IT&CM China and CTW China 2018
The 12th edition of the leading international MICE event in China returns with an exciting mix of Business, Networking and Education
The 12th edition of the leading international MICE event in China returns with an exciting mix of Business, Networking and Education. IT&CM China 2018 will showcase a new Opening Ceremony venue partner, official hotel partners, a dedicated luxury pavilion, and the inaugural China MICE Conference dedicated to incentive and inbound tourism; while CTW China 2018, the leading corporate travel management conference for China, marks its 4th year with a renewed format to benefit stakeholders.
Darren Ng, Managing Director, TTG Asia Media, said, “2018 is set to become a landmark year. The significant space expansion of between 50% to 100% by returning international exhibitors attests to continued confidence that IT&CM China and CTW China delivers on key Chinese MICE buyers, supported by TTG’s highly regarded business matching system.”
“This confidence is also borne out of the fact that the events’ Associations Day, Corporate Travel World and China MICE Conference continue to feature thought-leaders from across the respective MICE domains. Support from ICCA, World PCO Alliance, ASAE, SITE, and TTG Events’ own conference programme team have produced a substantive line up of conference sessions that promises to educate, excite and delight.”
Exhibitor and Buyer Engagements In Full Swing
International CVBs and NTOs have made IT&CM China the platform of choice for their MICE engagement, adding Argentina, Fukuoka, Indonesia, Jeju, Korea, Los Angeles, Malaysia, Philippines, and Thailand.
China exhibitor like Chengdu, Hainan, Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shanghai, Xiamen, Kunming, Hong Kong SAR, and Macau SAR, and many others are returning back to the show this year.
Networking, Sponsorship and Global Support Across More Platforms
Hilton Shanghai Hongqiao, is venue partner for the Official Opening Ceremony and Welcome Reception on 20 March. Newly-opened Courtyard by Marriott Shanghai Changfeng Park, will be the venue for the most social functions. JW Marriott Hotel Shanghai Changfeng Park will be home to CTW China’s table top appointments, conference, and networking components.
EXO Events is the appointed provider for the Pre-Show City Tours in Shanghai. Macao SAR will host a luncheon this year while returning destination Argentina is set to host a networking dinner during IT&CM China and their first exclusive FAM trip that will take place later in the year. Swisshotel Osaka and Tempus Group will partner to put together a FAM trip for buyers post IT&CM China.
Argentina Intensifies Partnership At IT&CM China 2018
Destination Argentina, fronted by the National Institute of Tourism Promotion, Argentina (INPROTUR), returns to IT&CM China 2018 with twice the size plus an Associations Day Destination Presentation, Hosted Networking Dinner on 21 March, and a post-event FAM trip in September, Argentina is one of the destinations to look out for in this year’s exciting exhibitor line-up.
Elaborating on the importance of IT&CM China and the decision to return, Emora Franco, Meeting Industry Coordination, INPROTUR, “China has been defined as one of the seventeen prioritised markets by our National Institute of Tourism Promotion. We were extremely well-received and had a very successful participation last year. We met more buyers and decision-makers than expected, prompting our renewed efforts to return with more destinations and companies in tow.”
On taking on these platforms to elevate Brand Argentina at IT&CM China, Franco added, “Private events like our luncheon in 2017 have been a good way to establish meaningful relationships and make new contacts, getting to know what buyers really want while focused on our destination. We also believe that the best way to experience a far-away destination is by seeing it for yourself. Spring in September is a great time to discover the great variety of landscapes, climates and unique venues for events that Argentina has to offer.”