HPMF Hosted 8th Annual Convention in Varanasi

The two days were spent in insightful debates, discussions, meetings and fun, according to a programme put together by Nitin Nagrale, General Secretary & Founder of HPMF and other core committee members.

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HOSPITALITY PURCHASING Managers Forum (HPMF) hosted their eighth annual convention in Varanasi which was a two day long event. HPMF was initiated with a vision of developing procurement professionals through exchange of procurement knowledge and networking at different avenues. The forum is solely a non-profit organisation with more than 1500 members.

The gathering saw more tan 400 hospitality veterans and especially purchasing managers who came from Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, New Delhi, Chennai, Goa, Guwahati, Jaipur, Indore, Nagpur, Vadodara, Bhubaneswar and Puri. The two days were spent in insightful debates, discussions, meetings and fun, according to a programme put together by Nitin Nagrale, General Secretary & Founder of HPMF and other core committee members.

Eight war veterans, who have made sacrifices for the country, were felicitated and among the veterans honoured was Deepchand Kayyat Nashik, who lost his legs and his right wrist during a war.

Apart from Nashik, the veterans who were honoured were Major General Dilawar Singh, JW Nalin Talwar, Subedar Uday Ram, Brigadier Sushil Bhasin, Lt Colonel Ramesh Kumar Chhetri, Commander Keshav and Major Aval Sethi. Each of the veterans selected for the honour now work for the development of the society.

Among these, Major General Singh works in the area of youth development. JW Talwar, who was in the Air Force and served during the Kargil war, had, in addition to that, been present during 26/11 attacks in Mumbai as well as during the Parliament attack of 2001. During 26/11, he killed two terrorists and now works to help people achieve sobriety.

Subedar Uday Ram works with farmers, while Col Chhetri works with liver donors. Aval Sethi, a decorated officer, who is known to have killed many terrorists, works with PROTEGA and supports the third gender.

The second day of the event witnessed HPMF 2018 PROCUREMENT EXCELLENCE AWARDS fow which the winners were as follows:

LIVING LEGEND - MANI RATNA AWARD

Kaushik Jhingan (Director - A1 Avighna Associates, Delhi)

Subramanyam Natarajan (Director Procurement - Oterra, Bengaluru)

Man Singh Rathore (Chief Procurement and Materials Officer - Berggruen Hotels Pvt.Ltd, Mumbai)

LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT - KOHINOOR AWARDS

Mohan Deshpande (Director Procurement - Aspa Watermelon Hospitality Infrastructure, Pune)

V. T. Alexander (Purchase Manager - Crowne Plaza, Kochi)

ARJAN SHREE AWARD

MOST IMPACTFUL PROCUREMENT PERSON OF THE YEAR

Amit Aggarwal (Materials Manager - Radisson Blue, Greater Noida)

GUNASHRESTHA SHREE AWARD

BEST CROSS FUNCTIONAL PROCUREMENT LEADER OF THE YEAR

Aniruddha Parlikar (General Manager - White Copper Hospitality, Pune)

JYOTIPURUSH AWARD

PROCUREMENT PERSON OF THE YEAR (MALE)

Rayan Rodrigues (Purchase Manager - Irish House , Mumbai)

PRAJNA AWARD

PROCUREMENT PERSON OF THE YEAR (FEMALE)

Priya Malhotra (Agm Resources And Planning - CSD Group, Delhi)

DHRUVATARA AWARD

EMERGING STAR OF THE YEAR

Ganesh Sangle (Executive SCM - Tata Starbucks, Mumbai)

UJJWAL SHREE AWARD

MOST PROMISING FUTURE LEADER OF THE YEAR

Krushna Behera (Asst. Manager Purchase And Stores - The Vedic Village, Kolkata)

ARYABHATTA AWARD

BEST USE OF INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY

Jwala Srinivas (Asso.Dir Purchase - The Park, Hyderabad)

NAVRATNA AWARD

VENDOR RELATIONSHIP

Team Procurement (Rafiq Mansuri) - Novotel, Ahmedabad

PARYAVARAN SANRAKSHAK AWARD

GREEN INITIATIVES

Team Procurement (Harvey Rodrigues) - Meluha The Fern, Mumbai

CHAIRMAN'S AWARD

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

Mohan Nawade (Sr. Purchase Manager - Foodlink Services (I)Pvt Ltd, Mumbai)

Rajesh Nair (Materials Manager - Grand Hyatt, Kochi)

Amit Pandey (Chief Operating Officer - Exi-Com Telesystems Limited, Gurgaon)

SPECIAL JURY AWARD

OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION

Tarun Chaturvedi (Purchase Head - Fraser Suites Ifci, Delhi)

Ravindra Thakkar (Manager Purchase - Shree Naman Developers Pvt Ltd, Mumbai)

Varala Satheesh Kumar (Dy. Purchase Manager - Westin Mindspace, Hyderabad)

Rupen Goswami (Purchase Manager - The Lalit Great Eastern, Kolkata)

Mejar Sonar (Sr. Manager SCM - Lite Bite Foods, Delhi)

Vidhu Sharma (Procurement Consultant, Ahmedabad)



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