Atithi Devo Bhava, “A Guest equals God”, thus an Indian saying that captures the dynamic of the host–guest relationship. This probably explains why India is one of the most enchanting destinations for tourists from all around the world. And thanks to its world class hotels and the development of its infrastructure, it is also one of the top MICE - Meeting, Incentives, Conferencing, and Exhibitions - destinations. Our chosen venues - the New Delhi based Oberoi and Taj hotels - are world class, exuding professionalism and true, legendary Indian warmth and hospitality at the same time.
India equates innovation. The number zero and pi (π), chess, diamond mining and shampoo all originated in India. And the subcontinent is home to nearly 90,000 types of animals, including over 350 mammals, 1,200 bird species and 50,000 plant species.
Ayurvedic medicine i.e. “Ayurveda” for short is one of the world's oldest holistic (“whole-body”) healing systems. It was developed more than 3,000 years ago in India. It's based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between the mind, body, and spirit.
All these features make India a Unique Country in the World, or, to put it in the words of Incredible India: “What makes India stand out from any other destination is the myriad of experiences it offers. This is one land where the ancient and the modern co-exist. India has everything that a visitor wants to experience and offers people a complete holiday, both physically and mentally. This is perhaps the reason why we have so many repeat visitor.”
Feel yourself at home in the country of born linguists. The average Indian speaks at least four languages. Most people are fluent in English and Hindi besides several foreign languages, making its capital, Delhi, the perfect destination for international conferences.
Watch Groningen Declaration Network (GDN) 2020 Annual meeting sessions online!
The GDN 2020 Annual Meeting in Delhi, India was cancelled due to the impact of the worldwide COVID-19 issue. Country and institution-specific travel restrictions had already started to make travel for many of our registrants and some speakers impossible or inadvisable. The health and safety of our partners is our primary concern. Therefore, as a precaution, and in an effort to help safeguard the well being of all participating in the event, making this decision was unavoidable.
To facilitate the sharing of ground-breaking ideas related to equitable, digital learner mobility and recognition, the GDN will bring the conference content to the World as online, interactive webinars. Please join us as we continue to innovate into the future! Check back here for details about the series of upcoming interactive talks and panel discussions.
President & Chair, Annual Meeting Organizing Committee 2020