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|May 12, 2014
KW Conferences Partners IT&CM India
KW Conferences, India's first accredited Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) has joined hands with IT&CM India to lend its over 20 years of expertise to develop and deliver the show's inaugural Association Day and Corporate Performance forums. Slated on 20 and 21 August 2014, expert speakers from various industries will present on topics catered specifically for attending association buyers and corporate travel professionals from India or with operations based in India. Educational topics...
|May 08, 2014
WTM Vision Explores 'Global Phenomenon' of Chinese Travel Market
It is "boom time" for China's outbound market, with "dynamic" growth of 16% forecast for 2014, delegates at WTM Vision Conference -- Shanghai will hear today (Thursday 8 May). Exclusive research from Euromonitor International will also show that outbound expenditure has reached a record level of US$120 billion and predictions for the coming five years reveal bumper growth rates. Fangting Sun, Senior Research Analyst at Euromonitor International, said: "Hong Kong and Macau are beneficiaries...
|April 17, 2014
Corporate Travel World (CTW) Event To Establish China Edition In Shanghai
From 2015, Chinese Corporate Travel professionals can finally look forward to a much anticipated Conference dedicated to building the body of industry knowledge and cultivating best practices relating to China's business travel policies and decision-making process. Branded and modelled after TTG Asia Media's Corporate Travel Word (CTW) Asia-Pacific, the newly launched edition in Shanghai is aptly named CTW China to reflect the show's focus on the interests and requirements of this geographica...
|April 16, 2014
IT&CM China's Association Day Returns For the 2nd Year
The second day of IT&CM China 2014 opened with much gusto as Association Executives thronged the educational sessions fronted by Association Day expert speakers from local representatives from China Electrical Equipment Industry, China Nonprescription Medicines Association, Eventown Group, International Dragon Award (IDA) Executive Committee, and Meeting Professionals International (MPI). Alicia Yao, General Manager of IME Consulting, kicked off the Association Day forums with "Association Me...
|April 15, 2014
IT&CM China 2014 Delegates First To Experience Special Events Venue -- The River Mall
IT&CM China 2014 delegates experienced this evening's official Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner for the first time at a special venue - The River Mall, sited within the Shanghai Expo arena. Touted as Shanghai's spanking new property, the River Mall has been primed to host a mammoth variety of events in the months and years to come. The evening's unique entertainment line-up featured the spectacular Yang Drum Dance Clan -- a traditional high tempo performance favoured for its auspicious sym...
|April 14, 2014
IT&CM China To Open Tomorrow With Record-Breaking Chinese Delegation
The 8th installment of Leading International MICE Event In China, IT&CM China, will open tomorrow with its strongest Chinese delegation to date. The unprecedented strength of the local participation is evidenced most significantly in the Chinese buyer numbers where close to 480 will attend over the next 3 days. Total International and Chinese buyer attendees have exceeded 600. This has surged the ratio of Chinese buyers to an all-time high of 70% of all buyers delegation. Collectively, buying...
|April 10, 2014
CIBTM Attendees: Asian Hosted Buyers Confirm Demand For Outbound Business
Recent research conducted by Reed Travel Exhibitions has identified Canada, United States, Germany, Switzerland, UK, France, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and UAE to be amongst the top ten destinations (outside of Asia), selected by Asian meetings planners attending CIBTM (www.cibtm.com), as a preferred destination for holding out bound MICE events. Jeffrey Xu, CIBTM Project Manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions commented, "Things are looking very positive for this year with nearly two thirds of A...
|April 06, 2014
AIME Pre Tours Inspire Event Planners To Book Future Business
The 2014 Asia Pacific Meetings & Conference Expo (AIME) pre tour program has motivated over half of its participants to bring business to Melbourne and regional Victoria in the future, Melbourne Convention Bureau (MCB) Chief Executive Officer, Karen Bolinger, announced today. According to MCB's survey of AIME pre tour participants, close to 100% were satisfied with their visit to Victoria in February and 48% said the pre tour program had positively changed their perception of the state as a m...
|April 03, 2014
IT&CM China's Returning Association Day Centres On Priorities of Chinese Association Executives
The importance of the Professional Conference Organiser (PCO) in winning business for China, organising large-scale association meetings, and the benefits on associations to use social media to propel their association meetings' ROI. These highlights of this year's Association Day -- returning for the 2nd consecutive year -- reflect the urgencies and priorities that today's Chinese Association Executives need to master. Alicia Yao, General Manager of IME Consulting said, "Everyone knows the i...
|March 31, 2014
23rd Hotelex Opens Today In Shanghai
The 23rd Hotelex opens at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center on March 31. It offers 14 exhibition halls with over 140,000 sqm exhibition space. 25 activities are organized, including 21st Century F&B Forum and 2014 International Premium Area Match-Making Meeting (IPA). Meanwhile, Hotelex will bring together five international professional competitions: 2014 China Gelato Championship, China Master Bartender Competition, World Latte Art Competition China, World Barista Championship (...
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