Crafting a premier experience for CXOs of large enterprises based on emerging technologies to drive innovation
AWS decided to curate its first ever India Innovation Leaders Forum to gather passionate and innovative industry thought leaders who recognize that sharing ideas and learnings with like-minded experts can be a powerful stimulus for innovation. The invitation-only three-day event was aimed towards creating a ‘Future Ready Business’ with a key focus on networking.
To ensure the right environment was curated for prominent leaders, NeoNiche opted for the picturesque beaches of Maldives to host the forum. Maldives was chosen because of its exotic scenery, easy accessibility and truly unique facilities and amenities. The hotel did not have an auditorium set up that hold this conference, so NeoNiche worked closely with the hotel over the course of 15 days to craft a customized set up exclusively for these delegates.
Logistics within the Maldives were a critical aspect we focused on. Flight tickets, travel from the airport to the resort and within the individual islands were all organized well in advance. Delegates were also sent information regarding the agenda, dress code on individual days and relevant information for a smooth immigration process well before the event.
As they arrived at hotel Olhuveli, they were greeted by several members of the staff who served traditional welcome drinks and pampered the audience as soon as they docked. The forum kicked off with a renowned motivational speaker – Deepa Malik, Padma Shri Awardee, Silver Medalist at the Rio Paralympics and Arjuna Award Winner followed by a Networking Cocktail and Dinner party. We included a local dance performance – ‘Boduberu’ – as entertainment for the first night to give attendees a taste of the Maldivian culture.
Each day, we organized surprise gifts for each delegate. The gifts helped create a positive mindset from the moment they woke up. The main conference was held on the second day where AWS experts from the India, APAC and Global teams were called to share their insights on the burgeoning importance of innovation and leadership. After the conference, a special sunset Dolphin cruise was organized where the attendees could admire the beauty and brilliance of the destination.
While arriving from the cruise, delegates witnessed a grand set up at the seashore where a special Gala Dinner was organized for them to enjoy their last night in the Maldives. At the dinner, a live band played on the serene beaches followed by a DJ night party to end the festivities. The final day was reserved for a short networking breakfast followed by the check-out process. The attendees as well as AWS executives were enamoured with the scenic location and well-rounded agenda and seamless flow that ensured the right balance of information and interaction.