The home to the Indus valley civilization (one of the oldest civilizations in the world), India is spread across an area of 1,269,219 sqm. India is not just the world’s largest democracy and one of the fastest growing economies.
But it also accommodates a large number of exquisite locations. These are all an amalgamation of India’s heritage architecture and the modern- day infrastructure.
These locations also include a large number of splendid event venues for business conferences. All the venues not only help the event industry in India to grow but are also developing the MICE Industry in India. Here is the list of top 10 event venues for business conferences in India.
1. Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, NCR.
Pragati Maidan is one of the country’s finest convention centres. The India Trade Promotion Organisation own the Pragati Maidan. It was inaugurated in 1972 by Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister. Also, the venue covers an are of 150 acres.
Pragati Maidan hosts some of the largest recurring events of the country. The list includes names like India International Trade Fair, Auto Expo and the World Book Fair.
2. Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, Gujarat.
Mahatma Mandir is a convention centre in Gandhinagar, Gujarat. It is also a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi. Thus, the philosophies of Gandhi’s life mainly inspire the architecture of this convention centre.
Mahatma Mandir is one of the country’s largest convention centres and one of the finest event venues in India. The venue covers an area of 34 acres. It has functioned as the venue of all the editions of Vibrant Gujarat Global Summit held till date.
3. The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru, Karnataka.
The Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru is one of the hotels of the Lalit hotels chain. Lalit hotels chain is a flagship brand of Bharat Hotels Limited. The brand’s Bengaluru hotel has an area of 39,000 sq. ft. dedicated to conference and banqueting. This hotel acted as the venue for the 5th edition of Invest Karnataka held on 13th – 14th February 2017. Plus, it has hosted many other grand events of the country as well.
4. Fortune Select Metropolitan, Jaipur, Rajasthan.
Fortune Select Metropolitan, Jaipur is a part of the Fortune hotels chain of business hotels in India. The ‘Fortune Hotels’ is a flagship brand of the ITC hotels. Their hotels are present in almost all the prime locations of India.
The Fortune Select Metropolitan has several different conference rooms with different structures.
5. Nazrul Mancha, Kolkata, West Bengal.
Nazrul Mancha is an auditorium in Kolkata, West Bengal. It is an open air theatre. The venue is mainly known for the annual Dover Lance Music Conference held every year in January.
Also, the Finnish band Poets of the Fall performed here during their ‘Temple of Thought’ India tour in 2012.
6. Taj Lands End, Mumbai, Maharashtra.
The Taj Lands End is a part of the Taj Hotels, Resorts and Palaces which is a subsidiary organization of the Tata Group. Located in Bandra West, Mumbai, Taj Lands is one of the best business event venues of India.
Apart from providing accommodation services, the hotel is a reputed location for many business and social events. Many notable events like India Trade & Export Finance Conference 2017 are held here.
7. Hyderabad Marriott Hotel & Convention Centre, Hyderabad, Telangana.
Hyderabad Marriot Hotel & Convention Centre is a prime location in Hyderabad which not only provides accommodation but also functions as a leading conference venue in the city. The hotel has 55,000 sq. ft. of venue space available. It has different sized halls which can suit the needs of various clients.
The hotel accommodates various events like Hawaiian Week, Times Food Guides Awards, etc. Plus, many other local events are also hosted here.
8. Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, NCR.
Vigyan Bhawan is a convention center built by the Government of India. It was built in the year of 1956. Since then it has witnessed quite lot large scale national as well as international events. The British Raj highly inspires the architecture of this venue. It also takes anecdotes from the Hindu and Mughal architecture.
Vigyan Bhawan is the venue for many events like the National Film Awards, SAARC Summit, etc.
9. Grand Hyatt, Bambolim, Goa.
Grand Hyatt is a luxury 5-star hotel in Babolim, Goa. Apart from being one of the most luxurious accommodation spaces in Goa, it is also one of the largest conference venues in Goa. The location of the hotel is a prime one in Goa. Plus, it has each and every facility required for hosting a large-scale business conference.
10. Shri Krishna Memorial Hall, Patna, Bihar.
The hall is a memorial of the 1st CM of Bihar, Shri Krishna Sinha. It is a prime location in Patna. It is the largest auditorium and one of the best event venues in Bihar. Initially, it had a seating capacity of 2000 in 1976 when it was built. Today, after various renovations its area is much broader.
The hall regularly hosts various business conferences, trade shows, etc.
How do the organisers handle such large venues?
Large scale conferences surely call for grand event venues. But hosting an event in such a huge venue can be a difficult task. Accommodation is not the problem if the venue is good. But ensuring that all the attendees are able to make the best of it is quite difficult.
This is where an event management software like Hubilo can help you out. The application generated by event management software has a venue map as well. Thus, it helps the attendees to navigate through the event venue and reach their destination without any help. Thereby the task of an organiser is automatically simplified.
Since the onset of pandemic, these event venue business has taken the major hit. No live events are beign expected till 2021. What are the ways in which the MICE industry can cope up with this? Especially the trade show venues when all are going virtual?
Yes, event technology companies have started creating virtual trade show platform to host online exhibitions, trade shows, conferences and what not. This is the future beign predicted for the next year. If you have any opinions then feel free to share.