On the eve of the show, the third ITB China kicked off with an exclusive Opening Dinner, co-hosted by Partner Destination Italy, with 600 senior guests from the global and Chinese travel industry.
Welcome speeches were delivered by HE Sen. Gian Marco Centinaio (Italian Minister of Agriculture, Food, Forestry Policies and Tourism), Jane Sun (CEO of Ctrip), Leo Liu (President of Greater China, Wyndham Hotels Group China), Xiong Jia (General Manager of Marketing & Sales Center Eastern China, Air China), Feng Bin (Chairman of Utour), Wu Xiaomei (Deputy Secretary General of China Tourism Association, CTA) and Dr Martin Buck (Senior Vice President, Travel & Logistics of Messe Berlin).
Dr Buck stated, “It gives us great pleasure to see ITB China broaden its influence and scope with the participation of new exhibitors and partners this year. The third edition is characterised by three major topics: High-valuable innovations, a strong focus on content and the commitment and insights of industry partners of the ITB China Buyers Circle – a new nationwide community for China’s travelbuyers”.
Photo: Dr Martin Buck, Senior Vice President, Travel & Logistics of Messe Berlin