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Description: IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017 Post-Show Newsletter Released! See what you missed at the 24th and 19th edition of our event, hear from the delegates who raved about being a part of our show, and find out how you can sign up for next year - our 25th and 20th anniversary milestone!

Newsletter January 2017 Asia-Pacific s Only Doublebill Event 26 - 28 September 2017 Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok Thailand Post-Show Newsletter January 2017 M.I.C.E Corporate Travel One Of The Best Shows Yet With 2016 Sponsorship And Engagement Sessions At An All-Time High T he three-day IT&CMA and CTW AsiaPacific 2016 concluded in Bangkok Thailand earlier this September with delegates complimenting this year s high quality exhibitor showcase stellar buyer profiles excellent knowledge sessions and beneficial social networking activities. Deemed to be one of the best shows yet according to attendees the 2016 edition saw a total of 870 exhibitors from 290 new and returning international and local MICE destinations and companies from Dubai Germany Indonesia Monaco Philippines South Korea Taiwan Thailand the United States of America and Vietnam amongst others. Over 600 MICE Association Luxury Travel and Corporate Travel Buyers and Media delegates also got to engage in over 100 business education and networking activities. David Holden Director of Sales & Marketing of Arnoma Grand Bangkok enthused I can honestly say that this was the best show so far with some very interesting buyers. I have already penned IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific as a must-attend event for next year First-time exhibitor Monaco Government Tourist Bureau Asia s Benoit Badufle Regional Director said There has been a lot of energy at the show and the selection of international buyers is amazing. Monaco is happy to stand out as a luxury travel destination and we got to garner valuable contacts and meet buyers we have not met before to propagate the image of Monaco. Buyer Sheila Ann Newsum Chairman and Managing Director of Hunters Associates Ltd. United Kingdom was able to source for venues and destinations to bolster their planning for future incentive trips and complimented The show format is effective because every moment was well-spent prospecting. Returning Association Buyer Edathil Vijayan President of the Society for Biotechnologists India (SBTI) praised IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific s wellorganised show structure and agreed I benefitted immensely from the exchanges between buyers exhibitors and speakers throughout the event. IT&CMA s Association Days programme topics and discussions were the highlights. I have already penned IT&CMA and CTW AsiaPacific as a must-attend event for next year Exhibitor Arnoma Grand Bangkok David Holden Director of Sales & Marketing briefing and hosted luncheon as part of our outreach at this year s IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific was very successful in marketing Fukuoka as a destination. We met buyers from a good mix of countries and territories and we couldn t have achieved this without the event acknowledged Akiko Nakagami Marketing & Research for Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau. A record-breaking 50 industry speakers imparted their knowledge and expertise at over 20 education sessions. And for the first time ever the CTW Asia-Pacific conference sessions were brought into the exhibition space with a new Knowledge Hub and Pavilion that facilitated closer interaction between delegates of both IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific. Returning Corporate Travel Manager Paul McGowan Managing Director of Stunning Makeovers Limited said of his reason for coming back year after year The event is an excellent networking platform for peers to share their knowledge and trends in the direction of Corporate Travel. This is the premier event on any Corporate Travel Manager s calendar and there is nothing in my region that compares to CTW Asia-Pacific. Close to 30 captive engagement sessions across exclusively-branded platforms that included media briefings destination presentations and networking functions were snapped up by NTOs CVBs corporates and various organisations. This year s overwhelming response was stimulated by a desire for targeted platforms to reach specific delegate profiles beyond individual business appointments. Our first-time organising both a media www.itcma.com www.corporatetravelworld.com apac 1 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Delivers On All Fronts Over 100 Business Education and Networking Sessions 50 expert speakers More than 600 participating CVBs Leading Destinations and Corporate Brands 290 across all Education Sessions MICE Association Luxury Travel and Corporate Travel Buyers and Media Delegates Record Number of Sponsorship and Engagement Events Attending this event gave us the opportunity to get our brand and name out