Jin Jiang International Hotels to Partner with GBTA for its Second Annual China Conference

Shanghai, 14 March, 2014

Jin Jiang International HOTELS will once again partner with Global Business Travel Association (GBTA), the world’s premier business travel and corporate meetings organization, for GBTA Asia’s second annual regional China Conference to be held from 31 March-2 April in Shanghai. 
Jin Jiang International HOTELS will be sponsoring the conference venue and hosting a welcome reception on 31 March at its historic flagship heritage HOTEL, Jin Jiang Hotel, located in the Former French Concession in downtown Shanghai. Steeped in a long, rich history, the hotel was the official state guest house of the People’s Republic of China, having had witnessed many great political events in modern Chinese history, including the initial signing of the Sino-US joint communique. 
“Following the success of the first conference in China last year, we are honored to have the opportunity to once again partner with this esteemed organization for this business travel industry event and to host the whole conference at our iconic Jin Jiang Hotel,” stated Simon Zhang, Chief Executive Officer, Jin Jiang International Hotels. “China continues to see a fast and positive growth in the travel and hospitality industry, and is predicted to become the world’s leading business travel market within the next few years. GBTA is an organization that can play a pivotal role as a key educator and influencer on offering the best practices in enhancing travel management standards across China.”
The GBTA China Conference will gather together key travel industry experts, corporate travel managers and high level executives from a number of leading local and global corporate companies from all over the world. It will serve to be an informative event and an ideal platform and opportunity for local and overseas participants to learn more about the thriving business travel market in China from experienced and widely respected executive experts from the corporate travel management and MICE industries in Asia.
Welf Ebeling, GBTA Vice President APAC, commenting on the event stated, “GBTA is proud to have Jin Jiang Hotels as venue partner for the GBTA China Conference for the second consecutive year. We are grateful for their support, not just for the conference, but also for being an important ally in establishing the GBTA China Chapter.” 

For more information about the 2014 GBTA China Conference, please visit: 

About Jin Jiang International HOTEL Management Company Ltd:

Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd. (Jin Jiang International Hotels), the largest star rated hotel management company in China, has a portfolio of over 123 distinctive star RATED HOTELSwith a room inventory of over 35, 000 HOTEL ROOMS spread across 77 cities in China. Under the Jin Jiang branding concept, the company has a new premium “J” hotel brand, five star properties which include the renowned heritage collection and their four star Jin Jiang properties.
Jin Jiang International Holdings Company Ltd. (“Jin Jiang” or the “Group”), is China’s premier hospitality conglomerate, owner, developer and operator of hotels across all market segments. The Group manages, through its wholly owned subsidiary Jin Jiang International Hotel Management Company Ltd., the entire portfolio of owned and/or operated four and five-star hotels and its sister company Jin Jiang Inn which focuses on budget hotels. Jin Jiang International Hotels (Group) Company Ltd. is the leading operator and manager of HOTELS IN China. Overall, the Group owns and operates a collection of over 1,460 distinctive hotels and inns in more than 230 cities and towns within 31 provinces, autonomous regions and municipalities across China with a total room inventory in excess of 223,000 and is ranked as the 9th largest hotel company globally. 
Every Jin Jiang hotel is a memorable reflection of its destination’s unique style and culture. Jin Jiang International Hotels, with its qualified hotel management background and passion for excellence, dedicates itself to offering reputable hospitality services to its valued customers. With experience originating from the 1920s, its core competitiveness has accelerated in recent years. Together, the professional corporate and hotel management teams have extensive international hospitality experiences and backgrounds. This renowned company is rapidly growing and continues to strengthen and build its brand presence in China in addition to building into a strong internationally known brand. 
For more information or reservations, please visit: www.jinjianghotels.com

About the Global Business Travel Association

The Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) is the world’s premier business travel and meetings organization. Collectively, GBTA’s 6,000-plus members manage over $340 billion of global business travel and meetings expenditures annually. GBTA provides its network of 21,000 business and government travel and meetings managers, as well as travel service providers, with networking events, news, education & professional development, research, and advocacy. For more information, visit gbta.org/china 

For more information, please contact: 
Aline Siobhan Davies 
Senior Manager, Corporate Communications 
Tel: +86 21 2037 5024
Email: aline.davies@jinjianghotels.com