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Register Now for the Mega event of the Indian Exhibitions IndustryCELEBRATE MICE - THEME Of 6th The MICE Conference Expo & Awards by MICE Affairs MagazineSingapore Tourism Board holds multi-city B2B roadshow in India with 50 exhibitors to showcase the destination’s evolving appeal under its latest campaign, Made In SingaporeCourtyard by Marriott Shillong appoints Nipu Kalita as Associate Director of Sales.Thailand announces remarkable win Phuket selected to host global sustainable tourism event “GSTC 2026”Marriott International Celebrates Milestone on Journey Towards Net-ZeroCross Hotels & Resorts on India Mission - Hosts 4-city roadshow in IndiaFinnair announces new General Manager for the India MarketLOS ANGELES TOURISM CELEBRATES GLOBAL MEETINGS INDUSTRY DAY BY SPOTLIGHTING HOW MEETINGS AND CONVENTIONS BENEFIT ALL ANGELENOS Aalia Collection appoints Mr Kavinder Besoya as Chief Operating Officer for IndiaDubai Business Events Announces Inaugural MICE Star Awards (India) to Recognise Top Indian MICE IntermediariesADIONA GETS CHIEF MENTOR - SANJAY BHASIN GETS ONBOARDHyatt Regency Gurugram's General Manager, Sonale Zagade, Charts Path for Enhanced Guest Experiences and Growth Amid Dwarka Expressway ConnectivityCelebrated Indian Actor Allu Arjun's Wax Figure Unveiled at Madame Tussauds Dubai on BluewatersMelbourne announced as host of 2025 UFI Asia Pacific ConferenceTHAILAND AFFIRMS COMMITMENT TO GREEN FUTURE AS HOST OF KORAT EXPO 2029Air Mauritius launches flights from Chennai to Mauritius as from April 2024WHAT TO EXPECT AT AIME 2024Madame Tussauds Unveils Wax Figure Honoring India’s Yogic Guru, Swami (Baba) RamdevPenang Convention & Exhibition Bureau presents the 7th Edition of Penang Road show to India 2024Appointment Alert: Hyatt Regency Gurgaon Appoints Siddharth Mann As Director of Sales & MarketingTMEX DELHI MEGA EDITION CONCLUDES WITH GREAT SUCCESSEvent Alert- SATTE AwardsBOLLYWOOD LANDS IN LONDON: RANVEER SINGH LAUNCHES NEW MADAME TUSSAUDS FIGURESSingapore Tourism Board names Markus Tan as Regional Director, India, Middle East, South Asia, and Africa (IMESA)IAEE Announces New President and CEOIAEE Announces New President and CEOIBTM welcomes Event Director for upcoming IBTM World 2023Mice Club Pre Diwali Luncheon powered By Mice Affairs Media Group concluded on highly successful note5 Reasons to Plan a Sustainable Incentive Program in MelbourneIT&CM Asia and CTW Asia Pacific 2023 In-person Event Wraps up SuccessfullyOVERWHELMINGLY POPULAR INDIAN ACTOR TO BE IMMORTALISED AT MADAME TUSSAUDS DUBAISingapore Tourism Board appoints Lim Kean Bon as Area Director, India, South Asia, and AfricaThe MICE Conference Expo and Awards Enjoy a successful Season 5IT&CM Asia And CTW Asia-Pacific Returns With Enhanced Opportunities For Engagement And Collaboration‘Melbourne is one of the most sought-after long-haul destinations for our high-end MICE groups’ Says S D Nandakumar, President & Country Head – Corporate Tours, SOTC TravelSeaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives announces Jean Francois Richard as new Director of Sales and MarketingPlan Your Next Incentive Group Around Melbourne's World-Class EventsEditor Speaks - E Bidding in MICE TravelPM MODI'S GIFT TO INDIAN MICE INDUSTRY - BHARAT MANDAPAM THE NEW ITPO COMPLEXRotary International Convention Lands in MelbourneKazakhstan – Transform MICE into Experiential MICE- Check Out this exclusive #MeetInKazhakstan StoryMUST - DO OUTDOOR EXPERIENCES FOR YOUR NEXT INCENTIVE VISIT TO MELBOURNE“Melbourne will continue to be a priority MICE destination for Thomas Cook” How nature, technology – and baby showers - fuel event design - IMEXBESPOKE PRIVATE DINING EXPERIENCES IN MELBOURNECoex and QSNCC sign MOU for the advancement of event industry in Korea and ThailandInterpack 2023- Mr. Om Prakash led the delegation of 118 Exhibitors & Visitors from IndiaHOSTED MICE BUYERS REGISTRATION OPEN FOR IT&CM Asia and CTW Asia-Pacific 2023Marassi Galleria: First-of-its-kind luxury shopping destination to open in Bahrain in Q4!How MCB can support your MICE eventITB India 2023 on Track for Impressive Live ComebackInternational Icons of Excellence 2023 Awards IHG strengthens presence in Nepal with four new luxury and lifestyle signings Top 10 Incentive Experiences in MelbourneSeaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives