Hotel Investment Forum India (HIFI) is proud to announce its inaugural HIFI Rising Star Award. The award will be presented on Wednesday, 15 January 2014, at the Leela Kempinski Gurgaon in Gurgaon Delhi (N.C.R.), India. Nazetalacback . HIFI is hosted by Burba Hotel Network (BHN) and Horwath HTL.

The award, created by the International Society of Hospitality Consultants (ISHC), in conjunction with BHN and HIFI conference co-host, Horwath HTL, recognizes an emerging leader under the age of 35 years who is currently working in the hotel community in the Indian Subcontinent.

Our thanks to the HIFI Rising Star Award judging panel: Ajay Bakaya, Executive Director, Sarovar Hotels Pvt. Ltd.; Simon Barlow, President, Asia Pacific, Carlson Rezidor Hotel Group; Selim El Zyr, CEO, Rotana Hotel Management; Dipak Haksar, Chief Operating Officer, ITC Ltd. – Hotels Division; Naveen Jain, President, Duet India Hotels; Rajiv Kaul, CEO, The Leela Palaces, Hotels & Resorts; Suresh Kumar, CEO, Fortune Park Hotels Ltd.; Gerald Lawless, President and Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah Group; Paul MacPherson, President & Managing Director, Whitbread PLC; Rajeev Menon, Area Vice President, South Asia & Australia, Marriott International; Vikram Oberoi, Chief Operating Officer, The Oberoi Group; Deepak Ohri, CEO, lebua Hotels & Resorts; Vilas Pawar, CEO, Choice India; Dilip Puri, MD – India & RVP – South Asia, Starwood Hotels & Resorts; Sanjay Sethi, CEO, Keys Hotels; and Jan Smits, CEO, Asia Middle East & Africa, IHG.

HIFI is India’s most important hotel investment conference. It is the annual meeting place for the leaders in the Indian hotel and tourism industry to discuss important trends, network, identify new opportunities, and do deals through a combination of plenary sessions, breakout panels, and interactive workshops.