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Description: The IT&CM China 2018 Newsletter (EN)

The Leading International MICE Event in China IT&CM China 2018 20 to 22 March www.itcmchina.com Targeted Engagement Activities Top Choice by Destinations and Brands Event Scores High In 2017 Overall Delegate Experience W ith over 14 000 appointments concluded at IT&CM China 2017 the annual 3-day event garnered a representation of 288 MICE exhibiting companies and organisations across all continents of the globe a 20% increase in Chinese and international buyer participants a multitude of engagement activities that ranged from media briefings hosted luncheons cocktails and dinners the dedicated Association Days programme as well as its first-ever co-location of CTW China within an expanded exhibition hall space. The 11th instalment drew new highs and firsts as more MICE destinations and brands took to targeted engagement activities to reach out to their desired buyer and media profiles while delegates also commended the show s array of knowledge-building sessions and workshops. At a 70% Chinese to 30% international mix the show welcomed over 540 attending Chinese and international MICE Association and Corporate Buyers from over 38 domestic and international geographic markets a clear indicator of the buying demand for the China market. Returning domestic exhibitor Hangzhou Tourism Commission sponsored a postshow tour for select buyers said M.I.C.E Department s Tina Gan We are delighted to be able to leverage on the IT&CM China post-show tour opportunity to draw international buyers to Hangzhou with the support of the organisers who helped us reach out to a targeted group of buyers. First time international exhibitor National Institute of Tourism Promotion Argentina drew many positives from the engagement at their luncheon and media briefing. Explained its Meeting Industry Coordinator Emora Franco a big plus. Media outlet Savage Communications General Manager Grahame Cox complimented the show s ability to keep participants updated on the latest within the industry IT&CM China is probably the only exhibition in China that you can find so many experts right across the MICE space. For a journalist this means that we can get first-hand information from the experts and it is the only exhibition in China that can give you that resource. We really want to organise these kinds of events as it is a good way to attract the buyers to the destination. Of their media briefing session she said It was really good really productive with many questions asked about the MICE industry in Argentina and how the country has been positioning itself. The show has been really good for us. Buyers and media also had good things to say about the educational takeaways and productive business appointments made at the show. Chinese buyer Charley Sun Project Manager Merisis Consulting Company praised As a meeting planner being able to discover new destinations and hotel venues here enable me to achieve my planning objectives for the next year or the next 6 months. I also learnt new trends new deals and the kind of government support that the various destinations can provide. Association delegate and speaker Ella Zhou Deputy General Manager Spring International added As an association professional being at events like IT&CM China allows me to garner precise information about a destination s convention capacity as well as assess the compatibility of our association s event agenda to the economic priorities of its government. Finding new partners and collaborators is also line-up of exhibitors who chose to benefit from being a cocktail or dinner sponsor. Others like returning destination CCPIT Chengdu (Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Exposition) Hangzhou Tourism Commission Malaysia Convention & Visitor Bureau (MyCEB) Shanghai Municipal Tourism Administration Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) and new-comer VisitScotland found the Association Days Destination Presentation the right fit for them to reach much sought-after Association buyers. In response to heightened interest IT&CM China 2017 featured twice as many destination presentations than the year before. Local exhibitor Gloria Hotels & Resorts was one of many that appreciated the opportunity to engage exclusively with Chinese media to spread their brand message even wider across the local industry space. Said Thomas Jouan Director of Branding Gloria Hotels & Resorts 28 Featured Companies Stood Out To Reach Desired Buyer And Media Profiles via Engagement Activities More than ever before destinations and brands chose exclusive engagement activities and sessions a central component of the 2017 IT&CM China programme