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Dear Readers, It is a daunting task to work on perfectly designed publications each month. We work hard to understand the reader’s perspective so we can tailor a design not seen before! I hope you find the pop- coloured TFT visually appealing! This month we have a plethora of wonderful articles to meet your event and exhibit needs. Do read the TechTalk, DigiTalk and Exhibition Talk sections. We were lucky to have interviewed two great personalities. Do read the excellent and Exclusive Q & A's of Mohammed Abid along with two more professionals from the industry. . Exhibiting can be hard! Having the experience of exhibiting and organising shows for the past 20 years, I understand the value a trade show should bring to the (investing) exhibitor. Read fantastic articles on exhibiting and tech-side Of events by Mr. Larry Kulchawik and Exchange4Artist. Also, support E4A for providing with Exhibition Talk articles as well as Event Manager’s Horoscope. Many Thanks to these talented and experienced contributor’s! A variety of well-written articles have been published in the magazine. Digitalisation and Technology will redefine the future of events, hence I suggest we all lean towards the tech side of events. Also, I hope the informative pieces published inside enables you to expand your knowledge to stay relevant with the times. Information on the booming MICE Industry can be found inside in dedicated section. A good mix of National and International news are spread inside. Hope you’ll have a good time reading this edition with a well-curated design! That’s it from me! October edition is in your hands. Have a good read, keep reviewing our work and do write to us. We will be anticipating your responses. Wish you all Good Health, Stay Cool and Keep reading TFT! M Q Syed Editor-In-Chief, syed@exhicongroup.com

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ITB Asia 2019 has attracted unprecedented exhibition demand from a total of 58 National Tourism Organisations (NTOs) and Regional Tourism Organisations (RTOs), representing a year-on-year growth of 23.8 per cent and 25 per cent respective in the securing of exhibition space as compared to 2018. This has also surpassed previous levels set for ITB Asia by this stage in the year. Building on the 2018 trade show’s record-breaking number of attendees of over 11,000, ITB Asia 2019 will see at least 19 new NTOs and RTOs, with strong participation coming from Indonesia, Russia and South Korea. Europe alone has seen a 37.8 per cent increase in the number of exhibitors due to an increase in interest from Southern and Eastern Europe.

ITB Asia 2019 Sees 38% Jump In Exhibitor Participation From Europe Katrina Leung, Managing Director of Messe Berlin (Singapore) talks about ITB Asia 2019

What is the theme of ITB Asia 2019? Please elaborate? KL : This year’s conference theme is “Bold Thoughts, Bold Moves”. Under this theme, the conference will bring together thought leaders from across the MICE, Leisure, Corporate, and Travel Tech sectors for high-level discussions on the trends that are galvanising change in the travel industry. How is the response from the India market? KL : There has been great support shown from the India market, where the Ministry of Tourism, Government of Tamil Nadu (India) and many more will be joining us for ITB Asia 2019. What new elements are you adding to ITB Asia 2019? KL : For the first time this year, ITB Asia will be organizing the inaugural MICE Show Asia 2019, which will focus on Asia Pa c i f i c ’s b u rg e o n i n g M I C E s e c to r. Highlight topics that will be discussed during MICE Show Asia include 2020 forecasts for the global meeting and events and the digital transformation of the meeting and events industries. ITB Asia has also introduced a new Buyers Elite Partner Programme (BEPP) this year. Under this new initiative, every partner that recommends 15 successful buyers to attend the show will be able to receive complimentary hosting by ITB Asia. How is the response from buyers? KL : Response from buyers have been very positive thus far. By building on the success of past year’s connections as well as the launch of the BEPP, ITB Asia 2019 has already seen a 35% increase in approved buyers. This includes a boost in

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MICE buyers, as well as an increase in buyers from high-growth markets such as Southeast Asia, China and India. How would you like to explain the conference line up? KL : 2019’s programme will kick-start with a series of keynote sessions that will focus on sharing innovative ideas, where attendees can expect to gain knowledge on practical applications to keep pace with industr y changes. Recognising the revolutionary impact of technology on the travel industr y, speakers from leading online travel agencies (OTA), travel-related partners and technology companies will share their perspectives on how businesses can innovate and leverage on technology as they tackle the challenges of this era. Prominent keynoters include senior representatives from the likes of Bedbank, Hotelbeds Group, Booking.com, Expedia, IBM, KAYAK , OYO Hotels & Homes, TripAdvisor, Tujia and more. Aside from the keynote sessions, ITB Asia 2019’s conference will also deliver a series of themed sessions, including Corporate Travel, Destination Marketing, Muslim Travel and Travel Technology where attendees will have the opportunity to experience over 200 sessions led by more than 260 speakers. Alongside this event, attendees will get to hear about forecasts for the global meeting and events industries in 2020, and how the industry is transforming at MICE Show Asia. The MICE Show Asia’s conferences will feature a stellar line-up of speakers from top-tier brands including American Express Meetings & Events, Group GmbH and Cvent. Some of the topics that will be discussed at the travel trade show include 2020 forecasts for the global meeting and

events industries, the digital transformation of the meeting and events industries, and the innovative use of technology to captivate event-attendees. Going forward, how ITB China and ITB India will be contributing to ITB Asia? KL : ITB India, an annual 3-day businessto-business trade show and convention curated to connect one to the Indian Travel Market will be held in Mumbai, India from 15 - 17 April 2020. The trade show strives to bring together key travel industr y leaders and international exhibitors from the fast-growing Indian and South Asian Markets to forge new partnerships and strengthen existing b u s i n e s s re l at i o n s w i t h t h e m o s t important players in India. As for ITB China, it will be exclusively focused on the Chinese Travel Market, taking place at Shanghai on the 13-15 May 2020. ITB China strives to bring together more than 850 top and hand selected buyers from Greater China to connect with industr y professional worldwide. Coinciding with ITB’s travel fair, the ITB China tourism conference will provide information on the latest Chinese travel market trends, enabling unprecedented knowledge transfer throughout the travel exhibition. The four ITB brands complement each other by catering to the four biggest markets in the world, namely Europe, Asia, China and India. ITB Asia is the premier meeting place for the travel trade industry to forge new partnerships and strengthen existing business relationships with players in the region. ITB India and ITB China were thus launched to complement these efforts as well as to capture a focused market.

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Asia’s First And Only Festival That Recognizes Excellence In The Events Industry IBC Asia is proud to present Asia’s first and only festival that recognizes excellence in the events industry - The Special Event Asia. The Special Event Asia will be happening at Resorts World Sentosa on 18-19 November 2019, a spin-off of their long running event brand in The Middle East and America. Singapore is a booming Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) industry generating revenue of over $3 Billion last year. Voted Asia’s Top Convention City 14 year in a row by the International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA), Singapore is a hotbed for new oppor tunities and the per fect destination for the first ever The Special Event Asia. The Special Event Asia festival will showcase a Conference Hub, Awards Gala Dinner, The Show Floor, Live Performances, Workshops, creating diverse opportunities

for new partnerships and engagement among event professionals. More than 1500 event professionals are expected to join the celebration at this year’s festival. The Show Floor is separated into 4 unique zones, featuring different themes that showcase the best in the event sector. These zones will showcase various interactive display and demos from the ASEAN region’s leading event suppliers, including Tech and Innovation home grown firms, as well as wine selection masterclass and roving illusionist to entertain your day. Visitors to The Special Event Asia (TSEA)

Featured Profiles for Exclusive Interview Sukumar Verma, IBC Asia

Sukumar has been with Informa for over 10 years. The last 5 years as Managing Director, he has been heading up the company’s Asian conference and corporate training business, IBC Asia. At a strategic level, his responsibilities include business planning, driving growth plans, developing market penetration initiatives and sourcing high value strategic alliances. He has led multicultural teams across the world, and his commercial experience extends across a range of geographies including Africa, South East Asia, China, Middle East and Asia Pacific. Prior to joining the knowledge and information economy, Sukumar enjoyed a successful career in the hospitality sector.

Kristy Castleton, Rebel & Soul

One ofThe Special Event Asia (TSEA) distinguished guests is Kristy Castleton who is the Founder and Chief Memory Maker of Rebel & Soul. She has more than 20 years of experience in the industry. She will be taking up two big roles during The Special Event Asia (TSEA) as a judge and a speaker.

Paulo Felisbino, Lumina and Mecury Live

Paulo Felisbino who has over 20 years of experience began his career with The Walt Disney Company, working in roles rooted in storytelling and brand experience. Now a General Manager of Lumina and Mecury Live, he has led projects across the Asian region, delivering creative and impactful concepts from highend fashion and luxury events, music festivals and cultural exhibitions. Paulo is one of The Special Event Asia (TSEA) Awards Ceremony judges.

Marine Debatte, BI Worldwide

With over 10 years of experience in the events industry, Marine Debatte oversees the overall operation, project direction and management for BI WORLDWIDE as the Head of Events Solutions. Marine will also be sharing her experience as a speaker at The Special Event Asia (TSEA) Conference Hub.

Jonathan Seevaratnam, Jiggee

Jonathan Seevaratnam is well known in this niche industry specifically in Malaysia and Singapore. Jonathan who is the founder and CEO of Jiggee has done it all from small scale to big scale events. Jonathan who is also known as an entertainment guru, is the first Malaysian and second in Asia to be a Certified Special Events Professional (CSEP). The CSEP designation is the hallmark of professional achievement in the special events industry. Jiggee is the official entertainment partner for The Special Event Asia (TSEA).

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can also look forward to the Conference Hub which features 2 tracks, 4 themes across 2 days. The conference will be led by esteemed c-suite speakers across the events industry, covering area of focus such as Experiential & Brand Activations, Immersive Technology and Live Events In Focus. An exclusive, Invite Only part of this event is the Awards Gala Dinner which aims to recognise and reward the achievements of those in the events industry in Asia across 19 awards categories. The awards were judged by a distinguished panel of judges with great industry experience from all over the world.

