, in addition to being held in one of the greatest potential growth markets, provides us with an international venue to help us strengthen our credibility and presence as an international destination", says June Matsumoto, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Hawaii Convention Centre.
We are here for the long term - 150 per cent - we will not survive as a destination without business from China and CIBTM will help us deliver it.
What appeals to us about CIBTM is that everyone here sees the potential in this market.
Coinciding with Mandy's appointment, Graeme Barnett will be moving across from exhibition director from CIBTM
and GIBTM to EIBTM.
WITH just over six months to go until CIBTM
returns to Beijing on September 8 to 10, 2009, the event is scheduled to deliver over 4,000 trade visitors, more than 300 ,hosted buyers and 300 exhibitors from China and around the world.
In order to achieve specific goals relating to its post Olympic tourism strategy, BTA's partnership adds a significant level of resource behind CIBTM
which will look to create an enhanced programme of education, experiential and business generating activities both on and off the show floor.
Barcelona based EIBTM's red diamond logo is to be used, but the other events -- GIBTM in Abu Dhabi, CIBTM
in Beijing and AIBTM in Baltimore, USA -- now use the same diamond shape but with different colours to signify each exhibition.
AIBTM joins EIBTM in Barcelona, GIBTM in Abu Dhabi, and CIBTM
Graeme Barnett, exhibition director for GIBTM and CIBTM
said, "GIBTM 2009 is already 40 per cent ahead on exhibitor bookings from 2008.
In China, CIBTM postponed this year because of the Olympics, has the potential to become the country's top meetings industry event.
This year's EIBTM takes place from December 2 to 4 in Barcelona; GIBTM will be held in Abu Dhabi from March 31 to April 2, 2009 and CIBTM is in Beijing from September 8 to 10, 2009.
Malik will overlook shows including GIBTM at ADNEC as well as EIBTM in Spain, CIBTM
in China and AIME in Australia.