Asia’s single most important global platform to promote world-class retail practices. The focus of the two day Asia Retail congress is to discuss and influence the issues for change. The Asia Retail Congress is aimed at company chairs, presidents and CEOs from leading international and national retailers, directors of international and national retailers, directors of international brands who believe in making change happen.....

The Giants of Retail will meet at Asia Retail Congress 2015

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Reason #1. Retail's Most Successful and Innovative Leaders Will Be There!

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Asia Retail Congress sessions are full of provocative, challenging information that will reboot your thought processes and help you improve your business. Learn from retail leaders who have adjusted to the new economy and are thriving.

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We offer numerous networking opportunities including the Awards for Retail Excellence - Retail's Biggest Party, The Retail Luncheons. Get to know your peers from around the world during more than 5 hours of dedicated networking.

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Anthony Mehran Khoi

President and Founder, Cenor Group

Managing Partner, Aerium

Anthony Mehran Khoi

President and Founder, Cenor Group

Managing Partner, Aerium

Anthony Khoi is a graduate of the leadingeuropean EM LYON andthe Harvard Business School. He is also a French statelicensedarchitectandalumnus of the Harvard Graduate School of Design. In 1995, he founded CENOR Group. In 2003, he became a partner at Aerium withover 8 billion dollars assets under management. His role involved him serving as a Managing Partner, Board member and a Head of Aerium's investment in retail projects. Since 2005, he has been also the Co-President of Simon Ivanhoe (CEFIC) in Turkey and the President of AERIUM Turkey.

He is Co-President of the Harvard Business School Alumni Real EstateAssociation in France and in Turkey. He is also the Co-Founder of the Turkish Council of Shopping Centers and the head of the Social Responsibility Committee. He has been a regular speaker at more than 30 academic and practitioner international conferences, including different keynotes. Anthony Khoi is honored with several international Awards for his professional achievements and also his humanitarian comitements.

Connie Cheng

Shopper Practice Leader

Nielsen Southeast Asia, North Asia and Pacific

Connie Cheng

Shopper Practice Leader

Nielsen Southeast Asia, North Asia and Pacific

Connie helms Nielsen's Shopper practice in Southeast Asia, North Asia and Pacific.

Based in Nielsen's regional headquarters in Singapore, Connie is responsible for growing the Shopper business regionally -delivering shopper insights and capabilities to help clients successfully convert consumers into shoppers.

Connie leads a team of local Shopper professionals and experts across the region and leverages technology, advanced analytics, to innovate market research, unlocking valuable opportunities for clients, particularly at the point of purchase.

A Nielsen veteran, Connie joined Nielsen in 1997 and has held several leadership roles across the organisation. As a result, she has extensive experience in strategic thinking, business planning and research execution in both domestic and international marketplaces.

Connie is a firm believer of helping brands and businesses make faster, smarter decisions by converting data into insights that unveil opportunities driving business impact. She has established strong relationships with local giants as well as regional clients across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa.

Connie graduated with a Bachelor of Science and Economics from the University of London.

Derek Muhs


Affinity China

Derek Muhs


Affinity China

Canadian entrepreneur Derek Muhs enjoyed a decade of success in the explosive real estate sector in the Canary Islands, which included the development of commercial, residential and industrial real estate. He was one of the founders of the Atlantic International Property Group (AIP), Managing Director and he served on the Board of Directors. Derek expanded his company throughout the Canary Islands and also to Cape Verde and Morocco.

From 1999 to 2006 he developed over 550 million Euros worth of real estate investments. He lectured at the "A Place in the Sun Live" World Property Expo in 2004 and 2005 and was a guest commentator on Power FM's Global Satellite radio program on emerging property markets in Europe.

Derek has been working and investing within China for more than a decade and after attending the World Economic Forum in Dalian, in 2007 he relocated permanently to Shanghai China. In 2008 he worked with a select group of international investors to launch, a modern day members club 'M1NT' in central Shanghai. M1nt was voted "number one" restaurant and club in Shanghai in 2010, 2011 and 2012.

