What is included in my registration fee?

The registration fee covers the following costs:

  • High Tea on Jan 5th
  • Lunch on Jan 6th and 7th
  • Gala Dinner and Entertainment on Jan 6th
  • Arabian Nite* on Jan 7th
  • Local transportation from hotels to conference/dinner venues and back on all three days

*Desert safari, dune bashing etc. are available at additional cost


The registration does NOT include:

  • Air tickets and/or visa
  • Hotel accomodation
  • Local sightseeing
  • Anything else not mentioned in the inclusion list above

What could be an approximate cost that I would incur if I decide to attend BGM 2017?


  Conference Pass (AED) Air Tickets (AED) Visa (AED) Airport Transfer (AED) Hotel (AED) Total (AED) Total (USD) Total (INR)
One Person 750 1,400 280 100 606 3,136 853 57,389
Two Persons 1,500 2,800 560 100 786 5,746 1,564 105,152


Air Tickets:

The above mentioned estimate is for a return ticket as received from Air India for the Delhi – Dubai sector. This is just a indicative figure to help you budget for this event.  


The above mentioned estimates are from IBIS One Central Hotel for Single and Twin occupancy for 3 Nights. Costs considered include Stay, Breakfast, WiFi, Taxes for Single & Twin Sharing and Tourism Charge. The partner hotels are offering a per night rate in the range of AED 202 to AED 500.

Airport Transfer:

We recommend that you avail the Taxi service for Airport Transfers which is very economical and will cost you around AED 150 both ways.

How do I register for BGM 2017 being held in Dubai?

Simply register online at

Can I register at the venue?

Yes, you can. However, we can’t guarantee passes for the entertainment programs and outdoor activities. Fee for spot registrations at the venue is AED 1000.

What if I am not able to register through the registration page?

If you encounter any technical difficulty in registering through the BGM Website, kindly write to us at

How do I change or add to my registration once it has been submitted?

You can log in to your account at  and make the required changes. If you encounter any technical difficulty in registering through the BGM Website, kindly write to us at

What types of passes are available?

We have four types of passes.

  • Delegate Pass for BITSians
  • Partner Pass for people accompanying the delegate
  • Recent Alumni Pass for BITSians who have graduated in 2008 or later
  • Recent Alumni Partner Pass for people accompanying such delegates

What is the dress code?

Dress code for Conference and Gala Dinner is business formals, and dress code for all fun events is smart casuals.

Are children welcome?

Yes, of course! They can join you for the entertainment events after the conference. There will be plenty of activities to keep the spouse and children engaged during the conference.

Are there any fun events for spouses and/or kids?

Yes, of course! We are planning many fun events for spouses and children. Keep a watch on the BGM 2017 website for latest updates.

How can I register as a speaker?

To register as speaker for this event, kindly write to Ms. Sandhya Prakash at and mark a copy to

What is the theme of BGM 2017?

Theme of the Conference is Innovation, Inspiration, Industry. Click here to know more.

Can I volunteer to work for this event?

Yes, we are recruiting volunteers for this event.  Kindly write to Mr. Jilani Sheikh at

Can we skip events and attend only the ones we prefer?

Yes, although we do recommend that you attend all the sessions. You never know, you might just find the inspiration for your next startup or project from one of the sessions!

Will I receive an event admission ticket?

Yes, you will be receiving a confirmation email after successful registration for the event. This email will be your admission ticket. It will also contain other important information regarding discounts, venue etc.

Will I receive a refund if I change my plans?

If you cancel your registration on or before 31st October 2016 you will be refunded the remaining amount after deduction of AED 150 towards administrative expenses. After 31st October 2016 there will be no refund.


Is the accommodation cost included in the registration fee?

No, it is not.

What options are available for Accommodation? Which are the partner hotels that are offering discounted rates to the BGM Delegates?

The following Hotels are offering Accommodation at special rates::

Hotel Options:

IBIS One Central – 3 Star Budget – Single Occupancy: AED 202

IBIS One Central – 3 Star Budget – Double Occupancy: AED 262

Imperial Suites – 3 Star Deluxe – Single/ Double Occupancy: AED 370

Ascot Hotel – 4 Star Budget – Single/ Double Occupancy : AED 400

Royal Ascot – 4 Star Deluxe – Single/ Double Occupancy : AED 500

Novotel – 4 Star Deluxe – Single Occupancy : AED 495

Novotel – 4 Star Deluxe – Double Occupancy : AED 555

Crown Plaza – 5 Star Hotel – Double Occupancy : AED 500

In addition, Hostel accommodation is also available at BITS Dubai Campus at AED 100 per day inclusive of Breakfast and WIFI

These are indicative rates and subject to change without notice. The rates are inclusive of Breakfast and WIFI. In addition, you will have to pay Tourism Dhiram at the time of check-in as indicated below:

3 Star Hotel: AED 10 per Night
4 Star Hotel: AED 15 per Night
5 Star Hotel: AED 20 per Night

Please refer to for latest updates or write to

There are chances that you may be able to get better rates from the open market in which case we suggest you go ahead and book directly with those Travel agents who are able to offer better rates.

Will there be transport provided between the venue and the hotel?

Yes, transportation will be arranged between the venue and the partner Hotels mentioned above. Please refer to for latest updates or write to


How do I sponsor this event?

Do check to see what sponsorship packages are available. If you are looking for a customized package or have queries on existing packages, kindly write to us at

How can I exhibit my products?

In order to exhibit your products, you need to be a sponsor of this event. Do check to see what sponsorship packages are available. If you are looking for a customized package or have queries on existing packages, kindly write to us at