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HICC to host INTERSPEECH 2018 meet

Hyderabad, November 2016: Reputed for being one of South Asia’s finest convention centres over the decade of its existence, the Hyderabad International Convention Centre shall be hosting the INTERSPEECH 2018 during 2nd to 6th September, 2018.

INTERSPEECH conferences take place in the fall each year, typically lasting for 4 days. They include papers on all the scientific and technological aspects of Speech. More than 1400 participants from all over the world attend the conference and more than 700 papers are presented in oral and poster sessions. Several satellite workshops and a Scientific and Industrial Exhibition highly enrich the conferences’ content. INTERSPEECH 2018 emphasizes an interdisciplinary approach covering all aspects of speech science and technology spanning basic theories to applications. In addition to regular oral and poster sessions, the conference will also feature plenary talks by internationally renowned experts, tutorials, special sessions, show & tell sessions, and exhibits. A number of satellite events will take place immediately before and after the conference.
The theme of the conference is not only topical but also apt, “Speech Research for Emerging Markets in Multilingual Societies”. The participants of this conference from around the world will get a first-hand feel of the unique challenges of providing IT-enabled services to a large population in a multilingual society like India. 

Neil Paterson, General Manager, Novotel Hyderabad Convention Centre & HICC says, “It gives us immense pleasure signing the contract for INTERSPEECH 2018 and welcome everyone to the city of Nawabs and to HICC. India is a country (population of over 1.25 billion people) with large diversity in language, culture, food habit, etc., but unified as a single nation. HICC is proud to host this significant platform for exploiting the challenges facing the scientific community in dealing with spoken form of communication in all its aspects.”

About HICC:

Hyderabad International Convention Centre (HICC) is managed by AccorHotels, one of the world’s leading hotel operators, and is jointly owned by Emaar Properties PJSC Dubai and Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Ltd.  HICC is a purpose-built, state-of-the-art convention facility, the first of its kind in South Asia. It features an internal hall measuring 6,480 square meters that can be partitioned into six smaller halls, aside from other breakaway halls, organizers suites, VIP booths, translator booths, etc. that congress managers seek in an ideal venue. The facility has quite a few feathers in its cap. It has been the winner of the excellence award for “Best Standalone Convention Centre” for a record four times nationally and now regionally awarded by Ministry of Tourism, Government of India and Andhra Pradesh. HICC has also received the award for ‘Best Meeting & Conference Venue” at the South India Travel Awards 2015. HICC also holds ISO 14001:2014 certification.

For further information, please contact:

Monica Edara
Manager- Marketing Communications & Public Relations
NOVOTEL Hyderabad Convention Centre & HICC
Mobile : (+91) 96423 26216
Landline : (+91) 40 6682 4422
Email : monica.edara@accor.com