The third CTW China
took off with the introduction of its new mentorship programme that facilitates
expert delegates to connect with other practitioners in the vocation throughout
the event. With deliberate interaction and socialisation activities built into
their 3-day programme, a key benefit for all delegates will be the takeaway of
collective wisdom of their mentors and assigned groups.
Mentors headlining this inaugural initiative include Adidas, Apple, Lenovo and Siemens amongst others. They join over
30 other notable organisations like AirPlus
International, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Delta Air Lines, DIDI Chuxing,
MasterCard Asia Pacific, Michelin (China) Investment, Travelport and Unilever as expert speakers staging the
10 anticipated conference sessions.
“My own humble beginnings of being a corporate travel
professional for 11 years have led me to believe in and value the immense
benefits of peer-sharing and co-learning. During my early years, I would have
appreciated the opportunity to harness the knowledge of seniors in the field.
Being a mentor at CTW China will allow me to give back to the community. I look
forward to sharing my experience, energy and ideas with more industry friends
here,” said mentor Li Lei, Founder
of Youli Consulting.
CTW China also crowned this evening, Ford Motor Co.’s Asia Pacific Travel Manager – Global Corporate
Travel, Christine Liu, as its 2017 Most Influential Travel Manager respectively
during the joint Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner with IT&CM China at Shanghai Marriot Parkview.
The winner was hand-picked after an intensive selection
process that included preliminary nominations, written interviews and
endorsements. Liu won the eventual titles over 18 other nominations. The final
selection was made by the judging panel comprising of TTG China and TTG-BTmice
China’s editorial panel, representatives from co-organisers TTG Events and Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) China, as well as industry partners Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association
International (HSMAI) Asia Pacific.
Expressed Liu, “It is an honor to be recognised by the very
industry that I have had the pleasure to witness and also enjoy tremendous
growth in the past 10 years. In addition to the trust and vote by CTW China
Awards’ nomination committee, I would like to thank Ford for giving me the
platform to perform, and special thanks goes to my regional leadership and
global team for their trust and support. To me, this is not an award for myself
as an individual. Instead, it is an award for each member of our travel manager
community who is determined to make a change through daily efforts. It is also
an award for business associates who explore better value proposition through
collaborative partnership with customers. Together we can make a difference,
together we go further!”
In addition to the above highlights, the first day of CTW
China also saw hosted corporate travel buyers embark on a pre-event city tour
of Shanghai sponsored by Pacific World that included a visit to Zhujiajiao Water Village and brunch as
part of its half-day itinerary.
Corporate Travel World (CTW) China 2017 will be held from 21
– 23 March in Shanghai and is co-located with IT&CM China, the leading
international MICE event in China. For more information, visit www.corporatetravelworld.com/china