BITB: INDIA TRAVEL CONGRESS


FORTHCOMING PROGRAMME


23/24 FEBRUARY, 2018
PULLMAN HOTEL, AEROCITY, NEW DELHI

BITB’s next edition will be on 23/24 February, 2018 in New Delhi at Aerocity. It will continue its emphasis on senior leadership, sharp focus on tourism, and serious networking. It will focus on conclaves, workshops, presentations, networking, awards and select B2B. It will bring together an expected 2,000 delegates from across industry verticals for a meaningful interface between travel and tourism’s major constituents. It will focus equally on Bharat as well as the world around us, creating a dialogue that is truly both Indian and international. It presents the big picture for the industry, helps it connect with the larger stakeholders of India’s heritage, the essential tourism product, big changes in travel and infrastructure, in terms of highways, railways and airports and airlines, and capacity augmentation therein. It will promote niche tourism; in this edition the focus will be on golf tourism. BITB will also honour some of the lesser known faces that have made a major impact in travel and tourism in our times. For most effective and productive networking, especially among senior professionals, you don’t need to queue up at booths but sit across business lounges. The industry has moved beyond trading in room nights and is looking ahead towards the Big Picture!

Expect a galaxy of 100+ speakers over two days, in the plenary session, business and parallel sessions, and series of panel discussions.

For details on BITB 2018, write to us today at connect@bitb.org

How to participate

1:- Become a partner

The range of partnership available offering different options for number of delegates, presentation time and publicity, and promotion during the event and in our advertising program in national print and television.

2:- Enrol as a delegate

Delegate fee: INR 12,500 including GST per person

This will entitle you access to the Business, workshop, and networking sessions.


RECENT EDITION


BITB, Bharat International Tourism Bazaar, launched its maiden edition in October, 2016 at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi. It brought together an impressive 3,300 sqm net space of exhibitors, with some of the best and biggest names in the business. It brought together leading Indian and international hotels chains, leading airlines, over a dozen state governments, top international products and select NTOs. It brought together a galaxy of over 60 leaders in the industry to dwell on challenges facing the larger sector. BITB honoured the most exemplary names in business and in hospitality (PRS Oberoi), airlines (Naresh Goyal), airports (Sanjay Reddy), heritage and arts (Rajeev Sethi), boutique Indian experiences (Jose Dominic), digital technology and online space(Deep Kalra) and travel facilitation (Zubin Karkaria).


Tourism Conclave & Bazaar

3rd to 6th October 2016. New Delhi

PARTNERS AND ANCHORS

 

 


SPEAKERS & AWARDEES

NAJEEB JUNG
Former Lt Governor,Delhi
MAHESH SHARMA
Minister of State (IC) Tourism & Culture, Govt. of India
MEHBOOBA MUFTI
Chief Minister, Jammu & Kashmir
KAPIL MISHRA
Former Minister of Tourism, Delhi Government

AMITABH KANT
CEO, NITI AAYOG
VINOD DUGGAL
Former Governor, Manipur
ASHWANI LOHANI
CMD, Air India
DEEP KALRA
Founder, MakeMyTrip.com

VIKRAM OBEROI
Managing Director, EIH Limited
NARESH GOYAL
Chairman, Jet Airways
GV SANJAY REDDY
Managing Director, Mumbai Intl. Airport
ATUL CHATURVEDI
Joint Secretary, DIPP

VIJAY MANKOTIA
Vice Chairman, HP Tourism Dev. Corp.
VIVEK NAIR
Chairman & MD, The Leela Group
RAJEEV SETHI
Chairman, South Asia Heritage Foundation
TONY D’ASTOLFO
Chief Commerical Officer, Phocuswright

JOSE DOMINIC
Chairman, CGH Earth
SUBHASH GOYAL
Chairman, STIC Group
RAJEEV MENON
COO -Asia Pacific, Marriott International
KAPIL CHOPRA
President, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts

DIPAK HAKSAR
CEO, ITC Hotels
MANAV THADANI
Chairman, HVS-Asia Pacific
KAPIL KAUL
CEO-South Asia, CAPA
KB KACHRU
Chairman Emeritus, Carlson Group

DEEPAK KOHLI
W/O The Late Mr. Ram Kohli, Creative Travels
FAROOQ SHAH
Tourism Secretary, Govt. of J&K
VIKRAM MADHOK
MD, Abercrombie and Kent
AJAY BAKAYA
Executive Director, Sarovar Hotels & Resorts

VINAY MALHOTRA
Head South Asia, VFS Global
NIKHIL DESAI
MD, Goa Tourism Development Corp.
JAYA JAITLY
Founderm, Dastkari Haat Samiti
STEVE BORGIA
Mentor, InDeco Hotels


AWARD GALLERY

Tourism Conclave & Bazaar Awards

3rd October 2016. New Delhi

BITB rolled out its Awards to Iconic Indians who have impacted Global Travel and Tourism. These were Shri PRS Oberoi for hospitality (his son Shri Vikram Oberoi received the award on his behalf); Shri Naresh Goyal for airlines and Shri Sanjay Reddy for airport infrastructure. Shri Rajeev Sethi was awarded for his contribution in promoting Indian heritage while Shri Deep Kalra was recognized for technology. Shri Jose Dominic was awarded for his contribution to experiential tourism and Shri Zubin Karkaria for improving Ease in Travel. BITB honoured and remembered two Iconic Indians for their support to ITB over the years, the late Capt Krishna Nair and Shri Ram Kohli.


