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Vol.3 y No.5 y June 2009 IT&CM China 2009 y 15 17 April 2009 y ShanghaiMart Expo y www.itcmchina.com Third presentation of MICE tradeshow concludes on a positive note IT&CM (Incentive Travel & Conventions Meetings) China 2009 featured a series of fresh and exciting business networking and learning opportunities for more than 2 000 participants. Held from 15 to 17 April 2009 at ShanghaiMart Expo the exhibition spanned some 6 200 square metres. It featured over 200 exhibiting companies and organisations from 20 countries. The IT&CM China business matching appointments also matched exhibitors with some 300 quality buyers from 32 countries half of whom were from China. Despite the global financial downturn China s travel industry continues to provide a leading-edge business platform for the international and local MICE (Meetings Incentives Conventions Exhibitions) players and by 2020 China is expected to attract more than 137 million overseas business travellers or 8.6 per cent of the world s international travel market. Hence the country presents very exciting long-term prospects for the MICE industry. When asked how IT&CM China differentiated itself from other similar shows in China Darren Ng Managing Director of TTG Asia Media said One of the reasons for our success is that the format of the show differs from other trade exhibitions in China. Our show is a focused trade event targeting the China market with pre-scheduled business appointments between pre-qualified Chinese buyers and sellers as well as those from the international front. China-based experts to share with delegates the inner workings and challenges of the MICE industry. Apart from business meetings and educational seminars social functions and special events also took place in IT&CM China 2009. These included a friendly golf game at Shanghai s top golf course the SunIsland Golf Course and exclusive Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner themed Around the World at Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel. There were hosted networking luncheons by Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) the Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel and Marina Bay Sands. In addition delegates experienced the beauty and hospitality of China through pre- and post-show tours to Shanghai Dalian and Hangzhou. They were organised by Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration Dalian Travel and Tourism Bureau and Hangzhou Tourism Commission respectively. Sylvia Phua Chief Executive Officer of MP International said When we first introduced the show the concept of MICE was new to the Chinese. Through much promotion education and networking before and during our show we managed to enhance greater understanding and awareness among local industry players. As a result this has increased IT&CM China s recognition and stature. We are confident of delivering an even better show in 2010. IT&CM China will return to Shanghai from 7 to 9 April 2010 at ShanghaiMart Expo with TTG Asia and MP International fostering their partnership for the fourth successive run. For details on IT&CM China 2010 please visit www.itcmchina.com. The vibrant mix of activities IT&CM China 2009 has helped equip industry players to increase their footprint in the world s third largest economy. With China emerging as the next MICE powerhouse the organisers ensured participants did not miss out on receiving key updates on the industry. Dr George Zhibin Gu commentator columnist and author of China s Global Reach and China and the New World Order delivered an informative keynote address How China s Global Reach is Altering the World Map . New IT&CM China trade seminars were also included in the power-packed programme for Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner Around the World in one magnificent night Delegates were treated to a spectacular fanfare of truly global entertainment at the Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner held at the Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park Hotel on 15 April 2009. From traditional Chinese music pieces rhythmic African drums and dances passionate Cuban and Puerto Rican salsa dances to upbeat North American breakdances guests were transported to various parts of the world with the unique performances held throughout the evening. Invited guests who officiated the opening ceremony included Mr Shen Shan Zhou Vice-Chairman Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration (SMTA) Mr Huang Guorong Vice Chairman and Secretary General Shanghai Tourism Trade Association (STTA) and Mr Gong Weigang Vice Chairman and Secretary General Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Industries Association (SCEIA). Hosted Luncheons MICE venues from Hong Kong Macao and Singapore sparkle Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong (MEHK) The Venetian Macao-Resort-Hotel and Marina Bay Sands hosted luncheons for buyers and media on 16 and 17 April 2009 respectively. Some 400 delegates had the opportunity to network with fellow industry players whilst gaining valuable information on the new offerings from the venue owners who hosted the luncheons. Keynote Address & China Trade Seminars Gaining insight into China The keynote address for 2009 was delivered by Dr George Zhibin Gu commentator columnist and author of China s Global Reach and China and the New World Order. He offered an insightful and significant view of how a fast-developing China is impacting the world. A new series of daily IT&CM China trade sessions were also added to the programme to help delegates understand the inner workings of the MICE industry in the face of recent challenging business environment. Below are the other speakers who shared their expertise and views at IT&CM China 2009 seminars Albert Ng CEO & Co-Founder of Wild China Frankie Gao General Manager Director MCI - Shanghai Office Nigel Collin Speaker Author & Facilitator on Business Creativity Roy Graff Managing Director & Founder China Contact Shlomi Ashkenazi Director of Purchasing Kenes International Thomas Zheng Daqi Managing Director Principal Consultant Beijing Talent Power