Bengaluru and Mysore to co-host ‘SKAL INDIA CONGRESS 2023’


SKAL International India is organizing SKAL INDIA CONGRESS, a first of its kind event at 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 exchange of views on the keys 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.

“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.”

Ayappa Somaiah, President, SKAL Bangalore

“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”.

BS Prashanth, President, SKAL Mysore

This event when ably supported and promoted by 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 towards Travel and Tourism Industry.

AGENDA OF THE EVENT: The Congress promises to be an action-packed event with Networking, Business Sessions, Cultural vistas and fellowship


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 horse cart 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 for the fraternity of 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: BANGALURU LIMITLESS, October 06, 2023

Our entourage will reach the tech city of Bangaluru while witnessing the seamless communication of the new Bengaluru-Mysuru Express way the signature of 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 Policy makers.

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.

CURTAIN RAISER: 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 in 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.

The Commemorative Photograph of the launch is attached for your use.

Photograph L to R: Sk. Jayakumar – VP Skal International Mysuru, Sk Sudipta Deb – National congress chairman, Mr. Pratap Simha, Member of Parliament Mysuru & Kodagu, Mrs. Savitha – Joint Director Tourism, Karnataka Tourism, Sk Carl Vaz – President Skal international India, Sk Ayappa Somaiah – President, Skal International Bangalore

About SKAL: Skål International, founded in 1932 in Paris is a professional organization of tourism leaders around the world, promoting Global Tourism and Friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry’s managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to Do Business Amongst Friends. Skål International today has approximately 17,000 members in 400 Clubs throughout over 90 countries. Most activities occur at local level, moving up through National Committees, under the umbrella of Skål International, headquartered at the General Secretariat in Torremolinos, Spain. SKAL INTERNATIONAL INDIA represents the national chapter of this organization, with over 1700 members across 17 clubs in 16 cities of India.

For more information on the convention, please contact:

Mr. Ayappa Somaiah, President, SKAL International Bangalore

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