Since 2009, the China Visitors Summit (CVS) produced and operated around the world by China i2i Group has brought more than 1000 Chinese travel buyers together in face to face matchmaking meetings designed to maximize the business potential for travel from China to the world. Each summit offers a mixture of 100 Chinese travel buyers, including key executive decision makers from travel agencies, tour operators, corporate travel managers, MICE planners and shopping consultants.
Meet and Exchange
Face-to-face prescheduled preselected one on one meetings with the most highly qualified Chinese travel buyers.
Each 15 minute session with the travel buyers gives you an opportunity to introduce your travel products
No Language Barrier
Your personalized interpreter will be with you for the entire conference. Communications without boundry.
Networking with the Chinese buyers every morning, at lunch, during breaks and over drinks every evening.
How are these buyers selected？
Our team of attendee developers chooses buyers through a 4-step process:
Target firms are selected that are active or developing travel business for the CVS host region, with a focus on: FIT, Corporate, Group, MICE, Shopping, Sports and Medical.
Executive decision makers who plan and procure travel products are invited. Including: CEO’s, department chiefs, procurement directors and business managers.
Each Chinese buyer pays a registration fee of 3000 rmb, approximately €375. And then each buyer purchases and shows CVS their confirmed paid air ticket and travel visa.
Buyer registration is confirmed. Now he/she is ready to meet you and get to know your company products.
Value NOTICE: Please note that CVS is NOT a Fam trip.
All of the selected Chinese buyers are vetted, invited, pay a registration fee and pay their air to attend the event!!!!
China Training Day @ CVS
On May 22, you are invited to join a one day seminar on China tourism, understanding the market conditions, selling, marketing, business and opportunities. The training day sessions will be led by experts with real market experience, not just theory, with case studies to share and question and answer time plus networking.
China Training Day:€399 (Per Person)+ USt for CVS Registered Suppliers €499 (Per Person)+USt for NON-CVS Registered Suppliers
Director COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute
Dr. Minjuan Deng-Westphal
Head of Research COTRI China Outbound Tourism Research Institute
Prof. Dr. Jonas Polfuß
Register now to secure your space with us =)
Why Attend? – To Meet the most valuable Chinese travel buyers doing global business.
Who Should Attend? – Global travel suppliers, including: national, provincial and city destinations, attractions, museums, airlines, car rental companies, global hotel marketing groups, local hotel operators, receptive tour operators, shopping malls, department stores, national and international brands, transport companies, medical clinics and hospitals, conference centers, MICE venues and services.
Networking? – Morning, noon and evening – events designed for you to meet the buyers you want.
€2600 Plus 19% USt
One Single Delegate Registration.
Designed for single / individual Delegate. One set of face-to-face matchmaking appointments with the Chinese buyers
This single delegate registration will have one set of face-to-face matchmaking appointments with the Chinese buyers
46 face-to-face scheduled meetings
Networking luncheon each conference day
Networking reception each conference evening
Complete access to the buyer contact database
Complete access to the conference WeChat networking system
Your delegate profile provided to all CVS Chinese buyer delegates
Your delegate profile mini-site on www.i2itravel.net for 12,000 travel buyers in China
Your Delegate One Page Profile in China Premium Traveler – 180,000 Monthly Readers, China’s largest circulating monthly magazine for Chines global travelers and shoppers.
