Finderbridge Tourism & Tezpur University welcomes all to the 1st International e-Conference on Northeast India Tourism 2021


This Conference is a first-of-its-kind initiative specifically focusing on the promotion of tourism in the North-Eastern region of India. This platform will witness the participation of a dedicated team of experts from all across the country with an ultimate aim of uniting every individual linked to the Tourism and Hospitality sector. The conference will host renowned speakers including industry professionals and academicians to share their valuable insights and experiences with all the participants. This space ensures networking possibilities with some of the best minds. From curating primary focus areas of North East India Tourism post a global pandemic to discussing major barriers in developing it to further unraveling solutions for the same, all will be widely discussed and debated herein.


Reinventing Northeast India Tourism, Destination Marketing and Tourism Entrepreneurship

Why International Conference on Northeast India Tourism (ICNIT) 2021?

ICNIT 2021 comes with a bundle of benefits for participants, industry players, students, academicians, and speakers alike. Academicians and entrepreneurs can get an opportunity to showcase and promote themselves in this global platform. Every participant will have a deeper understanding of the North Eastern tourism scenario and the prospects of (tourism) products and resources. They will be aware of the cruciality of destination marketing and stakeholder coordination to drive Northeast Tourism to newer heights. At the end of the day, there shall be stronger ties among industry stakeholders and development of industry-wide strategies directed in making this North-eastern part of India a core tourism region for all

Conference Focus Areas

  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Destination Analysis & Marketing
  • Skill Development
  • Tourism Entrepreneurship
  • Tourism Recovery & Reinvention
  • Tourism Education
  • Travel Blogging & Writing
  • Culinary Tourism
  • Adventure & Photography Tourism
  • Recent Trends in Global tourism
  • Career opportunities in the Tourism Sector
  • Scope of Film Tourism in Northeast India


ICNIT 2021 Conference Schedule - 20 July 2021

Orgnaized by Department of Business Administration, Tezpur University and Finderbridge Tourism

Inaugural Session ( To be Started with Track 1 Link)

Time SlotName of Speakers Topic of Discussion

10:00-10:05AMWelcome by Host

10:05-10:20AMProf. Chandan Goswami, Head, Department of Business Administration, Tezpur University.Welcome Address

10:20-10:35AMProf. Papori Baruah, Dean, School of Management Sciences, Tezpur University.Inaugurator Speech

10:35-10:50AMShri. Robert Romawia Royte, Minister of State for Tourism, ICT & Sports & Youth Services (I/C)
Government of Mizoram
Chief Guest

10:50-11:15 AMShri Sankha Subhra Devbarman, Regional Director (Northeast), Ministry of Tourism, Government of IndiaGuest of Honor

11:15-11:20 AMMr. Himangshu Baruah, Founder, Finderbridge TourismMotive of this Conference Initiative

11:20 - 11:25AMMs. Akshita Lahkar, Finderbridge TourismInstruction to the Conference Rooms

Track 1 - Tourism Education, Entrepreneurship, Career & Skill Development

Time SlotName Of the SpeakersTopic of Discussion

11:30-11:40 AMProf. Mrinmoy Sarma, Moderator, Dean Academic Affairs, Tezpur UniversityWelcome Speech

11:40-12:00 PMMr. Arun Kumar Singh, CEO IndiaOne, Ex-CEO of Deccan AirlinesTourism Skills Development for Future Career Opportunities

12:00- 12:20 PMDr. Deepjyoti Gurung, Assistant Professor, Christ University, BangaloreRecent Developments in Global Tourism Industry

12:20-12:40 PMMs. Lony Singpho, Tourism Professor, Kaziranga University and Educator, Northeast Tourism AcademyImportance of Tourism Education and Tourism Skills

12:40 - 12:55 PMDr. Sriparna Baruah, Former Head Centre of Industrial Extension, IIETourism Entrepreneurship

12:55-1:00 PMConclusion of Track 1 by Prof. Mrinmoy Sarma (Moderator)Key Takeaways

Track 2 – Reinventing & Recovery By Tourism Officials/Stakeholders/Entrepreneurs of NE

Time SlotName Of the SpeakersTopic of Discussion

11:30-11:35 AM Ms.Akshita Lahkar, FinderbridgeWelcome Speech

11:35 - 11:45 AMShri Cyril V. Darlong Diengdoh IAS- Director of Tourism, Government of MeghalayaAbout MeghalayaTourism

