China Advances in the Associations Market

China Advances in the Associations Market

2019-08-28, 10:45 - 11:30

Conference Room 1

Join us for a discussion with a stellar line-up of Chinese meeting industry experts who are set to share their insights on how China is advancing the associations market, both nationally and internationally. China is known to have a huge base of associations, many of which are not only local, but also regional and international associations covering a plethora of academic disciplines. This vibrant community are highly professional and active in their membership development and events organisation. According to the ICCA’s latest statistic report, China hosted a total of 449 meetings in 2018, an increase of 19% compared to the previous year. This discussion will find out what drives the international associations to hold their meetings in China, especially in the second tier cities. 




  • Noor Ahmad Hamid


    Regional Director (Asia Pacific)

  • Maria Tong



    Association Management & Consulting, MCI China

  • Alicia Yao


    Managing Director

    IME Consulting

  • Wang Qingdao


    Vice President, Editor-in-Chief, Secretary General

    China Convention & Exhibition Society (CCES), MeetingsChina Magazine, China Meetings Industry Convention (CMIC)