One PTM, three events
The 38th PATA Travel Mart that takes place in Bengaluru from September 6-8 has changed the format this year, so there will be three major eventsthe Technology Forum, the Investment Forum and the PATA Travel Mart in itself. Here’s what one can look forward
PATA Travel Mart 2015 is being hosted by Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka. The 38th PATA Travel Mart will take place in Bengaluru, India on September 6- 8, 2015 at Bangalore International Exhibition Center (BIEC), India’s first LEED Certified exhibition and conference facility, recognised by the US Green Building Council for its environmentally friendly design. PATA Travel Mart has changed the format this year, so there will be three major events- the Technology Forum, the Investment Forum and the PATA Travel Mart in itself. PATA is co-organising a Technology Forum with a leading organisation specialising in Bengaluru - Phocuswright - who are known for quality events and thought leadership. The Investment Forum in partnership with hospitality consulting firm, Horwath HTL, will focus on two specific areas, government and policy, and commercial and private, allowing delegates to gain greater insights and knowledge to grow their business. Building upon a first successful year of Responsible Travel Pavilion at the 2014 PATA Travel Mart in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, PATA is once again offering PTM delegates the opportunity to showcase their responsible and sustainable business practices. The Pavilion will be located in the main hall of the BIEC. Exhibitors in the Responsible Travel Pavilion receive further opportunity to network and do business with like-minded organisations – to share their knowledge, experiences, and lessons learned in an informal setting. Over 1200 delegates and international media representing 61 countries and almost all Indian states are participating in the mart. Twelve hotels from the city are the “Official Hotels”, which will accommodate these delegates. PATA is also introducing a ‘Travel Technology Pavilion’, which will provide travel and tourism technology businesses with a platform to promote and build business, network with relevant suppliers and discover the very latest products, services and solutions from top travel technology professionals.