Anita Mendiratta – Keynote Speaker

Internationally Recognised and Trusted Strategic Advisor and Author on Tourism and Development

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Specialist Subjects

  • Unlocking the Secrets of Effective Leadership
  • Hearing Your Calling
  • Leading Purposefully
  • Becoming a Global Author
  • Effective Crisis Leadership in Business / Government
  • COVID-19 Learnings and Legacy
  • Facing Crisis With Confidence
  • Global Travel & Tourism - Aviation, Tourism, Hospitality, Development, Megaevents
  • Building Effective Relationships Between Government and Business


  • English


Globally recognised as a professional Keynote Speaker, MC, Moderator and Facilitator, Anita Mendiratta is a highly respected presence on stages worldwide. Her professional experience and expertise, coupled with her warm and engaging style, allows her to connect with audiences across the globe in a way that is truly unique, and lasting, whether an audience of 1000+ or an intimate workshop whether with governments, businesses and entities including Clients such as the United Nations, UNESCO, UN TOURISM (formerly UNWTO), World Bank Group, CNN International and numerous governments around the world.

Offering inspiring global perspective through her over three decades / 100+ countries of experience as practitioner, author, diplomat, and on-air personality in a Tourism, Hospitality, Hotel and Aviation Development, Anita is admired for having an innate ability to feel the ‘heartbeat’ behind the economic, social, political, and environmental dynamics of nations.

Anita Mendiratta is celebrated as one of the ‘Top 25 Inspirational Executives in Travel/Hospitality’ and ‘Most Innovative Women in Travel’. Her latest book ‘THE CALL TO LEADERSHIP: UNLOCKING THE LEADER WITHIN IN TIMES OF CRISIS’, released worldwide in late 2023, has received praise worldwide. Focusing on the personal leadership journey in times of crisis, the book goes beyond technical aspects of leadership to examine the hearts and minds of global leaders of the highest levels during the COVID pandemic that impacted us all. Through up-close-and-personal interviews with C-Suite leaders from across the global Travel, Tourism & Aviation ecosystem, their unique, intimate perspectives on:
·      Stepping forward to lead through a time when the world was literally grounded,
·      The power of hearing a personal calling to lead,
·      The value of clear, honest motivation, communication and connection to face any challenge,
·      Finding confidence, courage and compassion in times of crisis, and
·      The unique responsibility, and also loneliness, of leading.

Trusting Anita with their never heard before stories, reflections and revelations, the books insights enable us all to learn how we can understand, control, and even navigate our own ability to face a crisis – be it personal or professional – and come through safer, stronger, and even stronger for others. The findings are remarkable, emotionally raw, and rigorous as a study of exceptional leadership. One-third of all proceeds of the sales of the book will be donated directly to the Anita Mendiratta Foundation – her UK registered charity restoring early childhood education in tourism- based economies and communities around the globe recovering from crisis.

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