welcomes Steven Phillips as the new General ManagerSeaside Finolhu Baa Atoll Maldives welcomes Steven Phillips as the new General ManagerMinor Hotels Announces NH Feira de Santana in BrazilBahrain awaits you for your next women’s tripINDIAN MICE BUYERS STRENGTHEN BUSINESS TIES WITH SRILANKAN MICE SELLERS AT THE FIRST SRILANKA MICE EXPOASEAN Tourism Ministers Approve Professional Standards to Strengthen MICE5 INSPIRING VENUES FOR YOUR NEXT INCENTIVE GROUP 10 Reasons to Plan Your Next Incentive Visit to Melbourne PM to address post-Budget Webinar On “Developing Tourism In Mission Mode” on 3rd March, 2023Feb 2023 Issue of MICE Affairs Magazine Is Live Rohit Anand appointed as the HR Manager at DoubleTree by Hilton AgraMICE CLUB MEET DISCUSSES THE LATEST TRENDS IN MICE OVER CASUAL NETWORKINGTHAI GOVT AND PRIVATE SECTOR LEADERS ANNOUNCE COLLABORATION TO SUPPORT THAILAND'S BID TO HOST EXPO 2028 PHUKET THAILANDHONG KONG SAYS "HELLO" AGAIN PRESENTS HELLO HONG KONG CAMPAIGN TO INDIA TRADEDubai receives 14.36 million international visitors in 2022SRILANKA BETS BIG ON MICE. ANNOUNCES FIRST EVER SRILANKA MICE EXPO CWT M&E launches new website collaboration tool for event planners and chat support for attendeesSINGAPORE APPRECIATES EFFORTS OF TOP TRAVEL PARTNERS AT INDUSTRY APPRECIATION GALA EVE IN DELHI La Mondiale Tours (DMC) Eyeing Big on India Market for Group & MICE Travel BusinessMinor Hotels Appoints Martin Zarybnicky as General Manager of Anantara Bangkok Siam HotelVishal Sharma Joins Crowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini As the new Director of Sales and Marketing TMEX 2023 Creates New Record of Face to Face Business Meetings in one Single Day50 Years Old, 50 Years Young – euromic celebrates a half-century of service and quality delivery to the incentives, meetings and events industryMICE COFFEE TABLE BOOK - OPEN FOR BOOKINGS-POST A BIG LAUNCH IN MUMBAISingapore Back in Game to Welcome Massive MICE Events in The Lion CityThailand reaffirms its readiness to be the host of Specialised Expo 2028 Phuket Thailand to BIEShopaholics’ Alert: Outletcity Metzingen- An amazing place to shop at. Visit, indulge in and savour an unforgettable experienceAmerican Express Meetings & Events signs Net Zero Carbon Events pledge TCEB Spotlights 2 Venues Exemplifying the BCG Economic Model in Line with Thailand’s APEC Summit AgendaResort World Cruises Hosts Key MICE Industry Players For An Experiential MICE FAM Onboard Genting DreamLight + LED Expo India to showcase spectacular lighting displays from over 200 exhibitors NATALIE O'BRIEN AM APPOINTED AS NEW CEO FOR MELBOURNE CONVENTION AND EXHIBITION CENTREEV Fast Charging Station Now At Fairfield By Marriott DehradunExhibition industry in Thailand Posts Strong Rebound With 11 New international Trade shows in 5 months5° NORTH BY FINOLHU BAA ATOLL, DESTINATION DINING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE LAGOON UNDER THE SKYINDIA EXPO MART AWARDED BEST STANDALONE CONVENTION CENTRE DURING NATIONAL TOURISM AWARDS 2018-19FIFA Fever: Avani Hotels in Dubai Get the Ball Rolling on Football-Viewing Experiences Ahead of World Cup 2022 in QatarBTEA Holds 4 city roadshows in India - Woos Indian MICE SegmentTCEB and Phuket Welcome Enquiry Mission Members from World Expo’s Governing Body to Assess Phuket’s Candidacy for Expo 2028TAAI to hold its 66th Cruising Convention in Singapore in AugustLATEST : MICE TRAVELERS TO MAURITIUS "TO GET THE VAT REFUND AND MICE CASH INCENTIVES"Trade fair activity is recovering in Frankfurt – the historic home of the exhibition TCEB Helps Thailand Clinch Unicity’s Global Conference, the Largest MI Group Since the Country’s ReopeningUnion of International Associations releases 63rd International Meetings Statistics ReportOrganisers of GartexTexprocess India join hands with Maskati Cloth Market Mahajan to expand the fair’s Fabrics & Trims segment TCEB and UFI extend long-standing partnershipThailand nets 84 leads with a potential 28,000 MICE visitors at IMEX Frankfurt 2022The Grimaldi Forum Monaco is getting bigger & betterIEML Crowned "BEST MICE VENUE" at The MICE Conference Expo & Awards 4.04th Edition of the Mice Conference Expo & Awards Draws to a Close with Smashing Success Newly Launched Shows to Stage in Thailand for Lucrative Business OpportunitiesThailand to host 2022 Global Summit of Women in