The India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB), sponsored by the India Ministry of Tourism, announced the opening of its first State Chapter.
The State Chapter will be an extended arm of the National Body to help create an impactful voice for the MICE industry and to prominently place West Bengal on the MICE map of India.
India is today one of the fastest-growing destinations for conventions and meetings of all shapes and sizes. The ICPB is the only travel industry body with participation from the entire MICE industry, with members from state governments, hotels, airlines, tour operators, travel agents, professional conference organizers, event managers, educational institutions, and more.
Besides projecting India as a conference destination, the aims and objectives of ICPB include the development of conference traffic to India supported by continuing programs of creating better awareness of the role and benefits of congresses and conventions in the context of national objectives.
The chapter was launched by Mr. Suman Billa, (IAS) Chairman of ICPB, in the presence of Mr. Debashs Sen (IAS), Additional Chief Secretary of the Government of West Bengal, and Mr. Atri Bhattacharya (IAS), Principal Secretary Tourism and Home Secretary of the Government of West Bengal.
The India Convention Promotion Bureau was established in 1988.