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Hotelier Summit India Partners with International Hotel & Restaurant Association to Support the Design and Procurement Segments of the Indian Hospitality Industry

Bangalore, India, February 22, 2014 --( With India’s travel and tourism industry reaching new heights, the WTO (World Travel Organisation) predicts that India will receive 25 million tourists by year 2015. India currently has over 200,000 hotel rooms spread across hotel categories and guest-houses and is still facing a shortfall of over 100,000 rooms (source: FHRAI). Timely project delivery becomes crucial in this scenario and there is greater emphasis on competition driven through hotel design and branding for long term returns and success. The 2nd Annual Hotelier Summit India 2014 organised by the events industry leader in India –IDE, aims at fulfilling the needs of the Hospitality Industry design and sourcing challenges in India.

The IH&RA (International Hotel & Restaurant Association), the only international trade association exclusively devoted to promoting and defending the interests of the hotel and restaurant industry worldwide, has officially extended its keen support for the Hospitality Industry’s most exclusive design and procurement focussed initiative, Hotelier Summit India.

The 2nd Annual Hotelier Summit India 2014 to be held in Bangalore, India from 3rd -5th April, 2014 will bring together over 200 qualified decision makers, specifiers and influencers from the hospitality industry for face to face interactions, live product demos, vital knowledge sharing and establishing powerful connections. IDE, a leader in B2B sales and marketing, has developed its unique DSI pre-scheduled meeting model wherein each of the pre-qualified projects participating in the event will be represented by the Decision Maker (Hotel Owner/Developer/ Operator), Specifier (Architect/Interior designer) and the Influencer (Contractor/Consultant).

After the success in 2013, Hotelier Summit India will bring back the 2nd Annual Hospitality Leaders Golf Challenge being held on the 5th of April 2014 at the luxurious Prestige Golf Shire, Bangalore. This time around hospitality professionals will battle it out on the turf for the number one spot. In addition, a Golf Clinic will be conducted alongside the Tournament to encourage those who are looking to take up the sport in the near future.

Commenting on the partnership Mr Casimir Platzer, IH&RA President said “The International Hotel and Restaurant Association IH&RA is very pleased to support the 2nd Annual Hotelier Summit India 2014 as an association partner. Events like this offer the industry a great source for up to date information on different issues and also a perfect opportunity to build up the own network and liaise with colleagues, partners and industry leaders. IH&RA is the only international trade association exclusively devoted to promoting and defending the interests of the hotel and restaurant industry worldwide. Officially recognized by the United Nations, IH&RA monitors and lobbies all international agencies on behalf of this industry.”

The summit will also feature a very special agenda themed as ‘the UnConference’. The UnConference agenda has been designed so as to ensure every attendee has complete control in shaping and including session topics where they can share their experiential views in a participatory manner and obtain the real answers they seek.

Mr Ganesh Babu, Director- IDE commented “India’s hospitality sector has a large number of procurement and design centric decision makers, specifiers and influencers, but these groups require more platforms to be connected more frequently for ideas to translate into action. This necessitates a need to increase the ‘Collision Frequency’. When this is plugged in with our unique one-to-one meeting model, it translates into much hope for accelerating the delivery of projects by perfectly match-making buyer’s requirements with solution providers. Business networking with golf is now increasingly a preferred tool for professionals to boost business opportunities while fostering elements of trust and ethics.”

About Hotelier Summit India organised by IDE- 2nd Annual Hotelier Summit India 2014 will be committed to gather over 200 industry leaders from leading hotel developers, owners, operators, architects, interior designers, government officials, consultants, service providers to discuss the hot spot issues of India hospitality industry. The Summit provides a premium podium for the elite from the world-leading Hoteliers and the Indian Sub-continents pre-qualified project seekers/ project Holders. The Summit is committed to initiate project flow and familiarizing leading delegates with the paramount international and regional project opportunities.

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