The one day event of its own kind witnessed presence of 200+ key delegates from MICE fraternity across verticals. Key stakeholders representing Corporate Buyers, Association Buyers, Tourism Bureaus, Travel Companies, DMC, Technology Companies, Media and Hoteliers contributed towards making it a perfect networking platform.
H.E. Pham Sanh Chau – Ambassador of Vietnam to India, chief guest of the event emphasized on the importance of MICE industry for the growth of a nation’s economy. Director, MSME DI, Chairman IAMSME, President FICO, the chief guests during the Inaugural session emphasized on role of MSME and Association Buyers in MICE Industry.
“Indian MICE Industry which is pegged at Rs 25000 Cr is growing at 8% per year. For the domestic and Inbound MICE, infrastructure development is the key behind steady growth. With the new venues in pipeline, up gradation of the current venues, Industry is bound to grow in near future” quoted Mr. Chawla, Chairman IAMSME of India.
The conference format also included an expo element for MICE suppliers to showcase their services to incoming MICE Buyers. The table top exhibitors included International Tourism Boards, Domestic Hotels, International Hotel Chains, MICE Travel Companies & Event Companies to make it a perfect MICE Event. Corporate & Association Buyers also signed business deals within the conference during networking hours. The lucky draw element during networking hours proved out to be the icing on cake.
Focused panel discussions on various subjects including Mice Travel-Opportunities and Loopholes, Trade Associations-Unveiling the Mystery, MICE and Technology kept the audience connected to the sessions throughout the day. Managing Stress and Enhancing Business Networking skills, these powerful sessions refueled the meeting room with positive energy, motivation and generated a platform for an easy connect with fellow delegates. “One of the major challenge while attending any Business Conference is the networking scope. We have kept these sessions keeping in mind the same issues, as these are practical problems for any business delegate. Immediately post these sessions, most of the delegates present in the session have approached us and appreciated the concept and execution” commented Sachin Manocha, Mice Affairs, organizer of the event.
Other key dignitaries at the event included Director MSME DI Delhi Sh. Vijay Kumar, Fico President Mr. Gurmeet S Kular, Sh Rajiv Chawla Chairman IAMSME of India, Mr. B S Sawhney (A.S.G.,) FICCI, Mr Om Prakash Director In Orbit Tours and Ms Vasudha Sondhi from Outbound Marketing.