The 12th edition of IT&CM (Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings) China along with China’s Only Doublebill Event in MICE and Corporate Travel, CTW China, is underway at the Shanghai Exhibition & Convention Center of International Sourcing until March 22, 2018. The IT&CM exhibition floor this year boasts of a significant expansion of 50 per cent to 100 per cent by international exhibitors, represented by 289 new and returning exhibiting destinations, corporate brands and organisations, informed the event organiser, Darren Ng, Managing Director, TTG Asia Media. The 2018 event expects an attendance of over 3,000 MICE professionals from sectors including DMCs, PCOs, corporate travel and associations. With over 500 Chinese and international buyers from across 42 Chinese cities and territories and 41 international markets, the show expects to have 14,000 business appointments on the show floor. “Hong Kong SAR stands out as the largest exhibiting pavilion with Macao SAR in close second, followed by Philippines, Korea, Malaysia, Thailand, Taiwan, Hangzhou, Hainan, Ningbo and many more. The corporate zone showcase comprises of a balanced mix of international and local brands including AccorHotels, Air China, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Chimelong, Gloria International Hotels, Hard Rock Hotels, Millennium Hotels and Resorts group, Minor Hotels, Royal Caribbean, Tempus Group and TravelSky among many others.”
The 4th edition of CTW China, a leading corporate travel management event too is underway with even larger endorsements and partners at JW Marriott Shanghai Changfeng Park. CTW China is part of the CTW Events series co-organised by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media. This event is co-organised by Carlson Wagonlit Travel, China.
2018’s new and returning exhibitors include Best Western International, China MeetingBest Group, Frasers Hospitality, Hilton and Turkish Airlines. CTW China draws 275 corporate travel industry players, inclusive of 150 sought after corporate travel buyers, 39 speakers and 16 table-top exhibitors across Chinese and international territories, informed Ng. “The venue shift was made to ensure a conducive learning environment, with business maximisation, comfort and access to comprehensive conference facilities as immediate priorities for an optimal experience. Our two-day education programme of 9 forum sessions has been curated to challenge and provoke, as it pin-points both traditional methods and explores modern ones. Delegates will be able to find insights on 2018’s business travel outlook, localisation strategies, supplier relationships, sharing economies, payment and expense solutions, artificial intelligence and the latest technological innovations for corporate travel and meetings,” he said.