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

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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

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