June, first MICE event of scale as Thailand reopensIndian Organisers make a mark at the 1st CIEO Global Summit in DubaiINDIA CLAIMS THE FIRST SPOT AMONGST INTERNATIONAL VISITORS TO AGRITECHNICA ASIA THAILANDTHAILAND AIMS AT 40% DECREASE IN CARBON EMISSIONS BY 2023South Korea Travel Re-opens for Indian TravelersMALAYSIA OFFERS VOA FOR INDIAN TRAVELLERSDesaru Coast Announces its Largest Incentives to the tune of INR12 million to Draw Indian Leisure Market, Wedding Planners and MICE GroupsTOURISM MALAYSIA RESUMES TO ENTICE INDIANS AT SATTE 2022Bangkok to host ICCA Congress 2023, signalling Thailand’s return as a contender for large-scale international MICEBack to Business: Over 400 brands gear up to showcase innovative gifting, stationery, houseware and decor solutions this week CIEO efforts bear fruits – dismantling of Covid apparatus started at NESCO – Halls will witness the hustle and bustle of exhibitions soon. MICE CLUB ANNOUNCES STEERING COMMITTE AND KEY MEMBERS FOR 2022 NESCO halls open for Exhibitions Thailand lifts RT-PCR testing requirement for international arrivals from 1 May 2022International MICE markets show confidence in ThailandITB India Virtual opens with Indian and South Asian markets driving towards recovery and growthIAEE Women’s Leadership Forum Held in National Harbor, MD with Great Success"CIEO GLOBAL SUMMIT - DUBAI" TO TAKE PLACE ON 27th MAYDenim Show to showcase Indian Denim industry prowess at the first Mumbai edition New Campaign to Position Australia as a Global Leader in Business EventsThailand Set To Launch First International Air Show in 20274th EDITION OF THE MICE CONFERENCE EXPO & AWARDS COMES BACK TO DELHI IN MAY 2022THAILAND INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW GETS GREEN SIGNAL FOR EECO AS HOST AND TCEB AS A SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONAustralia is Ready and Open for Business EventsINDIAN VISITORS VISA APPLICATIONS TO AUSTRALIA TOUCH PRE COVID LEVELSSingapore opens Vaccinated Travel Lane for all Indian cities Singapore opens Vaccinated Travel Lane for all Indian cities INDIA TO RESUME REGULAR INTERNATIONAL FLIGHTS STARTING 27th MARCH 2022Thailand to host International Horticultural Expo 2026 in Udon Thani EXHICON to organize twenty-one B2B Exhibitions in India & UAECIEO DELEGATION MEETS STATE INDUSTRY MINISTER - PUSHES FOR NESCO REOPENINGIMEX SAYS NO TO RUSSIA FOR FRANKFURT 2022 EDITIONJazeera Airways Returns to Profitability in Record time in 2021 with KD7.1 Million Tourism Australia says G’day to Indian TravellersMedia Expo to introduce brand-new category on 'labelling' at the Mumbai edition in 2022TCEB Opts for the First-Ever Air Show in Thailand to Promote U-Tapao International Airport, Eastern Economic Corridor, and Thailand as ASEAN’s Aviation HubThe revived Queen Sirikit National Convention Center is ready to reopen for APEC in September 2022TCEB aims to reduce carbon footprint through the MICE uplift to fight with Global WarmingEvent Alert !! ETT Strategies & Innovations MissionMarina Bay Sands unveils US$1 billion reinvestment to transform luxury travel and hospitality experienceBreaking News: DDMA ALLOWS B2B EXHIBITIONS IN DELHI STARTING 7th FEBRUARYTCEB UNVEILS THAILAND EXHIBITION CALENDAR 2022Singapore Tourism Board launches Safe Itinerary Guide and “Experience Singapore!” Compendium for travel planners ITPO prepones AAHAR, CIEO thanks ITPO NCC introduces BALM - Bangkok’s First Active Lifestyle Mall - in the new QSNCC, targeting health and fitness enthusiastsAdeline Vancauwelaert joining UFI as new Chief Operating OfficerMesse München acquires Asia Climate Forum and confirms in-person event for 2022 ETT New Mission Announcement: "Exhibition Strategies & Innovations"THAILAND IS OPENING FOR ALL NATIONS STARTING IST FEB 2022TCEB LAUNCHES INCENTIVE FOR VIRTUAL TRADE VISITORS TO SHOWS IN THAILAND - INCENTIVE GOES UPTO 12.5 K USD PER SHOWPaul Woodward joins MBB-Consulting PartnersHong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre crowned Asia’s Best with 44 accolades attained in 2021 WEBINAR ALERT - EXCLUSIVE FOR INDIAN MICE AGENCY OWNERSboot Düsseldorf will not take place in 2022KTO India organizes its first Hybrid MICE Roadshow “Korea MICE Xperience Day 2021”TOURISM MALAYSIA NEW DELHI HOSTS NETWORKING SESSION WITH TRAVEL TRADE PARTNERSExpoplatform renews its Gold Sponsorship of the Exhibition Think Tank for 