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Exito organizes MICE Conclave: Shaping India's business travel

Author: Angelos Restanis / Date: Thu, 04/12/2018 - 10:37

This premier edition of MICE Conclave is being hosted in Mumbai on May 24th-25th 2018.

BENGALURU - The business from MICE travel is a major driver for the Indian travel industry and has experienced exponential growth rapidly over the last decade. The technological advancement, provision of flexible and personalized experience, and constant adaption to the changing needs enable hotels and properties to increase revenue from MICE activities.

MICE Conclave India, 2018 is an invite-only, pre-registered platform exclusively put together to build a focused business platform for a closed group of MICE buyers from India's top corporates, production houses, premium event and wedding planners to collaborate with MICE service providers including hotels, resorts and travel solution providers. The buyers are prequalified decision makers having an annual budget of not less than a 100,000 U.S. dollars, basis their forecast requirements and business bandwidth.

This premier edition of MICE Conclave is being hosted in Mumbai on May 24th-25th 2018. This platform will be an enabler to travel and hospitality operatives globally to collaborate with the Indian MICE market. The conclave is designed to host 250+ MICE buyers from India looking to explore the emerging trends in business travel and the options available thereof. Over the course of two days, the conclave will facilitate over 1,200 personalized one to one meetings among buyers and solution providers.

NIMA (Network of Indian MICE Agents) is the association partner for the conclave and this event will be graced by the presence of Mr. Gajesh Girdhar, founder and national coordinator representing the association. NIMA would also be conducting a workshop for the MICE fraternity during the course.

Esteemed business travel publications like TTR Weekly, MICE India, Media India Group (MIG), Events Venues and Avenues are the official media partners for the conference.

Backed by engaging panel discussions and insightful keynotes from distinguished speakers and panelists from a diverse set of companies and industries, the focus of the conclave will cover some pertinent topics including:

  • Transferring a tourism destination to a business tourism destination
  • The MICE effects on hotels, F&B and airlines
  • Digital transformation of MICE
  • Building ROI by cultivating brand ambassadors
  • Maximizing impact: event tech to enhance ROI
  • Strategies for creating market-leading events
  • Impact of GST - India on business travel
  • OLA-Uber (Radio Taxis) Vs car rentals for business travel

An impressive line-up of speakers, including Mr. Ajay Bhatt (Head - Administration and Facilities, Godrej), Ms. Trupti Dhulla (Associate Director, Procurement Travel Services, IDFC Bank), Mr. Jayesh Hinge (Head Commercial - Lifestyle Business, Raymond), Mr. Tarun Negi (Director and Country Head - Indirect Procurement, Philips), Mr. Mritunjaya Chandra Mohan (Regional Travel Manager, India, JAPAC, EMEA, Adobe), Mr. Ashish Singh (VP - Production, Yash Raj Films), Mr. Shreenath Shastry (General Manager, Hospitality Services, Wipro), Mr. Gary Grover (Vice President Administration, HDFC Standard Life Insurance), Ms. Jasminder Brishan (Senior Manager, Global Travel and Procurement, Ocwen), Ms. Geetha Arekal (Head of Procurement - Mobility Services, Siemens) Mr. Srinivasan Damodaran (Sr. Vice President, Centralized Procurement Unit, Yes Bank), Ms. Tanvi Mazmudar (Head - Travel Services, Biocon), Dr. Sanjay Pai (Head - Travel and Dir. Aviation, Larsen and Toubro Ltd.), Gaurav Nagwekar (Head of Corporate Travel, Reliance Industries Ltd.) and Major Pramila Mohite (Retd.) (Head - Travel and Hospitality, Mahindra and Mahindra Ltd.) will add value to the event and share from their vast pool of knowledge garnered over years of experience.


Angelos Restanis

Angelos is the news editor for TravelDailyNews Media Network (, and His role includes to monitor the hundrends of news sources of TravelDailyNews Media Network and skim the most important according to our strategy. He currently studies Communication, Media & Culture in Panteion University of Political & Social Studies of Athens.