Chen Jinhong is the chairman of Beijing Kante Ehio Electronics Company. He gives us his views of the meetings and events market in Beijing.
What kinds of events or meetings does your company hold in Beijing each year? How large are these activities?
The company holds many events each year, including working conferences with 200 participants, an annual conference with 1,000 participants, customer banquets for five to 300 people, and tourism activities with about 600 people.
What are your criteria for choosing a suitable venue in Beijing?
I usually choose different venues for different meetings. The general requirements include a good setup and a good environment.
If the event or meeting is to be held in a hotel, what are your requirements?
Hardware facilities and location are the most important criteria, and service is the second most important consideration.
Which hotels' meeting products and services have impressed you the most? And why?
Pullman Beijing South and Jiuhua Resort and Convention Center are the best of all the hotels I have ever booked. Pullman Beijing South has spacious rooms, excellent facilities, and attentive service. Its restaurants offer local and international cuisine that can meet almost everyone's taste. Apart from its clean, tidy, and fully-equipped hotel rooms, Jiuhua Resort and Convention Center's outdoor environment is just like a park with benches where guests can take a break. It also has recreational and entertainment facilities. In Jiuhua, one can feel at peace there and forget all your cares.
Please list all the hotels you have used in Beijing.
Pullman Beijing South; Jiuhua Resort and Convention Center; China World Hotel; Beijing Hotel; Beijing Henan Plaza; and Beijing Guangxi Hotel.
Which places would you recommend to visitors coming to Beijing?
The Great Wall, the Forbidden City, the Temple of Heaven, and the Olympic Village.