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Saturday, 25 July, 2020, 17 : 14 PM [IST]

Union Tourism Minister to inaugurate FICCI e-Tourism Conclave On July 29

Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State for Tourism and Culture (I/C), Government of India, will inaugurate the two-day ‘FICCI e-Tourism Conclave: Travel & Hospitality What’s Next’ on July 29, 2020.

From the beginning of the lock down earlier this year, the FICCI Tourism Committee has been actively engaging with the government to request for relief measures and necessary support for the survival of the industry. The Committee has also reached out to the industry stakeholders through committee meetings to brainstorm on the measures needed for survival, revival, and the way forward for the industry to thrive in the post COVID era.

In continuation to this, FICCI is organising the Tourism E-Conclave on July 29-30, 2020 with a vision to bring together global thought leaders and key policy makers from the travel & tourism industry under one virtual platform to ideate, interact and share knowledge. The Conclave will create an opportunity for the participants to plan, promote, market, strategize and implement the best practices to revive the business in the sector, post COVID-19.

The two-day conclave will feature industry leaders and policy makers like Meenakshi Sharma, Director General, Ministry of Tourism, GoI, Rupinder Brar, Additional Director General, Ministry of Tourism, GoI, Vishal Kumar Dev, Commissioner Cum Secretary, Tourism Department, Sports and Youth Service Department, Govt of Odisha, Anbalagan Ponnusamy, Secretary, Tourism, Govt of Chhattisgarh, Suman Billa, Director, United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNTWO), Technical Cooperation & Silk Road Development, Dr Jyotsna Suri, Past President, FICCI & Chairperson, FICCI Tourism Committee & CMD, The Lalit Suri Hospitality Group, Sujit Banerjee, Secretary General, WTTCII , Deep Kalra, Founder & Group Executive Chairman, MakeMyTrip, Dhruv Shringi, Co-Founder & CEO, Yatra Inc, Rohit Kapoor, CEO – India & South Asia, Oyo Hotels & Homes, Chef Ranveer Brar, Renowned Celebrity Chef and leaders from other sectors like, Mr Tejasvi Surya, Member Of Parliament, Ajay Jadeja, Former Captain, Indian Cricket Team, among others.

The speakers will deliberate on topics like Future of Travel & Tourism: What lies Ahead; Traveling with the Pandemic: A different Perspective; Role of Technology & Innovation to revive Travel & Tourism & Emergence of New Workforce model; Change in consumer expectation & leveraging the same for demand creation and many more.

A special session on, Spotlight on hidden tourism jewels of India: Exploring the unexplored tourism potentials will be discussed focusing Chhattisgarh (Theme state) and Odisha (Partner state). Both the states have already opened their various tourist destinations.

The conclave will also have a special valedictory session comprising state tourism ministers and industry leaders.

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