MICE had reasons to smile in June. It was Global Exhibition Day on June 8. And India was among the countries celebrating this day. India has huge potential as a 365-day destination. And the country can leverage this potential for growth in MICE too. Our cover story revolves around the soft gender in this segment. Women have been scaling heights in most places but MICE is among few of the tougher industries to be in. Like hospitality and the services sector, it demands a lot of time and frequent travel. And for Indian women, this is a constraint. Nevertheless there are bravehearts here and these women have spent many years in the industry. They have groomed themselves, studied global practices and are now imparting the same skills to others too. They have seen the industry evolve and are now watching it grow. Among the destinations, not far from India, where MICE is gaining ground are Dubai and Ras Al Khaimah. The two emirates offer exciting activities and plenty of venues for meetings and gatherings. But India doesn’t lack good venues either. There are many hotels as most cities are now geared for business. In Hyderabad, hotel brands are focusing on getting more MICE business. And close to Delhi, Jaipur is gaining ground. It is not only a tourism hub but is emerging as a business hub as well. Our experts are giving their valuable insights on creating a balance between work and life and trying to minimise errors in our professional lives. Darren Edwards talks about evaluating sessions on a regular basis. It is vital to know what all goes into the making of sessions and the final outcome for proper ROI. Shivani Misri Sadhoo is focusing on one of the most common problems when many people are around—trying hard not to lose your temper. She gives some cool down tips so you don’t fall into this trap. Shital Kakkar Mehra has touched upon one of the most common issues today—how to grow your professional network online. Social media is the new trend but who to add in your network and what is the correct way to grow is the important aspect.