In 2010 Derek was listed by 'Esquire' magazine special edition for the Shanghai World Expo as a top 20 international entrepreneur living in China.

Derek is a co-founder of 'WA Health Care' and 'Health Care Management China' (HCMC). A company that has developed 2 health care centers in Shanghai and Beijing, the company is land banking in second tier cities for further expansion.

Derek sits on the board of the Hope Healthcare Foundation a non-profit, which is dedicated to promoting medical research and education in the area of no-hope diseases, and treating underprivileged children who would not otherwise have access to quality health care.

Derek is a co-founder of Affinity China, and Affinity China Real Estate a travel and events company that gives Chinese consumers global access to cross border travel experiences & services, and real estate opportunities.

Tina Manikas


Worldwide Retail Officer FCB Global

Tina Manikas


Worldwide Retail Officer FCB Global





Debbie Stanford Kristiansen


Novo Cinemas

Debbie Stanford Kristiansen


Novo Cinemas

Debbie Stanford-Kristiansen joined Novo Cinemas as CEO in July 2013. An accomplished leader, Mrs. Kristiansen brings with her the vast experience gained at such companies as Regent Exhibitions - IMEX Frankfurt, where she served as VP for Global Sales from 2001 until 2005. In 2005, Debbie joined Bahrain Exhibition & Convention Authority, and by 2009 had achieved the post of Chief Executive. In 2009, she became CEO of events@Bahrain, a company owned by Bahrain Mumtalakat holdings company, where she had achieved exemplary business growth despite the economic climate. Hailing from England, Debbie now lives in Dubai with her husband and two children.

Daniel Latev

Head of Retailing

Euromonitor International

Daniel Latev

Head of Retailing

Euromonitor International

Daniel Latevmanages the research programme for the global Retailing researchat Euromonitor International since 2012. Prior to that, he managed Euromonitor's research programme for non-store retail.

In his current post, Daniel has direct responsibility over the content, quality and evolution of Euromonitor'sRetailing research, which provides strategic analysis of the global market and in-depth coverage across multiple industries in more than 80 countries worldwide. Daniel co-ordinates and leads the industry research team to deliver information and analysis with unique and high-quality insight. Daniel also works closely with the international client base of Euromonitor's online Retailing Passport service, engaging actively with the leading store based and non-store retailers as well as the leading FMCG brands.

Before joining Euromonitor, Daniel worked in corporate strategy and product marketing. Daniel attended American University in Bulgaria and graduated with a dual degree in Applied Economics and Business Administration.

Dr. Saeed Zaki

Regional Managing Director

dwp Southeast Asia

Dr. Saeed Zaki

Regional Managing Director

dwp Southeast Asia

Dr. Saeed possesses over two decades of extensive experience in property and real estate development. An architect, urban designer and urban planner by profession, Dr. Saeed has a proven track record of successful project planning design, development and implementation, throughout Asia. Saeed holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning, from the Asian Institute of Technology, and also guest lectures at international institutes. He has authored research papers in design and planning and is also a regular speaker at seminars and workshops, around Asia, on property and real estate development. Dr Saeed has been with dwp, a multinational architecture and interior design firm, since 2007. Presently, he is responsible for overseeing all Southeast Asian countries' operations, directing four offices in the region. Saeed collaborates closely with regional and country management teams to ensure key project requirements and client business objectives are met, while maintaining design integrity and quality. Dr. Saeed is very passionate about promoting sustainable development, both through his academic and professional practice. He is actively promoting Carbon Neutral Development in the region.

Imad Abunimeh

President and CEO

Qatar Luxury LLC

Imad Abunimeh

President and CEO

Qatar Luxury LLC

Imad AbuNimeh has been involved in the retail industry since 1994. With his passion to detail and luxury he has worked with luxurious names like Christian Dior, Salvatore Ferragamo, Aigner, Lamborghini, Nina Ricci etc.

