BITB: INDIA OUTBOUND SUMMIT


25 APRIL, 2019
HOTEL TAJ MAHAL, NEW DELHI

The second edition of India Outbound Summit will be a ‘Thought Leadership’ forum on matters affecting the outbound vertical. Continuing off from the successful inaugural edition in 2017, the second edition will build upon the momentum and bring together a larger congregation of industry insiders for understanding trends and suggesting affirmative solutions to bottlenecks. They will look at the emerging macro-picture and take stock of new opportunities emanating from a rapidly expanding Indian consumer base. They will examine marketing efforts, use of the digital medium and ever-evolving distribution channels, among others.

Decision makers from the aviation industry, NTOs, DMCs, embassies and all other concerned verticals will be a part of the event which will have engaging and insightful panel discussions, Masterclass from experts, partner presentations and more. We will host 200+ delegates through the half-day event. The event will also provide wonderful networking and select B2B opportunity.

Please write to us at sudhakar.joshi@bitb.org to explore partnership opportunities.



LAST EDITION


The first edition of India Outbound Summit brought convergence of leadership across diverse verticals of the outbound tourism industry. The audience and panellists consisted of travel agents and operators, airlines, hotels, NTOs and diplomats, among others.

Japanese Ambassador to India H.E Kenji Hiramatsu delivered the keynote address, with a session on governments, chaired by Subhash Goyal, Chairman, STIC Group, featuring Andrew Caruana Galizia, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Malta; and Patrick Santillo, Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs, USA.

In another session titled “Trends in Indian outbound air travel”, examining the churning in the aviation industry and several prominent aviation industry insiders, including Wolfgang Will, Senior Director, Lufthansa – South Asia; Pankaj Kumar, ED, Air India; Suresh Nair, Country Head, Air Asia; Harvinder Singh, Country head, United Airlines; and David Lim, Country Manager, Singapore Airlines, among others, shared their insight on the aviation market.

Larger trends emanating in the Indian marketplace were put under the scanner in the session titled “Trends in the Indian marketplace’’. Spokespersons representing verticals – cruise, luxury, DMCs, and travel company – gave a bird’s eye view of challenges and opportunities in the marketplace.

In another keynote, Nepal Tourism’s CEO Deepak Joshi spoke on “perspective for regional tourism”, batting for integration of communities and region through tourism.

The event provided a focussed networking opportunity and provided a common platform to industry stakeholders involved in the business of outbound travel.

 


India Outbound Summit

9th June 2017. New Delhi

SPEAKERS

KENJI HIRAMATSU
Ambassador, Government of Japan in India
PATRICK SANTILLO
Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs, USA
ANDREW CARUANA GALIZIA
Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Malta
DEEPAK JOSHI
CEO, Nepal Tourism

SUBHASH GOYAL
Chairman, STIC Group
PANKAJ KUMAR
Executive Director, Air India
WOLFGANG WILL
Senior Director, South Asia, Lufthansa Group Airlines
RATNA CHADHA
CMD, Tirun Marketing

HARVINDER SINGH
Country Manager, United Airlines
DAVID LIM
Country Manager, Singapore Airlines
YASUA TAKI
Country Manager, ANA Airlines
SURESH NAIR
Country Head, Air Asia BHD

KARAN ANAND
Director, Cox & Kings
SULAIMAN SUIP
Director, Tourism Malaysian, New Delhi
CARL VAZ
CEO, Charson Advisory
HANNELI SLABBER
Country Manager, South Africa Tourism

NIKHIL DHODHAPKAR
CEO, TUI India
RAJA NATESAN
CEO, Uniglobe Travels
YEISHAN GOEL
CEO, THRS


India Outbound Summit Gallery


CONVERGENCE OF LEADERSHIP ACROSS VERTICALS OF THE OUTBOUND INDUSTRY

A first-time summit that brought convergence of leadership across diverse verticals of the outbound tourism industry. The Summit was attended by industry consisting of agents, airlines, hotels, NTOs and diplomats.

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