The inaugural ITB India Virtual Event, 7–9 April 2021, an annual B2B trade show and conference curated to build the bridge to the Indian and South Asian travel market.
The virtual show will convene key travel industry leaders and international exhibitors from MICE, Corporate and Leisure segments. Exhibitors of ITB India 2021 Virtual include National Tourism Organisations such as Business Events Perth, German National Tourism Organisation, Israel Ministry of Tourism, Korea Tourism Organization, Sarawak Tourism Board, Saudi Tourism Authority, Visit Levi, Visit Portugal, Zagreb Tourist Board and more.
The event will be hosted on ITB Community in Asia – a one of a kind, unrivalled 24/7 platform for trade professionals to forge connections, strike conversations and do business. The theme of this year’s ITB India Conference is “Rebuilding Travel”.
While the travel industry is currently undergoing change, industry experts will share their ideas on the future of the Indian and South Asian travel markets. ITB India’s travel think tank will cover topics, ranging from Travel Recovery across MICE, Corporate, Leisure Travel and Travel Technology.
The conference will kick-off with two keynote speeches, delivered by two industry heavy weights: Rohit Kapoor, CEO, India & South Asia, OYO and Abraham Alapatt, President & Group Head – Marketing, Service Quality, Value Added Services & Innovation, Thomas Cook India.
Among others, the conference brings together top leaders and industry experts from the private sector, such as Amanpreet Bajaj, Country Manager – India, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong & Taiwan, Airbnb; Ritu Mehrotra, Country Manager, India, Sri Lanka & Maldives, Booking.com; or Daniel D’souza, President & Country Head, Leisure, SOTC Travel.
Top speakers from National Tourist Offices will include Yusuke Yamamoto, Executive Director, Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO); Iyad Rasbey, Executive Director, Destination Tourism Development & MICE, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority (RAKTDA); Sisa Ntshona, CEO, South African Tourism; Kimarli Fernando, Chairperson, Sri Lanka Tourism; Steven Dixon, Regional Trade Marketing Manager Asia, Tourism New Zealand and Luís Araújo, President, VisitPortugal (Turismo de Portugal).