The Leading Travel Show in Asia

Agenda 2024

8th to 10th February 2024

Mumbai, India

Agenda 2024

Show timings: 8th February 10 AM - 6 PM | 9th February 10 AM - 6 PM | 10th February 10 AM - 5 PM

Day 1 | 8th February 2024 (Lotus 3, 3rd floor)
10:00 AM onward
Registration
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Inauguration of Exhibition, VIP Walk-around and Meet-and-greet with Exhibitors
12:00 PM - 01:10 PM
Inaugural Program & Media Briefing
Attendees include National and International Tourism Industry officials, CEOs, thought leaders and diplomats

Attendees include:

H.E. Mr. Harin Fernando, Sri Lanka, Hon’ble Minister of Tourism and Lands, Sports and Youth Affairs

H.E. Ms. Ni Made Ayu Marthini, Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy, Indonesia, Deputy Minister for Marketing

H.E. Mr. Mohamed Maliki, Embassy of the Kingdom of Morocco in New Delhi, Ambassador of Morocco in India

H.E. Dr. Aleksander Danda, Consul General of Poland, Consul General

H.E. Mr. Dooshant Kumar Bucktowar, Consulate of the Republic of Mauritius, Mumbai, Consul General

H.E. Mr. Gur Kripalani, Iceland, The Honorary Consul General of Iceland

H.E. Mr. Alessandro De Masi, Consulate General of Italy, Consul General

H.E. Mr Adolfo Garcia Estrada, Mexico, Consul General Mexico

H.E. Ms Maria Virginia Yapur, Consulate General and Promotion Centre of Argentina, Deputy Consul

H.E. Ms. Jacqueline Mukangira, Rwanda Delegation, High Commissioner

H.E. Mr. Prakash Jain, Rwanda Delegation, Honorary Consul

H.E. Mr. Marat Melikyan, Embassy of Armenia, Consul

H.E. Mr. Shiv Eashwaran, Embassy of Armenia, Honorable Consul

H.E. Mr. Ibrahim Shaheeb, Republic of Maldives, Delhi High Commissioner

Mr Chalaka Gajabahu, Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Chairman

Mr. Thisum Jayasuriya, Sri Lanka Convention Bureau, Chairman

Dr. Valsan Vethody, Consulate General of Sri Lanka Mumbai, Consul General

Mrs. Shirani Ariyarathne, Consulate General of Sri Lanka Mumbai, Minister (Commercial)

Mr. Dato Dr Ammar Abd Ghapar, Tourism Malaysia, Director General

Mr. Ahmad Zuwairi Yusoff, Tourism Malaysia, Consul General Mumbai

Ms. Noriah Jaafar, Tourism Malaysia, Director, Mumbai

Mr. Mohd Faizal Sharip, Tourism Malaysia, Special officer to Director General

Ms. Sharzede Datu Hj Salleh Askor, Sarawak Tourism Board, CEO

Mr. Julinus Jeffery Jimit, CEO, Sabah Tourism Board

H.E. Mr.Mohammed Hassan J Al-Jabir, Qatar Tourism, Ambassador

Mr. Philip Dickinson, Qatar Tourism, Leading International Markets and MICE

Mr. Imran Khan, Qatar Tourism, Public Relationship Officer

Mr. Meshaal Qureshi, Saudi Tourism Authority, Trade Markets Director

Mr. Mohsin Asmat Patel, Saudi Tourism Authority, Country Manager - India

Mr. Anand Menon, Saudi Tourism Authority, Executive Director - Asia Pacific Region

Mr. Robert Thompson, Tourism Fiji, Executive Director of Regions

Mrs. Jennifer Pizarro PROMPERU Market Head - Asia and Oceania, Inbound Tourism Subdirectorate

Mr. Javier Paulinich Velarde Ambassador of Peru to India

Mr. Fernando Heredia Noguera General Consul of Spain to Mumbai

Ms. Carissa Nimah, Department of Tourism, Bhutan, Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Damcho Rinzin, Department of Tourism, Bhutan, Chief Tourism Officer

Mr. Hsin-Jen Lin, Taiwan Tourism Bureau, Deputy Director General

Mr. Homer Chang, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Mumbai, Director General

Mr. Yung Tang Wu, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Mumbai, Senior Assistant

Mr. Seaver Chang, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Mumbai, Director

Ms. Maya Chen, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Mumbai, Senior Assistant

Mr. Jih Sheng Wang, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Mumbai, Deputy Director instead of William Wang

Yi Hua Che, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Mumbai, Senior Assistant

Federic KE, Taipei Economic and Cultural Center in Mumbai, Secretary

Ms. Asma Salim Al Hajri, Oman’s Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, Deputy Director General

Ms Zainab Al Shimli, Oman’s Ministry of Heritage and Tourism, (Accompanying Ms. Asma)

Mr. Lim Kean Bon, Singapore Tourism Board, Area Director - India, South Asia, Africa

Mr. Markus T, Singapore Tourism Board, Regional Director

Mr. Renjie Wong, Singapore Tourism Board, Assistant Director - Hospitality Industry Transformation

