Senthil Gopinath ICCA

Senthil Gopinath
Senthil has over 20 years’ experience in the meetings, association and leisure industry. He has held wide spectrum of positions in the meetings industry. Such as CEO of Convention Bureau of Sri Lanka, Vice President of Kuoni. He moved to Dubai in 2006 and has been working for Congress Solutions International, the Professional Congress Organizer (PCO) arm of Emirates Group, eventually holding responsibility for wide ranging business development, sales and operations functions for some of the largest international meetings held in the UAE and the Region.

A passionate strategist. Being creative and adaptable to the constantly changing environment are his key strengths. Always aims at professionalism and focuses on achieving the organizational objectives and financial goals.

Academically Senthil holds a European Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master’s in Business Administration (UK). Currently reading for PHD. Senthil has been working with the global association and business tourism fraternity for more than two decades and has in depth knowledge on global association and business tourism segment development. At present Senthil is the CEO of International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) – Global Meetings Industry Association headquartered in Netherlands. Winner of Global Business Events Strategist of the year awarded by PCMA - USA.

ICCA -the International Congress and Convention Association- is the global community and knowledge hub for the international association meetings industry.

ICCA represents the main specialists in organizing, transporting, and accommodating international meetings and events, and comprises over 1,150-member companies and organizations in over 100 countries worldwide. ICCA specializes in the international association meetings sector, offering unrivalled data, communication channels, and business development opportunities.

8 December 2022 (Day 1)

Time Session
Keynote 1: Business Events Algorithm Shift
Power of Collaboration

No industry has been left untouched by the pandemic, and needless to say, our travel industry took the biggest pie of the hit. Businesses have been driven by necessity to operate in new and creative ways, to remarkable effect. The way the business events community has come together so rapidly to achieve extraordinary things is definitely through collaboration. Come listen to our notable keynote speaker Mr. Senthil Gopinath, an industry leader to learn more on the benefits of exchanging information, networks and expertise among the industry peers to steer towards a better future.

Senthil Gopinath Speaker ICCA
Ballroom 1