HPMF will be celebrating its 9th Anniversary along with the Convention and Awards from 10th to 13th of October at Grand Hyatt, Kochi, Kerala. Earlier, Varanasi, Jodhpur, Bhubaneswar etc were the venues of these three day gala events. HPMF (Hospitality Purchasing Manager’s Forum) is a consortium of purchasing managers from the hospitality industry representing star hotels, catering companies, stand-alone restaurant chains, retail chains and airlines.
A non-profit organisation registered with the Charity Commissioner’s office, HPMF is first of its kind in India which aims 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.
Conceived in 2010, HPMF today is a global organization with over 2600 members of the hospitality purchasing fraternity. The body is headquartered in Mumbai, with chapters in Pune, Delhi, Rajasthan, West Bengal, Andhra and Telangana, Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Goa, Kerala and Gujarat. Internationally, HPMF has chapters in Sri Lanka, Maldives, The Middle East, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and the UK.
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.
This time, HPMF has fittingly chosen God’s Own Country, Kerala, to showcase their annual event. The theme of the event is the unique concept of “Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam” which means “The World Is One Family”. The delegates and all 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.
Besides the spectacular shows, intense discussions, presentation from industry experts and highly acclaimed Corporate Speakers will address the gathering. Eminent Hospitality Honchos, Sports persons and well known corporate leaders have been invited to the event as Chief Guests and Guests of Honor. As always, well organized B2B meets will be the highlight of the convention too, with over 40 vendors attending the event.
The annual Procurement Excellence Awards, the first of its kind, conceived and rolled out in 2012 and now in its 7th year, will be the star of the event, looked forward to eagerly by the delegates. The honor and prestige associated with the awards are tremendous, as is the spectacular show that is a part of the event.
Highlights of the Action Packed Convention – A Sneak Peek into What is in Store
Intensive 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. They get industry Intelligence,the latest trends in hospitality procurement, buyer preferences and path-breaking innovations from market leaders.
Worldwide 250+ Delegate Participation – Countries participating will India, Nepal, Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and UAE.
High Profile Speakers – Will be present to talk about topics such as sustainability, organic produce and its contribution to the reduction of carbon footprints, digitalization of Procurement etc
Awards & Performances – A glittering evening that sees exceptional performances being recognized on an industry platform. This recognition is complemented by scintillating entertainment performances. Strategic B2B meetings with emerging and well known vendors in India who showcase their latest products and services