Sommet Education and UNWTO to host virtual webinar on “Hospitality Education in the Post Covid World”

New Delhi: Sommet Education in collaboration with UNWTO is all set to host a virtual webinar on the theme “Hospitality Education in the Post Covid World” in the presence of eminent industry leaders from across the globe.


A segment of the webinar includes discovering the three Indian winners: Ipshita Kumar, Nikhil Roy and Nivesh Bhagtani, of the hospitality challenge organized last year by Sommet Education and UNWTO. They shall be presenting their projects: Lemonade Social, Hosbot and Young Hotelier Network respectively, to the public and initiating feedback through the webinar in order to make their proposals better.


Ipshita Kumar’s Lemonade Social generates self-empowered employment for hospitality and tourism professionals on a global scale through connecting brands & creators with consumers through experience-driven e-commerce. It is a global platform that seamlessly integrates virtual hospitality experiences with e-commerce and is focused on empowering chefs, sommeliers & mixologists.


Nikhil Roy’s Hosbot is a digital hospitality assistant app designed to be a virtual assistant, a targeted marketing tool and a simplified online directory listing all the services and outlets from a specific hotel.


Lastly, Nivesh Bhagtani’s Young Hotelier Network is a visionary social impact community integration model that unites the hospitality and hotel operations professionals across the globe. Integrating talent with opportunities, equipping it with the skills required in running successful and sustainable Hotel Operations. It links people with skills, exposure, learning, networking, coaching, mentorship and job opportunities. It is a single window for both professionals and employers to consolidate the opportunities and talent present in the market.


The panel discussion that shall take place prior to the projects showcasing shall comprise of Mr. Adrian Artimov, Regional Director South Asia, Sommet Education, Mr. Suman Billa, Director of the UNWTO Department for Technical Cooperation and its Silk Road Development project and Mr. Mandeep Lamba, HVS President of South Asia. The discussion will be moderated by Editor of Travel Ur Style and former host of CNBC TV-18, Mr. Naveen Soni.


This webinar shall provide students, entrepreneurs, industry insiders and hospitality enthusiasts the necessary insights into the industry and the effect on it due to Covid-19. Furthermore, the pitches by the three Indian winners shall be inspiring for potential students to understand the ever-evolving industry of Hospitality.