CONFERENCE PROGRAM 2015
The 2 Days Conference at ‘IITT-2015’brought in focus on key industry issues held in 7 concurrent sessions. The sessions were addressed by distinguished speakers from India and across the globe to be the part of the Panel of Discussion followed by interactive Q&A session between the esteemed panel and the invited B2B audience.
Innovation in Domestic Tourism & Visa on Arrival Contributing to India’s Economic Growth
Session Moderator: S.M Shervani, Ex- President FHRAI, M D Shervani Group
Panelists : Girish Shankar- Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism Govt. of India, Chairman and Managing Director of ITDC , Jay Bhatia- Chairman of Tourism Committee TAAI, Sarabjit Singh- Vice Sr. Vice President IATO, Vice Chairman FAITH, Rajan Sehgal-Chairman IGTA, Harsh Sahay Meena- IAS, MD , TTDC.
Travel Technology, Mobile Applications & Robust Websites providing real time solutions to Global Tourists
Moderator: Parikshit Sawhney -Managing Director Fore Representations & Travel Pvt. Ltd.
Panelist: Amit Madhan- Chief Operating Officer - IT & E Services, Thomas cook India, Ankush Nijhawan- Co-founder and CEO Travel Boutique Online, Avijit Arya- MD & CEO Internet Moguls, Gaurav Chiripal-CEO Quadlabs, B. Niteen-AGM Clay Telecom
How can outbound tourism compliment inbound tourism in contributing to increment in inbound Numbers?
Moderator: Guldeep Sahni-President OTOAI,
Panelists: Karan Anand, Head - Relationships & Supplier Management, Cox & Kings Ltd, Sunila Patil- Managing Director Veena World, Sanjeet Travtalk -Secretary PATA India, Susanne Pereira-Sr. Vice President – Trade Relationships & Communications Thomas Cook (India) Limited
Education in Tourism Opening New Avenues for Tourism Professionals
Moderator: Rajan Sehgal-Chairman IGTA
Panelists: Mona Cheriyan, Chief Operating Officer & Head, Human Resources, Brendan Crasto-Head Kuoni Academy, Biji Eipen National President IAAI, Mr. Kiran Yadav -Aerobiz International for Education
Contribution of Airlines towards upswing of India outbound and inbound tourism
Moderator: Essa Sulaiman Ahmad- Vice President for India and Nepal, Emirates Airlines
Panelists: Rajan Sehgal- Chairman IGTA, Karan Anand-Head - Relationships & Supplier Management Cox & Kings Ltd., Biji Eipen-President IAAI
Emerging Hospitality Industry Trend: Luxury Brands to Budget Hotels
Moderator: Hemant Mediratta -Vice President Sales, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts
Panelists: Dhanjay Saliankar- Starwood Hotels & Resorts, V.V. Giri -Regional Director Operations(South Asia),Premier Inn Suits, Mamta Pall-Director Rotana Hotels, Tajinder Singh-Regional Director Sales and Marketing, CDMS Managed Carlson Rezidor Hotel Brands, Mike Kistner, Chief Executive Officer, RezNext Global Solutions Pvt Ltd.
Analyzing the Future of MICE Tourism from an India Outbound Perspective
Moderator: Guldeep Singh Sahni- President of OTOAI
Panelists: H.E Amir Muharemi - Ambassador Croatia, Hassan Madah- Director India, Israel Ministry of Tourism, Dilpreet Madhok - Corporate Leader MNC, Daksh Sharma- Associate VP Thomas Cook India, Beatrice Dolder- Representative Geneva Tourism & Conventions in India, Hanneli Slabber -Country Representative,South African Tourism.