Agenda 2023

02, 03, 04 February 2023

Mumbai, India

Agenda 2023

Day 1 | 02 February 2023
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Registration
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Inauguration of Exhibition, VIP walk-around and meet-and-greet with Exhibitors
12:00 PM - 12:45 PM
Inaugural Program & Media Briefing
Addresses by VIPs
01:00 PM - 01:30 PM
Keynote session by Saudi Tourism Authority
Richard Roberts
Vice President, Trade - APAC,
Saudi Tourism Authority
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Skift Megatrends In Travel, 2023
Megatrends is Skift's longest-running annual franchise report of the trends shaping the year ahead. For 2023, we will once again forecast top trends that will define the travel industry for the coming year. Now in its 11th year, the 2023 edition will be the definitive view of travel's long-term recovery and innovation in the post-pandemic world.
Peden Doma Bhutia
Asia Editor,
Skift
Varsha Arora
Senior Research Analyst,
Skift
04:00 PM - 04:45 PM
Key challenges and opportunities in the Emerging New World Order post-pandemic, and how tourism boards are adapting to them
Richard Roberts
Vice President, Trade - APAC,
Saudi Tourism Authority
Bahruz Asgarov
Deputy Chief Executive Officer,
Azerbaijan Tourism Board
Kathy Koyamaibole
Regional Director Asia Pacific,
Tourism Fiji
Philip Dickinson
VP International Markets,
Qatar Tourism
Moderator
Sanjiv Agarwal
Founder,
Fairfest Media
04:50 PM - 05:30 PM
The Next Billion: Understanding what Indian travellers want
Ankush Nijhawan
Co-founder,
TBO.com
Neeraj Singh Dev
Senior Vice President,
Thomas Cook
Moderator
Sanjiv Agarwal
Founder,
Fairfest Media
05:45 PM - 06:15 PM
Interactive Session on Travel, Content and Creators with Flying Beast (17M+ social media followers, 1B+ views)
Gaurav Taneja
Ritu Rathee
06:00 PM - 09:00 PM
CineLocales: Bringing Global Destinations & Locations to Indian Cinema
Day 2 | 03 February 2023
10:45 AM - 11:05 AM
Destination Presentation by Bihar Tourism
11:10 AM - 11:20 AM
Destination Presentation by Punjab Tourism
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM
Preparing for MICE in the VUCA World - organised by
Philip Dickinson
VP International Markets,
Qatar Tourism
GB Srithar
Regional Director, India, Middle East, South Asia & Africa
Singapore Tourism Board
Naresh Rawal
VP -Sales & Marketing
Resorts World Cruises
Moderator
Vinay Agarwal
Coordinator - Eastern Region,
NIMA
12:45 PM - 01:15 PM
Fireside Chat - The emergence of web3 in the travel industry
Nikhil Kulkarni
CTO,
BUK Technology
Rahul Jagtiani
Founder,
Plush Living
01:30 PM - 02:00 PM
Panel Discussion: Trends that will shape Indian Hospitality Industry in 2023
Abhinash Manghani
CEO,
WelcomHeritage Hotels
Randhir Gupta
Senior Director of Sales - India and South Asia,
Accor
Jurgen Bailom
President and CEO,
Cordelia Cruises
Moderator
Daksh Sharma
Managing Partner,
TravHQ and Iffort
02:15 PM - 02:45 PM
How Creators and Influencers are changing travel discovery
Divyakshi Gupta
Quirky Wanderer
Rashmi Chadha
Wovoyage
Kaushal Karkhanis
Exotic Gringo
Moderator
Daksh Sharma
Managing Partner,
Iffort
03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Presentation & Corporate Networking by (By invite only)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
WeddingSutra Engage #1 : Destination Branding & Wedding Tourism
Vivek Anand
Country Manager - India,
Mauritius Tourism Promotion Authority
Neha Seth Arora
Co-Founder,
Saffron String
Achint Nag
Founder,
Krayonz Entertainment
Zashank Bhatia
Director,
TailorMade Experiences
Darshan Shroff
Co-Founder,
Momente Weddings
Hari Ayyappan
Director,
Archers Entertainment
Moderator
Parthip Thyagarajan
CEO & Co-Founder,
WeddingSutra.com
04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
WeddingSutra Engage #2 : Wedding Venue Marketing Insights
Nemish Sanghvi
Founder,
WE Hospitality
Nandhini Srinivasan
Founder,
The W Code
Devang Shah
Co-Founder,
7X-Weddings
Aakash Doshi
Founder,
Zesst Events and Weddings
Megha Israni
Founder,
Israni Photography
Divya Chadha
Founder,
A Klass Apart
Moderator
Parthip Thyagarajan
CEO & Co-Founder,
WeddingSutra.com
04:40 PM - 05:00 PM
Presentation & Launch of the ICRT India Awards 2023 (Part of the WTM Global Responsible Tourism Awards), in association with OTM
Dr. Harold Goodwin
05:10 PM - 05:40 PM
Panel Discussion: The Role of Online Travel in India's big travel resurgence
Daniel Dsouza
President,
SOTC
Lokendra Saini
COO,
EaseMyTrip
Hussain Patel
Director,
TripJack
Moderator
Daksh Sharma
Managing Partner,
Iffort
05:45 PM - 06:15 PM
How India is the New China in the Reordering of Asia Travel
Sudhir Patil
Founder,
Veena World
Riaz Munshi
President,
OTOAI
Naveen Kundu
Managing Director,
Ebix Cash
Moderator
Rahul Jagtiani
Founder,
Plush Living
Day 3 | 04 February 2023
02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Destination Presentation by Uttarakhand Tourism Development Board
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Valedictory and Awards Function