IBTM China 2018 recently concluded on a positive note, witnessing an impressive 6,600 pre-planned meetings occur during the event, which took place from September 12-13 at the China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing.
Gathered at the event were over 300 exhibitors from 20 countries, as well as over 280 Hosted Buyers and 3,400 visitors, who engaged in meetings, networking and educational sessions.
Reputable Hosted Buyers included AVIAGE SYSTEMS, Danone Nutricia, ALE Co., Ltd, IKEA, DBS Bank, Mary Kay China, Carrefour China, Lenovo, NTUC Income, Philips, Novo Nordisk, Ping An Bank, Infinitus China, Sanofi, World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies, HelmsBriscoe and Provident Capital Group Inc.
Exhibitors were a high-quality mix of domestic and international companies, such as AccorHotels, Business Events Canada, Melia Hotels International, Floating Island Seoul, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Beijing Exhibition Centre, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), and Shanghai International Convention Center.
The market leading Knowledge Programme was once deemed highly popular, with nearly 500 visitors this year attending sessions exploring topics across ten key areas. These included advances in the new wave of Chinese tech innovation and its effect on the global technology scene; a study into the associations market in China and how this will contribute to the growth of the industry; how to sell incentive travel to business leaders; and an insight into the latest global industry trends report.
Event manager, IBTM China, Nicole Ci stated: “In a dynamic market such as ours, there is always a real buzz on the event floor and this year’s event was no exception. Reports from exhibitors and Hosted Buyers were that their meetings were extremely productive, which ultimately is what makes this a must-attend event.”
She further noted: “As always, there will be lots of learnings for us to takeaway and analyse to ensure that we evolve our event going forward. It’s important that we continue to deliver experiences that help our attendees make valuable new connections and access inspiring educational sessions to help them stay on the cutting edge of industry developments and deliver their own show-stopping events.”