11:45-11:50 AMShri Vantawl Lalengmawia, MCS, Director of Tourism, Government of MizoramAbout Mizoram Tourism

11:50 - 12: 55 PMPanel Discussion between Top Tourism Stakeholders, Professionals & Entrepreneurs. (Names Listed Below)Interaction and Discussion

12:55- 1:00 PMConclusion of Track 2 by Mr. Tsering Wange (Moderator )Key Takeaways

Track 3-Sustainable & Photography Tourism and Tourism Marketing

Time SlotName Of the SpeakersTopic of Discussion

11:30-11:35 AMWelcome Speech By ModeratorIntroduction of this Track by Host

11:35-11:55 AMMr. Sandeep Dutta, Marketing Manager, Korea TourismTourism Brand Building

11:55-12:15 PMMr. Arpan Kalita, Senior Photographer & EntrepreneurPhotography Tourism

12:15-12:35 PMMs. Mugdha Minshi,Wildlife & Environmental Law SpecialistTourism And Environment

12:35-12:55 PMMs. Stephia Stephen, Singapore TourismTourism Reinventing by Destination Marketing

12:55-1:00 PMConclusion of Track 3 by Mr. Arpan Kalita (Moderator)Key Takeaways

Valedictory Session ( To be Continued in Track 1 Link)

Time SlotName Of the SpeakersTopic of Discussion

1:05-1:07 PMMs. Akshita Lahkar, ModeratorWelcome Speech

1:07-1:27PMChaired By Dr. Ashish Chopra, Culinary Historian, TravelXP & FoodXP AdvisorA Travel Guide to Northeast India

1:27 - 1:30 PMA Virtual Video Tour to Seven Lakes of Dibang ValleyBy Jimu Mele & Emudu Trekkers

1:30 - 1:40 PMMr. Karma Paljor, Journalist and EntrepreneurRole of Media in Promoting Northeast Tourism

1:40 - 1:55 PMConclusion by Reportier by Nirmali Das(Track 1), Asif Saikia (Track 2) and Paridhi Brahma (Track 3)Key Takeaways

1:55 - 2:00 PMMs.Akshita Lahkar, FinderbridgeConclusions of Entire Conference

Evening Session

4:00 - 4:10 PMMs. Akshita Lahkar, FinderbridgeWelcome Speech by Host

4:10 - 4:25 PMMrs. Jessica Snock, Global Goodwill Ambassador, United Nations Peace Keepers Federal CouncilNagaland & Journey as Global Ambassador for UNPKFC

4:25 - 4:40 PMMr. Himadri Bhuyan, Senior Photographer, Nikon Mentor for Northeast IndiaBackpacking Tourism and Photography & SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT

4:40 - 4:55 PMMrs. Purnashree Devi, Travel Blogger & Writer Travel Blogging and NE India Travel Experiences

4:55 - 5:10 PMMrs. Upasana Kakati, Travel Blogger & Writer Travel Writing and Offbeat Places Explorations

5:10 - 5:25 PMMitali G Dutta, Founder, FSM Food Trails and Culinary Tourism Specialist.Culinary Tourism in Northeast India

5:25 - 5:40 PMVincent Belho, Founder, TribalDoors AdventuresTribal Heritage of Nagaland and Tourism

5:40 - 6:00 PMZorammawii Ralte and Esther Khiangte, Managing Partners, Mizoram Consultancy GroupEntrepreneurship

6:00 - 6:05 PMMs. Akshita Lahkar, Finderbridge.Conclusion of Evening Session

Name of Top Tourism Stakeholder in Track 2

1Mr. Tsering Wange, CEO of Himalayan Holidays (Moderator)

2Mr. Arijit Purkayastha, CEO, Koyeli Tours & Travels Pvt. Ltd, Assam

3Mr. H Radhakrishna Sharma, Co-Founder, 7Sisters Holidays, Manipur

4 Mr. K Meyase, Propreiter, Alders Tours & Travels, Nagaland

5Mr. Robin Basnet, Founder of Heritage Yangang (Hotel & Spa), Sikkim

6Mr. Jnandip Borgohain, Founder, Kite Manja

7Mr. Pravesh Chettri, Founder, TravelGangtok

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CONTACT DETAILS : Call or Whatsapp

Angshumi Goswami : +91 6901 078 247 Himansghu Baruah : +91 8822 409 084

Archita Goswami : +91 9577 289 986 Akshita Lahkar : +91 7002 672 383

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