CIBTM, the leading tradeshow for meetings and events organizers in China and Asia, is hoping for much repeat business this year. Offering an early bird discounted booking rate for exhibitors returning to the show in 2014 the show is set to take place in Beijing from Sept. 17-19.
“The positive response we have received so far is a direct reflection of the success of last year’s event – confirming the quality and range of buyers who attend, the buyer driven, pre-scheduled appointment system and ultimately the business that it generates for both exhibitors and Hosted Buyers,” said Jeffrey Xu, project manager, CIBTM.
Exhibitors attending next year’s show who have already rebooked include Langham Hospitality Group, The Okura Group and Korea Tourism Organization.
“As a hotel chain, our return on investment for exhibiting is very important to us. CIBTM successfully provides us with a large scale platform to invest in, as it provides us access to valuable buyer contacts and various other business opportunities in the region and beyond,” stated Jack LIM, regional director of sales and marketing, Langham Hospitality Group. “We have participated in CIBTM for the past five years and we are now looking forward to its future editions.”
Held in China, the location of CIBTM serves as an advantage for other countries in Southeast Asia.
“China has been a strategic market for South Korea in recent years and we have witnessed great potential for increased business there,” said Moon Soyenomun, manager, Korea Tourism Organization. “CIBTM has enabled us to form many valuable contacts with global buyers, particularly those from Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. CIBTM is also the best place to learn about the Chinese market, to meet up with high level buyers, and to gain knowledge and keep up to date with activity in the region. We are looking forward to another fruitful year in 2014.”
Benefits from year-round exposure on the website are rewarded to companies signing up early via the official exhibitor directory, which provides a supplier guide for all Hosted Buyers attending the show. The early bird booking rate is only available to companies returning their signed contract to exhibit by Jan. 31. Booking is available online at www.cibtm.com.