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Conference on heritage tourism between Israel & Goa on Jan 30
A daylong round table conference on the topic’Heritage Tourism and Cultural Exchange between Goa and Israel’,will be held at Kala Academy here on January 30.
The conference is organized jointly by Kala Academy Goa, Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) and Norway-India Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NICCI).
Kala Academy chairman Vishnu Wagh, while speaking to reporters here today, said that the conference will be inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza.
He further said that after the inaugural function, a debate and discussion on the topic ‘Heritage Tourism and Cultural Exchange between Goa and Israel’, will be held, in which speakers including renowned personalities like Dr Shalva Weil of Hebrew University,Jerusalem; Varad Sabnis; Matan Zamir, Deputy Chief of Mission,Consulate General of Israel in Mumbai; Surya Wagh; Dr Nandakumar Kamat of Goa University; Praxy Correia, representative of Christian Friends of Isreal in Goa; and Nikhil Dessai, Director of Tourism,government Goa will participate.
Ivar Fjeld, representative of NICCI in Goa, will act as moderator of the debate session.
Source: United News of India (UNI)