India Telco 2013 will be held in the F.C. Kohli Auditorium at IIT Bombay on Dec. 16-17, 2013. India Telco 2013 will be located in Mumbai (formerly called Bombay) on the western coast of India.
Mumbai is a collection of 7 islands reclaimed to form one unified landmass of about 60km in length and is about 15km wide. It is serviced by all major airlines from Europe, North America and Asia Pacific region. The city of Mumbai is known as the financial as well as entertainment capital of India. It contributes to about 60+% in terms of national tax earning as well as is home to a large number of business houses amongst which are the Tatas, Reliance etc. The city of Mumbai also has two excellent research institutions – the Indian Institute of Technology Bombay and the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR).
Getting there from:
United States: Non-stop direct flights by Delta (Delta16/17), Air India and Jet Airways are available daily from JFK. All other major US cities have flights to Mumbai (Airport Code BOM). All European carriers (Lufthansa, British Airways, KLM, Air France ) service all major US cities and have daily connections to Bombay.
United Kingdom: As many as 8 non-stop flights run between London Heathrow (LHR) and Bombay (BOM), including 2 by British Airways, 2 by Virgin Atlantic, 2 by Jet Airways and others.
Europe: All major European cities fly non-stop to Bombay. These non-stop flights include: Lufthansa from Frankfurt, KLM from Amsterdam, Alitalia from Milan, Air France from Paris, Aeroflot flies non-stop from Moscow.
Middle East: Most of the middle eastern nations have direct and daily flights to Mumbai. These include: El Al from Tel Avis, Gulf Air, Emirates, Turkish Airways from Istanbul and Kuwait Air.
Asia Pacific: A wide range of choice is available from the Pan-Asian region: Air India services China, while China Airlines has code sharing agreement with several carriers. Thai Airlines from Bangkok, Cathay Pacific from Hongkong, Malaysian Airlines, and Air India service Japan. Qantas has three flights in a week non-stop to Sydney and Singapore Airlines has 2 flights in a day non-stop to Singapore.
If you need additional information pertaining to reaching Bombay, please contact Sarvesh Bidkar.
Getting from the airport to the conference venue
The conference registration includes a free pick-up from the airport to any hotel within Mumbai on the 15th and 16th of December. To avail this service, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your full name, organization name and registration details (confirmation number) and arrival details (flight number, date, time). A chauffeur will pick you outside the airport just after you clear customs. Look for your name on a white placard.
Local currency is rupees (INR). All major credit cards (Visa, MC, Ammex) are accepted by vendors. Gratuity is not typically included in a check. Tips typically do not exceed 10% of the total amount.