World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is expanding its highly-successful mid-year half-day WTM Vision Conference series to seven events in 2013.
2013 will see an event in São Paulo added to last year’s programme taking the total to seven WTM Vision Conference events in;
Moscow, 2 April
Beijing, 8 April
São Paulo, 24 April (taking place at the inaugural World Travel Market Latin America, a fellow Reed Travel Exhibitions event)
London, 1 May
Dubai, 7 May (taking place at fellow Reed Travel Exhibitions event Arabian Travel Market)
Rimini, 17 October (this was held in Milan last year and Florence in 2012)
Mumbai (date yet to be confirmed)
The WTM Vision Conference series started in 2009 with an event in London, in association with Kingley Event Management. Its objective is to provide the industry’s senior leaders with the most up-to-date research, information and opinion to help them run their businesses.
The 2013 London event will take place at Soho House on May 1 with an audience of the most senior travel industry executives. This year an advisory panel of these senior industry leaders has been set up to make sure the content remains relevant and useful for those executives leading the industry.
The panel includes;
Amadeus UK & Ireland Managing Director Diane Bouzebiba
Low Cost Holidays Group Chief Executive Paul Evans
Cunard Line President & Managing Director Peter Shanks
Voyage Prive Managing Director John Bevan
Evans said: “WTM Vision Conference is a great event which is a must-attend event for all the UK industry’s decision makers. I had the privilege of speaking at the 2010 event and I was impressed with both the high-level debate and the quality of the delegates. I am honoured to be able to advise World Travel Market on how to continue the success of WTM Vision.”
Bouzebiba added: “I am delighted to be an advisor for the WTM Vision Conference. There is a vital need for the latest information and senior-level debate which WTM Vision provides. I look forward to advising WTM to make sure the Vision Conference remains at the forefront of the industry.”
All seven events will include exclusive research from Euromonitor International, giving delegates the latest and most current information and statistics from the worldwide, regional and local travel and tourism industry.
Reed Travel Exhibitions Chairman World Travel Market Fiona Jeffery said: “The WTM Vision Conference series has gone from strength to strength since its launch in 2009. In 2010, Milan and Dubai were added to the series before expansion in the emerging markets with events in Moscow, Mumbai and Shanghai.
“I am delighted to be adding São Paulo to the list of WTM Vision Conference events of 2013. The global industry has responded incredibly positively to the idea of half-day mid-year events offering the latest information and opinion which is vital for the senior executives to run their businesses.
“At Reed Travel Exhibitions and World Travel Market, we strive to make sure all our events are of the highest quality and I am delighted to be able to announce the advisory council for WTM Vision London, which will help us to keep the event as current as possible.”
World Travel Market, the leading global event for the travel industry, is the must-attend four-day business-to-business exhibition for the worldwide travel and tourism industry.
Almost 48,000 senior travel industry professionals, government ministers and international press, embark on ExCeL - London every November to network, negotiate and discover the latest industry opinion and trends at WTM.
WTM, now in its 33rd year, is the event where the travel industry conducts and concludes its deals.
WTM 2011 will generate £1,653 million of travel industry contracts, revealed independent research by Fusion Communications.
WTM is owned by the world’s leading events organiser Reed Exhibitions (RE), which organises a portfolio of other travel industry events including Arabian Travel Market and International Luxury Travel Market.
In 2010, RE held more than 460 events in 36 countries bringing together more than seven million people from around the world generating billions of dollars in business.
About Reed Travel Exhibitions
Reed Travel Exhibitions (RTE) is the world’s leading provider of exhibitions in the travel and tourism industry. Its wide-ranging portfolio of events around the globe covers leisure travel, luxury travel, business travel and the meetings and incentives industry.
In 2011 RTE 13 events were the catalyst for £2,807 million worth of travel and tourism business deals.
The 13 events are; World Travel Market (WTM), Arabian Travel Market (ATM), International French Travel Market (IFTM), La Cumbre, International Golf Travel Market (IGTM), International Luxury Travel Market (ILTM), International Luxury Travel Market Asia (ILTMA), Asia-Pacific Incentives & Meetings Expo (AIME) (owned by Melbourne Convention + Visitors Bureau), Global Exhibition for Incentive, Business Travel, and Meetings (EIBTM), Gulf Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (GIBTM), Americas Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (AIBTM), China Incentive, Business Travel and Meetings (CIBTM) and Business Travel Market.
April 2013 will see RTE launch World Travel Market Latin America in São Paulo.
RTE is a business unit of Reed Exhibitions. In 2011, six million participants attended RE’s 500 events in 39 countries covering 44 industry sectors from aerospace and aviation to beauty and cosmetics to sports and recreation.
Reed Exhibitions is owned by Reed Elsevier, the world’s leading provider of professional information and online workflow solutions.
About Reed Exhibitions
Reed Exhibitions is the world’s leading events organizer, with over 500 events in 39 countries. In 2011 Reed brought together six million active event participants from around the world, generating billions of dollars in business. Today Reed events are held throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Africa and organized by 33 fully staffed offices. Reed Exhibitions serves 44 industry sectors with trade and consumer events and is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc, a world-leading publisher and information provider and a FTSE 100 company. www.reedexpo.com