Vedatya Institute Presents
(8th & 9th December 2022)
Vedatya International Conference is the annual destination of our intellectual and academic odyssey every year. We (Academicians, Industry Practitioners, and students) gather to discuss and disseminate research and contemporary business trends impacting the education and training of our students. The conference welcomes applied, industry-relevant research in areas of mutual interest. In keeping with tradition, we are meeting this year again with an opportunity for the participants to join the Conference in either Online or Offline mode. Research paper presentations, panel discussions and industry roundtables would be part of this year’s Chaupal.
Research/Papers focused on the below-mentioned tracks are invited for presentation at the conference.
The pandemic and related socio-economic stress has made significant impact on hospitality sector. The industry has fought back with innovative responses to this extraordinary situation, found solutions to manage/ reduce costs on one hand and also made efforts to bring back demand. From offering patrons enticing options to bring them back into food and beverage outlets to assuring holiday goers that it is indeed safe to enjoy a hotel stay, the last two years have been about survival instincts.
The socio-cultural shift too has brought unique opportunities as well as changes. The popularity of staycations, focus on hygiene protocols, and contactless technologies – all now firmly embedded in the daily activities of hospitality businesses. Trends like consumer awareness of all things sustainable and healthy; focus on well-being has got hospitality businesses reconfigure their offerings. This track will welcome research on the high impact trends that are likely to define the hospitality sector in years to come.
Indicative themes for the track
In the broader spectrum of the hospitality industry, the culinary segment has been able to carve a niche in terms of popularity and growth. The market share of food and beverage in the hospitality industry has increased significantly.
The growth is witnessed not only in the F&B outlets within hotels but, the standalone restaurants, food kiosks; bakery & pastry houses etc. have also contributed significantly. The other verticals that have shown growth are culinary research and development in the FMCG segment, increasing use of technology in food production and packaging, exploring artificial intelligence for its incorporation and acceptance, satellite kitchens etc.
On one hand, technology is playing an integral part in increasing productivity, on the hand, people are trying to slow down the pace of life, especially post covid 19, with trends like vegan food, vegetarian diets, spa cuisines, seasonal and regional produce, going native, Saatvik food etc. are gaining popularity.
This track would be looking at the latest and future trends that will impact the future of the culinary industry, it is expected to focus on the technology, food trends, future of food, future of employment, etc. but is not limited to above only, other relevant aspects around the broader theme can be explored by researchers.
Indicative themes for the track.
A global health crisis has emerged following the Covid 19 pandemic, and no industry is excluded from being affected. Apart from affecting the daily lives, Covid 19 has severely affected the global economy as well. Industries have responded in an innovative way to this unusual situation and companies from all sectors and regions have undergone substantial changes in the past few months as a result of the Covid 19 crisis. In the new McKinsey Global Survey, companies were found to be speeding up digitization across their supply chains and customer interactions in recognition that new approaches are necessary for businesses to remain competitive in these challenging times.
As part of this track, we will examine the latest and future trends that will impact the future of the business across sectors; some of the themes covered in this track include technology, workforce management, data analytics, quality management, digital innovations, sustainable practices, corporate responsibility etc. Researchers can explore other relevant aspects of the broader theme in addition to those mentioned below.
Indicative themes for the track.
Abstract Submission | 30th September , 2022
Paper Submission | 31st October , 2022
Feedback on Papers | 10th November, 2022
Submission of Revised Papers | 20th November, 2022
Paper Presentation(s) | 8th & 9th December , 2022