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MICE specialist Imran joins CDC

A senior MICE specialist in Sri Lanka, Imran Hassan has joined Connaissance De Ceylan (CDC), one of the country’s largest inbound tour operators, as the head of its MICE operation to be known as CDC Events and Travels (Pvt) Ltd.

Imran Hassan Chandra Wickramasinghe

Hassan will join Chandra Wickramasinghe who is considered as one of Sri Lanka’s legendary Destination Management Service providers and Chairs the company which owns MaaluMaalu Resort and Spa in Pasikudah and the most recently opened Aliya Resort and Spa in Sigiriya.

Wickramasinghe is also the Deputy Chairman of Amaya Group of Hotels and serves on the boards of Hunnas Falls and Fortress Hotels.

Hassan spearheaded organising some of Sri Lanka’s largest trade exhibitions including ground breaking trade fairs in Jaffna and Batticaloa.

He is also considered a pioneer of the exhibition industry in the Maldives. Hassan has organised over 200 International Trade Fairs in Sri Lanka, the Maldives and India, with many conferences and events in Sri Lanka.

He carries with him valuable experience of almost two decades in the MICE Industry.

He served as the President of the Sri Lanka Association of Professional Conference, Exhibition and Event Organisers (SLAPCEO) for almost four years and was involved in the revival of the Association.

He also served as an active committee member of the Sri Lanka Association of Inbound Tour Operators (SLAITO) for over seven years among other positions in various industry related fora.

The combination between the two, therefore, is widely seen as a move to turn a new leaf in the MICE industry, with both bringing in unparalleled experience in diverse and potent fields.

CDC Events is set to kick off with 'Southern International Trade Exhibition (SITE 2014)', the first among many mega events to come.


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