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Description: apac Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok Thailand 27 29 September 2016 Incorporating Luxury Travel Newsletter 01 November 2015 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 Delegates Gave Thumbs Up To Over 100 Business Education and Networking Activities The 23rd IT&CMA and 18th CTW AsiaPacific concluded after 3 successful days in Bangkok Thailand with attending delegates giving their thumbs up to highly satisfactory outcomes across board from business appointments to knowledge fulfilment and networking engagement. The 2015 edition saw 14% more exhibitor participation delivering a total of 297 leading destinations CVBs and corporate brands from around the world including Berlin Dubai Jeju Switzerland Philippines Macau and India amongst others. From 29 September to 1 October the World s Only Doublebill Event In MICE and Corporate Travel also saw more than 600 MICE Association and Corporate Travel Buyers as well as Media delegates engage with exhibitors in over 100 business education and networking activities. Domingo Ramon C. Enerio III Chief Operating Officer of Tourism Promotions Board Philippines shared This is a very important show to be part of. The organisers have been spot on with the buyer base and we were very happy with the number of buyers and meetings we had. This year has been exceptionally good for our Philippine sellers because they ve been sought after by many of the buyers. First-time corporate exhibitor Anake Boonjourn Assistant Sales Manager of Novotel Phuket Resort couldn t have agreed more The PSA system and Buyers profile gave us an insight into the buyers we were going to meet and it helped in facilitating productive discussions. As a new exhibitor the exhibition showcase was also a great opportunity for brand exposure. As a new exhibitor the exhibition showcase was also a great opportunity for brand exposure. E x h I B I T O R Novotel Phuket Resort Anake Boonjourn Assistant Sales Manager Buyer Alexander Wong Operations Director of Asia MICE Production likened IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific to a playground where all the best players in the industry gather. I met with quality exhibitors enabling me to negotiate and engage in fruitful discussions. Returning for his second year Association Buyer Daniel Strassberg Executive Director APAC & EMEA of Quest International User Groups APAC shared his motivation behind his return A concentrated and dedicated event like this brings together industry leaders top venues and destinations all under one roof. The variety and quality of the educational sessions complimented by the amazing exhibition made for a very successful event. Collectively IT&CMA and CTW AsiaPacific also presented 40% more sponsored engagements and the largest line-up of over 20 MICE events intelligence corporate travel and association management knowledge sessions helmed by over 30 expert speakers. Corporate Travel Manager newcomer Allroy Augustine Collaco Head of Facilities of Vulcan Express said This is my first visit to CTW Asia-Pacific and it has been a perfect mix of exhibitors conference sessions and networking sessions. The panel discussions new knowledge and innovative practices shared in these sessions had been nothing short but valuable for me. IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 1 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 Delivers On All Fronts 100 OVER 40% MORE Sponsored Engagements More Than Business Education and Networking Sessions 600 MICE Association Luxury Corporate Travel Buyers and Media Delegates 297 PARTICIPATION OF Leading Destinations CVBs and Corporate Brands MORE Exhibitor Participation 14% The diverse profile of hotels and DMCs available at the exhibition hall was great. I also found partners for cooperation in Macau and found new hotels in Thailand for consideration. Buyer Visa Travel Incentive & Corporate Poland Ilona Weber General Manager This great platform brings together all the elements that we constantly seek as press media - meeting planners DMCs hotel chains suppliers and every person or organisation linked to the MICE industry. Plus we find out more about the current trends that are happening on a global scale. Media Masexpos Congresos & Convenciones Mexico Juan Carlos Chavez Vera Editor PSA and Online Diary systems are dynamic tools that help us target what we are looking for in Buyers. It generated familiarity built relationships and bred friendship. Thus during the face-to-face business-to-business meetings the discussions were so easy and comfortable. Exhibitor Afro Asian World Events Philippines Angel Ramos Bognot President 2 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 We were looking for information on Asian hotels and tour offers and we found them at the exhibition hall. It helped us achieved our business objectives. Buyer Sigma Incentive Portugal Ana Claudia Barbosa de Almeida Alexandre Manager The expertise and relevance of the speakers are very important. The speakers were very articulate and I gained knowledge from each session I attended which I can apply to my association. Association Buyer Society for Biotechnologies India (SBTI) India Dr. Edathil Vijayan President and Emeritus Professor I have