Early reports have confirmed that CIBTM have accepted nearly 400 regional and international buyers onto the Hosted Buyer programme, who will attend from countries including Australia, Germany, France, India, Japan, Malaysia, Russia, Spain, Thailand, UAE, UK and U.S.
Regional buyers attending the programme will also represent cities including Shanghai, Shenzhen, Guangzhou, Chengdu, Xi'an, Dalian, Jinan, Wuhan and Nanjing.
CIBTM has continued to grow in size as a show, with more than 90 Main Stand Holders signed up and over 500 exhibitors attending the 2013 edition, from 30 countries and regions of the world which is a 25% increase on attendance from CIBTM 2012.
The show organisers have confirmed that to date, 9,227 appointments have already been pre-scheduled to take place between Hosted Buyers and exhibitors attending the show.
New exhibitors who have signed up to the event include, Madrid, Czech Tourist Authority - Czech Tourism, Hungarian National Tourist Office, Saint Petersburg Express, JSC, Russian Federation, Olymp Travel Ltd/Ukraine National Tourist Office, Meet Barcelo, Be Travel, Colombia / Chile, MeetEngland , Abercrombie & Kent, Visit Scotland, Warwick Hotels, Great Hotels of the World, Hyatt (contact based Taiwan) and Dolce Hotels. To view a full list visit http://www.cibtm.com/en/Exhibiting/Exhibitor-List-2013/#
To accommodate the growing demand witnessed, CIBTM have also launched dedicated U.S. and Technology Pavilions for the show this year, which will provide exhibitors with a dedicated meeting area to showcase their products. To find out more about CIBTM 2013, visit www.cibtm.com