About The Special Event Asia The Special Event Asia (TSEA), is the first festival launch in Asia to celebrate and honour the events industry from 18-19 November 2019 in Singapore. This is a spin-off of their long running event brand in The Middle East and America, and they are expecting over 1500 event professionals to join them at this year’s festival. The TSEA festival will showcase a conference hub, awards gala dinner, event tech start-up pavilion, live acts stage, leadership lunches, creative showcase zones, creating diverse opportunities for new

partnerships and engagement among event professionals.

About IBC Asia IBC Asia is Singapore’s leading conference, exhibition and training company, with a 30-year history. They help transform businesses through B2B events across a range of industry verticals. Their events are geared towards providing timely information and networking opportunities to buyers and sellers. They are part of the Informa Group, a leading business intelligence, academic publishing, knowledge and events business, operating in the Knowledge and Information Economy. Informa is listed on the London Stock Exchange and a member of the FTSE 100. IBC develops high level and pioneering industry conferences that inspire, educate and drive business strategy, and provide targeted networking and business matching to create new partnership opportunities. In addition, their corporate training division is a key contributor to the learning and development goals of industry executives. IBC Asia rebrands to Informa Connect Singapore As part of a global brand synergy objective within the group, IBC Asia will now rebrand to Informa Connect Singapore which will take effect on 29th October 2019. Their name is changing, but their mission remains the same which is to deliver cutting edge knowledge and networking, entwined with an experience. The IBC Logo will be replaced by the Informa Connect logo in all online and print channels, and any communication initiated by them. Reference to the IBC brand will continue to be made till the end of the year.

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Fi India & Hi and ProPak India most comprehensive B2B shows for food, health and packaging

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nforma Markets in India (formerly UBM India) is all set to bring in the 14th edition of the Food Ingredients India & Health Ingredients (Fi India & Hi) as well as the 2nd edition of ProPak India, – both B2B platforms for the food, health, packaging and processing industries. Combined together, the shows are optimally positioned to provide industry players an entire array of products and solutions pertaining to food ingredients, processing, technology and packaging under one giant umbrella. While Fi India & Hi offers the industry an opportunity to source high quality ingredients, ProPak India brings within its ambit, packaging solutions pertaining to products from medicines, cosmetics, appliances, industrial systems and machinery, among others. The co-located expos rotate annually between India’s two promising food hubs i.e Mumbai and the Delhi-NCR region. Speaking on the announcement of both the shows – Fi India and Hi and Propak India, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director for Informa Markets in India said, “The market for food ingredients is witnessing a visible surge in its valuation owing to the growth in urbanization, growth in the Indian gourmet market which is currently valued at US$ 1.3 billion and growing at a CAGR of 20 %, and the increasing population density, coupled with the rise in the purchasing power of consumers that has led towards rapid uptake of convenience food. The food sector has emerged as a high-growth and high-profit sector due to its immense potential for value addition, particularly within the food processing industry which accounts for 32 per cent of the country’s total food market. The food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth. The objective for the 14th edition of Fi India & Hi is to offer an international showcase of such food processing technology and food ingredients and in turn, help leverage India’s wide ranging and large raw material base for food processing industries.” He added, “Active and intelligent packaging plays a key role in the preservation of food, hence, enhanced packaging techniques need to

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The market for food ingredients is witnessing a visible surge in its valuation owing to the growth in urbanization, growth in the Indian gourmet market which is currently valued at US$ 1.3 billion and growing at a CAGR of 20 %, and the increasing population density, coupled with the rise in the purchasing power of consumers that has led towards rapid uptake of convenience food. The food sector has emerged as a high-growth and high-profit sector due to its immense potential for value addition, particularly within the food processing industry which accounts for 32 per cent of the country’s total food market. The food processing industry is one of the largest industries in India and is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth. The objective for the 14th edition of Fi India & Hi is to offer an international showcase of such food processing technology and food ingredients and in turn, help leverage India’s wide ranging and large raw material base for food processing industries. -Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director for Informa Markets in India be developed that not only boost the shelf life of the product but also sustain the nutritive value of the processed food. This is where ProPak India, the premier processing and packaging expo comes in for the industry, which is colocated with Fi India and Hi. In just its second edition, the expo has grown, bringing in over 130 International and domestic suppliers, along with novel features like a technology summit, an expert zone, a packaging theatre and live product demonstrations. ProPak India will cater to an array of sectors from food to cosmetics to FMCG & Industrial goods and will cater to the entire value chain which will be of immense value to the industry.”

Fi India and Hi With a rich legacy of 14 years, Fi India in this edition brings in several novel features such as n A Live Master Class with celebrity chef and television show host RakheeVaswani on delectable creations that will be based on fusion & molecular, n A Trending Zone – that will highlight the global trends and innovative ingredients in Health & Food Ingredients, n A Self Guided Tour – a tour that will highlight the Innovation & Discovery in Beverage Ingredients, Alternative Proteins, Traditional Regional Ingredients and Healthy Ageing, n Technical Seminars by Association of Food Scientist & Technologist (AFSTI Mumbai Chapter) & Health & Dietary Supplements Association (HADSA) on ‘Product Development: Science and Technology’ highlighting the regulatory requirement and principles & importance of testing in new product development and ‘Emerging Scenario of Lifestyle, Food & Health Ingredients’ highlighting the latest applications of functional foods like Carrageenan & Bilberry extract respectively and n Innovate launches by some brands that will provide the audience a wholesome, sensory experience and newer ideas and tips on food products. This year, the expo will have over 800 brands and is well-supported by the Health Foods & Dietary Supplements Association (HADSA), Association of Food Scientist & Technologist (I) – (AFSTI), Mumbai Chapter and All India Food Processor Association (AIFPA). Some of the key exhibitors include Fine Organic Industries Ltd.; K. P. Manish Global Ingredients P. Ltd.; Synthite Industries Pvt. Ltd.; Ace International LLP; Danisco India Pvt. Ltd.; Flavaroma Flavours & Fragrances Pvt. Ltd.; Hexagon Nutrition Pvt. Ltd.; RohaDyechemPvt. Ltd.; Azelis (India) Private Ltd.; Brenntag Ingredients (India) Private Ltd.; Keva Flavours Pvt. Ltd.; Norex Flavours Private Ltd.; IMCD India Pvt. Ltd. amongst others. The expo will have a dedicated pavilion for the Health Ingredients category of products. It will also have a China Pavilion and an

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International Pavilion this year. Fi India will see International participation from 12 countries such as China, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Canada, USA, Poland, France, Spain, Greece, Russia, The Netherlands and United Kingdom. ProPak India ProPak India, which is catering to India’s ever growing processing and packaging industries, has been geo-adapted from ProPak Asia , Asia’s largest platform in its domain, and is comprehensively tailored to Indian requirements. In its second edition, it is wellsupported by key associations such as – Indian Flexible Packaging & Folding Carton Manufacturers Association (IFCA);

Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India) (AFSTI) ; Authentication Solution Providers’ Association (ASPA) and South Indian Education Society (SIES). ProPak India caters to packaging and processing in multiple sectors and is all set to host over 180 brands offering produc ts and ser vices in automation, testing and measurement, filing and sealing m a c h i n e r y, c a r to o n i n g machinery, thermoforming, robotics, storage and transport, materials and consumables, and complete production lines along with allied services. Some of the key exhibitors include Bossar Packaging Pvt Ltd; Ishida India Pvt Ltd.; Nichrome I n d i a Ltd. ; W O L F; Ta rg e t

Innovation; Bry Air; Galaxy Sivtek; Michelman Pvt Ltd.; Goma Process Technologies Pvt Ltd.; Pactech Machinery LLP; Control Print among a host of others. The show benefits manufacturers, distributors, Govt institutions, and other key professionals associated with Product Development, R&D, QC/QR labelling, Packaging Development, Procurement,

Supply Chain, purchasing, and Marketing and helps them network, exchange ideas on trends and solutions, and conduct business under one address. The expo will witness participation from more than 13 countries – Germany, Italy, Taiwan, Spain, Austria, Canada, Japan, Korea, Singapore, Thailand and a dedicated China Pavilion.

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the Expert’ zone – A dedicated zone at the expo that will provide excellent opportunities to the visitors to get their questions and queries answered by industry experts. n ‘Packaging Theatre’ – This feature will provide an overview of recent factors enabling growth in the global packaging industry. Further, it will gives insights on market trends, competitive landscape, market analysis, cost structure, capacity, business distribution and the industry forecast for 2023. n ‘Women in Processing and Packaging’ – The 2nd edition of this feature will bring together women luminaries of the industry on a common platform to share their success stories, experiences and knowledge revolving on 3 core pillars – Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Gender Diversity. Alongside the exhibition, ProPak will also feature an engaging and interactive conference – that will harp on trends, challenges and opportunities in the industry. Some of the topics include – ‘Plastic strategies for future – Challenges & Opportunities’; ‘Plastic Waste Management’; ‘Food processing in the era of deglobalisation’; ‘Packaging – a significant resource for brand creation & product marketing’; ‘Newer concepts & value added packaging systems’; ‘Technology focus – machinery systems & sustainable packaging’; ‘Trends and future and future landscapes in anti-counterfeiting packaging’; ‘Spotlight on women in processing & packaging’; and ‘The New Packaging Landscape – Smart Packaging for Digital Consumers’.

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"Most successful photographers have built their careers on playing to their strengths" - Arup Roy Phototech India 2019 Attracts Enthusiasts from Different Parts of India: Encourages New Generation to Adopt the Art! TFT Reporter, Adrija Dasgupta, spoke with the organiser of Kolkata Phototech India, Mr Arup Roy - President of EIPTIA, regarding the photographic fair held recently in Netaji Indoor Stadium in Kolkata. Excerpts from the interview: strategy in their own unique way, be that interning, assisting, apprenticing, on the job training etc. Understanding how each photographer develops their particular style is important in figuring out their own approach to photography.

