Conference theme: Capturing the upcoming great market
Leaders of the worldwide tourism industry will convey thought provoking and exciting content
4 conference tracks to cover Leisure, MICE, Corporate Travel and Travel Technology
C-Suite Talks @ Knowledge Theatre: A exclusive series with C-level administratives
Berlin/Mumbai, 17 February 2020 – India is one of the fastest-developing leading economies having the second-largest population in the world, growing middle class and rising disposable incomes. “Capturing the next great market” is the overall conference theme of the introductory ITB India 2020, going on from 15 – 17 April at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai. The three-day conference will show a widespread programme of major presentations and discussions by industry movers from the travel and tourism sector giving insights on India’s immense potential for inbound as well as outbound travel.
ITB India’s programme agenda unites leaders and industry professionals from MICE, Corporate, Leisure and Travel Tech sectors, by four conference tracks: MICE & Corporate Travel, Knowledge Theatre, Destination Marketing and Travel Technology. The conference tracks will provide insights and complete views to National Tourism Organisations (NTOs), travel and hospitality companies to get this great market opportunity. The coordinators of ITB India Conference will start an modern convention format entitled “C-Suite Talks”, a distinctive series with C-level executives, giving insights on complex travel problems in India. The topics to be discussed include travel management, booking strategies and newest digital trends.
ITB India’s program motivation unites pioneers and industry specialists from MICE,
“Reports from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), estimate that India will account for over 50 million outbound tourists by 2022. At ITB India Conference, delegates will gain access to the latest travel trends in the Indian travel market with leading local and international companies. They will learn from the best on how they plan to keep succeeding as the industry continues to move forward and how they innovate their business models to remain competitive,” told Sonia Prashar, Deputy Director General of Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, the organiser of ITB India.
Opening important points expressed by the who’s who of the travel industry under the title “Why India? Why now? Get ready for the next wave of growth” the conference starts with an important interview on Day One, 15 April. Deep Kalra, Chairman & Group CEO, MakeMyTrip will sketch what it takes to thrive in the multifaceted Indian travel market.
Google and Bain & Company report says that India’s travel spends are likely to rise at 13% to $136 billion by 2021. The keynote interview on Day Two, 16 April, gives insights on how to convince today’s Indian travellers. After the interview, there is a keynote board titled “Travel technology: Differentiator, not enabler”. The board will be driven by global leaders – Indroneel Dutt, CFO, Cleartrip, Bhanu Chopra, Founder & CEO, RateGain and Prakash Sangam, CEO, redBus, concentrating on India being the most digitally modern traveller country in terms of digital tools being treated for planning, booking and experiencing a journey.
C-Suite Talks @ Knowledge Theatre
C-Suite Talks is a exceptional series of talks given by C-Level executives of Indian as well as international travel brands, scheduled in the Knowledge Theatre. This arrangement of insightful sharing will obtain right to the heart of travel issues in India, with themes covering Corporate, MICE, Leisure, and Travel Tech and beyond. Industry leaders will check the rising significance of the Indian market. The famous industry experts are American Express Global Business Travel (GBT), CWT, Egencia, PayPal India, SOTC Travel, Triptease, TripAdvisor India and many more.
In the C-Suite Talks about Tours & Activities and Deal Booking Sites professionals from Kiwi.com, Thrillophilia, and TUI India will get insights on how industry leaders are generating appropriate and memorable experiences at each touchpoint. The Hotel Talks will classify business solutions for the hotel 2.0, the future of accommodation and best practices to draw Indian travellers. Some senior executives from Hilton, IntelliStay Hotels and Wego.wil lead the discussion.