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…
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.