He has worked as a General Manager for a number of reputable companies; these include Bristol Myers Squibb, Mawarid Trading Company, Unipal Trading, and Paris Gallery/Gulf Beauty respectively. He is now the CEO of Qatar Luxury. Qatar Luxury has been founded in the year 2010 in the State of Qatar. It deals with a wide range of luxurious brands. Through his entrepreneurial fortitude, rich knowledge accompanied by a great deal of familiarity and experience with respect to customer behavior alongside utter enthusiasm brought forth ideas for Qatar Luxury's company slogan, hence "Be Luxurious".

Imad's philosophy in catering for the demands of a wide demographic is devised through the engagement of dedicated customer service-driven employees, supervisors, and managers that are customer-oriented. He is an expert in terms of managing FMCG, luxurious goods and jewelry; this is due to his wide range of experience and expertise which he has gained from his professional encounter.

Killick Sudeepto Datta

Chief Executive Officer and President

International Brand Partners Pvt. Ltd.

Killick Sudeepto Datta

Chief Executive Officer and President

International Brand Partners Pvt. Ltd.

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Marc Mcquain

Vindico Retail – Cofounder and Director

POP Modular – Cofounder and Director

Marc Mcquain

Vindico Retail – Cofounder and Director

POP Modular – Cofounder and Director

Over a twenty year property career, Marc has lead construction, development and Retail delivery teams on major retail projects in the United States, United Kingdom, Spain and Middle East. Following a distinguished military career and roles in architecture, construction, tenant coordination and retail delivery, Marc co-founded Vindico Retail based in San Francisco before establishingthe Middle East operation in 2007.

Vindico is a specialist provider of retail delivery and Tenant Coordination services focusing on the strategy, Design and Management of Tenants and is involved in many of the industry's most exciting retail developments.

Marc's breadth of project experience is built on key roles on industry-defining projects including Fashion Valley, Fashion Island and Santana Row (California, USA), Bluewater (Kent, UK) and Tres Aquas (Madrid, Spain). Marc's seven years in Dubai has gained him a detailed working knowledge of the Middle East market.

Over the last 2 years Marc has launched POP Modular. POP Modular has developed a relocatable retail unit that can be deployed within inactive retail frontages as well as freestanding locations. The Pocket shop concept provides a flexible and innovative short term solution for both Landlords and tenants. The company has developed other modular and sustainable products for the retail sector including neutral piers, hoardings, demising walls, and mezzanines.

Marc studied at The Pennsylvania State University, Orange Coast College, and The California Polytechnic Institute at San Luis Obispo and has degrees in Architecture and Business Management.

Peter Castella

Chief Operating Officer

Alyasra Fashion

Peter Castella

Chief Operating Officer

Alyasra Fashion

Peter Castella is the COO of Al Yasra Fashion, responsible for the operation in 8 countries in the Middle East for retail of High-end Fashion; DKNY, Donna Karan, Footwear and Lingerie. Mr. Castella has about 20 years of extensive experience in Retail with M.H. Alshaya Co. - Middle East, Helly Hansen Global, Adidas Group Asia Pacific - Hong Kong, ECCO (Denmark, Hong Kong, China, India, Korea, Taiwan, Philippines, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Thailand, Indonesia & Singapore), Scandinavian Purchasing Group (Co-Owner) and McDonalds – Denmark.

Mr. Peter holds a Diploma in Management and a Post Graduate Masters in Business Administration (Corporate Finance & International Organization) from Leicester University in 2009.

Parin Songpracha

Director of eCommerce

DHL Thailand

Parin Songpracha

Director of eCommerce

DHL Thailand

Parin Songpracha (B.Eng., MBA, M.SC IT) e-Commerce and Omni-channel expert from the largest retailer in Thailand. Parin founded an e-Commerce business for 7-Eleven in 2008 under the domain name He started it from scratch until the business is profitable. At present, he is in charge of the e -Commerce business as Head of e -Commerce. His experiences cover end-to -end e-Commerce and supply chain management, including strategy formulation, product sourcing, online marketing, web management, fulfillment, and customer services.

