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Gear Up for a Bigger, Better & Grander 2nd Edition of India International Hospitality Expo @ IHE19 (7-10 August, 2019)

After the tremendous success of IHE18, India Expo Mart Ltd (IEML) is all set to bring in a robust second installment

IHE 19

– IHE19 (India International Hospitality Expo) @ India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida, Delhi NCR from 7-10 August, 2019


With a robust strength of 650 Exhibitors and 15,000 Decision Makers, IHE19 promises to attain record heights of success. After a mega-successful first chapter of India International Hospitality Expo (IHE 18), that left the biggest names from the hospitality industry enthralled, the IHE team has successfully embarked on the path of making hospitality industry a catalyst for economic growth in the country.

The country’s dire need for such a platform of international stature can be assessed through pressing analytical figures. It is a well-known fact that the travel and tourism industry plays a significant part in India’s economy. According to a report by KPMG, the hospitality sector in India is expected to grow at 16.1 per cent CAGR to reach Rs 2,796.9 thousand crore in 2022.  

Being a sector with such massive potential, there is an alarming absence of an international platform that showcases the country’s potential in the diverse segments of hospitality sectors. The ongoing shows primarily cater to masses, but lack more advantageous B2B conversations with bankable customers. This urgency being the driving factor, India International Hospitality Expo 18 was launched with the concept of revolutionizing the exposition scene and for building India’s biggest business centric hospitality show.

Inauguration by esteemed Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal (Union Minister for Food Processing Industries, Government of India) with the guest of honour as Sh. Amit Burman (Vice Chairman, Dabur India Ltd and Chairman, Lite Bite Foods Pvt Ltd); felicitation of Sh. Sahibzada Syed Habib-Ur Rehman (Non-Executive Independent Director, ITC Limited) and the magnanimous Banaras Evening that was a food extravaganza cum fashion show curated by Sunil Sethi Design Alliance and Chef Manjit Gill (President, Indian Federation of Culinary Associations) – IHE 18 sure did leave behind an indelible mark.

IHE 18 saw the honourable minister, Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal articulating the importance of the platform as a catalyst for economic growth, The Government of India is aiming to achieve one per cent share in world’s international tourist arrivals by 2020, and two per cent share by 2025, and we need such platforms that can act as a trailblazer for the hospitality industry in the country. I wish India Expo Centre & Mart, as well as IHE, the very best in their vision.”

Amit Burman praised IHE steering board for their remarkable efforts, “This will undoubtedly become the biggest show in Asia and an excellent platform for showcasing the art, skills as well as upcoming trends in the industry that will put it at par with international hospitality shows.

Rakesh Kumar (Chairman, IEML and Executive Director, EPCH) expressed his sentiments on the grand potential that this show holds, “Our vision now is to make India International Hospitality Expo as Asia’s biggest hospitality show.”

Along with the above mentioned highlights, IHE 18 also hosted robust conferences that had the very best professionals from the length and breadth of India’s hospitality industry sharing their anecdotes and success mantras. The show also offered lip-smacking gastronomic extravaganzas – The Culinary Theatre – curated by Chef Manjit Gill and Chef Davinder Kumar (President, Indian Culinary Forum) that had top celebrity chefs creating supremely delicious dishes in front of live audiences. Chef Davinder also had a few anecdotes to share, “IHE 18 is remarkable. It’s definitely one step ahead. I have seen many shows abroad and seeing this exhibition today, I can say that it’s been very beautifully done. It’s B2B, it’s very convenient and it’s very effective.”

In an unparalleled offering, IHE18 also showcased Mockup Design Concept: Room and Lobby, curated by hospitality design doyen Madhu Chandhok (Founder, PIP2020) and OYO Townhouse.

The grandest offering of the show, Banaras Evening, brought about the charm of the old Indian town. Sunil Sethi (Chairman, Steering Committee IHE 2018 & Director, India Expo Mart Limited) contentedly remarked, “We were able to bring together a bit of culture, a bit of heritage, a bit of food, and a bit of tradition of textiles. Hopefully, many of the hotels will choose saris showcased at the show.”

Chef Manjit Gill who is also a part of the IHE board, underlined, The professionals must know what is going to happen in the future, what new things are coming up for the customers’ needs. Expos like IHE 18 provide a platform for professionals to come and see these very things that will shape the future.”

Mr. Hari Dadoo (MD, Dadoo Industries) extolled on the grandness of this platform, “There was a need for an international platform for the hospitality industry. Any company around the globe that’s manufacturing would want to sell their products in India. So, I had a dream of creating a platform and now after the hard work of 5 years, this dream has manifested.” Adding to his sentiments Anil Malhotra (MD, Hospitality Sales and Marketing Company Asia) also stated, “We at IHE have worked really hard in conceptualising a hospitality show that caters to international standards and is extremely profitable for actual B2B growth. I am happy to see that all the hard work has paid off and we have actually created a platform that can revolutionize the hospitality industry.”

Hence, with a roaring response from 200 exhibitors and over 5000 decision makers, IHE 18 in its first installment opened a new page that would go down in the annals of India’s hospitality industry. After pulling off such a stellar show, it’s now time for the second installment – IHE 19 – a bigger, better and grander edition.

The largest and the most comprehensive sourcing hub for hospitality, retail, f&b, baking, housekeeping, architects and design enthusiasts, IHE 19 with its stellar board of industry stalwarts (who have over 40+ years of experience in the hospitality industry and have also been founders of various hospitality bodies and  hotel shows across the world), will aim to take your business to the next level! This platform will act as a powerful catalyst for all your professional goals given its out-an-out strong networking model that will feature the very best industry leaders (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 personnel, and many more shall be there.)

Furthermore, in tandem with the vision to take IHE 19 to an international stage and provide global opportunities to esteemed visitors as well as exhibitors, IHE 19 shall make its presence felt at the most renowned international hospitality shows from around the world. And the groundwork of this grand vision was laid by being promoted at The Hotel Show Dubai – one of the most sought after hospitality exhibition shows in the world. This has further opened gateways of attracting influential visitors from across the globe to make sure your business gets the most out of your collaboration with IHE 19. To add to that, IHE 19 shall continue promoting themselves at international shows to ensure that each edition is bigger, better and grander than the previous one.

With support from top industry bodies (EPCH, AIFPA, FHRAI, IFCA, ICF, NRAI, SIB, PHA, IPCA, SIHRA, FIFI, HOTREMAI, ARCHII, HPMF, PPFI, HI AIM and PIP2020) along with support from Ministry of MSME and NSIC, IHE 19 will continue to make hassle-free exhibition experience a reality. Dedicated brand building activities, extensive national & international media coverage, and the world-class infrastructure at India Expo Centre & Mart will act as the stage for this grand show.  

Armed with a vast array of exhibition categories, specifically curated conferences, select evenings and experiences, IHE 19 will make the impossible possible and give you the most coveted hospitality show that India has ever had.

Promising to be bigger, better and grander, this show shall continue to make hospitality industry a catalyst for economic growth and work towards its lofty vision – to become the Biggest Hospitality Show in Asia.

For further details, kindly contact Mr. Niranjan Singh at hr@indiaexpocentre.com or +91 9910300851.

You can also visit http://ihexpo.com/ to know more about the expo