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