ITB India 2023 Conference to focus on ‘Connecting You to the Indian Travel Market’ through 3 business sessions
ITB India 2023 Conference will bring together travel industry professionals from April 26-28, 2023, running alongside ITB India 2023 at Jio World Convention Centre in Mumbai, India. Featuring three tracks, the conference will see more than 100 industry leaders in over 80 sessions exchange their insights into the future of the industry, powered by the motto “Connecting You to the Indian Travel Market”.
“South Asia is one of the largest global outbound travel markets. All projections show a dynamic recovery in demand so that travel will reach pre-pandemic levels in 2024 and surpass them in 2025. Knowledge exchange platforms such as ITB India Conference are crucial to understanding and harnessing this growth”, commented Sonia Prashar, Deputy Director General, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce.
The ITB India 2023’s Conference will kick-off with two keynote presentations, focusing on today’s travel market in South Asia and the opportunities to drive the industry forward. The keynote will be delivered by two industry heavy weights: Rakesh Bansal, CEO, Amadeus India and Daniel Dsouza, President & Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel Limited.
Three conference tracks to host ITB India, MICE Show India and Travel Tech India conference sessions
Knowledge Theatre is ITB India’s principal conference track, with C-level leaders and renowned industry experts sharing their perspectives on the future of the market. They will exchange their insights on a broad scope of topics, from the latest general trends to challenges and opportunities for sustainability in South Asia’s travel market.
Key speakers at Knowledge Theatre will include Jayaraj Shanmugam, COO, Bangalore International Airport; Anil Chadha, Divisional Chief Executive, ITC Hotels; Deepak Ohri, Founder & CEO, lebua Hotels & Resorts; Vikramjit Singh, President, Lemon Tree Hotels; Rajesh Magow, Co-Founder & Group CEO, MakeMyTrip; Manoj Singh, Country Head India, Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, to name a few.
MICE Show India will focus on corporate travel and tapping into innovative B2B solutions for meetings, events, and incentives. Speakers will give a comprehensive 2023 outlook of India’s MICE market, offer new angles on incentive travel, and discuss innovative strategies for travel program optimisation.
Key speakers at MICE Show India will include Chander Mansharamani, Managing Director, Alpcord Network Events and Conferences Management Company; Harshad Donde, Country Director – India, BCD Meetings & Events; Manpreet Bindra, President & Head – MICE, FCM Travel Solutions India; Vinita Kripalani, Associate Regional Vice President, HelmsBriscoe; Neelu Singh, MD, APAC, HRS Group; Amaresh Tiwari, Vice Chairman, India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB); Barun Gupta, President, SITE India, etc.
Travel Tech India will look at novelties in digital solutions that enhance travel experiences. Main highlights will include leveraging the power of analytics for a better understanding of consumer mindsets, meta-integration and the synergies it creates, as well as exploring contactless travel in the world still getting over the pandemic.
Key speakers at Travel Tech India will include Anshul Gupta, MD, Travel & Hospitality Industry, Accenture – Advanced Technology Centers in India; Krishna Rathi, Country Director-India, Sri Lanka & Nepal, Agoda; Darshana Shirodkar, Senior Director, Lodging Market Management – Southeast Asia and Indian Subcontinent, Expedia; Bartomeu Gili Prohens, Vice President, Middle East, Africa and India, Hotelbeds; Aloke Bajpai, Co-Founder & Group CEO, ixigo; Tarun Tahiliani, Country Manager – India, KAYAK; Kumar Gaurav Gupta, VP & Country Manager – India, SAP Concur, etc.