Maldives Housekeepers’ Forum has invited all housekeepers to the International Housekeepers’ Summit – Asia’s largest gathering of hospitality professionals. Hospitality professionals – Housekeepers, General Managers, Purchase Heads, Laundry Managers – from across 11 countries are set to meet at the third edition of IHS, which will be held at the Shangri-La Hotel, Colombo, on July 4 and 5, 2018.

The International Housekeepers’ Summit is the only platform that has taken up the task to “Redefine Housekeeping in the Corporate Strategy” and the movement is fast growing. “During the first IHS 2016, we formed the Asian Housekeepers’ Association and now we have 11 country members taking forward the vision laid down during the Summit,” said Hari Krishnan, General Secretary, Maldives Housekeeper’s Forum.

Supported by the Maldives Housekeepers’ Forum (MHF) and eight associations from other Asian countries, more than 300 delegates will come together at IHS 2018 to “rekindling foundations” between housekeepers and other departments to pave the way for a sustainable personal and professional growth, according to MHF.

While executive housekeepers move up the ladder to become GMs, it is necessary to connect, understand and strengthen the relations with all the departments in a hotel. IHS 2018 will feature highly interactive sessions themed around Housekeeping on the Digital Platform; Education & Training; Outsourcing & Sustainability; Quality & Procurement; Linen Care & Longevity among others.

“A delegation of over 15 Corporate/Executive Housekeepers, Director Rooms and General Managers will be attending the Summit from the Maldives. Many of the Maldives Housekeepers have been nominated for the Asian Housekeeping Awards this time and are eagerly looking forward to it,” said Ahmed Siaar, President and Founder of MHF.

The Awards will give recognition to one housekeeper in the Asia region for outstanding contribution to housekeeping. The winner will hold the title of Best Housekeeper in Asia for one year. “During the year, the winner will work towards the betterment of housekeeping. We are also encouraging Assistant Housekeepers, who will take the legacy forward by learning the best in housekeeping today,” added Hari Krishnan.

The awards will be given away at a grand function alongside the third edition of the Uniforms a Fashion Statement show on designers’ collection of hotel uniforms.

IHS 2018 is an excellent platform for one and all to network, enhance knowledge and also do business across Asia. IHS 2018 is organised by Clean India Journal, India’s only monthly on Cleaning Technology, Hygiene Solutions and Facility Services in association with Asian Housekeepers’ Association, headquartered in Mumbai, India. For more information, please visit facebook.com/maldiveshousekeepersforum.org or IHS2017.com.