HIFI – India Announces 2013 Program Highlights And The Global Leaders Panel

The Hosts of Hotel Investment Forum India, HIFI, are pleased to announce the Global Hotel Leaders panel and two special session tracks added to the HIFI 2013 program.  HIFI will take place on 14-15 January, at the Leela Kempinski Gurgaon Delhi (N.C.R.), India.  HIFI is hosted by Burba Hotel Network (BHN) and Horwath HTL.

A highlight of this year’s program is the ever-popular Global Hotel Leaders session.  This session will feature a prestigious group of hotel leaders offering their perspective on getting India back on track.  Panelists will include Puneet Chhatwal, Chief Executive Officer, Steigenberger Hotels AG; Simon F. Cooper, President & Managing Director ASPAC, Marriott International, Inc.; Andy Harrison, Chief Executive, Whitbread Plc; Stephen Ho, President, Asia Pacific, Starwood Hotels & Resorts; and Vikramjit Singh Oberoi, Chief Operating Officer, The Oberoi Group.  The session will be moderated by Manvi Sinha Dhillon, Executive Director, Sankhya Partners.[member]

This year’s program will also focus on development and investment opportunities in India with two special session tracks.  The Development Track will feature experts discussing how to build a hotel in India step-by-step, starting with choosing the right product, working through financing, construction, completion, and operating structures.  The Regional Track will examine the wide expanse of development and investment opportunities and challenges in India by region, with sessions focusing on Northern India, Southern India, Eastern India, and Western India.

HIFI is India’s most important hotel investment conference.  The annual meeting is the place for the leaders in the Indian hotel and tourism industry to discuss important trends, network, identify new opportunities, and do deals through a combination of plenary sessions, breakout panels, and interactive workshops.  [/member]

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