WEBINAR: Practitioners’ Insights - Hospitality industry

Natalie Yiu    Pavethra Ponniah, CFA, Shreenivas Kunte CFA, CIPM
30 May 2019
Category: Industry/Sector Analysis

Country or region: Asia Pacific (Overall)

Pavethra Ponniah, CFA, VP and Sector Head, ICRA Limited, discusses the opportunities and challenges in India's hospitality sector: capital intensive, with long gestation periods, vulnerable to natural disasters and geopolitical developments. (Video: 1 hr)


Hospitality is not one industry—but a composite that represents the global and local economic pulse, micro-market demand-supply dynamics and consumer confidence. Ambiguity laced with new challenges and opportunities can arise from any of  these spaces. The sector is vulnerable to events like natural disasters, geopolitical developments and terrorism.

Further, in a developing economy like India, the demand for hotels is highly price sensitive. Highly capital intensive, with long gestation periods, the ability to generate profits from hospitality ventures is notoriously challenging.

In this webinar, Pavethra Ponniah, CFA,  Vice President and Sector Head, ICRA Limited will discuss the opportunities and challenges in India's Hospitality sector. The webinar will address the following learning outcomes:

  • Understanding the development of the hospitality industry in India and key challenges.
  • Assessing key operating and financial parameters while analysing the prospects of the industry.
  • Understanding the financial and operating factors to watch while assessing the credit risks in the industry.
This webinar qualifies for 1 CE credit under the guidelines of the CFA Institute Continuing Education Program. 
We encourage CFA Institute members to log in to the CE tracking tool to self-document these credits.

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