A Spellbinding Start To Food & Hotel India 2019


Informa Markets in India (formerly UBM India), India’s leading exhibition organiser, launched the 2nd edition of the Food & Hotel India Expo (FHIn)- a B2B platform for the Food, Beverage & Hospitality industry at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The expo was inaugurated by Guests of Honour Mr Anurag Katriar, President, NRAI. Other Guests of Honour included who included Mr. Param Kannampilli, Chairman and Managing Director Concept Hospitality; Special Guest Chef Manjit Singh Gill – Corporate Chef ITC & President IFCA; Mr. Thomas Schlitt, MD, Messe Dusseldorf India; Mr. Pankaj Shende, Senior Portfolio Director, Informa Markets in India and Mr. Abhijit Mukherji, Group Director, Informa Markets in India amongst an August gathering. Moderating the first session of the three day summit, Subhajit Mazumder, Director (Transformation: Customer & Operations) KPMG India, led the discussion on ‘Leading through Disruption and Staying Ahead of New Consumer Trends’; wherein Panelists Rajneesh Malhotra, VP Operations & Asset Management, Chalet Hotels and Zia Sheikh, CEO, Svenska Design Hotels responded to the disruption in Hospitality Market. “Luxury is more than just the 5 star Hotel,” said Mr Sheikh elaborating how new age Millennial prefer unique & differentiated experiences. “With the rapidly changing dynamics of business – new concepts, technologies and a highly competitive Industry, delivering exciting experiences for consumers has become all the more priority.” “Personalisation – Try and gorge through the tastes & styles of customers. Understanding their nuances becomes important. One can learn a lot about their personality through their social media,” Sheikh further stated. Themed on Food & Beverage and Hospitality trends, the show is positioned to provide industry players an entire array of products and solutions pertaining to food & Beverages, Tea & Coffee, Beer, Wine & Spirit, Sea Food, Meat, Bakery, Commercial Kitchen Equipments, Hospitality Technology and Interior Designs, Housekeeping, Tableware, Retail & Hospitality Food Services under one giant umbrella. The three day FHIn Expo offers an excellent opportunity for the delegates from across 10 countries to network with top Hoteliers & Chefs, India’s Leading Restaurant Chains, captains of industry, top notch entrepreneurs, premium start up investors, global experts and other distinguished representatives. Over 70 exhibitors from India and abroad have participated at the show which include prominent food, hospitality and hospitality equipment companies. Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, for Informa Markets in India said, “With the growth of the Indian population and the economy, the demand for food and beverages has correspondingly increased. It is also driving the expected growth of the food processing and packaged food and beverage sector. With this comes potential for continuous innovation in the industry. Driven by the insatiable consumption of its 1.30 billion strong population, the hospitality food sector continues to grow and will further see a further rise in investment to the tune of an annual investment of


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