IHE 18 Curtain Raiser - Press Release

Hospitality, Retail, Baking, Housekeeping and F&B Buyers and Sellers have a New International Exhibition
India International Hospitality Expo (8-11 August 2018, India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida Expressway, Delhi NCR, India)
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The stage is all set to let the ball rolling on India’s largest and most comprehensive sourcing hub for the Hospitality, Retail, Baking, Housekeeping and F&B Industry – India International Hospitality Expo (IHE 2018). With over 400 Exhibitors and 10,000 Decision Makers from across the length & breadth of the country’s above mentioned industries, IHE 2018 has been built on a grand vision – to become the Biggest Hospitality Show in India and gradually a name to be reckoned with across the globe.

And what better way to kickstart this mega hospitality show than a dynamic, high-powered and successful curtain raiser (26 May, 2018). The success of this event could be gauged by sheer numbers wherein 200+ top management personnels, key stakeholders, associations of both buyers and exhibitors came together to support IHE 2018. Top HORECA bodies like ARCHII and HOTREMAI along with PPFI were also present at the event. This curtain raiser was literally a trailer for the mammoth success that IHE 2018 is set to achieve in August and this reverberated in the sentiments shared by notable personalities present at the curtain raiser:  

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Chef Manjit Gill (President, Indian Federation of Culinary Associations) expressed how IHE 2018 had indeed achieved what no hospitality show did, “I have been to many exhibitions in the world and always felt why we don’t have such infrastructures in our country to create an international level exhibition. I am happy that IHE 2018 has bridged that gap. I am extremely excited and committed to work along with IHE 2018 to make it not only the country’s but the world’s biggest show.”

Chef Gunjan Goela (Consultant, ITC Hotels) spoke about the magnitude of IHE 2018 and the opportunities it holds for chefs, “This is a very big canvas where all people from hospitality industries can come together and showcase a picture about India that will leave an international impact. And for chefs it will be a very good platform to showcase their regional cuisines to international people who will come and experience the food, interact with the chefs and also form a business alliance.”

Nitin Nagrale (VP Materials, Foodlink Restaurants) also shed light on the opportunities galore, “I am very happy to see that this forum will be providing a platform to a lot of new and budding exhibitors and suppliers to showcase their products which will help the industry at large. I am sure IHE 2018 will be a grand success.”

The expectations of these notable personalities and the success of the curtain raiser event established the groundworks for the triumph that IHE 2018 envisions to achieve. IHE 2018 will indeed be an extensive and powerful forum of networking that will see influencers such as CEOs, GMs, Executive Chefs, hotel-chain owners, F&B Managers, HODs of engineering, housekeeping and purchase function, distributors/wholesalers, procurement managers, designers, the all-important frontline hospitality personnels, and many more. In  addition, IHE 2018 has exhibition halls spread over 14,000 sqm area and an extensive list of exhibition categories ranging from F&B equipments, food products and beverages, hospitality & decor, and hotels & tourism boards.

With targeted investments towards marketing, advertising, partnership & a seamless visitor and exhibitor exhibition experience, IHE 2018 shall go a mile extra to arrange fully escorted ‘from desk to show and then back to desk’ pick & drops for key decision makers. On top of this, they aim to use targeted ‘corporate matchmaking’ bringing the ‘right’ buyers & sellers under one roof. This will be further complimented with a one day conference and industry driven awards by an expert panel. IHE 2018 is also reaching out to  embassies to get international buyers, exporters & sellers on board, to foster an international exhibition experience.

Adding to that and as seen in the curtain raiser event, IHE 2018 has successfully integrated top HORECA bodies (NRAI, NSIC, IPCA, FHRAI, HOTREMAI, ARCHII, HPMF, PPFI, SIB, SHIRA) and has the support by Ministry of MSME and NSIC, and is in the process of getting more esteemed partners to ensure that they are a huge success. Celebrity chefs, Chef Manjit Gill (Corporate Chef, ITC Hotels & President, Indian Federation of Culinary Associations) as well as Chef Davinder Kumar (President, Indian Culinary Forum) are on board and shall be conducting a  sumptuous culinary theatre along with wine and whisky tasting.

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Sunil Sethi (Chairman, Steering Committee IHE 2018 and Director, India Expo Mart Limited) says, “We will be bringing the entire world of hospitality, retail and F&B industry under one roof with state-of-art facilities that India Expo Centre & Mart has to offer. The expo has been planned after due understanding of business goals of the hospitality industry and our team is working very hard to maximize your returns as partners with us.”

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In the words of Mr. Nirmal Khandelwal (Chairman FCML and Board Member, IHE 2018), “The hospitality industry has come together to build a show which makes the ease of doing business and networking much easier. Our vision for IHE is to make it into an exhibition which is at par with international hotel shows where actual B2B decision makers are brought in and productive meetings are set up. I can very well say that the platform being eagerly awaited by hospitality industry in India, seems to be taking shape.”

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Going all out and setting the benchmark even higher, IHE 2018 also promises to provide what is called Advantage IHE 2018. This includes brand building activities, extensive national & international media coverage, strategic placement in August 2018 – peak sourcing time for the HORECA buyers, world-class infrastructure at India Expo Mart & Centre, India’s largest integrated venue, in-house F&B, banking, branding & forex services and 24X7 security and surveillance by G4S, UP Police and CISF.

Armed with a well-managed ecosystem where a team works round the clock to give both the exhibitors and visitors an experience worth their time, money and of-course, the distance travelled, IHE 2018 promises to be the most powerful forum to capitalise on the growth within the Hospitality, Retail, Baking, Housekeeping and F&B sector to…

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…take YOUR business to the next level!

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