always benefitted from participating at IT&CMA and CTW AsiaPacific since 2000. This event has helped me source suppliers and venues over the years so it is definitely a must-attend event. Buyer Travelcorp India Shekhar Niyogi Director In my first visit I am amazed by the organisation and quality of this show. I met with many industry peers and got to know more about Bangkok and how the industry is different on this side of the world. Media Event Point Portugal Claudia Countinho de Sousa Editor in Chief Each time we participate at IT&CMA and CTW AsiaPacific we get to meet with new business partners. The PSA and Online Diary systems enabled us to know more about the buyers were meeting prior to the meeting. Exhibitor Travelexperts Inc. Philippines Nelson P. Nigos Sales and Marketing Manager I needed to expand my contacts in Asia and IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific provided me with the opportunity to meet suppliers from Thailand Malaysia Indonesia and Philippines. Buyer Zeta Tours United Kingdom Richard Latham Owner IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 3 Incorporating Luxury Travel 2015 Exhibitors This was a great opportunity to meet with potential buyers most of whom are already working with the destination (Thailand) and wanted to update themselves of the new properties offerings available in the city. Share Their Event Highlights and Benefits Experienced Massive Outreach Great show We have the opportunity to We benefitted greatly from the business showcase our product generate more brand appointment structure. We were able to awareness and build new networking and have fruitful meetings which will lead partnerships with the buyers. NEW to future successful collaborations. The exposure outreach was massive as we met with many buyers from all around the world. Anantara Riverside Bangkok Resort Thailand Veronica Fernandez Garcia Senior Sales Manager Nusa Dua Beach hotel & Spa Indonesia Erwan Chandra Sales Manager Mutual Interest higher Lead Potential Korea Tourism Organization South Korea Changho Ham Assistant Manager The PSA helped me to find buyers with a mutual interest in meeting with me We were able to promote our product which translates to higher percentage of offerings and Thailand to the buyers we want to meet. At the same time we business interest or lead potential. gathered new and potential business leads which we can follow up on. IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific helps us to market the Philippine destination to buyers. We value the MICE potential business we receive each time we attend the show. Crowne Meetings Philippines Anmi Luna Director Radisson Blu Cebu Philippines Laurie Cardeno Director of Sales The Asia region is an important market for us as we notice strong interest in Geneva from incentive buyers. Participating at IT&CMA helps to expand awareness of our destination to more buyers. Novotel Bangkok Impact Thailand Diverse Global Buyers This is a good show to see a variety of buyers from all over the world which is important for our brand exposure and awareness. Buyers are able to learn more of our offerings. NEW Tanyaporn Buaklee Director of Sales Geneva Convention Bureau Switzerland Anja Loetscher Director The PSA system and Buyers profile gave us an insight into the buyers we were going to meet and it helped in facilitating productive discussions. As a new exhibitor the exhibition showcase was also a great opportunity for brand exposure. Plaza Ath n e Bangkok A Royal M ridien Thailand Rattanawan Meekamon Director of Sales As a brand-new convention bureau in Korea attending this event is an opportunity to introduce ourselves to buyers from around the world. This has been a well-organised show with high quality buyers in attendance. NEW IT&CMA helps to increase Seoul s brand awareness as a business events destination thus allowing us to strengthen our relationship with clients and forge new relationships. NEW Novotel Phuket Resort Thailand Anake Boonjorn Assistant Sales Manager Seoul Tourism Organisation South Korea Maureen O Crowley Executive Director MICE Division Gyeongju CVB South Korea Yegi Kim Coordinator 4 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 We have achieved our objectives to expand our prospective clients and introduce our destination and our products. In addition we have the possibility of business confirmation that will generate revenue for both destination and our brand. Achieved Objectives of Gaining Leads We obtained fantastic leads with these buyers. The ability of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific to connect us with such buying potential is the reason why we chose to return to the event because this is the platform that enabled us to achieve our business targets. NEW There is no better place to launch TCEB s new global campaign Thailand CONNECT Our Heart Your World . Moreover we attained a good number of potential leads from IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific. We are positive we will reach our target in terms of number of visitors and revenue for the coming year. Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau Thailand Nopparat Maythaveekulchai President Shangri-La hotels and Resorts Manila Philippines Lota Lindaya Business Development Executive Tourism New Zealand Edward Kwek Business Events Manager South & South East Asia An Iconic Show For MICE This event has over the years become an institution and an iconic show for MICE planners and suppliers in the Asian region. No other show in Asia from my knowledge can claim the same. We saw an increase of interest from visitors to our THAI booth both appointed buyers and walk-in buyers. We believe our continuous participation at the show has helped broaden our exposure and awareness to the buyers. Buyer Profiles Were Spot On This is a very important show to be part of. The organisers have been spot on with the buyer base and we were very happy with the number of buyers and meetings we had. This year has been exceptionally good for our Philippine sellers because they ve been sought after by many of the buyers. SMx Convention Center Philippines Maria Agnes Pacis Vice President Sales & Marketing Thai Airways International Thailand Jirawadi Virabutr Chief We have received interest from buyers with the strong potential of conventions at our unique venue. It was a very well organised event and an effective platform for us to introduce Floating Island. The networking opportunities are an aspect that exhibitors must definitely capitalize on. We would like to come back for the 2016 event. Exhibitor Statistics 2015 By Industry Tourism Promotions Board Philippines Philippines Domingo Ramon C. Enerio III Chief Operating Officer 2% Airlines Airports NEW 19% Destination Management Companies (DMC) Some Sevit South Korea Kyung Jin Lee Director IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific is a well-established platform to link MICE providers and buyers in the Asia Pacific region by way of business matching and networking. One good example is our added participation in the Destination Presentation segment where we get to inform potential buyers whom we may not have appointments with on what Taiwan can offer in terms of tourism and meeting resources. Taiwan Convention & Exhibition Association Taiwan Thomas Tsou Secretary General 51 % Hotels Resorts Service Apartments 14% 10% 2% National or State Boards Convention Visitor Bureaus (CVBs) Travel Management Companies (TMC) 2% Adventure Incentive Travel Suppliers Others Car Rental Companies Coach Operators Convention Exhibition Cruise Lines Ferry Services Golf Courses Integrated Resorts Spas Eco Tours Operators Travel Meeting Technology Multimedia Companies Theme Parks Tourist Attractions Travel Related Suppliers IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 5 2015 Buyers On Why Incorporating Luxury Travel This Year s IT&CMA Has Been A Good Event For Them Asia is a great destination market for Italian clients. Thus attending IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific is definitely beneficial for me. Secondly this is a platform to close serious business deals. I always look forward to attending the event. I enjoyed the networking sessions and meeting with relevant contacts whom I would not have met in Australia. I now have the right contacts at venues in regions outside of Australia. BT Financial Group Australia Anine Leakey Senior Event Manager It was a well-organised event and as a buyer I can find everything I want. Asia is an important market for me and this event provided me opportunities to meet exhibitors who I would have difficulties meeting elsewhere. NEW Agriscambi Tour Operator Italy Cesare Maria Ortis CEO I met with quality exhibitors enabling me to negotiate and engage in fruitful discussions. The networking sessions were also beneficial allowing me to refresh my partners and vendors list in Asia. IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific is like Shalom Hizkiahou Director a playground where all the best players in the industry gather. Free Style Netherlands This show provides access to new Ben Gosman destinations and a wide variety of Managing Director Asia MICE Production suppliers in Asian destinations a great Malaysia opportunity to research and get direct Alexander Wong contracts. The exhibitors displayed good product Operations Director NEW knowledge and I had fruitful discussions Business Travel Crimea Russia with various pioneers in the hospitality The quality of exhibitors remains strong Olena Alizade CEO business. I am definitely returning for and there were exhibitors who were next year s event. decision-makers thus enabling fruitful business discussions. Hanna Franzen Due to continuous participation at Managing Director past IT&CMA events we were able to successfully plan a 1000-pax conference in Bangkok this month. The ability to meet and negotiate with suppliers face-to-face IT&CMA is a must attend show for in a fast and short time is definitely the the South East Asia region. It is well highlight of my trip. organised and delivers good quality of sellers. Business Time Scanorama Israel Franzen Events Sweden holdings Ltd Singapore Fred Seow Senior Vice President Marketing & B2B IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific provides us the opportunity to meet our existing vendors acquire new ones and develop a relationship with them to better understand their products and services. ATS Meetings and Events United Arab Emirates Henry Ryan Sope Manager - Corporate Sales Meetings & Events NEW Definitely returning to IT&CMA and Fly to