TFT : What is going to be the highlight of this fair? AR : Photography has a long and fascinating history. Nikon, Canon, Sony, and Fuji are representing in this fair. Mirrorless Camera is going to be the main highlight of this fair.

TFT : Can you tell us how important is technology for photography industry? AR : The photography industry is built on selling the latest technology, software, camera, which is not a bad thing. The competitive nature

of that market keeps driving incredible technological changes. It also pushes prices ever lower for things like hard drive space. TFT : Can you tell us how the photography industry will help the unemployment problem? AR : Photography industry will help the unemployment problem to some extent. Some institutes have organised professional photography courses by which young generation will be able to earn money through self-employment.

TFT : What is the future of photography industry in India? AR : The future of photography in India is vast. Most photographers happily admit which of their predecessors influenced them and their work. In modern globalization, young generations are interested to do this photography course for their career and in the future, they can earn a living through this profession. TFT : What is the expected footfall for three days event? AR : The average footfall reaches to twenty five thousand in three days every year. I’m expecting the same amount this year as well! TFT : What new innovations and introductions are going to be introduced or talked about during this event? AR : Mirrorless Camera of 100 Mega Byte Scale is the latest innovation which will be seen in this fair. TFT : What motivates the photographer to take pictures – Is it economy, political, intellectual or emotional? AR :This is an important question for any photographer to consider. Most successful photographers have answered this question, whether implicitly or explicitly. They have built their careers on playing to their strengths. But, I strongly believe the motivation has to be a blend of economical as well as emotional. TFT : How many companies are participating? Are they only from national or international? AR : Eighty five companies are participating in this event. All companies are national based. TFT : Nowadays, photographers can earn more money through which type of photography Wildlife Sanctuary, Wedding Photography, Still Photography, Video Photography? AR : Nowadays, photographers choose their careers in Wedding Photography. The reason is that they think they can earn more money in wedding photography rather than Wildlife Sanctuary or Still Photography. Every photographer develops their own shooting

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TFT : Having donned many hats, what industry do you feel has immense scope for growth for a young enthusiast? AM : Today I feel it's the content industry that is taking the forefront. People are consuming content at an amazing pace. Big players like Netfix are changing the content game in India. Food videos, movies, TV shows, documentaries, music are available to watch at the touch of a finger. Growing up we all had TV and cable, but soon digital content providers will take over cable. It's an amazing time to be in the content industry.

TFT : Greetings, Abid! Hope you are doing well? Tell us about your early years. What activities and habits are a part of your daily routine? AM : I am fine, thank you. My early years were completely from a different industry. I grew up in a creative environment where I was influenced with my Dad who was an Art Director for various leading Advertising agencies, Newspapers and Publishing companies in Mumbai. Growing up was all about design aesthetics, what works and what doesn't. My daily routine is to watch and read as much content as I can. To be updated on all sectors of the business. TFT : In your 25+ year career, you have been a writer, an artist, magazine editor, photographer, stylist, event organiser and a disc jockey? How have you managed to keep up with these different roles? What kind of challenges or obstacles you had to face in your journey? AM : I see everything as a challenge. A problem that needs to be fixed. Then I go about fixing it. Once you fix it you then move on to the next challenge. My 25+ years has been full of that. I started as a Commercial Artist, as it was known at that period of time. So along with designing I used to write, as a hobby. But I took writing seriously when I started getting paid for it. So now I was writing and designing for the print media. I soon moved to Dubai as a magazine Editor in 1999 where I learnt about the fashion and lifestyle world. We shot with top models, photographers, production and I got to learn so much from them. I loved music and one day decided to learn to be a DJ and soon I was playing music for events, parties and for Dubai's social party circuit. We even launched Dubai's first DJ school in 2004. This is where I got exposure to the events industry as we had started organising few small events for ourselves. Once I started working with events I realised that the music was just a small part of the industry, the bigger challenge was to organise and manage the entire production. We managed some very successful events there. The biggest challenge I have faced and continue to face are people with no vision. Some people just cannot see the future. They belong to the herd mentality. " You do. We will follow" is their mentality and motto. So it is very important that you surround yourself with positive people, people who can see the bigger picture and support you to reach your goal. People with a 'Can Do!' attitude. Because an idea is nothing if it's not executed well. TFT : Tell us about BBC GoodFood India & FoodFood TV Awards 2019? AM : The first FoodFood Awards were held in Mumbai in 2017. Since then it has just grown. Today it boasts about having the best jury in the industry. Some of the most respected names in the business are now behind the awards giving it more credibility. When we wanted to re-launch BBC GoodFood India in 2018, we were quite apprehensive. But it has been a successful re-launch story of recent times. It's back with a bang and going strong for 2 years now. Still there is so much to do with both the properties. A long way to go! TFT : What can you tell us about the Food and Hospitality and MICE Industry in India? AM : After the Dotcom boom it's the Food that has hit us. Suddenly everyone is a foodie, a chef, homechef. There are more restaurants being opened and new Apps being launched. More food events are being organised, new TV shows coming up. I think this is the best times the food industry has ever seen. There is so much awareness and its global. The F&B and the MICE industry in India has a huge potential and there is so much more to be done. TFT : The FoodFood Awards concluded recently

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TFT : What advice would you give to your younger self if you were to start all over again? AM : If I had to start all over again there are many things that I would like to do differently. Be bold. Don't be afraid to take risks is what advice I would give. TFT : Where do you see India when it comes to Events and Exhibitions? Can you share with us your perspective on the shortcomings or plus points of the Industry here? AM : India with its billion + population and its money has a huge scope for everything. India is the biggest in wedding events, food events,

“Solutions. Not problems!' has always been my mantra and I live by it every day.” – Abid Mohammed “Abid Mohammed, Sales & Marketing Consultant - BBC GoodFood India & FoodFood TV Awards, Events & Show, gets up close and personal with TFT in an Exclusive one on one. He shares his thoughts about the changes he’s witnessed in the Exhibition Industry and where he believes changes are to be made.” in Delhi and Bengaluru and its scheduled next for Mumbai. How different is the event from the previous ones? What is the expected amount of footfall? Is it only for professionals from the FNB Industry? AM : The awards are just growing with new names and faces giving it more credibility each year. The awards are strictly by invites only and the footfall depends on the venue as we have new venues for each award but the footfall always exceeds the number expected. Every event we try and give a different experience, whether it is a new chocolate launch or a tasting experience, we want people to remember the experience. TFT : You have been an event organiser, what according to you is the biggest challenge of an event manager and organiser? AM : There are many challenges that event industry professionals face on a regular basis. From client budgets and expectations, to transport and logistics, timelines, backup plans, artists, natural causes to payments and delays, everything is a challenge. For me the biggest challenge would be to see what new I can do better next time. How can I create a lasting impression on the visitors. What will they remember my event for? TFT : What is that one quality an Organiser needs to change for optimum event success? AM : A good management is the biggest quality that you need for any event success. You need to have the right team in place for the management of budgets, time, resources, creativity and innovation. These are the keys for a successful event.

entertainment and even political and religious events. The sports event sector is growing by 1520% annually. The Ambani wedding was one of the most expensive weddings, the Kumbh Mela is one of the largest religious event. In 2017 we organised the world's largest Khichdi and entered the Guinness World Records. India has such potential. However the event sector is not so organised. I would like to see more events for the Indian event professionals by the Indians and for the Indians. TFT : Life in the Events Industry can be hard. What is that one mantra you live by to overcome difficulties and obstacles? AM : 'Solutions. Not problems!' has always been my mantra and I live by it every day. It's when you go around finding solutions is when things fall into place and everything runs smoothly. Event industry is probably one of the high-stress sectors and you should have a calm mind when dealing with such stressful work. Events Industry looks all too glamorous but there's a lot of stress and hard work involved. If you think you have it then this industry is for you. TFT : What will be your advice for a successful and sustainable show? AM : People have a different measure for success. For some it's the money, the profits they make while for others it's the experience that they want the visitors to have. If you are doing your own event then the measure of success should be the takeaway from that event. What experience have you given your visitors. What will they remember about this show?

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Goa Signs 17 Agreements At Vibrant Goa Global Expo 2019

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oa Chief Minister PramodSawant on Saturday announced the signing of 17 MoUs promoting and facilitating various business ventures in Goa. According to an official release, during the Vibrant Goa Global Expo 2019, Mr Sawant also expressed the state government's keenness to promote new business avenues in order to boost the economy on sustainable mode.

According to an official release, during the Vibrant Goa Global Expo 2019, Mr Sawant also expressed the state government's keenness to promote new business avenues in order to boost the economy on sustainable mode.

Union Minister for Commerce and Industry PiyushGoyal, who was also present at the event, lauded the role of the business summit for attracting people around the world to do business in Goa. While addressing the valedictory session at the event, Mr Goyal said that "the initiative will attribute towards making the state finest destination for investment. Goa is very much rich with the environment and infrastructure

required for the prosperity of business thus making things most profitable for Goans and national economy too." Mr Goyal also appreciated the progress of IT and Pharma Sector in Goa. He also congratulated Chief Minister Sawant for organising Vibrant Goa Summit and providing the platform for investors across the World to look forward to opportunities of various investments in State.

