Business of Meetings, Incentives, Convention and Exhibitions (MICE) from stakeholders perspective is hard-work, strategic preparations and hundreds of man-hours put together to conducts a show- successfully! Fine craftsmanship of the Network of Indian MICE Agents (NIMA), was on display that pulled through a power packed evening on 29 September 2018 in new Delhi- surprising all the invitees present with the fine details, rich content and strategic announcements that came one after another!
As the founding members of NIMA so desired- the association had curated a Networking Evening for its members and leading MICE operators on September 29th, 2018 at Accor Group’s brand new luxury offering at Pullman Aerocity New Delhi.
The evening started with celebrations of NIMA members educational trip to Florida and Kissimmee, which had Experience Kissimmee as the event partner. Members present at the show were pleasantly surprised to note that Kissimmee was best place to explore theme parks, nature and plan unique MICE and family experiences deploying Vacation homes.
Fourteen of of NIMA members had made the said educational trip back in February 2018. YingLu Tian, Sales Manager, Asia, Experience Kissimmee made a brilliant presentation augmenting demand for the destination, which was followed up by presentation by Seldon Tenzing, India Representative, Experience Kissimmee that also showed ways to cater to MICE, family and other tourists in Kissimmee. Pegasus and Tours Limited the later half of the deliberations showed as an ideal seller to begin selling destination Kissimmee.
NIMA introduces Online Forex platform
Further, NIMA introduced a year old start-up entity built around forex deals and willing to streamline forex transaction for MICE and tour operators. Abdul Had Shaikh, CEO, fxkart assured seamless service and best rate for the travel fraternity at its platform. Although he confessed that nobody knows when the present mayhem in the foreign exchange market is likely to stop and hence the uncertainty in Indian Rupee is also likely to prevail in short term for sure.
SATTE and NIMA will now jointly work to power MICE advantage at the exhibition from 2019 onwards.
Moving on there was another major announcement in form of an innovative and strategic partnership with India’s biggest travel exhibition SATTE. Here, Jagdeep Bhagat, Coordinator – Events & Partnerships, NIMA, informed that in the upcoming edition of SATTE exhibition, NIMA will host a MICE Zone at the exhibition that will give travel partners insights and hands on training on strategic destinations and NIMA.
“NIMA will have dedicated and marked MICE Zone at SATTE 2019. There will be workshops and presentation on MICE by NIMA and on top of its all all our members will get special rates to go on to become exhibitors at the show,” added Bhagat.
NIMA to members to Feel Taiwan @ Convention 2018
Then came the most awaited announcement of the said evening. The upcoming NIMA Convention. The Network of Indian MICE Agents (NIMA) is once again set to take its handpicked members on exploration mode onto a prolific MICE destination! Post its maiden and eventful six day convention to Catalonia, NIMA is all set to conduct its second convention in Taiwan!
According to Gajesh Girdhar, the NIMA convention will have about the same number of delegates to Taiwan, as were present on the first convention. “Our conventions are purely business oriented. But, one thing is sure that our delegates will get to witness the soul of Taiwan covering all major attractions this January 2019, while each dates will be out in due time,” he added.