Preparations are underway to host the fourth edition of the largest gathering of hotel managers in the Maldives, as Hospitality Depot partners with Perspective Pvt Ltd as a Platinum Sponsor of the GM Forum 2019. The newest partner of the annual event, Hospitality Depot has built a reputation amongst some of the top hospitality brands in the country as a supplier of quality products from reputable manufacturers and suppliers.

The fourth edition of the forum—the largest gathering for hotel managers in the Maldives—will be held April 3, at Bandos Maldives. The upcoming event will feature keynote speeches and panel discussion on the themes of hotel safety and security, sustainable tourism, skills gap in the hospitality industry, shortage of women working in the tourism industry and airport connectivity and the impact of regional airports.

With a decade of services under its belt, Hospitality Depot has earned the respect and trust of small and large customers, whether they are in the business of operating bars, managing restaurants, and running hotels or other hospitality and food services establishments. With a philosophy themed around “success through service”, Hospitality Depot is committed to a complete offering; speciality services including personalised branding, packaging solutions, kitchen design and project management, in addition to warranty and maintenance.

While sponsorship for the annual event is still open, other notable brands have also partnered with the event; Euro Marketing, Allied Insurance, and SNS Group as Platinum Sponsors, F1 Recreation, Uniforms Unlimited, AEL Distributors, and Dhivehi Insurance as Silver Sponsors, and Tree Top Hospital as the Wellbeing Partner, Cyprea Air & Holidays as the Airline Partner and Keiretsu as the Technology Partner.

Confirmed speakers include Hervirender Pal Singh, Area Director for Global Safety and Security, South Asia, Marriott International; Abdul Azeez Abdul Hakeem, hotelier and marine conservationist; Michael Friedel, renowned German photographer; and, Shaaheena Ali, Executive Director representing the Maldives, Parley for the Oceans.

The event will also feature presentations by STR—which provides premium data benchmarking, analytics and marketplace insights for global hospitality sectors, and dnata—which provides ground and cargo handling to inflight catering and travel services, on the topic “Safety First” from a tour operator’s perspective.

General Managers can register for the GM Forum via the Hotelier Maldives website. Related inquiries can also be made by contacting Aminath Ali, Assistant Manager, Client Relations on mobile (960) 791 0878 or emailing sales@hoteliermaldives.com. Call GM Forum hotline: (960) 791 0858.