ITB China has announced the launch of the ITB China Industry MeetUp, an exclusive networking event for senior industry representatives.
The ITB China Industry MeetUp is a series of events set to take place in seven major cities in China between September and November 2020.
The events aim to "help the industry recover from the economic post-Covid-19 fallout", provide "opportunities for industry professionals to get updated on latest trend insights" and to "help travel suppliers to meet and connect face-to-face with members of the ITB China buyers circle in key cities and regions across China".
The ITB China Industry MeetUp will be taking place in Shenzen (24 September), Changsha (15 October), Beijing (27 October), Shenyang (29 October), Chengdu (10 November), Xi'an (12 November) and Shanghai (25 November).
It has also been announced that Mariott International will be the partner hotel of the ITB China Industry MeetUp event series.
Becky Cao, vice president of global sales for Greater China at Marriott International, said: “Marriott International, as an ITB global partner, is excited to support the ITB China 2020 Industry Meetup Events. We believe that the Industry Meetup offers a great platform for customers from segments including business travel, leisure and MICE to re-connect and explore business opportunities in the new normal. Marriott has always placed an emphasis on health and safety and is committed to providing guests with an environment that aligns with expert protocols. We will actively monitor and evolve our solutions, with continued focus on cleanliness, quality and exemplary service.”
Each event will bring together over 100 attendees from across the industry. The events will feature keynote speeches, panel discussions, case studies and workshops on topics such as the digitalisation of travel marketing, safety solutions under the new normal and the transformation of travel agencies.