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PHDCCI’s Global Film Tourism Conclave is Back in Mumbai

Sixth edition to feature launch of report on film tourism in India

Turning locations into vacations will be the theme of PHDCCI’s sixth edition of Global Film Tourism Conclave being organized in Mumbai on 1 March in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism; Ministry of Information and Broadcasting; tourism boards of Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh; India Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC); film makers, tour operators and line producers from across the country.

Being held at Hotel Novotel at Juhu Beach, GFTC provides a networking platform for film commissions, tourism boards and production houses to promote their locations, incentives and services to film makers from India and abroad. The Conclave aims to encourage film shootings in India and propel tourist traffic through film locations.

A major issue that film makers face in India is non-availability of a single window clearance facility towards all filming permissions. In the previous editions of GFTC, we were able to highlight this issue and a few Indian states have started a single window clearance system. However, all state governments must consider setting up of online portals for single window clearance facility.

Shri Girish Mahajan, Tourism Minister of Maharashtra has been invited as the Chief Guest. Ms. V. Vidyavathi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Ms. Jayashree Bhoj, Principal Secretary, Tourism, Maharashtra have been invited as Guests of Honour.

Senior officials from the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India, Film Facilitation Office and National Film Development Corporation will speak at the Conclave.

PHDCCI and its Knowledge Partner- KPMG will jointly release a Report on Film Tourism titled ‘Transforming Location into Vacation’. The report aims to spark a dialogue, inspire action and contribute to the realization of India’s film tourism potential.

Global participation at the Conclave will be through consulate officials from Argentina, Belarus, China, Finland, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Mexico and Sri Lanka.

Hindi film veterans Mr. Abbas Alibhai Burmawalla, Mr. Mustan Alibhai Burmawalla, better known as Abbas-Mustan; Mr. Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Mr. Rumi Jaffery will be felicitated for their contribution towards promotion of tourism through their films.

Detailed presentation on ‘Incentives for Production of Films and Official Co-Productions’ will be given by FFO India. Representatives from tourism boards like Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Malaysia, Finland among others will talk about the incentive schemes for film shootings in their destinations.

Panel discussions will be held on ‘Filming in India: Government Initiatives & State Policies’, ‘Global Best Practices: Indian Cinema’s contribution in development of Film Tourism overseas’ and ‘Looking beyond the usual: Role of stakeholders in creating new itineraries’.

The Conclave is being held under the leadership of Mr. Anil Parashar, Chair – Tourism & Hospitality Committee, PHDCCI and Executive Director, Interglobe Technology Quotient; and Mr. Rajan Sehgal, Co-Chair – Tourism & Hospitality Committee, PHDCCI and Founder & Advisor, Teleporters Travel Solutions.

 

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