into the market and level up the awareness of our brand in the industry. IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific is very well-known and is able to entice strong industry players to attend. Exhibitor Phoenix Events Thailand Chutipong Tantisahasrangsee Director of Sales & Marketing Getting to network and socialise with people from the industry via the hosted luncheons and appointment sessions were the biggest benefit for me. I am sure I will be doing business soon with the potential leads from the exhibiting suppliers. Buyer HNM Korea Co. Ltd. South Korea Anna Cho Manager IT&CMA has allowed us to reach out directly to the corporates and buyers we would not otherwise have had the opportunity to meet. The quality of buyers surpassed many other trade shows and helped us generate leads that are highly likely to convert. Compared to other similar shows IT&CMA stands out as a definite leader. Exhibitor Royal Caribbean International United States of America Crystal G Campbell Senior Maager Global MICE & Charter Sales 2 Newsletter January 2017 IT&CMA for me is a must-attend show with great quality of business contacts and networking opportunities. The organisation of the event and services rendered were exceptional as always. Buyer Free Style Netherlands Ben Gosman Managing Director I liked that IT&CMA brought together a professional profile of peers to meet and network. The exhibition showcase and destination presentations were helpful for associations like ourselves to explore the services and venues available to us should we decide to hold our events in certain destinations. Association Buyer CFA Society Philippines Rizchelle S. Manaog Program Manager The PSA and conference was a perfect meeting place to meet both vendors and other Corporate Travel Managers. The organisers have done some great work in putting the event together with ease of access to my hotel size of the exhibition and quality of the delegates. CTM Diageo Singapore Pte Ltd Singapore Nico de Rover Procurement Specialist The show delivered a comprehensive overview of the latest MICE offerings in the region from both new and established players. As a host of the keynote panel as well I had the privilege of personally interacting with some of the key figureheads in the industry and reconnecting with other familiar faces. Media Kongres Magazine Slovenia Rob Cotter International Editor The exhibition was a great platform to fulfil our objectives within Asia to expand our influence within the region and discover what Asia-Pacific can offer to the World in terms of the facilities capabilities culture and people. Media Event Point Portugal Maria Jo o Matos Dias Leite Manging Editor Through the media briefing sessions and various social networking opportunities to rub shoulders with the buyers and sellers at IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific our publication was able to provide a wider coverage of meetings and conventions within the region. Media MICE in Asia Malaysia Julia Douglas Managing Editor www.itcma.com www.corporatetravelworld.com apac 3 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017 2016 Exhibitors Share Their Rewarding Experience and Benefits Meeting Procurement Objectives The affordability of exhibiting in comparison to the quality of potential leads at the show far surpassed our expectations. We managed to achieve our objectives of procuring new buyers with potential in MICE and Incentive Travel. Aetas Hotel & Residence Thailand Rassamee Sriwachirathan Senior Sales Manager Valuable NEW Exposure For First-Time Participation Great exposure for us as first-time participants. CTW Asia-Pacific has grown among the Travel Management Companies and Corporations and we look forward to carrying our brand name forward at future shows ATPI Travel Singapore Raymond Tan Sales Manager Delivering Quality Buyers We met buyers from a wide range of countries and territories who were interested in what Fukuoka had to offer. We could not have achieved the success of our hosted functions and media briefings without IT&CMA. Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau Japan Akiko Nakagami Marketing & Research High Lead Potential The social functions were beneficial in allowing delegates to network and get to know one another in order to create even more effective leads and business prospects. We even got to collaborate with other partners from companies within our pavilion as well. Hanwha AquaPlanet Korea Minchul Jeong Manager Competitive Playing Field with High Demand Dedicated Buyer Profiles The PSA and Online Diary were excellent in allowing us to pre-arrange appointments with the buyers we were interested in. While the show is on a smaller scale the buyers we met were more focused on MICE and had more intent for the region which makes it more valuable for us Anantara & AVANI Riverside Bangkok Thailand Veronica Fernandez Senior Sales Manager IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific has a strong presence in the Asia-Pacific especially in Thailand. The