Jagdeep Bhagat, National Coordinator, Network of Indian MICE Agents

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2022 WILL BE THE YEAR OF DOMESTIC MICE

MS. If you would like to summarize the learnings from 2021, then what would they be?

Jagdeep Bhagat. The biggest learning from 2021 (in fact since the pandemic outbreak) is to take the Life as it comes and set the priorities right. Maintain balance between Work & Family Life.

MS. What according to you would be the top trends in 2022?

Jagdeep Bhagat. 2022 will be the year of Domestic MICE. Events and Exhibitions will be with reduced strengths and most of them will be held in hybrid mode. Incentive tours to the less explored and secluded destinations in natural surroundings will be more in demand. Outbound MICE to short haul destinations may see some growth.

MS. What will be your plans for 2022?

Jagdeep Bhagat. NIMA will work closely with State Tourism Boards in charting out the enormous MICE opportunities within our country and to apprise our members and other stake holders about the same. In 2022, we plan to have at least two networking programs per quarter per region along with our regional partner associations.

The Annual Residential MICE Forum will be held towards end of second quarter. To train them young, in 2022 we plan to conduct multiple training sessions for students in association with institutes imparting education in hospitality and tourism.

MS. What message would you like to give to the industry?

Jagdeep Bhagat. Be Resilient, Be Agile, Stay Motivated and Be Thankful. Collaborate and Grow Together.