MINISTRY OF COMMERCE & INDUSTRY GOVT. OF INDIA and ICSI- INT.CHAMBER FOR SERVICE INDUSTRY ORGANIZED AN INTERNATIONAL CINEMATIC TOURISM PROMOTION INTERACTION FOR PROMOTION OF NORTHEAST REGION OF INDIA AND ASEAN COUNTRIES WITH MEDIA ENT. INDUSTRY
Under the Dynamic leadership of our Hon’ble Prime Minister and Act East Policy, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt of India and the ICSI- International Chamber for Service Industry organized an International Conference & Display- “Cinematic Tourism: Destination North East India for Media Entertainment Industry” with ASEAN Countries Heads at Mumbai.
The event commenced with Inauguration ceremony by releasing the Route Map of North East State by Ministry Officials, Key Speakers from Media Entertainment Industry & ASEAN countries
Guest of honor were :-
Speakers on the dais were Sushant Singh, Aashish Singh ,JD Majethia ,Sanjay Chhel, Luke Kenny ,Soumini Paul, T.P Agarwal ,Rahul Mitra, Kalpana Lajmi , Jahnu Barua ,Mehul Kumar, Tanuj Garg, Gurpreet Kaur Chadha, Dhananjay Singh, Chaitanya Padukone, Sunita Bhuyan, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Jyoti Kalash.
The Dias was graced by big wigs from the Media entertainment Industry as Cinematic Tourism has tremendous potential to give boost to Indian economy, promote Northeast region tourism, and generate large foreign exchange, direct and indirect employment opportunities for the untapped existing potential of our northeast region of the country and many more such avenues. There was a special confluence of ASEAN Countries heads on this occasion, to promote Cinematic tourism.
Followed by a 3 section Panel Discussion divided into Films, TV and Studio.
11:30 – 1:00PM– Inaugural Session : Session on Cinematic Tourism with JS- Min. of Commerce Industry, Govt of India, Ambassadors/ High Commissioners/ Counsel Generals of ASEAN Countries in India & Film Production Houses highlighting the industry demands and suggestions for NER(I) & ASEAN Region.
2 – 3 PM-Panel Discussion : Session on needs of Television Industry for NER(I)-ASEAN with Television Production Houses
Tea will be served during the Session
3 – 4 PM– Panel Discussion III : Session on Animation & Digital Technology for M&E Industry in NER(I)-ASEAN with Advertisement, 2D/3D Animation. Post Production and VFX Studios
4 – 4-30 pm – Open House
4.30 – 4.45 pm – Recognition and Honours
4.45- 5 pm– Summing up and closing remarks by Joint Sec Min. of Commerce & Industry, GoI and dispersal.
The elaborated discussion was attended by the big wigs of Bollywood and Television fraternity Smita Gondkar, Shweta Khanduri, Dj Sheizwood, Prashant Virendra Sharma, Champak Jain, Surya Prakash Sharma Chairman of Molad Group, Rani Hazarika. Throwing some light and keeping in view, Min. Of Commerce & Industry , Govt. of India has taken initiative to promote Cinematic Tourism with ICSI- Int. Chamber for Service Industry and to deliberate on following:
Shri Sudhanshu Pandey, Joint Sec. Min. of Commerce gave the complete road map on how Min. of Commerce and Industry, is working in the direction to promote NER and ASEAN for service industry with a special segment of Media- Entertainment Industry. He also highlighting no. of initiatives which have been taken in this regard.
Dr Gulshan Sharma, Director General at International Chamber for Service Industry (ICSI) said “The main reason for this conference was to reach out to all the people of the specific industry and bring in collective efforts towards making North East India Cinematic tourism a big success along with ASEAN countries. The chamber would also like to understand, the demand of the Media-Ent industry, if the Northeast region of India is to be promoted . Besides, eminent people from Northeast region from the industry and govt. also participated in the event to share their views on the NER region besides ASEAN diplomats.
Mr. Sudhanshu Pandey Joint Sec. Min. of Commerce says, “It’s an honor to have the entire film & television fraternity be a part of Cinematic Tourism 2017. We invite them to the north east side of India to explore the locations & give a glimpse of the beauty of the cities. I thank each and everyone for being a part of this conference.”
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