Agenda Day 1 | Agenda Day 2 | Agenda Day 3

Day 2 : 16 APRIL 2020

 

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM: Keynote Interview: Winning over today’s Indian travellers


11:00 AM - 11:40 AM: Keynote Panel: Travel technology: Differentiator, not enabler

Panelists:

  • Indroneel Dutt, CFO, Cleartrip
  • Bhanu Chopra, CEO, RateGain
  • Prakash Sangam, CEO, redBus
  • Nitin Sethi, Vice President Digital, IndiGo

Moderator:

  • Philip C. Wolf, Founder, Phocuswright and Serial Board Director

11:40 AM - 12:00 AM: Q&A

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:00 AM

12:00 AM - 12:30 PM

C-Suite Talk | Breaking through traditional thoughts: Travel upselling, cross-selling and everything in between

Amit Taneja, Chief Business Officer - International Markets, Cleartrip

12:30 PM - 13:00 PM

C-Suite Talk | Rethinking your direct booking strategy: Why acquisition and conversion work better together

Hotels need to find a way to reliably attract guests to their property without over-reliance on OTAs. Find out how to unlock the power of the data you already own to power an acquisition and conversion strategy that gets you back on a level playing field.

Charlie Osmond, Founder & Chief Tease, Triptease

13:00 PM - 13:30 PM

C-Suite Talk | The new outbound marketing strategy

Abraham Alapatt, President & Group Head - Marketing, Service Quality, Value Added Services & Innovation, Thomas Cook India

13:30 PM - 14:00 PM

C-Suite Talk What will change and disrupt the online travel industry and what does it mean for India’s market?

Amit Arora, Managing Director – India, Egencia

14:00 PM - 14:30 PM

C-Suite Talk What will change and disrupt the online travel industry and what does it mean for India’s market?

David McKillips, President – International Development, Six Flags

14:30 PM - 15:00 PM

C-Suite Talk |Hotel & Alternative Accommodation

Cutting-edge thinking and best practices to run hotel & accommodation business to serve Indian travelers

PANELLISTS:

  • Prashanth Rao Aroor, CEO, IntelliStay Hotels
  • Bernard Corraya, General Manager – India, Wego
  • Additional panelists to be announced

15:00 PM - 15:30 PM

15:30 PM - 16:00 PM

Conference session by TripAdvisor

Nikhil Ganju, Country Manager, TripAdvisor India

16:00 PM - 16:30 PM

C-Suite Talk: Protecting your brand with customer-centric partnerships

Angus McDonald, Co-Founder & CEO, Cover Genius

16:30 PM - 17:00 PM

Superapps & Bold Talk

How superapps are transforming travel? What are the bold thoughts and bold moves that are changing the travel market?

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 

MICE & Hotel Talks

How hotels can book more meetings and events

10:30 AM: Talk 1

11:00 AM: Talk 2 by Navjit Ahluwalia, SVP & Country Head, India, Hilton

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

India and APAC business: Corporate travel outlook

Tarun Kumar Bhakri, Director – Commercial, American Express Global Business Travel (GBT)

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

Sustainability in the meetings space

Harshad Donde, Country Director, India, BCD Meetings & Events

12:30 PM - 13:00 PM

Corporate Buyers Panel

As the next global financial crisis is expected to strike in 2020, learn how travel managers are facing the challenge of managing tightening travel budgets, and how they are keeping their costs under control while increasing efficiency.

PANELLISTS:

  • Geetha Arekal, Head, Mobility Supply Chain Management, Siemens
  • Additional panelists to be announced

13:00 PM - 13:30 PM

13:30 PM - 14:00 PM

The new world of loyalty: Why are employees booking outside company travel policy?

Renaud Nicolle, Vice President Business Travel, Asia Pacific, Amadeus

14:00 PM - 14:30 PM

Conference session by HRS GmbH

Santosh Kumar, Managing Director, India, HRS GmbH

14:30 PM - 15:00 PM

15:00 PM - 15:30 PM

Conference session by NIMA

15:30 PM - 16:00 PM

16:00 PM - 16:30 PM

16:30 PM - 17:00 PM

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Corporate Conference Day

ACTE – Association of Corporate Travel Executive

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 13:00 PM

13:00 PM - 13:30 PM

13:30 PM - 14:00 PM

14:00 PM - 14:30 PM

14:30 PM - 15:00 PM

15:00 PM - 15:30 PM

15:30 PM - 16:00 PM

16:00 PM - 16:30 PM

16:30 PM - 17:00 PM

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session on voice & blockchain

10:30 AM: Talk 1

11:00 AM: Talk 2: From text to voice: Understanding the future of travel planning

Rahul Singh, Co-Founder & CEO, Ithaka

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Session on biometrics

11:30 AM: Talk 1

12:00 PM: Talk 2

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 13:00 PM

12:30 PM - 13:00 PM

Session on AI

12:30 PM: Talk 1

13:00 PM: Talk 2

13:00 PM - 13:30 PM

13:30 PM - 14:00 PM

Session on VR

13:30 PM: Talk 1

14:00 PM: Talk 2

14:00 PM - 14:30 PM

14:30 PM - 15:00 PM

Session on AR

14:30 PM: Talk 1

15:00 PM: Talk 2

15:00 PM - 15:30 PM

15:30 PM - 16:00 PM

Session on DIY tech

15:30 PM: Talk 1

16:00 PM: Talk 2

16:30 PM: Talk 3

16:00 PM - 16:30 PM

16:30 PM - 17:00 PM

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Session on sustainable tourism

Hosted by Pacific Area Travel Writers Association (PATWA)

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM

11:30 PM - 12:00 PM

12:00 PM - 12:30 PM

12:30 PM - 13:30 PM

Asian NTO Leaders Panel

First-time Indian visitors generally prefer to visit Asian countries due to their proximity to India and being less expensive compared to Western destinations. Join us in this panel as we identify the keys to successfully attract Indian travelers and how to get them to visit your destinations again and again.

PANELLISTS:

  • Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board
  • Additional panelists to be announced

13:30 PM - 14:20 PM

Middle Eastern NTO Leaders Panel

Business and luxury travels are expected to make up a significant share of the total volume of Indian outbound travel. And for decades, the lure of tax-free gold and cheap flights made the Emirates, particularly Dubai, a hot favourite with Indians.

If you’re looking to attract Indian travellers to the UAE region, join us as our leaders from Middle Eastern NTOs will share insights on the Indian travellers’ needs and the travel package strategies to profit from this large source market.

14:20 PM - 15:10 PM

European NTO Leaders Panel

y 2025 India will rank as the world’s youngest country demographically with 65% of the total population categorised as Gen X and Gen Y. Add to that is the bourgeoisie middle class (approx. 350 million), with an increasing amount of disposable income and far greater amounts of aspiration to travel. That makes travelling to Europe an affordable and inspiring options to young Indian travelers.

The panel will set out comprehensive recommendations on how to best promote European destinations to Indian travelers – with an insightful discussion on destination choice, purpose of travel, spending, holiday activities, market segmentation, as well as the media or internet use trends.

14:00 PM - 14:30 PM

Conference session by TTAUP - The Travel Trade Association of Uttar Pradesh

15:30 PM - 15:50 PM

Conference session by UFTAA - United Federation of Travel Agent's Associations

15:50 PM - 16:10 PM

Conference session by OTOAI - Outbound Tour Operators Association of India

16:10 PM - 16:30 PM

Conference session by ETAA - Enterprising Travel Agents Association

16:30 PM - 16:50 PM

Conference session by TAFI - The Travel Agents Federation of India


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