Beijing. CIBTM, which took place last week in the China National Convention Centre (CNCC), Beijing, saw some 9,402 pre-scheduled business appointments (10% increase on PSAs compared to 2012 figures), taking place over the course of the show.
The number of exhibitors who attended the show this year also increased by 17%, with the show introducing new and returning brands to the China meetings and incentive industry including Sri Lanka, Japan National Tourism Organization, Madrid, Czech Tourist Authority – Czech Tourism, Hungarian National Tourist Office, Saint Petersburg Express, JSC and Russian Federation.
Jeffrey Xu, CIBTM Project Manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions comments “We have been delighted with the level of business which was achieved this year and we have had a great deal of positive feedback so far from all of our attendees. This feedback gives us a true indication of just how effective the Hosted Buyer programme is in generating business for buyers and suppliers from across the globe.
This year’s Professional Education programme was also considered “a huge success” with a 113% increase in attendance over the 20 sessions, which were delivered as part of CIBTM Knowledge marking an 18% increase on sessions delivered at CIBTM 2012. The programme featured a number of diverse speakers through partnerships with some of the world’s leading industry associations including MPI, SITE, ASAE, ICCA and IAEE.
CIBTM 2014 takes place on 17-19 September 2014