2022Swapna Kulkarni is CIEO Executive DirectorOTM 2022 moves to the brand-new Jio World Convention Centre in the Heart of MumbaiOTM 2022 moves to the brand-new Jio World Convention Centre in the Heart of MumbaiTHE MINISTRY OF CULTURE & SPORTS OF THE REPULIC 0F KAZAKHSTAN & KAZAKH TOURISM BOARD APPOINTS MR. ROHIT SHOREY AS THEIR MICE TOURISM AMBASSADOR FOR KAZAKHSTAN IN INDIAGartex Texprocess India 2021 hybrid edition all set to open this week; to showcase textile, apparel and denim trendsInterview - Sumathi Ramanathan, Vice President, Market Strategy & Sales, Expo 2020 Dubai with Mice Affairs Media GroupTextiles Committee Secretary Shri Ajit Chavan inaugurates Techtextil India in MumbaiEXHICON Acquires Creative Focus Exclusive German Pavilion to bring technologies from top German manufacturers at Techtextil India 2021 TRAVEL O MANTHAN BY TBN - A Hors-concours Box Office HitCIEO Welcomes Maharashtra Industry Minister at India pavilion Dubai CIEO announces limited period patron membershipCrowne Plaza New Delhi Rohini annunciates reopening of Connexions Bar with a Cake Mixing CeremonyCOVAXIN GETS WHO APPROVALBusiness Opportunities Taking off in Thailand. The Sky is Yours!Reopening roadmap for regional business events reaffirmed by ASEAN and Global Exhibitions leaders in SingaporeRATAN N TATA SAYS "WELCOME BACK AIR INDIA"Germany Removes India from the list of high-risk areasE-Mobility India Forum ready to welcome the industry face-to-face on 7th October 2021Air Mauritius secures funding to meet growing demand as Mauritius re-opens international bordersCEIR Announces 2021 Second Quarter Results - B2B Exhibition Industry Improved in Q2 2021Thai contingents at IT&CMA 2021 signals Thailand’s re-opening and extraordinary destinations for eventsTCEB unveils Thailand’s three MICE strategies for 2022HKSAR government urged to provide immediate assistance to help Hong Kong convention and exhibition industry struggling to survive on zero international trade event IHG Hotels & Resorts expands footprint in Nepal with a new Holiday Inn Express and Suites signing in KathmanduMBB-Consulting Partner Group formed with Leading Industry Experts TCEB UNVEILS 3 YEAR ROADMAP FOR CONVENTIONS - Upgrading Industry, Up-skilling Professionals, Upstaging the Country CWT Appoints New Head of Global Market Management & Development, APACCEIR Releases New Global Virtual Event Trends Case Studies MCL 1.0 MEET SPELLS THE START OF NEW ERA OF SAFE MEETINGSIndian Travel Fraternity Reimagined Travel Through An Immersive Virtual FAM by STBHong Kong’s Largest Fair a Prelude to Strong Exhibition Resumption in Q3 Big Breaking : NORWEGIAN CRUISE LINE RETURNS TO CRUISE Online Promotions with Alliances Invited Seoulites to Lift up the MICE Industry.Peter King named vice president of AIPC’s Executive Council STB, PCMA and UFI launch white paper to reimagine the future of business eventsNew Board to Head up IELA Strategy in the New NowExpo 2020 Dubai tickets to go on sale worldwide on 18 July opening up 182 days of exceptional experiences for every visitor Phuket Sandbox reopening of Thailand’s most famous island now in effectSeoul’s Safety Services Put into Action for A CongressITB Asia 2021 to be held virtually on 25 – 29 OctoberHong Kong’s Physical Fairs Attract Over a Million Visits in the Second Quarter of 2021 MCEC appoints Chief Commercial OfficerShaping the future innovatively: German National Tourist Board presents digital trends in tourism at Knowledge Days 2021HKTB DEBUTS GREAT OUTDOORS HONG KONG SUMMER CAMPAIGNTHAILAND TARGETS TO REOPEN FULLY IN 120 DAYSCEIR ANNOUNCES 2021 FIRST QUARTER RESULTSMyCEB Announces New Chief Operating Officer, Noor Ahmad HamidMice Affairs June 2021 Issue2021 AUSTRALIAN TOURISM EXCHANGE OPENS IN SYDNEYThe UK as a visitor and business events destination in global spotlight in run-up to G7 Summit and beyondIndian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) elects Sonia Prashar as its new PresidentArt fairs and auction in HKCEC demonstrate strong demand for physical events TCEB Joins forces with MOI to elevate Thailand LOG-IN EventsEXHIBITION THINK TANK - EVENT UPDATEFinance Ministry Includes Exhibition and Convention Centres in InfrastructureGTM Germany Travel Mart™ 2021 focuses on recovery of German inbound tourismLandmark CEIR Research Releases Second Global Virtual Event Trends ReportIAEE Updates Essential