Sky Travel United Arab Emirates CTW Asia-Pacific again. This is a great Yoonus Perukanchira General Manager platform for knowing the partners better where we meet the right people at the right place. NEW The PSA was fantastic to ensure quality Cox & Kings Ltd India time was spent at the exhibition. The Garima Tuli Senior Manager exhibitors were suitable for my business exactly what I was looking for meeting many quality suppliers under one roof. high quality exhibitors at this year s Most importantly I have learnt that show. I had a great experience meeting Bangkok has many fine venues hotels with different exhibitors on the show entertainment and activities available a floor. world class MICE and leisure destination. Depalpur Tours & Travels (Pvt) Ltd Pakistan Amin Mian Qamar Chief Executive Officer NEW Gordon Wells & Co Australia Grace Ng Events Director I came away with a better understanding of DMCs which would be beneficial when we are selecting the right partners to work with. I am also kept abreast of the market trends for corporate procurement management decisions. NEW Thumbs up for the PSA and Online Diary system. I met with my desired exhibitors and I was able to find out more about their product and services offerings. The organisation of this show far surpassed other shows I ve attended. I got everything I wanted out of it and felt very well taken care of. NEW Entourage Bangladesh Rezaul Ekram CEO & Proprietor helmsBriscoe United States of America Rachel Dobbs Manager Global Account Beijing Youth Travel Service Co. Ltd China Annia Zhao Manager of the MICE Dept 6 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 IT&CMA has always brought us fruitful I was able to learn more about hotels contacts new destinations and new and other suppliers in the APAC region ideas. We definitely want to return again. especially hotels that are not part of the major chains. I have already contacted IGI-MICE European Division of Best Travel some of the exhibitors about an incentive Deals Greece project I am currently working on. Laiwah Chow Executive Director IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific is a great United Kingdom show. It is extremely well-organised and Choo San Chwee Director the choice of exhibitors is plentiful. For me this is the best show focusing on Asia. Professional Incentives Ltd On top of my pre-arranged appointments I had 15 more new appointments arranged on-site met with different hoteliers and DMCs gained more information and explore business prospects. R G Destinations Pvt Ltd India Chetan Gupta Director of Sales & Marketing NEW A concentrated and dedicated event like this brings together industry leaders top venues and destinations all under J&T Concierge Monaco one roof. The variety and quality of the Monaco educational sessions complimented by Eva Klejmova Director the amazing exhibition made for a very The great organisation of the show the successful event. Association Buyer excellent business opportunities and the high quality exhibitors I met are reasons why I returned to IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific. Quest International User Key Solution Poland Kinga Zalewska Project Manager Groups APAC Australia Daniel Strassberg Executive Director APAC & EMEA The show has been beneficial for me - meeting with the industry peers and networking with them. I was able to source for new vendors and procure business with them. Urdam Tours & Travels (Pvt) Ltd Pakistan Muhammad Ashraf Director A stress-free event where I met with good suppliers participated in informative Meeting with the right exhibitors all discussions and learnt more about new under one roof. The event as a whole was destinations we can recommend to our most productive and highly professional. clients. This has been a great platform to connect with industry peers and I also got to know more vendors besides the ones we are already using. NEW Light Miles Travel Inc Philippines Eleonor F. Lanuevo Operations Finance Manager Rakaposhi Tours Pvt Ltd Pakistan Lt. Col. Akbar A. Shareef Chairman & CEO Wellcome Tours India Ankur Kalra Managing Director We made lots of good and new contacts at this year s show. We also got to know more new hotels new activities that were being offered and new business opportunities. MINTCENTIVE (Division of TUI TRAVEL) India Pankaj Hingorani Assistant Vice President Buyer Statistics 2015 By Geography 33% 5% Americas Europe I appreciated the quality of my appointments and commitment from the exhibitors. The mobile app was a great tool to remind myself of my meetings for the day ahead. The knowledge sessions were fun and were a great chance to network and share experiences. MYOB NZ Ltd New Zealand Teresa Cargill Events Manager 51% 6% Others Asia 5% Australasia (Pacific) NEW By Industry Organisation is an important aspect for any trade show. TTG Events did a perfect job thanks to the PSA and Online Diary systems I completed my appointments without any hassle. Pauwels Travel Events Belgium Wim Pauwels Managing Director 49% 36% Event Planners Travel Agents Handling Incentives 48% 18% Professional Conference Organiser 47% 33% Meeting Planners Travel Agents Handling Luxury Travel 34% Travel Management Company 30% Destination Management Company Corporate Companies with Incentive Programmes 6% International