The Kolkata wing will host the Skål National Congress 2018 and during this event they expect an attendance of 600-750 Skålleagues in the City of Joy.
Skål International Kolkata has been actively organising meetings during the past month in an effort to promote friendship and business among the travel and related industries. At the recently held Annual General Meeting that took place at Novotel Kolkata Hotel and Residences, the new committee of Skål International Kolkata 2017-2019 with Manav Soni as President and Sanjeev Mehra as Secretary took over the proceedings.
The Kolkata Chapter currently has 127 members including 25 members as part of the Young Skål Club which was launched this year. Secretary Sanjeev Mehra says 34 active members have been officiated this year, apart from the Young Skålleagues. The club will also host the Skål National Congress 2018 in Kolkata. The new committee is looking to achieve a target of 200 members and 50 Young Skål members by the end of 2017.
“We want to create awareness to work together to enhance our vision, maximise networking opportunities and develop a responsible tourism industry. We want to focus our efforts on the National Congress 2018 in Kolkata for which we hope to welcome 600-750 members,” says Mehra. The spirit of Poila Baisakh was celebrated with great fervour among the Skålleagues in Kolkata over a meet-and-greet just after the AGM. It was attended by members of various consulates, hoteliers, travel agents and more, with Skål members and their spouses dressed in traditional Bengali attire.
Dignitaries like Damien Syed, Consul General of France, Kolkata, Jonathan T. Ward, Principal Commercial Officer of US Consulate General Kolkata, Cory Wilcox, Management Officer, US Consulate General Kolkata, pianist Jennifer Heemstra, Pramode Bhandari, General Manager, The Park Kolkata as well as Sandeep Johri, General Manager, Novotel Kolkata Hotel Residences graced the occasion with their presence.