Region’s top F&B suppliers support Leaders in Hospitality Awards

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by Sophia Soltani | Published 5 years ago

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Several of the region’s F&B suppliers have confirmed their support of the upcoming Leaders in Hospitality Awards, organised by BNC Publishing.

The event, to take place on 19 April at the newly opened St. Regis Dubai, will celebrate the leading individuals and concepts in the Middle East’s hospitality industry across a diverse range of categories.

Svetlana Malakhova, senior marketing executive, HORECA Trade

Svetlana Malakhova, senior marketing executive, HORECA Trade

The Presenting Sponsor of the event is Rikan General Trading, while category Sponsors are A. Ronai, Pulsar Foodstuffs, Gourmet Olive Market, Churchill, 1765 Gemini and Unique Precise International (UPI).

HORECA Trade has been confirmed as the Water Sponsor, The Emirates Academy of Hospitality Management is the Knowledge Partner and has also confirmed its support.

Vinayak Mahtani, CEO of UPI, which is sponsoring three categories, including the GM Leader award commented: “We have taken part in events and awards held by other organisations in the UAE and prefer the approach the Leaders in Hospitality Awards is taking.

“We have also taken part in BNC Publishing’s GM Leaders Conference, Executive Housekeepers Summit and Procurement Conference last year and will return this year, as we have been happy with the content.”

Svetlana Malakhova, senior marketing executive, HORECA Trade commented: “We aim to showcase our growing brand and benefits to potential and existing customers. It is truly a wonderful opportunity to witness the awards ceremony and celebrate the success of industry leaders.

“We are excited about the Leading New Hotel, Best F&B Outlet and the GM Leader awards. These categories are closely related to our core business.”

Commenting on why he is supporting the inaugural event, A. Ronai managing director Gavin Dodd said: “With the expected increase in properties as well as the number of visitors to Dubai in the coming years, it’s important for all related companies to stay ahead of the game, building and retaining crucial relationships with hospitality industry professionals.”

Nominations for the Leaders in Hospitality Awards close on 31 March. For more information, go to

To nominate your staff, team-mates or properties for an award, please contact and a submission form will be sent to you.

For all sponsorship enquires please contact group publishing director, Diarmuid O’Malley:

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