Sri Lanka

Meetings, Incentives, Conventions & Exhibitions

It’s an important industry because MICE visitors are usually on business and often spend more than leisure travellers.

Meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions, or Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, and Events (MICE) is a type of tourism in which large groups, usually planned well in advance, are brought together for a particular purpose.

Meeting – Is a general term indicating the coming together of a number of people in one place, to confer or carry out a particular activity. Meeting planners and other meeting professionals may use the term “meeting” to denote an event booked at a hotel,convention center or any other venue dedicated to such gatherings.

Incentive – Meeting event as part of a programme which is offered to its participants to reward a previous performance.

Conference – Participatory meeting designed for discussion, fact-finding, problem solving and consultation. As compared with a congress, a conference is normally smaller in scale and more select in character – features which tend to facilitate the exchange of information. The term “conference” carries no special connotation as to frequency. Though not inherently limited in time, conferences are usually of limited duration with specific objectives.

Exhibition – Events at which products and services are displayed.

There has been an industry trend towards using the term ‘meetings industry’ to avoid confusion from the acronym. On the other hand industry educators are recommending the use of “events industry” to be an umbrella term for the vast scope of the meeting and events profession.

Recently, there has been an industry driven initiative to not use the “MICE Market” label and instead say “The Meetings Industry” which encompasses all the above. The Meetings Industry consists of a broad range of organizers, suppliers and facilities engaged in the development and delivery of meetings, conferences, exhibitions and other related events which are held in order to achieve a range of professional, business, cultural or academic objectives.

The activities of the Meetings Industry are an increasingly significant element in the future growth of the global economy, an essential part of the spread of knowledge and professional practices and a key factor in building better understanding and relations amongst different regions and cultures.

Specifically, the Meetings Industry is a key component of the knowledge economy, acting as a vehicle for business, professional and academic communities to achieve the interactions required to effect the knowledge transfer, collaboration and information dissemination that is the primary purpose of these events.

Sri Lanka is very well known in our incentive and Conference Market for it being probably the most economical Venue for conferences and incentives. Sri lanka although a small Island, has some great variety of scenery and Culture. Due to the boom of tourism Industry in sixties and seventies there were a large No. of International standard, Deluxe hotels were built but they couldn’t keep all the hotels occupied due to the troubles in its Northern region of Jafna.

Hence a big surplus of rooms was created in the country which has brought the costs substantially down. From 2009 the troubles in the north have settled and Sri Lanka is back on the track of being a world destination again.

All the hotels in Sri Lanka now look towards the incentive and conference markets to fill their rooms. They have been very successful in it. Srilankans are very friendly people they make all efforts possible to to please their guests . Beside that all the hotels are quite well organized and offer very good service. On a conference or an incentive you have a large variety of things you can do in Sri Lanka . Travel & Culture services can organize a memorable event or conference.

We offer following MICE services for corporate companies and conference organizers
1. Airport Transfers
2. Hotel Booking
3. Theme based Dinner or entertainment activity
4. Creative team building games and sports
5. Management of visas etc.
6. Organization of special lectures from among the top universities and institution for your conference
7. Organize special adventure activities
8. Booking or train and transport in the Island

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)

Bandaranaike Memorial International Conference Hall (BMICH)

CREATING MEMORIES THAT LAST, FOR OVER FOUR DECADES AND COUNTING.

An iconic landmark venue, a combination of versatility, functionality, prestige, ambience and star class service, BMICH is a one stop destination for hosts and guests allowing the creation of an outstanding setting for a wide range of events and occasions.

Blending timeless sophistication with modern elegance, we will make your event a spectacular experience that will be truly unforgettable.

Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC)

Sri Lanka Exhibition and Convention Centre (SLECC)

In 1994 the launch of Pico operations in Sri Lanka marked a significant move in the economic development of the country. Pico is incorporated in Sri Lanka under the approval of the Board of Investment (BOI) and is an active member of the MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions) industry, spearheaded by Sri Lanka Convention Bureau (SLCB) under the aegis of the Ministry of Tourism.

In Sri Lanka Pico owns and operates the largest custom-built venue – Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Center, which consists of 4,000 sq.m. of column-free fully air-conditioned space and is strategically located in the heart of Colombo, with a mere walking distance to all major hotels, Colombo Port and Financial and Business Institutions. Pico backed by highly trained teams, provides all aspects of business services such as Venue management, Exhibition/Event management, Conference management, Organising of Trade & Consumer Exhibitions, Seminars, Project implementation and administration, etc.

Excel World Entertainment Park

Excel World Entertainment Park

Providing happiness and joy to friends and family since the late ‘90s, the Excel World Entertainment Park has become a mainstay in the hearts of the urban folk of Colombo, due to the number of entertainment attractions it boasts of. Possessing a gaming arcade, a children’s play park and even a bowling alley to name but a few of the notable attractions, this amusement park in Colombo caters to individuals of all ages.

The Excel World Entertainment Park has long been associated with fun and joy and has etched its way to the hearts of individuals of varying ages, with the number of fun attractions it possesses such as the children’s play park, gaming zone, pool parlour, bowling alley and even movie theaters.

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