Two Grail Insights’ Leaders in Travel and Tourism are on the Podium with Industry Stalwarts at ITB Asia & MICE Show 2020

By Grail Insights Newsroom | September 28, 2020

Grail Insights’ Managing Director, Vivek Neb, will be speaking at ITB Asia, Oct 21-23, 2020. He will be joined by Margie Whitehouse, CMO of the Saudi Tourism Authority.

This year’s conference is virtual. The theme of the session is helping the tourism sector determine the evolving behaviors of travelers and how to emerge stronger in times of crisis and beyond. During the virtual session, Neb and Whitehouse will focus on digital transformation as a key ingredient for a sustainable future. “Tourism has been amongst the hardest hit sectors in the times of crisis,” says Neb. Digitalization was already evolving travel – the current crisis has not only accelerated digital adoption, but it’s also critical for the sector’s survival.”

ITB’s MICE Show will take place in conjunction with ITB Asia. Grail Director, Mayank Nagpal, teams up with Amanda Kotze-Nhlapo, Chief Convention Bureau Officer of South African Tourism, to present insights on the MICE recovery strategy. MICE, as a sector, instills global cooperation and advances intellectual development. The crisis has gravely impacted the sector, but COVID presents an opportunity for a metamorphosis. It will be great to discuss the revival strategy at the forum as the industry navigates towards a safe and fulfilling experience,” says Nagpal.

Vivek Neb is a senior business executive with over 18 years of experience in managing and scaling global businesses. He has been providing insights and advisory services to various entities within tourism and other segments. In his current role at Grail, he heads business for Emerging Markets (APAC and MEA) along with managing Financial Research & Analytics business line.

Mayank Nagpal is a seasoned strategic research and insights professional, focused on solving business challenges faced by the travel & tourism ecosystem. Over the last 12 years, he has worked closely with various entities within the tourism ecosystem. In his current role, he heads the Africa practice of Grail Insights. He has authored tourism-related whitepapers, an academic paper, and articles, and has spoken across tourism and research-related forums.

To learn more contact Vivek Neb at vivek.neb@grailinsights.com


Grail Insights is a strategic insights consultancy helping clients seize opportunities and respond decisively to market change by applying insights to any aspect of their business. 


Internationale Tourismus-Börse (ITB) is where Asia Pacific's leading travel companies and emerging players meet with top international buyers from the MICE market, Leisure and Corporate Travel markets.