Considerations for Safely Reopening Exhibitions and Events White PaperThe German Tourist Office, India presents the travel country at ITB India 2021Safe and Progressive Resumption of Larger MICE events in SingaporeNOW MICE NEWS ON YOUR FINGERTIPS- MICE AFFAIRS MEDIA GROUP LAUNCHES MOBILE APP FOR GLOBAL MICE PROFESSIONALSETT Club Starts The Journey To Reopen The Exhibition IndustrySATTE 2021 Set to facilitate the revival of the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Sectors CIEO'S MEETING WITH MOC TESTED POSITIVE - EXHIBITION SOP'S TO BE REVISED SOONGerman National Tourist Board To Organize GTM Germany Travel Mart™ 2022 in Bavaria Messe Frankfurt India reunites industry players with back-to-back physical conferences this MarchCEIR Announces 2020 Fourth Quarter ResultsEurope's Importance Increases for German Incoming Tourism in the Corona CrisisTHOMAS COOK INDIA HOSTS FIRST PHYSICAL MICE TRAVEL MART IN COLLBORATION WITH TOURISM NEW ZEALAND AND MARIOTT INTERNATIONALCIEO initiates Signature Campaign for revival of Exhibition IndustryMICE AFFAIRS LATEST ISSUE IS LIVE !!!The sixth annual Global Exhibitions Day will take place on 2 June 2021Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre’s Brand New Harbour Studio provides one-stop solution for virtual events A+A 2021: GREAT INTEREST IN PARTICIPATION FROM THE INDUSTRYSANDS GROUP INKS DEAL TO SELL THE VENETIAN AT $6.25 BILLIONBookings flood into Wyboston Lakes Resort after road map announcementMCEC to streamline technology underpinning events with upgrade of Core SystemsThailand’s Tourism Sector Seeks to Reopen Country by 1 JulyThomas Cook India Strengthens Focus on the Domestic MICE opportunityPM takes first dose of COVID-19 vaccine6th International Breakfast Meeting moves online with focus on COVID-19 reboot for tourism and recreationStefan Rummel chairs the new ETT Club Monthly Innovation Talk series on the topic of digital & AIHILTON LONDON METROPOLE TO RADICALLY TRANSFORM THE GUEST EXPERIENCE WITH MULTIMILLION RENOVATIONTOURISM MALAYSIA INDIA'S TRAVEL TRADE ENGAGEMENT ACTIVITY HINTS AT BORDER REOPENING SOONThe MEDICAlliance Gets New leadershipHeartbreaking -The Industry Mourns The Loss of Marriott International's President and CEO - Arne M. SorensonCourtyard By Marriott Bhopal Unveils Strategy To Welcome Back MICE ProjectsEVENT ALERT- ETT CLUB EVENTSMCEC CELEBRATES A 25 YEAR LOVE AFFAIR WITH MELBOURNE THIS VALENTINES DAY MICE EVENTS BOUNCE BACK - 750 Delegates Group To Dubai By SOTC Travel Ltd Sets The Stage For New Era Of MICE STB Announces SingapoReimagine MICE Virtual ShowFirst exhibition in HKCEC in 2021 reinforces value of face to face events "The Time Is Now" Initiative is helping us revive the meeting & events segment- Sanjeev Tandon, General Manager, Courtyard By Marriott AgraThe Budget Aims At Long term, Lasting returns over Immediate GainsMCEC WELCOMES LIVE MUSIC BACK TO PLENARYUFI releases figures stating the impact of COVID-19 on the global exhibition economy in 2020POST BUDGET REACTIONSMerger of SingEx Holdings and Sphere ExhibitsSingapore’s tourism sector emerges from 2020 with greater resilience and reinventionMEETING ALERT - CIEO'S OPEN FORUM FOR EXHIBITION ORGANIZERSSimon Foster chairs the new ETT Club Monthly Innovation Talk series on the topic of the value propositionIn Conversation With- Mr. Balasubramanian. S - President, IEIA and Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer - IMTMA & BIEC Messe Frankfurt India joins hand with Andhra Pradesh MedTech Zone (AMTZ) to launch MedTech Innovation Forum in IndiaMICE EVENTS BOUNCE BACK – 450 PAX GROUP BY ACE GROUP CONFIRMS THE START OF RECOVERY PHASEI foresee a great year for exhibitions in India in 2021 with India undergoing the world’s biggest vaccination drive - Anbu VarathanUFI Global Barometer provides 2020 results and 2021 perspectives for the exhibition industryNow is the time for internationally recognised testing on departure and arrivals - WTTCOver 100 million global Travel & Tourism jobs could be recovered in 2021AIME 2021 CANCELLEDEVENT ALERT - SINGAPORE REIMAGINE MICE VIRTUAL SHOW (3-4 March 2021)European Exhibition Industry Alliance (EEIA) Welcomes EU Council Rapid Anitgen Tests and Vaccination Decisions and Calls for Speedy ImplementationEXHIBITION THINK TANK (ETT CLUB) EVENT ALERTMCEC EVENT CAPACITY INCREASES TO 75%boot 2021 Cancelled - Another Casualty