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We are pleased to announce the 3rd ‘Business Travel & MICE Expo 2013’ in conjunction with the 3rd ‘India Association Congress’ at Chennai from the 23- 24 August 2013. We would like to enlist the support of the travel media, in our endeavour to bring together the Business Travel industry under one roof, and at the same time provide the MICE Industry a forum to meet, learn, transact and do business with an array of travel related products and organisations from India and abroad.


‘India Association Congress 2013’ to host ‘Business Travel & MICE Expo’ from 23 – 24 August in Chennai.

‘BTME 2013’ to be organized in Conjunction with ‘India Association Congress’

Business Travel & MICE Expo 2013

The Corporate travel, Incentive and Conference Exhibition

Chennai: 23 – 24 August 2013 

In Conjunction with

India Association Congress

India’s biggest congregation of Association Heads

Chennai: 23- 24 August 2013 

Venue: The Grand Chola,

Anna Salai, Guindy, Chennai

We are pleased to announce the 3rd ‘Business Travel & MICE Expo 2013’ in conjunction with the 3rd ‘India Association Congress’ at Chennai from the 23- 24 August 2013.  The event is an ideal marketing platform and network opportunity for the meeting industry from India and abroad, with key decision makers of India's most successful associations. The third edition of India Association Congress is all set to roll out this August in Chennai. The stupendous success of the last two editions has raised the expectations of the members and sponsors alike. With more than 200 delegates who attended the last India Association Congress at Mumbai and the new members of the association, the two day event in Chennai is expected to decide and discuss on the best practices for the service providers to scale new heights. 

It is an opportunity for exhibitors from India and from around the world to showcase exciting and diverse range of destinations, Conference and Incentive venues, airlines, Cruises, Destination Management Companies, Event Planners, Hotels and Resorts, Ground Transportation among others to give the discerning buyers from the travel – trade and corporate world to reinforce their choice for business travel, incentives and conventions. 

EXHIBITION: The congregation of associations from across the country ideates and brings to the forefront a united decision based on discussion and deliberation. This is one of the prime platforms to exhibit and reach the niche audience required to market and sell the products of the exhibitors. With such a concentrated array of audience the exhibitors create excellent opportunity for themselves to persuade and connect with the various associations that are part of the congress. The exhibitors get access to interact and impress the panelists apart from the association. 

The exhibitor profile includes National Tourism Offices, State Tourism Boards, Convention and Visitor Bureaus, hotels and resorts, cruise lines, luxury trains, spa resorts, Ayurveda and rejuvenation centres, ground transportation, car rentals, self-drive companies, airlines, charters, travel agents, tour operators, Destination Management Companies, Incentive specialists, Conference and Exhibition centres, event management specialists, exhibition organizers, technology providers, golf resorts and destinations, trade associations, Association Software & Technology, special interest travel, transportation companies, trade publications, media and entertainment.   

The Business Travel & MICE Expo will be managed by ‘Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.,’ 

Indian MICE Market: 

·         Without doubt India is perceived to be one of the fastest growing economies of the future and more and more countries are investing in these fast growing economies. As the Indian economy progresses from one milestone to another, business travel and MICE related travel, form one of the fastest growing segments of the travel industry.

·         As per International Congress & Convention Association (ICCA) statistics, a total of 400,000 conferences and exhibitions are held worldwide every year at the total outlay of US$280 billion, and India’s share is at US$4.8 bn.

·         Outbound MICE:  EuroMonitor, the Indian outbound MICE market was estimated to be around US$ 550-600 million in 2011. It grew strongly and resulted in an outbound volume of 6.2 million people with around 1.5-1.8 million Indians travelling outbound only for MICE. 

CHENNAI: A Profile 

South India's biggest city has opened avenues to investments and opportunities. Chennai has historically been one of the most important commercial centres in the country, and today is among the most progressive cities of the south. A bustling metropolis is among top five business destinations of the sub - continent. Having a full - fledged International Airport makes Chennai an ideal base to market International Tourism products and services.  An affluent and educated middle class with disposable income thanks to the boom in the IT and automobile sector has provided a perfect market segment for world-class tourism products.

Population: 9 million 

The show is relevant to buyers who: Research, Organize, Plan, Influence or make budgetary decisions for:

·         Business Related travel

·         Association meetings, congresses or conventions

·         Conferences, Seminars, Conventions, Symposiums, Training Programs

·         Corporate meetings, travel and hospitality

·         Exhibitions Incentive travel Programs

·         Product launches, Promotional events, Road shows

·         Seminars, Conventions, Symposiums, Training Programs 

Exhibitor Profile 

  • National Tourist Offices, State Tourism Boards, Convention and visitor bureaus
  • Hotels & Resorts
  • Cruise lines, Luxury Trains
  • Ground Transportation, Car Rentals, Self Drive companies
  • Airlines, Charters,
  • Travel Agents and Tour Operators, Destination Management Companies, Incentive Specialists
  • Spa resorts, Ayurveda and Rejuvenation centres
  • Conference and Exhibition Centres, Event management specialists, Exhibition Organizers
  • Technology providers
  • Golf Resorts & Destinations
  • Trade associations
  • Transportation companies
  • Trade publications, Media
  • Special Interest Travel
  • Attractions & Entertainment
  • Association Software and Technology
  • Logistic Support Services for Conventions, Conferences, etc 

About: Association Network (AN): 

Associations are the backbone of every society and its success is the mirror of a transformed society. AN is an effort to put one step forward to the betterment of these associations by creating a body for like-minds to come together, become a member, to enable regular interactions and networking opportunities to share expertise, concerns and updations. AN will prove solutions to obtain achievable goals of every association and help the members accomplish their purpose of joining one.  AN is a membership based organization for associations, association executives and industry partners. Our members manage leading trade associations, individual membership societies and voluntary organizations. 

Aim of this organization is to provide a platform to network, share knowledge & learn methods for the betterment of association, societies and nonprofit organizations. 

Association plays a major role in developing and transforming the society. Our interest is to help association professionals achieve the goal. AN will provide opportunities to address interdisciplinary and independent association specific challenges by organizing various seminars, and events throughout the year, highlighted by keynote speakers from senior levels in industry, government and association management.  Members will be able to access a plethora of opportunities to meet the ongoing requirements and obtain education, build network and information exchange.  

About: CIM Global: 

Founded in 1997, CIMGLOBAL has etched a niche for itself and its success story spans in the Association Management, Meeting Management, and Corporate Activation since its inception. CIMGLOBAL has been servicing to various government organizations, educational institutions, trade bodies, associations as well multinational corporations. Managed by a team of experienced professionals with extensive local and international industry exposure, the company continuously strive to keep up with the latest in technology and solutions.

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About: 'Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.,’ 

Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd., is India's leading Travel media companies with established brands for the Indian travel and tourism industry such as 'India International Travel Mart' – India's premier Travel and Tourism Exhibition and 'Outbound Travel Roadshow' – India's only Multi – Destination Buyer – Seller Meet & 'Business Travel & MICE Expo' – The Corporate Travel, Incentive and Conference Exhibition'. The ‘Business Travel & MICE Expo’ is India’s first exclusive event in this domain. 

For further details, contact: Rohit Hangal, Director, Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd., on 91-98440 – 92150 or 91-80-4083 4103, Email:


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