Category Archives: Exhibitions

J&K to focus on MICE tourism: Farooq Shah


In a crucial meeting, the Secretary Tourism and Floriculture, Jammu and Kashmir, Farooq A Shah along with the ICPB India convention promotion bureau (a body working under the aegis of Ministry of Tourism GOI for promoting MICE Tourism), decided to enable a platform for the state of Jammu and Kashmir to showcase itself as a suited MICE destination. The office bearers of the ICPB assured the Secretary that the state will be promoted as one of the priority venues for conferences and events of national and international standard. Shah showcased the international standard MICE tourism potential of the state particularly in Kashmir like SKICC, Pahalgam club, and places like Gulmarg and Jammu as well. The secretary agreed to organise an intractable evening session specifically for promoting the MICE potential of the state in which leading prominent MICE tourism promoting organisations will be invited to know about the international standard convention and post-convention avenues available in the state. Shah also uprised that Kashmir’s summer is the best in the country to experience leisure activities in the form of shopping, cuisine, sightseeing, rafting among others.

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TCEB to plan a roadshow in Japan in March


The Thailand Convention and Exhibition Bureau (TCEB) will organise a roadshow ‘Thailand Connect: Japan Business Events Road Show’ in Tokyo, Japan to offer incentive packages to attract more MICE (meeting, incentive, convention, and exhibition) business to the Kingdom. With this, TCEB expects to enhance the bureau’s partnerships with stakeholders in Japan to help drive the MICE industry in Thailand. The event would take place in Tokyo on March 2 and 3, informed Nopparat Maythaveekulchai, President of the TCEB. The roadshow aims to showcase Thailand’s MICE industry to more than 200 buyers, suppliers, international media, and industry experts.

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IHGF-DELHI fair from Feb 16-20 in Delhi-NCR


The IHGF-Delhi fair is underway from February 16-20, 2017 at the India Expo Centre & Mart at Greater Noida Expressway in the NCR of Delhi, informed Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director – EPCH (Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts). Spread over in 1,97,000 sq. meters, the fair will witness a conglomeration of more than 3,000 exhibitors including 900 permanent marts from all over the country. “One of the most important roles played by the IHGF has been the increase in the foreign exchange earnings beside employment generation for the sector for the country,” stated Kumar. The exports of handicrafts during the latest period April- December 2016-17 have registered a growth of 12.10 per cent in rupee terms and stands at Rs. 17937.05 crores, elaborated Kumar.

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ACE of MICE to exhibit diverse contours of the industry


The ACE of M.I.C.E. Congress, Meeting and Event Industry Exhibition from February 22-24 at Istanbul Congress Centre – ICC sponsored by Turkish Airlines will host industry professionals from Turkey and all over the world, qualified hosted buyers from oversea markets. The three-day expo, with the motto “We get together with all our colours” will highlight: MICE Professionals are Gathering to Build the Future, a session of sports events, a meeting of communication societies, and a session of interest from last year’s MICE’s Genies. Turkish Airlines Vice General Manager (Marketing and Sales) Ahmet Olmuştur said: “The MICE industry is a fast-growing industry in our country in the past 10 years. We believe that the impact of the ACE of M.I.C.E. by Turkish Airlines will be great as the positive trend that Istanbul has captured in the sector in recent years has continued.”

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Radisson expands to Long Island, opens with 18,500 sqft of meeting and event space


Radisson has announced the opening of Radisson Hotel Hauppauge-Long Island. The 209-room hotel offers guests access to free Wi-Fi, an indoor pool and whirlpool, fitness centre and business centre. Free parking and a complimentary shuttle service is also available along with the option of onsite car rentals through Avis and Budget. Rich Flores, vice president of Operations for Radisson in the Americas. “As we continue to expand the Radisson brand we are focused on providing an experience that is centered around the individual needs of our guests and is guided by our signature Yes I Can!SM service philosophy.” In addition, the hotel also offers nearly 18,500 square feet of meeting and event space. There are a variety of event spaces to choose from and staff on hand to assist with everything from audio and visual needs to catering and floral.