to target and reach sought-after buyers and media. Through a variety of custom captive events IT&CM China proved its mettle and fulfilled a host of wish-lists from MICE destinations and brands this year delivering specific ROIs. In addition to National Institute of Tourism Promotion Argentina Tourism Fiji Fukuoka Convention & Visitors Bureau and South Africa National Convention Bureau hosted luncheons as well. Meanwhile AccorHotels JW Marriot Shanghai Changfeng Park Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) and Shanghai Marriott Parkview were part of the A briefing to the local Chinese media allowed us to create connections with aims of spreading our brand message further in the domestic market. We were able to introduce our brand latest developments and upcoming initiatives such as our loyalty programme. The session also helped in attracting more people to the booth later in the day. Delta Air Lines Hainan Tourism Development Commission HNA Hospitality Huangshan Tourism Committee MEET TAIWAN Ministry of Tourism of The Republic of Indonesia Monaco Government Tourist Bureau Ningbo Tourism Administration Pacific World Shouqi Limousine and Chauffeur Turkish Airlines United Airlines and Xiamen Municipal Bureau of Convention and Exhibition Affairs form the remaining organisations that benefitted from one or more of IT&CM China s core business engagement sessions this year. IT&CM China 2018 2018 () 2017 Exhibitors Share Why IT&CM China Was Especially Fruitful and Rewarding Professional Trade Event With Large Domestic Showcase We were able to expand our contact base with the local exhibitors and explored business opportunities with international buyers during the one-on-one business appointments. Beijing Nimbus Travel Tina Manager Unique Valuable New Leads Generated We generated good leads from China EU USA and India which we would not have met at other trade events. This being my first show in Asia was a satisfactory one and I ll definitely be back as part of the Fiji NTO delegation. Grand Pacific Hotel Fiji Gordon Rigamoto Director of Sales and Marketing The opportunity to network and exchange ideas with MICE experts from China and beyond was tremendous. Chengdu CCPIT Davide Zheng Staff A Great Community of MICE Experts In One Place Our actual results from participating at IT&CM China exceeded our expectations. Our entire experience was seamless right from the start till the end. Chimelong Hotel Guangzhou Wei Marketing & Communication Manager IT&CM China Exceeded Our Expectations IT&CM China goes beyond delivering quality buyers to ensure that the event environment facilitates and encourages information exchange learning and networking to nurture opportunities. Through the exhibition many industry buyers and professionals have come to know Hangzhou as a MICE destination over the years. Hangzhou Tourism Commission Tina Gan Staff MICE Department Leading MICE Event In China Has Our Support IT&CM China was an important trade show to enhance awareness and exposure of the Fiji Airways brand products and services. We took the opportunity to seek out business with potential buyers introduce ourselves to the trade and learn more about China s market trends. Fiji Airways Fung Yuk Sim Sales Account Manager Essential To Build Presence In China IT&CM China is well-known for its ability to attract quality buyers to participate. This makes it a good platform to keep the trade updated on my property s latest marketing promotions upcoming launches and secure new leads and networks of buying corporates and agencies. Holiday Inn Golden Mile Hong Kong Eric Wong Assistant Director of Sales Must-Attend Well-Known Event With Quality Buyers A briefing to the local Chinese media allowed us to create connections with aims of spreading our brand message further in the domestic market. We were able to introduce our brand latest developments and upcoming initiatives such as our loyalty programme. Gloria Hotels & Resorts China PR Thomas Jouan Director of Branding Opportunity To Heighten Brand Awareness Our participating exhibitors found their buyer potentials to be sincere and serious in business discussions. The added initiative taken by the organisers to arrange walk-in buyer appointments for us was also commendable. IT&CM China is indeed an effective business platform to reach out to good buyers and increase exposure of our destination in China and internationally. Korea Tourism Organisation South Korea Hyunjin Kim Assistant Manager Event Organisers Ensured We Met Quality Sincere Buyers 2 www.itcmchina.com We ve returned to the event over several years because of its ability to attract and deliver quality buyers. We look forward to an even bigger show next year. LN Hospitality Angel Su Manager