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MiCE is a very big win­ner for any coun­try, more so for a coun­try as var­ied as In­dia. In In­dia too, the south­ern part of the coun­try prom­ises big busi­ness for MiCE. More and more con­fer­ences are jostling for space in the var­i­ous con­ven­tion cen­ters and ho­tels of South In­dia and the crowd com­ing in is mostly from South East Asia, USA & Europe. Host to a large num­ber of MNCs, which have their head­quar­ters in ci­ties like Bengaluru and Hy­der­abad, South In­dia has been set­ting the stage for many big con­fer­ences and in­cen­tive move­ments. Talk­ing about fig­ures, in South In­dia, Hy­der­abad In­ter­na­tional Con­ven­tion Cen­tre (HICC), In­dia's largest con­ven­tion cen­tre man­aged by Ac­corHo­tels, alone has hosted more than 800 events in 2016, av­er­ag­ing more than two par­al­lel events daily. It's the high­est in a decade. The trend con­tin­ued in 2017 with a large num­ber of in­ter­na­tional sum­mits and con­ven­tions com­ing in to In­dia. Un­der­stand­ing the im­por­tance of the MiCE sec­tor, this part of the coun­try keeps adding to its count of con­ven­tion cen­ters. The rea­son why South In­dia is a pre­ferred des­ti­na­tion for such big cor­po­rate move­ment is its ad­van­tage of con­nec­tiv­ity, com­pet­i­tive pric­ing of ho­tel rooms and the evolv­ing con­ven­tion cen­tre in­fra­struc­ture. Also, at this point, the role of Hy­der­abad Con­ven­tion Vis­i­tors Bureau (HCVB) needs to be high­lighted in bid­ding for and get­ting global busi­ness to Hy­der­abad. A role that other states need to em­u­late and draw a les­son from. In this is­sue, we ex­plore the dif­fer­ent as­pects of South In­dia and the growth of the MiCE tourism sec­tor in this part. With so many busi­ness meet­ings to at­tend, we of­ten tend to meet busi­ness as­so­ciates over cof­fee. How­ever, these meet­ings too have their own set of eti­quettes, our ex­pert Shi­tal Kakkar

Mehra, shares some tips on the same. While our coun­sel­lor Shivani Misri Sad­hoo talks about han­dling the stress of event man­age­ment jobs, she shares tips to han­dle tight dead­lines, long work­ing hours and zero scopes for mis­takes. Keep read­ing and giv­ing your feed­back to us at: mic­etalk@ddppl.com

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