PHOTO GALLERY

Tourism Conclave & Bazaar

Make in India in Tourism by IATO, Supported by DIPP, Ministry of Commerce

Hospitality by HVS

Airlines+Airports by CAPA India

Fast Track Program by Phocuswright

Incentive TraveL+MICE by SITE

UNIQUELY Indian by INTACH


VIDEO GALLERY

Make in India in Tourism
Anchor: IATO Supported by DIPP, Ministry of Commerce

Hospitality
Anchor: HVS

Airlines+Airports
Anchor: CAPA India

Online Travel and Technology
Anchor: Phocuswright

Incentive Travel + MICE
Anchor: SITE

Uniquely Bharat
Anchor: INTACH


COMING TOGETHER OF SENIOR INDUSTRY LEADERSHIP

6 Power Conclaves brought some of the best minds in the business. For a first time, these were anchored by six leading associations and leaders in their respective verticals.

The Make in India Conclave, another first time for the industry, was supported by DIPP, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India and featured the keynote address by Shri Amitabh Kant, CEO, Niti Aayog. Others who spoke included Shri V K Duggal, former Governor, Manipur who moderated the session and Shri Atul Chuturvedi, JS, DIPP, Government of India. The Make in India Conclave was anchored by IATO, and the session was anchored by Shri Subhash Goyal, immediate past president, IATO.

Among other leaders were Shri Ashwani Lohani, CMD, Air India; Shri Kapil Chopra, President, Oberoi Hotels; Shri Rajeev Menon, COO-Asia Pacific for Marriott Hotels; Ms. Jaya Jaitley of Dastkari Haat; Shri Lakshyaraj of Udaipur; Mr. Tony D’Astolfo, Research Analyst, Phocuswright Inc.; Shri Kapil Kaul, CEO, South Asia, CAPA India; Shri Manav Thadani, Chairman, HVS and others dominated the senior discussion groups.

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India Tourism Summit

24th March 2017. New Delhi

PARTNERS


SPEAKERS

SK MISRA
Chairman, ITRHD
VK DUGGAL
Former DG Tourism and Former Governor, Manipur
AMITABH KANT
CEO, Niti Aayog
SANJAY KOTHARI
Chairman, Public Enterprises Selection Board
ASHOK LAVASA
Finance Secretary, Government of India
AJEET SHARAN
Secretary, Ayush, Indian School of Medicine

ATUL CHATURVEDI
Additional Secretary, DIPP
SRIKANT NAGULAPALLI
Former Secretary, Andhra Tourism
SUMAN BILLA
JS, Ministry of Tourism
LEENA NANDAN
Joint Secretary, Road Transport and Highways
RAJVIR SINGH
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Sports
ARUN KUMAR
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation

KUMAR VINAY PRATAP
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development
P L SAHU
Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture
DEEP KALRA
Mentor and CEO, MakeMyTrip
S BISWAS
ED (Arch), A irports Authority of India
PANKAJ SRIVASTAV
Commercial Director, Air India
ANKUR BHATIA
Executive Director, BirdGroup

KB KACHRU
Chairman Emeritus, Carlson-Rezidor Hotels
DILIP PURI
Founder, Indian School of Hospitality
MANAV THADANI
Chairman, HVS-Asia Pacific
KAPIL KAUL
CEO-South Asia, CAPA
RAKESH MATHUR
Former President, ITC WelcomHeritage
SANJAY SHARMA
Market VP, North India and Nepal, Marriott

SURESH NAIR
GM, India & South Asia, Air Asia Berhard
GB SRITHAR
RD, South Asia & Middle East, Singapore Tourism
CHETAN KAPOOR
Research Head, Phocuswright India
RAJA NATESAN
CEO, UniGlobe Travels, South Asia
NIKHIL SAHNI
Group President, Government Banking & National Head – Branch Banking, YES BANK
MAUREEN LEIBL
Director, Muse India Heritage Concepts

ROHIT KHOSLA
Senior Vice President, Operations, Taj Hotels, Palaces, Resorts and Safaris
STEVE BORGIA
Founder, EcoTourism Society of India
ROMMEL VALLES
Head, Stakeholder Management, GMR Airports, GMR Group
RAJEEV KOHLI
Joint Managing Director, Creative Travel Pvt. Ltd.


AWARD GALLERY

India Tourism Summit Awards

24th March 2017. New Delhi

BITB India Tourism Summit awards never before acknowledged tourism stakeholders for their impact on the industry; FabIndia, Maruti, Haldiram and DLF Malls. A number of firsts were achieved, true to the innovative spirit of its organizers.


PHOTO GALLERY

India Tourism Summit Gallery


BRINGING FORWARD NEW IDEAS AND A NEW SET OF SPEAKERS

A number of firsts were achieved, true to the innovative spirit of its organizers. New speakers and new ideas came from the country’s mainstream policy makers, as they found time to share their vision of tourism and how it can be driven forward in sync with our country’s economic and social rejuvenation.

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