show has helped to heighten our brand awareness and create a competitive playing field for exhibitors and buyers alike with high demand and abundant incentives to participate annually. Dusit Thani Laguna Phuket Thailand Wasee Na Nakorn Senior Sales Manager NEW Fresh Lead Potential Each year we participate we always find new markets and new buyers that generate fresh lead potential and business interest. The exposure outreach is amazing. Angsana Laguna Phuket c o Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts Thailand Jiraporn Hemarat Assistant Director of Sales Established Great Presence Iconic Show For The Region We managed to receive valuable leads for the year all the way up to 2017 and 2018. The show is well-known and highly respected hence the large quantity of quality buyers specifically focused on the region. Eastern & Oriental Hotel Malaysia Cillia Khoo Director of Sales As first-time exhibitors we managed to establish great presence among the buyers in the region and generated very positive response. Since AsiaPacific takes centre-stage at the show it brought together a diverse range of buyer nationalities across continents all focused on the specific market for us to reach out to who we want. Monaco Government Tourist Bureau Asia Monaco Yew Zhi Heng Marketing Coordinator 4 Newsletter January 2017 NEW Definite Leader In the Marketplace Go-To Event To Fulfil Business Needs We managed to gain much networking publicity and media exposure from IT&CMA. As a long-runner in the MICE and Corporate Travel market travel industry players already know IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific as a go-to event to fulfill their objectives. Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Singapore William Tay Director of Sales Southeast Asia IT&CMA has allowed us to reach out directly to the corporates and buyers we would not otherwise have had the opportunity to meet. The quality of buyers surpassed many other trade shows and helped us generate leads that are highly likely to convert. Compared to other similar shows IT&CMA stands out as a definite leader. Royal Caribbean International United States of America Crystal G Campbell Senior Manager Global MICE & Charter Sales Strengthened Our Footprint The buyer profile was exactly what we needed to solidify our imprint on the region and we are very happy with the quality of attending buyers and the chance to meet new ones. Waterfront Hotels & Casinos Philippines Antoniette Alburo-Elmido Group Sales Manager Visayas & Mindanao Perfect Platform to Promote Our Destination Valuable Support and Promotion of Destination We had the opportunity to further strengthen ourselves amongst the rest of the CVBs. The show was active in supporting our promotion of our destination to all delegates and potential buyers. Pattaya MICE City Thailand Yongyuth Lergniran Foreign Relations Officer Extending Our Presence In The Region The event was the best platform in helping us maximise our presence not only in the Asia-Pacific but also internationally. The relevant meetings business appointments and social networking functions were excellent at promoting interaction between buyers and sellers. World Trade Center Metro Manila Philippines Lila Cailles Vice President Marketing As the leading MICE exhibition trade show centered on the Asia-Pacific IT&CMA was the perfect platform for us to introduce our destination for MICE and prospect many interesting leads through the PSA and on-site interest at our booth. Sapporo Convention Bureau Japan Ayako Kurosawa Incentive Coordinator Exhibitor Statistics 2016 By Industry 4% 54% Hotels Resorts Serviced Apartments Event Venues Airlines Cruise Lines Bringing In The Players We Want Attending this event gave us the opportunity to get our brand and name out into the market and level up the awareness of our brand in the industry. IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific is very well-known and is able to entice strong industry players to attend. Pheonix Events Thailand Chutipong Tantisahasrangsee Director of Sales & Marketing 14% 11% 6% Destination Management Companies (DMCs) 3% 3% Adventure Incentive Travel Suppliers Travel Management Companies (TMCs) Travel-related Suppliers National or State Boards Convention Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) Events Management Companies Entertainment Suppliers Professional Conference Organisers (PCOs) 3% Trade Associations Publications Media 2% Global Distribution Systems (GDS) Spas Theme Parks Others www.itcma.com www.corporatetravelworld.com apac 5 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017 2016 Buyers Tell Us How IT&CMA Has Been Fulfilling For Them Effective and Professional Platform IT&CMA was the most effective and professional trade show I attended in 2016. I met many new partners whom I will start collaborating with already this year The meetings were excellent and the sellers extremely well-prepared for their appointments. Looking forward to 2017 Adria Online Travel Austria Gabor Lukacs Director NEW