12 Apr 2013

CIBTM (, the China Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition, has confirmed that the show will be the only meetings industry exhibition across the globe, to be officially certified by the U.S. Department of Commerce.

The show, which is set to take place at the China National Convention Centre in Beijing from 2nd – 4th September, has been recognised as ‘The Premier MICE Trade Show for American Suppliers in China’, providing a gateway for business opportunities between the two nations.

The U.S. Department of Commerce have awarded certification as a direct result of the significant business potential that China holds for American organisations, and the experience that Reed Travel Exhibitions has within the industry.

Research carried out by China Tourim Academy in 2012, America was the number one destination for Chinese Hosted Buyers looking to place business. In addition to this, the volume of Chinese outbound travel has hit a record high of 79 million (USD), with the sum of total expense at 80 billion (USD). The volume of Chinese travellers entering America has also increased to 1.36 million in 2012, 41% higher than the total in 2011.

Jeffrey Xu, Reed Travel Exhibitions, Project Manager at CIBTM, commented, “To be recognised by the U.S. Department of Commerce as the number one MICE trade show in China is a great honor for CIBTM, and acknowledges how far the show has progressed since it premiered in 2007. This certification is an important step for CIBTM in supporting the growing trend for Chinese outbound business into the U.S. market.”

According to the Annual Report of China Outbound Tourism Development in 2012, America is currently in the top 10 outbound destinations for U.S. organisations. “Conferences and events, such as CIBTM, are essential to the continuation of frequent exchanges of business and culture between the two nations,” concluded Xu.

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CIBTM 2013 takes place on the 2nd - 4th September 2013.

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Notes to Editors
CIBTM forms part of the Reed Travel Exhibitions Meetings, Events and Business Travel Portfolio along with AIME (, GIBTM (, CIBTM ( AIBTM ( and Business Travel Market (
CIBTM ( is the annual China meetings and incentive exhibition held in Beijing, China.
CIBTM is BPA Audited every year to guarantee that the number of visitors promoted is completely accurate and are unique attendees only.

Reed Travel Exhibitions Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry.
Its wide-ranging portfolio of events around the globe covers leisure travel, luxury travel, business travel and the meetings and incentives industry. The 14 events are: World Travel Market (WTM), Arabian Travel Market (ATM), International French Travel Market (IFTM), La Cumbre, International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), International Luxury Travel Market Asia (ILTMA), Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) (owned by Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau), Global Exhibition for Incentive, Business Travel, and Meetings (EIBTM), Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (GIBTM), Americas Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (AIBTM), China Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (CIBTM) and Business Travel Market, The Spa & Wellness by ILTM and ILTM Americas.
Furthermore, April 2013 will see RTE launch World Travel Market Latin America in São Paulo, Brazil (23-25 April) and IBTM India will launch in Mumbai, India (12-14 September 2013).
RTE is a business unit of Reed Exhibitions.

About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company.  

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