Global Panorama Showcase 2016 to be a five-city event
Akshay Kumar – Mumbai
Global Panorama Showcase (GPS), a business-to-business trade show, organised by Jagsons Travels held annually in Nagpur is all set to go beyond its home ground this year. In 2016, GPS will be held in five locations across the country. Starting with Nagpur to be held from January 8-10, 2016, the rest of the locations, which will be in Tier II and Tier III cities, are yet to be declared.
Speaking about GPS 2016, Harmandeep Singh Anand, managing director, Jagsons Travels said, “GPS 2015 was a grand success, we saw more than 100 exhibitors and 100 hosted buyers. The overall footfall was 500 members across the three days. In 2016, we are planning to organise GPS in four other cities, which will make it a five-city show. The journey will begin in Nagpur from January 8- 10, 2016 at Hotel Centre Point. This year we are also trying to arrange a food festival which will showcase the cuisine of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and other nearby regions. One of our major focus this year will be to rope in international buyers. For GPS 2016, we are expecting similar number of footfall as 2015 in terms of exhibitors but with newer products.”
The Global Panorama Showcase 2016 will witness participation from over 100 exhibitors comprising hoteliers, airlines, tourism boards, visa facilitation companies, travel insurance, foreign exchange currency providers, tour operators, international roaming SIM card brands, cruise companies, event management companies, online booking engines, etc.
This year, with a focus on sustainability, GPS is also taking steps to make the event paperless. Anand added, “The format of our event will be tabletop as the past events, but from this year we will start selling premium spaces which will have LED screens behind the desk. The products of the clients can be displayed on these huge LED screens, which will reduce the number of brochures. We want to go paperless over a period of time, that is our main motto. This will also help our exhibitors as they do not need to carry paper materials with them from August 15, 2015 registrations will be live for GPS 2016.”