ICPB launches Ben­gal Chap­ter for MiCE

In­dia Con­ven­tion Pro­mo­tion Bureau's (ICPB) 11th Con­ven­tions In­dia Con­clave (CIC) 2018, was held from Au­gust 29-31, at Biswa Bangla Con­ven­tion Cen­tre, Kolkata

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MiCE con­tin­ues to be im­por­tant for rev­enue gen­er­a­tion at var­i­ous plat­forms, said Chan­der Man­shara­mani, Vice Chair­man, In­dia Con­ven­tion Pro­mo­tion Bureau (ICPB) at the 11th Con­ven­tions In­dia Con­clave (CIC) in Kolkata. Wel­com­ing del­e­gates at the in­au­gu­ral ses­sion, he fur­ther said, “We, at ICPB, play a ma­jor role in not only cre­at­ing a bet­ter aware­ness of

the ben­e­fits of the Congress and the con­ven­tions but also sup­port Congress Plan­ners, or­gan­i­sa­tions, as­so­ci­a­tions and other trade re­lated bod­ies. Ac­cord­ing to world travel mar­ket, there will be 10 mil­lion in­ter­na­tional trav­ellers by 2020 and es­ti­mated busi­ness travel will ac­count for ap­pox­i­mately 14 per cent. Keep­ing in view the eco­nomic im­pact, we need to fig­ure out what we need to do next and how ICPB can play a proac­tive role in this.”

DE­VEL­OP­ING MiCE FA­CIL­I­TIES ACROSS IN­DIA

ICPB launched its West Ben­gal Chap­ter at the 11th edi­tion of its Con­ven­tion In­dia Con­clave (CIC) in Kolkata. Amaresh Ti­wari, Honorary Sec­re­tary, ICPB, said, “We are fo­cus­ing on de­vel­op­ing MiCE across In­dia. ICPB is grow­ing its wings

and first time in the his­tory of ICPB we are open­ing the first chap­ter—West Ben­gal Chap­ter in Kolkata, where the govern­ment of­fi­cial will be the chap­ter head. And sim­i­larly, we will be go­ing from state to state to build the chap­ter and this is go­ing to be done with cen­tral and state part­ner­ship ba­sis for the seg­ment.”

Some 300 par­tic­i­pants at­tended the Con­clave in­clud­ing 150 do­mes­tic and 40 in­ter­na­tional po­ten­tial buy­ers. The fo­cus of the event was show­cas­ing In­dia's po­ten­tial as a MiCE desti­na­tion, through in­ter­ac­tive ses­sions, ex­hi­bi­tions and B2B meet­ings.

Es­ti­mated busi­ness travel will ac­count for ap­pox­i­mately 14 %

ICPB an apex body spon­sored by the Union Min­istry of Tourism has held such a con­clave at var­i­ous other venues like Mum­bai, Delhi, Jaipur, Hy­der­abad.

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