The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) announced earlier this year that fans of Indian Cinema could expect the 15th IIFA Celebrations to make it IIFA’s American debut in Tampa Bay, Florida in June 2014.
This week, key delegates from Visit Tampa Bay, including Mr Santiago Corrada – President and Chief Executive Officer of Visit Tampa Bay travelled to Mumbai and New Delhi to forge crucial ties before the big Weekend in June. Mr. Corrada and IIFA officials discussed a number of details ahead of IIFA’s American debut, anticipating all of the special arrangements that will need to be addressed to host India’s most celebrated business leaders and Bollywood’s A-list. Earlier this week, Corrada met with celebrated film stars, Salman Khan, Anil Kapoor, Sohail Khan and music sensation, Sonu Nigam.
Slated to make its debut in the United States, IIFA will host the 15th year of the Tata Motors IIFA Awards in Tampa Bay, Florida next year. With world-class infrastructure and facilities and having hosted myriad international concerts, events and the Super Bowl four times over, Tampa Bay is the ideal choice for the 15th IIFA Weekend & Awards. The Bay Area comprises Tampa, St. Petersburg and Clearwater, collectively referred to as Tampa Bay.
With over 1.5 million Indians and fans of Indian cinema living in the States today, come June 2014 the shores will see a large number of Indian celebrities, delegates, throngs of international media and fans from around the world.
Since its inception, the Academy’s main objective has been to develop and promote relationships between film industries and organisations across the world. A far cry from the average run-of-the-mill award show, IIFA was initiated as a pioneering effort to take Indian Cinema, something exclusively typical of India and showcase it to the world.