Reconnecting With Industry Partners Meeting with different suppliers shed light on the possibilities of subventions for MICE groups. The event allowed me to maintain relationships with existing companies I work with and to explore options of working with new suppliers. ATJ Lingwista Poland Monika Valleton Managing Director Great Quality Business Leads IT&CMA for me is a mustattend show with great quality of business contacts and networking opportunities. The organisation of the event and services rendered were exceptional as always. Free Style Netherlands Ben Gosman Managing Director ASSOCIATION BUYER NEW Registration for the event was a breeze and everything was put together very efficiently. The quality of speakers and moderators and variety of topics covered were deeply insightful. African Association of Agricultural Economists Kenya Jeffers Miruka Executive Director ASSOCIATION BUYER NEW Strong Professional Community I liked that IT&CMA brought together a professional profile of peers to meet and network. The exhibition showcase and destination presentations were helpful for associations like ourselves to explore the services and venues available to us should we decide to hold our events in certain destinations. CFA Society Philippines Rizchelle S. Manaog Program Manager NEW Garnering Business Through Networking Functions Getting to network and socialise with people from the industry via the hosted luncheons and appointment sessions were the biggest benefit for me. I am sure I will be doing business soon with the potential leads from the exhibiting suppliers. HNM Korea Co. Ltd. South Korea Anna Cho Manager ASSOCIATION BUYER Ability To Bring Associations Together The show was a great platform to meet other associations and learn from their events experience latest trends and best practices. The dedicated Association Days programme afforded me the chance to gain new knowledge and insight on Association Management. Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) Philippines Enrique I. Florencio Knowledge Resources & Events Executive NEW Creating Relationships With New Suppliers I was glad to meet new suppliers from destinations I was previously unacquainted with such as Jeju Pattaya and Chiang Mai. The ASEAN MICE Forum drew the most interest for me in relation to the evolving MICE market in ASEAN. CNI Global (M) Sdn Bhd Malaysia Chai Nyuk Chuan Joyline Assistant Manager Every Moment Well-Spent I was able to source for several new venues and destinations. With partners in place I am able to plan my subsequent incentive trips to Thailand more efficiently. The show format works well because every moment was well-spent prospecting. Hunters Associates Ltd. United Kingdom Sheila Ann Newsum Chairman and Managing Director 6 Newsletter January 2017 NEW The knowledge and campfire sessions generated the most interest for me. On-site networking was very effective through the social events. Kollot Co. Ltd. Thailand Cherry Yeung Business Development Manager As we are looking to expand in the region the event provided great insight into what the market could offer our clients. We were able to build our contacts for the Asia-Pacific region and better understand the business landscape. Travel Asia A La Carte Cambodia Hong Sok Heng Managing Director NEW I added new properties venues and destinations to my portfolio of contacts that were useful towards expanding my business in the region. Will attend again next year to renew connections and source for more associates. Veydaa Events Pvt Ltd India Prairna Khuller Business Head NEW Phenomenal Business Opportunities The networking opportunities throughout the show with both exhibitors and other buyers were phenomenal. I gained new knowledge from industry updates and latest news during the event. LEE Convention South Korea Joseph Park Marketing Director NEW Expanded Network IT&CMA gave me a chance to broaden my network and vision of the travel industry. The show is more than just a trade event and many of the agents and suppliers have now become my friends Travstore Travel Management Co. Ltd. Thailand Na Li Trade Trade & MICE Manager The event was engaging and well-planned. I got to meet and interact with other Corporate Travel Managers as well as organisations who gave me multiple options for my Incentive Travel needs including MICE venues and destinations. VIA.com India Manish Raj Vice President & Business Head Corporate Sales Buyer Statistics 2016 By Geography NEW Staying Relevant I managed to find new venues and corporates for teambuilding options for my organisation. I had a fruitful time sourcing for new suppliers and getting up-to-date with the Southeast-Asian marketplace. Roche Products Pty Limited Australia Jacqueline Schouw In-house Events 3% Americas 5% Others 28% Europe 61 Asia-Pacific % ASSOCIATION BUYER IT&CMA was a wonderfully wellorganised event and I benefitted immensely from the exchanges between buyers exhibitors and speakers throughout the event. The Association Days events topics and discussions really stood out for me. Society