Apart from that, he also uses his experience to promote e -Commerce and online business in Thailand through the Thailand e-Commerce Association (THECA) and Thai Webmaster Association (TWA) as Vice President and Secretary General, respectively.

Ryan Arrowsmith

CEO Asia

Greater Group

Ryan Arrowsmith

CEO Asia

Greater Group

Australian-born and with 10 years experience as an entrepreneur in the China market, Ryan has a business degree in international trade and marketing and has built a successful design, build and procurement business supporting retail brands in the Asia-Pacific market.

As a shareholder of the Greater Group and CEO of the Asia division, Ryan has been instrumental in delivering retail store and display projects for some of the regions biggest retail brands including Google, Samsung, Singtel, Pandora and Vodafone and has grown the business from $1million to $20 million turnover in just 3 yeasrs

With more than 7,000 stores and 1,500 kiosks across 18 countries built to date, the Greater Group in Asia led by Ryan has extensive experience in large-scale retail program management and has plans to further expand the business throughout Asia.

Ryan's leadership skills include:

  • Fluent in Mandarin
  • Chinese Vendor Negotiation and Procurement expert
  • Store Planning and Retail Strategy Specialist
  • Asia Market Entry Consultant
  • Relationship building and new business development

Roy Timmerman

Vice President of Interactions EMEA


Roy Timmerman

Vice President of Interactions EMEA


Interactions: The Largest Global Retail Event Marketing and Shopper Insights Company. For over 25 years, Interactions has been the global leader in retail food sampling and demonstration events programs for leading retailers around the world, including the Shopper Marketing magazine reader-ranked number-one ROI program for Costco. Our strategy for retail sales and marketing through events, operational expertise and innovative technology delivers experiences that excite shoppers, build brand loyalty and deliver ROI.

Interactions executes over 3.2 million retail sales and marketing events every year for our retailer and CPG brand partners. Events range in size from regualr sampling events to multi-city street teams with Brand Ambassadors using guerrilla marketing tactics to engage consumers, increase product trials, build brand awareness and deliver sales.

I will be able to explain more about the groundbreaking approach we have developed with a number of retailers in several regions with regards to in-store retail sales and marketing and share some real life examples and case studies on how that has impacted and increased sales, loyalty and brand awareness.

Roy joined Daymon WorldWide Japan on the Private Brand side, supporting the different accounts in Asia from a marketing and product development perspective. For the last 16 years he has been living and working in Asia (based in Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore) working with several retail partners and FMCG companies throughout Asia, Europe and South-Africa.

He moved to Seoul around September 2004 to become the Country Manager at the Lotte account in South-Korea. Mid of 2006 he returned back to Japan as the President and Representative Direct to launch the new Joint Venture between Daymon and AEON: AEON Demonstration Services. Since 2010 he is involved in International New Business Development and has successfully established new Daymon Interactions businessesin Korea, Taiwan, South Africa, Portugal, Turkey, Poland and Brazil.

Roy is a Dutch citizen and has worked and lived in Asia since 1995. He has aMScBa from the Rotterdam School of Management and a BA for Modern Japanese studies at the same University. He has also studied for a year in Japan at Keio University.

For the last 16 years I have been living and working in Asia (based in Tokyo, Seoul and Singapore) and worked with several retail partners and FMCG companies throughout Asia.

Ray Hom

Director – Business Development, APAC


Ray Hom

Director – Business Development, APAC


Ray Hom has over twenty five yearsof retail experience. He is basedin the Singapore and is responsible for the Business Development efforts in the APAC region for RetailNext.

Prior to joining RetailNext, he served as Senior Director – Retail Industry, for RedPrairie, focusing on retail operations and strategies to assist retailers on improving inventory and workforce productivity.

His retail background includes experience in various retail channels including petroleum and convenience store retailing, department stores, specialty apparel, food & beverage, hospitality and the airline industry.

Ray graduated from The Ohio State Universitywith a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. As an industry expert on retail analytics and productivity, he has been a speaker at industry conferences in Singapore, Philippines, China, India and Australia.

