Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF) is a consortium of procurement managers from the hospitality industry representing star hotels, catering companies, stand-alone restaurant chains, and airlines.
HPMF will be celebrating its seventh anniversary at Indana Palace Jodhpur, Rajasthan, from September 14-16, 2017, with a convention and award ceremony as part of the programme. The unique concept of ‘Seven Elements of the Universe’ will seek to bring together procurement managers of different organisations on one platform. The synergy, co-ordinated efforts, and passion with which work is done will lead to the establishment of a better environment for procurement in hospitality. Delegates at the three-day event will experience the grandeur of palatial mansions and be transported back to the regal era that has gone by. They will revel in the soulful music emanating from the desert sands and relax their senses at the majestic property that is a perfect fusion of historical elegance and modern luxury.
What to expect?
The three-day event will further strengthen HPMF’s commitment to the development and expansion of the purchasing and procurement fraternity, with due recognition being given to those who have made a mark in the industry, contributing towards the achievement of this cause.
Delegates will be welcomed to the vibrant city of Jodhpur. As the day progresses, they will visit sites of historical significance in Jodhpur. A traditional sit-down dinner will ensue at one of the most beautiful palaces here.
The first day of the convention will see the inauguration ceremony. Several presentations and panel discussions that will delve on the latest trends in organic procurement and the future of hospitality procurement will be conducted. This will set the tone for the convention.
Apart from the keynote presentation, there will be two panel discussions and four presentations on different subjects covering the entire spectrum of hospitality procurement. The way ahead for purchasing managers, green hotels, organic procurement, and tips for being a successful buyer are just some of the subjects that will be covered in the presentations that will be delivered by senior leading working professionals from across India.
Delegates will be given the opportunity to conduct B2B meetings on both days. In the second half, 30 top suppliers of India will have face-to-face meetings with them. In the evening, HPMF Awards for Procurement Excellence in Hospitality Industry will take place. These awards will seek to motivate industry participants towards working for a better, more successful tomorrow. Some of the award categories would be Emerging Procurement Person of the Year, Procurement Person of the Year (Male), Procurement Person of the Year (Female), Best Hospitality Procurement Team, Best Sustainable Development Sensitive Procurement Team, the Living Legend award, etc.