INDIA ranks 35th position worldwide & Hyderabad becomes the number 2nd best MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing and Entertainment) destination city in India for the year 2014. The major catalyst for this growth is Hyderabad’s unique location and interesting benefits for both MICE and leisure travellers who can enjoy the world class infrastructure and experience warm hospitality & culture.
ICCA’s (International Congress and Convention Association) annual statistics for the year 2014 on the number of rotating International association meetings hosted by countries and cities were released recently indicate overall stability in the MICE business.
ICCA 2014 report recognizes Hyderabad as Global MICE Destination:
Hyderabad has emerged as one of the leading metros in India for MICE destinations, ranked only behind Delhi, and is on the fast track to becoming India’s Convention Capital, the report states. The city hosted 18 meetings in 2014. The significant contribution of Hyderabad International Convention Centre is highlighted by the fact that 13 of these 18 meetings were hosted here.
Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) is known to be one of the World’s biggest and finest Convention Centers and has played an important role in developing the city’s dream by contributing to position Hyderabad as the best MICE destination in South East Asia. In every aspect, be it infrastructure, service or technology, it compares with the best in the world.
India holds the 35th position in the rankings worldwide and achieved 9th position in the Asia Pacific region, seeing 116 global business events in 2014. The major cities which hosted the events were Delhi, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai, Kolkata, Goa, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Kerala.
Hyderabad International Convention Centre has secured many more new conference bid wins for the city during 2015. It is all set to ring in its 10 year anniversary in 2016.