EXHICON bags Vibrant Goa Infrastructure and Ground Management

Forty Five Countries participate in the largest Business Expo hosted by Govt. of Goa

Team EXHICON with Goa C.M. Dr Pramod Sawant during Vibrant Goa

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Goa across various sectors. Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019 (VG GES 2019) will be organized from 17 to 19 October 2019. The event infrastructure and ground execution of the three-day mega event has been awarded to the only organization in India with full gamut of products and services for the Exhibition and MICE sector, The Exhicon Group. EXHICON Group’s Venue Construction

and Infrastructure division is one of India’s biggest Service Providers In Trade Fair and Events Domain In India. The company has diversified in six verticals and has a presence in India, Thailand, Jordan, Iran and Hong Kong. The organization was founded by Mr. M.Q. Syed, who was felicitated with prestigious awards like ‘Businessman of the Year’, ‘Excellence in Trade Publication’, ‘MICE Promotion’ and many more.

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The Delhi Jewellery and Gems Fair sparkles Brings together over 650 leading brands & over 300 exhibitors from Gems & Jewellery Industry

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orth India’s biggest three-day Delhi Jewellery & Gems Fair (DJGF) 2019, organised by the Informa Markets in India (formerly UBM India) – a leading B2B Events organiser successfully concluded in Delhi on 30th September. The event witnessed participation from over 300 exhibitors and 650 brands from 10 countries. The expo was inaugurated by Special Guests that included Bollywood Celebrity Radhika Apte; Mr. YogeshSinghal – President, The Bullion and Jewellers Association; Mr. Michael Duck – Executive Vice President Asia Informa Markets Group Chief Representative for China; Mr Yogesh Seth, Regional Chairman North India, GJEPC; Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director for Informa Markets in India and Mr. Abhijit Mukherjee – Group Director for Informa Markets in India. While inaugurating the fair, Actor Radhika Apte said “Like most women, I love jewellery. I prefer old jewellery with a touch of vintage, that my mother & grandmother would prefer. This year too, the focus is on the traditional and classic with diverse jewelry types and pieces. The necklaces, anklets, waist belts in a variety of designs are all the rage. In modern times, jewellery has evolved and become more about emotional value, fashion and making a statement. Picking the right pieces of jewelry, therefore, becomes essential. With the fashion trends changing frequently, you need to own classic and timeless jewels that can be worn across varied wardrobes.” “With North India always loving traditional, classic and bold designs, you can check out the latest styles at DJGF, it’s a match!” Apte further added. Speaking on the show, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director for Informa Markets in India, said “We inaugurated the 8th edition of Delhi Gems & Jewellery fair at a very opportune time. The recent remedial measures that include the reduction in the GST tax rate is undoubtedly a sparkling festive gift from the Finance Minister. The gems and Jewellery sector will see GST on cut and polished semiprecious items being reduced to 0.25 per cent from the current 3 per cent and that we hope will help in increasing demand for the sector”. “These remedial measures are expected to bring back the sheen in the Gems and Jewellery industry in several ways. As one of the biggest businesses in India, that contributes around 7 per cent of the country’s GDP and 15.71 per cent to India’s total merchandise exports, these measures will provide the industry the confidence to showcase variety, authenticity and transparency in its offerings and give smaller and new players credit benefits. It will bring back increased cash flows to the organised jewellery sector. This fastest growing, export-oriented and labour intensive Gems

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and Jewellery sector brings in huge foreign exchange and gives employment to over 4.64 million workers, both in organized as well as unorganized sectors.” he added. “DJGF 2019 serves as a platform to network not only for the International Jewellers & Merchants but also for our Indian Jewellers & Craftsmen to showcase their Brands and Designs to the world. Indian Gems & Jewellery market is worth INR 7500 Cr and offers a great potential to grow on high scale in the near future. It offers our companies and Import & Export merchants a great scope to grow and expand.” Mr. Mudras said. The demand of trending jewellery and its designs have increased corresponding to the sector’s growth worldwide. DJGF provides a platform for the India’s Fashion, Lifestyle, Manufacturing and Retail Industries to establish business opportunity in India, as it connects International Brands with largest gathering of decision makers, specifiers and end users in India. The three day fair showcased unique and trending Jewellery and recorded a buyer participation from Dubai, Singapore, Nepal, Malaysia and China. The fair was studded with a number of world-class workshops, and insightful seminars by Industry experts and was graced by key stakeholders. The fair also witnessed the fifth edition of the Retail Jewellers Guild Awards (RJGA). The list of prominent exhibitors this year included Shree Balaji Gold, Beera Jewellers, I P Jewellers, The Bank Street Jewellers, Vijay Enterprises, Goel Jewellers, N.K. Chain Pvt. Ltd., Unique Chain, Swaranshilp, Vikas Chain & Jewellery Pvt. Ltd., Uphaar, Zar, Rohtak Chain & Jewellery, Royal Chain, Blue Stone and Vimal Diamond, Zeya by Kundan amongst others. As a kickoff, Informa Markets in India held a series of successful road shows for the jewellery community in North Indian cities like Haldwani (UK), Varanasi (UP), Ambala (Haryana) and are planning to do it in Gwalior (MP), Jodhpur (Rajasthan) and Meerut (UP). Onground shop-

Like most women, I love jewellery. I prefer old jewellery with a touch of vintage, that my mother & grandmother would prefer. This year too, the focus is on the traditional and classic with diverse jewelry types and pieces. The necklaces, anklets, waist belts in a variety of designs are all the rage. In modern times, jewellery has evolved and become more about emotional value, fashion and making a statement. Picking the right pieces of jewelry, therefore, becomes essential. With the fashion trends changing frequently, you need to own classic and timeless jewels that can be worn across varied wardrobes. - Actor Radhika Apte to-shop activities over 150 cities across India were also part of the pre-event acitivities. The fair is recognised as an integral part of the jewellery sector by the industry at large, with support from over 150 associations, eminent ones namely – The Bullion & Jewellers Association; Delhi Jewellers Association; Maliwara Jewellers Association, Delhi; Karol Bagh Jewellers Association and Meerut Traders Association. After the remarkable success in its first edition, Informa Markets in India, hosted the India’s Most Preferred (IMP) initiative for the retail jewellery segment. The IMP initiative which is an exclusively crafted campaign, comprised a nationwide quest for India’s most popular jewellery brands, and conferring on them, the exclusive privilege to license the prestigious ÍMP logo for a period of 2 years. (Photo Caption: Renowned Bollywood Celebrity Radhika Apte and with Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director for Informa Markets in India inaugurate the 8th edition of DJGF in New Delhi)

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IESA’s 5 Annual General Meeting

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he 5th Annual General Meeting of Indian Exhibitions, Conferences & Events Services Association (IESA) held on September 14, 2019 at Queens Hall, Essex Farms, Aurobindo Marg, New

Delhi. The AGM started with the interaction session of members and self-introducation. Thereafter, AGM started with the address of Mr. H. K. Bhattad, President, IESA. In his speech, he highlighted the IESA’s activities during his tenure and welcomed members of Executive Committee and special guests. He also mentioned that the strength of IESA Members had increased during his tenure and brought a positive trend in the growth of the association. Agenda of the AGM was implemented by Mr. Surinder Vasisht, General Secretary, IESA, he also urged the members to introduce new members to the association. He shared the current action plan and activities of the association. Mr. Vasisht announced the names of IESA newly elected President, Vice President and Executive Members and welcoming them on board. Mr. Sunil More, President elected presented a bouquet and expressed his gratitude to Mr. H. K. Bhattad towards excellent work done during his

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presidency for the Association. He addressed the house and thanked all for electing him as the new President of IESA. In his speech, he stated about the regular interaction meeting with the EC members and regional chapter of IESA. Mr. More also mentioned to focus on the Internal and external issues faced by members and try to resolve them with the support of the other executive committee members’suggestions & advice. At the end he once again thanked the previous EC members and asked support from members to expand the association at next level. At the AGM, IESA launched “Member Identity Cards (ID)” and distributed to all who were present at the meeting. Mr. Ashish Jha, Consultant, MSME explained the important schemes of MSME and a presentation to motivate members was given by Mr. John Prabhu, Secretary, IESA Chennai Chapter. A Birthday celebration of all members whose birthdays fall in the month of September & October was rejoiced with the cake cutting. Members enjoyed this small celebration a lot. Afterwards, all members were invited for cocktail & dinner. The 5th AGM of IESA was attended by 100 plus members & guests. It was a pleasant get-together on the occasion of AGM. We will meet again. In the meantime….lets plan another great IESA Event.

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LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2019

laser and photonics industry in India to take centre stage in production The 8th edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA 2019 held from 17th to 19th October 2019 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC) in Mumbai, garnered a very positive response from both visitors and exhibitors. After catering to the North and South markets, the 2019 edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA was back in Mumbai after 6 years to cater to the growing laser industry in the West market. Spread across 7,300 square meters, the three-day trade fair brought in 4,538 visitors who came with product and solution inquiries in diverse laser applications.

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he 2019 edition showcased renowned market key players such as Trumpf, IPG Photonics, Coherent, SLTL, Suresh Indu Lasers and Wuhan Raycus and facilitated a platform for emerging companies to exhibit their innovations to focused visitors. The trade fair brought together qualified professionals from diverse sectors such as automotive, fabrication, science and academia, medical, defence, diamond industry and machine tools. Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO of Messe Muenchen India commented on LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA: “The show has been a catalyst in accelerating applications of laser in various sectors. This step is in alignment with the Make in India Campaign.” Mr. Tarun Mendiratta, Director at IPG Photonics India also commented on the trade fair: “LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA provides a very good platform for us to connect with a vast number of customers as well as integrators. The seminars also provided opportunity to connect with R&D centres and the academia, which helps the businesses

considerably.” The trade fair also hosted a line-up of supporting programs which were successful in garnering great response from industry professionals, such as the CALM Conference 2019, the 3D manufacturing Summit as well as Additive Manufacturing Zone and Laser Live Zone. In addition, the Buyer-Seller Forum was very well attended and appreciated by the buyers. r. Aseem Singh Rawat, Scientific Officer at Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) commented on the Buyer-Seller Forum: “The Buyer-Seller Forum is a good platform where we can interact with important sellers, clarify our doubts and find solutions. It is a wellorganized platform provided by the organizers. It gives a broader view on the currently available technology and its applications.” LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA brings and connects the entire laser eco-system in one arena, this is why Laser Industry Association of India (LIAI) chose the trade fair for the formal announcement of its inception. The aim of this

n 142 exhibitors from 10 countries n 4,538 visitors n Prominent

buyers like Reliance Industries, Bajaj Auto, Bombardier were part of the trade fair

association is to promote laser and its applications to various industries and form an advocacy group for the laser and photonics industry itself. Claudia Sixl, Project Group Director of global LASER World of PHOTONICS cluster concludes: “After establishing a strong global footprint with LASER World of PHOTONICS, we are happy to see that we successfully translated the global laser and photonics scenario to match the requirements of the Indian market.” The 2020 edition of LASER World of PHOTONICS INDIA is scheduled in Bengaluru from 23rd -25th September.