Philip Evans

Chief Executive Officer

TriGranit Management (TGM)

Philip Evans

Chief Executive Officer

TriGranit Management (TGM)

Philip Evans joined TriGranit Management (TGM) in December 2011 with a mandate to internationalize the operational arm of the TriGranit Group. Philip’s role is to introduce best practice and standardization of operational procedures across the group, he is specifically responsible for asset management, leasing, marketing, facilities management and finance. In 2012, he restructured the organization and took TGM into two new markets and won significant new third party mandates. Now TGM has a mixed portfolio valued in excess of €2,5bn spread across 14 countries on three continents.

With more than 30 years of leasing and asset management experience, Philip has held a number of strategic positions. Before joining TGM, Philip worked for Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE) in Dubai and during this time, he was primarily responsible for directing a strategic approach to the commercial and retail leasing for three Festival Centre mall projects in Dubai, Cairo and Doha Festival City, totalling 7.5 million sq. ft. gross leasable area (GLA). He joined Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate (AFGRE) in early 2008 as Director of Retail Leasing and was later promoted as Director for all Commercial & Retail activities, encompassing mall operation, leasing and marketing. Prior to AFGRE, he was a Partner with global real estate consultants, Cushman & Wakefield.

His experience spans a variety of markets including Middle East, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Greece, Turkey, Cyprus, Russia, Central Europe, Spain, Romania, Bulgaria Caucasus Region and latterly China. He has also been a main board member of the British Council of Shopping Centre (BCSC) and Vice Chairman of the Hellenic Committee of the International Council of Shopping Centres (ICSC).


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Chief Operating Officer


Animesh Ikshit

Sr. General Manger(Projects and VM)

Benetton India Pvt. Ltd.

Ananta Raghuvanshi

Executive Director - Sales and Marketing

DLF Limited

Anjan Sanyal

Product and Licensing Manage

Woolmark Services India Pvt Ltd

Anup Pillai

Chief Operating Officer

Breadworks Gourmet Foods Pvt. Ltd.

Anurag Rajpal

Director and CEO

The American Swan Lifestyle Company Pvt. Ltd.

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Lead Associates

Chandrasekhar Choudhury


Exquisite Joaillerie

Christopher Brace

Founder and CEO

Shopper Intelligence

Darshana Shah

Senior VP - Marketing & Visual Merchandising

HyperCity Retail India Ltd.

Dheeraj Dogra

Group CMO

Shristi Corp

Daniel Wan

Founder & President

Asia Society of Visual Merchandisers

Diana Cawley

Global Head of Retail

Cheil Worldwide

Dinaz Madhukar

Senior Vice President

DLF Promenade

Elin Hansen


Gagan Jain


Sharvian Fashion Art Ltd (

Ivana Perovic


AP Group

Jermina Menon

Head Marketing

Vision Express

Jai Prakash Tolani

Head of Retail

Viva Venture

Jonathan Webb

Shopper & Co-Founder

Retail in Action Ltd.

Ketan Vyas

Managing Director

M V Shoecare Pvt. Ltd.

Manoj Chandra

Founder and CEO

Mohammad I B Alawi


Red Sea Markets Co.

Mahipat Singh


Minima Holdings S.A

Natasha Shah


The Natures Co.

Nancy Georges

The Retail Miss Fix - it

Magnolia Solutions Pty Ltd.

