‘I have been attending the HOSTS show for the last 10-11 years. I have seen the change it has undergone over the years. The exhibition now features vendors from many branches of IT. I would like to see it grow even further specially in the arena of Information technology with more international participation. Hopefully in the 20th year with major vendors and buyers participating it should re-affirm just how vital and important the show is for hoteliers. All the best to the organisers.’ – Khushru D Siganporia, Director- IT, The Indian Hotels Company Limited
'I am a regular visitor of HOSTS for the past several years and I hardly missed the event in the past decade. In my opinion, your show is One Stop Shop for Hospitality Industry whether it is interior designing or knowing about the latest machineries of kitchen and bakery equipments and engineering technology equipments. The show provides the great opportunity to meet people from the hospitality sector from all walks of life. Looking forward to attend HOSTS 2013'. – Dr R Ravichandar, Chairman, Nandhana Hotels
‘HOSTS has always been a fantastic exhibition with plethora of choices in terms of new products and technologies with great pricing indeed, for one to choose from. The best part being the opportunity and time given to meet various kinds of vendors face to face.’ – Chender Baljee, Managing Director, Royal Orchid Hotels
‘Let me take this opportunity to congratulate for accomplishment the benchmark of great 20th years of HOSTS – India’s Biggest Hospitality Sourcing Show. HOSTS is helpful for us to get various varieties of hotel equipments & new products, which are very trendy and modern in a single roof.
This show is very good for the hoteliers from western part of India (Goa, Gujarat, MP & Maharashtra) to expertise high end technology and it is a good platform to meet the new vendors. Even we can discuss and buy most of the products instead of spending lots of time and money in China and other countries.
Especially it gives us a modern outlook of all kinds of the hotel products which is enabling us to cop up with foreign hospitality industry and improve our guest satisfaction index. Nowadays, India is becoming one of the most important tourism hubs in worldwide, so these kinds of the show enable us with all kind of the materials to cater the expectation of foreign travelers segment as well as domestic travelers.
I will be there at HOSTS 2013 on its 20th years Celebration Show.’ – Narendra Somani
Chairman & Managing Director, Bhagwati Banquets & Hotels Ltd
‘We, are very happy to hear that ‘HOSTS’ has completed twenty years and we are extremely happy to congratulate you on this achievement.
We are glad to hear that the exhibition has reached a position of excellence and distinction in providing sourcing solutions to several hotels. Your magazines have always helped the industry to highlight various issues and problems pertaining to the Hotel Industry and to deal with them time to time. This only could be achieved by hard work and commitment. The credit for all this goes to you and your dedicated team.’ – Margaret Zacharias, Corporate House Keeper, The Orchid - A Five Star ECOTEL Hotel
‘There are exhibitions… and then there are exhibitions… and then there is HOSTS. What has helped HOSTS stride confidently in its 20th year is its persistent quest and efforts to bring together the strongest of the hospitality partners on a common platform.
This kaleidoscopic exhibition encapsulates the future of hospitality. It presents the maestros who have exceeded themselves in providing new products, designs and service elements – some of the finest in the country and from all over the globe. From appliances to gadgets, décor to interiors, food to wine, engineering equipment to the wellness world…, you will find it all here with valuable insights into new products and technology. I truly believe they deserve the ultimate recognition for their work of quality, sophistication, comfort, convenience and affordability.
Moreover the show guide of HOSTS provides information about all those products which purchasing professionals like me keep looking for throughout the year. One can simply leaf through these pages and establish the connection.
