China’s first Meetings Industry Advisory Board gathers post-CIBTM

In an attempt
to
capitalise on the lucrative international and regional meetings
market opened up by the Reed
Travel Exhibitions’ CIBTM trade show last week, the Dongcheng District in Beijing
has
hosted the
inaugural meeting of China’s Meetings Industry Advisory
Board.

Dongcheng District’s Tourism Administration Director General,
Li Xuemin, said the district
would soon
issue its own incentives
travel
policy “to attract more international meetings to the area”.   

Li claims the district’s advantageous
location and
convenient transport are backed up
by
a variety of
meeting
facilities and cultural and entertainment
complexes.

Members of the
new China
Meetings
Industry Advisory Board include the CEO of industry consultancy Gary Glimmer and
Company, Gary Glimmer; President of MCI Group, Roger Tondeur; President of MCI
Asia Pacific, Robin Lokerman; VP of Silversea Crusies, Sean Mahoney; VP of the
China Tourism Academy, Dai Bin; Director of the
China
International Conference Centre for Science, He Jian; MD of the Beijing China
Professional International Travel Service, Liu Ping; Chief Editor of Meetings China, Wang Qingdao; and the Vice
MD of Inbound Tourism of Incentive and Meetings Development of the China
International Travel Service (CITS), Yao Hong. 

Paul Colston

Author

Paul Colston

Managing Editor, Conference News & Conference & Meetings World.

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