for Biotechnologists India (SBTI) India Dr. Edathil Vijayan President 3% Australasia By Industry 47% 42% 35% 30% Travel Agents Handling Incentives Travel Agents Handling Luxury Event Planners 29% 28% 21% 14% 13% Travel Management Companies Destination Management Companies Professional Conference Organisers Corporate Companies with Incentive Programmes International Associations Meeting Planners www.itcma.com www.corporatetravelworld.com apac 7 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017 2016 Corporate Travel Managers (CTMs) and Conference Delegates Tell Us How CTW Asia-Pacific Heightened Their Industry Knowledge Enriching and Focused Conference NEW Diverse Scope of Topics The topics were very well integrated and balanced. Being in the industry for more than 10 years the conference sessions did well to educate on the current developments and still deliberate on the areas characteristic of the Corporate Travel landscape. Mazda Motors of New Zealand Limited New Zealand Swee McGowan Executive Assistant to M.D. It was a fruitful and enriching experience as it gave me a chance to network with my peers. The conference topics were focused and there were a good mix of exhibitors. Altisource Business Solutions India Ashok Shanmugam Travel Manager Meeting Like-Minded Peers CTW Asia-Pacific keeps me up-todate on the Corporate Travel industry with opportunities to connect with like-minded professionals from other companies across various industries. I also got to hear from potential destinations and collect information for my organisation s future incentive trips Cordis (Shanghai) Medical Devices Co. Ltd. China PR Brian Gao Indirect Procurement Supervisor Beneficial Insights and Industry Outlook The biggest takeaways for me were the sessions from the learnings to best practices and duty of care. They were beneficial for me as a Corporate Travel Professional and gave me new insights and updates on the latest in the industry. Ocwen Business Solutions India Jasminder Brishan Senior Manager Global Travel Perfect Meeting Place NEW Nothing Else Comes Close The event is an excellent networking platform for peers to share their knowledge and trends in the direction of Corporate Travel. This is the premier event on any Corporate Travel Manager s calendar and there is nothing in my region that compares to CTW Asia-Pacific. Stunning Makeovers Limited New Zealand Paul McGowan Managing Director Supervisor The PSA and conference was a perfect meeting place to meet both vendors and other Corporate Travel Managers. The organisers have done some great work in putting the event together with ease of access to my hotel size of the exhibition and quality of the delegates. Diageo Singapore Pte Ltd Singapore Nico de Rover Procurement Specialist New Knowledge for Future Planning I got to meet experienced professionals from the Corporate Travel industry and gain new knowledge from their expertise. This was a wonderful platform to network and learn more about the region to enhance what I already knew and aid in my present and future planning. I will surely return again next year United Biscuits Private Limited India Kapil Sethi Assistant Manager - Administration 8 Newsletter January 2017 Corporate Travel Statistics 2016 Diverse Audience Profile Spanning 15 Territories By Job Title 39% Thailand China PR 23% India Malaysia Singapore 12% 3% 7% 7% Corporate Travel Management 41% 13% 7% Administration Manager 11% 5% 3% Senior Procurement Manager Australasia 8% Philippines 2% Indonesia 2% Others 2% Executive Assistant Manager Facilities and Travel Travel Lead 1% Japan Hong Kong SAR 1% South Korea 1% Indirect Procurement Management 4% 3% General Management 3% 2% Managing Director Consultant HR Head A Selection of 2016 Companies Accenture (Global) Pte Ltd (Singapore) (India) (Singapore) (Korea) (Singapore) ...and more Adidas Group (Malaysia) Apple Inc. (China) Bosch (Thailand) Chevron Phillips Chemicals Asia Decathlon Sports India Hitachi Asia Ltd. Convergys Philippines Services Corp. (Philippines) Diageo Singapore Pte Ltd (Singapore) Cook Medical (Australia) Dell (Malaysia) Herbalife International (Singapore) IDFC Bank Ltd. (India) IMS Health Analytics Services Pvt Ltd (India) Mazda Motors of NZ Ltd. (New Zealand) Pernod-Ricard China (China) Texchem Resources Berhad (Malaysia) International Vaccine Institute MSIG Holdings (Asia) Pte Ltd Unilever (India) Volvo Cars (China) Janssen Asia Pacific (Singapore) National Oilwell Varco (Singapore) Stunning Makeovers Ltd. (New Zealand) Sydney Motorway Corporation (Australia) www.itcma.com www.corporatetravelworld.com apac 9 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017 ASEAN MICE Forum Returns For A Successful 2nd Year The ASEAN MICE Forum (AMF) returned for the second year on 27 September at IT&CMA 2016 with resounding success tremendous support and outstanding attendance. The half-day programme drew representatives from government academia and industry players who shared their insight and expertise on developing MICE in ASEAN. The ASEAN MICE Forum drew the most interest for me in relation to the evolving MICE market in ASEAN. Hearing from the expert speakers gave new perspectives to the issues and challenges in developing MICE for the rapidly changing meetings and events ecosystem. - CNI Global (M) Sdn Bhd Malaysia Chai Nyuk Chuan Joyline Assistant Manager Associating With The Right Crowd Beyond Business Appointments A host of International Associations across medical technology tourism and education societies gathered at the dedicated Association Days at IT&CMA 2016. 