Ms. Juliana Kua, Singapore Tourism Board, Assistant Chief Executive

Ms. Pooja Raut, Singapore Tourism Board (Mumbai), Manager, South Asia (Mumbai), India, International Group

Ms. Maisha Mukadam, Singapore Tourism Board (Mumbai), Manager, India & South Asia (Mumbai), India, International Group

Mr. Tom Jenkins, European Tourism Association, CEO

Mr. Arran Wiltshire, European Tourism Association, Director of Events

Mr. Björn Bender, Rail Europe, Executive Chairman & CEO

Ms. Seema Kadam, Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board, Regional Director

Ms. Neha Bhola, Tourism New Zealand, Country Manager - India

Ms. Elisa Robles Fraga, Spain Tourism Board, Director

Mr. Myong Kil Yun, Korea Tourism Organisation, Regional Director

Mr. Seung Tae Park, Korea Tourism Organisation, Deputy Director

Mr. Young Nam Yoon, Korea Tourism Organisation, Deputy Director

Ms Katarzyna Kuziemska, Polish Tourism Organisation, Department of Planning and Development

Mr Mateusz Reszczyk ,Polish Tourism Organisation, Vice Consul

Ms. Fatma Ildem Erbayar, Consulate General of the Republic of Türkiye in Mumbai, Vice Consul

Ms. Dipti Jagtap, Consulate of the Republic of Mauritius, Mumbai, Administrative and Protocol Officer

Mr. Abel Aballe Despaigne, Embassy of Cuba in India, Deputy Head of Mission

Mr. Karl Boga, Travel & Hospitality Representation Services, Account Director

Mr. Yeishan Goel, Travel & Hospitality Representation Services, CEO

Ms. Neeti Bhatia, Intrepid Marketing & Communications, Director

Ms. Natasha Kefala, This is Athens - Convention & Visitors Bureau, International Meetings Manager

Ms. Maria Papadopoulou, This is Athens-CVB, Business Development Manager

Mr. Vishal Bhatia, VisitBritain, Country Manager - India

Ms. Sheetal Munshaw, Atout France, Director

Mr. Eyad Alansari, Bahrain Tourism & Exhibitions Authority, Senior Relations Specialist

Jb. K. Mehboob Ali Khan, IRS, The Administration of the UT of Ladakh, Commissioner Secretary Tourism

Smt. Salma K Fahim, IAS, Karnataka Tourism, Secretary Tourism

Mr.Sachin Kurve,IAS, Uttarakhand Tourism, CEO

Mr.Sumit Pant, Uttarakhand Tourism, Director - Marketing

Ms Anmol Gagan Maan, Punjab Tourism, Hon’ble Tourism Minister , Govt of Punjab

Ms Niharika Rai, IAS, Delhi Tourism, Secretary Tourism

Mr Nand Kishore, IFS, Bihar Tourism, Managing Director

Mr Vinay Kumar Rai, Bihar Tourism, Director

Mr Vivek Shrotiya, IAS, MP Tourism, Additional Managing Director

Mr Devendra Projjwal, Bihar tourism, GM - BSTDC

Mr Raja Yakoob Farooq, IRS, J&K Tourism, Director

Ms. Panchaphat Lakdee, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Deputy Director-General of Culture, Sports and Tourism Department

Ms. Yaowaluck Pimpanit, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration, Director of Culture and Tourism Office

Mr. Omkar Lohar, Spain Tourism Board, Media Manager

Ms. Elia Araujo, Spain Tourism Board, Tourism Advisor

Mr. Parthip Thyagarajan, CEO, Wedding Sutra

Mr. Chirag Agrawal, TravClan, Co-Founder

Mr. Emile Mwepesi, Rwanda Delegation, Second Counsellor

Ms. Linda Mutesi, Rwanda Delegation, Division Manager, Tourism Promotion

Ms. Sandrine Umwizerwa, Beautiful Rwanda Tours, Managing Director

Mr. Kanyesigye Merarry, King's Safaris, Managing Director

Mr. David Rutikanga, D-Guide Travels Ltd, Managing Director

Ms. Delna Jasoomoney, Vice President - Travel Industry Sales ( Sales & Marketing ), IHCL / Taj Group of Hotels

Mr. Praveen Iyer, Akasa Air, Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

Mr. Abraham Alapatt, Thomas Cook India Ltd, President & Group Head - Marketing, Service Quality, Value Added Services & Innovation

Mr. Ayyappan R, Cleartrip, CEO

Mr. Daniel Dsouza, SOTC Travel Ltd, President & Country Head - Leisure

Mr. Hussain Patel, Tripjack, Director

Ms. Kamiya Jani, Curly Tales, Co - Founder

Mr. Manoj Singh, Norwegian Cruise Line, Country Head - India

Mr. Abhishek Puri, Thrillophilia, Vice President - Growth

Mr. Abhishek Daga, Thrillophilia, Co - Founder

Mr. Tarun Dadlani, Thrillophilia, Vice President - Growth

Mr. Ajay Modgil, F5 Advertainment Mumbai, Managing Director

Mr. Yogesh Aggarwal, Yellow Umbrella Services, Founder & Group Chairman

Mr. Ajay Upadhyay, Percept India, Director & Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sandeep Dwivedi, Amadeus, Managing Director - Travel Sellers, India and the Subcontinent

