Meeting at the heart of Kashmir

Imagine holding your meetings and conferences in a picture perfect destination! Jammu and Kashmir helps you do exactly that. The Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC) in Srinagar, one of the most modern convention facilities in the country, will play host to TAAI’s 64th Annual Convention.

TT Bureau

Where the great mountains descend to stand vigil by a lake and the sun sets crimson on the Dal Lake stands the Sher-i-Kashmir International Conference Centre (SKICC). Located along the Boulevard that encircles the Dal Lake, the SKICC is designed by renowned architect Joseph Stein, and brings to Srinagar all the facilities of a modern conference venue. It is within easy access from the Srinagar International Airport and the central city of Srinagar. Most of the tourist attractions are located at 5-7 minutes’ drive from the convention centre.

SKICC is equipped with infrastructure of international standards best suitable for contemporary requirements of MICE. This multifunctional venue has a variety of conference halls, exhibition spaces and lawns. The auditorium—Plenary Hall, is the main attraction, and has a climate-conditioned auditorium with a capacity of 700 delegates. It is braced with the latest audio-visual system, simultaneous interpretation system into five language and video conferencing facility backed by broadband Wi-Fi. The meeting rooms and event spaces can accommodate large groups for all kinds of events. SKICC has had distinction of hosting some of the very important conferences and conventions and visits of senior government officials.

“We have one of the best conference centres in Srinagar, and have extended conference facilities to Pahalgam and Gulmarg as well. The back lawns at the centre can accommodate 10,000-15,000 guests for various concerts and events. Every day we have at least one event at our convention centre. We have upgraded the facilities at SKICC and are upbeat to host the TAAI Convention there. For the entertainment of guests, a state-of-the-art musical fountain will be inaugurated, which will be a permanent feature at SKICC. Traditional Kashmiri cuisine will also be served to give a taste of local flavours to the delegates.” Shahnawaz Shah Manager- Marketing, SKICC

SKICC is not just a convention centre but a destination in itself, offering a variety of activities for leisure and pleasure of the delegates. Those visiting Srinagar for a conference can enjoy post-convention indulgence and visit destinations like Sonmarg, Gulmarg and Pahalgam, and enjoy a stay at the houseboats on the Dal Lake. The golf lovers can try their hands at the international standard 18-hole golf courses in the vicinity while adventure enthusiasts can enjoy a slew of activities adjacent to the conference centre. All major accommodation facilities are a stone’s throw away from SKICC, allowing for easy access.

 

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