4 association topics were presented over the 2 days (28 and 29 September) by expert speakers Outsourcing Strategies for Association Meetings Wooing Association Meetings A Destination Perspective Event Apps The Foundation for Attendee Engagement and Establishing Components for Growth . Major CVBs such as Dubai Malaysia Monaco Taiwan and Thailand also took advantage of the destination presentation sessions to acquaint association buyers with what their destination could offer creating an added dimension to individual business appointments and other networking functions at the show. The specially tailored 2-day programme for Association Professionals featured an inspiring panel of speakers and presenters with educational insights and networking events that helped in building knowledge best practices in Association Management industry trends and outlooks as well as technology solutions for not-for-profit associations to stay relevant. - Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) Philippines Enrique I. Florencio Knowledge Resources & Events Executive The destination presentations by the various CVBs were extremely beneficial for associations because they gave a real idea of what the destination can offer and if their facilities and services are aligned with my association event objectives. The opportunity to build and expand my network with potential business partners and fellow association executives was very rewarding. - CFA Society Philippines Rizchelle S. Manaog Program Manager CTW Asia-Pacific Breaks New Ground With Purpose-Built Knowledge Hub and Pavillion CTW Asia-Pacific added a new milestone to its 2016 edition unveiling a new Knowledge Hub and Pavilion located within the exhibition space this year. Bringing both IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific events even closer together delegates had only positive things to say about the move and welcomed the more intimate set up. This year also accounted for a record-breaking number of speakers across the 8 Corporate Travel Conferences with big names like Airbnb Amadeus American Express Apple Inc. Carey International Carlson Wagonlit Travel Grab HRS Oakwood Worldwide and many more making their presence felt. It was great having the conference sessions moved into the event hall as we were able heighten our visibility on the show floor and identify and interact with buyers during the networking coffee breaks. The setting was more intimate and served as a casual way to touch base with the buyers we needed and make our brand seen. - ATPI Travel Singapore Raymond Tan Sales Manager With the conference sessions a highlight the move into the event hall helped to increase foot traffic to the sessions encourage participation and create greater buzz to the show floor. Most importantly for brands sponsoring the show it provided greater access and opportunity to reach a broader audience and engage further. - Oakwood Worldwide Marilyn Choong Marketing Manager APAC 10 Newsletter January 2017 The Benefits Of Earning A Captive Audience Destination Presentations Hosted Networking Functions Media Briefings Panellists Slots Surveys Premiums & Promotional Materials IT&CMA Sponsors ACCESS TO AN INTERNATIONAL MARKETPLACE Our first-time organising both a media briefing and hosted luncheon as part of our outreach at this year s IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific was very successful in marketing Fukuoka as a destination. We got to meet an international selection of buyers and we couldn t have achieved this without the event. Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau Akiko Nakagami Marketing & Research CAPTIVE SETTING TO PROMOTE BERLIN We were interested in finding a different way to further strengthen our network in Asia. The hosted luncheon added value and targeted engagement from pre-selecting the buyers we wanted. This really gave us the opportunity to present our destination and aim for the exact audience we were seeking to show our buyers what Berlin has to offer. Visit Berlin Ralf Ostendorf Director of Marketing Management of Asia Australia and Middle East LEVERAGING ON MULTIPLE TOUCH POINTS TO ENGAGE TARGETS IT&CMA allowed us to reach out directly to the media and buyers we would not otherwise have had the opportunity to meet. Compared to other similar shows IT&CMA stands out as a definite leader. Royal Caribbean International Crystal G Campbell Senior Manager Global MICE & Charter Sales CTW Asia-Pacific Sponsors PLATFORM TO ENGAGE INDUSTRY LEADERS This year