Tremendous Buyer Potential Keeps Us Coming Back IT&CM China is effective in facilitating exhibitors and buyers to interact and network boosting lead generation potential. This is a show not to be missed. Swiss Grand Nanchang Peggie Hu Sales Manager A Wonderful Platform For Exchange 201 IT&CM China has allowed us to 7 s meet more targeted buyers from the Asia region the profile that we have been aiming for. MEET TAIWAN is glad to be a part of the show this year. MEET TAIWAN Taiwan Lily Su Deputy Executive Director Met Buyers We Wanted CTW China Exhibitor The buyer quality and quantity at CTW China exceeds that of other shows. Participating in forum discussions and hosting an exclusive luncheon for industry elites gave us the edge in promoting our products and services and enhancing our brand image. Air China Gan Wenjun Account Manager A Vital Stage For Brand Building We found IT&CM China particularly helpful in reaching out to the global market to attract more international conventions. We are very satisfied with the quality of business appointments and impressed with the number of walkin buyers and visitor inquiries. This is definitely a trade event that is effective in tapping the Chinese market. Tourism Promotions Board Philippines Mayette S. Santillan Project Development Officer Fulfilled Objective Of Attracting International Conventions CTW China Exhibitor Invaluable Face-To-Face Opportunity To Meet Buyers CTW China gives us a tangible and effective way to meet buyers who are hard to reach on a day-to-day basis. It also makes fighting for opportunities to collaborate more impactful in person. Hilton Hotels & Resorts China PR April Ji Senior Sales Manager Our presence at IT&CM China was a good way to express our interest in doing business with China and other international destinations. Through conversations with buyers and peers it also enabled us to develop knowledge and understand the challenges of developing this market. Participating in trade shows like IT&CM China is one part but an important aspect of our penetration process. Visit Scotland Lindsay Brown Marketing Manager Promotional And Awareness Objectives Achieved SAVE MORE BY BEING AN EARLY BIRD. BOOK YOUR BOOTH TODAY (register by 30 June 1 7) Face-To-Face Communication & Exchange With Buyers Early Bird Rates IT&CM China is a very important and meaningful platform for peer exchange. The show allows us to communicate effectively face-toface with Chinese and international buyers. Doing so in person makes promoting the charm of Sapporo and sharing the award-winning services that we provide much more compelling. Sapporo Convention Bureau Japan Yasuhiro Mochizuki Coordinator Client Relations & Services Standard Rates USD 687 per sqm USD 700 per sqm Raw Space (min 18sqm) Enhanced Shell Scheme (min 9sqm) Shell Scheme (min 6sqm) USD 662 per sqm USD 680 per sqm USD 695 per sqm USD 712 per sqm www.itcmchina.com 3 IT&CM China 2018 2018 () A Glance At IT&CM China 2017 Meaningful Engagement Maximum Exposure Managed Activities 720 Exhibitors From 288 Destinations and Brands Across All Continents of the Globe More Than 14 000 Business ap Appointments Concluded tiv eN etworking ct Fun i on s C Advantage Of Exclusive Engagement And Outreach Sessions Companies Took 28 Featured As soc ia tion Days Foru ms Over (70% Chinese - 30% international) es Association and Corporate Buyers 540 MICE e an d In ternational Me di a Br 4 www.itcmchina.com f in ie gs Ch in O pe g nin Ce re m o n y & We l c o m eD inn er Expect Orders After The Event 77% of Exhibitors ss Ap poin tmen ts A c s ro s 2 Of f ici nc al Pr e s s Co n f e re e De s tin a tion P en t a tion re s s of Procurement Value Generated On The Show Floor am C USD 203 Million Beijing Chengdu Hangzhou Qingdao Sanya Shanghai Suzhou Xiamen Zhuhai and more... 335 Chinese Buyers Across 38 Cities pf ire Kno s w ledge Se sio ns ay D Bu ne s si www.itcmchina.com 5 IT&CM China 2018 2018 () CTW China Joins IT&CM China For The First Time Within An Expanded Hall Space creating a more inclusive shared business environment and adding significance to the co-location of two leading MICE and Corporate Travel shows. Not only did IT&CM China exhibitors have the opportunity to cast a wider net and tap into the Corporate Travel market but CTW China delegates also got to enrich themselves at the various knowledge sessions and build their contacts across more factions of the MICE industry. Covering Corporate Travel and Corporate Meetings & Events Tracks 10 Knowledge Sessions (85% Chinese - 15% international) 1 Validated and 46 Hosted Buyers Apple Inc Novartis China Shell Standard Chartered Bank and more Diamond Sponsors Platinum Sponsors 201 Buyers Include 7 291 Corporate Travel Professionals Gold Sponsors