China Overview – What is driving China’s tourism growth? In order to best understand the extraordinary growth of China’s global tourism expansion, its first important to understand how China is growing domestically, the impact of economic growth and expansion within China, domestic tourism, financial resources, appetites for sociably acceptable lifestyles, domestic consumption habits and the motivation that most Chinese have in their global travel desires. This session will set the stage for the afternoon details and case studies. – Presented By Alexander Glos – China i2i Group /
Lunch – Buffet: China Case Studies – after a quick bite to eat, this luncheon session will highlight some case studies of success by various travel suppliers in their business development with Chinese inbound travelers. Focus on hotels, destinations, shopping and travel services.Presented By – To Be Announced /
China Tourism – Nuts & Bolts – Market trends – not only is China the fastest growing source of global tourism, but it is also the fastest changing tourism ecosystem. From just 10 years ago, a market that was completely dominated by tour groups, is rapidly expanding to become largely a FIT, MICE and corporate travel marketplace. How is this changing source impacting your business as a destination, hotel, travel supplier and how can you manage this evolution to fit your business model.Presented By Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt /
Chinese Traveler Expectations – as Chinese tourism appetites evolve so does their expectations. The days of having slippers and hot water makers in the sleeping room as your message welcoming Chinese travelers has passed. The expectation of the more experienced Chinese traveler is increasingly similar to most global travelers. Younger Chinese travelers who have never experienced a tour group are looking for adventure, localized interaction, art, music and shopping. Traditional group travelers are looking for iconic destinations, trophy experiences to share with their friends back home. Business tourists are looking for business hotels and efficiency – with a getaway for a few days attached. MICE travel is growing rapidly and brings an array of unique and custom designed needs by the Chinese clients. How can you mate your profit centers to this broad-based growing marketplace and success with China?Presented By – Speaker To Be Announced /
Shopping – in many markets, Chinese travelers spend upwards of 50% of their total travel budget on shopping. What are their desires, interests, habits and how does this impact you as a travel destination, hotel and or travel supplier? Even if you’re not a retailer, or luxury brand, you need to understand that shopping plays an important part in the attraction, retention and return of the Chinese traveler.Presented By – Alexander Glos, China i2i Group /
China Social Media – the first thing to remember is that whatever social media programs you are using in the West, they don’t work in China. If you thought the Chinese travel environment was changing rapidly, it’s actually very slow compared to Chinese social media. Wechat and Weibo are dominant but increasingly new platforms are evolving and enterprises are becoming faster and more efficient in utilizing different and new Chinese social media to target segmented global Chinese travelers and shoppers. This session will give you a quick overview of the environment, what you need in terms of building your own social media program and how you can target your messaging to those travelers who are best for your business.Presented By – Alexander Glos, China i2i Group /
Online and Mobile Trends In China – China is the largest and fastest growing mobile market in the world. Not just in terms of mobile phones, but specifically how mobile devices are used as a marketing, communications and sales transactional tool. This session will focus on the growth of mobile payment services, specifically Alipay and Wechat pay, their use, their attraction, their impact and how you can utilize these merchant services to more effectively attract Chinese travelers and shoppers.Presented By – Prof Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt /
Doing Business With China – how can you most effectively do business with China? This session will focus on working with receptive tour operators in Europe, directly with travel agencies in China on a wholesale and leisure basis, how to best approach online travel agencies and consolidators, corporate travel offices and MICE managers. As the Chinese global traveler ecosystem evolves and grows, the opportunities for you are expanding rapidly but at the same time so is the complexity. This session will provide you with a roadmap as to how you can effectively build your business from afar and ultimately develop close relationships with your travel buyers from China.Presented By – Speaker To Be Announced /
Cocktail – after all this information, you’ll definitely need a drink!
23 Afternoon One2One Matchmaking
23 Conference Adjourns
23 Evening Reception & Dinner
24 Morning One2One Matchmaking
24 Afternoon One2One Matchmaking
24 Conference Adjourns
Special thanks to all partners who help make this event happen
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China Visitors Summit will take place at InterContinental Dusseldorf. Address: Königsallee 59, 40215 Düsseldorf, Germany
CVS Hotel Reservations for Suppliers Are Now Available At The Düsseldorf InterContinental Hotel – Book Now! All CVS meetings and activities, plus the China training day are held at the InterContinental. InterContinental® Dusseldorf’s outstanding city centre location puts the city at your fingertips, from host location of the CVS to the charming Altstadt and the River Rhine. Warm stone, sparkling glass and rich fabrics speak of sophisticated luxury, while elegant rooms and suites offer both comfort and indulgence. You can discover the city with insider tips from the concierge, relax with a massage at the adjoining health centre and catch up with friends over cocktails at bar fifty nine.
CVS special rates are: € 159,00 – Single € 174,00 – Double
This rate includes breakfast each day, spa access, pool use and USt – VAT. These rates are available from 21 – 25 of May, based on availability: