32nd Annual General Meeting of ICPB Held in Delhi

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The 32nd Annual General Meeting of India Convention Promotion Bureau was held on Wednesday, 16th October 2019 in the Kautilya Hall, Samrat Hotel, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi. The meeting was chaired by Mr. Suman Billa, Chairman ICPB & Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India attended by the following:

Name Position Organisation
Mr. Chander Mansharamani Vice Chairman Alpcord Network Travel & Conferences Management Company
Mr. Amaresh Tiwari Hon. Secretary A.T. Seasons & Vacations Travel Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Girish Kwatra Hon. Treasurer Meetings & More
Mr. Venkatesan Dhattareyan Returning Officer – ICPB Deputy Director General Ministry of Tourism Government of India
Mr. Sudeep Sarcar Members India Expo. Mart Limited
Mr. Amit Saroj –Do– Indiattitude Events Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Anuj Wadhwa –Do– Creative Travel Planit! Meetings & Conferences
Mr. Madan Kak –Do– Minar Travels (I) Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Ajay Vinayak –Do– Palomino Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Abinash Manghani –Do– ITC Hotel
Mr. Naveen Rizvi –Do– ICE-Integrated Conference & Event Management
Mr. Avinash Browne –Do– Sun Business Machine
Mr. Riyaz U.C. –Do– Spiceland Holidays
Ms. Lalitha Rai –Do– Marundeshwara Enterprises
Ms. Rashmi Kamboj –Do– Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty
Mr. Rajen Ghalay –Do– Le Meridien Hotel
Mr. Manish Jha –Do– Executive Events
Mr. Keshav –Do– Intersight Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Ravindra Prasad –Do– B2B Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Himanshu Diwedi –Do– Cholan Tours Pvt. Ltd.
Ms. Jaya Rawat –Do– Clarks Exotica
Mr. Pankaj Ravish –Do– IRCTC
Mr. S.R. Sahoo –Do– ITPO
Mr. Vivekanand Vivek –Do– ITPO
Mr. Dharmendra Kumar –Do– Geanis Holidays Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Nitin Chauhan –Do– MM Activ Sci-Tech Communication Pvt. Ltd.
Ms. Vibha Bhatia –Do– MM Activ Sci-Tech Communication Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Sarabjit Singh –Do– Travelite (India)
Mr. Sumit –Do– The Park Hotel
Mr. Kartik Ramdas –Do– JW Marriott Aerocity
Mr. Rajat Sharma –Do– JW Marriott Aerocity
Mr. Ubaid Ahmad –Do– BIEC
Mr. Neeraj Dhawan –Do– Falcon Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Suraj Singh –Do– Stage 3
Mr. Atul Kumar –Do– MCI Gets India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. R. Sushil Upadhyay –Do– R E Rogers
Mr. Prateek Mathur –Do– VUE India Tours Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Arun Kesharwani –Do– Vacation Experts Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Tushar Kesharwani –Do– Vacation Experts Pvt. Ltd.
Ms. Vanessa Williams –Do– Concept Conferences Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Shavi Yadav –Do– Le Tours To India Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Pavneet Singh –Do– Radisson Hotels
Mr. Vikas Kapoor –Do– Radisson Hotel Dwarka
Mr. Harbans Nagpal –Do– IEMS
Mr. Deepak Pandey –Do– –DO–
Ms. Priya Singh –Do– Taj Hotels
Ms. Deepika Chowdhary –Do– Candid India
Mr. Anshul Minocha –Do– Oberoi Hotel
Mr. Vinay Rana –Do– Marvel Tours Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Anoop S. Rana –Do– Citius Holidays (P) Ltd.
Mr. Tarun Kaicker –Do– The Westin Kolkata Rajarhat
Mr. Nitish Gandhi –Do– JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity
Mr. Anil Kumar Sharma  & Team Media Global News Network

Mr. Amit Chopra Bureau’s Auditor Gopal Chopra &  Associates
Mrs. Madhu Dubey Executive Director ICPB
Mrs. Kumud Sharma Deputy Manager ICPB
Mr. Abhishek Gupta Assistant Manager  ICPB
Ms. Ela Dhawan Project Co-ordinator ICPB

As the quorum was not complete at 3.00 p.m., the meeting was adjourned and reconvened at 3.30 p.m.

At the outset, Ms. Madhu Dubey, Executive Director welcomed Mr. Suman Billa, Chairman ICPB & JS (T), Mr. Chander Mansharamani, Vice Chairman – ICPB, Mr. Amaresh Tiwari, Hon. Secretary – ICPB and Mr. Girish Kwatra – Hon. Treasurer and all the members present.

The Agenda Items :-

ITEM 1: SECRETARY’S REPORT: MR. AMARESH TIWARI PRESENTED THE 31ST AGM REPORT OF ICPB FOR THE YEAR 2018-19:

Mr. Amaresh Tiwari, Hon. Secretary ICPB welcomed the members to the XXXII Annual General meeting of ICPB. He highlighted the achievements and important activities undertaken during the period under review.

  • Bureau’s participation at 3 international MICE trade shows namely IMEX- Las Vegas, from 16-18 October 2018 and IMEX- Frankfurt from 21-23 May 2019 and IMEX – Las Vegas from 10-12 September 2019.
  • Interactive meeting of ICPB members held on 21st December 2018 at ITC Maurya to discuss the proposed amendments in the Constitution of ICPB for adoption in the EGM in March 2019.
  • Interactive Session on 25th April 2019 at Hotel Le-Meridien, New Delhi on GST and Legal Issues pertaining to the MICE Industry.
  • ICPB participated in the MICE Seminar organised by the Indiatourism Mumbai and Goa Tourism Development Corporation on 13th June 2019 in Goa to focus on repositioning of Goa as a MICE destination. 
  • Domestic MICE Road Show in Bhubaneswar on 3rd July 2019 at Swosti Premium Bhubaneswar attended by 12 outstation buyers from associations, institution, corporate and 11 local buyers and suppliers from ICPB membership.
  • A two days Training Program “ICPB-ICCA Training Program on 26-27 July 2019 at Pullman Aerocity, New Delhi.
  • ICPB participated at BW Businessworld & BW Hotelier MICE Conclave and Awards held on 4th December 2018 in New Delhi.
  • Participated at SATTE held from 16-18 January 2019 at India Exp Mart, Greater Noida.
  • Release of report on a MICE Study ‘MICE Market in India and the Role of ICPB in Promoting the MICE Tourism Product’, commissioned by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India on 22nd August 2019 at Samrat Hotel, New Delhi.
  • 12th Conventions India Conclave at Grand Hyatt Kochi from 29-31 August 2019 with over 350 participants from different segments including hosted buyers, exhibitors, sponsors, delegates, speakers and media etc. and also the announcement of opening second State Chapter of ICPB in Kerala. 

He acknowledged and thanked the Ministry of Tourism for Ministry’s valuable support extended through the year in the various activities of the Bureau and also thanked ICPB members for their support and valuable inputs.

The Annual Report of ICPB for the year 2018-19 was adopted.

ITEM 2: TO CONFIRM MINUTES OF THE XXXI ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING HELD ON THURSDAY, THE 11TH OCTOBER 2018 AT 1600 HRS. IN THE KAUTILYA HALL, SAMRAT HOTEL, CHANAKYAPURI, NEW DELHI. 

The minutes of the XXXI Annual General Meeting were taken up for discussion. As there were no observations, the Minutes were adopted as proposed by Mr. Anuj Wadhwa and seconded by Mr. Madan Kak.

ITEM 3: TO RECEIVE, CONSIDER AND ADOPT THE AUDITED ACCOUNTS FOR THE YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH 2019:

Mr. Girish Kwatra, Honorary Treasurer ICPB presented the Balance Sheet for the year ended 31st March 2019.

The House adopted the accounts as proposed by Mr. Naveen Rizvi and seconded by Mr. Anuj Wadhwa.

ITEM 4: TO CONSIDER AND APPROVE THE BUDGET FOR THE YEAR 2019-20, 2020-21 :

The proposed budget was submitted by Mr. Girish Kwatra, Honorary Treasure ICPB is enclosed as Annexure.

The House adopted the Budget for 2019-20 and 2020-21 as proposed by Mr. Naveen Rizvi and seconded by Mr. Anuj Wadhwa.

ITEM 5: TO APPOINT AUDITORS FOR THE YEAR 2019-20:

The House appreciated the services rendered by M/s. Gopal Chopra & Co. and approved their continuation as Auditors for 2019-20 as proposed by Mr. Amaresh Tiwari and seconded by Mr. Anuj Wadhwa.

ITEM 6 : ELECTION TO THE GOVERNING BOARD FOR THE YEAR 2019 -21.

Ms. Madhu Dubey, E.D. ICPB welcomed Mr. Venkatesan Dhathathreyan, Deputy Director General, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India & the Returning Officer – ICPB  and invited him on the dais to conduct the elections to the ICPB Governing Board.

The Returning Officer commenced the election process briefing the members, the status of the positions filled through nominations / un-opposed and to be filled through elections was as per the following table :

Positions No. of Post Name / Organisations of contestants Remarks
Office Bearers      
Vice Chairman 1 Mr. Amaresh Tiwari, AT Seasons & Vacations Travel Pvt. Ltd. un-opposed
Hon. Secretary 1 Mr. Girish Kwatra, Meetings & More un-opposed
Hon. Treasurer 1 Mr. Anuj Wadhwa, Plan It! Creative Travels Pvt. Ltd. un-opposed
Active Category – Segment      
  Airlines 1 No Nomination received No Nomination
  Hotel 2 Mr. Hemant Mediratta, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts Election
      Ms. Shampa Dhali, Marriott Hotel India Pvt. Ltd. Election
      Mr. Abinash Manghani, ITC Hotels Election
  Travel Agencies 2 Mr. Madan Kak, Minar Travels India Pvt. Ltd. un-opposed
         
  Tour Operator 2 Mr. Ajay Vinayak, Palomino Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. Election
      Mr. Naveen Rizvi, ICE- Integrated Conference & Event Management Election
      Mr. Tushar Kesharwani, Vacation Expert Pvt. Ltd. Election
      Mr. Riyaz UC, Spiceland Holidays & Entertainments Pvt. Ltd. Election
         
  Congress / Convention Centres 2 Mr. Mausam Bhattachargee, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty un-opposed
      Mr. Sudeep Sarcar, India Expo Mart Ltd. un-opposed
  Professional Congress / Convention Organizers 2 Ms. Vibha Bhatia, MM Activ Sci. Tech Ltd. Election
      Mr. Amit Saroj, India Attitude Election
      Mr. Ashish Jagota, Concept Conference Pvt. Ltd. Election
      Ms. Lalitha Kantham Rai, Marundeshwara Enterprises Election
         
  Professional Exhibition Organisers 1 Mr. Neeraj Dhawan, Falcon Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. un-opposed
  Immediate Past Vice Chairman 1 Mr. Chander Mansharamni, Alpcord Network Travels & Confernces Management company for 1 year – as per constitution  
         
Allied Category   2 Mr. Avinash Browne, Sun Business Machines Pvt. Ltd. un-opposed
      Mr. Ripudaman Singh Chauhan, Translink Express India Pvt. Ltd. un-opposed

As per the above, the elections were conducted for the following three segments :

Segment Candidates Status
Hotel Mr. Hemant Mediratta, Oberoi Hotels & Resorts Total Member = 20 Eligible / available member who cast their vote = 8
  Ms. Shampa Dhali, Marriott Hotel India Pvt. Ltd.
  Mr. Abinash Manghani, ITC Hotels
     
Tour Operator Mr. Ajay Vinayak, Palomino Hospitality Pvt. Ltd. Total Members = 28 Eligible / available member who cast their vote = 15
  Mr. Naveen Rizvi, ICE- Integrated Conference & Event Management
  Mr. Tushar Kesharwani, Vacation Expert Pvt. Ltd.
  Mr. Riyaz UC, Spiceland Holidays & Entertainments Pvt. Ltd.
     
Professional Congress / Convention Organizers Ms. Vibha Bhatia, MM Activ Sci. Tech Ltd. Member = 19 Eligible / available member who cast their vote = 10
  Mr. Amit Saroj, India Attitude
  Mr. Ashish Jagota, Concept Conference Pvt. Ltd.
  Ms. Lalitha Kantham Rai, Marundeshwara Enterprises


After elections to the above three segments, the Returning Officer announced the results of election for ICPB Governing Board – 2019-21, with Mr. Suman Billa, Joint Secretary Ministry of Tourism, chairing the Board  as follows :

ICPB Governing Board – 2019-21

Positions Name / Organisations of contestants
Office Bearers  
Vice Chairman Mr. Amaresh Tiwari, AT Seasons & Vacations Travel Pvt. Ltd.
Hon. Secretary Mr. Girish Kwatra, Meetings & More
Hon. Treasurer Mr. Anuj Wadhwa, Plan It! Creative Travels Pvt. Ltd.
Active Category – Segment  
  Hotel Mr. Abinash Manghani, ITC Hotels
  -do- Ms. Shampa Dhali, Marriott Hotel India Pvt. Ltd.
  Travel Agencies Mr. Madan Kak, Minar Travels India Pvt. Ltd.
  Tour Operator Mr. Naveen Rizvi, ICE- Integrated Conference & Event Management
  -do- Mr. Riyaz UC, Spiceland Holidays & Entertainments Pvt. Ltd.
  Congress / Convention Centres Mr. Sudeep Sarcar, India Expo Mart Ltd.
  -do- Mr. Mausam Bhattachargee, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty
  Professional Congress / Convention Organizers Mr. Amit Saroj, India Attitude
  -do- Ms. Lalitha Kantham Rai, Marundeshwara Enterprises
  Professional Exhibition Organisers Mr. Neeraj Dhawan, Falcon Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.
  Immediate Past Vice Chairman Mr. Chander Mansharamni, Alpcord Network Travels & Conferences Management company (for 1 year as per constitution)
Allied Category   Mr. Avinash Browne, Sun Business Machines Pvt. Ltd.
    Mr. Ripudaman Singh Chauhan, Translink Express India Pvt. Ltd.

He congratulated the new Governing Board members and invited them on the dais for a photo session.

As a token of appreciation a memento was presented to Mr. Venkatesan Dhathathreyan, Returning Officer by Mr. Suman Billa, Chairman ICPB & JS(T).

Mr. Amaresh Tiwari, the new Vice Chairman ICPB thanked Mr. Suman Billa, Chairman ICPB & JS (T), Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, the outgoing Governing Board members, Ms. Madhu Dubey E.D. ICPB & her team, Mr. Venkatesan Dhathathreyan, Returning Officer and all the members present for their support.

Meeting adjourned with a vote of thanks to the Chair.

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