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InfoComm India 2017

26 – 28 September 2017
Hall 1, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon (East), Mumbai, India
  • 26 September 2017
    Tuesday

    Opening hours

    10:00AM - 6:00PM

    (Open to business visitors)
    Registration Hours

    9:30AM - 5:30PM

  • 27 September 2017
    Wednesday

    Opening hours

    10:00AM - 6:00PM

    (Open to business visitors)
    Registration Hours

    9:30AM - 5:30PM

  • 28 September 2017
    Thursday

    Opening hours

    10:00AM - 4:00PM

    (Open to business visitors)
    Registration Hours

    9:30AM - 3:30PM

  • Accommodation
    Hotel Westin Garden City

    HOTEL WESTIN GARDEN CITY

    INR Single - 12480/night, Double - 13670/night
    * The rates are inclusive of breakfast, WIFI & luxury taxes.

    Near Oberoi Mall, Goregaon(East), Mumbai

    Hotel Westin Garden City is an official hotel partner of InfoComm India 2017. It is located only 3km from the Bombay Exhibition Centre.

    Hotel Leela

    The Leela Mumbai

    INR Single - 8000/night, Double - 9000/night
    * The rates are inclusive of breakfast & luxury taxes.

    Andheri Kurla Road, Sahar, Mumbai

    The Leela Mumbai is located 10.6km from the Bombay Exhibition Centre and 2km away from the International airport

    Hotel Aura Grande

    AURA GRANDE

    INR Single - 5230/night, Double - 5890/night
    * The rates are inclusive of breakfast & luxury taxes.

    MIDC, Andheri(East), Mumbai

    Aura Grande is located just a stone’s throw away from the domestic and international airports.

    Ginger

    HOTEL GINGER

    INR Single - 4740/night, Double - 5160/night
    * The rates are inclusive of breakfast & luxury taxes.

    Andheri(East), Mumbai

    Ginger offers many services and features that cater to the needs of the business traveller.

    Keys Hotel Nestor

    KEYS HOTEL NESTOR

    INR Single - 4960/night, Double - 5225/night
    * The rates are inclusive of breakfast & luxury taxes.

    Marol, Andheri(East), Mumbai

    Keys Hotel Nestor is located near the major business and industrial areas of Andheri and the Bandra Kurla complex.

  • Tourist Info
    • Visa

      According to the Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, all foreign nationals entering India must possess a valid visa obtained from an Indian Mission or Post.

    • Climate

      India is known to be a hot tropical country. In particular, Mumbai is nestled in the west coast of India. Its weather is hot and humid throughout the year. In September, temperatures can range from 24°C to 30°C. September will also be the end of the monsoon season, so expect short and light rainfall.

    • Time zone

      India observes the India Standard Time. It is 5 hours and 30 minutes ahead of Greenwich Mean Time and Coordinated Universal Time.

    • Health

      India’s hygiene levels are improving. However, certain precautions must still be taken. Whether for consumption or brushing teeth, all water must first be boiled or filtered. Where possible, use bottled water. Check that food is freshly and properly cooked before eating. Bring some medicine with you, in case of stomach upsets.

      For ease of mind, have your vaccination shots prior to your trip. Hepatitis, polio, typhoid, varicella, Japanese B encephalitis, meningitis and rabies vaccinations are recommended. Check with your doctor for current medical advisory. It is recommended that you get accident and medical insurance coverage before departing for India.

    • Safety

      India is a relatively safe country. Travellers should still beware of scams, pick-pockets and bag-snatchers.

    • people

      India is home to 1.27 billion people. They have a warm and pleasant disposition, and are especially kind to tourists.

    • language

      Reuters reports that Indians speak 780 languages. The more common languages include Hindi, Tamil and Punjabi. Many locals are fluent in English so there should be no communication barriers. However, learning some basic phrases can make your stay in India smoother.

    • culture

      India is a country that celebrates diversity. It is one of the world’s most religiously-rich nations. Every year, festivals such as Diwali are huge spectacles. Also thriving is the arts sector. Bollywood, which is nestled in Mumbai, has gained much eminence over the years. Its productions have made it all over the world.

    • Food

      India offers a multitude of traditional cuisines that will excite the palate. Made with a blend of spices, the dishes can be overly spicy for first-time visitors. Flatbreads and rice usually accompany the main dishes, and help tame the spiciness.

