Global Hospitality Education Expo

The Global Hospitality Education Expo has grown to become India’s biggest higher education event with a dedicated focus on subjects and careers in the hospitality and culinary space.

Since 2018, we have conducted 12 physical and 2 virtual editions in the hospitality and culinary space.

Over the years, 52+ universities and institutes from 19+ countries have participated in our hospitality focused education event. The expo has gained massive popularity amongst hospitality focused students in India.

In 2023, we organized the Spring edition of this event in Kolkata on January 21. The Fall edition will take place in October in Chennai, Bengaluru, Delhi and Mumbai. We look forward to hosting institutes, industry professionals and hospitality focused students at our expos.

What differentiates our expos

  • Our events attract undergraduate and postgraduate students
  • Students attend breakout sessions and learn from industry and academic leaders
  • We conduct extensive outreach in high schools, colleges and relevant postgraduate institutes
  • Each registration is pre-screened by our education counselors
  • Digital campaigns are executed by Zista Digital, our in-house education marketing expert

Zista Events also organizes focused events in these subject areas – Art and design, Business & Management, STEM, and Engineering.


6 institutes participated

5 countries represented

30+ cities and town from where students registered

140+ schools/institutes from where students registered

17 institutes participated

15 breakout sessions

2 masterclasses

200+ cities and town from where students registered

540+ schools/institutes from where students registered

13 institutes participated

4 breakout sessions

425+ cities and town from where students participated

690+ schools/institutes from where students participated

17 institutes participated

5 breakout sessions

1 panel discussion

290+ cities and town from where students participated

580+ schools/institutes from where students participated

15 institutes participated
7 breakout sessions
4 masterclasses
241 cities and towns from where students participated
651 schools/institutes from where students participated

In-person Education Fair in Kolkata
21st January, 2023

In-person Education Fairs:

Chennai: October 4, 2023

Bengaluru: October 5, 2023

Delhi: October 7, 2023

Mumbai: October 8, 2023

Testimonials - Previous Expos

The event was very beneficial for me. I learnt how the industry works and what needs to be done to progress in my career. It will really guide me in my career.

Nehal Raja

The event was a very fruitful. The speakers were extremely helpful in clearing out the attendees’ doubts. We also had a chance for a personal Q&A session which widened my perspective towards my future goals. And lastly, all the top universities under one roof made a pavement for us to guide ourselves through the tailor-made courses of our choice.

Suhaib Khalid

The event was great. To meet the delegates directly and talk to them, I think was the greatest experience of my life. In the future too, I would like to attend events organized by Zista Events.

Madhu Kuari

It was an amazing experience. The knowledge the guest speakers imparted will stay with me in the future.

Hrushikesh Mahagaonkar

The event was well organized, platform chosen was user friendly and easy to navigate. The inflow of students was really great with little or no inactive period. Since the leads were pre-qualified, students had directed questions.

Krishna Dhuri - Les Roches, Glion & École Ducasse

The expo gave good exposure to students, teachers and hospitality professionals, where they could explore career options and programs from reputed institutes. I am so grateful to the organizers and the institutes for coming to Kolkata and organizing this event. It was a wonderful experience. My students and I also attended a panel discussion on hospitality entrepreneurship.

Kavita Bhargava - Counselor, Future Foundation School, Kolkata



Zubin Songadwala

Area Manager South ITC Hotels and General Manager ITC Grand Chola

Vikram Mertia

Co-Founder, The Riding Wine Co., UK

Vijay Wanchoo

Sr. Executive Vice President & General Manager, The Imperial Hotel, Delhi

Tharini Nair

Student Success Manager, HTMi

Surya Pratap Singh Bhati

Director, Intuitive Surgical, Switzerland

Sujan Mukherjee

Executive Chef, Taj Coromandel, Chennai

Sneha Singhi

Founder, The Paris Cafe

Sharvari Devhdar

Student, IMI Switzerland

Shaishav Mehta

Recent Alumnus, Blue Mountains International Hotel Management School

Sarosh Daruwalla

Hospitality Education Counselling Expert and Les Roches Alumnus

Sandeep Hathiramani

Co-Founder, The Wise King, Hong Kong

Prof. Eugene Thomlinson

Associate Professor & Director, Royal Roads University, Canada

Nishant Suri

Hospitality & Training Manager, HTMi, Singapore

Nikhil Agrawal

Founder, All Things Nice

Niharika Malhotra

Student, Shannon College of Hotel Management

Nariman Abdygapparov & Anushka Malkani

Co-Founders, Whisk with Us

Mr. Tanay Kapur

Co-owner, Alila Fort Bishangarh, Jaipur and Director, Artisan Food Temple

Mr. Sameer Malkani

Co-Founder, The Food Bloggers Association of India

Mr. Ketan Sinh Gohel

Co-Founder, Brewbot Pub Eatery & Brewery

Mayan Dhawan

Hotel Manager, The Oberoi Grand, Kolkata

Manas Krishnamoorthy

General Manager, ITC Windsor

Lucie Fuentes

International Recruitment Director, Vatel Bordeaux

Jesal Thakker

Co-Founder, The Riding Wine Co., UK

Jayatri Biswas

Owner and Pastry Chef, The Fat Little Penguin, Kolkata

Iftekhar Ahsan

General Manager, The Calcutta Bungalow and Co-Founder, Calcutta Walks

Gavin Vadamootoo

Banquet Operations Manager, One&Only Resorts, Dubai

Franc Avila

Clinical Professor, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education

Dr. Siddhant Bhargava

Co-Founder, Food Darzee

Dr. Iride Azara

Senior Lecturer, University of Derby, UK

Dr. Dimitrios Diamantis

Dean of Graduate Studies, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education, Switzerland

Dirham Haque

Executive Chef, Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts, Bangalore

Delzad Avari

Founder, Del’z Kitchen

Clémence Peccavet

International Recruitment Manager, Vatel, Bordeaux

Chef Wook Kang

Program Chair, Kendall College, USA

Chef Urvika Kanoi

Founder, The Daily Cafe

Chef Luc Debove

Executive Pastry Chef, École Ducasse, France

Chef Hemant Oberoi

Founder, OB Hospitalities

Chef Daizy Sangla

Founder, Bakez by Daizy

Chef Arsh Lakhmani

Co-Founder, Cocoa Bakery and Le Cordon Bleu Alumnus

Chef Akshraj Jodha

Executive Chef, ITC Windsor

Chandrima Pal

Freelance Writer & Journalist, Kolkata

Cait Noone

Head, College of Tourism and Arts Galway, Mayo Institute of Technology

Avantika Saraogi

Partner, Monkey Bar

Arjun Jaswal

Student, Vatel Bordeaux

Aradhana Khullar

Director, Amber Restaurant

Aman Thadani

Director, Fullarton Distilleries

Abhishek Anand

Head, Human Resources, The Leela Palace, New Delhi

Aashrit Maheish

Recent Alumnus, Les Roches Global Hospitality Education