Gallery104 / ConferenCe & Meetings World / issUe 65BTC in Italy:Exmedia, the organiser of Italy's meetings, incentive travel and events exhibition BTC 2011, claims attendance figures were up 8.8 per cent year-on-year. Held at the Fiera di Rimini Exhibition Centre, the second edition of the annual tradeshow (30 June-1 July) attracted 313 exhibiting companies, 278 Italian and international hosted buyers and 60 representatives of the media. In total, the exhibition was attended by 3,732 visitors and 6,417 appointments were organised between exhibitors and hosted buyers. "The show was packed with opportunities, and was able to offer something to all players of the industry," BTC Exhibition Manager, Gabriella Ghigi, said. "BTC is now much more than a simple trade show," she added.
GalleryISSUE 65 / ConfErEnCE & MEEtIngS World / 105CIBTM:The sixth China Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings Exhibition (CIBTM) took place at the China National Convention Centre, Beijing, in August 2011. There were 4,400 hosted buyers and trade visitors who took part in 7,500 pre-scheduled appointments. There were also 391 exhibitors at the event organised by Reed Travel Exhibitions.CIBTM Project Manager Jeffrey Xu said: "The response from the local, regional and international meetings industry to CIBTM this year has driven this event to yet another important stage in its strategic development. "There is no doubt that China's meetings industry, led by CIBTM, will help to support the predictions by HelmsBriscoe (April 2011) that its value of US$150bn will also have annual growth of 20%."For all the latest breaking news, daily updates, visitwww.c-mw.netsubmit your event pictures For publication to: firstname.lastname@example.org