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Biswa Bangla Convention Centre opens in Kolkata with flurry of bookings

Kolkata’s new Biswa Bangla Convention Centre (BBCC) was inaugurated this month by chief minister Mamata Banerjee. The centre, one of the largest convention centres in South Asia, is reporting a good pipeline of bookings with big names including Herbalife. BBCC will host the Horasis Meet in November and the Bengal Global Business Summit in 2018. Other advance bookings at the BBCC include events by Tata Medical Centre, Apollo and International Trade Facilitation Centre, as well as for a couple of medical societies.

The BBCC was constructed by the Larsen & Toubro under the supervision of the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation at a cost over US$77 million.

“West Bengal has already proved its worth by hosting the ongoing FIFA U-17 World Cup successfully. The light of development is glowing in Bengal and Kolkata shines brighter than other cities,” said Banerjee.

“This convention centre is the new jewel in the crown of the state and of the country. The bookings for the centre for 2019 have started already and that proves the industrial development in Bengal,” Banerjee added.