India’s leading Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF) officially launched its Nepal Chapter in style on September 28 at Foodtech Exhibition Hall, Sallagari, Bhaktapur
HPMF is the first professional forum of hospitality industry spreading wings beyond India and going international. It has 12 chapters within India and two international chapters – Middle East and Sri Lanka respectively, now Nepal is in its count.
It’s been over 8 years since HPMF launched its first chapter in Mumbai on November 26, 2010. The membership base has increased from initial 3 to over 2600 members across India, Middle East and Sri Lanka.
The response from the local Nepal Hospitality members was extremely overwhelming and a gathering of so many hospitality professionals, suppliers, dealers, from across Nepal and India attended the launch function.
Sanjay Goyal, Vice President HPMF took the audience through the journey of HPMF. He made a presentation on HPMF and explained the objectives and vision of HPMF. Highlighting the importance of purchasing managers, who are more a background artist, Goyal said, “Purchasing is an integral part of any organisation and forming a forum like HPMF was more of need than desire. The Forum aims in bringing the world closer by networking and collaborating.”
Many of the attendees, including President Chef’s association and other attendees highlighted on the role of HPMF in the life of hospitality procurement professional and the impact of the effective procurement professional in the hospitality industry.
The need for HPMF is in bringing together the purchase heads of hotels on one platform to network; explore new ways of working and knowledge sharing from technology and innovation standpoint. Kumar Koirala, Purchase Manager Hotel Annapurna who is crowned as President of HPMF Nepal Chapter, thanking the audience for being part of the successful launch of chapter.