The culture and content sector needs urgent attention in Goa for its profound emotional and intellectual impact on our society. This is especially true in light of the pandemic that is affecting all of us. It is therefore important that the sector is guided not only from a commercial perspective but also for cultural diversity and the right of individuals to express and enjoy cultural expressions of their choice. Fundamental questions we need to ask ourselves:
– What opportunities for creative services do we see arising out of this crisis?
– How do we redesign and rethink Goa’s cultural heritage and its perception as a cultural melting pot with people visiting from all over the world?
– How do we reposition large scale cultural and religious events like Sunburn, Serendipity Arts Festival, IFFI?
– How can we revive and promote local crafts and create a truly experiential engagement between international artists and the local community?
Join our esteemed panelists Amit Satija, Samira Sheth, Sharada Kerkar, Nikhil Chinapa and Rev Ryan Semelhago representing the ESG, art curation, museums, music and culinary arts in an engaging conversation on Friday May 15, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm to find answers to the questions above and more.
The webinar will be moderated by Aritra Mukerjee.
health & wellness
COVID-19 and the resulting lockdown had upended the world order. People are anxious and worried about their family’s health and well-being both in the short and long term. While health and safety is, rightly, the top priority to fight COVID-19, we also need to safeguard our economic well-being. Fundamental questions people are asking are:
- What opportunities for health and wellness do we see arising out of this crisis?
- What health and wellness business models need to and can emerge in a world of reduced tourism to boost Goa’s economy?
- How can we strengthen public and private health partnership to improve health and wellness outcomes?
- How can we better regulate alternative health providers while encouraging innovation and competition?
Join our esteemed panelists Gajanan Nagarsekar, Dr. Akhil Lawande, Asha Arondekar, Darryl D’Souza and Roy Tellis representing private and public health, health tech, alternative health, and health and wellness retail in an engaging conversation on Thursday May 14, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm to find answers to the questions above and more.
The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Kuheli Bhattacharya.
Learning and Knowledge
The lockdown has impacted our daily behaviour tremendously and requires all stakeholders of the education industry to adopt new ways of working. With technology and alternate learning solutions growing in abundance, some questions we need to ask ourselves are:
– What is needed for Goa to establish itself as a laboratory and hub for 21st century learning and education?
– How can new ideas influence education and its impact on life skills and scoping of life?
– What new skills are required by Goan youth to prepare them for the new paradigm and what is the most effective way to upskill our youth?
– How can we leverage learnings from traditionally strong sectors like tourism and food to fuel a start-up boom and make entrepreneurship the new way of life?
Join our esteemed panelists Nilesh Borde, Umaji Chowgule, Nandita, Shantanu Sheorey and Shilpa Mehta representing academia, traditional and alternate education, and new skill development institutions in an engaging conversation on Wednesday May 13th, 2020 from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm to find answers to the questions above and more.
The webinar will be moderated by Joanna Pyres.
TOURISM & HOSPITALITY
That COVID-19 will be a game-changer for Goa’s tourism and hospitality sectors is a foregone conclusion. Tourism accounts for nearly 30 percent of Goa’s GDP. Given this backdrop and in a dwindling global tourism market:
- What kinds of changes do we need to make, to make Goa a more sustainable tourism destination?
- How can Goa reinvent itself to remain relevant and regain market share?
- What different forms of tourism can and should we target? How do we need to market ourselves better?
- Can we use the current break from the past few years’ breakneck paces of expansion to pause and reflect on what has worked and what has not?
Join our esteemed panelists Vincent Ramos, Ravi Shankar, Parag Ragnekar, Francisco De Braganca, Ernest Dias and Jack Sukhija representing hoteliers, beach management, the RTC, casinos, tour operators and the TTAG in an engaging conversation on Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 4:00 pm to find answers to the questions above and more.
The webinar will be moderated by Samarth Kholkar.
Local Food ecosystems
The relationship between Goans and their lands and waters has nearly come full circle. From an economy built around agriculture and fishing to one largely driven by real estate, mining and tourism, the journey has not been smooth.
- Is this a time to really think hard about Goa’s food security?
- How can fresh farm produce be aggregated and distributed efficiently?
- Can a made-in-Goa brand successfully capture the value of locally grown food?
Join our esteemed panelists Shalini Krishan, Claude Alvares, Rohit Zantye and Arjun Gadre representing restaurant owners, farmers, food processors and fisheries in an engaging conversation on Monday May 11, 2020 at 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm to find answers to the questions above and more.
The webinar will be moderated by Rahul Basu.
Ideas for Goa: Kick-off Webinar
Do you have ideas to make Goa more prosperous and sustainable?
Join our esteemed panelists Sanjit Rodrigues, Dean D’Cruz, Shekhar Sardessai and Jose Noronha representing the government, civil society, private enterprise and the startup ecosystem in an engaging conversation on Friday May 8, 2020 at 4:00 pm to :
- Hear their perspectives on how we can use the COVID-19 crisis to recreate a Goa 2.0 i.e. more prosperous, sustainable and inclusive than the status quo
- Learn how you (who loves Goa!) can contribute concrete and actionable ideas through the Ideas for Goa platform (ideasforgoa.com) – a platform that is open to all to contribute ideas regardless of their background and is free of cost
The webinar will be moderated by Dr. Urvashi Aneja.