I will be at China Outbound Tourism workshop at WTM 2013
I will be in London for the World Travel Market and for the China Outbound Tourism Workshop. Have a look a the great program. Feel free to send a message if you want to meet.
China Outbound Tourism workshop at WTM 2013
in London on Wed. Nov. 6th.
During WTM World Travel Market 2013 in London the China Outbound Tourism Workshop: Successfully Attracting Sophisticated Chinese Travellers: Best Practice Examples from Around the World on Wednesday, 6th November, 2013, 15:00-18:00 h in Seminar Room South S4 offers the latest insights and forecasts by the leading experts in the field in outbound tourism and investment and practical advice from professionals from different countries. The workshop is jointly presented by COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute, CBN China Business Network, ICTP International Coalition of Tourism Partners and C.O.M.I. China Outbound Market Intelligence magazine.
The Chinese outbound tourism market has grown into the number one international tourism source market in the world. More than 83 million border crossings and more than 80 billion Euro spending in 2012 move the Chinese source market into the center of attention all over the world. In 2013 further double-digit growth numbers for overall visitors and expenditure are registered on every continent. As more and more Chinese travel, market segments evolve and sophisticated guests from China are moving from sightseeing to activities, seeking more unique experiences, niche tailored products, less-travelled destinations and also investment opportunities.
The event offers a two hour workshop, followed by an hour of small group discussions with all seven experts from different countries present.
Participation is free for all visitors of WTM 2013, a lucky draw during the workshop offers three free annual subscriptions of C.O.M.I. China Outbound Market Intelligence, each worth 600 Euro.
Chair: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt, Director COTRI
Speaker: Geoffrey Lipman, President ICTP and Special Advisor to UNWTO, Dr. Adam Wu, COO CBN and the COTRI Country Partners Kari Halonen, Managing Director Toolbox Travel and Marketing (Finland), Margaret Wambui Murigi, Managing Director Binti Safaris (Kenya), Claude Bénard, Owner HoteliTour (France) and Gary Grieve, Managing Director Capella Training (England&Wales).
COTRI is exhibiting at WTM 2013 at Stand GV 300.
15.00-15.05 h Introduction
15.05-15.25 h Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt:, Director COTRI
Chinese Outbound Tourism Market: Current Situation and Forecast
15.25-15.45 h Geoffrey Lipman, President ICTP International Coalition of Tourism Partners
Chinese Tourism and African Development
15.45-16.05 h Dr. Adam Wu, COO – China Business Network
Outbound Travel and Outward Investment from China
16.05-16.15 h Q&A: Questions and Comments from the Audience
16.15-16.40 h Best Practice Examples by COTRI Country Partners:
Margaret Wambui Murigi, Managing Director Binti Safaris (Kenya)
Claude Bénard, Owner HoteliTour (France)
Gary Grieve, Managing Director Capella Training (England&Wales)
16.40-16.55 h Open floor discussion with all speakers and audience
16.55-17.00 h Lucky Draw: Win one of three free annual subscriptions to
C.O.M.I. China Outbound Market Intelligence (worth 600 Euro each)
17.00-18.00 h Opportunity for one-to-one or small-group talks with all speakers