Register NOW for exclusive business, education and networking opportunities at www.cibtm.com
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, meetings, incentives, conferences and events industry in China and the wider Asia region, last year’s record breaking event attracted over 4,400 industry professionals from America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific including 300 Hosted Buyers and more than 7,500 pre-scheduled appointments took place. This year the event is set to provide a similar business environment.
CIBTM takes place from 12th – 14th September 2012 at Beijing’s China National Convention Centre, and 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: “The response from local, regional and international meetings industry professionals to last year’s event was an important stage in the strategic development of CIBTM. This year we will add even more to the strategic development of the show so that our Hosted Buyers and trade visitors benefit from the combination of business, education and networking. 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.
Tina Yang, Bard Medical Devise Corporation limited commented: “When I first visited CIBTM three years ago, I was a real beginner and new to the business of pre-scheduled appointments with the suppliers. Two year later, I feel that this show has not only enhanced my working experience but has also provided avenues to excellent business partners. Suppliers that I have met at CIBTM have become long term service providers and been included into our Global Vendor List. Recently, we just finished a wonderful incentive trip in Australia, it would not have been so successful without the support of the vendors that I have found at at CIBTM. It offers such a great platform to my job, I feel that it has become part of working life”.
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.”
For full event details and to apply for free Hosted Buyer or visitor status logon to www.cibtm.com
CIBTM 2012 takes place on the 12th-14th September 2012.
Category: Events and Meetings