Exhibitors 6 www.itcmchina.com Buyers and Media Tell Us What Made IT&CM China 2017 A Successful Event For Them Procuring From New Suppliers And Renewing Contracts With Existing Vendors Discovering new trends partners and destinations is something I always look forward too. At the same time it is also a good platform to catchup with vendors we already know and sign our future business contracts on the spot. Advaita Events India Pushpender P Khanna Director NEW A Must-Attend For Every Professional In The MICE Industry There were many great suppliers to meet where 90% of them are quality high-end contacts. I appreciated all the new and amazing contacts I made and the opportunities that will arise from my business meetings. Agency Show D Vision Germany Udo Landow CEO Efficient Format Of Procurement Sourcing IT&CM China s business appointments are highly efficient at facilitating the discussion of key requirements that heighten the likelihood of procurement. Beijing Vanguard International Conference & Exhibition China PR Liu Yi Vice President Opportunity To Understand The Chinese And Asian Market We made very good contacts especially with a hotel chain for a big group we are managing. There are also plenty of leads that have a huge potential for the future. Thanks to IT&CM China we now have better knowledge of the Chinese and Asian market. Advivos Belgium Ivo Van de Velde Professional Travel Planner NEW NEW Association Buyer Association Buyer Association Day Forums Particularly Useful The sessions that are catered to Association professionals like myself enabled me to look and think about association management outside the box. This opportunity equips me with knowledge to be better at my job. The networking business appointments and destination presentations were also very useful to learn new trends and developments. Association of Development Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP) Philippines Robert Juan Sr. Officer Event Management Excellent Topics On Association Management The educational sessions were informative and inspiring. Two topics Challenging Times for Association Meetings and How to Select the Right Destination stood out for me in terms of the curated content excellent speakers and peer sharing that took place. CFA Society Philippines Rizchelle Manaog Program Manager NEW Corporate Travel Manager Mentorship Programme A Success As a first-time attendee the mentorship programme was effective in eliminating any newcomer uneasiness and did well to assimilate us into the conference and peersharing atmosphere. Aerospace Wanyuan Enterprises China PR Ren Jinqiu Marketing Director NEW Association Buyer Face-To-Face Meetings Very Beneficial Being able to have face-to-face discussions with destination bureaus is very beneficial for Associations like mine. It makes garnering information and understanding infrastructure criteria policies and support a lot more effective. China Association of Small & Medium Commercial Enterprises China PR Xu Xiang Assistant and Deputy Secretary General Discovering Lesser Known Destinations This year s event introduced me to lesser known destinations and opened my options to suppliers I did not initially consider. IT&CM China 201 has shaped the products I will be 7 offering to my clients. Avenida Travel Hungary Andras Marton Heleszta Product Development Director NEW Association Buyer Am Better Than Before I Attended The Event The Association Day Programme was an excellent combination of learning sourcing and networking. I definitely learnt a lot about China and the Asian market and have reaped benefits that bettered my knowledge and understanding before attending the event. The Chinese people were friendly and that helped make discussions fruitful. African Association of Agricultural Economists Kenya Jeffers N. Miruka Executive Manager NEW Association Buyer Strengthened My Network of Venue Suppliers I definitely learnt a lot about China and the Asian market and have reaped benefits that bettered my knowledge and understanding before attending the event. We are interested in exploring exhibition and hotel venues for our conferences. Thanks to IT&CM China we managed to fulfil our objective of growing our contacts of such venue suppliers. China Food and Drug Administration Institute of Executive Development China PR Gong Zhijun Director www.itcmchina.com 7 IT&CM China 2018 2018 () Rewarding Business Appointments My business appointments with the exhibitors were especially rewarding. It was a good showcase with many hotels DMCs and destination resources featured being procurement potentials. Comfort International M.I.C.E. Service (Beijing) China PR Zhou Honghui Deputy General Manager Show Format Facilitates Sourcing And Uncovering