Welcome to the China Visitors Summit – Europe – 2020
Notice: updated on March 30, 2020
Greetings from Shanghai and I hope this email find you well, healthy and safe at home or in the office. Some news about the upcoming CVS in Frankfurt. After detailed consultation with the Frankfurt Marriott and our partners in Europe, we have decided to re-schedule the CVS Frankfurt for July 14 – 16, 2020.
This decision was made largely based on the conditions in Europe, with so many business and transportation systems ordered closed by government, it only now seems feasible to reschedule for July, at which time we hope local conditions will improve sufficiently.
The new schedule for the CVS is as follows:
• Tuesday – July 14th – China Training Day & Business Conference
• Wednesday – July 15 – China Visitors Summit – One to One Meetings
• Thursday – – July 16th – China Visitors Summit – One To One Meetings
The safety and health of everyone joining the CVS is of top importance and as such we will institute the following safety procedures onsite at the CVS, including:
• Extra Distancing Between Meeting Tables • Wider Meeting Tables To Provide Additional Space • Temperature Check of All Attendees At The Meeting Room Entrances • Surgical Masks Available For All Attendees • Latex Gloves Available For All Attendees • Sanitizer Gel At All Meeting Tables and Sanitizer Gel Stations Throughout The Meeting Areas • Refreshments Will Only Be Served In Closed Containers – Canned Drinks, Hot Drinks, & Single Serve Food Containers With Disposable Cutlery • Lunches Will Consist Of Boxed Items, Canned Drinks & Hot Drinks and Disposable Cutlery
In regards to evening and other social events scheduled, the same health guidelines will be adhered to in order to secure everyone’s well-being.
In these challenging times, we are appreciate the complexity of the business environment, but we also know that business must go on in a safe and secure manner as no matter, in time, the Chinese travel consumer and shopper will be soon taking to the skies and being one of the most important international clients for many organizations.
We will resume sending weekly updates on the CVS and news as it becomes available.
Many thanks and see you in July!
For 10 years the CVS has been bringing together global Chinese travel buyers with international travel suppliers. More than 1400 businesses have met together to do business – face to face – at global CVS’s.
The CVS is all about business to business. The core of the event is two days of face to face meetings between 140 travel suppliers and 140 Chinese travel buyers resulting in over 7,000 appointments. It’s like speed dating. You get to pick the buyers and they get to pick you too. You will have 50 pre-scheduled appointments with the Chinese buyers – normally about 80% of your selected choices will be confirmed and the remainder is assigned randomly.
The CVS is not a familiarization trip! The Chinese buyers are nominated based on their sales and business into the host region. The Chinese delegate is then chosen based on their responsibility for procuring and developing product. Finally, each Chinese buyer must pay a registration fee (€300) to join the event and purchase their own air tickets to attend, typically about €1800.
In 2020 the CVS – Europe will be produced twice, north and south, with a focus on Summer and Winter bookings.
All of the Chinese buyers are vetted and selected based on the amount, value and type of business they are bringing to Europe. The individual delegates chosen must be responsible for procurement of travel product and responsible for developing it for resale. Each buyer must prove their responsibility by showing contracts or confirmations of travel business placement to be accepted to the CVS. Finally, each Chinese buyer pays a registration fee of approximately €300, plus their airfare to the CVS and is only then accepted to be a buyer delegate.
Who Are The Buyers
That You Will Meet at The CVS
Chinese travel agents, tour operators, MICE managers, corporate travel planners and media. In 2018, the Chinese buyers who attended the CVS were responsible for over €260 million in business and over 300,000 travelers to Europe.
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, Theme Parks, Historical Sites, Medical Clinics And Hospitals, Conference Centers, MICE Venues, Travel Services
Join & Promote: Partnering with the CVS and i2i China means more than making the right contacts; it means being an insider. It means being connected to the right Chinese buyers with the right level of influence, and it means you are allied with a globally respected organization and leader in the Chinese global tourism industry. Experience the power of partnership with CVS and China i2i. Sponsorship, promotion, exhibiting and marketing packages are designed to provide a solid platform to help you stand out and make an impact. Our programs allow you to achieve your marketing goals and deliver a maximum return on your investment. We have developed convenient and customizable packages to help your organization meet its objectives and reach your target buyers at CVS and in China.
Two days of face to face meetings with the Chinese buyers. About four weeks before the summit, each supplier will receive a complete list of the Chinese buyers, including their contact details and a detailed description of the business that they are interested in. Suppliers are invited to pick 50 buyers they want to meet with during the face to face meetings. Simultaneously, the Chinese buyers are also selecting 50 suppliers they want to meet. Approximately 80% of your requests will be scheduled. You will receive 50 face to face meetings over the two days of the summit.
