FHW Staff – Mumbai
Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF) will be celebrating its fifth anniversary, along with a convention and awards event, from December 18-19, 2015 at Hyatt Regency, Mumbai. Around 150 hospitality purchasing managers across India are expected to attend the event. One of the main agendas in the forum is to identify training and development needs; a three-year plan will be formed to implement the strategies aiming at 100 per cent results.
The two-day event will consist of panel discussions, presentations on various topics of hospitality procurement, B2B meetings and awards. A panel discussion on ‘Importance of Vendor Relationship Management in the life of a Successful Purchasing Professional’ will be held on day 1, which is said to set the tone of the event.
On day 2, two panel discussions and four presentations on various topics. Hospitality procurement, ethics in purchasing, sustainable development, ‘What Not To Do During Negotiations’ and ‘Who Stole My Cheese’ are the topics to be covered in presentations made by senior leading working professionals from across India.
Panelists from different fields including an IAS officer, commissioner of customs, commissioner of FSSAI, director of FICCI and chairperson from environment organisation will be participating. Second half will be B2B events where 30 top suppliers of India will have face-to-face meetings with 150 buyers.
HPMF awards for Procurement Excellence in Hospitality Industry will be initiated this year. These awards will help the fraternity to get motivated and work better. Awards will be given across categories: emerging procurement person of the year, procurement person of the year, female procurement person of the year, best hospitality procurement team, best sustainable development sensitive procurement team and the living legend awards.