• 8 March 2024


Singapore & Delhi, 8 March 2024 On International Women’s Day, APTRA is pleased to announce a strong line-up of women speakers, panellists, management and performers, for the upcoming APTRA India Conference in Aerocity, New Delhi 20-21 March.

Leading with a keynote address from Manisha Saxena, Director General Tourism, Government of India, other women speakers include:

Divya Aggarwal, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Co India
Surabhi Batra, Area Manager, India, L’Oréal
Clarisse Daniels, Regional Director, APAC India & Americas
Rajshree Dugar, Chief Strategy Officer, Asia Pacific, Heinemann
Neha Jabbar, Head of Customer Marketing, Gulf & India Business Unit, Pernod Ricard
Kaveri Khullar, VP Marketing Asia Pacific, Mastercard
Shalini Kumar, editor, Spiritz Magazine
Leila Stansfield, Managing Director, Bacardi Global Travel Retail & Global Belonging Lead, Bacardi
Sandra Tassilly, Commercial Director, APAC, MENA & India
Nicola Wells, Head of Category Development, Nestle International Travel Retail

In addition, the event is being managed by Anne Kavanagh, Executive Director APTRA assisted by Sharolyn Paul, APTRA’s Admin Officer. The chief moderator for the conference is Kapila Ireland, editor of DFNI, the conference media partner. On the evening of 20 March, during the Gala Dinner, in partnership with Bacardi, renowned performing artist Manjari Chaturvedi will present a Kathak dance set, especially choreographed for the conference.

Sunil Tuli President of APTRA & Group Chief Executive, King Power Group (Hong Kong), comments, “Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are increasingly important strategic imperatives for businesses in Travel Retail to ensure a balanced perspective in leadership teams and for our industry to be representative of the consumers we serve. I am personally very proud that our conference programme reflects this balance, not just in terms of the gender ratio amongst speakers, but also in ensuring diversity across a wide range of nationalities, creating space on the industry stage for new voices that represent the changing dynamics of Travel Retail.”

APTRA is also delighted to co-host a networking session for WiTR+ on 20 March from 6pm at the Pullman Hotel, with cocktails generously provided by Bacardi.

Conference details 

19 March 2024
Registration opens from 2.30pm with networking time in partnership with Aperol
Welcome Cocktail Reception in partnership with Diageo

20 March 2024
Speaker programme 0900-1700
Networking lunch in partnership with Changi Airport Group
Refreshment breaks in partnership with Kit Kat
WiTR+ networking session
in partnership with Bacardi
Gala Dinner at the Pullman in partnership with Bacardi

21 March 2024
Speaker programme 0900-1400.
Refreshment break in partnership with Lindt
Lunch is followed by a networking afternoon in partnership with Aperol

Delegate booking:
Price USD600 per person. Bookings: [email protected]

The Pullman Hotel, Aerocity, New Delhi

Conveniently located c. 15 minutes by taxi from Delhi International Airport and within 5 minutes’ walk of Aerocity metro station. A limited number of preferential rates are available at The Pullman Hotel and the immediately adjacent Novotel for 18-22 March 2024 inclusive. Visa assistance is also available, details on both from [email protected]

Partnership packages:
Some partnership packages are still available, details from [email protected]


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