Of Covid-19One of Life's Greatest Showmen - Roger Shashoua, founder of ITE Group (Hyve Group Plc) Passes AwaySRI LANKA IS OPEN FOR INTERNATIONAL TOURISTS STARTING TODAY#REEVENT, The Rallying Cry To Revive Business Tourism In The Principality in 2021Creative Solutions With Social Distancing in Mind - New Table d'Hote Menu at Crowne Plaza - New Delhi Mayur Vihar NoidaREED EXHIBITIONS ANNOUNCES $1 MILLION 5 YEAR COMMITMENT TO NON PROFIT ORGANISATIONS PROMOTING RACIAL HARMONYMCEC hosts magical creatures to celebrate Royal Children’s 150th First Industry Partners Benchmark Survey Released by UFICroatia Full of New Beginnings - New Campaign launch by CNTBMEET THE NEW EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT, INFORMA MARKETS - MICHAEL DUCKPCMA RELEASES UPDATED BUSINESS EVENTS COMPASS 3.0ASSOCIATION ON A MISSION - CIEOBREAKING NEWS- INDIA TO LAUNCH WORLD'S LARGEST COVID 19 VACCINATION PROGRAM TODAY- 16th Jan 2021KANODIA GROUP MICE SPENDINGS TO GO SUPERSIZE IN 2021- REVEALS VISHAL KANODIA DURING “CORPORATE CONVERSATION” WITH MICE AFFAIRS MEDIAIAEE EVP, COO Cathy Breden to Serve as EIC 2021 Chair ElectBIG BOSS OF MARINA BAY SANDS PASSES AWAY AT 87THANKS FOR YOUR CARE FOR KIRAN WAGHMARE- SUPPORT YOUR MATE CAMPAIGNREBUILDING THE MICE, TRAVEL & LEISURE INDUSTRY IS A CONJOINT EFFORT OF CRUISE LINES, TRAVEL AGENTS & LOCAL AUTHORITIES Crowne Plaza Rohini Unveils Strategies To Welcome Back MICE GroupsChanging Trends in Exhibition Business - In Conversation With Yogesh MudrasXXXX- IMEX FRANKFURT 2021 CANCELLED -XXXXREGISTER NOW TO ATTEND STB INDIA'S VIRTUAL TRADESHOW 2021 SOTC EXPECTS IMMEDIATE TCS REMOVAL ALONGWITH OTHER PROACTIVE REFORMS FROM THE BUDGET 2021Pre-Budget Quote from Mr. Madhavan Menon, Chairman & Managing Director, Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.Riskline Reveals Top Travel Risks for 2021GLOBAL EXHIBITION INDUSTRY AWARDS ANNOUNCED CEIR Announces 2020 Third Quarter Results Exhibition Industry Remains at a StandstillScottish Government Announces A Further £13 Million For Events IndustryThe HKTB Chairman Welcomes the Government’s Support for the Tourism Industry and Proposals for Driving Long-Term Tourism Development HKECIA welcomes Reconfirmation of Additional Convention and Exhibition Space Announced in the 2020 Policy AddressMICE AFFAIRS DEC 2020 EDITION IS LIVEINDIA RISING - NEW EXHIBITION VENUE ANNOUNCED IN LUDHIANA SOTC in association with Singapore Tourism Board hosts Pioneering Digital Event for the MICE industry -“Growing MICE Connections, Achieving Together”UFI releases latest edition of annual Euro Fair StatisticsThe Show must go on – one of the first business trade shows to take place in HamburgAsia Pacific’s First international Travel Tradeshow TravelRevive Hosted Successfully in SingaporeMarina Bay Sands unveils future-ready tech-enhanced meetingsTCEB sets up the first milestone of “Thailand LOG-IN Events” to energize the economy with trade exhibitionsTrade Buyers Eagerly Return To HKCECITB INDIA GOES ALL VIRTUAL FOR 2021 EDITIONTCEB GEARED UP TO HOST AFECA AGM 2021MICE AFFAIRS NOV 2020 ISSUE IS LIVE NOWMELBOURNE WINS BIG, TWICE IN WORLD TRAVEL AWARDSMICE TV - The Latest Launch from Mice Affairs Media GroupKINTEX GRABS ICCA'S BEST MARKETING AWARD 2020 AT 59th ICCA CONGRESS AT KAOHSIUNGUFI Elects Its new Board of Directors for 2020-2023Seoul to be Connected to the Global MICE Society at ICCA Congress 2020Messe Frankfurt India & MEX Exhibitions announce first hybrid event for Gartex Texprocess India & Screen Print India ETT CLUB UPCOMING EVENTS IN FOCUSITB Asia 2020 Virtual concluded with a record-breaking participation of almost 35,000 travel professionals Indian Automotive aftermarket Set to Come face-to-face at ACMA Automechanika New Delhi in April 2021MCEC Named Employer of Choice For The Fourth Year In A RowMBB and UFI team up to drive the development of the Exhibition Think Tank ClubVNU ANNOUNCES NEW SCHEDULE FOR 2021EXHIBITIONS UNLOCKED IN INDIA FROM 15th OCT 2020Discovering New Trade Show Customer Touch PointsHML welcomes Hong Kong Government’s announcement to launch Convention and Exhibition Industry Subsidy SchemeJoin other smart Event Planners and MICE Professionals for a day of virtual B2B Speed Dating and Demonstration of Business Readiness. 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ITB India 2023 on Track for Impressive Live Comeback

