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State launches bureau to promote conventions.

Showcasing Cyberabad: Ms J. Geeta Reddy, State Tourism Minister, announcing the formation of a convention bureau at the conclusion of the 49th ICCA in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Beside her is Mr Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Tourism; Mr Paul Archer, Head, HICC; and Mr Ramesh Krishnamurthy of GMR India. —
Showcasing Cyberabad: Ms J. Geeta Reddy, State Tourism Minister, announcing the formation of a convention bureau at the conclusion of the 49th ICCA in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Beside her is Mr Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Tourism; Mr Paul Archer, Head, HICC; and Mr Ramesh Krishnamurthy of GMR India. —

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Hyderabad, Oct. 27

The global annual World Wide Web Conference (WWW2011), where thinkers converge to take stock of new developments and trends shaping the web, will be held at Hyderabad during March 28 to April 1, 2011.

The theme for the conference will be ‘Web for all', which aims to promote the all-inclusive aspect of the Web. The event is being hosted by the International Institute of Information Technology, Bangalore, in cooperation with International Institute of Information Technology, Hyderabad, and Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, according to the Andhra Pradesh Government officials.

BUREAU

The Andhra Pradesh Government today announced the launch of a convention bureau with a mandate to make Hyderabad a base for large meetings, events, and conventions.

The bureau referred to as ‘Visit Hyderabad — The Hyderabad Convention Bureau' was announced by the State Tourism Minister, Ms J. Geetha Reddy, at a gala luncheon meet hosted by GMR at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre for the 49 {+t} {+h} International Congress and Convention Association meeting.

‘Visit Hyderabad' will comprise an autonomous body to promote Hyderabad as a destination for meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions (MICE) tourism. The State Tourism Department along with the hospitality players — airline companies and travel service providers — will work in order to promote the city as an attractive destination for MICE.

The autonomous body and private partners will have a board headed by a chief executive officer to promote Hyderabad as a convention destination.

(This article was published in the Business Line print edition dated October 28, 2010)
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