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IIHM Hosts Biggest Hospitality E-Conclave on Leadership with 140 Hospitality Professionals from Across the World

Eight power-packed speeches, eight electrifying Edtalks or discussions and 140 hospitality icons from across the world. The international hospitality fraternity has geared up to share and experience this global extravaganza at Eightex: Hospitality Industry’s biggest and prestigious global e-conclave on leadership. Hospitality leaders and icons from across the world will join to share and discuss their thoughts, ideas and experiences on Hospitality in the New World Order at this unique online event organised by the International Institute of Hotel Management (IIHM) on 9th July, 2021.

With new trends, ideas and innovations emerging in the pandemic-stricken world, Eightex aims to bring forth trendsetting ideas to the table that will both help and inspire others who are in the industry to move ahead with confidence and hope. The theme of the e-conclave is Hospitality in the New World Order. The event is scheduled to take place through the entire day as the distinguished speakers will join in from time to time to present their thoughts and ideas on what is new, fresh and the way to survival in the post- Pandemic world.

The schedule includes several keynote addresses alternating with panel discussions on various topics related to the hospitality industry. Each individual speaker will be allowed to speak for 8 minutes only. Starting from Culinary Trends in the New World Order to Innovative technology in the Hospitality business in the New World Order, to Stress Management and Sustainability in the New World Order, the e-conclave aims to focus on all aspects of this dynamic industry that has turned a new leaf in this New World Order. “As the world is gradually returning to normal in this post-pandemic phase, we want to spread the message of hope and positivity through Eightex. This is a unique event organised by and for the hospitality industry that will bring forth various ideas and innovations of the industry in the post-pandemic world. I think it will be a treat to listen to these great personalities share their experiences and ideas of how they have turned around and faced the pandemic and have brought the industry back to life. Their innovations will also inspire others to follow their footsteps,” said Dr Suborno Bose, CEO, IIHM and Indismart Global Worldwide.

The exhaustive list of iconic hospitality leaders and personalities of the world. Some of the names include Mike Berthet, MD at Aquasea Ltd, Dr Zenobia Nadirshaw, Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Trustee member of International Hospitality Council (IHC), Chef Enzo Oliveri, celebrity chef popularly known as The Sicilian Chef, Kush Kapoor, CEO, Rosette Hotels and Resorts, Anita Mendiratta, Global Advisor and Author, Tourism and Development, Special Advisor to Secretary General UNWTO, Chef Joel Basumatari, popular chef and founder of Smokey Joe’s, Zorawar Kalra, founder of Massive Restaurants Pvt Ltd, Deepak Ohri, CEO, Lebua Hotels and Resorts, AD Singh, Founder and MD of Olive Group of Restaurants, Michelin-star Chef John Wood, Co-founder of Kitchen Cut, Chef Stuart Littlejohn, Executive Chef of the prestigious Oxford and Cambridge Club and many other eminent hospitality personalities from across the world. Prof David Foskett, author, professor and Chairman of IHC said, “It’s a pleasure to be a part of this massive congregation of iconic hospitality professionals from around the world. I think the thoughts and ideas that will come across at this e-conclave will only bring more hope and positivity to other fellow hospitality professionals of the world and we are all set to see new things emerging in this new era to come.”

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"I am currently working at Novotel, Ahmedabad formerly workeday The Park Hyatt, Hyderabad. I've also worked at Zee Cine Awards. In the industry I am glad, I learned from the best IIHM. It taught me all disciplines, all the values and what hospitality is all about. Whatever I doing and will be doing always be related to IIHM & all the faculties."

Rahul Mehta – Sales and Marketing
Novotel , Ahmedabad

"I love my entire career to IIHM. IIHM inculcated Discipline,Relationship building & Team Management Skill. Without 3 assets of the service industry I would not be where I am without IIHM. Thank you IIHM."

Santanu Ghosh – Sr. Director

"IIHM made me realize my passion for cooking. Thank to all faculty members for lighting up the desire in me. IIHM enable me to secure a job in Australia which helped boost my career."

