250 corporate travel professionals gathered in Shanghai to examine how travel management can drive value as the Chinese market continues to expand as one of the fastest growing market in the world in…
250 corporate travel professionals gathered in Shanghai to examine how travel management can drive value as the Chinese market continues to expand as one of the fastest growing market in the world in the Corporate Travel & Technology World China (CT&TW China), an event organized by the National Business Travel Association (NBTA) and TTG Asia Media.
CT&TW China sessions on focused on topics such as the value proposition offered travel management; the rapid growth of Chinese economy, already the fourth largest economy in the world; understanding the Chinese aviation market; trends in the Chinese hotel industry; and effectively working with the distribution channels available in China.
NBTA President & CEO, Suzanne Fletcher, said of the event, “Participating in CT&TW China has been such an incredible learning experience. Travel managers around the world are focused on risk management and continuing to maximize value in a rapidly changing industry. To meet these two priorities we have to understand the technology, distribution and travel service options available to our companies. CT&TW China gave attendees with multinational responsibilities opportunities learn about the current options and future expectations in the Chinese market, while those with a Chinese focus learned about the trends dominating corporate travel around the world.”
Several presenters noted that China is poised to become the third largest business travel market in the world within a few years. A common theme throughout the conference was the position of the Chinese corporate travel market to drive significant value in light of that growth.
TTG Asia Media Managing Director, Darren Ng, said, “With the exponential growth of the Chinese business travel market, there is significant demand for networking and educational opportunities for travel professionals with China responsibilities. CT&TW China was designed to build on the success of TTG Asia Media in Asia Pacific and of NBTA in the Americas in order to offer an event specifically tailored for the Chinese market, where travel managers, procurement executives, travel management companies and travel suppliers can gather to learn from each other and build relationships that will drive future success.”
NBTA’s Fletcher added, “NBTA has worked with TTG Asia Media for several years to provide content for Corporate Travel World Asia Pacific. It has been an honor to expand that relationship to offer CT&TW China. We look forward to continuing that relationship and to the continued success of CT&TW China.”
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