ibtm china 2017 closed on a high, with up to 7,000 pre-planned meetings happening during the two day-long event, which took place from 23-24 August at China National Convention Centre (CNCC) in Beijing.
Over 300 exhibitors from 17 countries were joined by more than 300 Hosted Buyers and 3,000 visitors for two days of meetings, networking and educational sessions. Hosted Buyers were equally complimentary, with Nga Nguyen, from Sharp Healthcare saying: “This was my first time at ibtm china and I think it’s a great event. The appointments were well organised and met my company’s needs. Very informative and well worth the time.” Hosted Buyers attended from corporations including Siemens China, ABBVIE, Herbalife, VOLVO(China) investment Co.,Ltd, and associations including the International China Investment Forum (ICIF) and China International Health & Medical Tourism Association (CIHMTA). Exhibitors were a mix of domestic and international companies, including Accor hotels, Business Events Canada, Melia Hotels International, Millennium Hotels and Resorts, Beijing Exhibition Centre, JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central, Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute (IPIM), and Shanghai International Convention Centre. Bradley Brouwer, South African Tourism, commented: “This year’s program at ibtm china was organised very well, and the quality of buyers visiting the show this year was exceptional. We have already secured promising business leads and look forward to the new opportunities ahead.” Over 600 visitors attended the knowledge programme including ones from keynote speakers Roger Simons, Bo Krüger and Jeremy Wong, who spoke on topics covering technology, sustainability and innovation, games and play, and conducting business across different cultures. Christine Guan, Event Director, ibtm china, commented: “We’re delighted to have received such positive feedback immediately following ibtm china. Ultimately, our goal is to create the very best possible backdrop for doing business in this region, and to have such high quality brands and Hosted Buyers attending means it’s important that the event really delivers.”www.cibtm.com