Omar Gaafar

General Manager (Cairo Festival City Mall)

Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate

Parag Dani

Retail Director

Levi Strauss

Roy Timmerman

VP International

Daymon Interactions

Sharad Mathur

VP & Head - Retail

SBI General Insurance Co Ltd

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Business Head , HAMLEYS

Reliance Brands Limited

Sagar Daryani


Wow! MoMo

Sandeep Ahuja

Managing Director

VLCC Healthcare Ltd

Shubhojit Pakrasi

GM - BD and Marketing

Junction Mall

Srinivas Mothey

Co - Founder

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Reliance Retail Ltd (Value Format)

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Co Founder and CMO

Qwik Cilver

Wayne Milano

SVP / Managing Director, APAC Sourcing

Abercrombie & Fitch

Yogeshwar Sharma

Chief Operating Officer

Select Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Clive Woodger


SCG London

Tara Prabhakar

Regional Managing Director (Retail and Shopper)

TNS Asia Pacific

Himmat Lodhia


Fiji Retailers Association

Patrick Osawere


Vikram Raizada

Executive Director & CEO Retail

Tara Jewellers

Nguyen Tan

Country Representative – Vietnam & South East Asia Agent

Intercoop House & Garden Cooperative

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Founder & MD Tarad Dot Com Ltd.

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Professor of Marketing

Bradford University School of Management

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CEO and Executive Director

PK Menon Pty. Ltd.

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Head of Retailing

Euromonitor International


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You are advised to contact the Indian Embassy / High Commission / Consulate in your country in order to obtain a visa of entry. Please apply for your visa well in advance. Your travel agent may also be able to help you. Delegates from Pakistan, Afghanistan, China, Bangladesh & Sri Lanka should apply minimum 6 weeks in advance. The Government of India has announced a scheme of granting Tourist Visa on Arrival for the citizens of:

  • Finland
  • Luxemburg
  • New Zealand
  • Cambodia
  • Japan
  • Laos
  • Vietnam
  • Philippines

Foreign passengers of countries not mentioned in the above list should ensure that they are in possession of a valid Indian Visa before they start their journey to India except nationals of Nepal and Bhutan who do not require visa to enter India and nationals of Maldives who do not require visa for entry in India for a period up to 90 days. A separate Visa regime exists for diplomatic/official passport holders.

The Consular Passport and Visa (CPV) Division of the Ministry of External Affairs is responsible for issuance of Indian visas to the foreign nationals for their visit for various purposes. This facility is granted through various Indian missions abroad.

Visa fees are non-refundable and subject to change without prior notice. The High Commission reserves the right to grant and decide the type/duration of visa irrespective of the fees tendered at the time of making application. Granting of Visa does not confer the right of entry to India and is subject to the discretion of the Immigration Authorities.

The instruction and information given here is general in nature, however for specific information, you may contact the respective Indian Mission.

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Visa Application Form

Visa application form is available at the Indian Mission in the country where the applicant resides. Visa form for nationals of Pakistan and Bangladesh are generally different. All NRIs/PIOs, including children (who do not possess OCI or PIO card) need to apply for Visa in separate visa forms

Procedure for obtaining Visa

Visas can be applied for in person or by post at the High Commission of India based in the country from where the candidate intends to depart for India. Specific visas are granted for a variety of purposes that are mentioned below:

1. Travel Visa application requirements

  • Valid passport
  • Completed application form. (Nationals of Pakistan and Bangladesh must complete special application forms)
  • Two passport-size photographs. (Nationals of Pakistan will require five)
  • Visa fee
  • Stamped self-addressed delivery envelope for postal applications

2. Types of Applicable Visa

Business Visa

Validity: 6 months. The applicant is required to submit documents in proof of his financial standing. Tourists traveling in groups of not less than four members under the auspices of a recognized travel agency may be considered for grant of collective tourist visa.

Conference Visa

Conference Visas are issued for attending conferences / seminars / meetings in India. The letter of invitation must be submitted along with the visa application. In addition, you should augment you application for a conference visa by enclosing copy of permissions received from the Indian authorities. You may download the same here.

Delegates coming to attend conferences may combine tourism with attending conferences.

3. Visa Fees (subject to change, kindly check with Indian mission in your country)

Visa with validity six months : US$ 30

Visas with validity one year : US$ 50

Visas with validity one to five years : US$100

4. Processing time

Personal applications are processed the same day. Postal applications will take approximately two weeks.

