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The Hotel and Restaurant Association of Western India’s (HRAWI) 19th Regional Convention in Nashik concluded not too long ago with the participation of assorted stakeholders from the industry. The occasion was inaugurated by Venkatesan Dhattareyan – Regional Director, India Tourism (Western and Central Region) and Dilip Vengsarkar, former Indian cricketer, who delivered the keynote handle. The conference witnessed one in every of the largest congregations of execs from the hospitality industry in the Western area of India after a spot of two years. Over the two days of the conference, the HRAWI organizsd a bouquet of enterprise periods on Human sources, New tendencies in F&B in the post-pandemic world, Best of worldwide & home manufacturers, Sustainable designs and Unconventional locations.
This 12 months’s theme for the conference was ‘Here To Win’, to have fun the resilience of the hospitality industry by making an attempt occasions and was attended by hospitality professionals, house owners and operators of inns and meals companies. Mangal Prabhat Lodha – Tourism Minister of Maharashtra, whereas he couldn’t attend the conference, prolonged his greatest needs to the HRAWI and reiterated the Government’s dedication in the direction of providing help to the industry stakeholders.
“Before the 1983 Cricket World Cup, captain Kapil Dev had stated in response to a question, ‘We are here to win’. Following that, India went on to achieve what had seemed impossible – lifting the World Cup. I believe that the hospitality industry too will successfully bounce back in the post-pandemic era with the same motto – Here to Win,” says Shri Dilip Vengsarkar, former Indian cricketer.
“The convention turned out to be a much awaited event for the hospitality industry. The event offered hoteliers and restaurateurs an opportunity to express and share experiences from the days of the pandemic induced lockdowns. It also gave us an opportunity to share best practices and strategies for overcoming the hurdles to keep the business alive and thriving. The convention was indeed a show of strength, spirit and resilience of our industry, and of course, we are here to win,” concludes. Pradeep Shetty, President, HRAWI.
The first enterprise session on Human Resources – Revolving Doors to Opening Human Doors was moderated by Kamlesh Barot of Revival Indian Thali with Natwar Nagar, Founder & CEO of The People Network; Riyan Bhatia, Enterprise Account Director at LinkedIn and Yogendra Agnihotri, Sr. Director – HR (South Asia) at Radisson Hotel Group as the audio system. The following session on New Trends in F&B in the post-pandemic world was moderated by Nirav Gandhi, Sr. VP of HRAWI and had Ganesh Kumar, Corporate Director at Qmin Operations; Anurag Mehrotra, Co-founder & CEO of Charcoal Eats; Chef Rakesh Sethi, Corporate Exec Chef at Radisson Hotel Group and Sandeep Talaulicar, MD of Chow as audio system.
The subsequent two enterprise periods had been hosted on Deciding Between the Best of International & Domestic Brands and Sustainable Designs: Only Way Forward. The former session was moderated by Jaideep Dang, President, JLL Hospitality with Zubin Saxena, MD of Radisson Hotel Group; Suhail Kannampilly, CEO of The Fern Hotels & Resorts and Kapil Chopra, Founder of Postcard Resorts as the Speakers. The latter was moderated by Reza Kabul, of ARK Reza Kabul Architects and had Faizan Khatri, Principal Architect, Founder of FK’D, Faizan Khatri Design workshop; Viraj Patki, CEO of PG Patki Architects; Sahil Khan, director, Design & Technical Services – South Asia, Radisson Hotel Group and Sanjay Patil, Sr. Architect at Environ Planners.
The audio system for the final enterprise session on Unconventional Destinations had been Ms Shoba Mohan, Founder Partner of Rare India and Sandeep Talaulicar, MD of Chow as Speakers. Special dignitary – Chandrakant Pulkundwar (IAS), Municipal Commissioner and Administrator too, attended the session.
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