India’s premier 12th ICPB MICE show at Gods Own Country


India Convention Promotion Bureau announces Dates and Destination City for its annual Flagship Event – the 12th Conventions India Conclave (CIC) slated for 29-31 August 2019 at the newly inaugurated Grand Hyatt Kochi. Gods Own Country, Kerala, has been chosen for 2019 edition of India’s premier MICE, Meetings and Incentives Trade Show and Conference – Conventions India Conclave. The destination is globally acknowledged for Sustainability, Ayurveda and Wellness

India is an upcoming MICE Destination. Event Planners globally are vying for Venues and Destinations who accord a high-priority to Sustainability and Environmental Friendliness. Save the Planet Earth is the global MICE mantra. According to the Green Meetings Industry Council, the Events and Trade Show industry is the second largest waste generation industry in the US. And similar is the waste generation rankings in other mature, developing and emerging MICE markets around the globe. Undoubtedly, threat to environment is extensive. So to address the gigantic concern of Sustainability, a time-sensitive and apt theme for the Convention has been chosen.

The Educational Sessions would revolve around the central theme of Sustainability. And Convention Centres, Convention Bureau, Venue Spaces, Hotels, MICE Service providers, would learn and gather insights on how to make their businesses Sustainable. And generate larger profits in the long term; in the process, making a strong positive impact on the environment.

Like all previous editions, the Conventions India Conclave will be hosting large number of Overseas Hosted Buyers from USA and Europe. Domestic Buyers and Corporates are expected to participate in big numbers. And with Kerala (Gods Own Country), the Wellness destination of the country as the Convention city, the delegate and hosted buyer attendance is bound to increase both qualitatively and quantitatively. Ministry of Tourism, Kerala State Government is the Platinum Sponsor of the Event. Luxury waterfront hotel on the Bolgatty Island, Kochi – the Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty (also one of the largest Convention Centre in India) is the Venue Partner. An urban resort overlooking the backwaters of Vembanad Lake will ensure the Conclave happens against the backdrop of an uber-chic property.

There could not be a better venue and destination for a MICE event, with Sustainability, as its theme. Kerala is India’s centre for Ayurveda, Wellness and Responsible Tourism and the world know about it. Apart from being known as the Spice capital of Asia, Kerala is known for its Culinary excellence, Coffee estates, lush-green landscapes, Boat races, Elephants, Dance and Art forms, and Museums. No wonder Kerala is called as Gods Own Country.

Over the years Kerala has only strengthened its position as a Responsible Sustainable destination. The state thrives on Leisure Tourism and MICE Business Events. Water is the lifeline of the destination. Businesses, Entertainment, Hotels and Pleasure activities are centered in-and-around water. Backwaters in Kerala are globally well-known. Tourists from around the world flock to the destination for Water attractions.

Strict vigil is kept around deforestation and afforestation is promoted. Bio-diversity, aquatic and marine life is actively safeguarded. Pollution to rivers and sea is being minimized. Plastic pollution is quite low. Soft-skill training is being imparted by partners in Tourism Organisations and Travel Trade, Local Governments, Educational Institutions, NGOs and Social Organisations and is expected to make initiative of Sustainability a grand success.