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15 - 17 April 2009 ShanghaiMart Expo Shanghai China Organisers Local Host Endorsing & Supporting Associations It is rare to see a MICE show in China with international presence such as IT&CM China. It represents a new development and will help drive progress in the Chinese MICE industry. - Zhu Pei Song Journalist Travel Times Promoting China to the World and the World to China Bringing winning elements to the world s second largest economy IT&CM China is THE platform for international and leading Chinese players in the MICE industry to explore exciting business opportunities generate new sales leads and strengthen existing business partnerships. IT&CM China is a spin-off from IT&CM Asia the region s premier meetings and incentive travel show. For 16 years IT&CM Asia has played a vital role in promoting the AsiaPacific region as a MICE destination as well as a source for MICE visitors. China is currently the third largest business travel market behind UK and USA. With foreign investment in China increasing and local companies expanding their businesses offshore the MICE travel sector is gearing itself for a dynamic future. With a successful track record since 2007 IT&CM China returns to Shanghai in 2009 to continue its effort in Promoting China to the World and the World to China. Good show. Useful update on the industry. - Faten Salwati Mahmud Shahrani Brunei Tourism Development Department Brunei MICE is an important component in the modern travel industry. At IT&CM China we showcased our destination to international industry players while learning the demands of the international market. We also learned how to develop Hangzhou into a leading MICE destination. - Gong Hao Hangzhou Tourism Commission China China - The Next MICE Powerhouse The International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) predicts that mega events such as the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing and the 2010 Shanghai World Expo will serve as catalysts to propel China into its next phase of MICE development. The meetings and incentive travel industry is growing at an unprecedented rate with a global trend toward more meetings larger budgets and higher attendance rates worldwide. China has been identified as one of two countries in Asia the other being India making a big impact on the meetings incentives conventions and exhibitions (MICE) global stage. The country s burgeoning economy looks set to fuel a steady upward increase of MICE travel. China s economic growth has averaged above 10 per cent in recent years. By 2020 China will become the largest source of international tourism and the number one travel destination while having the largest domestic tourism market in the world. There are more than 200 million Chinese today that are financially able to travel overseas. The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) estimates a minimum annual growth of 12.8% reaching 100 million by 2020. The Chinese MICE sector is growing at 20 per cent annually. 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. Major cities such as Beijing Shanghai and Guangzhou along with domestic secondtier cities like Shenzhen and Wuhan are becoming increasing popular in the MICE market for international companies. With its long history and rich cultural heritage China is an ideal destination for MICE travellers as it has a plethora of offerings to cater to has various interest groups. There is no doubt that China is on track to be the next MICE powerhouse. A Proven Track Record Key 2008 Show Statistics 211 exhibiting companies from 26 countries I 300 buyers from 32 countries I Over 90 media from 25 countries I Over 2000 delegates from 35 countries Target Breakdown of Buyers by Region I Asia Pacific 20% Other 7% China 50% Europe 23% Target Breakdown of Buyers by Industry Sector Nature of Business Travel Management Companies 15% International Associations 18% Professional Conference Organisers 15% Event Meeting Planners 35% Incentive Motivation Houses 35% Corporate with Incentives Programmes 45% Experience the IT&CM Advantage IT&CM China 2009 is the one-stop business and networking platform where international and leading Chinese players in the MICE industry converge to explore new opportunities and generate new business partnerships. Perfect Matches Better ROI Through the online PreScheduled Appointments (PSA) system buyers and sellers will be able to select who they would like to meet based on their predetermined list of criteria and preferences. This allows participants to get right down to business hold quality discussions with their selected counterparts and achieve greater ROI out of their attendance. Quality Buyers Guaranteed Key decision makers who are influential in the purchase process of MICE activities will be invited to attend IT&CM China. The hosted buyers programme will provide exhibitors and buyers the chance to network and exchange information on the latest products in the market. As our participant you will be eligible to nominate the buyers whom you wish to meet at the event. Learning Opportunities Abound Get the most out of your IT&CM China experience and learn from eminent speakers as they discuss hot topics and debate on pertinent issues affecting the MICE industry in China and the region. Participants are invited to attend the