Meetings professionals requested to take part to help establish current and future trends in the China and Pan Asia meetings and incentives industry.

The China Incentive, Business Travel & Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM), organized by Reed Travel Exhibitions, is urging meetings professionals to take part in a second global research study. This pioneering research will be imperative to anyone working with or from the region who requires market data and information on the demand and supply trends for the meetings industry into and out of the China and Pan Asian region as well as inter-regionally.

The second CIBTM Pan Asian Meetings Industry Research Survey is now live on until August 22, 2008. The survey has been put together to build on the data and information gained in the first year of the study and is now an annual event. The results of the research will be revealed at a special workshop in Beijing, home to CIBTM, during October 2008. All those who participate in the survey will be invited to attend the presentation.

CIBTM is the leading showcase for Chinese and international destinations, products and services and is the premier event in China for the Meetings, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition industries.

Exhibition director Graeme Barnett commented, “The first research report was well received by the industry, and our aim is to now build on this year on year. We need the support of the global meetings industry and in particular buyers and suppliers from China and Asia, to help us with this initiative and establish current, as well as future trends in the region’s meetings and incentives industry.”

CIBTM 2009 will take place September 8-10 against the backdrop of the Olympic legacy with many new venues and hotels available to exhibitors and visitors with the event itself being held in the Capital City’s new state of the art China National Convention Centre (CNCC). Just 25 minutes from either the city center or Beijing’s International Airport, the venue boasts China’s biggest and newest world-class meeting and exhibition space, as well as the 4-star, 443 room China National Convention Center Hotel, which will be the event’s official partner hotel.