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Vol.3 y No.1 y November 2008 IT&CM China 2009 y 15 17 April 2009 y ShanghaiMart Expo y www.itcmchina.com China emerges as the NEXT MICE powerhouse R IDING high on the success of the recent Olympic Games in Beijing China continues to be in the limelight as the world s most exciting MICE destination. In fact it has been identified as one of two countries in Asia the other being India making a big impact on the MICE (Meetings Incentives Conventions and Exhibitions) global stage. IT&CM China returns to Shanghai in 2009 with steady growth in MICE activities China s burgeoning economic growth has averaged above 10 per cent in recent years. Despite the current financial turmoil the country s economy is expected to expand albeit at a lower rate. Hence it still looks set to fuel a steady upward increase of MICE travel. In Shanghai alone the city is expected to host about 500 exhibitions and over 1 000 conferences of international scale in 2010. We share the views of many experts that the Shanghai World Expo 2010 will serve as a catalyst to propel China into its next phase of MICE development. Therefore we have decided that the next IT&CM China should be staged in Shanghai said Darren Ng Managing Director of TTG Asia Media. IT&CM (Incentive Travel & Conventions Meetings) China 2009 will be held from 15 to 17 April 2009 at ShanghaiMart Expo China. With a successful track record since 2007 the exhibition continues its effort in Promoting China to the World and the World to China. It continues to attract a high percentage of past exhibitors to leverage on this established industry platform to showcase their products and services. Among them are Accor Bayview International Hotel Egyptian Embassy in China Hawaii Visitor & Convention Bureau Hong Kong Tourism Board IHG Hotel Group Kempinski SA Langham Hotels International Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group Nikko Hotels International Park Hotel Group Singapore Tourism Board Sol Melia Hotels & Resorts and Swissotel Hotels & Resorts. Past Chinese exhibitors including Gloria Hotels & Resorts Sangem International Hotel Management Xiamen C&D Tourism And Hotels Jinling Hotels & Resorts HRS Dragon Delight International Tours and Destination Travel International (Shanghai) will be back to participate in the 2009 show. At the same time IT&CM China has drawn several new exhibitors who are excited about the prospects China offers. First-time participants to the show include companies and organisations from Taiwan Turkey Japan and Montreal with Chinese national tourism organisations (NTO) pavilions from Dalian Guilin Hangzhou and host city Shanghai. Guilin pavilion to make strong debut Many have waxed lyrical over Guilin s splendid scenery and the Guilin Tourism Board (GTB) will be making a concerted effort to drive more visitors to the province with a big showcase of their best offerings to IT&CM China buyers. It has made (Left to right) Li Ya GTB Vice Chairman Sylvia Phua arrangements to organise groups to ChiefExecutiveOfficer MPAsiaandLiZhiGang GTB Chairman in discussion at a recent visit take part in the exhibition. According to the GTB 14 million tourists visited the city in 2006 an 11 per cent increase over 2005 figures. The growth in international visitors was particularly strong with 16 per cent more foreign tourists in 2006 than in 2005. It has forecast a steady 12 per cent growth rate in coming years. The IT&CM China team made a visit to Guilin recently at the invitation of the GTB. During the trip a presentation was given to the Mayor of Guilin and industry members. Interesting facts The UN World Tourism Organisation estimates China s tourism sector to grow annually by 12.8 per cent reaching 100 million by 2020. China is currently the third largest business travel market behind UK and USA. The Chinese MICE sector is growing at an annual rate of 20%. By 2020 China will become the largest source of international tourism and the number one travel destination and it will have the largest domestic tourism market in the world. China has more than 190 000 social associations and the value of their annual conferences exceeds 100 billion yuan. Therearemorethan200millionChinesetodaythatarefinanciallyable to travel overseas. In 2007 China held over 5 400 exhibitions and conferences with the total area for exhibitions or conferences reaching 2.4 million square metres ranking third in the world. IT&CM China 2009 Event Programme DATE DAY TIME 0900 1300hrs 1030 1800hrs 14 APRIL 2009 TUESDAY 1030 2100hrs 0900 1700hrs 1900 2130hrs 0830 1700hrs 0930 1300hrs 0900 1700hrs 1100 1200hrs 15 APRIL 2009 WEDNESDAY 1430 1515hrs 1515 1530hrs 1530 1600hrs 1600 1700hrs 1830 2100hrs (as at 6 November 2008) EVENT Morning Pre-Show City Tour 1 (International Buyers & Media only) Exhibitors Buyers & Media Registration Exhibition Hall Lobby Level 1 ShanghaiMart