Each face to face meeting is 15 minutes. You will receive a complete schedule of your appointments and their contact details one week before the summit and a complete list of your appointments will be in your registration package when you register on-site. You are free to and encouraged to contact the buyers in advance.
During the CVS there are several times to connect with the Chinese buyers who you do not have scheduled meetings with. Each lunch is designed to help you meet any of the Chinese buyers you want to meet. It’s easy to find a buyer at the CVS and if you need help, just ask any CVS staff to help make an introduction.
On the evening of the first day of the face to face meetings, the CVS hosts a reception and buffet for all of the Chinese buyers and international suppliers. This is a perfect time to meet and relax with the Chinese buyers. As they say in China – if you are not eating and drinking – you are not really doing business!
During the morning and afternoon breaks – you have time to connect with buyers as your share a coffee or tea. Staying in the host hotel also helps you connect with the buyers as you can enjoy breakfast with the buyers every morning.
The China Training Day @ The CVS is held on the first day of the summit, May 18 and November 10.
The CTD is a two track experiential educational forum designed to immerse you in training about general China travel business development and information for travel suppliers. The second track is focused on sales and marketing strategies – social media, mobile money, retail, branding, advertising and promotions. Delegates can jump from one track to the other.
The CTD is available for registration at €399 or €499 for non-CVS delegates, including lunch, refreshments, syllabus and downloadable training information.
What You Get
50 Face To Face Meetings With Chinese Buyers Predominately Of Your Choice
Daily Lunch With The Chinese Buyers
Contact Details From All 140 Chinese Buyers
Reception And Buffet Dinner With All Buyers On The Evening Of The First Day Of The Summit.
Morning And Afternoon Refreshment Breaks
Interpreters On A First Come First Serve Basis.
Your Delegate Profile Provided To All CVS Chinese Buyers
Your Delegate Profile On The i2iTravel Wechat Platform For 12,000 Travel Buyers In China
Your Delegate Profile In China Premium Traveler Magazine – 180,000 Monthly Readers – China’s Largest Circulating Magazine For Chinese Global Travelers And Shoppers.
VAT Notice: China i2i Group is a Hong Kong registered company and is not permitted to charge European VAT or collect VAT. Additionally, China i2i is not eligible for a VAT refund or exclusion because the CVS is produced in Europe and in business service is provided in Europe and not exported. Hence, China i2i is required to pay all VAT on services, rentals, goods and all expenses incurred in Europe. The operational costs of the CVS are augmented by these additional VAT costs and hence the registration fees reflect these added costs without the benefits of a VAT designation and/or possibility of refund.
Once you register for the summit as a supplier, you are committed to attending the summit and paying the appropriate registration fees and or other costs as so registered. If you wish to cancel your registration you may do so for free within 24 hours. After 24 hours, any cancellation requires a 50% penalty of the total registration fee and or other costs as so selected. After Feb 1, 2020 any cancellation requires full payment of the total registration fee and/or other costs as so selected. Registration substitutions may be granted at the sole discretion of the producer. For any questions or details regarding this cancellation policy, please contact: email@example.com
As a registrant at the CVS, photos and videos will be taken of the conference for possible future promotional use and by registering to the CVS you agree that your image may be used in future photo or video promotions to be used by the producer. In the event that the producer cancels or adjusts the schedule of the CVS, the supplier will be offered alternative dates and registration for comparable use at the sole discretion of the producer. In the event of any unforeseen circumstances or force majeure that requires the cancellation, reschedule, postponement or adjustment of the summit in any way, the producer has the sole and exclusive right to make such adjustments , changes postponements and cancelations as deemed in the best interested of the summit, and any fees, payments or compensations due from the supplier to the producer remain due and payable in full to the producer pursuant to the terms of registration and any possible compensation due in return to the supplier is at the exclusive discretion of the producer. Under such conditions and circumstances the producer is held harmless by the supplier and/or registrant. These terms maybe amended and adjusted at the sole discretion of the producer and any further details regarding these terms maybe be obtained solely from the producer.
CVS Spring 2020
Date: July 14 – 16, 2020
Place: Frankfurt, Germany
Venue: Frankfurt Marriott Hotel
Start Date: July 13, 2020
End Date: July 17, 2020
Hotel(s) offering your special group rate: Frankfurt Marriott Hotel for 169 EUR per night