After successful seven years in India, Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF) goes global. The first ever global entry took place by launching the Middle East chapter on 19th February 2018. The launch ceremony was held in Ibis One Central, Dubai.
The launch event saw networking of more than 110 professional of Middle East region enrolled as members. The event was presided over by Mohan Deshpande, Chairman HPMF. The guest of honour were Shaikh Ahmed Al Habbai – Chairman of Al Habbai International, Mr Thomas Payne – Director US High bush Blueberry Council, Mr Juan Esteban Sanchez – Director Procolombia and Dinesh Shinde – MD Anusaya Fresh Fruits and Veg LLC along with other dignitaries.
Mohan Deshpande – Chairman HPMF welcomed all delegates and thanked them for believing in the HPMF’s core objective of Development of Hospitality Procurement Professionals. He elaborated the importance of networking and collaboration. Deshpande further added “Purchasing Managers are an integral part of the industry and they need to understand & showcase their own value”.
Nitin Nagrale, Founder & General Secretary of HPMF made a powerful presentation and explained the objectives and vision of HPMF. Nitin highlighted the importance of purchasing managers, who are more a background artist. He said, “Purchasing is an integral part of any organization and forming a forum like HPMF was more of need than desire. The Forum aims in bringing the world closer by networking and collaborating.”
Sanjay Goyal – Vice Chairman HPMF said “Our network is our Networth and every Purchase Manager must consider that as the biggest tool for success.” He further elaborated “The need for HPMF is in bringing together the purchase heads of hotels on one platform to network, explore new ways of working and knowledge sharing from technology and innovation standpoint”.
Bhanu Pratap Singh – President of Middle East Chapter said “We are excited to launch the HPMF Middle East Chapter in Dubai and thanking the audience for being part of the successful launch of chapter”.
The council members of HPMF Middle East chapters includes Bhanu Pratap Singh – President (Atlantis Hotel, Dubai), Zahid Aslam – Vice President (Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas Abu Dhabi), Council Members – Sekar Selvaraj (Sekars Hospitality) , Vinod Dermal (Hyatt) , Ram Kishore Yadav (Oberoi), Ventakesh (Taj), Devendra Tiwari (Gossip), Rajeev (Atlantis) and Chandrashekhar (Dukes Palm).
Author: Sitaram Mewati
Award winning journalist