The Great Indian Hospitality Show – Economic Times


Key panelists speaking at The Great Indian Hospitality Show

The recently-concluded Economic Times, “The Great Indian Hospitality Show” saw an impressive line-up of speakers from brands like Mariott, Hyatt, Oyo Rooms, Ginger Hotels, among others.

According to the post-event press release, Suman Billa, Joint Secretary – Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, who was present at the event, said, “Tourism is all about Public Private Partnership, supporting each other and making things happen. The role of the Government is to find avenues by which you can unleash the potential of the entrepreneur, to create conditions for them to flourish and in the process make India a great destination.”

Anoop Bali, CFO, Tourism Finance Corporation of India spoke regarding the format of tourism industry further added, “Tourism industry is capital intensive and the only way forward is through successful public private partnerships.”

With “Future of Hospitality” as the theme, the summit saw parallel discussions on topics like Making Hotels Smarter Across Departments, Five Key Technologies to Look Forward to in the Hospitality segment, What Makes a Great Manager, among others.

Raj Rana, CEO – South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Group, on the key trends and future of industry, added, “We have to remember that Indiais a 365 day destination, yet the demand is not there to the level it should be. Discovering India is an expensive and time-consuming affair when compared to just jumping into a car in Europe and discovering the country. So despite the improvement we have made in our road infrastructure, the supporting infrastructure needs to improve too.”

The summit saw an editorial mix of panel discussions, engaging keynotes and an evening of networking among key hospitality leaders and public figures. The event identified and developed key customer oriented business strategies to make the most of the exponentially growing future of this industry.

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