Railways to implement ₹18000-cr project to run trains at 160 kmph

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he railways will implement a ₹18000-crore project to operate trains at a speed of 160 kmph on the busy Delhi-Mumbai and DelhiKolkata routes by upgrading infrastructure, Railway Board Chairman V K Yadav said on October 22. Once the project begins, it will take at least four years to complete, he said after inaugurating the International Rail Conference-2019 and the 13th International Railway Equipment Exhibition. The events have been organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in association with the Railways at Aerocity here.

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The railways' target is to operate high speed trains in two categories -- at 160 kmph on the Delhi-Mumbai and Delhi-Kolkata routes, and up to 320 kmph under the ongoing bullet train project between Mumbai-Ahmedabad. Currently, the average maximum speed of trains on various routes is 99 kmph and the recently introduced Delhi-Varanasi Vande Bharat Express touches an average speed of 104 kmph on the Delhi-Kanpur section. The upgrade of infrastructure to operate trains at 160 kmph includes fencing, upgrade of track and signalling, and elimination of unmanned level-crossings, according to the Railway Ministry.

The railways is in a "transformation m o d e " a n d " i s i n t h e p ro ce s s o f modernisation", Yadav said, adding that as part of this, the 68000-km broad-gauge track network will be electrified in the next three years. He said at present, 28000 km is electrified and for next year a target of 7000 km has been set. The railways will also implement a 'multitracking' project in the 34000 km 'highly busy and utilised' rail network in a phased manner. Additional tracks will be laid in these routes as nearly 96% of the country's trains ply there, the railway board chairman said.

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TB Asia concluded on October 18 at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore claiming an attendance of 1,300 exhibitors and 1,250 travel buyers. Held between 16 to 18 October the show confirmed face-to-face negotiations and networking are still alive in the travel industry. Commenting on this year’s show, ITB Asia’s organiser Messe Berlin (Singapore) managing director Katrina Leung said: “ITB Asia continues to maintain its position as the leading travel trade show in the region. With the expansion of the show and the launch of MICE Show Asia, we’re delighted to welcome our visitors to this 2019’s edition!” The show had expanded its space to occupy two floors of the Sands Expo and Convention Centre. Emphasising the global reach of ITB Asia, this year’s show attracted ever-widening international interest and participation. Over 110 National Tourism Organisations (NTO) and Regional Tourism Organisations (RTO)

Breaking Records ITB Asia concludes garnering tremendous response exhibited this year, including first-time appearances for NTOs from Armenia, Czech Republic, Malta, Russia and the Balkan States

– Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia, and RTOs from Busan, Frankfurt, Los Angeles and more.

A record breaking edition of analytica Anacon

India & India Lab Expo in Hyderabad

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he 14th edition of analyticaAnacon India, India Lab Expo and the co-located Pharma Pro&Pack show, held from September 19 to 21, 2019 in Hyderabad garnered terrific response from both visitors and exhibitors. Spread across a sweeping terrain of 12,500 square meters at Hitex Exhibition Centre, analyticaAnacon India and India Lab Expo along with Pharma Pro&Pack addressed the needs of and catered to the Southern market of pharmaceutical, food processing, production, research and development industries in India. Hyderabad was the pertinent location for the trade fairs and over 12,832 visitors attended over the period of three days, which surpassed the number of visitors in 2018 by 33 percent. Bhupinder Singh on the footprint of analyticaAnacon India and India Lab Expo said: “We are overwhelmed by the incredible response the trade fairs have received. The South pharma, food processing, production and R&D market needs a singular platform that brings together the entire eco-system on one stage and analyticaAnacon India, India Lab Expo and Pharma Pro&Pack are doing just that!” The 14th edition of analyticaAnacon India and India Lab Expo witnessed a surge in the exhibitor count as well. Renowned brands like Merck Life Science, Jekson Vision, Avantor Performance Materials India,

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analyticaAnacon India & India Lab Expo with colocated Pharma Pro&Pack n 310 national and international exhibitors participated n 1300+ meetings conducted at the Buyer Seller forum GD Lab Solutions and IDEX India participated in the trade fairs. Dr.Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO at Messe München, is more than satisfied with the result: “The great success of this year’s event not only underlines the importance of analyticaAnacon India and India Lab Expo. It also highlights the huge potential of the Indian laboratory technology, analysis, biotechnology and diagnostics market that plays a major role globally.” Mr. Hardeep Kumar, Head of Marketing & Inside Sales at Citron Scientific, commented on the development of the e ve nt : “ We a re a s s o c i ate d w i t h analyticaAnacon India and India Lab Expo for five years now. Year after year we have seen the response of the visitors rapidly improving, so is the quantity of visitors, the quality of visitors and the seriousness of the visitors coming to this show. The fruitful discussion engagement was very exciting. We had a great experience and continue to

participate in the coming years. The BuyerSeller forum and supporting programs are also fostering business opportunities.” Highlights: Co-location and supporting program The co-located trade fair Pharma Pro&Pack focused on the production and packaging aspect of the pharmaceutical industry. Concentrating on a niche market, Pharma Pro&Pack highlighted the best of the industry while giving a platform to showcase their production capabilities. Alongside the display of the latest technologies, analyticaAnacon India and India Lab Expo also conducted a conference and the popular Buyer-Seller forum. The conference focused on the theme AI, Analytics and Automation: New realities of pharma research and development, part of this conference were industry leaders like Dr. Chaitanya Kumar Koduri – Associate Director of USP, Dr.Arani Chatterjee – Sr. VP Clinical Research of Aurobindo Pharma and Dr. Ramakrishna Bangaru – Sr. VP of Mylan Laboratories. The Buyer-Seller forum has successfully enabled numerous buyers to evaluate and identify sellers as prospective business collaborators. More than 1390 meetings were conducted at the Buyer-Seller forum at the trade fairs. Notable brands such as Aurobindo Pharma, Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories, Hetero Drugs, Mylan Laboratories, CSIR and Sipra Labs were part of the forum.

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LED Expo breaks records LED technology adoption in India is growing

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ED Expo is all set to enter its 21st edition, scheduled to be held from 14 – 16 November 2019 at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida. Recordbreaking edition to feature 350 exhibitors with eight international contingents. Future Zone to highlight innovative solutions taking LED lights to the next level With the Government’s announcement of installing 2.1 lakh LED street lights in Delhi*, it is a clear indication that the state capital has joined India’s LED revolution in full force. The growing need for LED technologies has also resulted in a sold-out edition for LED Expo New Delhi 2019 once again with 350 exhibitors from nine contingents including India. The show, now in its 21st edition, features exclusive pavilions from China, Hong Kong and Taiwan along with other countries like Finland, Italy, Japan, Korea and the UAE displaying a massive 25% surge in space and 24% increase in international participating companies. Companies like Tata Communications, OsramOpto Semiconductor, MLS India, Millennium Semiconductor, Juki India, CresentOpto Ahmedabad, Glow Green, Componix India, Edison Opto, S R Electro, and Murli lights will be some of the major players at the show. New Product Displays at LED Expo New Delhi Smart living with lights from the Future zone Cognizant consumers are going beyond the term “eco-friendly”. A vast majority are now gaining awareness of a better lifestyle that smart technologies can provide along with being eco-friendly and energy saving. To cater to these needs of the Indian market, the up-coming edition of LED Expo New Delhi 2019 will host an exclusive ‘Future Zone’ which will display tech-novelties, unique and

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innovative solutions from Ecoearth Electric Pvt Ltd, ZI Lite Industries (Red Card), Litomatic, JAR Lights, Tuya Smart (India) Pvt Ltd and Esylux catering to the users eyeing smart lighting technologies. The three-day show will also host the industry’s renowned and trusted knowledge conference, LED summit focussing this time on ‘Integrated Solar LEDs’. A premier forum coorganised with SESI (Solar Energy Society of India) for the LED industry, the LED Summit, has successfully attracted top level speakers and highly qualified professionals across the industry in its previous editions. Completing 11 editions, the knowledge forum has been highlighting products that promote domestic manufacturing, implementation of LED lighting standards and Smart Solutions for Future Lighting. Background information on Messe Frankfurt Messe Frankfurt is the world’s largest trade fair, congress and event organiser with its own exhibition grounds. With more than 2,500 employees at 30 locations, the company generates annual sales of around €718 million. We have close ties with our industry sectors and serve our customers’ business interests efficiently within the framework of our Fairs & Events, Locations and Services business fields. One of the Group’s key USPs is its closely knit global sales network, which extends throughout the world. Our comprehensive range of services – both onsite and online – ensures that customers worldwide enjoy consistently high quality and flexibility when planning, organising and running their events. The wide range of services includes renting exhibition grounds, trade fair construction and marketing, personnel and food services. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, the company is owned by the City of Frankfurt (60 percent) and the State of Hesse (40 percent).

