Jeffrey Xu, Reed Travel Exhibitions, Exhibition Manager CIBTM comments, “CIBTM provides a dedicated three-day business platform focused on the rapidly expanding and developing Chinese market. The growth of the show is a testament to the considerable interest in the sector, both inbound and outbound, as local Chinese corporations and the world’s leading industry players focus on this part of the world and its significant growth prospects. I would encourage anyone involved in the planning and staging of meetings, incentives, events and business travel throughout the region to register and secure their Hosted Buyer or visitor place.”

The rise of technology and its application in the MICE sector will be a hot topic at this year’s show. Industry professionals including Jens Thraenhart, Co-Founder & President, DragonTrail and Chair, PATA China Chapter/PATA Technology Committee and Ewan MacLeod, Founder of Mobile Industry Review will be presenting sessions dedicated to informing meetings industry professionals about an industry which is developing at an exponential rate.

CIBTM will also provide the launch platform for the results of the 2012 China and Asia Meetings Industry Research report, which will be presented onsite by Sally Greenhill from The Right Solution on the 12th September (2:30-3:30pm) and again on 14th September (12-1pm). The research report provides valuable insight into the meetings and incentives industry in China and Asia as well as up to date market information on the latest trends and developments over the past 12 months. For more information about the full CIBTM Education programme, visit http://www.cibtm.com/en/Education-Programme/

There are also a number of networking events planned to take place as part of China Meetings week which will be free for all Hosted Buyers and trade visitors attending CIBTM. The Annual SITE conference will take place directly after CIBTM, offering an extended education platform for those attending. The CIBTM Welcome Reception, Hosted by CNCC will take place in China National Convention Centre on Wednesday 12th September (5:30-7:40pm) and the CIBTM Gala Evening will be held at Juyongguan Great Wall on Thursday 13th September. For a full outline of networking opportunities available at CIBTM, visit http://www.cibtm.com/en/Highlights-and-Features/Networking-Events/

For full event details and to apply for free Hosted Buyer or visitor status logon to http://www.cibtm.com

CIBTM 2012 takes place on the 12th-14th September 2012.


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