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NIMA celebrates 10th Anniversary with landmark achievements and global expansion plans

Network of Indian MICE Agents NIMA 10th Anniversary

Network of Indian MICE Agents (NIMA) celebrated its remarkable 10th anniversary otoday, commemorating a decade of achievements and growth in the MICE industry.

NIMA, a true representative of serious-minded MICE operators of India, has been a perfect example of an idea germinated and nurtured under the able leadership of its founding team of Gajesh Giridhar, Rakesh Arora, Vikas Khanduri (Advisor) and Gurmeet Singh Chhatwal.

NIMA’s National Executive Committee comprises active MICE operators and SMEs from metropolitan cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Kolkata to tier 2 and tier 3 cities like Hyderabad, Bengaluru and Bhubaneshwar and even smaller cities like Yamuna Nagar (Haryana) to Tirupati, thus having a pan India presence.

NIMA has achieved umpteen accolades and significant milestones over the last decade, the first of a kind for an Indian travel association.

NIMA has been delivering commitments for the past 10 years, and some of its salient features are:

  • Free-of-cost membership for MICE players for the last decade would continue for years to come.
  • Empowering the MICE players, well established or aspiring, with the knowledge and resources to grow their business and take it to the next level.
  • Providing a symbiotic environment, especially for smaller players to learn, earn, and grow with the unconditional support from their fellow NIMAites.
  • MOUs and strategic partnerships with the various Universities, Colleges, and other educational institutions to fulfil NIMA’s commitment to ‘Give Back to Society,’ in form of mentorship and guidance to the students and budding entrepreneurs, in addition to the training and employment opportunity through its able pool of NIMAites, across the country.
  • NIMA Connect is another initiative where it is bringing young entrepreneurs and students for direct interaction with the Tourism Boards (both National and International), key industry partners like VFS and allied professionals (Tax and Finance), to broaden their perspective beyond mere transactions.
  • NIMA has been organizing various events / conferences for its members to address contemporary industry issues like GST, TCS, and others.
  • NIMA provides its members with strategic platforms to address their various queries, connecting with the principal partners and even the last minute SOS, to facilitate the smooth operations of their business on a day to day basis.
  • International collaboration with the tourism boards of Catalonia, Jordan, Cyprus, Taiwan. Kissimmee, Nepal, Singapore, and Moscow, to name a few.

NIMA has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) and established partnerships with the Penang Convention and Exhibition Bureau and Selangor Tourism in Malaysia. Additionally, NIMA has partnered with Resort World Cruises to host a unique floating conference, marking the first event of its kind for an Indian MICE Association.

What’s next at NIMA? NIMA is going international with its membership drive, aiming to become the first Indian MICE Association to go global!