MICE Affairs Media Group, 25th April 2023


Co-located with MICE Show India, Travel Tech India and the ITB India Conference, the annual trade show is making a strong comeback as an in-person event in Mumbai from 26 – 28 April 2023. Among the top exhibitors and industry leaders are Atout France India, German National Tourist Office, Saxony Tourism, Tourist Office of Roissy, Tourist Office of Spain and Visit Sarajevo.


Happening in the Jio World Convention Centre, Mumbai, the three-day B2B trade show and conference will build the bridge to the Indian and South Asian travel markets. After two digital editions, the show will offer a face-to-face exhibition experience to the travel industry and bring together key travel industry leaders and international exhibitors from various segments of MICE, Leisure, Corporate and Travel & Technology.
 
Guest of honour Mr Achim Fabig, Consul General, Federal Republic of Germany in Mumbai, together with Mr David Ruetz, Senior Vice President, Messe Berlin, and Mr Stefan Halusa, Director General at Indo-German Chamber of Commerce will usher the opening of ITB India 2023 with a traditional lamp lighting and ribbon cutting ceremony.
 
The promising exhibitior participation facilitates business meetings and drives engagement for attendees from around the world through ITB India’s live format. The various representations by destinations are impressive and feature stands of SpainFranceGermanySarajevoVietnamIcelandThailandFijiJapan and many more.
 
Being an international stage, the exhibition will also feature many global national tourism organisations (NTOs) including Atout France IndiaGerman National Tourist OfficeSaxony TourismTourist Office of RoissyTourist Office of Spain and Visit Sarajevo.
 
International airlines, hotels, travel agencies and tour operators are also highly represented with their products at this year’s show, they will include AVISCollinson GroupFiji AirwaysMizeIDeaSPrince Hotels & ResortsTravelLineUzbekistan Airways and Vietnam Airlines to name just a few.
 
"With less than a week to go before ITB India open its doors, the number of bookings and the feedback we are receiving from industry experts in discussions underline that all signs point to a successful live premiere. I am convinced that ITB India will help create the best possible business opportunities for all participants and accelerate the international recovery and upswing. The Indian and South Asian outbound travel markets are becoming increasingly important for many countries: ITB India is simply an unmissable event, and I am delighted that the show happens 100 per cent live”, says Ms Sonia Prashar, Deputy Director General, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.
 

Visitors at ITB Asia

ITB India 2023 to Premiere as and In-Person Event. Copyright: ITB Asia

 
Leading minds will take the stage at the ITB India Conference, set to take place parallel to the trade show in three conference tracks: Knowledge theatre, MICE Show India & Travel Tech India“Connecting You to the Indian Travel Market” will be the overarching theme of the conference, where high-level experts will exchange their insights into the future of the industry.
 
As part of the exciting keynote line up on Day 1 (26 April 2023), Daniel D’souza, President & Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel Limited and Rakesh Bansal, CEO, Amadeus India will address the future of travel and give strategic insights to South Asia's tourism reboot.
 
Knowledge Theatre: Leaders in the industry gather to share their insights and thought leadership
 
In the “Hospitality Leaders’ Panel: Adapt and Grow”, senior level speakers including Parveen Chander, Executive Vice President – Sales & Marketing, Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL)Vikramjit Singh, President, Lemon Tree HotelsAmit Sidana, Vice President Sales & Marketing, Pride Group of HotelsVivek Shukla, CEO, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group and Nikhil Sharma, Market Managing Director, Eurasia Region, Wyndham Hotels and Resorts will share their thoughts on how the hospitality industry has adapted and transformed to stay relevant and grow in a new world of travel. This session will be moderated by Aindrila Mitra, Editor-in-chief, Travel + Leisure India & South Asia.
 
The growth of India's unique accommodation market has opened up opportunities for micro-entrepreneurship and deeper connections with local communities. Amanpreet Singh Bajaj, General Manager for India, SEA, HK and Taiwan, Airbnb, will talk about “Responsible Tourism - Key to Resurgence of the Travel Industry”.
 
In the session named “Travel Influencer Marketing: The Good, the Bad and the Brilliant”, Megna Shankaranarayanan, Industry Head - Travel & FoodTech, Google, will highlight the growing importance of video in the discovery, research and planning phases of a traveler’s purchase journey
 
In the “NTOs’ Talks: Destination Rediscoveries”, leaders from NTOs across the region and beyond share insights and plans for their destinations to come back stronger than before. Key speakers of the NTOs Talk series will include Sheetal Munshaw, Director of IndiaAtout FranceRomit Theophilus, Managing Director, German National Tourism OrganisationGB Srithar, Regional Director, India, Middle East & South Asia, Singapore Tourism BoardNeliswa Nkani, Hub Head – Middle East, India and South East Asia, South African TourismNishant Kashikar, Country Manager – India & Gulf, Tourism AustraliaVishal Bhatia, Country Manager - IndiaVisitBritain and Sara Sodhi Juneja, Country Head - India & UAE, Visit Finland.
 
