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Rituraj Khanna

CEO of ​Q Events Pvt. Ltd., Mr. Rituraj Khanna is the Doyen of the wedding industry in India. His magnum production and luxury weddings, his unparalleled professionalism and
unbelievable creativity, seen across many exotic destinations, coupled with his humility and innate empathy for all, make him one of the most respected, sought-after and adored personalities in the wedding, travel and hospitality industries.

Sanaya Mehta Vyas

Director at Selvel One Group, an Out of Home (OOH) Advertising Company that has been at the forefront leading change in the industry for over half a century and has many pioneering projects to its credit. Sanaya has been Honorary Secretary of the Advertising Association of Kolkata, Past President EO Kolkata Entrepreneur's Organisation). Currently, she is the Vice President Rugby India and Founder Women in Sports India. She is also the Chairperson of Branding and Marketing at ASSOCHAM East.

Parthip Thyagarajan

Co-founder and CEO of He has brought together diverse inuential stakeholders and vendors from the Indian and global wedding industries for mutual collaboration and meaningful connections, ensuring that wedding sutra is the global language and dictionary
for scouting ideas trending in the supply chains.

Kumar Shobhan

General Manager of Hyatt Regency Kolkata. Has spent more than 22 years in the hospitality industry heading major verticals and running the leading hotel in the event business in the east under his guidance and leadership. A people-centric professional who has deep knowledge of diverse aspects of hotel management and has acted as a torchbearer of food and beverage within Hyatt in India.

Priti Nanda

Founder of Sopritti established in 2009 which is a high fashion and lifestyle expo for the global South Asian community based in Dubai. Over the last 10 years, Sopritti has curated over 20 exhibitions in the UAE with some of the most renowned designers across the world.

Sandeep Vyas

One of the most talented Bollywood artists, known for his hit songs and performances on national and international stages. Provides insights into artist management and star-studded events, being a celebrity artist himself and a favorite of most national and international wedding sangeet celebrations.

Reema Sanghavi

Founder of Maximus MICE & Media Solutions, a decade-old global, award-winning brand with a network of over 500 corporate clients spread across every continent and a repertoire of over thousands of events. She co-founded Pinkathon, which is now Asia’s Largest Run for women, featuring over 1 Lakh women runners every year. She has also been elected as the Vice President - West for Event and Experiential
Marketing Association (EEMA), empowering women in all ways.

Duygu Kuskulu, Eda Basaran and Pelin Tanca

Co-founders of Tay Istanbul. They intend to provide end-to-end solutions, starting from the concept design and planning, all the way to the execution of events and travel itineraries, with the best services for corporate clients and destination weddings. Being in tourism since 1992, they have developed the know-how and experience to promote Turkey as the next most sought after destination abroad.

Siriges-a-nong Trirattanasongpol 

Director at Tourism Authority of Thailand. Has almost 30 years of experience working in various divisions, including service development, ASEAN-South Asia, and the South Pacic Region, as well as in the overseas oces at TAT Ho Chi Minh Oce and TAT Seoul Oce. As the Director of TAT New Delhi Oce, she promotes Thailand as a preferred destination for travellers from South Asia in the areas of Northern and Eastern India, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan.

Abhishek Sachdev

A seasoned professional with a career spanning close to 16 years. Has worked with brands such as ITC Limited, Legacy Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Indian Hotels Company Limited and Marriott International. Armed with extensive operations and revenue management optimization experience, Abhishek has led his hotels from the front lines both in India and Globally.

Ayushman Mitra

Creative director of fashion label Bobo Calcutta. A fashion designer, painter, and art director from Kolkata, he has been shown at fashion weeks, exhibitions and retails from various national and international outlets. His work has been extensively featured in Vogue, Elle, GQ, India Today and Filmfare. He recently stepped into the field of event decor and design with EventzInspired.

Dolly Jain

Celebrity saree and dupatta draper, she has developed a unique style of her own, fusing ancient Indian traditions with contemporary design language. Her innovative use of skill has created a new classicism for Indian women across the globe. She not only caters to the biggest business houses in India and abroad but also to all leading designers and their shows.

Priti Agarwal and Sunaina Agarwal

Co-founders of Desi Lantern, a bespoke wedding and event design company. They define their designs and aesthetics as uncluttered, sophisticated, grounded deeply in creativity and have earned many accolades from the crème-de-la-crème of the city for the décor they execute as a brand.

