Category Archives: Exhibitions

e-visas for MICE delegates likely: Mahesh Sharma

Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Tourism and Culture Minister

In an effort to bring India on a par with the US, Germany, Spain, the UK and France, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is likely to approve e-visas for the MICE (Meetings Incentives, Conferences Exhibition) segment soon. Tourism and Culture Minister, Dr Mahesh Sharma said, “We have made a proposal to allow e-visa for the corporates from the world over, who want to hold short-term meets and conferences in India, for just the duration of the conference. The segment is a big revenue-generator since most of these people club business with sight-seeing and shopping. We are likely to get a nod soon.”

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Hyderabad TTF exhibits 20 per cent growth


The  TTF (Travel & Tourism Fair), Hyderabad, held at the Hitex Exhibition Centre, provided a lot of business to the 150 stalls from 18 Indian states, Union Territories and eight countries globally. “Keeping with the positive sentiments in the tourism industry, the show is expected to grow by over 20 per cent, compared to last year,” said Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman and CEO, Fairfest Media, the organiser of TTF.

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Hotel Show Africa 2017 in June

Christine Davidson, Vice President, dmg ems Africa.

dmg events Middle East, Asia and Africa, has announced the Hotel Show Africa 2017 will be held from June 25-27, 2017. The show will focus on the new trends in the hospitality sector. The continent is expected to attract 85 million people a year by 2020. “Africa offers huge opportunities for hospitality providers on a continent forecast to enjoy some of the highest economic growth rates in the world,” said Christine Davidson, Vice President, dmg ems Africa.

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FIA congregates event associations

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UKTI (UK Trade & Investment), APPG (All Party Parliamentary Groups) for Events, ILEA (International Live Events Association) and the Events Industry Alliance conglomerated at Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) to witness the new Farnborough facility in England. The area features  a purpose-built space to cater to any kind of exhibition, conference, meeting, dinner or launch event. Spanning an area of  12,500sqm, the hall can accommodate 2,500sqm conference seats and 14 function rooms.

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São Paulo expo opens door for string of shows

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The São Paulo Convention and Visitors Bureau has announced the opening of São Paulo Expo and a string of shows for 2016. The venue will be the largest exhibition centre in Latin America, with an area of 100,000sqm. The bureau stated that it had spend an enormous amount of US$123,178,637 (R$410m) for the expo, its largest ever investment. The venue space showcases a multi-functional architectural complex capable of hosting trade fairs and public conferences and national corporate events, and international, cultural, social, sporting and entertainment events.

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