Come September and there will be a host of conventions being organised by various travel trade associations. From IATO, OTOAI and FHRAI to PATA, IAAI and HPMF, all have planned their annual conventions in the same month. Had TAAI not postponed its flagship Indian Travel Congress, the convention season would have started in August itself. In fact, ICPB will be kicking off the season as it has its convention in late August. What interests us right now are the agendas that each association will be addressing at these events. While GST will be on top of their lists, there will also be issues like OTAs and hotel rates that will be debated at all these forums. Another highlight could be the attendance of VIPs to grace these events. In fact, as many travel agents and tour operators are members of multiple associations, a good delegate attendance might be difficult at the conventions being held around the same time. While we can only wait and watch how the season turns out, we can just hope that TAAI doesn't plan its event in the already-packed month of September.