Editorial: CVS China Visitors Summit Europe 2019

A Summer Summit in Dresden

by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt FRGS FRAS

Dear readers,

CVS China Visitors Summit is back in Europe! The Summer 2019 edition will take place in Dresden next month, the Winter 2019 edition is scheduled for Milan in November.

The CVS is all about business-to-business. The core of the event is two days of face-to-face meetings between 140 travel suppliers and 140 Chinese travel buyers resulting in over 7,000 appointments. The CVS is not a familiarization trip, as the Chinese buyers are nominated based on their sales and business into the host region and each Chinese buyer must pay a registration fee to join the event and purchase their own air tickets to attend.

Among the host participants are a number of major companies and organisations, including the hosting hotel group Maritim, Kempinski, Barcelo, NH as well as the German National Tourism Board, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa and Eurowings and DMOs from Bremen, Milan, Pilsen and Stockholm, to name a few.

Before the two days of “speed-dating” on April 3 and 4, on April 2, the China Training Day is offered again. Similar to CVS 2018 in Düsseldorf, a full day workshop aims to provide a deeper understanding of China’s current market conditions and trends. Among the presenters are Dr. Minjuan Deng-Westphal, Senior Researcher at COTRI, and your humble author of this lines. Other presenters include Mrs. Li Zhaohui, director of the GNTB office in Beijing, and Mr. Philip Kyhl, a Danish consultant with a long history of working in the Chinese market. Chairman of the event is the host of CVS, i2i Group CEO Alexander Glos. Topics range from statistics to payment systems and from MICE tourism to branding, with seven hours of intensive and interactive knowledge dissemination following by a special “Dresden Night” at the Royal Palace with a dinner and the opportunity to meet the Chinese participants.

Further information is available from http://cvs.i2i-china.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/China-Training-Day-2019.pdf. Everybody can participate, with registered CVS suppliers getting a discount on the participation fee.

Dr. Deng-Westphal and I hope to welcome many of our COTRI WEEKLY readers in Dresden!


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt