CIBTM launches Chinese meetings week

Organiser of the China Incentive, Business
Travel and Meetings Exhibition, Reed Travel Exhibitions, has announced a dedicated
meetings week, to take place in China,
to run in conjunction with next year’s show, 7-9 September 2010.

The announcement came on the first day
of CIBTM 2009in Beijing
and co-hosted by the Beijing Tourism Administration.

“Beijing
has all the attributes of a world-class meetings and incentives destination and
our role is to help realise this potential,” said show director Graeme Barnett,
speaking at the show venue, the China National Convention Centre.

Barnett said the aim of the show has
always been to help grow the meetings industry throughout China.

“We believe that our initiative to have
a week entirely dedicated to the meetings industry will help China realise its potential,”
Barnett said.

“Attracting large scale
international corporate and association events with improved venues and
facilities, access, accommodation and service standards must be underpinned by
a professional skilled workforce, so developing people is critical.”

The meetings week will see leading
industry associations such as MPI, ICCA and SITE involved in the creation of a
diverse and rich programme of professional education activities. 

RTE claims this year’s CIBTM is 35 per
cent larger than the previous edition, which took place in 2007, with 324 exhibitors,
over 5,000 appointments scheduled by 285 international hosted buyers and 6,300 pre-registered
visitors for the three-day event.

CIBTM 2010 will take place from 79
September at the CNCC in Beijing
.

Paul Colston

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Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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