Bengaluru and Mysore to co-host “SKAL India Congress 2023”, 4–6 October 2023


SKAL International India is organizing SKAL India Congress, a first-of-its-kind event in Bengaluru and Mysuru. It is an elaborate platform designed for like-minded professionals who want to participate in the progress of the travel industry. This event will act as a catalyst to initiate an exchange of views on the key issues of the travel and tourism industry. It is designed to arrive at anticipating future growth of the industry by providing a bridge to connect today’s resources to tomorrow’s sustainability.

Speaking on the occasion of the curtain raiser, Mr. Ayappa Somaiah, President, SKAL Bangalore said, “Having the SKAL India Congress at the cities of Bengaluru and Mysore will add tremendous value to the state of Karnataka as India’s leading destination for heritage, wildlife and culture. The event will attract delegates from India and abroad and would market Karnataka Tourism’s finest products.”

Mr. BS Prashanth, President, SKAL Mysore added, “It is a wonderful opportunity for the travel trade and SKAL Club Mysore to welcome delegates and Skalleagues from all across India. Timed close to the Dasara celebrations, the royal city of Mysore will be in its festive best and will be an excellent opportunity for delegates to regale in the celebrations”.

This event when ably supported and promoted by the Department of Tourism, Government of Karnataka. Karnataka will be the first state of India to host this prestigious event in two of its prime cities, Mysuru and Bengaluru. Globally, we will be the first to set an example of two important cities coming together to demonstrate their strong commitment to the Travel and Tourism Industry.

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Agenda of the event: The Congress promises to be an action-packed event with Networking, Business Sessions, Cultural vistas and fellowship.

Day 1: Gala opening of SKAL India Congress at Mysuru, October 04, 2023.
The Congress will begin with a cultural extravaganza with the backdrop of Mysuru Palace where the colorful heritage and traditions of India will be showcased. All the delegates will then be taken to the hotel on royal horsecart rides.

Day 2: The Royal Experience, October 05, 2023
Oath taking ceremony of SKAL International India will take place where all the Club Presidents of India with the National President of SKAL International India will take the oath to stand in solidarity with the fraternity of the Travel and Tourism Industry. A panel discussion of distinguished delegates will commence where the present-day pressing topics will be discussed. A guided tour will be conducted to uphold the ‘Unseen Mysuru’, the Mysuru that is still unknown to many of us complimented by high tea and refreshments.

DAY 3: Bengaluru Limitelss, October 06, 2023
Our entourage will reach the tech city of Bengaluru while witnessing the seamless communication of the new Bengaluru-Mysuru Expressway the signature of the new surface transfer facility of India. Inauguration of B2B conventions will take place with exhibitions on an open platform for different state tourism bodies to showcase their travel products over high tea. Industry Award Night will then felicitate the achievers of different verticals.

DAY 4: Closing of the Congress, October 07, 2023
We will start the day with speeches and dialogues, and panel discussions by industry experts. SKAL INDIA CONGRESS will act as the agent-provocateur to identify present-day pressing issues and find solutions from industry professionals and Policymakers.

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Post lunch session will have a renowned motivational speaker on the stage. The convention will also honour Individuals among the SKAL fraternity, who have left their indelible mark on the industry in the past year at the SKAL Awards.

A curtain raiser of SKAL India Congress was held at Mysuru on 27th June 2023 at Hotel Rio Meridian. The Website and logo of SKAL India Congress were launched. Dignitaries present at the event were Carl Vaz, President, SKAL International India, Sudipta Deb, Chairman, SKAL India Congress, Prashanth B S, President, SKAL International Mysuru, Ayappa Somaiah, President, SKAL International Bengaluru.