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The TAFI Abu Dhabi Convention 2018

The Travel Agents Federation of India has always believed in exploring new and unique destinations and it is under this guiding principal that we have chosen  to hold our 12th International Convention in Abu Dhabi. TAFI and the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi have joined hands together to showcase AbuDhabiand all that it has to offer. The Convention will take place from 25th – 28th September 2018.

 

The theme of our Convention is “Innovation – Transform – Disrupt – Redefining the Offline Travel World”, Around these key words will our Business sessions evolve. Delegates will deliberate on the theme during the Business sessions and keeping in mind the fast pace at which the world is travelling and specially the digital world, with changes taking place by the minute and by the hour, we will dwell on these matters and do our best to equip our members to meet the challenging times. Eminent speakers from India and Abroad are being invited to address the august gathering. Panel discussions, workshops and standalone sessions have been planned to make the Business sessions interesting, interactive and meaningful.

Apart from the Business sessions, sightseeing for all the delegates & entertainment programs have been organized. Post Tours for 2 nights / 3 days for all delegates is also part of the Convention Program. Delegates will get an opportunity to explore new places and see how best they can promote the destinations and grow in business.

The TAFI Convention is one of the most widely attended and eagerly awaited event in our industry, which draws together a broad section of influential voices and stalwarts of the Travel & Tourism Industry. The Convention is an ideal platform for discussion, debate and learning, empowering our members to return with some valuable takeaways.

This is a unique opportunity to raise your brand awareness before a highly focused target audience. High visibility through print and electronic media collaterals awaits you, as you participate and support us through sponsorships towards the various events and business sessions.

CONVENTION PROGRAM

Attendance for all the Sessions is COMPULSORY

DAY 1

25th September 2018

CONVENTION FLOW

Morning onwards

Staggered ARRIVAL OF DELEGATES at the Abu Dhabi / Dubai International Airport.
TRANSFER & check into DUSIT THANI ABU DHABI

10:30 to 17:00

REGISTRATION of Delegates at THE TAFI  CONVENTION SECRETARIAT at DUSIT THANI

18:00

TRANSFER of Delegates from DUSIT THANI to THE EMIRATES PALACE.

19:00

INAUGURATION at THE EMIRATES PALACE 

WELCOME ADDRESS by

HE Sultan Al Mutawa Al Dhaheri
Executive Director – Tourism Sector

INAUGURAL ADDRESS by
HE Navdeep Singh Suri
Ambassador of India to the UAE

ENTERTAINMENT, COCKTAILS & GALA DINNER

22:30

TRANSFER of Delegates by coach BACK TO DUSIT THANI

DAY 2

26th September 2018

CONVENTION FLOW

07:00 onwards

BREAKFAST

08:30 onwards

DEPARTURE from DUSIT THANI to THE EMIRATES PALACE

08:30 to 09:00

DELEGATES REGISTRATION at TAFI Secretariat, THE EMIRATES PALACE

09:30 to 10:15

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – DREAMS FOR ALL SEASONS

10:15 to 11:15

SESSION 1 – MAN VERSUS MACHINE

by Motivational Speaker

• Dr. Pawan Agrawal

11.15 to 11.30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 to 12:30

SESSION 2 – JUST A SMILE AWAY

by Motivational Speaker

Dr. Vivek Bindra

12:30 to 13:30

SESSION 3 – POORAB AUR PASCHIM 

EAST MEETS WEST – WTAAA

Moderator • Michel deBlust, ECTAA
• Mark Meader, ASTA
• Andrew Bowman, TAANZ
• Hamzah Rahmat, FATA
• Rodney Dcruz, IATA

13:30 to 14:30

LUNCH at EMIRATES PALACE

14:00 to 16:00

VISIT TO B2B EXHIBITION

16:00

GROUP ACTIVITY – CITY SIGHTSEEING

19:00

RETURN of Delegates TO DUSIT THANI after Sightseeing

20:30 onwards

ENTERTAINMENT, COCKTAILS & GALA DINNER

DAY 3

27th September 2018

CONVENTION FLOW

07:00 onwards

BREAKFAST

08:30 onwards

DEPARTURE from DUSIT THANI to THE EMIRATES PALACE

09:30 to 10:00

KEYNOTE ADDRESS – THE FUTURE IS HERE
• Ashwani Kakkar, Mercury Travels

10:00 to 11:15

SESSION 1 – INDIGO AIRLINES

Speaker • William Boulter, CCO Indigo Airlines

10:15 to 11:15

SESSION 2 – HAPPINESS ON THE BEACH
by Motivational Speaker

Nithya Shanti

11.15 to 11.30

COFFEE BREAK

11:30 to 12:00

SESSION 3 – SHARING POWERS

• Aashish Gupta,

Founder – StrategyPluto &
Consulting CEO, FAITH

12:00 to 13:00

SESSION 4 – WHOLE WORLD ON A SINGLE PLATFORM
Moderator

• Bart Bellers, CEO Xpdite Venture
• Josh Ziegler, CEO Zumata
• Akash Poddar, COO Travel Guru
• Pranita Baveja, CEO Traviate

13:30 to 14:00

LUNCH at EMIRATES PALACE

14:00

Coaches will leave for Dusit Thani

16:00

DEPARTURE of Coaches from DUSIT THANI
for WARNER BROS. WORLD

17:00

ARRIVAL at WARNER BROTHERS for ENTERTAINMENT AND ACTIVITIES

19:00

TRANSFER to FERRARI WORLD

19:15 onwards

ARRIVAL at FERRARI WORLD for ENTERTAINMENT, COCKTAILS & FAREWELL GALA DINNER

22.30

TRANSFER of Delegates by coach back to DUSIT THANI

DAY 4

28th September 2018

CONVENTION FLOW

07:00 onwards

BREAKFAST

08:00 onwards

CHECK OUT AND PROCEED FOR
POST-CONVENTION TOURS
OR TAKE A FLIGHT HOME

*Kindly Note:

This program is subject to change. Final program will be handed over at the time of Registration.

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POST CONVENTION TOUR PROGRAM

Theconvention Venue

Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi

A lavishly imagined dream, Emirates Palace, the Venue for the TAFI Abu Dhabi Convention, offers you a magical location to enjoy the quintessence of award-winning 5-star luxury hospitality and authentic local experiences. From 394 luxurious rooms and suites, to our award-winning culinary cuisine, Emirates Palace is the definition of an unrivaled and Arabian fantasy.

The Hotel

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi

Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi brings Thai-inspired design and hospitality to the heart of the United Arab Emirates’ capital city.

Selected amongst the World’s Top 100 Hotels, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi is centrally located in the city’s new business and government district, within easy reach of the Eastern Mangroves, the city’s lush natural habitat the Corniche, the city’s iconic seaside promenade and the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.

With its prominent glass tower, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi presents a fresh and innovative architectural design. Inside, guest rooms and fully furnished extended stay executive apartments are infused with Thai elegance and modern conveniences. An array of exquisite restaurants serve delicacies to satisfy any palate and a host of facilities and services, including Namm Spa and DFiT Fitness Centre, allow guests to nurture their minds and bodies

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Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi, the Capital of United Arab Emirates, sits on the mainland on an island in the Persian Gulf. Its focus on oil exports and commerce is reflected by the skyline’s modern towers and shopping megacentres such as Abu Dhabi and Marina malls. Beneath white-marble domes, the Vast Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque features an immense Persian carpet, crystal chandeliers and capacity for 41,000 worshipers. Take a break to visit the Warner Brothers Studios, Ferrari World, Yas Island etc.

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