The fifth edition of Global Panorama Showcase (GPS) was held in Nagpur with 108 exhibitors and nearly 800 buyers from Tier-II and Tier-III cities attending the three-day show.
ANKITA SAXENA FROM NAGPUR
Global Panorama Showcase was held in Nagpur from Jan 19-21. The exhibition was inaugurated in the presence of Satinder S. Ahuja, Honorary Counsul, Consulate of Georgia, Marzban Antia, Vice President, TAAI, Ankush Nijhawan, MD, Nijhawan Group, and SanJeet, Vice Chairman, PATA India and Managing Director, DDP Group, among other dignitaries. With two days for B2B meetings, the show also conducted educational seminars and presentations on issues like service tax.
Harmandeep Singh Anand, Co-founder, GPS, and Managing Director, Jagsons Travels, said, “In Nagpur, 108 exhibitors showcased their various tourism products. We saw around 1100 registrations on the GPS application which does not mean that 1100 buyers attended the show but it means that a multiplier effect can result in over 100,000 meetings both virtual and face-to-face. This has become by far the largest marketplace for business.”
On day one of the event, six educational sessions were organised which saw an average attendance of 250 delegates while the session on service tax saw about 450 attendees. For the B2B meetings, around 800 buyers attended the show. The GPS App launched for the show enabled attendees to exchange business cards, make notes, schedule meetings, message their clients, upload company profiles and also promote their products.
“We witnessed 99 per cent success in terms of exchange of e-cards through the GPS App. The application is undergoing constant upgrades. To facilitate live feed and news, TravTalk and TravelTv.news will be integrated in the application. Users can call abroad at cheap rates with BrilVoice integrated in the app,” said Anand. The data uploaded on the App will be available throughout the year to bring together the big and small service providers and travel agents in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Vidarbha region even after the event has ended.