India’s Hospitality Purchasing Managers’ Forum (HPMF) officially launched its Rajasthan Chapter in style on the Indian Republic day, January 26, at Hilton Hotel Jaipur. Over 45 hospitality professionals from Jaipur and neighbouring cities attended the launch function. The Chief Guest of the event was Giriraj Singh ji Lotwara, President Shri Rajput Sabha, Jaipur. In his speech he emphasized on the role of HPMF in the life of hospitality procurement professional and the impact of the effective procurement professional in the hospitality industry. He also talked about opening of school of hospitality procurement in Rajasthan in coordination with HPMF.
Nitin Nagrale, Founder & General Secretary took the audience through the journey of HPMF. “Purchasing is an integral part of any organization and forming a forum like HPMF was more of need than desire. The Forum aims in bringing the world closer by networking and collaborating,” said Nagrale.
Sanjay Chaturvedi of Hilton Jaipur was crowned as the President of HPMF Rajasthan Chapter whereas Naresh Saini of Alila Hotel Jaipur has been appointed as General Secretary of the chapter.
It has been over eight years since HPMF launched its first chapter in Mumbai on November 26, 2010. The membership base has increased from initial three to over 2600 members across India, Middle East and Sri Lanka.