India’s largest Restaurant Industry Conclave – The NRAI Indian Restaurant Conclave 2022 is happening in Hyderabad for the first time on September 13, 2022. The event to be held at HICC Novotel Hyderabad is free for all to register and will see restaurant owners and stakeholders from across India culminate for a series of meetings, seminars, workshops, and exhibition packed into a day’s schedule.
The National Restaurant Association of India, founded in 1982 represents over 5,00,000 restaurants, QSRs, Bars, Cloud Kitchens and Catering, pan India. With an estimated annual turnover of INR 4,23,865 Cr the Indian restaurant industry employs over 73,00,000 people, making it the 3rd largest employer sector in the country. Until now the 40-year-old national body NRAI always held the conclave in New Delhi, and for the first time the Hyderabad body gets to organise it in the city. NRAI Hyderabad was constituted 8 – 9 months ago, and it is indeed a matter of pride.
“It is the largest standalone restaurant conclave in the great – we will have a closed door AGM in addition to workshops on various topics, great exhibition showcasing food products and outlets; members from across India will be participating, and we will be having Telangana Minister KT Rama Rao attending the plenary we will be having towards the evening,” shares Shankar Krishnamurthy, Founder Tori & Nori, Chapter Head, NRAI.
“We started the Hyderabad Chapter with a good vision, and in an organised manner. We are business owners and understand the problems. We have an advisory body of bureaucrats and policy makers. In order to solve our problems the government must understand us and we must understand the government and this is working beautiful in Hyderabad. And, we have been able to address challenges, we have done some campaigns with them and have been proactive. This is now being seen, understood and recognised by the government. We now see the advantages of working together” he adds.
“Our aim is to put Hyderabad national and international map. In terms of business growth we are already on par and even ahead of Mumbai and New Delhi.”
Sampath Srinivas Tummula, Co-Chapter Head and Founder Spicy Venue shares, “Many Hyderabad brands like Karachi, Creamstone, Thick Shakes are all international now. We will be showcasing Hyderabad at the Conclave. We are also promoting ‘Invest in Telangana’ and on the day investments to the tune of around 150 crore will be signed. Government of Telangana will also be making an important announcement, which we are looking forward to.”
Shaaz Mehmood, Partner Olive Bistro and Chapter Founder & Managing Committee Member, who was present during the press conference to announce the event shares, “This is an event for everyone interested in the f&b industry, and we have left no stone unturned to make it the best and world class.”
Kavitha Mantha, Owner and Chief Curator at Sage of SAGE Sustainable Living, Sarita Sarkar from Sarkar’s Kitchen, Sriram from Srikanya were all present during the press conference.
The Indian Restaurant Conclave 2022, presents over fifty eminent industry leaders sharing their insights on topics impacting the industry. The Conclave additionally also offers over fifteen interactive F&B workshops with domain experts on diverse subjects like digital marketing, food styling, safety in food, financing, real estate, culinary, wine masterclass and more. A large exhibition area will showcase the latest technology and practices in the industry.
Hosting the event in Hyderabad is not only an opportunity to showcase “Invest in Telangana” to over a thousand delegates including all the stake holders of the Restaurant industry, prominent restaurateurs of India, Foreign Delegates, Investors and Bureaucrats from pan India but also an opportunity to felicitate Doyens of the restaurant industry from Hyderabad for their exemplary contribution to the F&B Industry With a determined resolve of giving back to society the NRAI Hyderabad Chapter, shared details on ‘Mission Khana’ and ‘Mission Kaam’ two significant initiatives successfully launched within a short span of eight months since the chapter inception.
“Mission Khana” today voluntarily provides 300 hot meals per day to the underprivileged children and homeless in the city and targets to scale up to provide a 1000 hot meals per day over the next few month
“Mission Kaam” designed in sync with GOI upskilling initiative for the Indian youth, focusses on the underprivileged sections of society and helps create skilled and readily employable workforce for the restaurant industry.
Here’s the link to register for The NRAI Indian Restaurant Conclave 2022 at Hyderabad- https://tirc.nrai.org