Some of the latest innovations to be displayed include: n Smart lighting solutions that optimises street lighting, conserves energy and enables two-way communication between street lights and the command centre, giving organisations unified control of widely distributed street lights by Tata Communications. n First time in India, launch of auto clean solar street light and smart solar charge controllers with dual output and IR, RD remote operation by Jar Lights India. n Launch of IoT smart lighting solutions called “Ecoearth Neo” and smart Wi-Fi bulbs that can be operated by google home and Amazon Echo by EcoEarth Electric Ltd. n Launch of BLDC celling fan solution with LED night lamp that can save more than 65% of energy by Semiconic Devices. n Launch of advanced technology ACDC such as Inverter bulb, Flicker free and motion sensor based products by Chetna Electronics Pvt Ltd. n Launch of SmartDriver as an intelligent control unit and flickerfree lights for healthy and fatiguefree working with 60% time savings on installation and commissioning and up to 70% energy saving potential by ESYLUX Asia Ltd. n Launch of 125 Lm/Watt 120V/277V IP66 fixture with built in junction box that can replace existing well glass fixture and is suitable for cooking area, food industry, cold storage, tunnel, mining industry, agriculture industry, construction industry and other hazardous areas by Overdrive Electronics Pvt Ltd.

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2nd edition of Food & Hotel India (FHIn) witnesses 64% growth in buyer footfalls

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he Three-Day Food and Hotel India Expo’s (FHIn) 2nd Edition 2019, organised by the Informa Markets in India – a leading B2B Events organiser, concluded successfully in Mumbai on 20th September 2019 with a 64% growth in visitor footfalls. Attendees were introduced to top of the line products & solution providers and projectholders within the HORECA industry (Hotel/Restaurant/Catering), who shed light onIndia’s business and market share in Food & Beverages, Tea & Coffee, Beer, Wine &Spirit, Sea Food, Meat, Bakery, Commercial Kitchen and Refrigeration Equipments; Hotel Housekeeping, Hospitality Technology and Interior Designs, Retail & Hospitality Food Services and more. The expo was inaugurated by Guests of Honour – Mr Anurag Katriar, President, NRAI. Other Guest of Honour included – Mr. ParamKannampilli, Chairman and Managing Director Concept Hospitality; Special Guest – Chef Manjit Singh Gill – Corporate Chef ITC & President IFCA; Mr. Thomas Schlitt, MD, Messe Dusseldorf India; Mr. Pankaj Shende, Senior Portfolio Director, Informa Markets in India and Mr. AbhijitMukherji, Group Director, Informa Markets in India among an august gathering. FHIn was marked by the presence of buyers that comprised major hotels, restaurants, catering, food retailers chains, companies. The expo attracted a lot of interest from the Hotel Owners, Consultants, Department heads, food retail sector that included food importers, distributors, modern traders, food e-commerce companies to source the right products. It helped International and Domestic brands to target the right audience and the rapid growing HORECA market. Mr. Yogesh Mudras apprised participants on how the demand for food and beverages has increased corresponding to the growth of the Indian population and the economy. He explained the potential that platforms such as FHIn19 provides for India’s Food, Hospitality and Tourism Industry to establish business opportunities in Asia, as it connects International Brands with the largest gathering of decision makers, specifiers and end users in India. Thanking the Entrepreneurs and F&B and Hospitality Industry’ professionals for taking part in the three-day trade show, Mr. Mudras said “I would like to express gratitude to the participants of HORECA, F&B Industry for their exceptional enthusiasm, work and knowledge. Drawing more investment to India and acquainting the world with India’s F&B market potential and its growth trajectory has been our primary focus. Besides the domestic market, India also offers

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tremendous business opportunities for international brands to flourish in its fertile markets. Through FHIn19, we fostered not only trade alliances and businesses, but also enabled a futuristic research and innovation in the global, regional and local arena’. FHIn 2019 witnessed interactive sessions such as the following: n Hospitality Strategy Summit (HSS2019) (for industry knowledge exchange): that included sessions such as – ‘Leading through Disruption: Staying Ahead of New Consumer Trends’, ‘New age trends in coffee technology’, ‘Time To Whet Your Appetite’, ‘Extending hospitality to the Environment – Is it easy being Sustainable?’ and ‘Recruiting, Staffing & Training For Profitability’. n HOSPITALITY TECHNOLOGY CONCLAVE: that included a session on ‘Embracing Smart Technology in Hospitality – Tech Gurus Bring in Reality Check’. It spoke about how in an increasingly crowded and competitive industry, hotels groups across the world are embracing and experimenting with smart technology in hotels to deliver innovative and groundbreaking experiences. n A MASTER CLASS-KITCHEN PLANNING AND DESIGNING session on ‘Sustainable Kitchens’: Designing for Energy Efficiency & Reduced Foot Print’. The session talked about how the hotels, restaurants, food delivery kitchens, hospitals and cafeterias catering are high growth businesses today and will remain so for years to come. In view of spiralling initial as well as running costs, kitchens need to be more efficient in terms of space utilization, labour needs and energy costs. In view of FSSAI and constant scrutiny by social media, kitchen design should also ensure maximum food safety. The session also spoke about the serious need for standardization to reduce project timelines so as not to cross the free fit out periods. It also included a Master Class session on Sustainable BOH MEP Design & Construction. n INFOCUS – NORTH EAST: This session focused on The North East of India – as a

potential Hospitality Hub. PURCHASE PUNCH: that focused on ‘Where The procurement function is headed in the lead up to 2020’. n HOUSEKEEPING SEMINAR: that talked about Laundry Lessons – by Leading Housekeepers telling us what’s hot and what’s Not and What’s trending in Food Space with The Godrej Food Trend Report. n JOURNEY TO ENTREPRENUER: Chef Rahul Akrekar ’s shared his “Journey to Entrepreneurship” where he highlighted his career transition to becoming a Chef after spending Ten years in Engineering. n RAW TO REFRESH: Wherein, Top Chefs from the industry went head to head in one of the most innovative Cook-offs in the Industry. n INDIA INTERNATIONAL CULINARY CLASSIC 2019 (IICC): A prestigious zone for International culinary competitions that not only highlighted the excellence of the food industry, but also brought forth the desired culinary skills to claim fame. Culinary talents across India displayed their food mastery, seeking accreditation and feedback to escalate their level to excellence. Participants were judged by a panel of internationally acclaimed chefs. The winners for the top five categories of IICC included Chef RuchikaKhedkar from the Oberoi, Chef Deepak Bhatt from The Sofitel & Ashish R ajbhar from Sahara Star, Chef SamruddhiSalunke from The Oberoi and Chef Ram Singh from Taj Sats and Chef Rajesh Sajvan, from The Grand Hyatt. n THE BARISTA CHAMPIONSHIP: was an exclusive affair at the FHIn which was a professional competition authorized and judged by industry stalwarts. It aimed at providing a platform for coffee professionals and enthusiasts to share their knowledge, and to compete and celebrate this beverage segment. n Prowein Education Campaign India in association with Messe Dusseldorf India, drew special attention to the Indian liquor business game plan for the future. The FHIn19 concluded with the felicitation of Food, Beverage & Hospitality professionals and enthusiasts. n THE

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indian women convention : Winners of Women Leadership Awards 2019 announced

Convention was hosted and moderated by Ms. Reema Darira and the key note

he “Indian Women Convention” facilitated the “ Women Leadership Awards and Recognitions”, a felicitation of Women leaders from over the Industry. Women Leadership Awards were organized to appreciate the growth story of Indian Women. Mrs. Sapna V. Koli, City Engineer at KDMC was the chief guest of the programme who presented the awards. Indian Women Convention 2019 & Women Leadership Awards & Recognitions, the platform where Women Leaders, Women Consultants, Women professionals from across the industry came together with learning and networking motive, concluded at Country Inn, Navi Mumbai. The convention had industry leaders, including professionals from across India. The conference was hosted by the Wafisilpa Entertainments. The agenda for the occasion focused on “Women Making India” from an Indian point of view. “The current year’s Indian Women Convention united Indian pioneers in businesses and academics to help further the promise of Women Development” said Wafisilpa Entertainments Director, Talees Rizvi. From outstanding keynote speakers, to the number of experts, the 2019 Convention was a resonating achievement. This event shall continue to provide Women pioneers with the opportunity to showcase

International Storyteller & Story Coach. n Adv. Dr. Shivangi Zarkar, PH.D, MBA, BLS-LLB, Advocate & Legal Consultant. n Bhavesh Kothari, CoFounder& Director, Billennium Divas Fund. n Roshani Shah, Founder, Serene Opulence Works. n Ruchi Bhatia, Founder, HR Gurukul. n Archana Khosla, Founder, Vertices Partners. n Nabomita Mazumdar, Founder, Nabomita.com n Smedha Sarkar, Founder, Edumaan Training Services.

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Recipients of Women Leadership Awards 2019 n Contribution

In Providing Mental Wellness: Jaini Savla, Founder & CEO, Mindsight Clinic, Industry: Healthcare & Wellness n Distinct Work in Digital Marketing & Corporate Communications: Deena Jacob, Asst.General Manager – Marketing Communication GMMCO Limited, CK Birla Group, Industry: Construction Equipments n Most Promising Women Empowering Organisation: Tuaman Engineering Limited, Industry: Engineering, Procurement And Construction n Empowering & Training Women In Sewing And Tailoring Skills: Vaishali Deshmukh, President, Ishwar Foundation, Industry: Social Work n P r o m o t e F o r P a t r o n i s i n g Contemporary Art & Architecture: Shalini Passi, Founder, Shalini Passi Art Foundation n Innovative Edupreneur: Palakk Tiwari Gaikwad, Director, Little Kingdom Sr. Sec. School, Industry: Education n Contribution In Veterinary And

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the best of their industry & Talent. Indian Women Convention shall soon become the biggest corporate platform for Women professionals.” The Convention highlighted Talees Rizvi, Wafisilpa Entertainments as the Conference Director. The Team of Indian Convention wants to thank our patrons and accomplices which incorporate GOQii, HR Gurukul, Billaniam Divas, Vertices Partners, Nabomita. com, Media Today, TradeFairTimes, Software Business Solutions Consulting, Alta Marketing, Interactiveye. The media partner to event is People & Management & Forpressrelease.com who contributed to make the event a great success.

