4k+ del­e­gates for GPS

With over 20,000 one-on-one B2B meet­ings and nearly 4000 del­e­gates ex­pected in to­tal, GPS 2017 will travel to six cities in this edi­tion start­ing with Nag­pur from Jan­uary 19-21.

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Global Panorama Show­case (GPS) 2017 will be a pa­per­less ex­hi­bi­tion. Har­man­deep Singh Anand, Co-founder, GPS and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Jag­sons Trav­els, in­forms that the GPS mo­bile ap­pli­ca­tion, avail­able for both An­droid and iOS, will be a ma­jor mar­ket­place for ex­hibitors and buy­ers alike where even vis­it­ing cards can be ex­changed elec­tron­i­cally through smart­phones and tablets. “We have in­vested heav­ily in tech­nol­ogy and part­nered with Cvent. It would be in the in­ter­est of the ex­hibitors and buy­ers to have all in­for­ma­tion elec­tron­i­cally avail­able and shared with the at­ten­dees. This in­for­ma­tion would be ac­ces­si­ble even postevents, sav­ing a lot of pa­per in the process,” he says.

The high­light of the GPS App would be ac­cess to so­cial me­dia, live wall, message ex­change, event sur­veys, pre-sched­ul­ing of meet­ings, in­ter­ac­tive floor plan, de­tails of all pre­sen­ta­tions and par­tic­i­pat­ing or­gan­i­sa­tions. Anand elab­o­rates that the event will stay ac­tive even af­ter it's over and at­ten­dees can do reg­u­lar busi­ness ex­change through the App. “This way they would never lose the con­tacts of those they met and also in­ter­act with the ones they could not meet dur­ing the event,” he adds. GPS also plans to launch GPS Mem­ber­ship Card for all reg­is­tered del­e­gates, which in turn will have tie-ups with var­i­ous travel and non travel prod­ucts. The mem­bers can avail dis­counts us­ing their GPS e-cards on their e-Wal­lets. “The Hosted Buyer Pro­gram of­fers op­tions of pre and post tour in Nag­pur. We also plan to have GPS des­ti­na­tion work­shops with B2B ex­change; net­work­ing and fa­mil­iari­sa­tion in 2017 at do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional des­ti­na­tions. These will be highly sub­sidised GPS-Ed­u­ca­tional Des­ti­na­tion Work­shops (GPS-EDW) for which we will be work­ing closely with var­i­ous tourism boards, DMCs and ho­tel chains across the globe.”

“We ex­pect an av­er­age ex­hibitor par­tic­i­pa­tion of about 70 in each of the six cities with over 100 ex­hibitors in Nag­pur alone show­cas­ing more than 150 dif­fer­ent prod­ucts and ser­vices. Fur­ther, the to­tal at­ten­dance of more than 4,000 par­tic­i­pants is ex­pected with an av­er­age at­ten­dance of about 700 in each city.” Over 20,000 one-on-one meet­ing are ex­pected at the three-day event at var­i­ous cities.

“The fu­ture of the tourism in­dus­try lies in the Tier-II and Tier-III mar­kets. The in­ten­tion is to ed­u­cate and em­power the travel fra­ter­nity in these mar­kets,” says Anand. He fur­ther ex­plains that GPS for­mat is widely known and well ac­cepted across In­dia, lead­ing to sub­stan­tial busi­ness gen­er­a­tion. The event will have a day of ed­u­ca­tional sem­i­nars and prod­uct pre­sen­ta­tions and two days of B2B meet­ings.

Har­man­deep Singh Anand Co-founder, GPS and Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor, Jag­sons Trav­els

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