Ideas I found the exhibition destination presentations and networking a great source of ideas and information. Through these sessions I discovered new potential leads. Good Morning by Astra Italy (Beijing) China PR Clara Foggetti CEO NEW Corporate Travel Manager Thought Provoking Conference Relevant To Corporate Travel Managers Conference topics were well-selected and relevant to our profession. Attending this event gave me the opportunity to contemplate about my company s travel management practices and how we can improve. International Vaccine Institute South Korea Heeyoung (Claire) Kang Purchasing & Travel Manager NEW Business And Knowledge Objectives Met IT&CM China allowed me to field information from potential suppliers while learning industry know-how at the education seminars. East Star (Beijing) International Events Management China PR Wei Yunhu Account Manager NEW Well-Rounded Experience I found the on-site business appointments very beneficial as I was able to discuss specific project requirements face-to-face with multiple potential suppliers on the same day. More importantly the contacts I gained here will be good references when we plan our future conferences in different cities across China. The knowledge sessions taking place within the hall were also useful for me to learn from industry practitioners and experts. Hunan Provincial Conference & Exhibition Service China PR Tom Qi General Manager NEW Added New Destinations To My Portfolio I am impressed at the quality of Chinese and Asian suppliers. Because of IT&CM China I will now be doing business with some of these high quality suppliers and destinations I met at the event which I otherwise would not have been able to do. JTB USA Inc. Mike Nesbihal Manager MICE NEW Corporate Travel Manager Plenty of Business Opportunities Between Solution Providers And Buyers CTW China provided plenty of business opportunities between solution providers and buyers. The advanced platform for professional learning and planning was diverse high in quality enriching and showcased the wealth of knowledge and practical experience of the speakers and peers. Ecolab China China PR Lucy Fang Indirect Material Service Buyer Association Buyer One Of The Best Events Of Its Kind This year I am delighted to have made contact with exhibitors from Xiamen Xi-an Taiwan and Hangzhou whom we are interested in cooperating with in the future. ICOM International Christian Organisation Of The Media Switzerland Jof Calstas Secretary General NEW Relevant Resources Available To Understand Local Facilities & Government Support The attendance of the right companies like NTOs and CVBs enabled me to communicate directly with the destinations to understand the local support available to us. Pro-Health (China) China PR Yin Huixia MICE Manager NEW Taking It Forward After The Face-ToFace Meetings IT&CM China gave me a better understanding of current trends and rates. I valued the face-to-face meetings and look forward to following up to explore the leads gained. Event Partners Ltd. New Zealand and Australia Barbara Ann Boyce Director Great For Buyers Who Do Incentive Groups To China The availability of information and wide array of Chinese and international destinations and suppliers were really helpful. As we do incentive groups to China this event was really relevant for us. Ice International India Munira Basrai Proprietor Association Buyer High Standard of Speakers & Delegates IT&CM China delivered high standards across its exhibition knowledge session speakers and attending delegates. Shanghai Direct Mail Industry Association China PR Chang Naimeng Member Management 8 www.itcmchina.com MEDIA There is always something new to learn from meeting like-minded professionals from other companies. Corporate Travel Manager Excellent Platform To Learn Industry Best Practices I ve attended the event several times and there is always something new to learn from meeting like-minded professionals from other companies. The networking and overall experience is great Unilever Industries India Geetha Arekal Regional Travel Head APAC Thumbs Up To CoLocation of Two Leading Events Within The Same Hall The media briefings were substantive allowing us to gather essential and useful information about MICE destinations venues and services across both China and global markets. Having both IT&CM China and CTW China co-locate in the same hall for the first time was wonderful in getting access to high quality exhibitors and buyers from both MICE and Corporate Travel fields at the same time. Event Point Esta o Livre Comunica o Portugal Maria Jo o Matos Dias Leite NEW Direct Contact To DMCs We were looking to source for DMC providers and were able to find quality contacts here at IT&CM