CEMS launches 2018 editions of Beijing International Travel Mart (BITM) and Chengdu International Tourism Expo (CITE)

CEMS launches 2018 editions of Beijing International Travel Mart (BITM) and Chengdu International Tourism Expo (CITE)

CEMS launches 2018 editions of Beijing International Travel Mart (BITM) and Chengdu International Tourism Expo (CITE)

Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS) announced the launch of its 2nd edition of Beijing International Travel Mart (BITM) 2018 and 6th Chengdu International Tourism Expo (CITE) 2018 at CEMS’ Appreciation Dinner 2018 at CEMS’ Appreciation Dinner 2018 at the Kempinski Hotel Beijing, China on January 16, 2018. The event was attended by country representatives from some 30 different national tourism organizations and embassies in Beijing, representatives from local associations including the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT), Beijing Tourism, China Association of Travel Services (CATS) and the Wuhan Tourism Association, and hosted buyers, local media partners and supporting partners.

CEMS Appreciation Dinner 2018 at Kempinski Hotel Beijing, China

CEMS Appreciation Dinner 2018 at Kempinski Hotel Beijing, China

Beijing International Travel Mart (BITM) 2018

The 2nd Beijing International Travel Mart (BITM) 2018 will be held at China International Exhibition Center (CIEC), Beijing from 5 to 7 September 2018. The three-day event, open to hosted buyers and trade visitors on the first two days and to public visitors on the last day, is a key highlight of the current 2018 EU-China Tourism Year and Canada-China Year of Tourism 2018 initiatives.

Covering a gross area of 4,400 square meters, BITM 2018 will feature over 200 international exhibitors from over 25 countries. The countries of Europe are expected to form a significant EU Pavilion to highlight the touristic attractions and programmes in line with 2018 EU-China Tourism Year. In addition, the event is expected to attract some 400 local buyers and is projected to attract 3,000 trade and public visitors from the MICE, OTAs, travel agents, corporates and trade associations.

To accentuate the objectives of the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year initiative, a panel discussion on the first day of the BITM 2018, would feature prominent captains of industry from both Europe and China who will explore extended cooperation between the two regions. Another forum on the second day would be dedicated to the latest travel technologies that are being implemented across the global tourism industry. There will also be specially curated workshops running concurrently with the exhibition to provide attendees with relevant industry updates.

Chengdu International Tourism Expo (CITE)

The Chengdu International Tourism Expo (CITE) 2018 event will be held at Century City New International Convention & Exhibition Center, Chengdu from November 29 to December 1, 2018. The three-day event open to hosted buyers and trade visitors on the first two days and to public visitors on the last day, is a key highlight of the current 2018 EU-China Tourism Year and Canada-China Year of Tourism 2018 initiatives.

Boasting a gross area of 8,000 square meters, CITE 2018 will feature 200 local and international exhibitors from over 30 countries. The cities of Canada are expected to form a significant Canada Pavilion, in conjunction with Canada-China Year of Tourism 2018. In addition, the event is expected to draw some 400 local buyers and is projected to attract 3,000 trade and public visitors from the MICE, OTAs, travel agents, corporates and trade associations. CITE 2018 will host a business networking luncheon for both the exhibitors and the buyers. This new initiative of the show will include luncheons on the first two days of the event.

The 6th edition of CITE has evolved from a traditional exhibition and has made significant enhancements to create a more strategic networking and business platform catering to the dynamic tourism market in western China. To accentuate the objectives of the Canada-China Tourism Year 2018 initiative, a panel discussion on the first day of the CITE 2018, will feature prominent bellwethers from both Canada and China, exploring extended cooperation between the two regions. Another forum on the second day is dedicated to big data and analytics as well as the latest travel technologies that are being implemented across the global tourism industry. There would also be specially curated workshops running concurrently with the exhibition to provide attendees with relevant industry updates.

Since its inception in 2012, CITE has become a globalized, diversified, influential event and it is being regarded by the industry professionals as one of the leading tourism trade shows in Western China. Chengdu’s second international airport will be completed by 2020 to connect central and western China to the rest of world. Chengdu will become only the third city in China to have two airports for commercial flights.

Two events united by one great founder

Exhibitors will be delighted by the customized business matchings through a one-on-one meeting interaction technology to maximize the efficiency of their pre-scheduled appointments with the preferred local buyers at both events. With this, exhibitors and buyers can expect to have fruitful discussions and collaborations at these meetings.

Beijing, the capital of China, is the world’s third most populous city and is ranked one of the top 10 cities of China’s outbound generating markets for year 2017. By 2022, the number of Chinese outbound tourists will more than double that of the outbound tourists’ number in 2017.

“China’s ever-growing outbound travel and tourism market is becoming increasingly diverse and dynamic. BITM 2018 and CITE 2018 provide a globalized one-stop sourcing platform for exhibitors, quality buyers, international and local media, as well as other stakeholders within the tourism industry to effectively reach out to the Chinese travel market,” said Edward Liu, Group Managing Director of Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS), the organizer.

Mr. Edward Liu, addressing guests at the Appreciation Dinner 2018

Mr. Edward Liu, addressing guests at the Appreciation Dinner 2018

CEMS is the founder of the Beijing International Travel Mart (BITM) series held in Beijing, China and Chengdu International Tourism Expo (CITE), and it has an impressive track record of over 13 years of continued success in the tourism exhibition industry. CEMS has an impressive portfolio of 25 successful professional international tourism exhibitions such as BITM, CGITE, XSPRITE and CITE, drawing participants from across 80 countries over the last 15 years.

For more information on the 2nd Beijing International Travel Mart 2017, please visit www.BITMChina.com  For more information on the 6th Chengdu International Tourism Expo 2018, please visit www.CITEChina.asia

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