In its fourth edition, the Global Tourism Economy Forum (GTEF) will take place this October with a greater focus on the burgeoning Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
At the recent China (Guangdong) International Tourism Industry Expo (CITIE 2018) in Guangzhou, GTEF was introduced as an international tourism platform that connects the Greater Bay Area, the Belt and Road countries and the rest of the world.
During the expo, GTEF held meetings with major public and private tourism entities to exchange views, deepen mutual understanding and explore collaboration possibilities. Visitors at GTEF’s booth were also encouraged to participate in interactive games that were designed to increase their understanding of the forum and encourage them to join GTEF 2018.
A networking dinner, CITIE Night powered by GTEF, was held at the Garden Hotel Guangzhou on September 7. The dinner was designed to foster exchanges approximately 100 tourism leaders, exhibitors and media representatives. Macau’s tourism business outlook was also presented by GTEF’s major sponsors, and integrated tourism and leisure enterprises in Macao.
Furthermore, GTEF put forth its 2018 edition, including its Official Partner capacity in the 2018 EU-China Tourism Year (ECTY2018), EU as the Partner Region, and Guangdong Province as the Featured Chinese Province with a special focus on the burgeoning Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area.
GTEF 2018 will be held at MGM Cotai on October 23-24, under the theme Strategic Partnership in a New Era, Rising Momentum for a Shared Future. In addition to panel discussions, GTEF will also offer tourism promotion, investment and cooperation opportunities through bilateral trade meetings, business matching, networking, workshops, and exhibitions.