A LUNCH at Melbourne’s Crown Towers yesterday celebrated the official appointment of Helen Wong as Australian marketing representative of the Shanghai
Municipal Tourism Administration.
The event also confirmed govt
support for Shanghai MICE events
and the city’s promotion as a key
destination for international
conferences and incentives.
Special guest Patrick Chen,
deputy director – International
Tourism Promotion Dept.
Shanghai Municipal Tourism
Administration said it was a move
heightened greatly by the staging
of the successful World Expo 2010.
Boasting some 500 star-rated
hotels and luxury hotels with over
100,000 rooms, Mr Chen said:
“Business events groups will
discover everything occurs here
on a much bigger scale than in
other parts of the world,” and
spoke of the new infrastructure
that is transforming Shanghai into
a metropolis of the future.
Helen Wong, whose office in
Sydney is the first point of call for
organisers seeking information
and assistance about Shanghai,
commented: “Because China is
used to moving huge amounts of
people around the country, we
say bring it on – we welcome
them all, the bigger, the better.”