A first of its kind, India MICE Awards made its debut at The Lalit New Delhi on November 27, 2017. The event honoured the achievers of the Meetings, Incentive, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry. Alphons Kannanthanam, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Minister of State, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India, graced his presence at the event as the esteemed Chief Guest. Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, was the Guest of Honour. India MICE Awards is a token of appreciation, more than mere acknowledgement, of the dedication and toil that people of the industry have put in.
The awards were divided into four categories:
1. Personal Awards: These awards lauds the legends and leaders, who have established themselves, and the youngsters, who need the encouragement.
2. Business Awards: These are for those organisations who have been outstanding in their respective fields and deserve the recognition.
3. Trending Awards: Decided by the critics, these are individuals who have done extraordinary work.
4. Partner Awards: These are for the Partners, who have contributed to make the event a grand success.
The voting is carefully monitored to avoid duplication and ensures transparency.
The MICE industry in India is a big revenue earner and contributes a major share to the tourism and hospitality industry of the country. India MICE Awards in a formal black-tie ceremony recognises the achievements and contribution made by the MICE industry players in boosting the tourism and hospitality industry in India. The awards are supported by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, and other esteemed trade bodies. The event was graced by the who’s who of the MICE fraternity.