Bernard Lee – Sous Chef
QT Hotels & Resorts, Canberra, Australia

"I could not have been more fortunate and IIHM is always going to be a very very important part of my life and it is all thanks to them that I am here."

Somya Mishra – Event Co-ordinator
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata

"Post my pass out I joined Oberoi and I moved to Marriot. Over here I am working as a Housekeeping Executive and as far IIHM concerned its the college where from the very first day the faculty, the director they make sure that you are groomed in such a way that you are ready by competition of 3 years, you are ready to work with hotels "

Mr. Sumanta – (Housekeeping Executive)
JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata

"Started my career with Raheja Group of Hotels, worked 10 years in the Taj group of hotels, now working in Fort Jadhavgargh. IIHM is a very good college whatever I am today to become something. To become something you need to have a base what I have got from my college. What I have learnt at IIHM is helping me today."

Biswajit Biswas – (General Manager)
Fort Jadhavgargh

"IIHM has been a wondrous platform for me for achieve my goals. Along with the constant support of my faculty. Wishing IIHM all the success."

Marriot Marquis Miami, USA

"I was a student of IIHM in 2011-2014 Batch & specialized in F&B Service. It is a glorious brand I'd say because it is recognised globally and everyone knows what IIHM stands for, its fun and its learning mashed up together. I wish the faculties,the alumnies & the students of IIHM a beautiful & glorious success. "

Hyatt Regency , Kolkata

"Forever thankful to IIHM for what I am today. I would love to take this opportunity to thank the entire team of IIHM for the grand success and the mark that they made last 26 years."

ESHA GHOSH – Associate Director (Event Sales)
Hyatt Regency , Kolkata

"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"With a brilliant academic success behind herself, She graduated with a gold medal from IIHM. But, She had shown more entrepreneurial skills throughout the tenure of her education in IIHM than in other areas of engagements. Immediately after her education she started her own restaurant by the name The Wise Owl which has already become famous in the locality."

SIDDHIKA GHOSH – Managing Partner & Owner
The Wise Owl Steakhouse , Kolkata

"I graduated in Hospitality Management from IIHM in the year 1999. That I studied at IIHM was my advantage. After graduation I joined the kitchen. But my fundamentals were very strong and quickly rose through the ranks and today I am the Executive Sous Chef in International The Lalit, Delhi."

PRADIPTA SINHA – Executive Sous Chef
International The Lalit, Delhi

"With the help of IIHM I Graduated in hospility management and came to USA on Internship. After completing my Internship, I completed my masters in hospility management from Columbia University. I want to thank my teachers at IIHM and my colleagues who helped me to nurture my dreams in my college."

Dayapal – Food & Beverage Manager
Park Hyatt, Washington DC

"The three years that I spent at IIHM were a big transitional stage in my life. It helped me prepare myself to work with great confidence. The assignments with challenging"

AMIT DASH – Executive Chef
Hotel Westin , Pune

"I could not have felt more at home in a place so different from Armenia. I love every moment I spend at the IIHM Hotel School whether it is cooking up an Indian meal in the kitchen or supervising over a Food and Beverage Festival in one of the city’s favourite event management venue. There are always new skills to develop, people to meet and experiences to encounter that will help me to succeed in my future. I am also the Captain of IIHM Rugby Team. "

IIHM , Kolkata

"Life certainly does surprise you with its unexpected turns. I never knew that three years of long journey with IIHM would lead me to the dream hotels of many, Marriott. I cannot thank IIHM enough, along with everyone for their consistent support. And I certainly hope to continue making my IIHM proud."


"I am Hovaz and I come from Iran. I wanted to study in IIHM Hotel School in India and therefore I came to Kolkata. IIHM is renowned as an institute that prepares students to succeed in International Hotels, and that is what I look forward to. I am in the 2013 -2016 batch and now I am studying in the Final Year Thanks to IIHM."

Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort , United States

"It is the finer aspects of training & transparency that keep our talents intact. We at Siyaji believe the company is only as good as its people. Hence we are proud to have maximum leaders from within. This has resulted in the growth of our culture, talent & organization. "

Kunal Katoch – VP Operations
Sayaji Hotels Limited
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