Conference Schedule

DAY 1 – September 8, 2017

08:00 hrs Registration

09:00 hrs

Session I : Inauguration

Roadmap to Tomorrow’s Housekeeping

  • Mohana M, Editor-Clean India Journal

Lamp Lighting

Keynote address

  • Chief Guest Mr Kuldeep Bhartee, Area General Manager, ITC Hotels

09:20 hrs

Session II : Scaling Heights

General Managers who chose Housekeeping as the first rung to climb the ladder to the top, validate this pathway by sharing their journey and inspire Housekeepers to follow in their footsteps.

Chairperson

  • Anmol Ahluwalia - General Manager, Taj Wellington Mews Luxury Residences, Mumbai

Panel Members

  • Abraham Zacharia - General Manager, Marriott International, Surat
  • Manoj Sawant - General Manager, The Fern, Goregaon, Mumbai
  • Jagar Thakur - Vice President, Fariyas Hotels and Resorts, Mumbai
  • Lakshmanan Ramanathan - General Manager, The Westin Chennai Velachery, Chennai

10:00 hrs

Demo
Eco Friendly Systems

  • Floor Polishing
  • Laundry

10:15 hrs

Tea Break

10:30 hrs

Session III Timeless Teaching, Timely Training

Where education ends, training begins! Dedicated hospitality educators seek to enhance the housekeeping course content and augment its importance in the curriculum. Trainers and housekeepers in hotels should also make a sincere effort to increase interest in Housekeeping as a career. The value of comprehending and implementing technology to efficiently operate the Housekeeping department cannot be undermined. A three-pronged discussion to give Housekeeping the importance that it rightly deserves.

Chairperson

  • Sareena Kochar - Vice President - Housekeeping, Lemon Tree Hotels and Red Fox Hotels

Panel Members

Education

  • Annabelle Rodrigues – Principal, Don Bosco College Hospitality Studies
  • Laxmi Todiwan – Professor and Head of Department, Apeejay Institute of Hospitality
  • Anuradha Khot – Hospitality Trainer and Consultant
  • Nousheen Rajqotwala – Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Studies, University of Mumbai

Training

  • Pamini Hemaprabha - Regional Rooms Specialist, Master Trainer, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi-UAE
  • Akshi Singh - Cluster Director of Housekeeping, IHG Hotels, Kuwait
  • Tharaka Appuhamy - Corporate Learning & Development Manager, Adaraan Resorts, Maldives
11:30 hrs

Technology

  • Housekeeping on the Digital Platform
    IT support in day-to-day operations is only possible when tenacious housekeepers take a ‘make-it-happen’ approach. An enlightening dialogue between the two!!!
  • Akshi Singh - Cluster Director of Housekeeping, IHG Hotels, Kuwait
  • Manbinder Singh – IT Manager, JW Marriott, Mumbai

12:00 hrs

Sponsor Talk

12:15 hrs

PHOTO SESSION

12:30 hrs

Lunch Break

13:30

Motivational talk

  • Pamini Hemaprabha - Regional Rooms Specialist, Master Trainer, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi-UAE

13:45 hrs

Sponsor Talk

14:00 hrs

Session IV : Nuances of Housekeeping Procurement Globally

The nexus of hospitality which presents a serious challenge is procurement. Balancing the requirement and the budgetary allocation is almost equivalent to a juggling act. Experts discuss strengths and weaknesses in housekeeping procurement in India and globally.

Chairperson

  • Nitin Nagrale, Vice-President (Materials), Foodlink Restaurants and Catering India and Founder & General Secretary HPMF

Panel Members from Procurement end

  • Jaideep Gupta, Consultant and Director, Aanyah Management, Mumbai
  • Dinesh Singhe, Asst. Material Manager, Hotel Holiday Inn, Mumbai International Airport
  • Teckbahadur Sarke, Materials Manager, Sahara Star Panel Member representing Housekeeping

Panel Member representing Housekeeping

  • Meenu Tognatta, Divisional Housekeeper, ITC Limited
  • Vaneeta Arora, Director, The Park Hotels

14:45 hrs

Tea Break

15:00 hrs

Buyer - Seller Meet

18:00 hrs

Networking Break

Asian Housekeeping Awards Night

Chief Guest of the Award Night: Mr Anil Madhok,Executive Chairman, Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd

18:30 hrs

Asian Housekeeping Association launch

19:00 hrs

Asian Housekeeping Awards Final Round

19:30 hrs

2nd edition of Fashion Show of Uniforms

  • Uniforms Unlimited, Mumbai
  • Lords Wear Pvt. Ltd, Delhi

SHOW STOPPER: Designers Vijila Kurup & Sheetal Shetty

20:30 hrs

I-PHA Awards & Launch of GenX

21:00 hrs

Asian Housekeeping Award Ceremony

22:00 hrs

Networking Cocktail-Dinner

Eminent Speakers

Abraham Zacharia
General Manager, Marriott International
Surat
Ahmed Siaar
General Manager, Fushivaru Resort
Maldives
Anmol Ahluwalia
General Manager, Taj
Wellington Mews Luxury Residences
Mumbai
Jagar Thakur
Vice President, Fariyas Hotels and Resorts
Mumbai
Lakshmanan Ramanathan
General Manager,
The Westin Chennai Velachery
Chennai
Manoj Sawant
General Manager, The Fern
Goregaon, Mumbai
Anuradha Khot
Hospitality Trainer and Consultant
Laxmi Todiwan
Professor and Head of Department, Apeejay Institute of Hospitality
Ms. Akshi Singh
Cluster Director of Housekeeping
IHG Hotels
Kuwait
Pamini Hemprabha
Regional Rooms Specialist, Master Trainer, Emirates Palace,
Abu Dhabi - UAE
Sareena Kocchar
Vice President - Housekeepin g, Lemon Tree Hotels and Red Fox Hotels
Tharaka Appuhamy
Corporate Learning & Development Manager, Adaraan Resorts
Maldives
Manbinder Singh
IT Manager, JW Marriott
Mumbai
Nitin Nagrale
Vice-President (Materials), Foodlink Restaurants and Catering India and Founder & General Secretary HPMF
Ms.Meenu Tognatta
Divisional Houskeeper ITC Limited-Hotels Division
Dinesh Singhe
Asst. Material Manager, Hotel Holiday Inn
Mumbai International Airport
Nousheen Rajqotwala
Bachelor of Science, Hospitality Studies, University of Mumbai Training
Jaideep Gupta
Consultant and Director
Aanyah Management
Teckbahadur Sarke,
Materials Manager
Sahara Star

DAY 2 – September 9, 2017

09:00 hrs

Inauguration of Day 2

Celebration Time

  • Cutting of cake by the Association Heads and Chief Guest Param Kanampilly

09:15 hrs

Session V: Maintaining the Ecological Balance

For most people in the hospitality industry the environmental concern is restricted to energy and water conservation. However, there are other aspects that are equally important, like the carbon footprints, waste management and recycling, chemicals usage... Solution providers and experts elaborate on some aspects contributing to eco-friendly practices.

Chairperson

  • Param Kanampilly – Chairman and Managing Director, Concept Hospitality Ltd
  • Eco-friendly Practices – A case study from Hospitality in Maldives - Hari Krishnan - Director of Rooms, Mercure Maldives Kooddoo, Accor Hotels
  • Floor Polishing with Water – Atika Rao, Director, Manmachine Solutions
  • Green Technology in Laundry Systems – Kho Tjin Hok, Lagoon Specialist-APAC, Electrolux, Singapore
  • An Efficient Waste Management Model – Sanu Samuel, Deputy General Manager, Handover & FM, Palava City Management Association, Lodha Group

10:00 hrs

Sponsor Talk

10:15 hrs

Demo
Eco Friendly Systems

  • Floor Polishing
  • Laundry

10:30 hrs

Tea Break

10:45 hrs

Session VI : Developing Models for Laundry

Linen is an important asset in any hotel and how it will be maintained is of utmost importance. One of the most cost intensive departments in the hotel is the laundry and dry-cleaning section which is regarded as a housekeeping function. Improved technology, digitalisation and evolving working models have immensely impacted the approach to laundry. Experts in the field will provide an insight on the various business models, technology and processes.

Chairperson

  • Salil Fadnis, Deputy General Manager, Sahara Star, Mumbai

    Panel Members

  • Journey: Laundry to Housekeeping – Umapathy Amirtham, Rooms Division Manager, The Leela Palace, Chennai
  • Panel Discussion on Trending Models: OPL or Outsourced - Shweta Suryawanshi, Housekeeping Manager at The Ascott Limited. Sagar Sodha, Zonal Head-West at Jyothy Fabricare Services Ltd. Sandeep Jadhav, Laundry Manager, Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resorts, Accor Hotels. Janet Smailes, Trainer & Food Safety Consultant, Food Hygiene Consultants Maldives
  • Water efficient Solutions – Lalit Sharma, Sector Head - Hospitality & Commercial Laundry - India Sub Continent, Diversey India

11:40 hrs

Session VII : Moulding the Future

A group activity to chart the career path for housekeepers in the current scenario. The Group will decide on what is the future they want, are looking forward to and will work towards making the future. It would be apt to say “Be the change you want to see…” Dr Abdul Kalam

13:00 hrs

Lunch Break

14:00 hrs

Session VIII : Point of Focus

  • Projects vs Operations - Pancham Narkar, Housekeeping Manager, Grand Hyatt Mumbai; Akash Dharamsey, Director, ADD Laundry Concepts
  • The Future is Outsourcing - Makarand Kulkarni, Global Head-Administration, Crompton Greaves; Sunil Ralph, Administration & CSR, Essar Steel India Ltd
  • Staying Motivated: From Good to Great - Vasanth Trivellore Pattangi, Chief Empowerment Officer, Orange Ripple

15:00 hrs

Vote of Thanks

Our Speakers

Atika Rao
Director, Manmachine Solutions
Hari Krishnan
Director of Rooms, Mercure Maldives Kooddoo, Accor Hotels
Kho Tjin Hok
Lagoon Specialist-APAC, Electrolux,
Singapore
Param Kannampilly
Chairman and Managing Director, Concept Hospitality Ltd
Sanu Samuel
Deputy General Manager, Handover & FM, Palava City Management Association,
Lodha Group
Sagar Sodha
Zonal Head-West at Jyothy Fabricare Services Ltd
Sandeep Jadhav
Laundry Manager, Mercure Maldives Kooddoo Resorts
Accor Hotels
Salil Fadnis
Deputy General Manager
Sahara Star ,
Mumbai
Umapathy Amirtham
Rooms Division Manager
The Leela Palace,Chennai
Vasanth Pattangi
Chief Empowerment Officer
Getting to Delight
Janet Smailes
TRAINER & FOOD SAFETY CONSULTANT
Lalit Sharma
Sector Head Hospitality & Commercial Laundry
India Sub Continent, Diversey India

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