The India Conventions Promotion Bureau (ICPB) successfully concluded its two-day 13th CIC, held on Oct 30-31, 200. The hybrid event witnessed the participation of over 80 people at the venue – J W Marriott Aerocity New Delhi and over 1200+ people joined in virtually.
Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel, who was the Chief Guest at the event, joined in virtually and applauded the efforts of ICPB to be the front runners in hosting a hybrid event of this magnitude. Shri Rakesh Kumar Verma IAS, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism and Chairman ICPB virtually inaugurated the ICPB Exhibition and went on to share in his address that the travel industry and people in general will come out of the COVID crisis stronger than before, ready to meet any challenge in life head on. ICPB MICE Film was also globally launched during the inaugural session.
Amaresh Tiwari, Vice Chairman, ICPB, in his opening remarks said, “To target global congress, conventions and conferences and social events we need to create a global mice bidding fund with a corpus for ₹500 crores to enable our entrepreneurs undertake techno economic bids for events which have a bid cycle of 2 years plus. We need to create city convention bureaus in each of our main cities which will work with ICPB as their hub to carry out a global bidding activity.”
Girish Kwatra, Hony. Secretary, ICPB, in his opening address said, “Reopening of MICE not only helps in reviving the MICE stakeholders but also the other sectors attached to it. Business events have multi sector impact and are an efficient means of supporting the recovery and advancement of a wide range of economic, professional, academic and business sectors. Therefore, reviving the MICE sector is like reigniting the whole economy.”