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HPMF’s 9th Convention and Awards to be held at Grand Hyatt Kochi

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HPMF Core committee members with Maharaja of Jodhpur during Jodhpur convention

More than 300 Delegates to participate in coveted event

One of the most well-regarded and prestigious awards events in hospitality industry, Hospitality Purchasing Manager Forum (HPMF) Awards Ceremony and convention is proud to announce that event will be held from 10th to 13th of October at Grand Hyatt, Kochi, Kerala in God’s Own Country. HPMF will be celebrating its 9th Anniversary along with the Convention and Awards. Earlier, Varanasi, Jodhpur and Bhubaneswar were the venues of these three day gala events.There would be Worldwide more than 250 delegates will Participate. Participating countries includes India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and UAE.

Known to be hugely successful and fascinating events, the HPMF fraternity pulls out all stops to put up an event worthy of their large fraternity. The ceremony last year at Varanasi was the talk of the country, with over 350 members, press and the bigwigs of the corporate world gracing the occasion, leading to speculation that this year would be even more spectacular.

The theme of the event is due concept of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which means “The World Is One Family”. The delegates and other participants will experience the magical world of Kerala through Cultural Shows, Cuisine, Visits to historical places, exotic display of produce from Kerala and ancient sports.

Dr. Nitin Shankar Nagrale, Founder General Secretary HPMF

Dr. Nitin Shankar Nagrale, Founder General Secretary HPMF says “HPMF is become a perfect platform for both purchase managers and hospitality industry. Beginning with just three members on November 26th, 2010, in Mumbai, now it has become a movement in the hospitality industry. Now, HPMF has more than 2600 members nationally and internationally. The reason behind this success is trust and visionary and transparent approach. Number of members is accumulative on day by day basis. Besides, many more purchase managers from across the globe are in touch to be associated with HPMF. The core committee members are putting so much of efforts to take this platform to next level besides completing their routine office work on time”.

Besides the spectacular shows, intense discussions, presentation from industry experts and highly acclaimed Corporate Speakers will address the gathering. There would be eminent hospitality honchos, sports persons and well known corporate leaders are invited to grace the occasion. As always, well organized B2B meets will be the highlight of the convention too, with over 40 vendors attending the event.

The first of its kind, annual Procurement Excellence Awards which was conceived and rolled out in 2012 and now in its 7th year, will be the star of the event. The honor and prestige associated with the awards are tremendous, as is the spectacular show that is a part of the event.

Action Packed Convention includes two Day Conference.  The delegates mingle with the brightest minds that are constantly disrupting the status quo in the hospitality, airlines and F&B industry. They are exposed to success stories and prepare the groundwork for their and their organization’s growth. High Profile Speakers would speak on topics such as sustainability, organic produce and its contribution to the reduction of carbon footprints and digitalization of Procurement etc. There would be strategic B2B meetings with emerging and well known established vendors, would showcase their latest products and services. During Awards and Performances, a glittering evening that sees exceptional performances being recognized on an industry platform. This recognition is complemented by scintillating entertainment performances.

About HPMF: HPMF is a non-profit organization. Conceived in 2010, HPMF today is a global organization with over 2600 members of the hospitality purchasing fraternity. Its aim is to provide a platform for buyers from hospitality industry. Training and Development of procurement professionals, Consolidated procurement, industry product standardization, volume discounts, improved professionalism in purchasing process, development of potential vendors, green initiatives, corporate social responsibilities are some of the key elements of HPMF. HPMF is headquartered in Mumbai, with chapters in Pune, Delhi, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Andhra and Telangana, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala and Gujarat. Internationally, it has chapters in Sri Lanka, Maldives, The Middle East, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the UK.

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