Expo Booth Set Up (Special Design only) Exhibition Hall Lobby Level 1 ShanghaiMart Expo Friendly Golf Game (Registered Delegates only) Sun Island Golf & Resorts Evening Pre-Show City Tour (International Buyers & Media only) Exhibitors Buyers & Media Registration Exhibition Hall Lobby Level 1 ShanghaiMart Expo Morning Pre-Show City Tour 2 (International Buyers & Media only) Booth Set Up Exhibition Hall Lobby Level 1 ShanghaiMart Expo IT&CMChina2009OfficialPressConference(Registered Media only) Keynote Address BriefingforExhibitors&Buyers Sky Lobby Level 7 ShanghaiMart Expo Coffee Break for Buyers Sky Lobby Level 7 ShanghaiMart Expo Sellers-Meet-Buyers Appointment Scheduling Session (Registered Buyers and Exhibitors only) Sky Lobby Level 7 ShanghaiMart Expo Opening Ceremony IT&CM China Seminar 1A Case Study The Bidding & Building Up for the 2010 World Expo 0830 0930hrs By hosting the 2010 World Expo China - and Shanghai - grab the global limelight in the next few years. This case study shows what it takes for China to successfully win the bid to host the grand-scale international event the challenges and hurdles the organising committee faces as well as the steps and measures taken to ensure the successful staging of the event. IT&CM China Seminar 1B Is China Ready for Incentive Travel Designing marketing and implementing incentive programmes the China way Is Corporate China ready and willing but unknowledgeable about using incentives to motivate performance Members of the trade will discuss the state of the industry and the cultural and logistical nuances of the incentive industry in China. 0900 1700hrs 0930 - 1000hrs 16 APRIL 2009 THURSDAY 1000 1200hrs 1230 1330hrs 1330 - 1415hrs IMEX-MPI-IT&CM China Future Leaders Forum 2009 Buyers-Meet-Sellers (BMS) Session Exhibition Hall Level 1 ShanghaiMart Expo Exhibition & Appointment Sessions Exhibition Hall Level 1 ShanghaiMart Expo Hosted Luncheon Trade China Seminar 1 Creating a Business Case for a Travel Incentive Programme A Blueprint for Success (Part 1) Well-designed travel incentive programmes achieve desired results be it to engage workers to enhance productivity or to improve performance. This first part of a two-part workshop offers a blueprint for selling an incentive travel programme to a new client or to your senior management. Basic concepts will cover developing new incentive clients setting objectives selling incentive solutions creating a timeline and developing a budget. 1415 1500hrs 1400 1720hrs Trade China Seminar 2 Creating a Business Case for a Travel Incentive Programme A Blueprint for Success (Part 2) In the second part of this workshop attendees will hear from experts who will examine the deliverables for an incentive travel programme from selecting destinations venues suppliers and transportation to technology and information sources. Exhibition & Appointment Sessions Exhibition Hall Level 1 ShanghaiMart Expo IT&CM China Seminar 2A Social Networking Should You Be Using This 0830 0930hrs In the networking world it s not who you know it s who knows you. Networking accounts for approximately 87 per cent of business in the market place today. Networking is in fact a life skill not just something we do when we want something from someone we know or from a total stranger. But how do you know if you are networking effectively or if there is room for improvement with your networking style Discover the power of networking and take away secrets and strategies to get ahead in your life and business. IT&CM China Seminar 2B Selecting Your Suppliers Basic RFP techniques vary throughout China. What is an RFP how is one created and what happens once it is distributed to suppliers Hear experienced panelists recommendations on how best to select your suppliers. This session will provide both buyers and suppliers opportunities to present their point of view when sending out or responding to RFPs. 0940 1200hrs 1000 1600hrs 1000 - 1045hrs Exhibition & Appointment Sessions Exhibition Hall Level 1 ShanghaiMart Expo Trade Visitors Registration Exhibition Hall Lobby Level 1 ShanghaiMart Expo Trade China Seminar 3 Dream Destinations Case Studies on countries Hear from industry experts from country CVBs on what it takes to become some of the world s top and niche MICE destinations and how to successfully market your destination in today s highly competitive environment. 17 APRIL 2009 FRIDAY 1045 1130hrs 1230 1330hrs 1330 - 1415hrs Trade China Seminar 4 Measuring Success for Your Meetings and Events ROI (Return on Investment) is on top of everyone s mind in the meetings and events industry whether you are an organiser client or supplier. What are some objective measurement means that you can use to determine the true success and value of your meeting or event for your organisation Hosted Luncheon Trade China Seminar 5 Partnering with Hotels for Successful Meetings What are the many factors to be considered in selecting a hotel for a major meeting conference or incentive programme This session takes you through the ins and outs of choosing and working with a hotel including site inspections and strategic negotiation. 