Conventions 3 . These tours are designed to suit specific profiles of conference participants. and the aromas unique to India ICPB India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) is a management oriented organization that has been promoting and establishing India as a preferred MICE (Meetings. Organizations to bid for Regional . tours are offered to give an opportunity to delegates to see the diversity of India and to experience the colures. Depending on the period and location. India has a lot to offer for pre-and post-convention tours for participants and their spouses. International conferences in favor of India. Being a fascinating country. Government of India aimed mainly at providing free assistance and support to national associations . the taste. Institutions .The India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) is a registered non profit association sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism. Incentives.

relevant information that could be used to develop a data bank and to disseminate such information to the membership. for motivating national associations to bid for conventions. under the direction of the Ministry of Tourism. • To undertake research for development for India's MICE industry and disseminate that information. ICPB has been providing free information and infrastructural assistance to its members in organizing and hosting many successful international conferences and conventions.& Exhibitions) destination. For the past 22 years. It draws its membership from the length and breadth of the hospitality industry as well as other private and government organizations involved directly and indirectly in MICE tourism. Aims & Objectives To promote India as a competent and credible MICE destination. and bringing MICE business from around the world to the country. • To collect. • To encourage growth of professionalism in the MICE segments and evolve an industry code of ethics. Government of India. • 4 . etc. both from primary and secondary sources. • To undertake a continuing programme of marketing. • To undertake a continuing programme of creating better awareness of the role and benefits of MICE in the context of national objectives. • To provide necessary guidance and feedback to the central government and advice state governments in the development of infrastructure and facilities for MICE segments. through media.

International-standard convention facilities are available in 5-Star Deluxe and 5-Star Hotels apart from independent convention centres in some cities. The number of flights touching the Indian tarmac has nearly doubled form 6. These facilities can cater to the needs of international conferences with up to 5000 delegates. • WHY IN INDIA ? Liberalisation and industrial deregulation benefit organisers and participants in Meetings.To conduct seminars. sufficient transport is available. • To seek affiliations with world bodies with similar aims and objectives.000 in May 2007.800 in May 2001 to 13. Convention facilities of international standards are available in a number of cities with the complete infrastructure required for major conferences and exhibitions. For transfers from airport to hotels and for local use. since participants become aware of the possibilities of business expansion in India. courses of study and organize exchange of visits between Indian organizations and relevant world associations/organizations. and separate venues to accommodate other functions. There is adequate room capacity in different category of hotels. Conventions and Incentives taking place in India.000 seats a month) in recent years. The important Convention Destinations are : • • • Agra Bangalore Chennai 5 . The Indian aviation sector has shown a steady growth rate of around 7 percent in terms of consistent increase in the number of flights into and out of India (an additional 835 flights and more than 200. group discussions.

• • • • • • • Goa Hyderabad Jaipur Kochi Kolkata Mumbai New Delhi How ICPB can help? ICPB facilitates and supports event planners and other related organizations during the bidding process for international conferences. The areas in which the assistance of the Bureau expertise could be sought are as follows: Detailed budgeting of the event. • Special interest and leisure activities. simultaneous interpretation. • Inaugural and closing ceremonies. • Booking of accommodation and convention venues. • Recording and printing of proceedings. • Sight-seeing / pre & post conference tours. • Organizing social and cultural programmes. protocol Accounts and audit. • Airport receptions and transportation. public relations. • 6 . • Worldwide promotion and publicity of event. • Parties and catering services.

The India Convention promotion bureau is sponsored by the Ministry of Tourism. The aim is to promote India as an attractive and viable MICE destination. ICPB represents the entire travel industry to showcase the best of India’s MICE product to the world. 7 . There is a growing popularity of India amongst the corporate in Europe & Asia. It draws its membership from the hospitality industry as well as educational and state bodies.CONCLUSION ICPB was conceived in 1988 as a collaborative effort between the private and public sector. Today ICPB is the apex travel industry grouping that can truly boast of participation from the entire industry. Their aim is to make India the chosen destination for conferences and conventions of any sort. the Government of India.

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