The Federation of Hotel and Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI), an apex body of four regional associations representing the Indian hospitality industry is holding its Golden Jubilee Convention on 25th, 26th and 27th September 2015 at Mayfair Lagoon and Convention. Bhubaneswar, the temple city of India. This is slated to be one of the biggest events in hospitality and tourism in India and Odisha Tourism has joined FHRAI as Partners of the event.
The Convention theme is the much-adored Sanskrit verse Atithi Devo Bhava meaning ‘Guest is God.’ This will be a high profile event with more than 1000 delegates representing top echelons of the hospitality and tourism industry in India, leading hoteliers and other stakeholders in the industry, likely to participate.
The inauguration ceremony of the Golden Jubilee Convention will be held on 25th September and will be followed by a number of technical sessions where industry stalwarts will interact, discuss and debate the issues relating to growth of hospitality industry in India. The technical sessions shall be held on 25th and 26th September.
The topics for technical sessions are being worked out and industry luminaries will chair the sessions and share their wealth of knowledge and experience with the delegates.
The second day of the Convention 26th September 2015 will be the Odisha Day. Folk dances and cultural programs by well-known artistes from the state will be part of Odisha Day. Since a large number of entrepreneurs from hospitality industry will be present, Odisha Tourism will make a presentation showcasing the potential of Odisha and invite them to set up hospitality and tourism ventures in the state.
On the concluding day 27th September coinciding with the World Tourism Day, a Heritage Walk is being organized jointly with the Government of Odisha. The walk will essentially be a cultural extravaganza with tableaus, folk dances and performances. Invitations have been sent out to a number of foreign countries and different states in India to participate in the event. The theme of the walk will be ‘Tourism Unites the World’.
While unveiling the Golden Jubilee Convention mnemonic here today, Shri Ashok Chandra Panda, Minister of Tourism and Culture, Government of Odisha, said “We are pleased that FHRAI has chosen Odisha to hold its Golden Jubilee Convention. Our state has a rich diversity of tourism assets and the event will help us to showcase to the world the splendors of Odisha.”
Shri Tejinder Singh Walia, President FHRAI said, “It is a proud privilege for FHRAI that Odisha Tourism has partnered with us to hold the Golden Jubilee Convention, which is for the first time being held in a tier-II city in eastern India. The thirteen states and a union territory comprising the eastern India have immense tourism potential and we are confident that this event will be a catalyst for the growth of tourism in the region.”