New Delhi, September 27th 2020: The Ever-Growing Spectrum of Event Industry via Corporate, Social, Government, MICE, Live, Exhibitions, Political, Religious, Sports Events provides over 1 crore employment to all. The global events industry size was valued at approx. $1 trillion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 10.3% to reach approx. $2 trillion by 2026. But in India, this industry is growing at 23%, according to EEMA.

With opening of hotels and tourism in states like Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Goa, all the hotels are ready to welcome the guests. The safety and well-being of our guests, delegates, exhibitors, colleagues, vendors, and visitors continue to be our top priority. It is very important to keep in mind the government guidelines and SOP’s for re-starting MICE, trade shows, conferences, seminars, weddings.

With new safety protocols & health measures, we ensure proper Screening measures before entering the event venue, Measures for exhibitors and visitors during the event following the social distancing at each and every place, Face Mask, Temperature Check, Thermal Screening, Measure for personnel during set-up and dismantling, Hygiene measures inside the event venue, Emergency plan in case of encountering with people at risk of infection must ensure that everyone who is visiting or is inside the exhibition venue must have downloaded Aarogya Setu App, Health Records to be maintained as this will make the entire process safe for all the delegates & visitors.

There are lucrative offers been offered by hotels & resorts for the upcoming Dusherra, Durga Puja, Dandiya, Diwali Holidays, winter season, Christmas Holidays & Vacations, New Year Celebration. This is the best time to get destination information, travel, tour and hotel packages, family holidays/vacations, honeymoon packages, groups and business trip, religious packages, MICE, Adventure and Wildlife, Desert Safari and more. 25 to 30% discount is been offered on the bookings. Hotels & Resorts are opened for MICE, Conferences, Weddings, Events & Exhibitions following all the safety measures issued by the government with a minimum of 100 people attending a particular event.

According to Mr. Ajay Gupta, Chairman & Managing Director, ICM Group, in the past several months, we have experienced a lot of challenges due to coronavirus (COVID- 19) as it has affected not only Tourism, Events & Exhibitions, Hospitality & Aviation sector but many other segments of the economy. Now, as the Covid-19 pandemic situation is getting stable with the loosening of restrictions and reopening of public facilities, it will be a combined effort of all Industry Experts to re-start, re-build & re-boost MICE, Destination Weddings, and Events & Exhibition Industry under new health protocols and safety measures.

The event industry will hugely spring back as it’s been a while people have not met, have not celebrated, ideated together. The MICE industry is a very key segment for the revival of Economy not only in India but the entire world. In India, Tourism contributes approx. 9-10 % of entire GDPs and a large part of this coming from MICE.

In the context of the current situation, obtaining information and the opportunity to participate in industry events is becoming even more important. Of course, we are pleased that there are many companies of different sizes and geography in the Union, which makes it possible to get a comprehensive view of our challenges and a variety of opinions and solutions, we request government to increase the number of attendees/visitors to 200 - 500 and issue the guidelines of reopen the exhibitions, events etc.