Pragya Chopra

Founder of OnOffOnline. A marketing strategist, her area of expertise lies in brand building and executing the 5 critical marketing verticals needed for a business to transform into a high-visibility brand. OnOffOnline's mission is to increase visibility for its clients primarily within competitive digital platforms, servicing clients globally.

Saurabh Rungta

Award-winning destination wedding photographer specialising in candid photography and a pioneer of candid wedding photography in India. He has trained over 3000 people in photography with his regular training courses and programs. He brings his own expertise in conceptualising, styling and story telling to each and every shoot in an aesthetic, casual, yet understated manner.

Poonam Khandelwal

Founder, Poonam Khandelwal Designs & Partner, The Entertainment Design and Fleur De Li. A prominent figure in the world of bespoke invitations, stationery, and personalised gifting, with 28 years of experience in expressing art through paper and typefaces and now adding an array of luxe gifting as well.

Girish Wadhwani

Popularly known as DJ Girish, he is the director of Nightlife and Entertain - ment at White Castle Hospitality and his shows across the globe ensure the maximum turnout, be it in concerts, nightclubs or Indian weddings.

Abhijit Chanda

One of Kolkata's best known make-up artists, he has a portfolio spanning more than 3000 brides. He is a regular at fashion events, as well as a favourite of the media and classic films.

Saurav Chatterjee

Sports industry expert with connections in corporate organisations; instrumental in launching High Life Management and working with Star Sports, is the former CEO of Professional Management Group, former president of Bengal Rugby Union, founder of Best of You and former treasurer and director of Rugby India. He is making his success in sports management even today and leading from the front as a pioneer in the business.

Deepika Chowdhry

Founder CEO of Candid India. Her extensive experience includes roles with renowned international exhibitions such as IMEX Frankfurt, IMEX America, ILTM Cannes, ILTM Asia, IT&MA, ABAV - Brazil, Luxperience - Sydney, AIME - Melbourne, etc. With more than 28 years' experience in national and international marketing and PR under her belt, she is known to use her business administrative skills with panache towards the success of all her ventures.

Imran Qureshi

Director of Planning at Dreamzkraft and craft your dream wedding. The best experience and the charisma of enchanting luxury weddings with the best in the industry, with more than 20 years of experience backing them. They add the perfect dash of luxury and magnificence and bring Indian Wedding Dreams to life, giving shape to the perfect wedding manifestations!

Suraj Juneja

Founder of Free Flow Tondon Ventures Pvt. Ltd. and chief venture builder. Has worked with more than 300 start-ups and helped them grow, attract investment, and scale up. Also runs his own start-up studio and 15 other ventures parallelly.

Shreya Dakshesh Mistry

Founder of 60Seconds. Has a career spanning 11 years in weddings in the specialised area of hospitality and logistics, brand management and thereby supporting every other aspect of the wedding and event industry with the best service she offers as her company and her brand.

Wakas Ather

Founder of RBW Fitness Studio. Using his own experience of reducing 40 kgs and then rehabilitation post injury, he understands the importance of consistency, guidance and aiming towards a goal.

Animish Shetty

Global Sales Director Hyatt Chain of hotels A strategic hospitality professional with over 17 years of experience in managing the Wedding, Sports and MICE portfolio Indepth knowledge and understanding of the growing Indian hospitality. Core Strengths: Stake holder management Customer relationship management Team building and Business Acumen in driving commercials Hotel marketing Business planning and execution

Cherish Tota

Co-founder of Compact Innovation Avenues, a company that nurtures a platform for environmental sustainability and pioneers new eco-friendly products. CIAPL strives to communicate ‘Practical Sustainability’ with clarity and create the necessary impact with their products. Consequently, it has been instrumental in innovating everyday eco-friendly alternatives in the business-as-usual segment for the responsible consumer. As a rationalist, he believes this is time to ‘Embrace the abstract and let go of the
concrete’ & contribute to the most imperative aspect of society: ‘Behavioral Change.’

Ankur Kalra

Founder & CEO of Vibgyor, one of the well-known names of the experiential world. With over 2 decades of experience, he has taken Vibgyor to a 100-employee agency with offices in Delhi, Mumbai & Bangalore. Vibgyor is perhaps one of the few ‘process driven’ agencies that completely operates on a project management software developed in-house. Ankur is also one of the Founder Members of EEMA and currently serves in the National Executive Committee as the Treasurer for the term 2022 – 24 leading all matters relating to Fiannce, Legal as well Systems & Processes that concern this industry.

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