Workshop 1(10.30 am -11.30 am}

1. Working with communities

Malika Virdi, Sarpanch, Sarmoli Village Van Panchayat, and Antara Chatterjee, founder, Little Local.

Learn how to 'mould' travellers and shape meaningful experiences along with the host community, from a seasoned and a new entrepreneur.

2. Storytelling and social media

India's leading bloggers Shivya Nath (The Shooting Star) and Mariellen Ward (Breathedreamgo)

Learn how to tell compelling stories, using free/low-cost online platforms and tools, to promote your responsible travel company – even with a small or non-existent marketing budget.

3. Adventure travel: the responsible way ahead

Mountaineers Maninder Kohli and K Krishnan Kutty

Find out how to safeguard your adventure travel outfit's safety record and reputation through case studies and demos.

4. Photography: Beyond filters and gimmicks

Anindito Mukherjee, Photojournalist, regular contributor to Reuters and Bloomberg

Learn how to see and share the many worlds of people and places, responsibly.

Workshop 2 (11.30 am to 12.30 pm)

5. Creating eco-alternatives: From Water harvesting to waste management

Mayank Mishra from SHiFt Studio led by architect Sanjay Prakash

Discover easy, inexpensive alternatives to make your hotel or homestay more sustainable, and cost efficient.

6. Reimagining and celebrating Indian food

Cordon Bleu-trained Chef Udit Maheshwari, and Iona Sinha, co-owner of Melting Pot Food Company, which runs Café Lota and Roots Cafe

Discover the pleasure of creating unapologetically Indian dining experiences, using local ingredients, techniques and common sense.

7. Attracting more Indian and international travellers

Attracting more Indian and international travellers Gopinath Parayil, founder, The Blue Yonder and Emma Horne, founder Emma Horne Travels

Learn how to reach out, create experiences, sensitise and incentivize sustainable travel for a range of international and domestic travellers with varied interests.

8. Travel start-ups you need to know about!

Paras Loomba (Founder, Global Himalayan Expeditions), Akhil Malik (CEO, Zostel) and Vikrant Chheda (Founder, White Collar Hippie)

Be inspired by stories of innovative businesses riding the digital wave, while offering sustainable travel experiences.

Workshop 3(12.30pm to 1.30 pm)

9.Raising and managing funds for your responsible travel company

A joint session by a banker, consultant and investor, led by Rajeev Kumar, LRV Foundation. Find out if your business plan is structured, your responsible travel model economically sustainable and socially relevant, and your financing plans sound.