Association IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 Newsletter Issue 01 December 201 4 7 2015 Corporate Travel Managers and Conference Delegates On Why This Year s CTW Asia-Pacific Has Been A Good Event For Them Attending CTW Asia-Pacific helped me to build up a stronger connection with travel related business peers and vendors. JD Finance Group China Shelley Gao Senior Procurement Manager I was able to learn other travel strategies that could be applicable to my organisation. NEW NEW Convergys Philippines Services Corp Philippines Maria Theresa Toralba Travel Analyst This year s speakers exceeded my expectations. The sessions were well-organised and well paced. The topics discussed were relevant to my job. The moderators were really great posing good questions to the speakers. From their replies the speakers too demonstrated competency in their industries. These benefited the audience as we learnt from their experiences. Texchem Resources Berhad Malaysia Kelly Saw Assistant Manager Office of President & Group CEO NEW Mazda Motors of New Zealand Ltd New Zealand Swee McGowan Executive Assistant to MD It was a good event with a strong conference programme. Meeting with technology suppliers at the exhibition hall was fruitful for me. Learning about policies and challenges of fellow travel managers was beneficial for me. I gained a better understanding of the industry. NEW Scotch & Water Innovations Pvt Ltd India Amit Singla CEO Utopia India Jasminder Brishan Senior Manager Job Titles Diverse Audience Profile Spanning 12 Territories 36% 10% Office Manager Corporate Travel Management 13% 10% 3% 1% Head of Administration 13% 6% 3% Travel Administration Manager 26% India Thailand 24% Malaysia 12% Singapore Senior Procurement Manager Executive Assistant 12% China PR 9% Philippines 5% Indonesia 4% 1% 8 General Management Director of Procurement General Manager - Meetings & Events 3% 3% Others New Zealand 3% 3% Australia Marketing Manager Senior Finance Manager IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 The conference topics were very appropriate and I learnt a lot from attending these sessions. This is my first visit to CTW AsiaPacific and it has been a perfect mix of exhibitors conference sessions and networking sessions. The panel discussions new knowledge and innovative practices shared in these sessions had been valuable for me. Vulcan Express India Allroy Augustine Collaco Head of Facilities Stunning Makeovers Limited New Zealand Paul McGowan CEO NEW CTW Asia-Pacific creates learning communities that bring together delegates from like-minded companies and encourage delegates to exchange experiences and ideas. I gained more knowledge about the travel industry which was important for me. NEW Swift Bridge Technologies (M) Sdn Bhd Malaysia Kwek Siew Ling Operation Manager WNS Global Services India Priyanka Jain Assistant Manager NEW Corporate travel managers and conference delegates attended 10 conference sessions at CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 led by expert speakers. A Selection of Companies Accenture Australia P L (Australia) Apple Inc. (China) Artesyn Embedded Technologies (Philippines) Bosch (Thailand) Chevron Phillips Chemicals Asia Pte Ltd (Singapore) CIMB Investment Bank Berhad (Malaysia) Convergys Philippines Services Corp (Philippines) Credit Suisse Ag (Singapore) DTZ Facilities & Engineering (Singapore) Fairchild Semiconductor (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (Malaysia) Ferring Pharmaceuticals (China PR) Flextronics International (United States of America) huawei Technologies India Pvt Ltd (India) Ingram MiceoAsia Pacific Pte Ltd (Singapore) Intellectual Ventures Australasia (Australia) KPMG (India) Lenovo (China PR) Madza Motors of New Zealand Ltd (New Zealand) National Oilwell Varco (Singapore) Osram Asia Pacific Management Company (China PR) Pfizer (South Korea) Stunning Makeovers Ltd (New Zealand) Syngenta Asia Pacific Pte Ltd (Singapore) Tata Capital Financial Services Limited (India) Texchem Resources Berhad (Malaysia) Unilever Industries Pvt Ltd (India) IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 9 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 Continues To Enhance Knowledge Among Association Players The Association Days IT&CMA returned for a third year premiering four association management topics over 2 days (30 September to 1 October) Partnering Your Sponsors Mapping Out Excellence In Communication Learning From Success and Associations for Association Executives . Successfully drawing in industry professionals and executives from across the region Association Days IT&CMA also featured destination presentations business appointments and networking sessions. Destinations that leveraged on the presentations platform that reached out to buyers and media included Taiwan Thailand Dubai and Switzerland. Representatives from these CVBs took advantage of this valuable avenue to share with the delegates in person about the facilities appeal factors and support available to Associations. Participating in the Destination Presentation gave us the chance to showcase innovative conference venues new hotel developments and this spiced up with examples of successful international meetings that show why Switzerland is a global leader for