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Your invitation to register as media for ITB Asia 2008

Your invitation to register as media for ITB Asia 2008 (Forimmediaterelease.net) BERLIN (September 22, 2008) ITB Asia – The Trade Show for the Asian market – will take place Wednesday, October 22 to Friday, October 24, 2008 at Suntec, Singapore. The show is being organized by Messe Berlin (Singapore) Pte Ltd in conjunction with the Singapore Tourism Board. ITB Asia will feature up to 500 exhibiting companies from the Asia-Pacific region, Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East, covering not only the leisure market, but also corporate and MICE travel.

As part of ITB Asia, travel industry leaders will address the latest industry issues and trends during the ITB Asia Convention, which takes place on the mornings of October 23-24. Also in Suntec, partner events include Web in Travel (WIT) October 21-22, the Association of Corporate Travel Executives (ACTE) presenting two morning sessions October 23-24, and Meeting Professionals International’s (MPI) inaugural Asian Meetings and Events Conference taking place October 24-25.

Registration

Pre-registration online

Legitimate travel and business journalists are welcome to enjoy free access to ITB Asia, all official ITB Asia social functions, the Convention, WIT, ACTE and MPI events (the MPI event is suitable for specialist MICE related journalists). Please register before October 10 to enable us to prepare your Press badge and to avoid queuing onsite at Suntec. Your media registration form is available at www.itb-asia.com/Press under “accreditation.”

Press registration onsite at Suntec

Press registration is open onsite at Suntec from Tuesday October 21 until Friday, October 24. Members of the Press may register at the media registration counter on level 1 at the main entrance of Suntec. You will need to present a Press pass, a business card or an appropriate letter of authority from an editor or publisher. Your registration is not transferable and is valid only when presented together with the holder’s ID. Press passes are strictly for journalists and not for advertising or publishing representatives.

Media Center

The media center of ITB Asia is located on level 2 of Suntec in room 209 and is open to editorial representatives. Journalists can use the available computers and receive the latest ITB Asia Press releases, photos, catalogues and exhibitor news here. Opening hours are: Tuesday, October 21 to Friday, October 24 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Your contacts for all information, photo material and interview requests are Astrid Ehring, Press Officer ITB Asia, and her team.

Press Conferences

A series of Press conferences will take place in the Press conference room (room 208) adjacent to the media center. Full details will be sent to media soon. Event organizer Messe Berlin (Singapore) and partner, Singapore Tourism Board, are among the organizations that will hold Press conferences.

Important dates for the Press

October 22, 2008

8:30 a.m. Access to Suntec Singapore, level 2

Inauguration Ceremony: 9:00 a.m. to 10O00 a.m., level 2, theatre, followed by Ribbon Cutting on level 6 (front of center show entrance, 10:00 a.m.) and a guided show tour from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., start in front of center show entrance, level 6.

Opening Press conference

11:15 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on level 2 in the Press conference room (room 208).

Pre- and Post-ITB Asia media tours

The Singapore Tourism Board and Tourism Malaysia/Hertz are creating a range of pre- and post-ITB Asia special privileges and media tours. Further information about the Malaysian trip can be found here.

Updated Press information

The latest Press material, such as Press releases with coverage of the ITB Asia Convention and photos are also available online at www.itb-asia.com/Press under “Press Releases & News,” “E-Press-Folders” or “Photos.”

Messe Berlin (Singapore) will keep you posted with regular updates on Press conferences and other media related events that are part of the inaugural ITB Asia.

Please visit the ITB Asia online media center for the latest information (www.itb-asia.com) or contact:

Astrid Ehring, Press Officer ITB Asia and ITB Berlin
Tel: +4930 3038-2275
Email: href="mailto:ehring@messe-berlin.com">ehring@messe-berlin.com

Ken Scott, ScottAsia Communications
Tel: (+66) 2860 8227
Email: href="mailto:ken@ScottAsia.net">ken@ScottAsia.net

Sarada Chellam, ICON Communications
Tel: (+65) 6220 2623
Email: href="mailto:schellam@iconinternational.com.sg">schellam@iconinternational.com.sg

Singapore visas

Only some nationalities require visas for entry into Singapore. Please visit www.ica.gov.sg/page.aspx?pageid=96&secid=94 for more details.

It is the responsibility of each journalist to ensure he/she has a valid visa to enter Singapore.

For additional details: www.itb-asia.com or www.itb-asia.com/convention

Astrid Ehring
Press Officer
ITB Asia and ITB Berlin
Tel: +4930 3038-2275
Email: ehring@messe-berlin.com

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