Hosted Buyer applications have doubled, (compared to this time last year) as many top level meetings buyers with proven purchasing power sign up to place their business with both regional and international participating exhibitors.
CIBTM has also witnessed a notable increase in the amount of Corporate and Association Trade Visitors who have signed up to attend the show. Jeffrey Xu, CIBTM Project Manager, Reed Travel Exhibitions comments, “The majority of our exhibitors want to meet with associations and corporates as this is where a lot of the big business in the meetings industry lies.
CIBTM has also signed up a number of major Chinese outbound international destinations to exhibit at the show this year including USA, Canada, Italy, Munich, Madrid, Brussels, Switzerland, Vienna, Abu Dhabi, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Thailand, Macau, New Zealand, and Australia.
This follows research which was conducted by Reed Travel Exhibitions following CIBTM 2012, which confirmed that the top ten destinations outside of Asia which buyers identified as key business destinations were USA, Germany, France, UK, Australia, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) and Canada.
CIBTM 2013 takes place on the 2nd - 4th September 2013.