Congratulations and a special thank you to the organizers for their courageous and creative endeavor to once again put together a plethora of opportunities to discover a whole new fascinating world of hospitality. And above all, a big thank you to all the suppliers and buyers for relentlessly supporting and rising to every occasion; just like it is always expected. Here’s to changing the face of hospitality through HOST.’ –
Nitin Shankar Nagrale, Director of Procurement – Sofitel Mumbai BKC, Founder and General Secretary – HPMF
'Each year HOSTS returns with a renewed commitment to provide a "larger than before", comprehensive showcase of exhibitors and avant-garde solutions for trade professionals. A destination event, the exhibition is fastidiously organized to create a highly conducive networking environment and unrivalled overview and meeting platform with hospitality linked exhibitors. My Congratulations on reaching this milestone – the 20th edition!!' – Chef Madhu W. Krishnan, Executive Chef R&D, ITC Hotels
‘At present, the HOST exhibition can be rightfully considered one of the most momentous annual events in the area of hospitality industry and enjoys a high status in the circle of leading Indian Hospitality players ‘I can proudly note that the total amount of business contacts we obtained by the results of the HOSTS has significantly contributed to the Imperial vendor database. I'm sure that in the past 20 years the able organizers have enabled many companies and small time players to reach their highest potential and develop actively in the future.
The event has really become worthy and interesting. Many deserved and wonderful projects were presented, and the key issues faced these days by the market participants were addressed.
Year by year, the professional level of visitors becomes higher and higher, which was clearly demonstrated by our meetings.
Participation in the HOSTS as a guest or a judge to judge vendor stalls etc has always been a pleasure and learning, I wish them luck as they step into their 21st year of existence.’ – Sanjay Verghese, Director – Materials, The Imperial
‘There are so many exhibitions happening these days and at times one thinks if it is really worthwhile to attend – same products, same vendors and at many places it looks like a ‘Bazzar.
I make it a point that I make it to HOST every year despite pressing schedule.
The whole feel is good right from the reception to layout. Selection of vendors and participants.
However, it is about time to reinvent – try and capture ‘Green Products’ and work on futuristic product and technology and there should be focus on ‘Innovative Products.
Challenge is how to bring quality vendors from small towns and far off cities to participate in HOST.
To me it is also a once in a year opportunity to network with Industry professionals, partners and other stake holders.
I shall be there for sure this year too – It is special – “Congratulations Host for completing 20 years” – 20-20.
Hope I am able to communicate my feelings honestly. Make it Bigger, Better every year. All the very best.’ – Sanjay Goyal, Associate Vice President – Materials 7 Operations Controls, Speciality Restaurants Limited
‘New exciting innovation, technology and design is the key to the future - HOSTS creates the perfect setting and blends it all under one roof ! Look forward to visiting it each year !’ – Param Kannampilly, Chairman & Managing Director, Concept Hospitality Group
‘I have had the pleasure of watching the "HOSTS" exhibition grow from infancy to maturity. What started out as a small effort to showcase mostly Food & Beverage related supplies has grown to encompass all aspects of the hospitality industry. HOSTS is the only show that took a bold & innovative step to have designers showcase mock up rooms. I am certain that it will continue to innovate & bring in the latest technology & offerings for the industry under one roof. I wish the entire team all success in the coming years.’ – Shirin Batliwala, Executive Vice President, GRT Hotels & Resorts – Chennai
“HOSTS has always been a useful sourcing platform for us hoteliers.”
President, Federation of Hotels & Restaurants Associations of India (FHRAI)
“Most vendors come to us directly, but here at HOSTS we get to see the new products and technologies they are ready to bring to the industry.”
VP Materials, The Taj Group of Hotels
“HOSTS has brought the best brands to the show. The products are upgraded versions that you may not see in the market – for example, the kitchen equipment from Berjaya, Malaysia. I came to see the new products on display and get a feel of the prices. I achieved that.”
MD, Residency Hotels, Mumbai
“We are on an expansion spree and are opening new properties in Coimbatore, Hyderabad, Madurai and Kanjeevaram in the near future. I came especially to visit HOSTS as it offers a convenient platform for seeing all vendors under one roof. We also come face-to-face with different suppliers and get to know the products as well. I look forward to HOSTS every year.”
Senior VP, GRT Hotels, Chennai
“I liked the materials and the design concepts in the interior section.”
GM, Taj Lands End, Mumbai
“HOSTS is my favourite sourcing show. As always, I will be spending a couple of hours at least twice across the four days. This time the show was excellent and I purchased quite a few things on the spot.”
