Category Archives: Association

600 Indian delegates to conglomerate for TAAI

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The Travel Agents Association of India’s (TAAI) 63rd convention in Abu Dhabi from October 14-16, 2016 is likely to get about 600-700 delegates from across India. Jay Bhatia, National Treasurer and Chairman (Tourism Council), TAAI, while adding said, “We are also expecting our overseas members to participate that include DMCs and operators from the UAE and the Middle East region. ” He informed that Abu Dabi was chosen for the convention because of its proximity to India and good connections from most major cities of India.

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NRAI convention from Sept 25-26 in Mumbai

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The National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) announced the first edition of its convention at St. Regis in Mumbai from September 25-26, 2016. Riyaaz Amlani, President, NRAI, said, “The two-day business convention will have multiple business sessions with speakers from the sector from across India. This will include three international speakers as well.” Attendees at the event will include individuals from the bar and the nightlife industry from across India encompassing business and informational workshops.

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GBTA Symposium 2016: Imparting business knowledge

Moderator:
Neal Rogers, APAC-MEA Travel Head, CSC
 
Panelist(s):
 
Geetha Arekal - Regional Travel Lead (APAC), Unilever
Yogita Chadha - Director Sales & Account Management - India & Middle East, Serko
Frederic Saunier, Head of Corporate IT - APAC, Amadeus
Vikas Bangera, Head of Global Enterprise Sales, Thomas Cook

The GBTA India Business Travel Symposium, an annual flagship education and networking event of the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) was held on September 6, 2016 at The Hotel Pullman New Delhi Aerocity. The twin event, a knowledge seminar and business travel show witnessed the conglomeration of the best in Indian business travel industry. The knowledge seminar commenced with a presentation on the BTI™ India 2016 Report,  which stated positive trend for the MICE sector. “India’s business travel market remains one of the most dynamic in the world, fueled by increasing market liberalisation and a rapidly growing domestic economy,” said the report.

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XI ISBA conference from Sept 10-11 in Pune

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Bringing together all stakeholders of the innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem from across the world and India, the XI ISBA Conference hosted by Indian STEPs and Business Incubators’ Association (ISBA)  will be held in Pune on September 10-11,2016 at Hotel Hyatt, Kalyani Nagar. India is emerging as global destination for Innovation, Incubation and Start-ups and provides great opportunities. The event aims to provide the global community ample opportunities to co-operate, work with Indian start-ups and incubators, create and jointly manage start-up funds, provide co-hosting services.

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2nd FAIC convention in Mumbai on trends in catering

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Federation of All India Caterers (FAIC) held its second Convention and Exhibition at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The three-day event saw attendance from over 20,000 visitors comprising of caterers, banquet owners, hoteliers, F&B professionals and fast food vendors. “FAIC Exhibition & Convention 2016 held this year with enhanced grandeur provides a perfect platform for manufacturers and traders from across the country to converge under one roof,” says Narendra Somani, President, Federation of All India Caterers. For the first time a panel discussion was held between caterers and chefs on the theme ‘Future Trends in Catering’.

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IATO 32nd convention in Chennai from Sept 18-21

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The Indian Association of Tour Operators (IATO) will hold its 32nd annual convention from September 18-21, 2016, at ITC Grand Chola in Chennai. Pronab Sarkar, President, IATO, said, “We were planning to have our convention in Chennai for last couple of years as IATO never had its annual convention in Tamil Nadu earlier. However, this year, it is going to become a dream come true.” More than 1200 delegates are expected for the three-day event and the IATO convention.

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Hyderabad to showcase medical tourism at 3rd IIMTC

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The 3rd edition of International India Medical Tourism Congress (IIMTC) will be held in Hyderabad from September 3-4.The Congress organised by International Indian Wellness and Medical Tourism Association (IIWMTA) and Society of Critical Care Emergency Medicine (SCCEM) aims to streamline, promote, and propagate ‘Brand India’ in the arena of medical tourism. Dr. H N Garg, President, SCCEM, says, “The platform will facilitate a stage to show new technology in medical science, hospitals and health centres would be showcasing their technologies and facilities to everyone. Around 100 delegates from nearly 50 countries are expected at the Congress.”

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TAAI to host 63rd convention in Abu Dhabi from Oct 14-16

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The Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) will hold its 63rd convention in Abu Dhabi from October 14-16, 2016. Sunil Kumar, President, TAAI, said, “We have decided on Abu Dhabi as the venue for our next convention. It is one of the strongest destinations in the Middle East region. We want a strong convention this year with a strong focus, for our members as well as our partners. We will focus on both inbound as well as outbound.”

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