Events Exhibitions, MICE Industry in India has just added one more admirer – the Maharashtra Government. The Government will constitute a panel to clear Tourism and MICE projects smoothly with a single-window clearance service
PTI | MICE INDIAA | 29 June 2018
Events Exhibitions, MICE boom
The Maharashtra government has understood that the Events Exhibitions, MICE business is lucrative for the state exchequer and the economy as well; and has therefore proposed to step-up its efforts. The state of Maharashtra (with business capital Mumbai) is the state that wins the highest number of Conferences and MICE business.
The MICE Board will run under the Chairmanship of the Principal Secretary (Tourism) to implement and monitor schemes under Tourism Policy 2016 and facilitate investments in the state. Many destinations within the state (like Goa) are considering to invest heavily in promoting MICE and Events Infrastructure, under the Public-Partnership Program. Pune too, a large industrial and manufacturing hub has shared similar keen interests in developing MICE Infrastructure.
The destination Maharashtra offers everything to the traveller, be it for Leisure and Holiday or MICE. The state has some of the unique caves and activities built around water, that make it an ideal destination for any travel purpose.
The efforts of the state government have already seen the light of the day, with Maharashtra Tourism Policy 2016 which has been constituted; the state aims of grow @ 10% per annum through MICE, Events Exhibitions and Tourism related products and activities.
The Principal Secretary Tourism, Mr. Vijay Kumar Gautam, will supervise, monitor and implement single window clearances for the MICE, Events Exhibitions and the Hospitality Industry in Maharashtra. A fast track roadmap is being evolved to boost tourism and MICE.
The big picture suggests that the government is expecting to generate INR 25,000 crores and above from big-ticket investments in MICE and activate fresh job opportunities by 1 million by 2025.
(With inputs from Business Standard and PTI syndicated feed)