The second edition of India Outbound Summit was a ‘Thought Leadership’ forum on matters affecting the outbound vertical. Continuing off from the successful inaugural edition in 2017, the second edition of the event built upon the momentum and brought together a larger congregation of industry insiders for understanding trends and suggesting affirmative solutions to bottlenecks. Held on 25th of April, 2019, the event provided an opportunity for industry leaders to debate the emerging macro-picture and take stock of new opportunities emanating from a rapidly expanding Indian consumer base. They also focussed on examining marketing efforts, use of the digital medium and ever-evolving distribution channels, among others.
Decision makers from the aviation industry, NTOs, DMCs, embassies and all other concerned verticals were a part of the event which featured engaging and insightful panel discussions, partner presentations and serious networking opportunity among industry leaders. We hosted 100+ delegates through the half-day event. The event also provided select B2B opportunity.
The event was supported by CAPA, ITQ/Travelport and TAAI.
India Outbound Summit 2019
The first edition of India Outbound Summit brought convergence of leadership across diverse verticals of the outbound tourism industry. The audience and panellists consisted of travel agents and operators, airlines, hotels, NTOs and diplomats, among others.
Japanese Ambassador to India H.E Kenji Hiramatsu delivered the keynote address, with a session on governments, chaired by Subhash Goyal, Chairman, STIC Group, featuring Andrew Caruana Galizia, Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy of Malta; and Patrick Santillo, Minister Counsellor for Commercial Affairs, USA.
In another session titled “Trends in Indian outbound air travel”, examining the churning in the aviation industry and several prominent aviation industry insiders, including Wolfgang Will, Senior Director, Lufthansa – South Asia; Pankaj Kumar, ED, Air India; Suresh Nair, Country Head, Air Asia; Harvinder Singh, Country head, United Airlines; and David Lim, Country Manager, Singapore Airlines, among others, shared their insight on the aviation market.
Larger trends emanating in the Indian marketplace were put under the scanner in the session titled “Trends in the Indian marketplace’’. Spokespersons representing verticals – cruise, luxury, DMCs, and travel company – gave a bird’s eye view of challenges and opportunities in the marketplace.
In another keynote, Nepal Tourism’s CEO Deepak Joshi spoke on “perspective for regional tourism”, batting for integration of communities and region through tourism.
The event provided a focussed networking opportunity and provided a common platform to industry stakeholders involved in the business of outbound travel.
India Outbound Summit
India Outbound Summit 2017
CONVERGENCE OF LEADERSHIP ACROSS VERTICALS OF THE OUTBOUND INDUSTRY
A first-time summit that brought convergence of leadership across diverse verticals of the outbound tourism industry. The Summit was attended by industry consisting of agents, airlines, hotels, NTOs and diplomats.