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New Delhi & Mumbai are the most used entry points for India and many International airlines connect them to all parts of the World. Other international airports at Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Goa, Amritsar, Trivandrum, Guwahati, Ahmedabad, Kochi, Mangalore, Aurangabad, Nagpur, Pune, Jaipur, Trichy, Kanpur and Lucknow too offer numerous options for travelling to India.


230-240V, 50 HZ. Sockets accept round pins. Should you wish to use appliances of 110 volts, some hotels may provide adaptors on request. It is advisable to carry universal adaptors.


A host of languages are spoken in India. English is widely spoken or understood except in rural areas.


The currency in India is the Rupee, which comes in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500 and 1,000. You are requested to use authorized money changers and banks to change currency. They will issue a certificate of exchange which is required at the time of re-conversion of any unused currency. Under the Foreign Exchange Management Act 1999, it is an offence to exchange foreign currency other than through authorized money changers or banks. The currency may be exchanged at the airport on arrival.

Most bank ATMs honor Visa, Visa Electron, Master & Maestro cards and you may use these ATMs also to withdraw money.

Most hotels, shops and other establishments accept credit cards. Master & VISA cards are accepted at almost all such establishments whereas some of them accept Diners and American Express cards as well.

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Arrival Formalities

If the visa, for stay in India, is for more than 180 days, following is the requirement:

  • A Registration Certificate and Residential Permit should be obtained from the nearest Foreigners' Registration Office within 15 days of arrival.
  • Four photographs are also required for registration
  • The foreigners registered at Foreigners' Registration Office are required to report change of their addresses
  • All persons including Indian nationals are required to fill in a Disembarkation Card, at the time of arrival

Departure from India

All persons, except nationals of Bhutan & Nepal, leaving by air, road or rail have to fill in an Embarkation Card at the time of departure.

Exit Formalities

Every foreigner who is about to depart finally from India must surrender his Certificate of Registration either to the Registration Officer of the place where he is registered or of the place from where he plans to depart or to the Immigration Officer at the Port / Check-post of exit from India.

Foreign Travel Tax

Passengers embarking on trips to any place outside India from a Customs airport/seaport will have to pay a Foreign Travel Tax (FTT) of Rs. 500 and Rs. 150 (subject to revision) on trips to Afganistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Srilanka and Maldives. No tax is payable on trips performed by ship from Rameshwaram to Talaimanar and in case of transit passengers, provided they do not leave the customs barrier. Transit passengers travelling by air who have to leave the airport on accout of mechanical trouble but continue their journey by the same aircraft and the same flight number by which they arrive are also exempt from FTT. Transit sea passengers leaving the ship for sightseeing, shopping etc. during the ships' call at any of the Indian ports will not be required to pay FTT.


Visitors are generally required to make a baggage declaration in respect of baggage and foreign currency in their possession. They are also required to obtain the Currency Declaration Form from the Customs. They should fill in the Disembarkation Card handed over to them by the airline during the course of the flight.

There are two channels for clearance:

Green Channel

For passengers not in possession of any dutiable articles or unaccompanied baggage

Red Channel

For passengers with dutiable articles or unaccompanied baggage or high value articles to be entered on the tourist Baggage Re-Export Form. Dutiable articles or unaccompanied baggage or high-value articles must be entered on a Tourist Baggage Re-Export Form (TBRE). These articles must be re-exported at the time of departure. A failure to re-export anything listed on the TBRE becomes a payable duty levied for each missing item. The following duty-free possessions are permissible

  • Clothes and jewellery
  • Cameras and up to five rolls of film
  • Binoculars
  • A portable musical instrument
  • A radio or portable tape recorder
  • A tent and camping equipment
  • Fishing rod
  • A pair of skis
  • Two tennis rackets
  • 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars
  • 95 litres of liquor, and gifts not exceeding a value of Rs. 600 (about US$15).
  • Depending on the attitude of the customs' official, one may or may not have to enter a portable computer on a TBRE form.

