The Hospitality Purchasing Manager's Forum (HPMF) hosted two knowledge based events – FSSAI Masterclass and the Buy in India panel discussion
The Hospitality Purchasing Manager’s Forum (HPMF) hosted two knowledge based events – FSSAI Masterclass and the Buy in India panel discussion. The event supported by the The Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), Natioanl Restaurant Association of India (NRAI), Hotel & Restaurant Association of Northern India (HRANI) and Forum of Indian Food Importers (FIFI ) was held at Aahar 2016. Nitin Nagrale, director materials, Radisson Blu Plaza, Mumbai and founder, HPMF explained, “We thank everyone for their excellent support. Such events are vital for the industry and the HPMF is pleased to lead in this direction. The HPMF is working on a number of initiatives and we count on the industry’s continuing support.”
“It was a productive panel on an important topic. It was well balanced with an engaging audience interaction,” added K B Kachru, chairman, Carlson Rezidor, South Asia. Kachru participated on the ‘Buy in India’ panel where the senior-most leaders of Indian hospitality discussed their perspectives on buying domestic-sourced products from an international perspective. The other panellists were Sharad Sachdeva, CEO, Lite Bite Foods; Amitabh Devendra, secretary general, FHRAI and Ajay Khanna, president, The Hotel & Restaurant Equipment Manufacturers Association of India (HOTREMAI).
The Masterclass was presented by Raghu Guda, FSSAI compliance expert and CEO, Smart FBO, and Sanjay Verghese, director materials, The Imperial, New Delhi. Both Guda and Verghese presented incisive information on the act’s true application, myths, challenges and failures. In keeping with the goal of actionable information, the presentations were sent to the 200+ registered delegates.