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The inaugural The Iconic Experiences Show (TIES) 2023 has just come to a close in New Delhi. The event, which took place at The Hyatt Regency New Delhi, drew several attendees from the travel, tourism, and hospitality industries as well as from the government and the yoga and wellness communities. Jyoti Mayal, President, TAAI and Director TIES, in conjunction with Chander Mansharamani, MD, Alpcord and Director TIES & TV9 network, joined together to present the brand-new, unique The Iconic Experiences Show in recognition of the existence and expanding potential of the Luxury Segment. TIES 2023 concentrated on 5 industrial categories, including Weddings, Wellness, Leisure, Conferences, and Sustainability, with the Luxury segment as its primary focus. The event took place over the course of two days and had quite varied themes and schedules on each day.

The first day, October 16, was devoted to debates, master seminars, TED lectures, compelling presentations, and more. The day’s notable speakers included Yudhistir Govinda Das, Country Director of Communications & National Spokesperson, ISKCON India, Sadhvi Pragya Bharti, Spiritual Leader & Co-Founder – Sambhav International Foundation, and Acharya Pratishtha, Yog & Spiritual Guru, Former Diplomat HCI Mauritius Ministry of External Affairs & Director, Mokshayatan Yog Sansthan, who spoke about wellness and how it The enormous underlying aviation potential in India was explored by Kapil Kaul, CEO and Director of CAPA Advisory, and Aditya Ghosh, Co-Founder of Akasa Air.

The panel discussion featured comments from Asmita Chakraborty, Miss Tourism India 2021, Dr. Sanjana Jon, a social activist and fashion designer, Vandana Mohan, founder of The Wedding Design Company, and Chetan Vohra, managing director of Line Communications and Weddingline, on the topic of weddings, which is currently the most relevant luxury market. Ashish Gupta, Consulting CEO, FAITH, presented a reviving viewpoint on how to improve “experiences.”

Another panel discussion on “Luxury in Leisure” featured experienced hoteliers like Hadigalage Chalaka Dev Gajabahu, Chairman of the Sri Lanka Tourism Promotion Bureau, Zubin Saxena, MD and Senior Area VP, South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group; Meshaal M. Qureshi, Trade Markets Director, Saudi Tourism Authority; Noel Swain, COO, Evisa VAS & Tourism Services- VFS; Parveen Chander Kumar, EVP Sales and Marketing,

Learning Sessions

The MasterClasses led by industry veteran Nakul Anand, Executive Director, ITC Limited, included a valuable information and experience sharing component. Sridhar Keppurengan, Senior Director/Lead- Cross Border Payments, and G. Kamala Vardhana Rao, IAS, Secretary (GOI) & Chief Executive Officer, Food & Safety & Standard Authority of India, both gave informative and in-depth speeches on the same day.

Mukesh Kumar Meshram, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh, and Director General, UP Tourism; M.D. Sinha, Principal Secretary, Haryana Tourism Department; Tarun Thakral, Founder & Managing Trustee – Heritage Transport Museum; and Ashish Gupta, Founder: StrategyPLUTO & Consulting participated in the knowledge session on “Vibrant Heritage India.” CEO: Punjab Tourism’s Secretary for Tourism and Cultural Affairs, FAITH’s Rakhee Gupta Bhandari, an IAS.

The day’s final session, Women Powering Sustainability Goals, featured Rupinder Brar, Commissioner of Income Tax for the Government of India, Dr. Jyotsna Suri, Chairperson & Managing Director of Bharat Hotels Limited, Varija Bajaj, Fashion Designer, Founder of Varija Lifestyles, O&Y, Lela, Varija Home, Varija Life & THE CAREER, and Shobha Rudra, Founder Partner of RARE India. The discussion was all about empowering women, from multitasking talent ladies to those who are outperforming males in performance figures.

The entire day was filled with exciting events, including a gala supper and a venue that was full to capacity.

Best moments from Day 2

Day 2 of the TIES 2023 was organized as an exhibition, during which numerous industry stakeholders occupied booth space to show off their amazing goods and services to the event’s discerning attendees and travel / tour operators. The expo provided plenty of possibilities for the tourism industry experts to network and establish profitable business relationships with pre-arranged meetings with 30 Corporates in MICE, 50 high-end wedding planners, and a fair number of walk-ins.

The Mock Wedding, which was jointly produced by Ties and Q Events and eloquently highlighted the protocols and process of an Indian wedding through certain traditional Indian customs, was the ideal culmination to this exceptional and big presentation. The inaugural episode of Ties 2023 came to a conclusion amid much hilarity, networking, delicious food, and engaging conversation.

“TIES 2023’s debut performance was a big success. The conference room was completely full at 10:15 a.m. on Day 1 of the event. The amazing and inspirational lineup of speakers that we had invited to come share their experiences with the audience all showed up, contributing to the discussion with their wealth of expertise while remaining to hear from their peers. “The event was successful in giving members of the travel industry a chance to directly interact with state tourism chiefs, country representatives, attractions, hoteliers, and aviation experts to learn how to ‘differently’ package the same old destination and how to provide a memorable experience to their customers,” said Mayal.

Source- Travel biz


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