India has a population of 1.2 billion people with a fast growing middle class that is increasingly expecting quality leisure attractions and cultural venues. There are huge opportunities for companies in the “Experience Economy” sector but, to do business in India, companies need to understand this market and make contacts with real buyers. The experience economy encompasses high growth sectors such as tourism, hospitality, entertainment, leisure and cultural, tourist & educational attractions such as museums. In India, favourable demographics, a growth in education and a rise in disposable incomes are fuelling the demand for leisure and entertainment and a growing interest in museums & heritage by the new Indian consumer class. Also, world-class Indian companies want to promote their brands domestically and internationally and are receptive to promotion ideas such as Brand Centres. All this is creating exciting new business opportunities for companies. Through this event, industry leaders and a panel of experts will examine the unique characteristics of India’s experience economy and highlight the key opportunities, challenges and critical success factors in doing business in India.

In addition to the TiLEIndia conference and great networking activities, delegates visited other parts of India and the IAAPI Exhibition inNew Dehli in the following week.

Tuesday 22nd January

Overseas delegates and speakers arrive, check into hotels and relax.

Wednesday 23rd January

Set up – Radisson Blu Conference Rooms

11:00 – 16:00: Tour – Introduction to Hyderabad, its museums and attractions. A bus will collect TiLEIndia participants from the Radisson Blu Banjara Hills Hotel and the visit will include lunch.

19:00 – 21:00: Welcome Reception/Party – Radisson Blu Banjara Hills Hotel (drinks & buffet supper)

Thursday 24th January Conference at Radisson Blu Banjara Hills

10:30: Registration & Coffee

11:00: TiLEIndia Opening Session

  Conference including breaks & lunch

19:00 – 22:00: TiLEIndia Party – Shilparamam Cultural Village

Friday 25th January Conference at Radisson Blu Banjara Hills

Conference including breaks & lunch

19:00 – 22:00: Mixer – Polo Farm (drinks & BBQ supper)

Saturday 26th January