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Experiential Planner Sessions

Ballroom Pre-Function, Pullman Hotel, New Delhi Aerocity

Day 1 : 7 July 2017

11:15 AM – 12:00 PM: What is the Future of MICE Programmes? | Powered by: Dubai

  • What’s next in MICE Trends for Corporations? What is the New, they would like to explore, include in their itineraries?
  • Are MICE Budgets per participant increasing or decreasing? How are MICE programmes evolving to incorporate such a change?
  • What elements / aspects make a MICE programme more meaningful to a corporation? Are partner agencies able to deliver on this?
  • The new trend of Business with Leisure or as the new buzz word suggests “BLeisure”

Panelists

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SAKET TIKU

Director, Esteem Gases & Managing Committee Member, All India Industrial Gases Manufacturers Association
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REHANA MEMON

VP-Client Relations
BOI Media and Entertainment
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SRIRAM GOPALASWAMY

Head-Commercial Segment Marketing
Lenovo India
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CARL VAZ

Director-India
Dubai Business Events
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VINOD JANARDHAN

Director
Team Rustic
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JOHANNA FISCHER

MD, tmf India and Germany
(Moderator)

12:00 PM – 12:45 PM: Exploring Azerbaijan with Pasha Travels

  • What are your conceptions of Azerbaijan as a destination?
  • What are your challenges when pitching an unfamiliar/new destination for a project?
  • Why is it most important to have the right partners when exploring a destination that is unfamiliar/less known?
  • What are the ideal aspects you would depend on your local partner for?

Panelists

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AZIZA SEYIDOVA

Business Development Director
Pasha Travel
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MAHESH SHIRODKAR

Director
Tamarind Global
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FLORIAN SENGSTSCHMID

COO
Pasha Travel
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RAJESH VERMA

Director
CRI Events
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MARTIN KLEIMANN

General Manager
JW Marriott, Baku
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SUSHIL SHAMLAL WADHVA

Group MD & CEO
Platinum World Group
(Moderator)

2:00 PM – 3:00 PM: The New Barcelona, Ideas and Inspirations | Barcelona CVB

  • What are some new ideas for venues, hotels, experiences in Barcelona?
  • What are the typical requirements for corporate MICE programmes, when it comes to Hotels?
  • Discussing some recent projects that took place in Barcelona.

Panelists

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ELENA ALTEMIR

International MICE Promotion Manager
Barcelona Convention Bureau
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JOHANNA FISCHER

MD, tmf India and Germany
(Moderator)
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VINAY BARAR

Senior VP-CRM
Powerica Ltd.
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NAVEEN RIZVI

Regional Director-India and Indian Ocean
Pacific World

Day 2 : 8 July 2017

11:15 AM –12:00 PM: Working in Collaboration with Destination Partners: Vienna CVB + Hilton, Vienna

  • What is the perception of Vienna as a MICE destination?
  • What are the main challenges when looking for a host hotel in a destination? How would you go about this?
  • What are the special considerations Hilton is willing to make, to work in partnership with an Indian Planner/Corporate?
  • What are some interesting cases when Vienna CVB has worked with Indian groups to achieve certain specific objectives for their group?

Panelists

Verena Jandak

VERENA JANDAK-HOLLENTHONER

Marketing Manager-India
Vienna Convention Bureau
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CHETAN VOHRA

Managing Director
Wedding Line (Line Network of Companies)
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VICTORIA DRUCKER

Cluster Senior Sales Manager-Meeting Industry
Hilton Hotels in Vienna
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JOHANNA FISCHER

MD, tmf India and Germany
(Moderator)
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SANTOSH NS

Head-Marketing and Communications
Fujitsu

Noon – 1:00 PM: Innovative Ideas and Solutions to include Berlin in your Next MICE Programme

  • What are your conceptions of Berlin as a destination? – What are your challenges when pitching a European Destination for a project?
  • What are the essential elements in a typical European Itinerary? Discussing the various ways Berlin can feature in a 4-5 Day Central European itinerary.
  • How the Convention Bureau can assist and partner you in your programmes?

Panelists

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HEIKE MAHMOUD

Director
VisitBerlin Berlin Convention Bureau
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MITHIKA SINGHA GAIKWAD

Branch Director
THOT Mumbai
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KATHARINA WASCHE

Marketing Manager Conventions India
VisitBerlin Berlin Convention Bureau
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JOHANNA FISCHER

MD, tmf India and Germany
(Moderator)
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NAVNEETH MOHAN

CEO
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