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CIBTM 2014 opens buyer registration

Hosted Buyer registration opened for China, Incentives, Business Travel and Meetings (CIBTM) 2014, taking place from Sept. 17-19 at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing.

Global meeting, events and business travel industry decision makers are invited to apply online.

The CIBTM Hosted Buyer Program will provide over 400 high-level buyers and meeting planners from Asia and the rest of the world with the opportunity to attend the show (fully hosted), where they will be able to conduct business with some 500 national, regional and international hotels, venues, destinations, technology suppliers, business travel and event services providers.

“With the significant improvement of China’s meetings industry, the country has become a global key player within this sector, and I can’t be more pleased that the show is annually taking place in Beijing with its great infrastructure and connectivity. In terms of the show, what I find really useful about CIBTM is that all the people that I need to see are all in one place, which provides me with the opportunity to have strategic discussions about how we can work together to achieve our business’ objectives,” Johnny Wang, event manager, Taikang Insurance Corporation Limited and Hosted Buyer at CIBTM 2013. “Furthermore, the show gives me the possibility to meet new people and not only learn about the industry, but also about new destinations, hotels, venues and services. I will definitely come back in 2014.”

Hosted Buyers also have the opportunity to benefit from a tailored Knowledge Program designed to help their professional career development and future business growth.

“The CIBTM Knowledge Program provides learning for everyone from Hosted Buyers to trade visitors. It is designed for all levels and is focused for the Association, Corporate and Agency sectors and to fulfill our promises, we have joined up with some of the leading industry Associations, including Professional Convention Management Association, Meetings Professional International, International Congress and Convention Association and the Society for Incentive Travel Executives,” said Erica Keogan, associations and education manager, IBTM Events Portfolio, Reed Travel Exhibitions.

“At the same time, our partnership with RecertTrack, the world’s first online portal for certification and re-certification, is an essential tool for all delegates giving them a unique opportunity to track their industry related professional development activities, including the credits they obtain by attending the CIBTM Knowledge Program; therefore, we urge our delegates to go online through www.cibtm.com and join up before the show,” she added.

Following the qualification process, Hosted Buyers will receive:

  • Complimentary return flights from a selected choice of airports
  • Complimentary accommodation at an official CIBTM four- or five-star hotel in Beijing
  • A personalized diary of pre-scheduled appointments with national and international exhibitors of their choice
  • Complimentary access to the Knowledge Program and tailored professional education suited to individuals needs
  • Complimentary access to evening receptions, exclusive networking events and entrance to the private Hosted Buyer Lounge during the exhibition
  • Complimentary transfers to and from the exhibition
  • Pre Event Tour to explore the “jewels” of China

For those planning to do business in China and who represent the following sectors:  Professional Conference Organizers, Associations & Societies, Corporate Companies, Event Organizers and Meeting Planners, Government and Education bodies, Travel Agencies, Incentive Houses, PR / Advertising Agencies and Business Travel providers, they can prove the number and size of meetings, events, incentives and annual conferences, individual purchasing authority, annual budgets for meetings, events and incentives, amount of business conducted and potential for future business in the meetings and business travel industries.

To find out more about the Hosted Buyer program and to register, visit www.cibtm.com/en/Hosted-Buyers.

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