China. Shenyang Youth International Travel Service China PR Zhang Xinyu General Manager NEW Association Buyer NEW Diverse Participants Across Destinations The diversity of participants across geographies and MICE sectors helped in meeting our objectives of finding suppliers in various locations. I also updated my networks on the destination meetings and DMCs available and the products and services they have to offer. VIA.com India Manish Raj Vice President & Business Head - Corporate Travel Services Destination Presentations Beneficial For Considering Future Host Cities The showcase of convention facilities in China s second wave cities and their incentives offered to attract associations like mine really stood out for me. Society for Biotechnologists India (SBTI) India Edathil Vijayan President Having both IT&CM China and CTW China co-locate in the same hall for the first time was wonderful in getting access to high quality exhibitors and buyers. NEW Meets Our Procurement Objectives The networking with exhibitors was particularly fruitful for me. The event provided me with suitable information and contacts of potential suppliers meeting my procurement objectives. Tahitian Noni Beverages (China) China PR Ling Yan Marketing and Events Coordinator NEW Great Platform To Source For Suppliers We are constantly looking for venues and bureaus to support our international academic conferences. My meeting with Hainan was particularly useful as I managed to learn how we can leverage on the government support made available by the destination for our conferences. Worldwide People Connection Singapore Ding Xianqin Director Good Showing of Second And Third Tier Chinese Cities It was great seeing more second and third tier Chinese cities in attendance. Being able to get updates and information from them directly is useful as these cities provide the best value in comparison to others in China. I am looking forward to profiling these less publicised cities to my readers. Kongres Magazine Toleranca d.o.o. Slovenia Robert Cotter International Editor NEW Valuable Contacts Made IT&CM China is the best opportunity to connect with the Chinese market. I discovered and learnt a lot about what this market has to offer and the valuable contacts made will be useful for future business. TOCA Events USA Breen Miller Director of Operations Strong Media Programme IT&CM China is the best opportunity to connect with the Chinese market. Effective platform that achieves social and communication objectives. A media programme that included briefings by MICE destinations and suppliers and educational platforms were especially beneficial. Straits Exhibition China Wu Guilan Executive Editor www.itcmchina.com 9 IT&CM China 2018 2018 () Sponsored Networking Highlights Pacific World Takes Delegates on 2 Pre-Show City Tours AccorHotels Hosts Cocktail for Participants Buyer and media delegates joined Pacific World in discovering the sights and sounds of Shanghai and the city s MICE abilities with two half-day tours. On 20 March the tour covered the brand new Shanghai Tower Puxi by ferry with a view of Pudong and the bund Xintiandi the architectural symbol of Shanghai a walking tour of the historic French Concession and the culmination of the day s events with a networking cocktail and property tour sponsored by AccorHotels. The 21 March tour centered on an excursion to Zhujiajiao Water Village an attraction with more than a thousand years of heritage. Since our hotel is a heritage spot we invited potential buyers to tour the hotel and contextualize the rich history in the locations where they happened. We felt this would better bring our venue to life within a natural and intimate atmosphere while mingling creating a unique experience to get to know the hotel s products and stimulate their interest further. Fairmont Peace Hotel An AccorHotels Property Jessica Zhang Director of Marketing Communications Turkish Airlines Sponsors First-Ever Pre-Show FAM Trip to Istanbul Going beyond the usual participation days a handful of select international buyers and media had their IT&CM China 201 experience begin with a 4-day 3-night pre-show tour to Istanbul 7 sponsored by Turkish Airlines. The trip brought delegates around iconic landmarks in Istanbul while savouring local delights and traditional cuisine exposing participants to a real-life acquaintance of the destination s capabilities even before attending the show as part of current ongoing efforts to promote the MICE-ready city to decision-makers. IT&CM China allowed us to captivate beyond show days by leveraging on the buyer profile we knew would be present in China. This tour created desired exposure for Istanbul and Turkish Airlines leading up to the show days by giving