MICE Show India: The Conference for the meeting industry in APAC
 
Most meetings and events have returned in person worldwide. Yet that does not take away the challenges that the entire industry is facing. The “MICE Leaders’ Panel: Return to a World Transformed: Revitalising MICE for a New Era in South Asia” explores how different players in the MICE ecosystem can work together to deliver a better bottom line and future for the industry. The panel discussion features top experts from the MICE sector including Chander Mansharamani, Managing Director, Alpcord Network Events and Conferences Management CompanyHarshad Donde, Country Director - IndiaBCD Meetings & EventsManpreet Bindra, President - FCM Meetings & Events, FCM Travel IndiaVijay Sharma, General Manager, Koelnmesse India and Renjie Wong, Area Director, India and South Asia (Mumbai), Singapore Tourism Board.
 
In the “C-Suite Talk: Emerging Trends Shaping the Future of Event Technology”, Anupam Arun, Senior Vice President & Country Head, IndiaCvent, will foretell event trends of the future and unveil the magical uses of event technology.
 
The “Buyers Meet TMCs Panel: The State of Corporate Travel 2024” gathers corporate travel managers, meetings and event executives, travel management companies (TMCs) and leading business travel thought leaders from South Asia to discuss how the industry is evolving. Gaurav Sundaram, President, ProKonsul Consulting will discuss the corporate travel trends in 2023 and beyond with his panellists, including Akhil Shah, Director - Global Market Management, IndiaCWTTanvi Mazmudar, Global Business Travel Leader, Lowe's IndiaJasminder S Brishan, Senior Manager - Global Travel, Ocwen Financial Solutions and Sangitha Shetty, General Manager Global Travel & Mobility, Tata Communications.
 
Corporate travel ecosystem is going through a transformation. The “Fireside Chat: Transformation in the Corporate Travel Space” welcomes Anuj Razdan, Vice President & Head of Products & Supplier Relations, FCM Travel India and Deepesh Jethwani, Senior Director - Strategy and Operations, FCM Travel Asia as speakers. They will give insights on how to navigate the changing corporate travel landscape, adapt to new trends and technologies, and ensure the safety and well-being of employees while traveling.
 
Travel Tech India: Latest technologies, emerging trends, leading travel brands and innovative startups at one place
 
The “Tech Leaders’ Panel: The Next Frontier” will address what digital transformation in hospitality looks like today, and why tomorrow’s leaders need to understand both customer needs and how technology can support them. Moderated by Prasad C G, Hospitality Tech Evangelist, Jio Platforms Limited, the panel discussion features top technology experts including Anshul Gupta, Managing Director, Travel & Hospitality Industry, Accenture - Advanced Technology Centers in IndiaPratik Modi, VP Engineering and Head of Egencia, IndiaAMEX GBTDarshana Shirodkar, Senior Director, Lodging Market Management -Southeast Asia and Indian Subcontinent, Expedia Group and José María Pestaña Sartorius, High Performance Director, Hotelbeds.
 
Travel customers are increasingly moving online to not just research but book their vacations online, and hotels can benefit immensely by building their strategy around the changing online trends. In the “C-Suite Talk: Test and Analyze: Get to Know How Your Guests Like to Travel”, Krishna Rathi, Country Director-India, Sri Lanka & Nepal, Agoda, shares key tips on how best to test, analyze, and ultimately grow.
 
The rise of Superapps in travel is the focus of an upcoming industry conference session, with an emphasis on both the Asian market and India-focused potential players. In the fireside chat, titled, “Superapps and the Impact on the Tourism Industry”, Brett Henry, President Director, MG Group and Kei Shibata, Co-Founder & CEO, Venture Republic – TRAVEL jp & Trip 101 discuss how Superapps have become crucial distribution channels for travel brands across Asia and how they can offer a range of services such as payments, ride-hailing, and e-commerce. They will also share what to expect from Superapps and marketplaces in the travel space moving forward.
 
The session, titled, “Evolution of B2B Distribution Technology – Opportunities & Challenges” opens the dialogue on the NDC - New Distribution Capability journey from an Airline, Travel Technology Partner, and Travel Trade Partner perspective. Paurus Nekoo, Regional Distribution Manager, APAC, Lufthansa GroupSanjeev Bhasin, Vice President - Airline Contracting, MakeMyTrip and Abdul Bijur V A, Chief Growth Officer, Verteil will explore the current status of the industry’s approach to NDC.
 
Trade visitors can register online at itb-india.com/visit-register for USD16 and get access to all three shows over three days. Listed Rate at USD16 ends 25 April.