Director, Concept Hospitality, Mumbai
“HOSTS is a good source mart for a hotelier. If you want to replace or refurbish you could come to a place like this. In products there is a good range of new age materials, stuff exhibited is trendy and modern. We are constantly upgrading and we look for new vendors. We have met some and will be in touch with them later.”
GM & Regional Co-ordinator, Le Royal Meridien, Mumbai
“I saw more variety in products this year that were relevant to the hospitality industry. I liked the Duracrete range in tiles and the materials used in landscaping.”
Materials Manager, Hyatt Regency, Mumbai
“HOSTS is interesting because you get to see new products and interior designs every year and our purpose to visit is get exposure to new products. An extremely good show. I like the layout and the products on display. I was sourcing for kitchen equipment for our hospital and the new hotels we are setting up. I am happy to say there was enough to see. Spent more than two hours around and enjoyed Mocha’s coffee.”
Builder & Owner, Hiranandani Constructions, Mumbai
“We have three properties in UK. I was at HOSTS last year and this year I am back. I like to source from India. I’m here to purchase stuff for our new 80-room heritage property in Surrey, England.”
Sales Director, The Lismoyne Hotel, England
“We came for two days to Mumbai and spent over eight hours at HOSTS sourcing for three of our hotels and a chain of nineteen restaurants in Hyderabad.”
Baseraa Hotels, Secunderabad
“I am very impressed with the product line-up this year. Tremendous variety. I am developing new projects and I could sit here and source all my material.”
MD, Eastern International, Mumbai
“Awesome! Never seen a show like this before! I can get everything I want from here – right from plasmas to pastas!”
Manager Operations, Eastern International, Mumbai
“I never miss HOSTS because a visit to the show keeps me updated on the new trends in restaurants. I have placed an order with JMB for kitchen equipment.”
Owner, Sugar & Spices, Surat
”For most owners of hotels, HOSTS is a good platform for sourcing. When we enter the show we are very sure as to what we are looking for. This time I was looking for the right kind of glass and kitchen equipment and I found it. HOSTS also offers an opportunity to be in touch with suppliers and the interface with them this time was good.”
Director, Quality Inn, Aurangabad
“I had come to HOSTS to look at the kitchen equipment for our hotel. I was also sourcing for the new restaurant we will be starting in Navi Mumbai. I saw enough to source from.”
Owner, Housez 43, Kolkata
“At HOSTS I get to see all products under one roof – that sure helps me source. Of course, my team and I will be at the show each year.”
“We are currently sourcing for five projects in South and West India as well as one in Maldives, yes I need to be at HOSTS.”
VP Projects (South & West), Istaa Group of Hotels, Delhi
“I’ve come to Mumbai only for HOSTS to look for new bakery equipment and I found it.”
Owner, Sarvi Restaurant & Bakery Surat
“I visit HOSTS every year. The reason is to look at new ideas and products. Your kind of B2B solutions does raise the bar. International participation was good but you could have got more.”
“For the hotel industry, HOSTS is a must because you can source various products under one roof.”
Owner, Nandini, Bangalore
“Wonderful show! There was a good exposure to housekeeping products.”
Executive Housekeeper, ITC Hotel Grand Maratha Sheraton & Towers, Mumbai
“We have come all the way from Bangalore to see HOSTS, I am a regular visitor to the show for getting new ideas and products.”
Chander K Baljee,
MD, Baljee Hotels, Bangalore
“We need to know the latest that is happening in our field. Coming to Mumbai for HOSTS was truly worthwhile and our purpose was achieved.”
Owner, Hindustan Bakery, Kohlapur
“The show was excellent. You felt you were at an international event. I feel HOSTS should have lots more participants.”
MD Orchid Group
“This is the first time I have come to HOSTS from Hyderabad because the show has been recommended to me by friends, hoteliers & professionals. There were a lot of products I have not seen before, I got a chance to update my knowledge on what’s available in the hospitality mart under one roof. See everything visually helps in the decision making process. You also get the best deals here and what you see in two years can be seen in two hours. I will make it a point to visit HOSTS every year.”
CMD, Viceroy Hotel, Hyderabad
“You cannot afford to miss an exhibition like this.”
Owner, Khyber, Mumbai