The Asia Luxury Travel Market arrives on June 18 in Shanghai.
"The ALTM Conference will set the tone for the following three days of the show and will be an excellent forum for participants to share their knowledge of the luxury travel industry in the Asia Pacific region," said Jay Martens, ALTM event director.
Some of the world's leading luxury travel suppliers have confirmed attendance at the first ALTM including Amanresorts, Peninsula Hotels, Four Seasons, Oberoi, Taj, Jumeirah, Lufthansa Private Jets, Mandarin Oriental, Golden Prestige, Societe Des Bains De Mer, Dorchester Collection, Bombardier Skyjet, Hyatt, Hunt & Palmer and Ritz-Carlton.
Top buyers attending the show include Quintessentially Asia, Virtuoso Australia/New Zealand, Club Concierge from Japan, Hyundai Dream Tour from Korea, and Jetset and Harvey World Travel from Australia.
Buyers, who come only from the Asia Pacific region, are attending by invitation only and are "fully hosted". To preserve the exclusivity of the inaugural event, ALTM will implement a strict invitation only policy.
ALTM is the sister event of the International Luxury Travel Market, now in its fifth year, which brings many of the world's top buyers and sellers of luxury travel together every December in Cannes, in the heart of the French Riviera.
Unlike other trade shows, ALTM is staged in a highly exclusive environment in which buyers and sellers meet on a unique pre-arranged appointment system. High tech devices known as 'Spotme' will also play a part in helping to make ALTM a successful show for buyers and exhibitors. This unique handheld PDA device is preloaded with details of buyers and exhibitors, and allows buyers and sellers to message each other to arrange additional appointments. The device even has a radar function built in which will alert people when someone that they wish to meet is close by.