For more and updated information kindly visit the Central Board of Customs & Excise website :

Foreign Currency Allowed In India

There are no restrictions on the amount of foreign currency or travellers' cheques you may bring into India provided you make a declaration in the Currency Declaration Form given to you on arrival. This will enable you not only to exchange the currency bought in, but also to take the unspent currency out of India on departure. Cash, bank notes and travellers' cheques up to US$ 1,000 or equivalent, need not be declared at the time of entry. Any money in the form of travellers' cheques, drafts, bills, cheques, etc. in convertible currencies, which tourists wish to convert into Indian currency, should be exchanged only through authorised money changers and banks who will issue an encashment certificate that is required at the time of reconversion of any unspent money into foreign currency. Exchanging of foreign currency other than banks or authorised money changers is an offense under Foreign Exchange Regulations Act 1973.

Leaving India

Indian Rupees are not allowed to be taken out of India. Exchanging them before you depart is the best option. Banking facilities, for the conversion of rupees into foreign currency are usually located in the same airport hall as the check-in counters. It’s best to access these facilities before immigration as they are not available thereafter. All animal products, souvenirs, and trophies are subject to the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972. The export of skins made from protected wildlife species is not allowed. As a general rule, avoiding such souvenirs that could be made of animal skins (except crocodile-leather goods) is best. Generally, items more than 100 years old cannot be exported without a permit from the Archaeological Survey, which has an office in Delhi. Reputable shops will provide you with the required permit or help you procure it. Items without permits will be detained by Indian Customs if they are believed to be over 100 years old.


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Please consult with your physician regarding health precautions prior to visiting India. If you are coming from or have visited Africa, South America or an area infected with Yellow Fever within five days prior to your arrival in India, proof of inoculation against Yellow Fever is required. The Organizers do not take responsibility for any individual, medical, travel or personal insurance. Participants are advised to secure their own insurance policies as necessary.

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The Country Code for India is `91´. Landline numbers in major cities like Hyderabad, Delhi, Mumbai, and Bangalore & Chennai have eight digits whereas the numbers in smaller cities could have only 4-7 digits. All mobile numbers are 10 digits.

Area Codes in India are referred to as STD codes.

STD codes for some cities are:

Delhi 11

Mumbai 22

Kolkata 33

Chennai 44

Hyderabad 40

Bangalore 80

Dialing from Outside India

1. Landline

International access code (`00´ or `+') followed by 91, then STD CODE followed by LANDLINE NO., eg. +91 11 XXXXXXXX (`11´ is the STD CODE for Delhi).

2. Mobile

International access code (`00´ or `+') followed by 91 and the 10-digit MOBILE NO., eg. +91 XXXXXXXXXX.

Dialing Within India

1. From Indian landline to Indian landline

Local call - Landline no.

Long distance call - 0 then STD Code followed by Landline No.

2. From Indian landline to Indian Mobile

Local call -10 digit Mobile No.

Long distance call - 0 followed by 10 digit Mobile No.

3. From Indian Mobile to Indian landline

Local or Long distance calls

0 followed by STD Code, followed by Landline No.

4. From Indian Mobile to Indian Mobile

Local Call - 10 digit Mobile No.

Long distance call - 0 followed by 10 digits Mobile No.

Dialing out from India to International numbers

The international access code when dialing out of India is "00" (or `+' when dialing from a mobile phone).

In India both GSM & CDMA (WLL) mobile systems are present. Please contact your mobile service providers to check their roaming partners & tariffs in India. Indian SIM cards may not be easily available due to security restrictions.

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Indian cuisine differs from region to region. The variety of food you get in India is outstanding. Generally Indian food is spicy and hot. The waiters can be told to make it less spicy. Many restaurants serve Continental, Chinese, Thai, Spanish, French. Mexican, Italian, Lebanese, Mediterranean, and other cuisines. American fast food is very popular and outlets are present in most cities and towns. Tipping is optional but a common practice in India. The usual practice is leaving a 5-10% tip for the services provided.

Tap water is not purified for drinking. Unless you have access to a water filter, or are sure water has been boiled, it is safer to stick to bottled water. Avoid ice in your drinks outside your hotel.

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