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Friday, 08 January, 2016, 12 : 38 PM [IST]

GPS 2016 kicks off in Nagpur; expands domestic footprint

Raju Akolkar appointed as the CEO of GPS
The 4th edition of Global Panorama Showcase (GPS), themed 'GPS on the Move' was inaugurated this morning at Hotel Centre Point in Nagpur by Harmandeep Singh Anand, MD, Jagsons Travels Pvt Ltd. Anand announced that Raju Akolkar has been appointed as the CEO of the GPS. The inauguration also saw 8 achievers being recognised for their invaluable contribution to Voluntourism. Additionally, Anand also announced that 5% of the gross revenue of GPS will be contributed for Voluntourism.

The 3-day trade show, which aims to educate and empower agents based in Tier-II & III cities, is witnessing participation from 95 hosted buyers from Nagpur, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and the latest addition of Khandesh region in Maharashtra. The B2B  marketplace is witnessing participation of over 100 exhibitors & more than 400 delegates across 3 days. The first 2 days of the trade show are dedicated to B2B engagements, and the 3rd day will be thrown open to general public. TravelBiz Monitor is the Knowledge Partner and is the Online Media Partner for GPS 2016.

Addressing delegates at the inaugural, Anand highlighted, "GPS 2016 is expanding its footprint across Tier-II cities in India as well. The trade show this year will make its first foray into the cities of Coimbatore (July 14-15), Kolkata (July 21-22), Chandigarh (July 28-29) and Ahmedabad (August 4-5). Therefore, the event has been themed, ‘GPS on the Move’. Secondly, we are recoginsing the contribution of 8 distinguished individuals associated with ‘Caring Friend’ for dedicating their lives for mankind."

Naresh Rawal, VP - Sales, Star Cruises (the Premium Cruise Partner at GPS 2016) announced the launch of Genting Dream at GPS. The Dream Cruises ship will make a port of call in Mumbai on its maiden voyage in November this year, he informed.
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