Conference Venue

 Hyderabad International Convention Centre 

The Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC), the Colloquium venue, is managed by Accor, and is situated in Hyderabad’s HITEC city.

HICC has state-of-the-art conference facilities that includes a 6400 square meter foyer area with cloak-room facilities; a pillar-free internal hall measuring 6,480 square meters, which can seat 5000 delegates, and can be partitioned into six smaller halls. It has 37 breakout rooms, including specialized meeting rooms, speaker preparatory rooms, boardrooms; a VIP louge. HICC has state-of-the-art IT Infrastructure, design, technology, telecommunications and AV equipment; and an in-house 5-star banqueting service.

HICC was awarded the 'Best Convention Centre' National Tourism Award, by Incredible India for three years in a row. HICC is a Green Globe certified convention centre. 

Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre, the Colloquium Hotel,  is attached to the HICC and is a 5-star international business hotel with 287 rooms.  

HICC is a 30 to 45-minute drive by a dedicated expressway from the Rajiv Gandhi International Airport that is well connected to major international destinations in Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, and, through these hubs, to the rest of the world.

On-site facilities for delegates include:

A coffee shop, washrooms and restrooms, a cloak-room, speciality restaurants, ample parking facilities, a travel desk, an ATM machine, preview-rooms, free WIFI internet connectivity (for registered delegates with a unique login provided with the Colloquium kit), a computer lab with internet access, ample meeting spaces, a business centre, preview rooms, AV services, and a help desk

Off-site facilities

HICC is a 10-15 minutes' drive to shops, restaurants and other places delegates might wish to visit during colloquium timings. Apart from regular shuttle services in the mornings and evenings, a travel desk manned by Royal Travels will provide vehicles on demand to take you anywhere you may wish to go, at reasonable rates.  You may also call, or book a radio-taxi  online (MeruEasy CabsOrange Cabs,  Sky Cabs, and Yellow Cabs). These taxis need to be booked well in advance if you want them at a particular time. 

Travel Desk

Operated by Royal Travels, the oldest tour and travel operator in Hyderabad, with one of the largest fleets in South India, Royal Travels offers airport pickup and drop (INR 1200); car hire (A/C; non-A/C) for trips from HICC to Colloquium hotels (INR 350); or for longer periods of hire (16 hours / 100 km: Tata Indigo sedan INR 3200; Toyota Innova INR 4450). 

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