Consulting Ella Bee Marketing Director Costa Crociere Pacific Asia Operation Key Statistics from 2009 DELEGATES TOTAL REGISTERED DELEGATES 2 000 BUYERS TOTAL NUMBER OF BUYERS TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTRIES REPRESENTED 202 20 300 32 EXHIBITORS TOTAL NUMBER OF EXHIBITING COMPANIES TOTAL NUMBER OF EXHIBITING COUNTRIES MEDIA TOTAL NUMBER OF MEDIA TOTAL NUMBER OF COUNTRIES REPRESENTED 83 21 It is rare to see a MICE show in China with the presence of such highly-qualified MICE suppliers and buyers.We see great potential in this show and Travel World is exploring a long-term relationship with the organisers. Meanwhile we are pleased to introduce this show to our MICE clients from all over the world. Yu Lin Travel World China China Quotes from Buyers Sellers Media Delighted delegates share their best moments at IT&CM China 2009 My attendance was very fruitful as I got to meet and make contact with DMCs and travel agents beneficial for the groups I organised. Adrienne Macrina Queenie Borromeo Grand Holidays Travel & Tours Inc The Philippines I have attended IT&CM China for three years and it is getting better each year. I have great success at this event and it is a must-attend event for me. Xie Jindi China Travel Service of Xiamen China I thank IT&CM China for giving me the opportunity to have so much accomplished The event has saved me both time and money. I signed a contract for an event in Singapore got some great ideas on possible replacement sites for an event that we had to move from another destination and conducted great research on locations properties and DMCs in China. Kevin Mead IGAF Worldwide USA IT&CM China is an effective way to touch base with our clients from China and the rest of the world and provide product updates. It is a good platform for creating awareness among industry players. Paul Stocker and Soh Moi Ling Marina Bay Sands Singapore IT&CM China is so well-organised that both exhibitors and buyers can leverage on this event to get right down to business and achieve greater ROI. We are very satisfied with our participation at this show. Martin Ma C&D Tourism and Hotels China IT&CM China 2010 Contact Us For International Exhibitors Buyers and Media Tentative Programme DATE DAY TIME EVENT Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner 7 APRIL 2010 WEDNESDAY 0830 1700hrs Exhibitors Buyers & Media Registration Morning Pre-Show City Tour Booth Set Up IT&CM China 2009 Official Press Conference Keynote Address Briefing for Exhibitors & Buyers Coffee Break for Buyers Sellers-Meet-Buyers Appointment Scheduling Session Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner Moments to remember The IT&CM China 2009 photo gallery is available online at www.itcmchina.com Network ing Lun ch 0900 1300hrs 0900 1700hrs 1100 1200hrs 1430 1515hrs 1515 1530hrs 1530 1600hrs 1600 1700hrs 1830 2100hrs 8 APRIL 2010 THURSDAY 0830 0930hrs 0900 1700hrs 0930 1000hrs 1000 1200hrs 1000 1700hrs 1230 1330hrs IT&CM China Seminar 1A IT&CM China Seminar 1B IMEX-MPI-IT&CM China Future Leaders Forum 2009 Buyers-Meet-Sellers (BMS) Session Exhibition & Appointment Sessions Trade Visitors Registration Hosted Luncheon Trade China Seminar 1 Trade China Seminar 2 Exhibition & Appointment Sessions TTG Asia Media Pte Ltd Tel (65) 6395 7575 Fax (65) 6536 0896 Email itcmchina ttgasia.com Project Management Darren Ng Managing Director darren.ng ttgasia.com Vincent Lim General Manager Exhibitions Events vincent.lim ttgasia.com Samantha Chan Events Manager Exhibitions Events samantha.chan ttgasia.com Operations Theresa Ng Assistant Operations Manager theresa.ng ttgasia.com Exhibitors Marketing and Sponsorship Boo Mei Shyan Senior Event Executive meishyan ttgasia.com Diana Lin Event Executive diana.lin ttgasia.com Buyers Hosting Programme Winnie Chua Event Executive winnie.chua ttgasia.com Raodah Zulkiflee Event Executive raodah.zulkiflee ttgasia.com Tan Wei Ching Event Executive tan.wei.ching ttgasia.com Conference Phila Anne Tan Conference Director phila.tan ttgasia.com Media Hosting Programme Hanli Tan Assistant Marcoms Manager hanli ttgasia.com Online Marketing Monica Tew Event Manager monica.tew ttgasia.com For China-based Exhibitors Buyers and Media MP International (Shanghai) Pte Ltd Tel (86) 021 6295 9990 Fax (86) 021 6270 6030 Email sales-sh mpinetwork.com Project Management Jason Ng Director jasonng mpinetwork.com Brian Ge Vice General Manager briange mpinetwork.com Exhibitors Dake Zhu Project Manager dakezhu mpinetwork.com Flora Zhou Project Executive florazhou mpinetwork.com Buyers and Media Hosting Programme Roy Luo Project Manager royluo mpinetwork.com Fiona Xu Project Executive fionaxu mpinetwork.com Jody Teo Senior Marketing Communications Executive jodyteo mpinetwork.com Operations Leslie Qu Operations Manager lesliequ mpinetwork.com Organised by Local Host Perfo Chinese Music rmance Friendly Golf Game 1400 1445hrs 1445 1530hrs 1410 1730hrs 9 APRIL 2010 FRIDAY 0830 0930hrs 1000 1700hrs 1000 1045hrs 1045 1130hrs 0940 1200hrs 1230 1330hrs 1400 1700hrs IT&CM China Seminar 2A IT&CM China Seminar 2B Trade Visitors Registration Trade China Seminar 3 Trade China Seminar 4 Exhibition & Appointment Sessions Hosted Luncheon Exhibition & Appointment Sessions Seminar Session Exhibiting Rates for 2010 Make your presence felt at the only international MICE show in China. Enjoy early bird rates when you submit your space application form by 31 July 2009. NORMAL RATES ngs Official Hotel Supporting Hotels Endorsing & Supporting Associations Business Meeti EARLY BIRD RATES (REGISTER BY 31 JULY 2009) Sponsors RAW SPACE SHELL SCHEME US 480 per sqm US 510 per sqm US 420 per sqm US 480 per sqm Official Media The above listed rates are not inclusive of US 500 registration fee. Visit www.itcmchina.com or email itcmchina ttgasia.com for more information. Supporting Media Asian Traveller China Exhibition & Convention CIM Australasia events Germany Grand Hotels Masexpos Magazine MeeTurkey MICE 2 MICE BTN MICE Poland Trav Talk Travel Magazine Travel Times Online Media Partners Focus on Travel News Tourism-Insider Travel Abroad Online Travel Daily News Travel World China TTG TravelHub.Net All information is correct at time of printing