This year, IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific celebrate their 25th and 20th anniversary with a throwback to the evolution and milestones since IT&CMA first started in 1993 and CTW Asia-Pacific in 1998. In two anniversary timelines, IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific take it back to the beginning, with "Then & Now" sections to show developments in education, networking and business over the years.
Debuting in Hong Kong, the Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings Asia (IT&CMA) tradeshow was driven to develop the Asia-Pacific MICE market both regionally and internationally. In subsequent years, the show would go on to be hosted in several Southeast Asian countries before settling in Thailand in 2004. The first CTW Asia-Pacific started in Kuala Lumpur as one of the first focused events for the corporate market and corporate travel managers.
In its 3rd year, delegate numbers doubled and continued to rise, rotating host countries until formally co-locating with IT&CMA in 2004. As the show evolved, new business, education and networking initiatives were continuously introduced and improved to make IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific what it is today.