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Keynote Session by ICCA CEO, Martin Sirk, Proves Huge Draw For IT&CM China 2012 Delegates


 

IT&CM China 2012 keynote session, ‘China’s Century: Fulfilling its Destiny as a Mega Meetings Destination,’ delivered by ICCA CEO Mr. Martin Sirk, enjoyed a huge turn-out. Drawing on his 20 years of industry experience, Mr. Sirk spoke about the growing importance of international meetings in the world, and specifically in China. 

A highly respected name in the industry, Mr. Sirk has been the CEO of ICCA since July 2002. Since taking over as CEO, Mr. Sirk has overseen ICCAÕs growth from 600 to over 900 member companies and organisations in 87 countries worldwide, covering all the key supplier sector. Delegates at IT&CM China will have the opportunity to catch another seminar by Mr. Sirk on Thursday, 19th April where he will talk about, ‘How International Associations Make Their Decisions.’ 

Today the Seller-Meet-Buyer (SMB) Appointment Scheduling Sessions were held at the SWEECC exhibition hall, where representatives of the 317 exhibiting companies met with the 350 attending buyers. IT&CM China’s proven match-making formula guarantees 32 quality business appointments to each buyer and seller. While 60% of these appointments are pre-scheduled, the remaining appointments are set during the SMB and BMS (Buyer-Meet-Seller) sessions on-site. 

Today saw some 40 participants at the Fundamentals of Business Travel ManagementTM Course – Associate Level, by Global Business Travel Association (GBTA). Said Mr. Welf Ebeling, Regional Director Asia-Pacific for GBTA, “We are very pleased that the intake for the Fundamentals course has doubled since its introduction last year. GBTA will announce the details of the Global Travel Professional Certification by 2013 and we are in the process of finding a suitable institute in Asia to partner the manager and leader certification levels.”

Added Mr. Dean Fowles, Category Principal, Travel & Expense Management, Global Sourcing at Rio Tinto, “The dynamics in China have really changed. We are witnessing a more global environment and companies have become more mature in their outlook. They now handle travel and expense management in a more sophisticated manner and are investing in training their staff to improve business efficiency.”

This year also features, for the first time in China, the Association Professionals Competencies PAE Course by the Australasian Society of Association Executives (AuSAE) and Canadian Society of Association Executives (CSAE). 12 participants attended the course conducted by highly experienced Association Presidents, Mr. Michael Anderson – President & CEO, CSAE and Mr. Simon Pryor – President, AuSAE. Said Mr. Pryor, “We are very proud and excited to bring the course to China, and hope to be able to lend our support to China’s associations sector in the years to come.” Mr. Anderson remarked, “We have delivered the course thrice in Bangkok, at IT&CMA and CTW Asia-Pacific. The feedback we have received has been very positive and we hope to duplicate the success in China.” 

These specially designed 1.5 days courses include examinations, and successful candidates walk away with internationally recognized professional certifications adding instant value to their organisation. 

At the Official Press Conference, co-organisers Mr. Darren Ng – Managing Director of TTG Asia Media, Mr. Tong Wei - President of CITS, Mr. Li Zhuyuan – General Manager, CITS International MICE and Ms. Elaine Wu - General Manager of MPI, shared with close to 90 attending international and Chinese media, their collaborative plans to strengthen IT&CM China. A new IT&CM China logo was revealed during the press conference. The new logo is part of the company’s corporate re-branding exercise that aims to unify the IT&CM events franchise.

The evening’s Opening Ceremony and Welcome Dinner extravaganza at Renaissance Shanghai Zhongshan Park officially declared the start of the business days at IT&CM China 2012.

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UNWTO announces winners of the first UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement
UNWTO announces winners of the first UNWTO Award for Lifetime Achievement

The Chairman of the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA), Mr. Shao Qiwei, and the founder of the international hotel chain Meliá Hotels, Mr. Gabriel Escarrer Juliá, have been nam (14/11/2012)
UNWTO opens two new Sustainable Tourism Observatories in China
UNWTO opens two new Sustainable Tourism Observatories in China

The Kanas Lake Nature Reserve in the extreme north-west of China and the city of Chengdu, one of Chinas most populous cities, are the locations of two new UNWTO Sustainable Tourism Observatories (20/10/2012)
Ice World Welcomes Over 176,000 Visitors at Venetian Macao
Ice World Welcomes Over 176,000 Visitors at Venetian Macao

Ice carving exhibition an iconic tourist attraction in Macao (26/09/2012)
The best of Guangxi’s tourism to be unveiled at China Guilin International Tourism Expo (CGITE) 20
The best of Guangxi’s tourism to be unveiled at China Guilin International Tourism Expo (CGITE) 20

To be held at the Guilin International Conference & Exhibition Centre, CGITE 2012 is projected to attract some 820 exhibitors comprising National Tourist Organizations, travel agencies, airlines and h (23/08/2012)
IT&CM China , The Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings in China
IT&CM China , The Incentive Travel & Conventions, Meetings in China

For the sixth year, IT&CM China became the major event for the MICE and Business Travel in China. (17/08/2012)
The ninth presentation of Beijing International Tourism Expo 'BITE'.
The ninth presentation of Beijing International Tourism Expo "BITE".

The ninth presentation of Beijing International Tourism Expo, popularly known as BITE concluded on a high note after a three day showcase from June 15 – 17. (05/07/2012)
Successful IT&CM China 2012 Attracts Early Bird Registration For Next Year’s Event
Successful IT&CM China 2012 Attracts Early Bird Registration For Next Year’s Event

International and Chinese delegates confident of achieving their business objectives (31/05/2012)
Increase In Visitors At China’s Leading Outbound Travel Exhibition 'COTTM'
Increase In Visitors At China’s Leading Outbound Travel Exhibition "COTTM"

COTTM), held place last month in Beijing, saw an astounding 275 exhibitors from 60 different countries (15/05/2012)
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts perfectly positioned for China success.
Mövenpick Hotels & Resorts perfectly positioned for China success.

The international hotel company of Swiss heritage ready to expand into China. (30/04/2012)
Keynote Session by ICCA CEO, Martin Sirk, Proves Huge Draw For IT&CM China 2012 Delegates
Keynote Session by ICCA CEO, Martin Sirk, Proves Huge Draw For IT&CM China 2012 Delegates

Seller-Meet-Buyer (SMB) Appointment Scheduling Session gears participants for the business days ahead (18/04/2012)
IT&CM China 2012 Prepares to Wow Attendees With Opening Ceremony Extravaganza
IT&CM China 2012 Prepares to Wow Attendees With Opening Ceremony Extravaganza

Pre-event social and networking activities kick-off the show’s sixth installment (17/04/2012)
ICCA CEO, Martin Sirk, Kicks Off IT&CM China 2012 Opening as Keynote Speaker
ICCA CEO, Martin Sirk, Kicks Off IT&CM China 2012 Opening as Keynote Speaker

MICE industry experts cover hot topics in eight seminar sessions at the three-day event (20/03/2012)
Fully Sold IT&CM China 2012 Presents A 30% Larger Showcase With Fresh Procurement Opportunities
Fully Sold IT&CM China 2012 Presents A 30% Larger Showcase With Fresh Procurement Opportunities

Event to also deliver high in educational and networking content made possible by influential strategic alliances (21/02/2012)
Fully Sold IT&CM China 2012 Presents A 30% Larger Showcase With the participation of Government of D
Fully Sold IT&CM China 2012 Presents A 30% Larger Showcase With the participation of Government of D

Event to also deliver high in educational and networking content made possible by influential strategic alliances (16/02/2012)

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