The role of a Purchase Manager in the Hospitality industry has gone through several fundamental changes in the last few years. Many companies have shifted from a regional unit procurement approach to a Center-led Global Procurement strategy.
The purchase department has become a valued partner and a recognized asset which collaborates effectively across the organization, driving procurement excellence.
To honour this, the Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum recently announced HPMF Annual Convention 2016 & Awards, to be held from 17 – 20 November 2016, at Hotel Mayfair Lagoon & Convention Centre, in Bhubaneswar, Odisha.
The 3 Day conference for hospitality purchase professionals is the Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum’s continuation of their commitment towards the Purchasing & Procurement fraternity. The objective of the conference is to bring all concerned professionals together under one roof to share their expertise and innovations, and create a collaborative environment as well as build a strong community.
The idea is also to provide an opportunity to gain expertise, learn and understand tools, new challenges and solutions for creative ideas and strategies through a series of interactive session, panel discussion and B2B engagement opportunities.
“HPMF Annual Convention 2016 & Awards, will bring together around 200 + Senior Purchase Heads from the Hospitality Industry to meet, discuss and find solutions to the challenging issues faced when it comes to Procurement, Supplier Relationship Management, and strategies revolving around it, as well as to network under one roof. The highlight of the forum is also to bring industry though leaders to deliberate on the challenges faced on the talent and skill development initiatives and how to bridge the gaps in the same,” says Director Materials – Radisson Blu Plaza Mumbai Powai and also Founder and General Secretary, HPMF, Nitin Shankar Nagrale.
“Another objective is to equip the hospitality purchase professionals with the latest trends and tools so as to better manage and excel in their current functional roles. The key benefits for people participating in the event will be to nurture existing relationships and foster new business partnerships via this one-on-one networking opportunity,” Nagrale adds.
Some of the main speakers include HH Giriraj Singh Lotwara; leading architect, Karan Grover; Director Ikya Human Capital, Marcel Parker; Pradeep Rao of Mind Storm; Dennie Mathew of AHLEI; Ex-Mumbai Police Commissioner, Sivanandan; Colonel AK Shukla and Pankaj Mehta.
The other highlight of the event, HPMF Awards during aim at recognizing and celebrating the collaborative efforts of individuals and the teams in their journey towards procurement excellence through innovation, commitment and hard work, thereby making it the most sought after awards in the Hospitality Industry.
This is a step in representing the best initiatives of individuals, their teams and companies across the industry.
This year the HPMF Living Legend Award will be given to Narinder Kapoor (Ex VP Procurement of EIH Hotels), Basil Massey (Director Procurement Duet Hotels) and to Sundaram RM (Materials Manager of Vasantabhavan Hotels).