400 ex­pected at HRANI Con­ven­tion

The Ho­tel & Restau­rant As­so­ci­a­tion of North­ern In­dia (HRANI) is or­gan­is­ing its 3rd HRANI Con­ven­tion from Dec 18-19, 2015 at Le Meri­dien, New Delhi.

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The first con­ven­tion of HRANI was con­ceived in the year 2011 from the city of Golden Tem­ple - Am­rit­sar and con­tin­ued for­ward to 2013 in Mil­len­nium City of Gur­gaon. Talk­ing about the theme of the con­ven­tion, Luv Malhotra, Pres­i­dent, HRANI, said, “The vi­sion of 3rd HRANI con­ven­tion: Hos­pi­tal­ity -Made in In­dia aims to pro­vide full fea­tures on the po­ten­tial of the In­dian hos­pi­tal­ity sec­tor and will show­case new sto­ries of suc­cess­ful in­no­va­tions in the hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try of In­dia.” Malhotra added, “This year we are ex­pect­ing an es­ti­mate of 350-400 del­e­gates at­tend­ing the event. We hope that like our past con­ven­tions the 3rd HRANI Con­ven­tion will also achieve a spec­tac­u­lar suc­cess.”

Talk­ing about chal­lenges in this in­dus­try he said, “The big­gest chal­lenge for ho­tel in­dus­try is to cre­ate skills in this com­pet­i­tive sce­nario. An­other vi­tal chal­lenge that the In­dian ho­tel in­dus­try is fac­ing is the pres­ence of mul­ti­ple tax­a­tion regime. Ev­ery state has a dif­fer­ent tax­a­tion slab and charges dif­fer­ent rates. In­dus­try sta­tus, ease of do­ing busi­ness, sin­gle win­dow clear­ances are some of the key sub­jects which states have to han­dle. Lux­ury tax on ac­tual in Delhi has been a long pend­ing de­mand of the in­dus­try. Im­ple­men­ta­tion of Goods & Ser­vice Tax (GST) with a quan­tum of eight per cent is the need of hour. More­over, fur­ther in­crease of 0.5 per cent ser­vice tax as Swachh Bharat cess has not only in­creased the ef­fec­tive ser­vice tax rate to 14.5 per cent but has fur­ther com­pounded the tar­iffs.”

Talk­ing about the ses­sions planned, Ra­jin­dera Ku­mar, For­mer Pres­i­dent, HRANI & Se­nior MC Mem­ber, and Chair­man of the Con­ven­tion Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee, said, “The first ses­sion has been planned as ‘Blend­ing New Strate­gies with proven Brands and their adap­ta­tion: Hos­pi­tal­ity-Made in In­dia.’ An­other in­ter­est­ing ses­sion has been planned as ‘Trends set­ting Restau­rants-Chas­ing the Mil­len­nial.’ Other ses­sions in­clude: ‘HR & Skills De­vel­op­ment for fu­ture Growth’; ‘In­no­va­tive & cre­ative food for tomorrow,’ ‘The art of on­line Dom­i­nance or Dis­rup­tion.’

A ses­sion on property own­ers grad­u­ally mov­ing to­wards man­age­ment con­tracts and fran­chis­ing has also been planned. Lastly it will be on ‘Is­sues and con­cerns of hos­pi­tal­ity in­dus­try and way for­ward.’

Ra­jin­dera Ku­mar For­mer Pres­i­dent, HRANI & Se­nior MC Mem­ber, and Chair­man, Con­ven­tion Or­gan­is­ing Com­mit­tee

Luv Malhotra Pres­i­dent HRANI

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