we participated as a Platinum Sponsor at the event. Through our hosted luncheon we were successful in initiating dialogues with industry leaders decision makers and influencers by presenting case studies of our latest projects. Our media briefing slot also allowed us to touch base with media outlets within MICE and Corporate Travel. Airbnb Kevin Hoong Business Travel Lead APAC GREAT RESOURCE FOR NETWORKING Our networking coffee break allowed us to discuss the outlook and landscape of our business with colleagues clients and prospective Corporate Travel Managers from various industries. This certainly helped strengthen us as a qualified and validated ground transportation network across the globe. Carey International Christopher J Parker Sales & Marketing Director APAC OPPORTUNITY TO EDUCATE A FOCUSED AUDIENCE As a 3rd year Gold Sponsor CTW AsiaPacific provided us with an opportunity to engage and build connections with players around the region. The pulse survey helped maximise our reach and provide an ideal platform to educate a focused audience on the extent of our accommodation solutions how we work hard to stay abreast and most of all strengthen our brand. Oakwood Worldwide Marilyn Choong Marketing Manager APAC VALUABLE MEANS OF HEIGHTENING OUR VISIBILITY ON THE SHOW FLOOR Our previous years as networking coffee break sponsors at CTW Asia-Pacific have been very beneficial enabling us to foster a closer relationship with our Corporate Travel buyers on a more casual and open level. It is a great resource to leverage on and gave us the opportunity to share our value propositions with our audience. HRS Global Hotel Solutions Jamie Chua Marcomm Manager - APAC www.itcma.com www.corporatetravelworld.com apac 11 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017 Video Highlights and One-on-One Interviews Hear what our delegates had to say at the 24th IT&CMA and 19th CTW Asia-Pacific and relive the event in 3 minutes. We talked to some of our delegates and delved into their outlook and vision of the evolving MICE and Corporate Travel landscape both internationally and in and around the Asia-Pacific. The full list of videos can be found at www.itcma.com and www.corporatetravelworld.com apac or our YouTube channel www.youtube.com itcmactw Events Highlights 2016 Come see what our event has to offer across Business Education and Networking opportunities. View the highlights of where the World s top MICE Associations Luxury Travel and Corporate Travel professionals have gathered for 24 years and counting. Association Development in Asia Featuring Mr. Gary Grimmer CEO GainingEdge We took some time out of keynote panellist Gary Grimmer s busy show schedule to discuss the need for association development in Asia. TCEB The Importance of Meeting Industry Trade Shows to Thailand Featuring Ms. Supawan Teerarat Vice President of Strategic and Business Development Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) Hear how trade shows such as IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific is important in bolstering a bustling MICE landscape to Asia and to Thailand. Penang City Driving Growth in Key Clusters Featuring Mr. Ashwin Gunasekeran CEO Penang Convention & Exhibitor Bureau (PCEB) The industrial medical and education sectors lie at the core of Penang City s growth strategy. Can the newly formed convention and exhibition bureau successfully attract the access to knowledge and talent required to accelerate the growth More Video Interview Topics TCEB Thailand s Business Events Industry Support TCEB Why Thailand s Business Events Strategy Supports a 4.0 Knowledge Economy The ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) What It Means for Business Events The Knowledge Hubs of Asia Retaining Talent in Asia Why Association Meetings are Essential Change Agents Why Meetings Matter JMIC Leads Advocacy Beyond Tourism PCOs Collaborate to Deliver Local Knowledge and Global Connections Transitioning to the Knowledge Economy Building a Sustainable Society Through International Connections Blacklane 12 Newsletter January 2017 On Our Social Media Airwaves itcma16 ctwapac16 ITCMEvents CTWEvents ITCM_Events CTW_Events ITCM_CTW IT&CM Events CTW Events www.itcma.com www.corporatetravelworld.com apac 13 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2017 Our 2016 Sticky Award Winners As voted by delegates Stickiest Function Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception by Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau Stickiest Corporate Booth (Gold) Thai Airways Stickiest Marketing & Promotion Korea Tourism Organisation Stickiest Corporate Booth (Silver) Resorts World Sentosa Stickiest Buyer Michael Lee Managing Director FREME Travel Services Stickiest Corporate Booth (Bronze) Centara Hotels & Resorts Stickiest Corporate Travel Manager Stickiest National Booth (Gold) Hamish Wang Travel Manager Apple Inc. Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau Stickiest Guru Alwin Zecha Chairman & Founder Pacific Leisure Group Stickiest National Booth (Silver) Tourism Promotions Board Philippines Stickiest Social Sharing Penang Convention & Exhibition Bureau Stickiest National Booth (Bronze) Korea Tourism Organisation 14 Newsletter January 2017 Meet Your Winners Who Have Made A Sticky Impression Stickiest Function and Stickiest National Pavillion (Gold) THAILAND CONVENTION & EXHIBITION BUREAU (TCEB) On behalf of TCEB we are extremely honoured to receive two awards for the Stickiest Function and National Pavillion at IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016. These awards truly reflect Thailand as a modern and dynamic MICE and business event destination. We are committed to do our utmost to continue on a vibrant journey and maximise your business success with your great endorsement. Thank you for your votes Nopparat Maythaveekulchai President Stickiest Corporate Travel Manager HAMISH WANG It was a wonderful surprise and honour to be the first Travel Manager from China to be awarded with the Stickiest Corporate Travel Manager Award. Asia is an important marketplace for us and it is great to be able to build relationships with other expert professionals over the 3 days. Travel Manager Apple Inc. Stickiest Guru ALWIN ZECHA Winning the Stickiest Guru award was very gratifying indeed. As a keynote panellist as well sharing experiences thoughts and opinions with a much younger industry audience poised towards the future is an old industry member s ultimate satisfying reward Chairman & Founder Pacific Leisure Group Stickiest Buyer MICHAEL LEE I would like to think that I did challenge exhibitors with more that can be done for high performing groups and bring more imagination and creativity to the table. I am very honoured to be recognised by my peers and exhibitors to continue to mould the industry. Managing Director FREME Travel Services Stickiest Marketing & Promotion KOREA TOURISM ORGANISATION (KTO) We are very grateful to have won the confidence of voters to get the Stickiest Marketing & Promotion Award at IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016. Korea Tourism Organisation has been putting a lot of effort to make Korea an outstanding MICE destination to the World. This is a testament to our efforts and honour that KTO was able to take the award home. Ham Changho Assistant Manager PENANG CONVENTION & EXHIBITION BUREAU (PCEB) It was an unexpected win for PCEB and we were very excited to have gotten the award. If anything this is a clear indication of our efforts and that we are moving in the right direction with our social media strategies content and outreach to the right audience. Ashwin Gunasekeran CEO Stickiest Social Sharing www.itcma.com www.corporatetravelworld.com apac 15 Register Today Be A Part of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 201 7 26 - 28 September 2017 Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok Thailand Don t Miss Out On The Business You Could Be Making. Book Your Booth Today Or contact us for customised exhibition and sponsorship packages that you can take advantage of IT&CMA Raw Space (min 18sqm) Standard 2017 Rates USD 740 Enhanced Shell Scheme (min 18sqm) USD 760 Shell Scheme (min 9sqm) USD 800 CTW Asia-Pacific Exhibitor Tabletop USD 4 000 The above rates are not inclusive of USD800 registration fee Become A Buyer Corporate Travel Manager Or Media Affiliate Quote TTGmice in your application for priority hosting Buyer Corporate Travel Manager and Media Privileges Structured business appointments with Exhibitors (For Buyers and Corporate Travel Managers Only Entry to the official Press Conference and Media Briefing Sessions (For Media Only) Entry to CTW Asia-Pacific Conferences (For Corporate Travel Manager Only) Entry to Association Days Forums IT&CMA and Campfire Knowledge Sessions Entry to the exhibition and all official events and functions Complimentary airport transfers and local coach transfers from Official Supporting Hotels to Exhibition Venue and Official Events Functions (For Hosted Buyers Corporate Travel Managers and Media Only) Complimentary City Tours (For Hosted Buyers Corporate Travel Managers and Media Only) Participate in Post-Show Tours at special rates (For Hosted Buyers Corporate Travel Managers and Media Only) Added Hosted Benefits (Valid for Semi and Fully Hosted Buyers and Media and Fully Hosted Corporate Travel Managers Only) Subsidised sponsored return economy class air fare to from Bangkok (For Fully Hosted Buyers Corporate Travel Managers and Media Only) Complimentary up to 4 nights hotel accommodation during the event Terms and Conditions Apply Register Online www.itcma.com www.corporatetravelworld.com apac Organised By Supported By Host Country Official Airline Official Venue Endorsing and Supporting Associations Official Media TTG Events is a business group of TTG Asia Media Pte Ltd 1 Science Park 04-07 The Capricorn Singapore Science Park II Singapore 117528 Tel (65) 6395 7575 Fax (65) 6356 0896 For more information email itcma ttgasia.com ctwapac ttgasia.com www.itcma.com www.corporatetravelworld.com apac 16