IBTM India launched by Reed Travel Exhibitions

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Reed Travel Exhibitions is adding to its portfolio of incentives, business travel and meetings industry events with the launch IBTM India.

Taking place at the Grand Hyatt in Mumbai from September 12-14, 2013, IBTM India will provide an integrated platform for the MICE and business travel sectors to come together and transact business, share knowledge and network in the business and financial hub of Mumbai.  Scheduled to take place over 2.5 days, this event will provide a tabletop format for exhibitors to meet with hosted buyers.

The first IBTM India will have 100 MICE and business travel suppliers from international and Indian hotels and venues, national/state tourism boards, travel and destination management companies and airlines, along with other suppliers including technology and event management companies. A proportionate number of top level decision makers will be hosted as buyers from key markets around the globe, all of whom will be pre-qualified to ensure they are planning to place business in India as well as buyers who place outbound and domestic business will be included.  Buyers will be from key associations, corporations and agencies.

Said Craig Moyes, portfolio director, IBTM Meetings and Events Portfolio, Reed Travel Exhibitions: “India holds enormous potential for the MICE industry with a projected GDP growth of over eight per cent in the next five years. The world’s third largest economy is also showing an increase in outbound business. There is also a strategic plan of commitment from the India Ministry of Tourism for the development of new convention centres and a significant number of global hotel chains are now focusing on new facilities and venues to support the MICE industry.”