Published on : Friday, May 19, 2017
The 5th Chengdu International Tourism Expo (CITE 2017) will be held at the Chengdu Century International Convention & Exhibition Center in Chengdu,China from 30 November to 2 December 2017. The three-day event will be open to trade visitors on the first two days and public visitors on the last day.
Singapore-based Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS) announced the new dates as part of a new series of tourism shows in China. CITE 2017 is supported by the Tourism Administration of Sichuan Province, Sichuan Provincial Tourism Association, the Chengdu Municipal Tourism Administration, and the Chengdu Municipal Bureau of Exposition.
Since its inception in 2012, CITE has become a globalized, diversified, influential event and it is being regarded by the industry professionals as one of the leading tourism trade shows in Western China.
With a gross area of 10,000m2, the 2017 edition has a projection of over 400 international exhibitors from over 40 countries such as Egypt, Morocco, Malaysia, Turkey and United States of America, and 400 international and local hosted buyers. The exhibition aims to welcome some 6,000 trade visitors from the travel and tourism industry and media, and 10,000 public visitors on the last day of the event.
“China’s ever-growing outbound travel and tourism market is becoming increasingly diverse and dynamic. The ever-increasing appetites of Chinese travelers are also becoming more sophisticated.” said Edward Liu, Group Managing Director of Conference & Exhibition Management Services (CEMS).
“Hence, the importance of having a one-stop sourcing marketplace is vital for tourism professionals and business leaders to gather and showcase their brands, destinations, products and services to more quality buyers and visitors.”
The 5thedition of CITE has evolved from the traditional exhibitions and has made significant enhancements to create a more strategic networking and business platform catering to the dynamic tourism market in China.
(Photo: Mr Edward Liu, Group Managing Director of CEMS)
One of the anchor highlights will be apre-event promotional roadshows in various cities in the northern, central and western regions of China. Through these roadshows, the exhibitors would be provided with more opportunities to present and promote themselves to their target buyers prior to the event.
Another highlight to note is that CEMS has customized the pre-scheduling of business-to-business appointments to effectively match the needs of both the exhibitors and visitors.Therefore, exhibitors and buyers can expect to make fruitful discussions and collaborations in these meetings.
One more highlight to lookout for is the specially curated workshops that will be running concurrently with the exhibition for trade visitors to gain new practical knowledge on the industry practices.
In the lime light will be a high-powered content series of conference, seminar, forum and panel discussion of different dimensions lined up for trade visitors. Tourism professionals and industry experts will divein-depth into the critical issues, challenges,developments and trends of the growing Chinese travel industry.