TiE Kolkata F&B Entrepreneurship Summit & Awards 2017
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TiE Kolkata F&B Entrepreneurship Summit & Awards 2017
‘Emerging Challenges & Opportunities’
F&B Industry – the Entrepreneurial Hot Spot of Kolkata & Bengal!
One business domain that Kolkata has produced a large number of successful entrepreneurs in is undoubtedly the F&B Sector! This has been due the twin facts that people in this city are known for their love for food, and Bengal and Kolkata can rightly boast of a rich legacy of culinary excellence. Today, apart from national and international F&B chains opening their doors in Kolkata, a fair number of intrepid F&B entrepreneurs from Kolkata are making their mark, initially in the city, and some are now venturing out across the nation too.
TiE Kolkata – Fostering Entrepreneurship in Key Domains
TiE (originally ‘The Indus Entrepreneurs’), the world’s largest not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs focused on fostering entrepreneurship across the world, has had a significant presence in Kolkata for the past 15 years. In its renewed focus on fostering entrepreneurship across Eastern India, TiE Kolkata is now planning to move beyond sectors traditionally associated with entrepreneurship across the world (e.g. IT Products & Services, E-Commerce, etc.), and to focus on a few sectors where entrepreneurial zeal has been more evident in Eastern India (e.g. F&B, Education, Media & Entertainment, Art & Culture, Realty, etc.) and would like to recognize and support further impetus to these growing domains.
The First ever TiE Kolkata F&B Entrepreneurship Summit & Awards
The first domain TiE Kolkata has chosen to focus on is F&B (Food and Beverage Industry), and to kick start this initiative, is planning to organise the TiE Kolkata F&B Entrepreneurship Summit & Awards 2017 on Friday 26th May 2017 at The Park Hotel on Park Street, at the heart of Kolkata’s traditional & famous F&B District.
The aim of this event is to foster entrepreneurship in the F&B space in Kolkata by creating opportunities for learning (from well-established F&B Entrepreneurs & Experts), experience sharing (peer-to-peer, among local F&B entrepreneurs) and networking (among all stakeholders within the industry), and also recognising the stellar contribution of visionary pioneers & intrepid innovators in this domain, thus fulfilling most of the key objectives of TiE as well as the local F&B community.
The TiE Kolkata F&B Entrepreneurship Summit 2017
The theme of this years’ TiE Kolkata F&B Entrepreneurship Summit is being kept as ‘Emerging Challenges & Opportunities for F&B Entrepreneurs’. A number of sub-themes are being proposed, each of which will feature a panel discussion among eminent entrepreneurs and experts.
- Local Cuisine – Going Places – Putting local cuisine on national & global map
- Innovation Driving Growth in F&B Industry – Using technology & other growth drivers
- Managing the Dynamic Environment – GST and its impact on F&B Industry
The TiE Kolkata F&B Entrepreneurship Awards 2017
Further, TiE Kolkata is seeking nominations for two sets of Awards – F&B Innovation Awards, and F&B Grand Awards – that recognise the innovative & entrepreneurial spirit among F&B entrepreneurs in this city, so as to support, encourage and reward the best, most accomplished and most innovative F&B entrepreneurs from Kolkata & Bengal.
In each category, nominations will be collected, shortlisted and awards given to F&B entrepreneurs who have demonstrated Commendable Business Growth & Category-Leading Innovation. A special Jury of renowned F&B experts from Kolkata & eminent citizens has been formed for this, and E&Y has been chosen to manage the entire Awards Selection process.
Here are the proposed categories for F&B Innovation Awards:
- Local Cuisine
- National Cuisine
- International Cuisine
- Cafe Format
- QSR Format
- Bar, Lounges & Nightclub
It is further proposed that a few F&B Grand Awards be given for ‘The F&B Start Up of the Year‘, ‘The Growing F&B Brand of The Year‘, ‘The F&B Entrepreneur of the Year‘, ‘TiE F&B Life Time Achievement‘, and ‘TiE F&B Visionary of the Year‘.
Event Date: 26th May 2017
Venue Partner: The Park Hotel, Park Street, Kolkata
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
1. Anjan Chatterjee, Founder of Speciality Restaurants (Mainland China, Oh! Calcutta, etc.)
2. Harsh Neotia, Chairman of Ambuja Neotia Group
Registration with Tea & Coffee: 4:00 to 4:30 PM
Inauguration Speech: 4:30 to 4.40 PM
Panel Discussion 1: ‘Local Cuisine – Going Places’ : 4.45 to 5.25 PM
Spotlight Session: ‘GST & its impact on the F&B Industry’ : 5.30 to 5.50 PM
Key Note Speech by Mr. Anjan Chatterjee : 5:55 to 6:10 PM
Networking Break: 6:10 to 6:30 PM
Panel Discussion 2: Innovation driving Growth in F&B Industry : 6.35 to 7:15 PM
Session by British Deputy High Commission: ‘Come to Britain’ : 7.20 to 7.30 PM
Session by Pepsico : 7.30 to 7.40 PM
Key Note Speech by Mr. Harsh Neotia : 7:40 to 7.55 PM
F&B Entrepreneurship Awards Function : 8:00 to 8.45 PM
Cocktails & Dinner : 8.45 PM onwards
Tentative List of Jury Members:
1. Mr. Shaun Kenworthy – Celebrity Chef
2. Mr. Sudesh Poddar – FHRAEI President
3. Mr. Vijay Dewan – Managing Director, The Park Hotels
4. Mrs. Rakhi Purnima Dasgupta – Founder, Kewpies Restaurant & Food Columnist
5. Mr. Jimmy Tangree – Celebrity DJ & Head, 91.9 Friends FM
6. Mr. Arijit Dutta – Owner of Priya Entertainments Pvt. Ltd.
7. Ms. Rita Bimani – Founder & CEO, Ritam Communications, Corporate PR Expert