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Turkey to host ACE of M.I.C.E. from Feb 22-24

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The ACE of M.I.C.E. exhibition will host global industry professionals, corporate executives and heads of associations organising congresses, meetings and events from February 22-24, 2017, at the Istanbul Congress Centre (ICC) in Istanbul, Turkey.  The three-day event will highlight the speakers corner feature for content session, sessions on futurology for the industry and on the role of sports events. There will also be a meeting of communication societies during the show.
Up to 15,000 visitors are expected to build on the 750 buyers from the domestic market and 39 countries who visited last year. The products and services related with the venues, event planners and service providers will be displayed at the exhibition.

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MICE exhibitors to conglomerate at IT&CM China from March 21-23

Bringing together Chinese and International MICE exhibitors and buyers in a dynamic marketplace, the IT&CM China will be held from March 21-23, 2017 at the Shanghai Convention & Exhibition Centre of International Sourcing, Shanghai. Recognised as the China’s leading international Meetings, Incentives, Conventions and Exhibitions (MICE) business, education and networking event, the IT&CM China is a suitable platform for international and leading Chinese players in the MICE industry to explore business opportunities on all fronts – inbound, outbound and domestic. The three-day event will let the delegates witness best return on their investment in business through structured business appointments, exhibition showcase, seminar sessions, official networking functions and tours.

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India among top 10 business travel markets: FCM-KPMG


The Indian business travel market is expected to surge 12 per cent in five years and is also ranked among the top 10 business travel markets with a spend of $29.6 billion in 2015. This was revealed in a white paper titled ‘Business Travel in India’ Emerging Trends & Opportunities’ released by FCM Travel Solutions along with KPMG. The report also details business travel spending in top 15 countries across multiple sectors over a period of five years. India is all poised to lead this growth and accordingly by 2030 business travel spending in India will have trebled from the present levels. The paper gives a comprehensive glimpse in to where and how business travellers in India are spending. Asia has become the world’s largest business-travel market, and trends suggest India’s significance within APAC will only grow with time. Rakshit Desai, Managing Director, Flight Centre Travel Group – India, said, “The report identifies six key business travel trends and reveals new travel behaviours of the future – Increasing number of business travellers relying on user generated content and mobile devices. With an increase in online and mobile booking tools and an ever- growing appetite for on-the-go travel management, technology to play a disruptive role in the future.”

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Hamburg’s new Elbphilharmonie philharmonic concert hall opens


Elbphilharmonie philharmonic concert hall, located on the edge of the River Elbe, opened on January 11 as a ‘rolling wave’ to Hamburg’s world-famous harbour in Germany. The Elbphilharmonie is also home to a 244 room 5-Star Westin Hotel offering meeting space including eight conference rooms as well as a panoramic view of the city. Dagmar Zechmann, General Manager of the Westin Hamburg, says, “Our location positions us as the ideal destination for meetings and events and for those looking for a room with a view.” The hotel’s conference facilities are across four rooms equipped with the latest in audio and visual technology. Florian Gerdes, Marketing Manager Conventions at Hamburg Convention Bureau, said, “From major 5 and 4 star names through to quirky boutique hotels, there is a huge choice of top notch accommodation and meeting spaces launching in key locations throughout the city including near the airport, Congress Centre Hamburg and the iconic River Elbe.”

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Delhi to get exhibition-cum-convention centre soon


The government has approved the project master plan for a proposed Rs. 26,000 crore international exhibition-cum-convention centre (IECC) in the national capital. The state-of-the-art facility is proposed to be set up in Dwarka, south-west Delhi, the Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) said in a statement. “The master plan was approved at the second meeting of the Project Steering Committee under the chairmanship of Shaktikanta Das, Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs,” it added.  With an overall built-up space of 1.02 million sq metres, the IECC will house exhibition halls, convention centres, banquet halls, an arena, a financial centre, hotels, food and beverage outlets, commercial and retail services and common internal infrastructure facilities. The IECC, which will be able to host 5,000 to 10,000 delegates, will be around 15 minutes away from the international airport.  The IECC is designed to be a world-class platform for trade and business exchanges and will enable India to capture a bigger share of the global MICE market currently worth an estimated USD 280 billion, it added.

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