The Belagavi unit of the Karnataka Union of Working Journalists announced the upcoming three-day International Media Meet on June 9th, 10th, and 11th in Belagavi.
Honorary President Dr. Bhimshi Jarkiholi shared this exciting news with the media on Wednesday.
Dr. Jarkiholi explained that this event is the first of its kind in Karnataka and will feature a seminar on Environment & Media. The Chief Minister of Karnataka, Siddaramaiah, will inaugurate the event, and Union Minister Pralhad Joshi will release a souvenir to commemorate the occasion.
Journalists from 30 countries around the world, including the UK, Australia, South Korea, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, will participate in this event. The International Media Meet will also feature renowned Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya, as well as industrialists Sanjay Ghodawat and Anand Sankeshwar, MD of VRL Group. Newly inducted ministers Satish Jarkiholi and Laxmi Hebbalkar will also be in attendance as chief guests.
The esteemed panel of speakers at the upcoming conference includes H R Ranganath, Chief Editor of Public TV, Buwaneka Herath, Secretary of the Minister for Tourism and Land in Sri Lanka, Chalaka Gajabahu, Chairman of the Sri Lankan Tourism Promotion Bureau, and BV Mallikarjunaia and Shivanand Tagadur, among others.
In addition to these distinguished guests, the conference will feature a range of notable journalists and experts from around the world. Gitika Talukdar, a renowned journalist from South Korea, will be sharing her insights on the latest trends in the industry. Pathum Thianka Wickramarathna, based in London, will be discussing the impact of technology on tourism. Samjhna Paudel, hailing from Nepal, will be exploring the role of sustainable tourism in economic development. Dr. Geetha Kiran, from Karnataka, will be sharing her expertise on the intersection of tourism and culture. Finally, Upul Janakanatha Jayasinghe, from Sri Lanka, will be discussing the challenges and opportunities facing the tourism industry in his home country.
The conference will be presided over by Mohamad Shamem, a respected figure in the tourism industry from Bangladesh. With such a diverse and knowledgeable group of speakers.