ICPB Conclave to expand boundaries
ICPB's 10th Conventions India Conclave (CIC) to be held in Hyderabad from August 29-31 at HICC, expects 200-300 delegates during the two-day event
The much awaited 10th annual convention of India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) known as Conventions India Conclave (CIC), is aiming to project the Indian sub-continent as the preferred destination for international and domestic conventions. The theme for this year is ‘Expanding the Boundaries–Mission Possible.' CIC will focus on all segments of the MICE industry, creating an opportunity for its members to look for new avenues of business development. The inaugral session of this green and sustainable conclave shall be graced by Suman Billa, Chairman, ICPB and Joint secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Chander Mansharamani, Vice Chairman, ICPB, and senior government officials from the Telangana government, that is also the partner state for the event. The key note address on the topic 'A Bird's eye view- existing supply, market share in the region and globally', shall be given by Rod Kamleshwaran, Partner & COO, Gainingedge.com.
Absorbing panel discussions are planned on day two, one on 'Convergence and Collorationneed to create an independent eco-system for meetings and exhibitions industry', moderated by K.V. Nagendra Prasad, President, IEIA; another on 'Role and relevance of PCO', moderated by Kylee Haines, Director, Congress International Solutions; and another one on 'Destination Matters: Meeting the expectations of corporate houses', moderated by Anup Nair, SITE India President; among other sessions.
ICPB will work on restructuring, strengthening the association, and CIC will play an instrumental role in the same
Day two will kick start with a 'ICPB Green Walk' to reiterate the commitment of the Bureau and its members to green and sustainable meetings. According to Mansharamani, “Some 250-300 delegates, which includes 50-60 exhibitors and both domestic and international buyers, are expected." He further added that ICPB is working on restructuring and strengthening the association, and CIC will play an instrumental role in the same.
Other key speakers include, Damian Hutt, Executive Director, Association of Association Executives; Guy Bigwood, MCI Group Sustainability Director; ; Ravinder Sethi, MD, Rogers Worldwide; Yogesh Mudras, MD, UBM India; Vishal D'Souza MD, MCI GeTs India; Varun Mehrotra, Director of Sales, Association & Exhibitions, Novotel & HICC; Girish Kwatra, Head, Meetings and More; Amit Saroj, Director, India Attitude; Rajen Habib Khwaja, Former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Director General of Administrative Staff College of India; Amresh Tiwari, Hony. Secretary, ICPB.
The 9th Convention India Conclave was held in Delhi last year