1415 1500hrs 1400 1700hrs Trade China Seminar 6 Partnering with Airlines for Successful Events What are the many factors to be considered in selecting a carrier for a major meeting conference or incentive programme This session takes you through the ins and outs of choosing and working with an airline from understanding the different carriers and fare structures to negotiating strategies and developing relationships with airlines. Exhibition & Appointment Sessions Exhibition Hall Level 1 ShanghaiMart Expo 2 Chinese Grand Prix vrooms ahead with IT&CM China Thanks to a change in the FIA Formula One World Championship 2009 calendar IT&CM participants can catch the spills and thrills of the Chinese Grand Prix. The Shanghai event will be the third race of the 2009 season starting on 17 April - the last day of IT&CM China. So plan your trip early and experience the excitement and glamour of the race and party circuit. Discover the enchanting beauty of Shanghai Open to all hosted buyers and media delegates only IT&CM China invites you to explore the numerous wonders and attractions Shanghai has to offer in the complimentary Pre-Show Shanghai City Tours on 14 and 15 April 2009 Tuesday & Wednesday. Highlights include visits to the Shanghai World Financial Centre and Shanghai Museum Huangpu River Night Cruise and the Exhibition Centre of World Expo 2010 Shanghai China Tour. The tours are courtesy of the Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administrative Commission and managed by the Shanghai International Conference Management Organization. Please complete the Pre-Show City Tours registration form available at www.itcmchina.com and send to FloraZhou(florazhou mpinetwork.com). Dedicated platform for MICE suppliers from China and the world IT&CM China is THE dedicated platform for MICE suppliers from China and the world to showcase their products and services to local and international buyers all under one roof. It is an excellent opportunity to feature new and diverse range of exciting destinations products services itineraries and ideas. Raw Space Only US 480 per sqm Above rates are NOT inclusive of US 500 registration fee. Shell Scheme US 510 per sqm Contact itcmchina ttgasia.com (International Sales) sales-sh mpinetwork.com (China Sales) to book an exhibiting space with us today Contact Us 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 Assistant florazhou mpinetwork.com Buyers and Media Hosting Programme Roy Luo Project Manager royluo mpinetwork.com Fiona Xu Project Assistant fionaxu mpinetwork.com Jody Teo Marketing Communications Executive jodyteo mpinetwork.com Operations Leslie Qu Operations Manager lesliequ mpinetwork.com For International Exhibitors Buyers and Media 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 Phila Anne Tan Director Exhibitions Events phila.tan ttgasia.com Vincent Lim General Manager Exhibitions Events vincent.lim ttgasia.com Jonathan Wan Associate Director Exhibitions Events jonathan.wan ttgasia.com Samantha Chan Events Manager Exhibitions Events samantha.chan ttgasia.com Operations Dawn Kwok Operations Manager dawn.kwok ttgasia.com Exhibitors Marketing and Sponsorship Boo Mei Shyan Event Executive meishyan ttgasia.com Diana Lin Event Executive diana.lin ttgasia.com Buyers Hosting Programme Siti Banding Assistant Event Manager siti.banding ttgasia.com Winnie Chua Event Executive winnie.chua ttgasia.com Media Hosting Programme Hanli Tan Assistant Marcoms Manager hanli ttgasia.com Organised by Local Host IT&CM China 2008 gets thumbs up It was such a positive experience. The one-on-one meetings with industry suppliers are instrumental in providing the service necessary to meet our client s specifications and close the deal. I look forward to attending other such events. Beverly Singleton Elite Planners Unlimited Inc USA It was a very good experience. I look forward to coming back in 2009. Augustine Barretto Head - MICE Mercury Travels Ltd India OfficialHotel Supporting Hotels The show is excellent and very productive for me to stay current and maintain our profile with the China and South East Asia suppliers. Barry McKennitt Executive Director - NAPIA National Assoc of Petroleum Investment Analysts USA Endorsing & Supporting Associations The exhibition gave me a lot of new information about opportunities in East Asia especially in China which has become more important for our business. Martin Bruch CEO Accura Germany It is a well organised exhibition providing a platform for relevant travel industry players all over the world to meet and exchange ideas. Wendy Fan Event Editor Grand Hotel Magazine China OfficialMedia All information is correct at time of printing