The Network of Indian MICE Agents (NIMA), on the occasion of its seventh Foundation Day, reconstituted its Executive Team, and has announced Jagdeep Bhagat of Vee Bee Tours, Delhi, as the National Coordinator for the second time and Gajesh Girdhar from Paryatan, Muzaffarnagar, as Chairman Emeritus.
NIMA’s new team, besides Jagdeep Bhagat and Gajesh Girdhar, also has SanJeet from DDP Publications as the Mentor for the Association, and Vikas Khanduri of Holiday Merchants as the Advisor. Talking about the new team and its agenda ahead, Bhagat says, “The Vision 2025, which was declared last year, remains the same. The new team is the extension of our agenda we had last year. With this restructuring, we are doing away with our state chapters or state coordinators and now we have constituted regional coordinators. Their role is to carry on our agenda, develop the states and strengthen the local state tourism bodies, align with the government bodies locally and develop the MICE segment in those states,” he informs.
With the new regional coordinators in place, NIMA is targeting at least 12 states on its MoU list by the end of this year, i.e. at least three states per region. “Currently, we have MoUs with five states, and we will be adding seven more states within this year. This is the immediate task of the regional coordinators—to fix up, coordinate, handhold, plan, strategise and get those MoUs done. We are not in a hurry to implement these things unless or until results are there,” he adds. Clear objectives
Bhagat says that when the pandemic began last year, it took them time to see how things were developing. He adds, “Whatever interactions we had with our members, our focus was very clear—we wanted them to sustain and stay afloat. This was the basic agenda, which we passed on throughout last year to our members.
Whatever business our members could manage was good for everyone—them, the industry and livelihoods of so many who depended on all our members. The idea was that the pandemic gave us a different perspective of how the state will perform post-pandemic. This is what we had been preaching – that things have changed and one may not be able to go solo in all his ventures or what they were doing pre-COVID.”
NIMA Executive Team (2021-2022)
|Jagdeep Bhagat||National Coordinator||Vee Bee Tours & Travels, Delhi|
|Gajesh Girdhar||Chairman Emeritus||Paryatan, Muzaffarnagar|
|SanJeet||Mentor||DDP Publications, India|
|Vikas Khanduri||Advisor||Holiday Merchants, New Delhi|
|Rakesh Arora||Coordinator Administration||Nina Universal Tours, Sahibabad|
|Ritesh Joshi||Coordinator Membership||Incentives & Conference Planners, Dehradun|
|Mukesh Jain||Coordinator Marketing||Sterling International Tours & Travels (P) Ltd, New Delhi|
|Tushar Jain||Coordinator – Northern Region||BTC Tours & Travels Pvt Ltd, Delhi|
|K. Vijay Mohan||Coordinator- Southern Region||Holiday World, Visakhapatnam|
|Vinay Agarwal||Coordinator- Eastern Region||Victoria Travels Private Limited, Kolkata|
|Aschok Jhaveri||Coordinator – Western Region||Pratamesh Events and Holidays, Mumbai|
|Dammanjit Singh||Member||Oberoi Tours, Raipur|
|Swaytank Maheshwari||Member||Rainbow Trade Fair Tours Pvt Ltd, Jaipur|
|Avinash Khanapur||Member||Avni Holidays, Hyderabad|
|Amar Kumar Sahu||Member||VWV Tourism Pvt Ltd, Bhubaneswar|
|SeldonTenzing||Coordinator||Education & Training Zing Reps, Delhi|