Animal Sciences: Ruchi Tiwari, Assistant Professor, College Of Veterinary Sciences & Animal Husbandry, Industry: Animal Husbandry n Contribution In Field Of Human Resource: Surbhi Dewan, General Manager-HR, Ashiana Housing Limited, Industry: Real Estate n Young Women Entrepreneur In Healthcare & Wellness: Ankita Aditya Parakh, Director & COO, 7 Steps Consultors Pvt. Ltd., Industry: Healthcare & Wellness n Contribution In Process Design, Engineering & Execution: R. Subathra, Chief Engineer Process, ENI, Industry: Chemical, Oil & Gas n Distinct Work In Developing Marketing Strategy: Divya Verma, General Manager & Head-Marketing & Strategy, Daivam Wellness, Industry: Healthcare n Promotion Of Art & Culture In India & Abroad: Ms. Masooma Rizvi, Managing Director, Belita Design Solutions Private Limited, Industry: Art & Culture n Contribution In Improving Student

n Urmila Prabhu,

About the Indian Women Convention & Women Leadership Awards Indian Women Convention & Women Leadership Awards organized annually by Delhi based Wafisilpa Entertainments. This Conference will provide an insight exposure to the issues faced by Women and would address diverse areas. An occasion that attracts women leaders from across the country.

Employability Skill: Madhu Mehta, Founder & CEO, Skill Clout, Industry: Training & Development n Contribution in Research & Education For Specially Abled Children: Kajal Roy, Research Scholar, Insight Academy, Industry: Education n Contribution In Creative Painting & Fine Art: Nilakshi Bezbaruah, Professional Artist, Aloha School And Drawing School, Industry: Art & Culture n Contribution In Advocacy Gender Equality In Society & Workplaces: Ruchi Bhatia, Founder, HR Gurukul, Industry: Human Resource Development n Co n t r i b u t i o n A s A Wo m e n Entrepreneur In The Field Of Law: Archana Khosla, Founder, Vertices Partners, Industry: Legal n Community Building Initiative For Women: Nabomita Mazumdar, Founder, Nabomita.com n Contribution towards Environmental Awareness : Roshani Shah, Founder, Serene Opulence Works, Industry: Flower & Plants

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13th Edition of Renewable Energy India 2019:

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nforma Markets in India (Formerly UBM India) successfully concluded the 13th edition of Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo, a three-day (18th – 20th September 2019) show at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida. This year REI expo 2019 saw a 20% rise in footfall compared to last year. The show focused on approaching renewables more comprehensively with due consideration to wind, hydropower, and biomass along with solar energy. It brought together decision-makers and influencers as well as technical experts and professionals from leading companies involved in renewable energy generation, transmission and distribution to the regulatory framework and its c h a l l e n g e s. T h e t h r e e d a y s e x p o witnessed 729 exhibitors and partners with a record-breaking turnout of 36,909 attendees networking, and collaborating, over 18,162 sqm of net exhibit area wherein the conference with 27 concurrent knowledge sessions had deliberations from 243 speakers from across the globe with 1,287 delegates and VIPs. Over the course of 3 days, companies dealing in solar and wind products, installers, enterprises, banks, investors, utilities, power producers, rooftop and ground mounting solution providers, system integrators, impor ters and exporters, and freight forwarder among other supply chain groups and government officials joined hands to address the demand of electricity and futuristic technologies, discussed on business opportunities in residential solar and AgroPhotovoltaics and best prac tice guidelines for large scale projects. Business to Business (B2B) meetings was facilitated in two separate zones to enable focused and welldirected matchmaking. Various subjects ranging from the viability of manufac tur ing, largescale projec t development challenges caused by land and transmission bottlenecks, Rooftop challenges caused by DISCOM’s, low bids, payment issues, net-metering, and financing were discussed. REI 2019 acted as the hothouse of power-packed industry dialogues in the form of CEO Conclave with 37 top CEOs, Financial Leadership Forum, Quality Round Table & Future of PV, 6th IndoGerman Energy Symposium, 1st SBC

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exhibitors and a recordbreaking turnout of 36,909 attendees n REI Expo 2019 sets an example for green mobility – saving 1,000 liters of fuel and planting 180 trees n Stellar success of conference named ‘Giving the Business of Power…. the Power to Do Business’ Empowering Women Summit India, and the 5th edition of Renewable Energy India Awards to recognize the Innovation & Excellence in the field of Renewable Energy. One of the most important themes covered during the closed-door CEO Conclave was ’Decarbonisation and Digitalisation – A Visionary Debate’., with a shift towards the new era of efficient energy, propelled by decarbonization and digitalization in the face of the reality of Global Warming. The expo was well supported by International Solar Energy Society, IndoGerman Energy Forum SO, BloombergNEF, Mercom Communications, Bridge to I ndia, Wor ld Business Council for Sustainable Development ( WBCSD), Natural Resources Defense Council, Global Energy Storage Alliance, Standards and research, leading associations like Indian Bio Gas Association, Indo German Energy Forum,

Solar Business Club, All India Solar Industries, APVIA, Indo German Chamber of Commerce, Skill Council for Green Jobs, National Solar Energy Federation of India and GIZ, among others supported REI 2019, joining in the rich conference domain themed “Giving the Business of Power….the Power to Do Business”. Commenting on the successful conclusion of the show, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director for Informa Markets in India, said, “As the country aspires towards further growth in the RE sector, our aim through the Renewable Energy India Expo is to continue to provide attendees a platform to network, develop the knowledge landscape, be informed on latest trends and innovations, best practices, and engage in a balance technology mix and enable the industry to reach the next level of development. India is an increasingly important investor in renewables and had committed $90 billion by the end of the first half of this year. The initiative to m a k e s u c h a h u g e i nve s t m e n t i s praiseworthy but at the same time, we need all the stakeholders and members to come together and act on the same mission. This year, along with a slew of engagements like CEO Roundtable, Financial Leadership Forum, awards and content-rich conference named “Giving the Business of Power…. The Power to Do Business’, our focus was on innovations that will inspire Indian manufacturers. India is one of the countries with the largest production of energy from renewable sources. To continue the momentum, we need to address the challenges and aid India’s green mission. REI Expo is that platform for the RE domain, with its unique dynamism and remark able par ticipation from key stakeholders”. The REI expo 2019 just did not present the whole event but also took an initiative and set an example for green mobility and its impact. There were electric vehicles at the event for the visitors, and in just three days the total distance traveled was 12,000+ km taking care of more than 2500 passengers, all of which resulted in saving 1,000 liters of fuel, where most importantly, Co2 emissions reduced to 3.25 tonnes. Not only did the show leave an impac t, but it also exhibited how to do it and make a world a better place.

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35 countries participates in first edition of

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nion Minister for Commerce and Industries Shri Piyush Goyal has called for discipline and professionalism in the cooperative sector. He also recalled while addressing the closing ceremony of “India International Cooperative Trade Fair’ (IICTF) in New Delhi today that the foundation of the cooperative movement was laid by Sardar Patel. The Minister expressed happiness that the foot fall at the IICTF has been more than 35 thousand and the trade enquires were more than 4 thousand, a number of VVIPs like Governors, Chief Ministers other Ministers and foreign dignitaries attended the fair. Stating that there should be an International framework for expansion of the cooperatives Shri Goyal gave ideas on how indigenous and ethnic products produced by cooperatives can be marketed on e-commerce platforms. Over one billion people around the world are members of a cooperative. More than 12% of humanity is part of any of the 3 million cooperatives in the world. Financial cooperatives serve 13 per cent of the world population while agricultural cooperatives produce 50 per cent of global agriculture output implying immense potential that exists in the sector for global trade.

At the 3 day IICTF 75 MoUs were signed. Thematic sessions were held on Globalisation of Cooperative Trade, Cooperative Banking and Financial Inclusion, Empowerment of Youth and Women through Cooperatives, Agro-processing Ecosystem through Cooperatives, Agri-Tech and Climate Smart Agr i c u l t u re t h ro u g h co o p e rat i ve s, Cooperatives as Cost Effective and Efficient Service providers, Big Data and Cyber Security in Cooperative Sector, Dairy Cooperative Opportunities for Value Addition and Trade and Farm Mechanisation and Inputs SupplyRole of Cooperatives.

In line with Government’s focus on programmes like Start-up India and Stand-up India aimed at young entrepreneurs with new and innovative ideas, National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC) has formulated Yuva Sahakar-Cooperative Enterprise Support and Innovation Scheme 2019 which was also launched at the fair. Sahakar Bharati, the single largest organisation focusing on enlightening masses about the benefit of cooperative movement also show cased and launched their brand ‘Simplydesi’ which will provide good marketing and branding opportunities for cooperatives.

Informa Markets Declared Winner of the 23rd International Fair Poster Competition

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he jury of the 23rd International Fair Poster Competition, in collaboration with UFI, has announced this year’s Grand Award winner. In the first place, Informa Markets in India was recognised for its “Calling Bell” poster, created by Parag Bandodkar, Senior Art Director, MacNeilKapila Senior Copywriter and Sarthak Had, Senior Designer. The annual International Fair Poster Competition celebrates the most remarkable posters produced by tradeshow organisers around the world. Initiated by International Fair Plovdiv (Bulgaria) in 1997, and joined by UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, in 2003, it is known as the ultimate unique competition for rewarding artwork and design. This year we received 50 entries from 11 exhibition organisers in nine countries.