Mr. Vinay Oberoi, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar, Director of MICE & Catering Sales

Mr. Amit Damani, Stay Vista, Co - Founder & Head of sales and marketing

Mr. Sudhir Patil, Veena World, Director

Ms. Rashmi Chadha, Wovoyage, Founder & CEO

Mr. Neeraj Singh Dev, Thomas Cook India Ltd, Executive Vice President - E-commerce, india & short haul Holidays

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12:15 PM - 12:40 PM
Is the World Ready for the Indian Traveller? - Tourism Boards' Perspective
H.E. Mr Harin Fernando
Hon’ble Minister of Tourism and Lands, Sports and Youth Affairs,
Sri Lanka
Philip Dickinson
Leading International Markets and MICE,
Qatar Tourism
H.E. Ms Ni Made Ayu Marthini
Deputy Minister for Marketing,
Ministry of Tourism & Creative Economy, Indonesia
Moderator
Kamiya Jani
Founder,
Curly Tales

12:45 PM - 01:10 PM
Is the World Ready for the Indian Traveller? - New patterns in domestic and outbound travel
Rishi Mehta
CEO & President,
WAISL
Abraham Alapatt
President & Group Head – Marketing, Service Quality, Value Added Services & Innovation,
Thomas Cook (India) Ltd.
Clark Williams
Marketing & Communications Director,
NEOM
Moderator
Sanjiv Agarwal
Founder,
Fairfest Media, Organiser of OTM
01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
CEOs' Networking Luncheon (By invite only)
03:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Connect & Collaborate @ TIA - Let's Talk Business!
06:00 PM onward
Dinner hosted by the Tourism Promotions Board Philippines (By invite only)
Day 2 | 9th February 2024 (Meeting Suite 104, 1st floor)
11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Sustainable Tourism Practices: A Win-Win for Marketers and Communities
Mohamed Bassam Adam
Deputy Managing Director,
Visit Maldives/MMPRC
Carissa Nimah
Chief Marketing Officer,
Department of Tourism, Bhutan
Björn Bender
CEO,
Rail Europe
Rob Thompson
Head of Regions,
Tourism Fiji
Sanjib Sarangi
Chief Fundraising & Partnerships Officer, Indian Grameen Services,
Member of the ICRT Foundation (Responsible Tourism)
Moderator
Shreya Gautam
Journalist,
DailyBrief
12:00 PM - 02:30 PM
Lunch hosted by the Moroccan National Tourism Office (By invite only)
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Destination Presentation by PROMPERÚ
Luis Cabello
Trade and Tourism Counsellor of Peru to India
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
WeddingSutra Engage

04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
Destination Wedding and Travel - 2024
Kaveri Vij
Co - Founder,
Designer events inc
Karan Soorma
Co - Founder,
Morani & Soorma
Ruchika Arora Bansal
Co - Founder,
Plush Weddings
Arindam Chakraborty
Chief Operating Officer Catering
Catering Collective (a unit of K Hospitality)
Moderator
Parthip Thyagarajan
CEO & Co-Founder,
WeddingSutra


05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
The venue factor - Insights from top planners
Damini Oberoi
Founder,
Q events and Weddings
Rajat Sogani Co
Founder,
7x Weddings
Darshan Shroff
Co - Founder,
Momente Weddings
Kainaz Sethna
Co-Founder & Director,
Seven Steps
Moderator
Parthip Thyagarajan
CEO & Co-Founder,
WeddingSutra
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Recognizing Women's Power in Travel & Tourism
Kanika Tekriwal
Founder and CEO,
JetSetGo Aviation Pvt. Ltd
Sunila Patil
Founder & Director,
Veena World
Sheetal Munshaw
Director,
Atout France
Malia Asfour
Managing Director,
Jordan Tourism Board North America
Beena Menon
Director,
Beautiful Planet Destination Marketing LLP
Carissa Nimah
Chief Marketing Officer,
Department of Tourism, Bhutan
Maitreyee Patel
Director,
PathFindersHolidays
Moderator
Shreya Gautam
Journalist,
DailyBrief
06:30 PM - 09:00 PM
CineLocales: Bringing Global Destinations & Locations to Indian Cinema
Day 3 | 10th February 2024 (Meeting Suite 104, 1st floor)
11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
MICE India Meet by
Vikas Khanduri
Holiday Merchants, Keynote Speaker - Vision 2025
Advisor, NIMA
Tanuja Pandey
Future of MICE - Technology, Digital Marketing & Brand Promotion,
MICEONLINE
Anup Tarafdar
Artificial Intelligence in MICE,
Eventex, Metaverse Expo Pvt. Ltd.
03:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Valedictory and Awards Function
Chief Guest
Ms Diya Kumari
Hon’ble Deputy Chief Minister and Tourism Minister
Government of Rajasthan