India Standard Time

Agenda For HOSI 2017
Tuesday April 4, 2017
8:30 AM- 9:00 AM

Registration

9:00 AM- 9:10 AM

Welcome and Programme Overview

Manav Thadani, MRICS, Chairman - Asia Pacific, HVS

9:10 AM- 9:30 AM

The Indian Scenario: Opportunities and Challenges

Ashwini Kakkar, Executive Vice Chairman, Mercury Travels

9:30 AM- 10:20 AM

The Leaders' Panel

Moderator Manav Thadani, MRICS, Chairman - Asia Pacific, HVS
Panellists

Ajay Bakaya, Managing Director, Sarovar Hotels and Resorts

Dipak Haksar, Chief Executive Officer Hotels Division, ITC Limited

Kurt Straub, Vice President Operations, Hyatt Hotels Corporation

Neeraj Govil, Area Vice President - South Asia, Marriott International

Raj Rana, Chief Executive Officer - South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

10:20 AM- 10:40 AM

Graphs and Charts, and A Little Bit of Everything!

Achin Khanna, MRICS, Managing Director Consulting and Valuation - South Asia, HVS

10:40 AM- 11:00 AM

Hospitality 2030: A Journey into the Future

Nikhil Nath, Founder and CEO, Knowcross Solutions

11:00 AM- 11:30 AM

Networking Break

11:30 AM- 12:20 PM

GM's Dilemma: Loyalty to Owner or Brand?

Moderator Saurabh Gupta, Managing Director, HVS Investment Advisory
Panellists

Anuraag Bhatnagar, Multi Property Vice President Luxury - India, Marriott International

Chetan Bhatnagar, General Manager, Fortune Select Exotica, Navi Mumbai

Sanjay Singh, General Manager, Radisson Blu Hotel Pune Kharadi

Shridhar B Nair, General Manager, The Leela Goa

Vikram Reddy, Regional Vice President and GM, Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai

12:20 PM- 1:10 PM

My Loyalty (Programme) is Stronger than Yours

Moderator Sudhir Gupta, Founder and CEO, TLC Relationship Management
Panellists

Arif Patel, Vice President Sales, Marketing, Distribution and Loyalty - India, AccorHotels

Khushnooma Kapadia, Area Director Marketing - South Asia, Marriott International

Rajshree Bakshi, Vice President Marketing, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Vikas Ahuja, Sr. Vice President Marketing, The Oberoi Group

1:10 PM- 2:15 PM

Lunch

2:15 PM- 3:45 PM

Concurrent Workshops A/B/C

A: EazyDiner Mystery Box Challenge

Participants

Ashis Rout, Executive Chef, InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort

Mahesh Ajay Babu Yellapu, Sous Chef, InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort

 

Vishal Atreya, Executive Chef, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

Roberto Zorzoli, Chef de Cuisine, Romano's, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar 

 

Shivneet Pohoja, Executive Chef, ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon

Ashish Kumar Singh, Sr. Sous Chef, Pan Asian, ITC Grand Chola, Chennai

 

Anirudhya Roy, Executive Chef, Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Rohit Sangwan, Executive Sous Chef, The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai

 

Satbir Bakshi, Executive Chef, The Oberoi Mumbai

Sachin Sharma, Sous Chef, The Oberoi Mumbai

 

Judges

Camellia Panjabi, Group Director, MW Eat Group

Steve Rushmore, Founder, HVS

Vir Sanghvi, Co-Founder and Chief Critic, EazyDiner

 

B: Management Vs Leadership

Milan Mookerjee, Director, HVS Professional Skills Development

 

C: Prescriptions from the Revenue Doctor

Dr. Satish Jayaram, Principal, IHM Aurangabad

3:45 PM- 4:15 PM

Networking Break

4:15 PM- 4:35 PM

Statistically Speaking: Competitive Benchmarking in the Past, Present and the Future

Joy Ghosh, Regional Vice President - India and Subcontinent, TravelClick

4:35 PM- 5:15 PM

Hot Seat for Chefs

Moderator Vir Sanghvi, Co-Founder and Chief Critic, EazyDiner
Panellists

Ashis Rout, Executive Chef, InterContinental Chennai Mahabalipuram Resort

Anirudhya Roy, Executive Chef, Taj Lands End, Mumbai

Satbir Bakshi, Executive Chef, The Oberoi Mumbai

Shivneet Pohoja, Executive Chef, ITC Grand Bharat, Gurgaon

Vishal Atreya, Executive Chef, JW Marriott Mumbai Sahar

5:15 PM- 5:20 PM

EazyDiner Mystery Box Challenge Awards 2017

5:20 PM- 5:40 PM

Are We Brand India?

Rakesh Sarna, Managing Director and CEO, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris 

5:40 PM- 6:30 PM

It's a Bird! It's a Plane! It's a SUPERGM!

Moderator Ashish Jakhanwala, Managing Director and CEO, SAMHI
Panellists

Devendra Bharma, Executive Vice President, Oberoi Hotels and Resorts Mumbai

Farhat Jamal, Sr. Vice President Operations - Western India and Africa, Taj Hotels Palaces Resorts Safaris

Sanjeev Pahwa, Sr. Vice President Operations - South Asia, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group

Sunjae Sharma, Area Director - Western India, Hyatt Hotels Corporation; General Manager, Grand Hyatt Mumbai

Tristan Beau de Lomenie, General Manager Delegate, Pullman and Novotel Delhi Aerocity

   
6:30 PM- 6:40 PM

HOSI - MakeMyTrip General Manager of the Year Awards 2017

Luxury Hotels Segment

Upper Upscale and Upscale Hotels Segment

Upper Mid Market and Mid Market Hotels Segment

Budget and Economy Hotels Segment

8:00 PM- 10:30 PM

Cocktails and Dinner Hosted by Taj Group at Taj Lands End