Hosted Buyer registration has gone live for IBTM India (www.ibtmevents.com/IBTM-India/) and meetings industry suppliers from across the continent as well as those from overseas are part of the growing list of suppliers who will be attending the first event at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai from 12-14 September 2013.
IBTM India, a tabletop event for Hosted Buyers only, is looking to pre-qualify meetings professionals who have guaranteed domestic and international business to place. There will be Hosted Buyer places for 50 international and 50 domestic planners who will participate in 2.5 days of business, education and networking. There will also be a half-day education conference to facilitate knowledge and debate about key industry trends and topics relevant to the Indian MICE market.
“The Indian inbound MICE sector is growing rapidly with the automotive industry, IT sector, pharma, textile, publishing, engineering and medicine fields leading the way in conferences taking place in the country. Mumbai is home to a number of national and international companies’ regional headquarters so we also expect to attract corporate buyers from the city itself. At the same time, our international meeting planners will be able to see suppliers from across the Indian Continent,” said Shinu Pillai, IBTM India Project Manager.
Rolf Düngefeld, Managing Director, GTC German Tours & Conferences who will also attend IBTM India as an international Hosted Buyer commented, “GTC German Tours & Conference is a world-wide operating Event Management Company. Our core business is organising Congresses, Conferences, Live Marketing Projects, Corporate Events and Incentive Trips. IBTM India is a very important event and of great interest to us because India is a growing market for us. This year in January we have organised a Global Sports Congress in Amravati with 400 delegates and we have other requests for India. This is why our attendance at IBTM will be very helpful”.
Suppliers from the Indian continent attending the first IBTM India include Hotels, Professional Conference Organisers , Destination Management Companies and Travel Management Companies. Creative Travel, Liberty Incentives, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts, Incentive Destinations, TWU – Travel With Us Pbt Ltd., Fairmont Raffles Hotels International, Hyderabad Convention Visitors Bureau, Travel Corporation of India, and Kuoni MICE Division are just a few of those participating.