    • liquor

      Liquor in India is generally sold at liquor stores, restaurants, hotels, bars, pubs, clubs and discos. The legal drinking age is 25 years.

    • ETIQUETTE

      When eating or passing objects to someone, be sure to use only your right hand. The left hand is considered unclean. Before entering a temple, mosque or house, remove your shoes as a sign of respect. Public displays of affection are not encouraged.

    • GETTING AROUND

      India has a well-established transport network like any other modern city. It also offers interesting transport options such as auto and human-powered rickshaws. It is best that you agree on the fare before starting the journey. The roads in India are congested, so renting a bicycle might be a wiser choice if you are planning a day of free-and-easy sightseeing.

    • BUSINESS HOURS

      Operating hours of establishments vary. The following is a rough guide.

      Government:
      Monday – Friday, 1000 hours – 1700 hours
      For some, Saturday, 0930 hours – 1200 hours

      Offices:
      Monday – Friday, 0930 hours – 1800 hours
      For some, Saturday, 0930 hours – 1200 hours

      Banks:
      Monday – Friday, 1000 hours – 1400 hours
      Saturday, 1000 hours – 1230 hours

      Shops:
      Monday – Sunday, 1000 hours – 2000 hours

    • CURRENCY

      Indian currency is called Indian rupee (INR). One rupee equals 100 paise. Coins come in denominations of 1, 2, 5 and 10 rupees. Notes come in denominations of 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 2,000 rupees. Old 500 and 1000 rupee notes are no longer considered legal tender.

    • CREDIT CARDS

      The use of credit cards is becoming increasingly popular in shops. MasterCard and Visa are the most widely-accepted cards, and can be used in upscale restaurants and hotels.

      24-hour ATMS can be found in most towns and cities. Some banks will charge a high fee for a transaction. Bringing cash may be a better option. Moneychangers are found almost everywhere, from cafes to travel agencies. When exchanging currencies, it is important to note that some bank branches may only process travellers cheques.

    • tipping

      It is a common practice for visitors to tip when service charge is not included. It is not customary to tip taxi drivers, although hotel, airport and train porters should be tipped. In restaurants, if the service of the waitstaff is good, tipping between 5% and 10% of the bill is encouraged.

    • photography

      Exercise discretion when taking photographs. Photography in temples, airports or military installations is prohibited. It is advisable to ask for permission before taking photographs of your subject. Bring your own supply of batteries, flashbulbs, films, storage cards, etc.

    • electricity

      India uses the Type D electrical plug. Electrical current is rated at 220V, AC 50 Hz. Some areas may have DC supplies. It is advisable to check before suing electrical appliances. Bring along adapters and converters, or borrow them from your hotel housekeeping. Hair dryers and irons are also readily available from hotel housekeeping.

    • news & broadcast

      Television in India is huge. It has over 800 channels that produce thousands of programmes in several languages. The country has embraced international channels such as CNN. Keeping up with the times, it also has five Internet Protocol TV platforms available for subscription.

      Print is also a critical medium in India. According to Edelman, The Times of India is the world’s largest-selling English-language daily newspaper as of 2014.

    • communication

      In towns and cities, IDD service is available at hotels. Phone cards can be easily purchased in major cities. Mobile phone users can make arrangements for roaming service.

      Internet is accessible at tourist centres, cybercafes and business centres in most cities. Free wireless connectivity is rare. Wireless or conventional broadband at 5-star hotels can be many times more expensive than at cybercafés. However, some hotels now offer WiFi.

    • useful numbers

      Should you require assistance while in India, here are some useful numbers to take note of.

      100
      101
      102
      108
      197
      Police
      Fire
      Ambulance
      Emergency response services
      Telephone Enquiry

  • Getting here

    Bombay Exhibition Centre is also known as NESCO Grounds. It is conveniently located on the Western Express Highway in Goregaon. There are numerous hotels, entertainment activities, retail shopping and sightseeing spots in its vicinity.

    Visit the Bombay Exhibition Centre website.

    Travel

    From Mumbai Airport : 20 minutes by taxi

    From Goregaon East Station : 10 minutes walk

    From Mumbai City : Bombay Exhibition Centre is well connected to all parts of Mumbai City via taxi and auto rickshaw.

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