Top travel industry Founders and CEOs are set to take the Skift India Summit stage next month to discuss the future of the Indian outbound market, the growth of domestic travel, and India’s inbound future in this new era.
Skift India Summit – which will undoubtedly be the best travel industry conference ever seen in India – kicks-off in Delhi-NCR on March 20 and will bring together a top-notch line-up of speakers focused on the region’s future.
It’s a critical time for travel leaders to come together, given recent budget cuts and how that will affect inbound travel to one of the world’s fastest growing travel markets.
Prepare to be inspired, informed, and engaged by some of the industry’s leading figures, including:
Eric Garcetti – United States Ambassador to the Republic of India
We are thrilled to welcome the 26th United States Ambassador to the Republic of India to our Summit stage. Previously, Eric Garcetti was elected as the 42nd Mayor of the City of Los Angeles in 2013 – the youngest mayor in Los Angeles history – and he was re-elected in 2017 with the widest margin ever recorded in his city. In a conversation with Skift Founder & CEO, Rafat Ali on stage, Garcetti will share his perspectives on the growth of travel between the U.S. and India in the future, as well as his views on the important shifts happening in the region and abroad.
Vijay Shekhar Sharma – Chairman, MD & CEO, Paytm
An Indian technology entrepreneur, Sharma started Paytm – a financial technology company that specializes in digital payments and financial services – in 2010 and has been featured on the list of ‘hundred most influential people in the world’ by Time magazine. He will be discussing his views on the emerging digital trends for the Indian traveler, the future of payments, and how the needs of consumers are changing as India’s market grows.
Vikram Oberoi – CEO and Managing Director, The Oberoi Group
With over 25 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, Vikram Oberoi is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of The Oberoi Group, one of the world’s largest luxury hotel companies. Vikram’s understanding of evolving consumer demands, commitment to sustainability and willingness to embrace innovation will come into play as he discusses how he feels luxury is being redefined and the opportunities ahead for the hospitality sector.
Dhruv Shringi – Co-Founder & CEO, Yatra Online
As we look at India’s outbound tourism growth and the potential for it to rise exponentially in the coming decade, we will hear from both Yatra CEO Dhruv Shringi and MakeMyTrip Co-Founder and Group CEO Rajeesh Magow, for a conversation on “Where Will the Next Billion Travelers Come From?” Since Yatra’s successful launch in January 2006, Dhruv has led Yatra.com to grow from a 3-member organization to a 1,000+ people-strong organization – thus making Yatra.com a leading travel brand in the country. Listen to our interview with Dhruv back in November on the Skift India Travel Podcast.
Sharan Pasricha – Founder & Co-CEO, Ennismore
Sharan Pasricha is the Founder & Co-CEO of Ennismore, the largest and fastest-growing lifestyle hospitality company. Ennismore entered a joint venture with Accor in 2021, bringing together an unrivaled collective of 15 brands, 130 hotels and over 200 restaurants and nightlife destinations. Through his experience, we will hear Sharan’s perspectives on the power of lifestyle in hospitality, the experience Ennismore creates for its guests, and why it keeps them coming back to the properties.
These are just some of 20+ speakers who will take the stage next month. It’s a lineup you won’t want to miss — exclusively available at Skift India Summit. Join us in Delhi-NCR on March 19-20 for an unforgettable experience.