ANKUSH NIJHAWAN “
Executive Director, Global Panorama Showcase
At GPS this year we received an overwhelming response from all cities. The number of exhibitors had doubled and so did the number of attendees which was proof of the value offered through this exhibition. GST is a burning issue in the industry currently, and we focused on educating the trade regarding the same. The sessions on GST were well attended and many times lasted for long hours due to their intensity and knowledge quotient. The technology adopted in this edition of GPS was superior to the last edition and it was heartening to see an increased number of attendees adopting the GPS App. There was hardly any exchange of business cards or distribution of brochures as digital transmission of information increased. Ahmedabad and Chandigarh showed growth in the market from last year while Kochi and Pune were new additions this year to GPS. We believe these are the markets to tap into for growth in the future. For us, Kochi was a surprise as the response to GPS was exemplary and better than any other city. Kerala is a big market which needs to be well catered to. Pune has emerged as an extremely important market for tourism but is usually ignored because of Mumbai. Kolkata, however, was slow and the response was not so great but we will make sure that in the next edition we will put extra efforts to bring this city on a par with the other enthusiastic cities under GPS. GPS is the only show in the country which is organised by a large trade organisation for the trade in secondary and tertiary markets. Going forward, we will surely look at adding more cities and host GPS in eight cities in 2018.
The technology adopted in this edition of GPS was superior to the last edition and it was heartening to see an increased number of attendees adopting the GPS App. There was hardly any exchange of business cards or distribution of brochures as digital transmission of information increased