Pacific World Set to Provide Innovative MICE Experiences with New Regional Director Naveen Rizvi
by EVENTFAQS Bureau Industry Watch | January 16, 2017 | News
Following the appointment of Naveen Rizvi as the new Regional Director for Pacific World India and Indian Ocean Region - the global Meetings, Incentives, Conference and Event company is set to offer new experiences for local and overseas planners seeking to place business in the region.
Naveen Rizvi, Regional Director for Pacific World India – Indian Ocean Region, who will manage India, Nepal and Bhutan - as well as other countries within the Indian Ocean including Mauritius, Sri Lanka, The Maldives, United Arab Emirates (Dubai and Abu Dhabi), Oman and Southern Africa – will specifically focus on product development and innovation with regard to meetings, incentive and event experiences.
Rizvi remarked, “Our core strengths lie in our ability to efficiently handle important international conferences and events in India as well as overseas. One of my key objectives will be to bring a new and innovative perspective to every meeting and incentive organised in the region.”
Some of the latest incentive ideas that the Pacific World team have started to conceptualise include exploring an untouched island and spending the day by indulging in fishing in India, feeding elephants with the help of a Mahout in an Elephant Village near Jaipur.
Rizvi added, “As a global organisation delivering innovative experiences in 42 countries around the world, we work with clients of all nationalities who are striving to source meaningful experiences that will move their customers. Our product development team based here in the region are working very hard to develop and innovate new proposals which will excite and delight each of our customers.”
Naveen Rizvi has over 18 years' experience managing congresses, meetings and events in the region. He has overseen key conferences and events in India including Petrotech 2016: Asia’s biggest Oil & Natural Gas Conference, BRICS GOA 2016 (high profile dignitaries included Prime Minister of India- Narendra Modi, Presidents Vladimir Putin of Russia, Xi Jinping of China, Michel Temer of Brazil and Jacob Zuma of South Africa), World Congress on Oral Implantology, the first International Agrobiodiversity Congress, 2nd BRICS Communications Ministers Meeting and 3rd India Africa Forum Summit (India’s biggest diplomatic event till date with Prime Minister of India - Narendra Modi and heads of states of over 50 African nations in attendance along with senior officials and foreign ministers).
“We are also developing various programmes in conjunction with ‘Shaping Lives’, our CSR Foundation, a bridge between our clients and the local population of India to give something back to the society. Key work includes supporting children and the elderly as well as those who have been marginalised and abused. The charity also actively pursues programmes supporting animal welfare,” said Rizvi.
Naveen Rizvi will focus on product development and innovation, and will look to attract local and overseas planners organising meetings, incentives, and events in the Indian region.