DELHI: The Incredible India Tourism Investment Summit 2016 is set to begin in the national capital at Vigyan Bhawan from September 21 to 23. The Summit is being organised by the ministry of tourism in association with Tourism Finance Corporation of India (TFCI) and Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). The hope is to make IITIS a platform for domestic and international investors to meet project owners from across Indian states and the private sector and spark interest in investing in them.
Expected highlights at IITIS include presentations made by State to showcase all their investable tourism properties. Four Knowledge partners i.e. Ernst & Young, KPMG, Yes Bank and Invest India will assist States and UTs for identifying projects, suggesting tourism policy updates and presenting these to the potential investors during the summit.
Other highlights include session on why it makes sense to invest in India’s tourism sector, the role of MSMEs in tourism sector, panel discussions on core infrastructure for tourism, start-ups, digital India and investing into Government tourism schemes like Swadesh Darshan, PRASAD, MICE. Along the sidelines, there will be B2B meetings and signing of MoUs.
Among those expected at the summit include various tourism industry stakeholders including banks & financial institutions, cruise liners, domestic investors, entertainment companies, global investors, helicopter services, hoteliers, infrastructure-developers, international associations, restaurateurs, spa and yoga centers, tour and travel operators, venture capitalist among others.
There will be six plenary sessions:
- Why invest in Incredible India.
- Core Infrastructure for Tourism.
- Digital India & Start up India: Investing in Tourism Technology.
- Open Housed with State Tourism Ministers.
- Open-house with CEOs.
- Medical Tourism
Musafir Namah Bureau