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Anitha Niranjan (Managing Director of CIMGlobal India Pvt Ltd)

Anitha Niranjan

Managing Director of CIMGlobal India Pvt Ltd

She started her journey with CIMGLOBAL in 2008. As a key member of the CIMGLOBAL core Management Team and with immense knowledge of MICE & Hospitality Industry, I contribute towards Business Development, Delivery, People and Strategies and helping the organization to achieve its new milestones of success. As a qualified professional with over 18 years of experience in Market Analysis, Strategy Formulation & Business development, developed and grew the business through creative planning and implementation mainly for the service and hospitality industry. Successful strategy formulation in the recent past in this rapidly changing, dynamic market has been quite a challenge and learning too. Having worked with hotel chains who have a focus in convention business, moving to a PCO was quite evident. A deeper and better understanding for association congresses and developing newer methods and IT enabled systems for better delivery has been the focus.

Sudeep Sarcar (CEO of India Expo Mart Ltd)

Sudeep Sarcar

CEO of India Expo Mart Ltd

A Business leader with an experience of over two decades across MICE sector in heading business operations, establishing profit centres and growing large venue infrastructures.

Currently as CEO of India Exposition Mart Ltd, since May 2011 which is the largest integrated exhibition and convention centre in India that has hosted several international events and awarded as the Best Standalone Convention Centre by the Ministry of Tourism, Government of India. Having handled various assignments across the tenure of his career that have involved major aspects of event and conference management, he has grown into becoming a MICE Specialist. With a keen eye towards understanding MICE market and growth trends, assessing the competitive landscape, and creating events of a massive scale that have been experienced and appreciated by leaders and clients across the globe.

He has proven contributions towards successfully organizing major events for major clients from diverse industry verticals in India, which received massive footfalls and an excellent response from the event attendees. He has proven success in bidding and winning major events collaboratively along with Government of India at an international level.

He also represents Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) as the Vice President and Member, Governing Board, India Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB), Ministry of Tourism, GOI.
He is a member of ICPB, IEIA, EEMA, Ufi and ICCA and Business Chambers like CII, FIEO, FICCI, ASSOCHAM, & IGCC.

Vivek Seigell (Principal Director of PHD Chamber of Commerce)

Vivek Seigell

Principal Director of PHD Chamber of Commerce

Vivek Seigell is a Principal Director, PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Sectors he is handling are - Health, AYUSH, Defence and Homeland Security, Entertainment & Media, Art and Culture and Young Business Leaders

He was previously the CEO of Consultancy Consortium Of India, Country Head – Retail of E-tail & Consumer Finance with HCL Infosystems Limited, Advisory Board Member, Asia Retail Congress 2008 & 2010 and more.

Working with the PHD Chamber since 2012, he has been working on Policy Advocacy with various Ministries of Government of India across Geographies and Sectors like Health (Pharma, Medical Devices & Health Delivery), Manufacturing, IT, Electronics, Textiles and Best Business Practices for Excellence. He has also been working closely with World Bank and bodies like WHO on issues of importance for the socio-economic growth of the country.

While with the Corporates, he has hands-on experience of creating an SBU from a greenfield stage to US $ 200 million. Creating blue prints and their field implementation through tactical initiatives & long term strategies for business sustainability, is what he has delivered.
Equipped with a professional training on Strategic Market Planning from J.L.Kellogg School of Management (USA) & MDI, Gurgaon (1993) and Economics Hons from Delhi University (1985) he worked with the corporates across sectors like white goods to fashion industry to IT (hardware, software & services- for over three decades before joining the Chamber of Commerce.

He has been widely covered and commended by dailies like Times of India, Economic Times, Indian Express and Asian Age apart from various other publications in Healthcare, IT and Textiles for his creative contributions to the world of business.

With interest in western music and Indian classical dances, he loves to spend quality time with his family.

Sanjoy K Roy (Former President at Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA))

Sanjoy K Roy

Former President at Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA)

Sanjoy K. Roy, an entrepreneur of the arts, is the Managing Director of Teamwork Arts, which produces over 25 highly acclaimed performing arts, visual arts and literary festivals across 40 cities in countries such as Australia, Canada, Egypt, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA, including the world’s largest free literary gathering — the annual ZEE Jaipur Literature Festival. Roy has received the National Award for Excellence and Best Director for the film Shahjahanabad: The Twilight Years. He is a founder trustee of Salaam Baalak Trust (SBT) working to provide support services for street and working children in the inner city of Delhi where over 55,000 children have benefited from education, training and residential services. In 2011, the White House presented SBT the US President’s Committee of Arts and Humanities Award for an International Organisation. Roy works closely with various industry bodies on important policy issues within the cultural space in India and is a senior office bearer on several committees working on policy infrastructure for the creative industries - he is Co-chair of the Art and Culture Committee of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and recent Former President of Event and Entertainment Management Association (EEMA).

Sandeep Bahl (Senior Director - Events of NASSCOM)

Sandeep Bahl

Senior Director - Events of NASSCOM

Sandeep currently heads the National events division @ NASSCOM. These events, both National and International are aimed at showcasing the industry transformation and innovation agenda and recently have re-defined themselves in the virtual events space.

Sandeep has over 29 years of overall work experience out of which 21 years have been spent in the event industry with management positions in India and UK. He has executed technology, trade & investment events and conferences in countries across Europe, US, Africa, China, Singapore, Malaysia and Indian markets.

Sandeep has an international approach to business, a creative thinker & a proven stimulator of 'out of the box' thinking.

Eric Schmidt (CEO & Co-Founder of EventBank)

Eric Schmidt

CEO & Co-Founder of EventBank

s CEO of EventBank, Eric L. Schmidt is focused on delivering cloud solutions that transform the way professional communities enable and enrich relationships. EventBank has office in 10 countries and clients in over 50. Eric’s focus is to continue building the best product for EventBank’s clients and expanding the company’s presence in emerging and developing markets around the world. Over the last 18 years, Eric has founded and incubated several companies from the ground up; including China Entrepreneurs which was the top community organization for more than 50,000 entrepreneurs, hosting more than 100 conferences annually.

Eric was an elected member of American Chamber of Commerce in China's Board of Governors for three years (2017, 2018 & 2019) and is recognized as an authority on digital transformation and business in Asia. He has been featured in media such as The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Baron’s, BBC, CCTV, China Daily, and numerous other outlets.

Eric once traced Marco Polo’s route from Beijing, China to Venice, Italy, 100 days by bicycle – he was appreciatively sponsored by Nike and Philips. He also previously lived in China (17 years) and Guatemala.