daily morning seminar sessions before the exhibition starts. Tentative Event Programme Date 14 April 2009 Tuesday Event Morning Pre-Show City Tours Exhibitors Buyers & Media Registration Booth Set Up Evening Pre-Show City Tours Exhibitors Buyers & Media Registration Booth Set Up Morning Pre-Show City Tours IT&CM China Press Conference Keynote Address Briefing for Exhibitors & Buyers Sellers-Meet-Buyers Appointment Scheduling Session Opening Ceremony & Welcome Reception IT&CM China Seminars Future Leaders Forum Buyers-Meet-Sellers (BMS) Session Exhibition & Appointment Sessions Hosted Luncheon Exhibition & Appointment Sessions IT&CM China Seminars Exhibition & Appointment Sessions Hosted Luncheon Exhibition & Appointment Sessions 15 April 2009 Wednesday It was such a positive experience. The one-on-one meetings with industry suppliers is 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 16 April 2009 Thursday 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 17 April 2009 Friday Learnt a great deal from the seminars. The show also gave me an opportunity to interact creatively with the key players of the industry. During this I was able to explore several new and unique products and services. - Rakesh Mathur Bahrain Traveler Mash Media Bahrain Exhibition We met our objectives of rebuilding and strengthening relationships which developing new contacts and keeping in touch with new market trends and developments. - Lim Liang Joo Bayview International Hotels & Resorts MICE suppliers from China and the world will have a dedicated platform 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. Exhibition Packages Exhibitors can choose RAW SPACE or SHELL SCHEME packages. Exhibitors may also participate as a Corporate Exhibitor or with other organisations under their respective Country State Pavilions. Raw Space Only US 480 per sqm Shell Scheme US 510 per sqm Above rates are NOT inclusive of US 500 Registration Fee Sponsorship Opportunities Increase mileage from your participation through the various sponsorship and marketing opportunities available. - Exclusive sponsor of delegate bags lanyards show diary - Promote your destination country to trade visitors through Post-Show Incentive Tours - Co-host a special event function For more opportunities to profile your organisation please email itcmchina for more information. Who Should Exhibit IT&CM China will showcase exhibitors from these industries Adventure & Incentive Hotels & Resorts Travel Suppliers National State Tourism Airlines and Airline Alliances Organisations Airports Professional Conference Audio Visual and Technical Organisers Companies Service Apartments Coach Car and Railway Spas Operators Speaker Bureaus Convention & Exhibition Suppliers of Gifts and Venues Premiums Credit Charge Card Theme Parks Companies Trade Associations Cruise Lines Travel Management Destination Management Companies Companies Trade Publications Media Event Management Travel Meeting Technology Companies & & Multimedia Companies Entertainment Suppliers Travel-related Suppliers Global Distribution Systems Contact Us Today International Sales itcmchina China Sales sales-sh Hosted Buyers Programme If you organise influence or make budgetary decisions for meetings incentive travel and conventions you could be eligible to attend IT&CM China 2009 as our hosted buyer. 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 The IT&CM China hosted buyers programme is unique for its high percentage of Chinese buyers who originate from all parts of China. In 2008 50 per cent of the 300 buyers present were from China while the remaining buyers came from 32 countries including parts of Europe Asia Pacific and North America. Be selected as our buyer and enjoy the following privileges Reimbursable return economy class air fare to from Shanghai (valid for Fully-Hosted Buyers only conditions apply) Complimentary 4 5 nights hotel accommodation during the event Pre-Scheduled and On-site Appointment sessions with exhibitors Entry to seminars and workshops Entry to all official events and functions Complimentary airport transfers and local coach transfers from Official Supporting Hotels to Exhibition Venue and Official Events Functions Complimentary City Tours Participation in Post-Show Tours at discounted rates Who Should Attend Companies with Incentive Programmes Destination Management Companies Event Planners Incentive Motivation Houses International Associations Meeting Planners Professional Conference Organisers Travel Agents Handling Incentives Travel Management Companies Trade Publications Media To qualify for our hosted buyers programme kindly fill up the Buyers Validation Form which can be downloaded from the event website ( 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 Highlights from 2008 Opening Ceremony Business Meetings Future Leaders Forum China Top 10 Awards Meeting with Exhibitors Sellers-Meet-Buyers Session Pre-Show City Tours Friendly Golf Game Contact us China-based Exhibitors Buyers and Media MP International (Shanghai) Pte Ltd FL.11E Jinming Building No. 8 South Zunyi Road Shanghai 200336 China Tel (86) 021 6295 9990 Fax (86) 021 6270 6030 Email sales-sh Website International Exhibitors Buyers and Media TTG Asia Media Pte Ltd 6 Raffles Quay 16-02 Singapore 048580 Tel (65) 6395 7575 Fax (65) 6536 0896 Email itcmchina Website Supporting Hotels Official Hotel