Kochi: The 12th edition of Conventions India Conclave, a premier international meet on MICE tourism, will be held in Kochi from August 29-31, with the support of the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, and the Department of Tourism, Government of Kerala.
Organised by India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) and sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism to promote the country as a global hub of conventions and exhibitions, the event will see convergence of major players of MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) and connected stakeholders from around the world for transacting businesses.
The theme of the conclave is "Mapping the sustainable MICE future of India."The exhibition and B2B meetings with pre-scheduled appointments will be key components of the three-day event.
"This international conclave has been conceived and structured on the lines of global meetings and world exhibitions like IBTM World (Barcelona), IMEX (Frankfurt) and IMEX America (Las Vegas). As the largest MICE event of South Asia, the conclave to be held at Grand Hyatt Bolgatty will showcase our strength before the international buyers," said Minister for Tourism Kadakampally S-urendran.
The minister also said the fresh schedule of the Champions Boat League (CBL), deferred due to heavy rains, will be announced without delay. Over 30 international buyers from USA, UK, Russia, Germany, Italy, France, Denmark, Turkey, Cyprus, Brazil, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Malaysia have confirmed participation. Also, 100 domestic buyers and 70 exhibitors will be participating in the conclave. Around 300-350 delegates are expected to attend the conclave.
The Department of Tourism will be forming India Convention Promotion Bureau - Kerala State Convention Bureau which will enable Kerala to participate in bids for getting national and international conventions to Kerala....