MICE. Destination Presenter Switzerland Tourism Dominique Oi MICE Manager South East Asia The Association Day forums greatly benefitted me as I am able to learn from and engaged in discussions with top notch professionals from different associations. Association Buyer International Society for Intelligent Unmanned Systems India Dr. Vishnu Kumar Kaliappan Conference Organizer Manager Four Brand New Campfire Knowledge Sessions Unveiled At IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 unveiled four brand new Campfire Knowledge Sessions that were held from 30 September to 1 October 2015. Catering to specific delegate niches including suppliers PCOs PEOs and corporate buyers the featured topics ranged from effective selling at tradeshows staying well at tradeshows scaling your mobile app for your events and creative team-building for MICE groups. Speakers included Hugo Slimbrouck Director of Strategic Partnerships of Ovation Global DMC Sarah Skavron Knowledge and Events Executive of IMEX Group Christopher Toh Country Manager for Singapore of Guidebook and David Fotheringham Director of Asia Ability. My Campfire session was on staying well at tradeshows where I shared tips on how delegates can stay healthy and fresh during gruelling business trips. Delegates were receptive and open to hearing new ideas and at the same they were active in sharing their own experience. IMEx Group Sarah Skavron Knowledge and Events Executive The campfire sessions were extremely useful. Not only were many great ideas being shared it also created more awareness of the importance of tradeshows and how to get the most out of it. The speakers were very knowledgeable in their field and had done a great job in communicating useful information in an interactive and interesting manner. Gordon Wells & Co Australia Grace Ng Events Director ASEAN MICE Forum First of a Kind in the World Debuted At IT&CMA 2015 The first-ever ASEAN MICE Forum (AMF) made its debut on 29 September at IT&CMA 2015. The only one of its kind in the world AMF was made possible with the endorsement of the ASEAN Tourism Marketing and Communication Working Group. She added In the half-day programme delegates learnt how best to conduct MICE programs in various ASEAN destinations and the best approaches to organise MICE events in the ASEAN region where there are strong advantages over other parts of the world in so many ways especially in term of value site attractions and connection to multiple destinations -- great potential for incentive groups and pre post tours for conferences and meetings. In addition AMF provided the networking opportunities for delegates to meet with the representatives from ASEAN National Tourism Organisations and CVBs as well as industry players. The turnout at AMF was far more than expected. This signifies the interest in ASEAN MICE from these participants who come from all over the world. Dee Suvimol ASEAN Secretariat 10 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 The Benefits of Earning A Captive Audience IT&CMA Sponsors SPONSORS SEOUL S CONFIDENCE IN SPONSORED FUNCTIONS BACKED BY PREVIOUS SUCCESS We are delighted to have return as a luncheon host for buyer and media delegates. Our confidence in IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific is affirmed as we had reaped results from our past sponsored networking functions. This year we highlighted new incentives from Seoul especially our special support programs to the buyer and media delegates. Through the intimate session we created an even stronger working relationship with our target audience. Seoul Tourism Organisation Maureen O Crowley Executive Director MICE Division C APTIVE SET TING TO PROMOTE DUBAI The hosted luncheon was a great opportunity for Dubai to promote our destination especially among the South-east Asian MICE buyers who are our target audience. We were able to showcase Dubai s MICE capabilities and facilities. The intimate setting enabled us to foster and build relationships with these buyers I ll say it is definitely a good platform for us to come and showcase what we have to offer. Dubai Business Events Michelle Pinheiro Executive Sales & Convention Services OAKWOOD LEVER AGED ON MULTIPLE TOUCh POINTS TO ENGAGE TARGETS Being a gold sponsor this year enabled us multiple touch points with our target audience. Through the speaker panel session and media briefing we were able to engage with the right audiences about the Oakwood Worldwide brand learn more about the latest corporate travel trends that are key to our industry and further cement existing relationships at the same time as build new contacts with key corporate travel decision makers. Oakwood Worldwide Craig Ryan Managing Director APAC CTW Asia-Pacific Sponsors FIRST- hAND ExPERIENCE OF PhILIPPINES FUN AND WARMTh We are going after the MICE market more aggressively this year and we are putting our strong foot forward by sponsoring and hosting more events. Our hosted dinner is the perfect platform to reach out to not only the Asia-Pacific buyers but also the Europeans Americans and other nationalities that attended IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific. It is through informal settings like our hosted dinner that ensured delegates were able to experience for themselves first-hand the fun-loving nature