This year marked the 18th staging of IT&CMA (Incentive Travel and Conventions, Meetings Asia) and 13th CTW (Corporate Travel World). Considered to be Asia's only double bill event in MICE and corporate travel, both events returned to Bangkok, Thailand. The organisers have also confirmed that the country will continue to host future shows.
The event recorded 9,000 applications of registration for buyers, corporate travel managers and media. Out of these, 483 were selected qualified buyers consisting of corporate travel managers from 54 countries. In total, the show recorded 2,340 pre-registered delegates. Also present were buyers from new markets such as Egypt, Finland, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Portulgal Slovenia, Sri Lanka and Ukraine.
Making a comback this year, was the popular sticky award winner interactive session 'You Say, I Say' inviting audiences to voice their opinions while engaging industry experts on some of the MICE community's most pressing issues. During the two-day show, courses on Corporate Travel Expert Designation (CTE) and the Association of Professional Competencies Certification of PAE102 were conducted.