potential buyers a real life experience of what our destination is capable of. Turkish Airlines Halil Ibrahim Polat Senior Vice President Sales (Domestic) This trip was a good opportunity to discover what Istanbul is really like so that we can promote it as a destination to our clients. Instead of having meetings in our usual capital destinations Istanbul is a great alternative. Zanda Convention & Fair Tour Co. Ltd Thai buyer Kanita Watanaphonphan Product Manager Zanda is looking to host a potential incentive group of about 60 to 80 persons from the Pharmaceutical industry to Istanbul later this year. Shanghai Marriott Parkview as 201 Opening Ceremony 7 Sponsor for Third Consecutive Year Shanghai Marriott Parkview once again played venue sponsor to the Official IT&CM China and CTW China 201 Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner. Delegates were treated to a night 7 of local and international performances world-class gourmet menu excellent hospitality and facilities as a showcase of the breadth of the venue s capabilities. The continuous development of our surrounding facilities has contributed greatly to the increased dining entertainment and accessibility options. This has propelled our growing reputation in the Shanghai MICE market over the years as a preferred venue of choice. As 3rd year sponsors we were keen to gain more exposure globally among international stakeholders and agents. Shanghai Marriott Parkview Ricky Lam General Manager 10 www.itcmchina.com Up Close and Hungry for Destinations from Around the World First-time participating destinations at IT&CM China Argentina Fiji Hainan and South Africa not only exhibited but also hosted exclusive luncheons with major industry stakeholders present to give buyers a birds-eye view of the venues capabilities products and services for their next incentive trip or major event. Returning exhibitors Fukuoka and Macao also presented a luncheon and dinner respectively to showcase the rich history culture support and latest city developments. The show has been really good for us. We really want to organise activities like the luncheon as it is a good way to engage the buyers to the destinations. I m really happy and I think we have many things here to do in China. National Institute of Tourism Promotion Argentina Emora Franco Meeting Industry Coordinator Macao s promotional dinner was the perfect targeted platform to get our destination message across to key Chinese buyers. We appreciated getting to know corporate and incentive buyers and their needs so that we can better fulfil them. Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM) Irene Va Kuan Lau Executive Director The captive luncheon was an excellent way to showcase South Africa as the top meetings and events destination in Africa. South Africa s amazing variety of venues and destinations diverse offerings activities and unforgettable experience were definitely eye-openers. South Africa National Convention Bureau Olivia Jia China Market Business Development Manager Hangzhou Post-Event FAMiliarisation Tour Hangzhou Tourism Commission put together a 3 day 2 night post-show FAM trip to the capital of the Zhejiang province from 23 to 25 March. Catered to international buyers and media the commission hoped to introduce the charming city as the next cultural and business events hub within China. Participants visited various event venues got hands-on with traditional crafts and experienced local culture all while feasting from a smorgasbord of Hangzhou delights and Zhejiang cuisine. We are delighted to be able to leverage on the IT&CM China post-show tour opportunity to draw international buyers to Hangzhou. The city is now very confident in developing MICE with new and improved state-of-the-art facilities and capabilities. Hangzhou Tourism Commission Tina Gan M.I.C.E Department Going Bigger with an Expanded Event Co-Location with CTW China 201 7 This year s IT&CM China edition also introduced an expanded exhibition space by bringing CTW China 201 within the hall creating a more inclusive shared business environment and adding 7 significance to the co-location of two leading MICE and Corporate Travel shows. Not only did IT&CM China exhibitors have a chance to cast a wider net and tap into the Corporate Travel market but CTW China delegates also got to enrich themselves at the various knowledge sessions and build their contacts across more factions of the MICE industry. IT&CM China and CTW China delegates now have greater opportunities to network and benefit. The new structure definitely facilitates a more inclusive buzz between the two shows while providing access to industry peers across both platforms. 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