the warmth and the hospitality of the Philippines and its people. Tourism Promotions Board Philippines Susan Del Mundo Chief Marketing and Promotions OPPORTUNIT Y TO DEMONSTR ATE hRS ThOUGhT LEADERShIP Sponsoring at CTW Asia-Pacific 2015 is a great platform for us to reach out to the right audience and connect with travel and procurement professionals from the region. It really helps us to expand our network which in turn helps to achieve our business goals. On top of the sponsorship we participated in a panel discussion. This was a good channel to demonstrate our thought leadership and knowledge as the global hotel solutions provider and provided the opportunity to interact with the audience and capture their attention with our unique value proposition. hRS The hotel Portal Sarah-Jane Tempest Director of Corporate Services Asia Pacific CT W A SIA- PACIFIC PROVEN TO REACh RIGhT AUDIENCE FOR FR ASERS This is our 3rd year sponsoring at CTW Asia-Pacific. Last year we participated as Gold Sponsor and it was a good year for us. We had met the right people and more people knew about our brand. As we grew our footprint and expanded our brand portfolio we knew we definitely wanted to come back in a much bigger way. This year we are a Platinum Sponsor and we organised a hosted luncheon for the corporate travel professionals. The turnout was great better than expected. CTW Asia-Pacific is a good platform for brand awareness. Frasers hospitality Jastina Balen Director Group Branding & Communications IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 1 1 UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific Drew Strong Interest From International Associations The UIA Associations Round Table Asia-Pacific 2015 organized during IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific welcomed 72 participants from 18 countries. For two days 29 to 30 September participants shared experience and knowledge on the purpose of associations good governance practical management and communication. Nancy Carfrae Coordinator expressed her delight Three-quarters of the participants represented international associations a record number Our participants had shared their benefits of attending the Round Table session and the invaluable knowledge they attained during the session which they are now able to share with their colleagues and members. Attendances also took the opportunity to visit and engage IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific delegates in the show floor. GainingEdge Gary Grimmer CEO Seoul Tourism Organization Maureen O Crowley Executive Director Video Interviews Latest Industry Perspectives of Delegates The 23rd IT&CMA and 18th CTW Asia-Pacific released video interviews featuring the perspectives of over 18 delegates spanning the organisers partners exhibitors buyers corporate travel managers speakers and sponsors of the event. These are some of the interview highlights KEYNOTE SPEAKER GainingEdge Gary Grimmer CEO This is not really about tourism. This is about building our economies this is about developing trade networks and this is about building knowledge and creative societies. MICE BUYER Rakaposhi Tours Lt. Col Akbar A. Shareef Chairman and CEO After 9 11 I received 29 group cancellations in 1 day which brought my business down to a zilch. Because of IT&CMA 2014 I was able to strike a deal here and bring in 325 incentive buyers and housed them in Amari Watergate Hotel. EXHIBITOR SPONSOR Seoul Tourism Organization Maureen O Crowley Executive Director IT&CMA has always been important to us. We got started here in 2008 and this year s return with our own booth and sponsored function feels like homecoming. PARTNER ASEAN Tourism Marketing and Communication Working Group Dee Suvimol ASEAN Secretariat This is the very first time that ASEAN NTOs in 10 countries collaborate with the private sector in organising the ASEAN MICE Forum at IT&CMA to tell the story of MICE development in the region. The full list of video interviews can be viewed at Organiser Darren Ng Managing Director TTG Asia Media Host Committee Partner Nopparat Maythaveekulchai President Thailand Convention & Exhibition Bureau Industry Partner Dee Suvimol ASEAN Secretariat Exhibitor Sponsor Maureen O Crowley Executive Director MICE Division Seoul Tourism Organization Exhibitor Sponsor Domingo Ramon C Enerio III Chief Operating Officer Tourism Promotions Board Philippines Exhibitor Ian Stazicker Group Marketing Director Value Retail China Exhibitor Christophe Verstrate Executive Director euromic Exhibitor Anja Loetscher Director Geneva Convention Bureau Exhibitor Paul Counihan Cluster Director Sales & Marketing Anantara 12 MICE Buyer Lt. Col Akbar A. Shareef Chairman CEO Rakaposhi Tours MICE Buyer Rich Wise President Wise Incentives Association Buyer Daniel Wood President World Freestyle Football Federation Sponsor Craig Ryan Managing Director APAC Oakwood Worldwide Sponsor Jastina Balen Director Group Branding and Communications Frasers hospitality Corporate Travel Manager Kishore Rames Travel Manager Asia Pacific National Oilwell Varco Industry Speaker Alvan Aiau Vice President Global Sales Carlson Wagonlit Travel Industry Speaker Noor Amad Hamid Regional Director Asia Pacific ICCA IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 On Our Social Media