As I sit down to pen down this formal invitation to the global FnF fraternity, the immortal words of India’s first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru’s while describing Indian culture and hospitality reverberate in my mind – ''India is where we welcome a guest and send back a friend".
I am fortunate that I already have a large number of friends in those who are reading this invite which is not a mere formality but a personal entreat from my end to join us in the XXII biennial FAFAI Seminar being held in the picturesque city of Jaipur between the 23rd and 25th of January 2015.
Jaipur, a city that needs no introduction the world over and about which paeans have been composed, reams printed and even fragrances launched. The city of dreams, of royalty and palaces, of beauty and grandeur and culture and art, Jaipur is a cynosure of travellers, both in India and outside. And as FAFAI decides to meet and ideate on business in India and outside, Jaipur forms the perfect backdrop for the theme of the Seminar Business Beyond Boundaries.
Friends, as new domains and new vistas open up for the FnF Industry and new markets emerge, we hope to explore opportunities beyond the obvious and I personally look forward to some invigorating sessions of new learnings, new ideas and most importantly of making new friends.
In the coming days, weeks and months I will try to reach out to many of you to invite you to this prestigious event but in case I fail to do so, please treat this as a personal invitation not from a host but a friend.
I look forward to seeing you at this event.
Warm regards and best wishes,