Hosted Buyer and visitor registration has opened for this year’s CIBTM (China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition) www.cibtm.com.
Considered to be the leading and largest international event for the business travel and meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry in China and the wider Asia region, last year it welcomed over 275 Hosted Buyers from America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific who undertook more than 5000 Pre-Scheduled Appointments with over 300 international and regional exhibitors. This year the event is set to provide a similar business environment.
CIBTM, taking place from August 30th – 1st September 2011 at Beijing’s China National Convention Centre, is the only meetings industry show co-hosted with the Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development (formerly Beijing Tourism Administration) and officially endorsed by the China National Tourism Administration and the Beijing Municipal Government.
Exhibition Manager Jeffrey Xu comments: “CIBTM provides a dedicated three-day business platform focused on the rapidly expanding and developing Chinese market. The growth of the show is a testament to the considerable interest in the sector, both inbound and outbound, as local Chinese corporations and the world’s leading industry players focus on this part of the world and its significant growth prospects.
“I would encourage anyone involved in the planning and staging of meetings, incentives, events and business travel throughout the region to register and secure their Hosted Buyer or visitor place.”
Award winning Hosted Buyer Programme
The award winning CIBTM Hosted Buyer Programme, offering a unique VIP business opportunity, is open to top industry buyers from associations, corporations and agencies organising international events. Benefits of the Hosted Buyer Programme include complimentary flights from selected airports; complimentary 4/5 star accommodation at an official CIBTM hotel in Beijing; one-to-one diary of priority appointments with exhibitors, arranged prior to the event; invitations to evening receptions and exclusive networking functions; entrance to the private Hosted Buyer Lounge during the exhibition and complimentary access to the China Meetings Week and CIBTM’s Professional Education Programme.
Free visitor registration
Free visitor registration is open to all who prefer to organise their own schedules during the event. Benefits of registering online in advance include pre-show news updates, free entrance and fast-track entry on arrival. The visitor programme will enable those attending to meet with local and global suppliers, enhance their knowledge of the meetings industry and assist in their personal professional development. Simultaneous translations will be provided in all education sessions.
CIBTM Exhibition Manager Jeffrey Xu adds: “The Hosted Buyer Programme reflects the nature of buyers our exhibitors want to do business with. Delivering quality buyers who place business inbound and intra-regionally across Asia but also outbound from China ensures we satisfy the needs of both international and local exhibitors.
“This is a particularly exciting time for the meetings industry in China. Recognised by both the Chinese National Government and Beijing authorities who are supporting the event, the industry is set for a period of growth and expansion. If ever there was a time to do business in China it is now…..and at CIBTM.”