Silk Road Tourism Cooperation Forum and 11th Outbound Tourism Forum to be held in Beijing

Publish Time:2015-06-16

【Introduction】:The 11th International Forum on Chinese Outbound Tourism (IFCOT2015) will be held on June 29th, 2015 in Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel

After 10 years of rapid growth, the Chinese outbound tourism has entered a new stage of transition and upgrade. The 11th International Forum on Chinese Outbound Tourism (IFCOT2015) will be held on June 29th, 2015 in Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel, with the help and participation of many travel agencies from home and abroad. Discussions will include the new challenges in tourism development brought by the Belt and Road Initiative strategy, the launching of new tourism products with the new characteristics of Belt and Road Initiative, as well as promotion of the cooperation between Chinese, foreign travel agencies and enterprises.

This forum will be co-hosted by WTCF and Ivy Alliance Tourism Consulting, and many domestic and overseas organizations expressed support for it. Topic of the forum is “Belt and Road Initiative, The New Driving Force of International Tourism”. Subtopic discussions will include Belt and Road Initiative and new opportunities in the tourism cooperation, Chinese inbound and outbound tourism in the new normal, new direction in Belt and Road Initiative tourism investment, Chinese outbound tourism price index report, new thinking in the Silk Way tourism development, Chinese citizens travel consumption analysis report, transition and upgrade in Southeast Asia and South Asia tourism product, new media, new technology and precision tourism marketing, cruise tourism special subject and so on. On the occasion, there will be almost 30 distinguished guests present to share their precious experience and insights by making speeches.

For the first time, this forum will discuss the research and development of the Silk Road tourism product and regional tourism cooperation in the perspective of Chinese citizen outbound travel. It will bring new connotation and vitality to the Silk Road economic belt and tourism of Maritime Silk Road in 21th century.

Almost 300 guests come from more than 30 countries and regions will attend this forum. They cover travel agencies, embassy officers, tourism enterprise principals, related Chinese city tourist administrations, leading tour operators, as well as online tour operators, tourist agents, security investment institutions, and many media. These countries include Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Philippines, Korea, Iran, United Arab Emirates, Oman, Egypt, Russia, Croatia, Slovenia, Latvia, Albania, Greek, German, Belgium, Spain, Czech Republic, Italy, France, Switzerland, The United Kingdom, Ukraine, Macedonia, Australia, New Zealand, The United States, Bahamas, Peru and Tahiti.

This forum is also an important WTCF event in the first half of the year. With rich content and professional standards, WTCF will analyze the new opportunities brought by Belt and Road Initiative strategy in a multi-dimensional approach. At the same time, WTCF will develop close cooperation between tourism organizations and enterprises home and abroad by establishing this interactive platform.

For more details about this Forum, you are free to contact the organizing committee.

Tel: 010-62247696 / 62237479


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Appendix: the Forum Agenda Schedule




Silk Road Tourism Cooperation Forum & IFCOT2015


June 29, 2015 Renaissance Beijing Capital Hotel





Opening Ceremony


Moderator: Mr. Li Baochun, Deputy Secretary-General of World Tourism Cities Federation

VIP Speeches

Leader of China National Tourism Administration

Mrs. Cecilia SZILAS, Ambassador of Embassy of Hungary in Beijing, China

Theme Session:

Moderator: Mr. Li Baochun, Deputy Secretary-General of World Tourism Cities Federation


“Belt and Road Initiative” Strategy and New Opportunities for Tourism Cities Cooperation

Mr. Song Yu, Secretary-general of World Tourism Cities Federation; Chairman of Beijing Municipal Commission of Tourism Development


China Inbound and Outbound Tourism under the New Normality

Dr. Wang Xinjun, CEO of Ivy Alliance Tourism Consulting


New Direction of Tourism Investments under “Belt and Road Initiative” Initiative

Mr. Li Weiqun, Secretary General of China Association of Private Equity


New Chances for Tourism Cooperation and “Belt and Road Initiative” Initiative

Mr. Zou Tongqian, Deputy Director, World Tourism Cities Federation Expert Committee


Report on Chinese Outbound Tourism Price Index

Mr. Lu Ting, Chief Economist and Director of Research Institute , Huatai Securities


Coffee Break & Business Networking

Theme SessionNew Thinking of Silk Road Tourism Development


New Concept for Silk Road Tourism: Products Design and Market Potential

Mr. Zhou Xiaoding, Vice President of China Comfort Travel Group


Panel Discussion:

 Mr. Fotis Provatas, Chairman of Greek - Chinese Economic Council

 Mr. Vlad Koriagin, Chairman of the Board of Baltic Travel Group

 Mr. Ralf Ostendorf, Director of Market Management of Visit Berlin

 Mr. Liu Jin, Vice President of China Comfort Travel Group

 Mr. Chen Yueliang, Vice President of China International Travel service


Welcome Luncheon

Moderator: Dr. Wang Xinjun, CEO of Ivy Alliance Tourism Consulting, membership of World Tourism Cities Federation Expert Committee


Analysis Report on Chinese Outbound Tourism Consumption

Ms. Hu Ying, Assistant President of China Union Pay


Amendment of "Criteria of Certification and Assessment for China Outbound Tourism Quality Service Suppliers"

Mr. Jiang Qikang, Secretary-General of China Association of Travel Services


Panel Discussion: Transformation of Chinese Outbound Travel Products for Southeast Asia and South Asia

Mr. Mohamed Faisal, Ambassador of Embassy of Maldives in China

Mr. Yu Dunde, CEO of

Ms. Zhang Hong, General Manager of Sparkle?Tour,?CYTS

Mr. Zhang Xiangming, General Manager of Beijing JETTOUR International Travel Service

Ms Mint Leong, Secretary-General of the Malaysia Inbound Tourism Association


Coffee Break & Business Networking


New Media on Tourism Marketing and Promotion

Ms. Gao Wen, Chief-Editor of Tourism Channel

Theme Session21st Century Maritime Silk Road: Cruise Travel




Panel Discussion: Trend and Product Structure of China Cruises Travel

Ms. Wang Shujuan, Deputy Director General of Qingdao Tourism Bureau

Mr.Alex Xiang, Deputy General Manager of Royal Caribbean Cruises Service ( China ) Co. Ltd

Manager of China Region, Costa Cruises

Mr. Zeng Zhi, Marketing Director of

Mr. Ren Tao, Business Director of Cassia International Travel Service


Introduction on 2015 WTCF Tourism Summit in Rabat & Fez

Mr. Yan Han, Deputy Secretary-General of World Tourism Cities Federation


Business Networking




(Note: Agenda and speakers above are subjected to change with the notice from the event organizer.)

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