India Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions Market

India Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions Market is Expected to be Flourished by Growing corporate sector


The India meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) industry refers to a sector that includes business events such as meetings, incentives, conferences, and exhibitions. The MICE segment provides effective platforms for businesses, academic institutions, and government organizations to network, learn and engage with each other. MICE events play a crucial role in promoting industries and destinations internationally as a meeting place for global exchange of ideas. The MICE business involves a wide array of goods and services such as event management, audiovisual equipment, catering, transportation, venue construction and design and destination management. The India MICE market also includes associations and non-profit organizations that leverage business events as a platform to further their social and advocacy objectives. The India MICE market has witnessed robust growth over the past decade driven by rapid economic expansion, rising disposable incomes, globalization of Indian companies and growing influence of India on the global economic landscape.

The India MICE Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 3.81 Bn in 2024 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 13% over the forecast period 2024 to 2031, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.

Market Dynamics

One key driver for the growth of the India MICE market is the growing corporate sector in India. India has emerged as one of the fastest growing economies in the world supported by a democratic political system, a large English-speaking workforce, robust infrastructure and a favorable investment environment. The Indian corporate sector has expanded significantly over the past decade driven by rapid industrialization, Globalization of Indian firms, growing FDI inflows and rise of domestic conglomerates. As corporate activities increase in India, so does the demand for effective platforms from companies to network, collaborate and strengthen business partnerships through MICE events. The flourishing corporate ecosystem in India provides ample opportunities for growth of the MICE industry over the coming years. Additionally, growing influence of India on the global economic stage has enhanced the country’s brand value as a MICE destination, further propelling market revenues.

Segment Analysis
The India Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions Market size is dominated by corporate meetings, incentives, and conferences segment. This segment accounts for over 50% of the total market revenue as large enterprises spend considerable funds in hosting conferences, exhibitions and events to boost business development and employee engagement. Corporate events allow companies to strengthen client relationships, motivate employees, and showcase their products and services on a large platform. Within the corporate segment, annual leadership conferences held by IT firms dominate the market.

PEST Analysis
Political: The government frameworks related to tourism promotion supports the growth of the MICE industry. Favorable visa policies boost foreign tourist arrivals.

Economic: Growing GDP and disposable income drives domestic business travel and M&ICE activities. Significant economic reforms positively impact corporate spending on branding events.

Social: Urban population growth, social media influence and an increasing affluent middle class drive demand for aspirational MICE travel experiences.

Technological: Digitalization enables virtual and hybrid event formats. Advanced technologies facilitate online attendee registrations and venues management.

Key Takeaways
The India Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions Market is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period of 2024 to 2031 supported by rising business activities in the country.

The southern region holds the largest share in the India MICE market currently due to the presence of major domestic and international MICE destinations such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Chennai. These cities offer advanced infrastructure and connectivity to host large-scale conferences and events.

Key players operating in the India Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions Market are Terumo Corporation, Medtronic PLC, Abbott Laboratories, Abiomed Inc., Teleflex Incorporated, Maquet GmbH, BerlinHeart GmbH, and others. Over the recent past years, the prominent players are seen focusing on strategic collaborations and partnership with local venue operators to further strengthen their presence in the India MICE space. Some of the major chains of MICE and convention centers are entering into long term management contracts with international hotel brands and event organizers.

1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
2. We have leveraaged AI tools to mine information and compile it