Hyderabad International Convention Centre Clinches ‘Best Standalone Convention Centre’ National Tourism Award
Celebrating the legacy of a decade gone by, Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), one of South Asia’s most renowned MICE venue, added another feather to its hat by clinching the prestigious ‘Best Standalone Convention Centre’ National Tourism Award. Picking up the coveted award for the 5th time, HICC has underlined its significant contribution to the global and national MICE segment over the years, as well as reinforced Hyderabad’s status as a premium MICE destination. The award ceremony was held at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi, and was instituted by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India.
HICC is India’s first purpose-built convention facility managed by AccorHotels, the world’s leading hospitality and tourism management group, and is jointly owned by Emaar Properties PJSC Dubai and Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd. The venue witnessed an eventful 2016, hosting several critical international and national conferences, corporate events, industry exhibitions and star-studded social events. Internet Corporation of Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) Global Meeting, World Stroke Congress, International Congress on Infectious Diseases and Annual Scientific meeting of the Research Society of Study of Diabetes – RSSDI are among some of the major conferences that the venue hosted this year. Bids for INTERSPEECH 2018, International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes Conference 2018 and 14th Asia-Oceania ORL-HNS Congress 2019 have also been secured.
Neil Paterson, General Manager, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre & HICC says, “Our team is extremely elated on receiving this prestigious award which comes during our 10th Anniversary year. We were the first to recognize the vast potential of the MICE segment in the region and set up facilities that matched leading international convention centres. The combination of state-of-the-art MICE infrastructure and world-class services provided by a trusted brand name have made HICC the ideal choice for a stand-alone convention centre. We thank our guests and the Awards panel for their encouragement and appreciation. This recognition will further augment our efforts to market Hyderabad to the world, and bring the world to this glorious city.”