Education & Job Day at ITB China Conference

Shanghai/Berlin Equipping youths with skills which will make them more employable for current and future jobs in the travel markets: For the first time ITB China will constitute the last day of the ITB China Conference, 18 May 2018, to a dedicated ‘Education & Job Day’ in partnership with Fudan University & Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

ITB China exhibitors and non-exhibitors, including Chinese and foreign universities, technical colleges, professional academies and other service providers may apply until 10 April to secure a highly desired place at the Education & Job Day to present themselves and their services and offers to visitors to the marketplace of China’s new travel trade show.

Full details of the call for papers for the Education & Job Day and on how to apply for a place in the show area can be found under: Applicants are invited to submit applications by emailing them to no later than 10 April.

All Tourism management students will have the possibility to access ITB China at this day for free. Jobseekers will be able to see all job offers on a job wall in the conference area and can make immediate contact with personnel managers and apply for jobs directly at the show. Newcomers can gain an overview of University degree courses and Executive Education courses in tourism and will receive tips on how to find work and degree courses abroad.

Job seekers may register under the following link and employers and institutions can register here 

At this year’s ITB China, the new marketplace for the Chinese travel industry, taking place from 16 – 18 May 2018, wide ranging podium discussions and informative lectures, such as one-hour sessions on travel education awaits visitors at the Education & Job Day on 18 May 2018Applicants can elevator-pitch to potential employers from leading companies for their dream job at ITB China 2018.

Dr. Sun Yunlong, Vice Dean, Department of Tourism & Director, MTA office at Fudan University, said: “We live in a world of technological disruption, where traditions are being disintegrated and reshaped”. According to him “the tourism sector and its practitioners are no exceptions. So we must redefine tourism education and talents. To that end, we should recognize the profound changes in the tourism industry and decide what is to rise and what is to wane. With ITB China and its co-organizer Travel Daily China both being first-class platforms for travel-industry exchanges, I believe this creative connection between our education platforms and ITB China will surely bring about fantastic views on these questions. Looking forward to ITB China 2018!”

Professor Kaye Chon, Dean and Chair Professor of the School of Hotel and Tourism Management (SHTM) at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University and Walter Kwok, Foundation Professor in International Hospitality Management, said: “With an exclusive focus on the Chinese travel market, ITB China provides an exceptional platform on which a diverse range of destinations and industry sectors are presented to Chinese as well as international hospitality and tourism professionals. We at the SHTM see this as an excellent opportunity for an international educational institution such as ourselves and global industry executives to converge and discuss career-defining strategies and plans. This strategic collaboration is in keeping with our common interest in nurturing hospitality and tourism professionals to lead the industry into its future. Ranked among the world’s top hotel and tourism schools and based in the heart of the booming Asia-Pacific region, the SHTM is best placed to provide international education to meet the specific demands of a truly global industry.”

Trade visitors may register for ITB China 2018 at

About ITB Berlin and ITB Asia

First launched 51 years ago, ITB Berlin is recognized as the most successful trade show for the global travel industry. Some 10,000 exhibitors from more than 180 countries regularly attend this event. Every year in October for the last ten years Messe Berlin has successfully organized ITB Asia in Singapore. Boasting 940 exhibitors from 113 countries, ITB Asia in Singapore has established itself as Asia’s Leading Travel Trade Show.

As the second show in Asia, ITB China will take place in Shanghai, one of the leading industrial cities in the People’s Republic of China, and with a population of around 23 million one of world’s largest cities. In contrast to ITB Asia, which reflects tourism in Asia as a whole, ITB China focuses entirely on the Chinese travel market.

About ITB China and the ITB China Conference

ITB China 2018 will take place from Wednesday to Friday, 16 to 18 May, at the Shanghai World Expo Exhibition and Convention Centre in hall 1.ITB China is a three-day business to business travel trade fair that focuses exclusively on the Chinese travel industry. The ITB China Conference will take place parallel with the show and is co-organised by the leading conference organiser TravelDaily (

 More details are available at