Come August and the season of conventions will be on in full swing. Members of different associations will be headed to destinations both in India and abroad to network and discuss issues plaguing the industry at large. Kicking off this season would be OTOAI’s convention in Cape Town in August, followed by ICPB’s annual convention in Kolkata in the same month. Following closely, in September would be IATO and FHRAI conventions in Vizag and Lucknow respectively. Thankfully this year, the dates of any of these events are not clashing, unlike last year, which saw delegates skipping one event for another. While GST ruled the roost in panel discussions last year, we would like to see what innovations these associations would bring in this year for their discussions. In fact, major associations would earlier decide on one mandate for the year and achieve it by the next year, a culture now long forgotten. We hope that the upcoming convention committees focus on resolving issues instead of just having repeated discussions with the country. Let’s wait and watch!