World Tourism Cities Federation Chongqing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2016

Conference

World Tourism Cities Federation Chongqing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2016

World Tourism Cities Federation Chongqing Fragrant Hills Tourism Summit 2016 will be held in Chongqing City, from September 19th to 21st.

Since WTCF was established, WTCF has successfully hosted Fragrant Hill Summit four times. Its membership has been constantly expanding, with 58 members at the beginning; entire membership has reached 168 members including all continents. WTCF’s international influence has grown significantly, as WTCF has become an essential platform to share experience and to carry out win-win outcomes amount its members.

“Shared Economy and Development of World Tourism Cities” has been introduced as the theme of this year’s summit. During the Chongqing summit, WTCF General Assembly will be held, and the council will conduct voting on choosing hosting cities for year 2017 and 2018 summits. Forum with in depth discussions on shared economy and urban resources allocation will be held. Global tourism,innovation and transformation of tourism with presentations of tourism promotion, tourism market-place, World Tourism Cities Expo, Chongqing tourism resources inspection tour, and sequence of other great events, in order to promote pragmatic cooperation among members, and boom the prosperous development of world tourism industry.

Agenda World Tourism Cities Expo

This four day exhibition will be held together with the Chongqing International Tourism Carnival (CITC), an important exhibition in Southwest China which in 2015, attracted an average daily attendance of 50,000 people. This year the CITC will be hosted by the Chongqing Municipal People’s Government in cooperation with WTCF; providing an ideal platform for WTCF members to exhibit and promote their tourism resources and tourism development to the 33 million people living in Chongqing.

Chongqing Tourism Administration will provide a 2,000 square meter exhibition hall, with a total of 800 square meters being assigned for the city promotion section of the exhibition to be used by city and institutional members of WTCF. The organizing committee will provide standard booths free of charge for WTCF members. If you have special requirements for your booth, such as regarding design and decoration, a detailed scheme of your plans will need to be submitted prior to the exhibition. Delegations will also have the option of going shopping and enjoying various artistic performances during the exhibition.

The organizing committee will pay for one hotel room per member company between the dates of September 16th and 18th for members setting up a booth at the event. The hotel is a five minute drive from the conference location. For delegates who will be present for the remainder of the summit, arrangements will be made for you to be transferred to the main conference hotel afterwards.

Tourism Presentation

A small stage area will be built and made available at the Expo venue for performances during these three days and will be made available for WTCF members who wish to this platform for further promotion. The venue is fully equipped with audiovisual equipment and will have a capacity of 300 people; with many of China and Chongqings relevant media agencies expected to be in attendance. Member cities are invited to use this platform to further promote their tourism resources and products to Chinese travel agents and travel media.

The standard fee for the use of this space is 3000 USD per session (equivalent to about 19,800 RMB) which covers venue rental, simultaneous Chinese-English interpretation and all necessary equipment. Each session is one hour in duration. There are 10 sessions available with places assigned on a first-come-first-serve basis.

One hotel room per member company will be provided between the dates of September 16th and 18th for members participating in Tourism Presentation. The hotel is a five minute drive from the conference location. For delegates who will be present for the remainder of the summit, arrangements will be made for you to be transferred to the main conference hotel afterwards.

Tourism Investment Fair (B2B Fair)

The organizing committee has invited 20 large overseas tourism wholesalers to meet with around 100 travel agents from tourism destinations invited by Chongqing& WTCF. City members are invited to send delegations of buyers and sellers to attend this B2B fair. The organizing committee will try to facilitate trades between relevant parties according to each party’s requirements.

Tourism Investment Fair

The investment branch of WTCF will be officially launched during this fair with members from the China Association of Private Equity (CAPE) in attendance as well as representatives of renowned third-party institutions, industry associations and other relevant institutions in the investment sector. There are currently almost 400 CAPE member institutions which, in total, manage a portfolio of over one trillion CNY.

During the fair, investment projects will be discussed via face-to-face negotiations with representatives of investment project providers as well as the WTCF investment branch in order to achieve cooperation for relevant projects.

Pirce & Time
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM
Free

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