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Monday, 03 April, 2017, 12 : 00 PM [IST]

ICPB & ICCA conclude joint workshop on international conference bidding

The India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB), a public-private organisation under the Ministry of Tourism (MoT), in a first-time association with International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) held a joint workshop titled ‘International Bidding for Conferences’ at Pullman New Delhi Aerocity on March 17-18, 2017. The workshop was held to update the ICPB members and other industry stakeholders on how to make a winning bid for bagging International Conferences for India.

The program was inaugurated by Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Tourism and Chairman, ICPB who emphasised on the importance of the MICE sector for the economy and how such workshops provide the momentum to accelerate the process of bringing India firmly on the global MICE map.

The workshop was attended by a house full of 40 participants and concluded with distribution of certificates to the attendees for their successful participation. ICPB also proposed to organise more such training programs during to the year to upgrade the skills of the manpower engaged in the Indian Convention Industry.

In his welcome address Chander Mansharamani, Vice Chairman, ICPB said, “Bidding for an international conference is an exciting and challenging task. Bringing an international congress to your country can be a crowning achievement of a professional career. It not only raises the profile of a national industry but can also make a long-term impact on elevating benchmarks of performance in that industry, help build and maintain relationships with customers and ultimately provides economic boost to the sector.”

The faculty comprised experts from ICCA and from the Indian industry - Noor Ahmad Hamid, Regional Director Asia Pacific, ICCA; Jason Yeh, Board of Directors, ICCA GIS Group, Taipei; Arjun Narne, Director, KW Conferences, India; Priti Khanna, Chairperson, MCI Management India and Professor Devendra K Gupta, Professor and Head, Department of Paediatric Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS).
 
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