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IGF 2008 - INDIA. 3 rd – 6 th December 2008 THE VENUE – CITY OF HYDERABAD AT HICC ( HYDERABAD INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION CENTRE). Where is Hyderabad? Hub of India and equidistant between Dubai & Singapore Hence strategic location between financial and development hubs. Frankfurt.

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igf 2008 india
IGF 2008 - INDIA

3rd – 6th December 2008





Where is Hyderabad?

Hub of India and equidistant between Dubai & Singapore

Hence strategic location between financial and development hubs


7 ½ Hours

2 Hours


4 ½ Hours

New Delhi

Hong Kong

5 Hours


1 Hour



4 ½ Hours

8 ½ Hours


  • Fifth largest city in India
  • 400 years old - Exemplifies modern as well traditional India
  • Renowned monuments, mosques and bazaars
  • Famous as the hub for IT, Biotech and Pharma industries in the country
  • Convention Capital of India
  • More than 5,000 hotel rooms in the City
hyderabad capital of state of andhra pradesh
Hyderabad ( Capital of State of Andhra Pradesh )

General Information Area : 259 sq. miles Population : 8 million Rain Fall : 89 cm ( June to Sept ) Summer Temp : Max. : 40º C

Min. : 20° C

Winter : Max 20° C

Min. 13.8° CDecember Temp :Max 24º C

Min 16° C

Tourist Seasons : June to February STD Code : 91- 040

new international airport
New International Airport
  • Located 30 minutes drive from HICC
  • Ready in 2008 (First flight Mar 2008)
  • Purpose built for the A380 aircraft
  • The development of the airport and surrounding infrastructure would involve a modular pattern and would consist of the airport terminal building, a 10,000­sqft ‘airport village’, cargo and warehousing complex, a mini golf club, commercial complexes and hotels.
flight services
Flight Services
  • 9 Domestic and 11 international airlines already fly direct into Hyderabad.
  • Including Lufthansa, Emirates, Singapore Airlines, KLM, Thai Airways, Indian, Jet Airways, Qantas Airlines, Saudi Airways, Etihad Airways, Malaysian Airlines, US carriers such as American Airlines, and Asian carriers such as JAL, Korean Airways, Cathay Pacific Airlines are scheduled for market entry in 2008 along with British Airways in 2009.
  • Perfect geographic positioning with travel 8-10 hours travel time from the heart of Europe and a 4-5 hrs from the heart of Asia/ Middle East.
  • One can travel and arrive same day from most destinations across the world, bringing down the opportunity cost.
hyderabad andhra pradesh india

Direct Flights to

Hyderabad from :









New York




New York










International Airlines

British Airways


Singapore Airlines

Thai Airways


Qatar Airways

Malaysian Airways


Air India

Jet Airways

And Many More

Hyderabad - Andhra Pradesh - India

Many International flights connect to New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and other cities which are very well connected to the city of Hyderabad.

hicc physical infrastructure
HICC Physical Infrastructure
  • Built across a 15-acre landscaped environment
  • Pillar-free internal hall of net 6,480 sq.meters which can be partitioned into six halls
  • Accommodates 400 tables in Banquet setting and 6000 in Cocktail
  • 6500 sq meters pre function area
  • Sound proof mobile operable walls covered with teak and silk
  • Inbuilt rear projection capacity
  • Inbuilt sound systems
  • Automated telescopic tiered seating for 2500
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HICC Physical Infrastructure
  • Dimmable halogen lights across the entire facility
  • Cat walking facility
  • Simultaneous Interpretation capacity for 12 languages
  • 100 rigging points provided on the ceiling can hold weight of 1000 kgs each
  • International standard exhibition capacity with fully equipped service pits at every 6 meters in the hall (power, water, outflow/waste, cables and phone lines )
  • Floor loading - 20,000kg per sq.meters
  • Ceiling height of 12.5 meters
hicc highlights
HICC Highlights
  • Cutting edge design features including environmental sustainable practices
  • 287 rooms Novotel Hyderabad adjacent to HICC
  • 12.5 Meters High free ceiling height with catwalks and mobile operable walls
  • Private workspace for organizers and their guests
  • In-built power back-up generation capability
  • 1000+ car parking base
  • Huge Loading docks
  • 24/7 security with CC TVs
hicc inbuilt audio visual
HICC Inbuilt Audio Visual
  • Sound Reinforcement system
  • Auto dome CCD Cameras for capturing live video of the stage proceedings and project on the main screen display.
  • Video Distribution of the proceedings of the Hall to the entire Convention Centre through various Plasmas & TVs placed at selected locations/rooms.
  • State-of-art Digital Congress Network, equipped with Chairman & Delegate microphone units enables conferences & discussion seminars.
  • DVD Recorders enable recording & storage of all the interpreted languages or floor language along with video directly on the DVDRs.


  • All aspects in regards to security as per international standards
  • Access control system - 24x7 physical security
  • CCTV surveillance internal and external
  • Easy access to emergency services- paramedics, police and fire brigade
  • Baggage scanner on request
  • Crowd control system
  • Hand held detector and door frame metal detector


  • Fully trained fire fighters as part of First Reaction Team and Emergency Response Team
  • Building evacuation control - 32 fire exits
  • Latest technology in smoke detectors, fire alarm systems and sprinkler systems
  • Traffic management system - HICC works hand in hand with Cyberabad Police & Govt. agencies
hotels envisaged usd 150 250
Hotels Envisaged (USD 150-250)
  • Novotel HICC : 150 rooms
  • Novotel Shamshabad

(adjacent to new airport : 200 rooms)

  • Ista : 80 rooms
  • Ella Compass : 70 rooms
  • Taj Deccan : 75 rooms
  • Taj Krishna : 75 rooms
  • Taj Banjara : 50 rooms
hotels envisaged usd 50 1 25 travel time by coach to venue 25 min
Hotels Envisaged (USD 50 -1 25 )( Travel time by coach to venue - 25 min)
  • Tara Residency : 20
  • Kasani GR : 40
  • Luxor : 20
  • Ohri’s Banjara : 20
  • Other Budget hotels : 250
  • Service apartments : 350

Rooms & SuitesA choice of studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom suites is available, depending on space and family requirements.

Modern amenities include keycard security, individually controlled air- conditioning, Wi-Fi and broadband Internet, 32" LCD, DVD player, equipped kitchenette (for suites), minibar / fridge, personal safe and bed size options. Live where you work and play


Luxor Inn (Budget Hotel)

Located at Madhapur, in HITECH , The Luxor Inn, houses 32 fully furnished luxury rooms spread across 4 floors, located in the heart of the Hi-Tech city - Close to everything that matters. Elegantly furnished with everything from air-conditioned rooms to a well-equipped kitchenette, Wi-fi internet access, business lounge and more, The Luxor Inn is professionally maintained with round-the-clock service.

extensive local attractions
Extensive Local Attractions


Hyderabad is almost synonymous with the Charminar. Build by Mohammed Quli Qutb Shah, the founder of Hyderabad, in 1591 at the centre of the original city layout. Charminar lies in its entire splendor in the middle of Lad-Bazaar – Hyderabad’s famous bangle destination. The monument is illuminated in the evenings.

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Extensive Local Attractions

Golconda Fort

Golconda is one of the most famous forts of India. The name comes from the Telugu words ‘Golla Konda’ meaning ‘Shepherd’s Hill’. Golconda was originally a mud fort, which was rebuilt by the first three Qutb Shahi kings over a period of 62 years. The fort is well known for its acoustics among other attractions like the palaces. The exclusive Sound & Light Show takes you right back in time.

shopping delight for delegates
Shopping Delight for Delegates

Hyderabadi pearls & bangles

Pearls from all over the world are said to come to Hyderabad, because the artisans here are skilled in piercing and stringing pearls without damaging them. Hyderabad was a princely state and a very rich one too! The royal patronage beckoned many a craftsman from the Arabian Gulf, where rare original pearls are found in abundance.

Zardozi - Embroidery Work

A Specialty of Hyderabad is zardozi (Silk thread and cord) embroidery work. There is an amazing collection of embroidered sarees, Lacchas (Long tops paired with long skirts and dupatta), ghagra and cholis (skirt and blouse), salwar kameez and even sandals with embroidery work.

Sarees (Traditional India Attire)

Hyderabad has sarees to please every woman, in the world. Ikkat saris are the famous ones that are locally woven. However handloom sarees from all over the country are available in abundance locally.

gala reception venue chowmahalla palace
Gala Reception Venue - Chowmahalla Palace

Once regarded as the center of Hyderabad, the magnificent Chowmahalla Palace was the seat of the Asaf Jahi dynasty where the Nizams entertained their official guests and royal visitors. Built over 200 years ago, Chowmahalla is renowned for its unique style and elegance. A synthesis of many architectural styles and influences, the Palace Complex has been meticulously restored.