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IT&CM China’s collaboration with MCI Group moves into second day with corporate travel forum educational sessions

IT&CM China’s collaboration with MCI Group moves into second day with corporate travel forum educational sessions ( SHANGHAI, China – Mr. Rob Morrow, Global Director of Performance Improvement of MCI, opened the day’s Corporate Travel Forum track with his address on Performance Improvement “Why Cash Isn’t King.” He shared with attending delegates on the key aspects of an effective Performance Improvement Program and how it can change behavior, especially with China’s rapid development and its unique landscape.

With 15 years of experience of designing and implementing Performance Improvement programs, Mr. Morrow’s opening address was attended by a full room of international and local corporate travel professionals. He said, “Companies have to understand that while cash incentives may be attractive, it is the non-cash incentives that are difficult to replicate and it helps in staff retention.” Expressing his thoughts on the launch of the corporate travel educational program, Mr. Morrow was both surprised and delighted at the turnout this morning. “The amount of information shared during the roundtable discussions was very useful. The content and information definitely helped many corporate travel professionals.”

The afternoon seminars “Achieve Maximum Corporate Travel Savings with Innovative ePayments” delivered by Ms. Livia Ang, Regional Lead for T&E of MasterCard Worldwide, and “The 2013 Meetings Risk Mitigation Report” delivered by Ms. Danielle Puceta, Head of American Express Meetings&Events, concluded the seminars for the day. Ms. Emily Tang from Novartis Pharmaceutical China expressed her satisfaction with the corporate travel educational program launch. “This is an excellent initiative especially for corporate buyers like us as we gain insights and knowledge from industry experts.”

Local corporate travel professionals who have come specially to attend the day’s activities also had the opportunity to meet with the show’s exhibitors through dedicated one-on-one business appointments – a new aspect of this year’s program offering.

For other IT&CM China delegates, on-going business appointments and networking activities continued in full swing. Highlights include an exclusive luncheon hosted by Business Events Australia for some 60 international and Chinese corporate travel decision makers, where they learned why “There’s Nothing Like Australia” for their next business event, as well as IT&CM China Networking Lunch hosted by the show’s organizers for buyers and media. Ms. Fan Lingyun from GM China Group commented, “Hosted luncheons are a great way for buyers like me to learn more about new destination choices for my company’s MICE meeting venues.”

Before their experience at IT&CM China officially concludes, 22 selected international buyers and media will join post-show tours of Ningbo and Xiamen which begin tomorrow for 2 and 3 days, respectively.

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