Faculty of Hospitality at GNA University organised one day 5 th International Conference on Hospitality & Tourism under the aegis of ICOHOST 2023. The main theme of the Conference was ‘‘Rethinking Tourism: Reshaping the Future of Hospitality and Tourism Industry’’. The main objective of the Conference was to make the delegates rethink about the future of the Hospitality and Tourism sector.

The inauguration of the Conference was done by Prof. Hemant Sharma, Pro Vice- Chancellor, GNA University. On this occasion, the Chief Guest was Mr. Shivdular Singh Dhillon, IAS (Retd.) Secretary cum Chief Executive Officer, Punjab State Red Cross. The Keynote address was delivered by Dr. Robert J. Thompson, CHA, TMP, Willium Carey University, USA and Dr. Nimit Chaudhary, Professor, Department of Tourism and Hospitality Management, Faculty of Management Studies, Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. On this occasion, the Guest of Honour was Dr. Savita Sharma, Associate Professor, Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, Gurugram. The eminent industry experts were Dr. Chef Parvinder Singh Bali, Corporate Chef- Learning and Development, The Oberoi Centre of Learning & Development.

Many delegates and research scholars from across the country participated in the Conference. On this occasion, industry expert held interaction with students and panel discussion was also held. There were two technical sessions wherein 20 research papers were presented by delegates and research scholars from across the country. On this occasion, Dr. Monika Hanspal, Dean Academics and other dignitaries from the University also attended this Conference. Dr. Deepak Kumar, was the Chairperson and Chef Dhiraj Pathak was the Convener of the Conference.

S. Gurdeep Singh Sihra, the Pro-Chancellor expressed, “I am delighted to witness the efforts of the Team in organising this Conference in full swing.”

Dr. VK Rattan said, “It is a matter of pride to see the active participation of the students in the events of international repute.”

Dr. Monika Hanspal said, “The University always makes special efforts in taking up events of academic as well as co-curricular development making the GUites aware in all the spheres of their life.”