Con­ven­tions: Busi­ness or so­cial carnival

Do an­nual con­ven­tions of key trade as­so­ci­a­tions of­fer the right mix of in­tel­lec­tual con­tent, net­work­ing and so­cial­is­ing plat­form to its mem­bers? finds out the de­tails…

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month of Au­gust on­wards, hec­tic par­leys of de­lib­er­a­tions are wit­nessed at the sec­re­tari­ats of all the key travel trade asso- cia­tions. These de­lib­er­a­tions are mostly re­lated to their an­nual con­ven­tions. Lately, more than the ex­cite­ment about these con­ven­tions, there had been con­sid­er­able de­bate on whether they have be­come an ideal plat­form for build­ing busi­ness, or do they end up as mere so­cial ex­trav­a­ganza.

spoke to var­i­ous rep­re­sen­ta­tives of trade as­so­ci­a­tions, who ex­plained the im­por­tance of an­nual con­ven­tions that bal­ance work, mar­ket in­tel­li­gence and en­ter­tain­ment quo­tient for its mem­bers.

All the rep­re­sen­ta­tive spokesper­sons fea­tured in the story unan­i­mously agreed that the an­nual con­ven­tions are must at­tend events for all the mem­bers. It also serves as an ideal plat­form to dwell on the pol­icy changes and also give mem­bers an op­por­tu­nity to in­ter­act with them dur­ing the ques­tion and an­swer ses­sion, as well.

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