In keeping with this year’s theme, the organizers of IT&CMA and CTW 2010 are “redefining” delegates’ experience while contributing to corporate social responsibility by rolling out new initiatives to improve Asia’s only double-bill MICE and corporate travel event.
The first initiative is a green contribution effort to reduce the use of paper, while the second leverages on technology to help delegates manage their time during the show.
For the first time this year, Corporate Travel World (CTW) Asia-Pacific delegates no longer have to take home bulky stacks of conference materials.
Instead, each corporate travel manager will receive a reusable thumb-drive containing all necessary conference documents.
Darren Ng, managing director of TTG Asia Media, said: “We not only help reduce waste, but make it more convenient for delegates to reference what they have learnt, anytime.
“This enhances their overall learning experience.”
Another initiative is an SMS-reminder that the organizers will push to all delegates one hour before a key session begins.
Mr Ng added: “With the host of activities happening at the event, it helps to give everyone a friendly reminder of an upcoming event so that they do not miss out as a result of their busy agendas.”
This service will be provided for events open to all delegates. These include the opening session taking place today, IT&CMA Morning Seminars (on October 6th and 7th), and the ninth Sticky Awards (also on October 7th).
To enable IT&CMA exhibitors and buyers to make better on-site appointment matches, the organisers have implemented a Buyers-Meet-Sellers (BMS) appointment scheduling session in addition to the Sellers-Meet-Buyers (SMB) session.
This will give buyers the opportunity to fix appointments with sellers they are keen to discuss business with.
Conversely, the SMB session involves sellers making appointments with buyers of their choice. Both SMB and BMS, as well as the CTW Table-Top Networking Session, where corporate travel managers schedule appointments with exhibitors, will take place later.
This year’s event has outsold last year’s, welcoming 780 participating exhibitors from 304 companies across 38 countries, 483 buyers and corporate travel managers from 54 countries, 151 conference delegates from 22 countries, 142 international and local media from 35 countries, as well as hundreds more trade visitors, VIPs, and guests. The total count is some 2,340 international delegates.