CWT Meetings & Events expands into China

Global meetings and events division of Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT), CWT Meetings & Events, has entered China’s rapidly growing meetings and events market.

CWT Meetings & Events in China has been granted a tour operating licence by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) that will allow it to deliver inbound and domestic M&E in China for its clients. CWT says this makes it the first global travel management company to manage both its travel management and M&E operations in China in-house.

Organisations looking for support with their M&E activities in China will now have access to the full range of products and services offered by CWT Meetings & Events.

CWT Meetings & Events’ specialist areas include event planning and execution – from event strategy to event production, event management and delegate management; venue sourcing; group travel; and strategic meetings management. CWT tools available to clients include the CWT Meeting Optimiser and the CWT Meetings & Events Dashboard, designed to offer event planners greater  control.

“CWT China’s rapid growth in the last decade is an accurate reflection of the potential of this market,” said General Manager of CWT China, Albert Zhong. “China’s business travel market has grown to become the second largest in the world according to the GBTA, and meetings and events are key drivers of this. We aim to grow our presence in this space and provide both local and multinational companies the expertise and support they need to organise creative and cost effective meetings and events.”

Floyd Widener, Senior VP of CWT Meetings & Events worldwide, added: “We are proud to be the first global travel management company with a presence in China to offer both travel management and meetings and events services under the same roof and deliver the consistently high-quality of service that our clients have come to expect from us around the world.

“In addition, compliance has become increasingly companies in China and CWT will continue to work in partnership with its current and prospective clients to ensure compliance is a priority,” he added.

CWT Meetings & Events China will be led by Ike Zhang, who is based in Shanghai.

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