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MITM Americas, 14-17 October 2019 –Silvija Travel Tips

The 23rdedition of MITM Americas will be held from the 14-17 October 2019 in the Hotel Nacional de Cuba, coinciding with the celebration of the 500 year anniversary of the city of Havana, and with the sponsorship of the Ministry of tourism of Cuba, Gran Caribe Hotels & Resorts and Hotel Nacional de Cuba.

MITM guarantees an agenda of up to 30 pre-established appointments with TOP MICE international buyers and a productive networking program to establish strong business ties among participants. Out of all registered buyers only 20% are approved to participate, thus ensuring that only the ones with the highest business potential make it through our strict vetting process.

GSAR Marketing has employed the MITM System in its 50 trade international trade shows organized in 37 cities of 18 countries. Over 10,000 companies corroborate the success of this system, confirming the great benefits obtained during the business program.

Which hosted buyers attend this edition? Decision makers from a corporate companies, incentive agencies, international associations, meeting planners, congresses organizers, luxury tourism, wedding planners, or tour operators with a MICE department.

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CONVENE 2019: YEAR-AFTER-YEAR CONSISTENCY AND QUALITY

The seventh edition of CONVENE featured an impressive mix of Hosted Buyers from over 30 countries, as well as Exhibitors and Specialist Suppliers representing different parts of the Baltic Sea Region. As a boutique event, the focus of CONVENE remained on quality, and all signs pointed to that ambition being successfully delivered.

A noticeable concentration of this year’s 165 Hosted Buyers were representing the UK market, which bodes particularly well for Vilnius, since LOT Polish Airlines recently announced it will be launching a direct route between Lithuania’s capital and London City Airport this May, making both cities much more accessible to business travellers. Hosted Buyer agendas were packed over the course of the two-day exhibition, with plenty of opportunities to meet with the 80 Exhibitors representing Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Poland, Ukraine, Slovakia and Belarus.

In addition to putting forth a comprehensive Education Programme touching on the industry’s hottest topics and latest trends, organisers also brought back CONVENE’s Professional Academy, a three-hour workshop dedicated to preparing suppliers for their meetings with Hosted Buyers throughout the show. The academy, which took place a day before the exhibition, had one session focused on the evolution of association sector meetings and another on growing business in the UK.

 

Inga Romanovskienė, Director of Go Vilnius, the city’s official development agency and umbrella organisation to the Vilnius Convention Bureau, was thrilled to welcome meeting industry professionals back to an event that has proved to be of great value to the entire region, saying, “When it comes to the meetings and events industry, the Baltic Sea Region is ripe for significant growth, with meeting planners from across Europe and the globe continuing to show interest in many of its destinations. And for our part, CONVENE is able to strategically position Vilnius as a regional leader and give people the opportunity to experience what the city has to offer first-hand.”

Organised by the Vilnius Convention Bureau, CONVENE is an annual business marketplace that provides non-stop networking opportunities for meeting professionals. The two-day event gathers Baltic Sea meeting and events industry suppliers and buyers from across Europe and the world together under one roof and facilitates the exchange of knowledge and best practices.

Source: https://www.convene.lt

IT&CM China 2020 New Business Segments – Silvija Travel Tips

IT&CM China 2020 Announces New Business Segments, Enhances Suite of Successful Programme Initiatives Launched in 2019

Organisers of IT&CM China and CTW China 2020 have announced new business segments at the upcoming show in March 2020.

NEW BUSINESS SEGMENTS AT IT&CM CHINA

  • Buyer Procurement Showcase: A fresh industry concept that spotlights prominent MICE, Association and Corporate buyers as they present their procurement requirements to exciting destination and supplier leads. This segment runs parallel to the event’s 2-day exhibition and business appointments. 
  • Enhanced MICE Innovation Hub with Tech Brand Presentation Showcase: Riding on the popularity of the 2019 MICE Innovation Hub launch, the 2020 event space will be larger with more featured technology solution providers and start-ups. A dedicated brand presentation showcase featuring technology ideas and solutions will be added to the 2-day event.
  • The Brand Presentation hub will be a buzzing zone that integrates all-day talks on the latest travel teach trends with business meets and pre-scheduled appointments.

SUCCESSFUL PROGRAMME HIGHLIGHTS TO LOOK FORWARD TO AT IT&CM CHINA and CTW CHINA 2020

Launched in 2019, these successful programme highlights, alongside the newly launched business segments, will continue to offer delegates business opportunities beyond one-on-one appointments, and increase lead generation.

  • Say Hi To Everyone on the first day of the show will once again provide a platform for attendees to identify potential delegate profiles they want to meet across IT&CM China and CTW China ahead of exhibition days. Its first edition saw a full house of delegates with active engagement between attending suppliers, buyers and media.
  • Brand Showcase Presentations are perfect for participating exhibitors and brands to share their latest updates with buyers and media in just 20 minutes, enhancing their brand outreach efforts at the show. In 2019, all sessions ran to a full house with much interest from attendees. At the upcoming 2020 event, these presentations will be programmed into two parallel tracks at different presentation areas within the hall – one featuring destinations and corporate brands, with the other, focused on technology and innovation at the enhanced MICE Innovation Hub.
Exhibition walkabout at IT&CM China – Silvija Travel Tips
  • Exhibition Walk-About comprising of 4 x 1-hour guided sessions, targets Association buyers and media where quick introductions and connections can be made efficiently during visits to featured destination pavilions and booths. In 2019, over 200 delegates benefitted from this segment.

Darren Ng, Managing Director of TTG Asia Media said, “The success of our business initiatives in 2019 prompted its continuity and the addition of new initiatives to cater to the ever-changing needs of our delegates. This demonstrates the show’s constant evolution to provide delegates with an unparalleled platform to establish valuable connections and at the same time, add variety to the programme. More importantly, this hones IT&CM China’s differentiation of fostering lead generation between suppliers and buyers beyond one-on-one appointments.”

REVITALISED FORMAT FOR CTW CHINA 2020

.Other format changes announced to include a re-designed format with two full days of conferences starting at 10.30 am.  These will take precedence over business appointments to re-emphasise meaningful knowledge exchange for CTW China delegates as well as moving away from speaker-centric lectures to more delegate-led session. This will encourage suppliers and procurement professionals to find a mutual interest and develop connections. 

Corporate buyers can also look forward to winning attractive lucky draw prizes, with an additional reward scheme in place specifically for local corporate buyers who attend the conference and take part in business meets.

ABOUT IT&CM CHINA 2020

The Leading International MICE Event in China

IT&CM China 2020 will be held from March 24 to 26 at Shanghai Exhibition & Convention Center of International Sourcing. This is the 14th instalment of the international MICE event that seeks to “Promote China to the World and the World to China”. The 2020 event expects an attendance of 3,000 MICE professionals from sectors including DMCs, PCOs, corporate travel and associations, over 500 hosted delegates, over 14,000 business appointments as well as over 75 business, education and networking sessions.

Co-located with CTW China as China’s Only Doublebill Event In MICE and Corporate Travel, IT&CM China is part of the IT&CM Events series by TTG Events, a business group of TTG Asia Media. This event is co-organised by CITS International M.I.C.E. – a wholly-owned subsidiary of CITS (China International Travel Service), and MP International.

For more information on IT&CM China, visit www.itcmchina.com  WeChat ID: ITCMC