INCA recognises, supports and promotes bar and nightlife in India, making it an integral part of the evolving changes in society. 

India Nightlife Convention And Awards (INCA) that was incepted last year by Kickstart Entertainment and National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), now launch into their second edition taking place at the Four Seasons Hotel, Worli, Mumbai on 30th September and 1st October. The event is truly defined by its service to the industry, of the industry and for the industry.

The second edition of INCA is brought to you by National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) and Kickstart Entertainment in association with Budweiser and Johnnie Walker.

Aman Anand, Director of Kickstart Entertainment says, We were heartened and surprised by the
unexpected success of the first edition, and that has only made us more focused on ensuring this property grows exponentially with each passing year. We are bringing this event together and helping it grow by using our own network to add some global perspective to the event, such as hand picking nightlife trailblazers and international speakers to come and hold sessions, thereby taking it up a notch.”

INCA as a property is responsible for recognising and promoting the nightlife and restaurant industry and has been the helm of its cause in doing so. The two-day national business convention encompasses of workshops and panels with some of the industry’s most influential entrepreneurs and specialists.

Riyaaz Amlani, President, NRAI says, Nightlife is an integral part of the cultural landscape of our country, and the NRAI is absolutely thrilled to support INCA in their endeavour to recognize and celebrate thought leadership in this space. Nightlife not only promotes tourism but it also plays a pivotal role in creating the cultural perception of a city or a country across the globe. It provides the push which is essential to any burgeoning city’s economy and livability index. Last but not least, going out is demographic agnostic and thereby highly inclusive, making it a bigger propeller for change.”

NRAI and INCA share the singular vision of elevating Indian cities to become cultural hubs, and hot-spots of tourist attraction not only to the Indian audience but to the International audience as well. The Indian Nightlife Convention and Awards, will begin with the convention that will host international speakers and workshops, and will culminate with the Awards ceremony where the top nominee under each category will be awarded.

Kartikeya Sharma, Marketing Director, Anheuser-Busch InBev India & South East Asia says, Nightlife in Indian cities has seen a significant change over the last few years owing to the emergence of bars & venues curating new & diverse offerings for their discerning consumers. Budweiser, a brand synonymous with music has been playing a leading role by being a positive catalyst to influence this change, engaging consumers through world-class experiences. Our association with INCA in 2017 is a result of this natural convergence of shared objectives as we look to collectively foster & shape the growing contribution of the nightlife industry.”

INCA is a platform that recognises the fast evolving and rising nightlife and restaurant industry in India. With the evolving lifestyles of people mainly in the metropolitan cities of Mumbai, Pune, Delhi, Goa, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Kolkata, the presence of INCA as a platform is vital.

To participate, Bars can enrol themselves, and the public can vote for their favourite nightspot. The jury comprises of prominent members, from the industry who have been carefully selected from the most happening regions of the country. The entire process of reviewing and tabulating the votes and results will be done by the worlds most credible professional auditors, Ernst & Young.


Date: 30th September & 1st October

VenueThe Ballroom in Hotel Four Seasons in Worli, Mumbai.

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