Programme*


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


23th FEBRUARY, 2018
DAY 1
12:00pm 2:00pm Registration over Working Lunch
2:00pm 2:15pm Lamp Lighting
2:15pm 2:45pm Keynote Delhi as a World-class Global Tourist City
•  SK Misra, Chairman, ITRHD and former Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister
2:45pm 3:45pm Panel Presentations Delhi as a World-class Global Tourist City
•  Anchor: Kapil Kaul, CEO, CAPA India
•  JB Singh, President, Interglobe Hotels
•  Saeed Sherwani, MD, Sherwani Hotels
•  Kishore Singh, Director, Delhi Art Gallery
•  Sourish Bhattacharya, Founder Director, Tasting India Symposium
•  Jitendra Singh, Head, Airline Marketing & Route Development, Delhi Airport
•  Sharupa Dutta, Producer-Zee Jaipur Literature Festival
•  Suresh Nair, Country Manager, AirAsia Berhad
•  Vivek Yadav, Senior VP, Domestic Switchgear, Havells India
•  Gagan Khosla, Entrepreneur and cycling enthusiast
3:45pm 4:15pm Keynote Chandni Chowk Legacy: The Way Forward
•  Vijay Goel, MoS Parliamentary Affairs; Statistics & Programme Implementation
4:15pm 5:30pm Keynote Presentations Crystal Ball Gazing: Looking Ahead for Travel & Tourism
•  Puneet Chhatwal, MD and CEO, Taj Group
•  Ritesh Agarwal, Founder and CEO, OYO
•  KB Kachru, Chairman Emeritus & Principal Advisor, Carlson Rezidor India
•  Harsh Verma, Technical Cooperation, UNWTO
•  Kapil Kaul, CEO, CAPA India
5:30pm 6:00pm Keynote The Infra Game Changers: Facilitating Travel and Tourism
•  Alkesh Sharma, MD, DMIDC
6:00pm 6:30pm Keynote Smart and Sustainable Infrastructure: The Determinant of Tourism Competitiveness
•  Ashish Kumar Singh, Principal Secretary, PWD, Government of Maharashtra
6:30pm 7:00pm Keynote Urban City Revival: Making our Cities Visitor-Friendly
•  Hardeep Puri, MoS (IC), Housing & Urban Affairs
7:00pm 7:30pm Keynote As Railways Modernise and Expand, Hospitality & Tourism Poised to Grow
•  Ashwani Lohani, Chairman, Railway Board
7:30pm 8:00pm Keynote Travel is Poised for Exponential Growth; Is the Tourism Industry Ready?
•  Amitabh Kant, CEO, NITI Aayog
8:00pm 8:30pm BITB Honours
8:30pm 10:30pm Networking Cocktails & Dinner

 


24th FEBRUARY, 2018
DAY 2
11:00am 12:00pm Interactive Session Is the Indian Industry Giving up on Inbound?
•  Kapil Chopra, Chairman, EazyDiner
•  Vikram Madhok, MD, A & K India
•  Rajiv Kaul, President, Leela Hotels and Resorts
•  Subhash Goyal, Chairman, STIC Group
•  Raj Rana, CEO, Carlson-Rezidor India and South Asia
12:00pm 12:15pm Can Hospitality Whip up Numbers and how?
Presentation on LG Hospitality Solutions

•  Hemendu Sinha, B2B-Business Head, LG
12:15pm 1:30pm Interactive Session Can hospitality whip up numbers and how?
•  Ashish Jakhanwala, CEO & MD, SAMHI Hotels
•  Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President – South Asia – Marriott International
•  Jean-Michel Casse, Senior VP-Operations, Accor Hospitality, India
•  Peter Fulton, Group President, Hyatt – EAME & SW Asia
•  Dipak Haksar, CEO, ITC Hotels
•  Rohit Kohli, Joint MD, Creative Travel
1:30pm 2:30pm Working Lunch
2:30pm 3:30pm Interactive Session Cities as Future Drivers: Making Tourism Inclusive
•  Harsh Verma, Technical Cooperation & Services, UNWTO, Madrid
•  Deepak Joshi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board
•  Lakshyaraj Singh, Executive Director, Historic Resort Hotels
•  Farooq Ahmad Shah, Commissioner/Secretary Education, Jammu & Kashmir
•  Anurag Awasthi, Enterprise Business, Havells India
3:30pm 4:00pm Keynote Innovation is critical to tourism promotion
•  Vinod Duggal, Former Governor & Home Secretary
4:00pm 4:20pm Keynote Going Niche and Experiential is the way Forward
Exploring the Indian Culinary Niche

•  Sanjeev Kapoor, Founder, Khana Khazana
4:20pm 5:00pm Interactive Session Going Niche and Experiential is the way Forward
•  Mandeep Lamba, MD-India Hotels & Hospitality, Jones Lang LaSalle
•  Ajeet Bajaj, Owner, Snow Leopard Adventures
•  Rishi Narain, RNG Golf Management
5:00pm 5:30pm Keynote Sports and Event-based tourism and the Himachal Experience
•  Anurag Thakur, Member of Parliament
5:30pm 5:50pm Keynote Money Mania: Acquire, Consolidate and Lead
•  Ashwini Kakkar, Vice Chairman, Mercury Travel
5:50pm 6:45pm Interactive Session Money Mania: Acquire, Consolidate and Lead
•  Session anchor: Chetan Kapoor, Phocuswright India
•  Ankur Bhatia, Executive Director, Bird Group
•  Ankush Nijhawan, MD, Nijhawan Group and Co-founder & CEO, Travel Boutique Online
•  Alok Vaish, Group CFO, Yatra Online
•  Tej Kapoor, MD and Head, Fosun RZ India
7:00pm 9:30pm Golfers Only Evening
Competitions  •  Prizes  •  Food & Drinks

* subject to change