25 Jan Off
Violet Wang, Destination Manager for Pacific World Shanghai, reveals what’s new and trendy in China.
Q: What role is playing technology in meetings and events in China?
A: With more and more China based technology company immersing in the market, Tencent, Huawei, etc, conference exclusive apps or digital push notice and market promotion have become a must in China. Technology has been used massively from RSVP process, on-site voting and interactive games, until guests’ satisfactory survey in our events. Technology is at every corner of the meeting and events organization and we are at the forefront of the latest innovations.
Live stream and drones are also being requested. We have even done live stream by drone!
Q: Risk Management have become an essencial part of a program. Have the groups coming to China asked for Emergency plans?
A: Yes. clients are asking more and more our advice and specific emergency measures. We work closely with individual venues and hotels to design a plan according to the meeting or event.
Q: What’s trending? What will surprise groups coming to China?
A: Incentive planners are craving for new experiences, new destinations. We are receiving requests for undiscovered places and currently working on developing and delivering off the beaten track programs in locations as Yunnan and Lijiang, designing new products in Chengdu and Guilin improving the infrastructures and increasing the accessibility of less-known areas of our marvellous country.
Besides, 66 new luxury hotels opened recently in China, including Shanghai, Beijing, Xi’an and all major secondary destination. Airports are being built and extended in Yunnan, Xi’an, Chengdu and Hangzhou.
Q: A sneak peek of the products you have been been designing for your groups in China?
A: Clients might need to come and experience them but I can give you some hints: Learn the secrets of Sichuan’s spiciest cuisine, experience Yunnan like a caracther of the book Lost Horizon, follow the chinese tea aroma in Huangshan. Participate in inspiring workshops with local chinese entrepreneurs to get a business insight. Attend an exclusive BBQ in a remote paddy field…