Special Events and Campaigns

Emerging Kerala 2012

A flagship Global Connect programme of the Kerala government held in 2012, it was one of the most talked about events of the year in India. More than 4,500 delegates took part in the meet, including business representatives from 36 countries, heads of states, foreign dignitaries and global corporate leaders.

Coir Kerala -2012, 2013, 2014

Coir Kerala is an annual international trade expo on coir and natural fibres conducted in February by Kerala's Department of Coir to strengthen the state's largest cottage industry. It is held in the coir industry heartland of Alappuzha and attracts hundreds of delegates for around India and abroad.

Amritavarsham 60

Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi's 60th birthday was celebrated in September 2013 with a number of programmes including a world peace prayer, global summit on development, launch of voluntary service projects and seminars on knowledge and spirituality.


Surakshaayanam, an exhibition and international workshop on Disaster Risk Reduction and Contingency Planning was jointly organized by the Department of Revenue & Disaster Management in partnership with Kerala State Disaster Management Authority and the Institute of Land & Disaster Management in March 2012.

Grand Kerala Shopping Festival 2012-13

Grand Kerala Shopping Festival is an annual project of the Department of Tourism, organised in association with the departments of Industries & Commerce, Finance and Local Self Government with an objective of developing Kerala as a shopping destination.

Gender Park Launch of 'She Taxi'

She Taxi, India's first government-backed taxi service operated by women and for women, was launched in November 2013 in Thiruvanathapuram. She Taxi is a project initiated by Gender Park, an institution under the state's Department of Social Justice working for gender equity.

Spice Coast Open

India's first national surfing competition, the Spice Coast Open, was held in Kovalam, Kerala from May 3-5, 2013. Organised by the Surfing Federation of India (SFI), the national governing body for the sport, with the support of Kerala Tourism, the Spice Coast Open featured more than 100 Indian and foreign participants.

World Plumbing Conference

The 10th World Plumbing Conference, the largest global gathering of plumbing experts and professionals, was held in New Delhi in November 2013.

Global Health Care Summit

A three-day Global Healthcare Summit (GHS) was organised by the Association of American Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) in Kochi in January 2013


The Kasyapa Veda Research Foundation (KVRF) conducted North Malabar's first-ever Somayagam, a Vedic ritual aimed at ushering in global peace and harmony, in Kozhikode in February 2014.

K K Sarachandra Bose's Bharat Yatra on Caste Eradication

NRI social activist K K Sarachandra Bose, an eminent lawyer of international standing, took up a pioneering 50-day Bharat Yatra in June 2014 to spread his message against casteism. Dubai-based Bose has served a mandatory notice on the Government of India to eradicate the caste system by 2014.

Coir Board Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

The Coir Board is a statutory body that functions under the Union Ministry for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises marked its 60th year in 2013 with a number of programmes culminating in the diamond jubilee celebrations in November.

Magic of Hands

Magic of Hands national level painting competition for students of class VI to IX held in connection with the 12th Triennial Congress of International Federation of Societies for Surgery of Hand (IFSSH) and the 9th Triennial Congress of the International Federation of Societies for Hand Therapy (IFSHT) in New Delhi in March 2013.

Roundtable meeting on EU Timber Regulation

The European Forest Institute (EFI), in association with CAPEXIL and the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH) held a roundtable meeting in New Delhi in April 2013 to create awareness among all stakeholders on the EU Timber Regulation (EUTR).

International Conference on Travel Technology (ICTT)

India's first International Conference on Travel Technology (ICTT) was organised in Kovalam from June 7-9, 2013 by the Association of Tourism Trade Organizations, India (ATTOI) with the support of Kerala's Department of Tourism.

International Conference on Responsible Tourism

An International Conference on Responsible Tourism was organised by the Department of Tourism in association with RTSchool@KITTS at Kumarakom from June 27-29, 2013.

National Level Advocacy Workshop on Cross-Border Migrants in India

CARE India conducted a National Level Advocacy Workshop on Cross-Border Migrants in India as part of its ambitious EMPHASIS project, which aims to reduce incidence of HIV and AIDS among migrants to Indian from Nepal and Bangladesh in New Delhi in June 2013.

OreTeam's Annual Conference, Bangalore

OreTeam's conference on Rebuilding Karnataka's Iron Ore Mining & Steel Making Capabilities, July 2012

International Merlin Award for Magic 2011

Renowned magician Gopinath Muthukad was honoured with the International Merlin Award, dubbed as Magic's Oscar, in 2011. He received the award from the International Magicians Society in June 2011.

Magic Planet Announcement

The Thiruvananthapuram-based Academy of Magical Sciences, headed by renowned magician Gopinath Muthukad, announced the establishment of the world's first Magic Mansion in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala. Magic Planet was unveiled to the public in February 2014.

Joy Alukkas' Think Pink Campaign

In October 2013, the Joy Alukkas group launched the not-for-profit 'Think Pink' initiative in Kochi in partnership with the Cochin Cancer Society to reinforce and build awareness for the fight against breast cancer.

Joy Alukkas' Launch of Gold Tower 2013

Joyalukkas Lifestyle Developers announce the launch of their maiden venture, the Gold Tower -- A Premium Residential Project in Kochi -- in December 2013.

Kerala Artisans' Development Corporation

Kerala Artisans' Development Corporation (KADCO) put up a magnificent stall at the Indian Fashion Jewellery & Accessories Show (IFJAS), a three-day event in Greater Noida in July 2014. KADCO, which functions under the Government of Kerala, has items ranging from nano to big in five broad categories of artisanship at the IFJAS.

The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, 40th Anniversary

The Trivandrum Branch of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) celebrated its 40th Anniversary in April 2012.

Hurun India Rich List 2012, 2013

The annual Hurun India Rich List, published by Hurun Report India, has become one of the most important yardsticks to measure the wealth of our richest people and the country's wealth.

Partner Kerala 2014

The Department of Urban Affairs (DUA), Government of Kerala,organised an investors’ meet in February 2014 with the objective of developing basic infrastructure in major cities through public-private partnership. The two-day ‘Partner Kerala’ Urban Development Meet was held at The Taj Gateway Hotel, Marine Drive in Kochi on February 24 and 25.

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