Airwaves itcma2015 ctwapac2015 IT&CM Events CTW Events ITCM Events CTW Events maximum33 We re ready ITCMA2015 jamessee itcma2015 openingceremony reception bangkok centralworldbangkok kroffkainot itcma2015 bangkok mhongliostudio 3 Days for IT&CM ASIAPACIFIC 2015 ITCMA2015 CTEAP2015 ITCM Events hilal Kolu Opening Ceremony & Welcome Dinner IT&CM ASIA Bangkok ITCMA2015 CTWAP2015 CTW Events Sharp Travel Service (Phils.) Inc 1st day of ITCMA Business Appointments (Buyers and Sellers) Meeting IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 13 To Be Sticky Is To Have Made A Lasting Impression Our 2015 Sticky Award Winners As voted by delegates Stickiest Function Tourism Promotions Board Philippines Stickiest Corporate Booth (Silver) Resort World Sentosa Stickiest Marketing & Promotion Taiwan Convention & Exhibition Association Stickiest Corporate Booth (Bronze) Centara Hotels & Resorts Stickiest Buyer Stickiest National Pavilion (Gold) Korea Tourism Organization Henry Waltz CEO Owner Geck o Incentives & Events Stickiest National Pavilion (Silver) Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau Stickiest Corporate Travel Manager Abhimanyu Global Head MICE & Travel Procurement HCL Technologies Stickiest National Pavilion (Bronze) Tourism Promotions Board Philippines Stickiest Guru Hugo Slimbrouck Director of Strategic Partnerships Ovation Global DMC Stickiest Social Sharing Hospitality News Philippines Stickiest Corporate Booth (Gold) Thai Airways 1 4 IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 Meet Your Sticky Awards Winners STICKIEST FUNCTION TOURISM PROMOTIONS BOARD PhILIPPINES This win demonstrated our strength in blending business and leisure which was proven during our hosted dinner function hinged on our marketing campaign It s More Fun In The Philippines . Our campaign has left a lasting impression in the hearts of our delegates and effectively showcased Philippines in a unique and significant way. Susan Del Mundo Chief Marketing and Promotions STICKIEST MARKETING & PROMOTION TAIWAN CONVENTION & ExhIBITION ASSOCIATION It was a happy honour to have won the award when other countries did equally well. I think our winning quality has to be the joint efforts of all our exhibitors in our promotional activities and attitudes including media briefing destination presentation artistic wiring performance and warm reception of visiting buyers. Thomas Tsou Secretary General STICKIEST BUYER hENRY WALTZ Exhibitors appreciate that I bring concepts for our business meetings so our meetings always have fruitful conclusions. I always have respect for the exhibitors I meet and exhibitors like that It is amazing to be voted as the Stickiest Buyer by my fellow peers. CEO Owner Geck o Incentives & Events Germany STICKIEST CORPORATE TRAVEL MANAGER - ABhIMANYU I am honoured to have received the Stickiest Corporate Travel Manager award as the votes were cast from different travel experts from corporate travel suppliers to fellow travel management peers. Global head MICE & Travel Procurement hCL Technologies India STICKIEST CORPORATE BOOTh (GOLD) ThAI AIRWAYS We feel proud to win the Gold award this year especially since we were voted in by the delegates. This goes to show that our THAI booth the functionality bright shining design while preserving the THAI corporate identity has won their hearts. Jirawadi Virabutr Chief STICKIEST NATIONAL PAVILION (GOLD) KOREA TOURISM ORGANIZATION This award is a true opportunity for Korea to showcase that it is the MICE destination for attending delegates. This award recognises the effort we have made in ensuring the effectiveness in promoting Korea and its people. On top of ensuring effective B2B discussions between co-exhibitors and buyers we also featured Korean traditional fan making sessions at our booth for all visiting delegates. Changho ham Assistant Manager We are humbled for being awarded the very first Stickiest Social Sharing. Social media has certainly become an important channel for not only delivering the news but also engaging with readers and so as a hotel and MICE industry publication we make sure we are actively tapping this platform. Overall content is the most important element in any social media activity. Being part of a publication group that has been around for nearly two decades we make sure our posts are relevant to the trade. Buddy Recio Group Editor IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 Newsletter Issue 01 November 2015 NEW STICKIEST SOCIAL ShARING hOSPITALITY NEWS PhILIPPINES 15 Delegates Registration Be A Part of IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific 2016 27 - 29 September Bangkok Convention Centre at CentralWorld Bangkok Thailand Book Your Booth By 31 December To Enjoy Early Bird Savings IT&CMA Raw Space (min 18sqm) (until 31 Dec 2015) CTW Asia-Pacific Shell Scheme (min 9sqm) USD 740 USD 780 All rates are not inclusive of USD800 registration fee Enhanced Shell Scheme (min 18sqm) USD 700 USD 740 Exhibition Tabletop USD 4 000 Early Bird USD 680 USD 720 2016 Standard Scan this QR Code to get in touch with us Participating as a Corporate Exhibitor or collectively under your respective Country State Pavilion Contact us for customised exhibition packages that you can take advantage of. 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