The Trans Sahara Run is organized by veteran explorers and adventure travel professionals of Chennai Event Management Services [CEMS]. CEMS is an award-winning international event planning and production company. We specialize in staging high profile functions throughout the world from Las Vegas seminars all the way to expedition level motor sports rallies in places as diverse as India, Africa and Eastern Europe. With offices in several countries in key locations across the globe we are in a strategic position to create spectacular events with full multi-media support and promotion.


Attila is a veteran road warrior with several rallies under his belt. No matter which continent, he completed these rallies only with crazy vehicles like an old soviet Lada, or a Hungarian bendy bus as a part of the Bus Number 7 project. He’s the lead organizer of the epic East-European ride, the Caucasian Challenge. He’s raced rickshaws through India and organized things from complicated international motor rallies to fussy corporate clients in his former life as an advertising professional. He’s handling everything from tyrannical border guards to making pals with local nomads. Like Indiana Jones he will eat anything.


In Vietnam the average age of the combat soldiers was 19. So was his when he got there. The war was over but his fight with the forces of nature has been going on ever since. He used to work as a product designer for a tour operator and he did a lot of back pack traveling in the tropics and subtropics. He sailed around Central America as a seaman and spent 10 years (school and diplomacy) in North Africa. He has a crush on climate extremes, like naught or 100% humidity. Sahara is his second home and globetrotting is his way of being.


Aravind is the brain behind and the lead organizer of the wildly popular Rickshaw Challenge that races rickshaws through exotic India. He has also raced in Africa several times and assists with adventure rallies all over the globe. He runs an internet marketing company in Budapest, meanwhile he started the first “boutique” hostel in India. If it’s got a motor, a bad road and a party at the end you can almost guarantee he’ll have been there at least once.