FHRAI Con­ven­tion expects 1000 del­e­gates

The Golden Ju­bilee Con­ven­tion of the Fed­er­a­tion of Ho­tels and Res­tau­rants As­so­ci­a­tion of In­dia (FHRAI) will be held in Bhubaneswa­r, Odisha, from Sep 25-27. T S Walia, Pres­i­dent, FHRAI, tells us more about this mega event.

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The theme of the con­ven­tion goes with the in­her­ent spirit of In­dian hos­pi­tal­ity and elab­o­rates as “Atithi Devo Bhava” - Guest is like God. As hote­liers, we want to spread this mes­sage across the world to bring more tourists to our shores as well as pro­mote our do­mes­tic des­ti­na­tions. The venue will is the sprawl­ing May­fair Con­ven­tion, with state-of-the-art fa­cil­i­ties. the del­e­gates and their spouses will par­tic­i­pate. This will show­case the folk dances and cul­ture of var­i­ous parts of the coun­try. We will be look­ing at industry ex­cel­lence, guest ex­pe­ri­ence and hu­man re­source de­vel­op­ment, and wel­com­ing our up­com­ing mem­bers, as­so­ci­ates and those new to both our industry and our con­fer­ence.

How many del­e­gates are you ex­pect­ing for the Con­ven­tion?

It’s a his­toric mile­stone that we have the hon­our to host the golden ju­bilee of our pres­ti­gious An­nual Con­ven­tion. Be­ing the golden ju­bilee con­ven­tion, we are ex­pect­ing more than 1,000 | del­e­gates. High volt­age tech­ni­cal ses­sions have been in­cluded on all three days. First day:

- The Legacy Con­tin­ues; Tax­a­tion in In­dian Hos­pi­tal­ity Industry - Chal­lenges & So­lu­tions. Tech­ni­cal ses­sions on Day 2 In­clude: Odisha Tourism: Op­por­tu­ni­ties un­lim­ited; Voice from the Top; Iconic Hos­pi­tal­ity Prop­er­ties Cre­at­ing Tourism Des­ti­na­tions - Is it Lack of Gov­ern­ment Sup­port or Ab­sence of En­trepreneur­ship; Ho­tel De­sign - Fu­tur­is­tic Ho­tels.

There will also be Heart Talk: where there will be a dis­cus­sion be­tween Prabhu Chawla face to face with Rakesh Sarna, MD & CEO, In­dian Ho­tels Com­pany.

Day three will see ses­sions like: So­cial Me­dia & Tech­nol­ogy - In­flu­ence on Hos­pi­tal­ity Busi­ness; Res­tau­rants of the Fu­ture and fi­nally On­line Por­tals - Nec­es­sary Evils? En­ter­tain­ing per­for­mances and top of the line food and beverages are in store for del­e­gates in the evenings.

T S Walia

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