HTM Conference

Who will participate in the HTM Conference?

World renowned, distinguished Speakers from around the world will be talking about their experience in connection with the trends of Tourism on Innovative Marketing, Digital Marketing, Aviation, Hospitality, Human Capital, Trend in the Himalaya and Event Management.

 

HTM CONFERENCE PROGRAM

HTM Conference at Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu

Time                         Program

0830 – 0900          Gathering of Invitees/Guests/Participants


0900 – 0930          Registration


0930                        Dignitaries requested to take seat on the dias/special row

                                     Mr. Shankar Prasad Adhikary, Secretary of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation

                                     and Chairman of the HTM Organizing Committee

                                     Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board

                                     Mr. Suman Pandey, Chairman, PATA Nepal Chapter

                                     Mr. Andrew Jones, Immediate Past Chairman, PATA

                                     Mr. Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA

                                     Mr. Swadesh Kumar, Founder of Shikhar Group of Companies, India

                                     Foreign Delegates

                                     Government Officials of Nepal

                                     Presidents/Delegates, Travel Trade Associations of Nepal


0940                        Welcome Speech and Program Highlights by Mr. Suman Pandey, Chairman, PATA Nepal


0948                        Remarks by Mr. Andrew Jones, Immediate Past Chairman, PATA


0953                        Remarks by Mr. Swadesh Kumar, President, Adventure Tour Operators’ Association of India


0958                         Address by Mr. Shankar P. Adhikary, Secretary, MoCTCA


1003                        MC expresses Thanks and invites Ms. Yogita Limahe, BBC Correspondent


1004                        Fireside Chat with Yogita Limahe, Senior Correspondent, BBC: Interview with

                                   Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO, PATA and Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO, NTB (20 mins)      


1024                         Tea Break (10 mins)


1030                        MC resumes the session by calling upon dias

                                  Mr. Dipendra Purush Dhakal as Chairperson of the Session,

                                  and hands over the floor to the Chairperson

                                  Talks are classified under two rubrics:

                                   – Himalaya Tourism, Mountaineering & Development

                                   – Innovation and Marketing


HIMALAYAN TOURISM, MOUNTAINEERING & DEVELOPMENT

1035                         Chairperson invites Mr. Daniel Levine

                                    (Founding Director of Avant-Guide Institute Trends Consultancy, global editor of wiki trends – US):

                                  What Travellers to the Himalayas Really Want… , and How to Give It to Them (30 mins)


1105                          Mr. David Lim

                                     (Leadership Coach, Leader of first Singapore Everest Expedition 1998- Singapore) :

                                   Lessons from Mt. Everest, the Success Principles (20 mins)


1125                         Ms. Julie Lewis

                                    (Founder of Mountain High, speaker and author, leader of mountain expeditions – Dubai, UAE):

                                  Five Essential Skills for Peak Performance and Productivity in Business,

                                  Mountaineering, Sports and Life

(20 mins)


1145                         Mr. Prachanda Man Shrestha

                                    (Former CEO NTB and DG, MoCTCA – Nepal)

                                  Nepal: Gate way to Himalaya (15 mins)


1200                        Mr. Subash Goyal

                                    (Former President IATO and Chairman Stic Travel Group – India):

                                  Recent Indian Initiatives for Poverty Eradication and Job Creation through Tourism (15 mins)


1215                         Mr. Bert Van Walbeek

                                    (Hotelier, motivational speaker – Thailand):

                                  Build Back Better (20 mins)


1235                         Mr. Robin Marston

                                    (Founder of Mountain Travel, wildlife conservationist, promoter of Nepal tourism – UK):

                                  Innovation to Industry, Nepal’s Role in the Creation of Trekking and Adventure Travel in Today’s World

(20 mins)


1255                         Q&A Round (20 mins)         


1315           LUNCH BREAK FOR AN HOUR


INNOVATION AND MARKETING


1415                         MC requests Mr. Mark Wright (Founder and Marketing Director, Adventure Connection)

                                    to chair the Second Session, and hands over the floor to the Chair (5 mins)                                 


1420                         Mr. Mario Hardy

                                    (CEO PATA, investor and entrepreneur – Thailand ):

                                  The Art of Story Telling (15 mins)


1435                         Ms. Sarah Matthews

                                    (Head Destination Marketing and Sales at Trip Advisor –Hong Kong, China ):  

                                  Trends, Scope and Future of Experential Tourism (20 mins)


1455                         Mr. Damian Cook

                                    (Founder and CEO of e-Tourism Frontiers – South Africa ):

                                  Digital Destination (20 mins)


1505                        TEA BREAK (15 mins)


1520                          Mr. Michael Zhou

                                    (President Tang Dynasty Tours – China):

                                  Cross bound Tourism, a New Type of Tour Business (15 mins) 


1535                         Chair opens the floor for questions and answers, comments and suggestions (30 mins)


1605                         Chair sums up the whole presentations and concludes the session


1615                         Free time. 

Inaugural Ceremony starts at 1845 hrs. followed by Welcome Dinner                       



Inaugural Ceremony

HTM Conference at Soaltee Crowne Plaza, Kathmandu

Time                                  Program

1800 – 1830                    Gathering of Invitees/Guests/Participants and Registration


1830 – 1850                    Seating of all the Guests and Dignitaries

                                          Mr. Shankar Prasad Adhikary, Secretary of MoCTCA

                                          Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO, Nepal Tourism Board

                                         Ms. Sarah Mathews, Chairperson, PATA

                                         Mr. Suman Pandey, Chairman, PATA Nepal Chapter

                                        Mr. Ashwini Lohani, Key Note Speaker, Chairman and MD- Air India

                                       Heads/Representatives, Diplomatic Missions in Nepal

                                       Foreign Delegates and Speaker/Resource Persons 

                                       Government Officials of Nepal

                                       Presidents/Delegates, Travel Trade Associations of Nepal


1900 – 1915                Arrival of the Chief Guest, Rt. Hon. President, Ms. Bidya Devi  Bhandari  


1915                              National Anthem


1918                             Welcome Speech by Mr. Deepak Raj Joshi, CEO, NTB


1923                              Chief Guest inaugurates the Himalayan Travel Mart(HTM) by lighting the traditional Nepali lamp


1926                              Program Highlights by Mr. Suman Pandey, Chairman, PATA Nepal Chapter


1931                               Remarks by Ms. Sarah Mathews, Chairperson, PATA, Head of Destination Marketing at Tripadvisor, APAC


1941                               Key Note Speech by Mr. Ashwini Lohani, Chairman and MD of Air India


2000                             Awarding people for their contribution in Crisis Management and Tourism Recovery Campaign


2005                              Hon. Minister of MoCTCA addresses the gathering


2010                              Remarks by the Chief Guest, Rgt. Hon. President   


2015                               Vote of Thanks by Mr. Shankar Prasad Adhikary, Secretary  MoCTCA


2020                             Departure of the Chief Guest


                                  Dinner with Entertainment Program

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