Afrosiab St. 4B, Office 201, Tashkent, Uzbekistan 100031

Tourism and Hospitality Industry Committee

Committee Chair - Puneet Tandon
Hyatt Regency Tashkent

Puneet Tandon is an Indian national who started his assignment in Tashkent in March 2016. With close to 30 years of experience in the hotel industry, 10 of which have been within the fold of Hyatt Hotels & Resorts, Puneet leads the team at Hyatt Regency Tashkent as the General Manager of the hotel. Additionally, he also holds the position of being the Area Vice President for Hyatt hotels in the CIS that include Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. Puneet holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Delhi, a post graduate diploma in hospitality management from the Oberoi School of Hotel Management, Delhi and an MBA from Cornell ESSEC, Paris. His years in the industry have presented him with the opportunity of working in various countries including India, Mauritius, France, Egypt, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. Puneet is married with two teenage children and, when not at work, thoroughly enjoys travel and the outdoors.

Who are we?

The AmCham Tourism and Hospitality Industry Committee is an open platform for private sector representatives and the international community, where all issues related to tourism development in Uzbekistan can be frankly discussed and recommendations for improvement are elaborated. We actively seek dialogue with public sector representatives to discuss these recommendations.

Our mission

To support tourism development in the Republic of Uzbekistan by providing a strong network between businesses, the diplomatic corps, international organizations, etc. and to enter into a dialogue with the public sector.

Purpose and objectives of the committee

  • Provide a platform for exchange about key issues in tourism development (B2B and other organizations)
  • Support the circulation of relevant information on tourism among interested stakeholders
  • Learn from each other and present best practices
  • Create a unified voice for tourism entrepreneurs and developers towards the Government
  • Act as a problem-solving forum: discuss issues among members and raise them with local authorities
  • Facilitate a dialogue between the private sector and donors /international financial institutions in order for the second to learn about the needs of the private sector in Uzbekistan

Work modalities

  • Frequency of meetings: once a quarter plus interim meetings whenever necessary
  • Development of annual plan of activities of the Committee including responsibilities / define a goal for each year