The jury evaluated all eligible posters based on the following assessment criteria:

• Interpretation of the exhibition topic. • The design concept. • Integrity and original presentation of the event’s technical parameters, dates, venue, and exhibition name.

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“It is an honour and a privilege to have won the first position along with the 2nd and 3rd runners up prize at the 23rd International Fair Poster Competition especially soon after the new identity of our company Informa Markets in India (formerly UBM India). ‘Food & Hotel India’ and IFSEC India by Informa Markets in India both bring the best products, solutions and experiences that the corresponding industries can offer its stakeholders,” says Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director for Informa Markets in India. “We are proud that our poster “Poznan Game Arena” in MTP Poznan Expo received the UFI Award for second place. Through the design and conceptualisation of the image, we wanted to convey the far-reaching and innovative global sector of playing and g a m i n g t h e f a i r r e p r e s e n t s ,” ŁukaszWołonkiewicz, Poznań Game Arena Director.

The complete list of awarded posters is as follows: Grand Award 1st place winner: Informa Markets – Food & Hotel India 2019 – created by Parag Bandodkar, Senior Art Director, MacNeilKapila Senior Copywriter and Sarthak Had, Senior Designer 2nd Place Poster: Poznań Game Arena in

Poznań International Fair – International Fair Poznań, created by Miszu Design studio, designer Marek Bajon. 3rd Place Poster: Fiera Di Roma – Roma moto days – created by Drudi Performance, Designer Aldo Drudi Runner ups: 1. “International exhibition for wines, spirits and accessories” – Inter Expo CenterSofia, created by Lada Yankova, Inter Expo Center Ltd. 2. “IFSEC India 2019”, Informa Market, created by Parag Bandodkar, Senior Art Director, MacNeilKapila Senior Copywriter and Sarthak Had, Senior Designer 3. “Food & Hotel India 2019”, – poster “ Popping the bottle”, Informa Markets, created by Parag Bandodkar, Senior Art Director, MacNeilKapila Senior Copywriter and Sarthak Had, Senior Designer At the 86th UFI Global Congress to be held on 6-9 November 2019 in Bangkok (Thailand), the Grand Award winner will receive from Ms HristinaKoleva Director and M r E m i l Z a h a r i e v- M a r k e t i n g a n d International Cooperation Manager from International fair Plovdiv- a unique statuette created by Bulgarian sculptor YankoNenov. All winners will receive certificates.

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World Trade Center banglore to open doors in March 2020

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he project, which entails investments to the tune of ₹1,000 crore, was undertaken by Brigade Group in collaboration with GIC. The World Trade Center, coming up at Perungudi on the OMR and touted as the “ tallest commercial establishment in the city”, will kick off operations by March 2020. “We have signed up with some big names in the IT sector. Caterpillar and McKinsey are two names that I can disclose now. We have a non-disclosure agreement with others and prefer to stay silent now. We will commence operations by the end of this financial year,” M.R. Jaishankar, Chairman and Managing Director of Brigade Group, told The Hindu. The project, which entails investments to the tune of ₹1,000 crore, was undertaken by the Brigade Group in collaboration with GIC, Singapore’s sovereign wealth fund. An MoU regarding this was signed during the second edition of the Global Investors Meet (GIM 2019), in the presence of Chief Minister Edappadi K. Palaniswami. In 2015,

the land for this venture was purchased from Kansai Nerolac Paints for ₹537.86 crore. The acquisition was then done through Perungudi Real Estates, a special purpose vehicle formed by Brigade Enterprises and GIC. Two towers Pointing towards the building where final construction work is under progress, Mr. Jaishankar, said, “This will be the tallest establishment in Chennai with SEZ benefits. There are two towers — the first will have three basements and ground plus 27 floors and the second building will have ground plus 19 floors.” Once fully operational, this facility can house 20,000-25,000 employees. The total development potential of WTC Chennai is approximately 2.6 million sq. ft. Another open plot right next to the commercial structure has been reserved for the residential project which will commence in November this year. “It will take 30 months to finish the project. The idea is to have a walk-to-work concept,” he added. The group will be

constructing 300 high-end residential apartments (under 2,000 sq. ft. each). ‘Promising demand’ Mr. Jaishankar said that the demand for IT space was promising. Real estate analysts explained that there was a slight dip in the market due to lack of supply of IT office space in Chennai. According to Jones Lang LaSalle, demand for investment grade buildings which are ready for fitouts is high from IT occupiers. The average annual gross demand is 4.5 million sq. in Chennai.

India among fastest growing pet care markets: Experts

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ndia is home to approximately two crore pet dogs. The value of food they consume is to the tune of ₹1,200 crore annually and it is growing at a healthy pace, according to JiyaulHoque, Country Manager, Pedigree, an animal feed company. About 19 million other domestic pets are also currently kept in homes. Annually, about 6 lakh more are being adopted. The market is growing at 13.9 percent annually and will be worth roughly $430 million or ₹278 crore by 2020. Growing market India is one of the fastest growing pet care markets in the world. Growth is recorded in all categories, including pet food, pet pharmaceuticals, grooming, toys and accessories. The key drivers of this growth are urbanisation, rise in nuclear families, changing perceptions towards pets and pet owners, said experts at a curtain raiser meet on Petex India ’19 meet in Hyderabad. Petex India is considered the country’s largest exhibition on pet care products and display of animals. This time, the event will be held at the Hitex Exhibition Centre here on November 1-3. Three events will be held in one place. They are one-stop expo for pet industry in India; the Asia Pacific &HyCan International Championship Dog Shows; and FCI Cat Show. The event is being jointly organized by Hitex,

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Hyderabad Canine Club and Petex India. The show will showcase 500-plus dogs of more than 50 breeds and rare breeds, both Indian and foreign. Nearly 200 cats will also be on display. Incidentally, it is also the silver jubilee year of the Hyderabad Canine Club. Dogs most popular In India, dogs are more popular as pets than cats, birds, fish etc. Therefore, the dog food segment is expected to continue its dominance as the largest revenue contributor, followed by cat and fish food segments, the experts said. Pet care brands

are introducing different specialised pet food products that are rich in vitamins and minerals. With the pet care markets in Europe and North America headed for saturation, Asia (with potential markets like India) is witnessing the entry of major international brands. A number of Indian brands are also scaling up to meet the demand. Among the experts who spoke at the curtain raiser event were SubhashBabu, President, Hyderabad Canine Club; ShaquibPathan of Feline Club of India, and SambitMund of Hitex.

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New RFP Template for International Projects

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n RFP template has been developed over the past four years to enhance communication between international exhibit suppliers, or exhibit managers, who are organizing projects abroad. Since English is the official language of our industry, this rfp template outlines key questions in English that clarifies the critical data needed to produce an estimate correctly, the first time around. In addition to the English rfp document, 150 key words and terms are included in the template with translations into 12 different languages. All translations were submitted by IFES member companies working in our industry globally. Since most requests for a proposal are due tomorrow, it does not leave you much How did you Discover Exhibit Design? Did you Discover the Exhibit Industry? Or did it Discover you? I recently read an article about how most of us working in the trade show industry had discovered it by accident. Everyone has a story to tell about how they got started in the industry. Every time I get a chance to speak about the Expo/Event Industry, to people in the expo business, I tell the same story... “The trade show and events industry generates $100 billion in revenue in the US. It ranks #22 in contribution to the GNP, higher than agriculture and the printing industry, yet few, if any, in this room have gone to school specifically to get into it. We have each fumbled into it.” We all have our own unique story about how it all began for us. As a result, we have each discovered an industry we have grown to love, and are proud of the good for- tune that we have fallen in to. In many cases, the educational training we received before discovering this industry directly and indirectly applied to jump-start our success. So to say that no one has training in our industry is incorrect. We all have had training in one form or the other (our college degree) that applied to make us successful in the exhibit marketing business. The question I now raise is “Should an industry this powerful and influential continue to attract its talent by accident? Or is it time to start attracting talent on purpose?” Why not promote and provide training programs designed to prepare our future with the needed skills to grow face to face marketing? In spite of our many self-taught industry experts, we have become darn good at what we do for the clients we serve. Trial and error perfected iur skills. Various industry organizations have developed certification programs for exhibit managers and suppliers- CTSM

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time to ask questions and waste valuable time assuming. This template helps to clarify any misunderstandings regarding KEY words that we all use in our industry. There is also a glossary with additional word translations at the end of the template. Let’s face it, there is always a question, but with clear information we can provide an accurate estimate more quickly. In the end, it’s not what you say, but what you mean that matters. See a full example of a sample template at www.larrykulchawik.com Go to tab “International Trade Show Tools” and select an rfp template in the language of your choice. Available language versions... German, Italian, French, Dutch, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Turkey, Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and Arabic.

(Certified Trade Show Marketer), CEM (Certified Exhibit Manager), and number of oth- ers overseas. All contribute to raising the bar of professionalism with our industry. Regarding exhibit design training, EDPA and other industry groups have supported ex- hibit design education programs for many years. The undergraduate exhibit design degree program at Bemidji State, and the master’s degree program at FIT in NYC both are as- sisted and supported by EDPA and Exhibitor Magazine. The design graduates of these college programs will not have the same stories to tell as we all have. Did you discover the exhibit industry, or did it find you? We all needed a job and began without ever realiz- ing the depth and opportunities that awaited us. Many years ago I studied at Southern Illinois university under a professor (Buckminster Fuller) who filled me with ideas and methods to solve design problems. I then graduated with a degree in Design (and strong training in architecture) and had no idea what I would do upon graduating. Kinda scary, but more typical than not for most students with a general degree. Low and behold I found a job designing trade show exhibits and dis- covered an industry! My good friend Richard Erschik has been in the exhibit industry for the past 44 years. He has been a top educational speaker at the Exhibitor Show for 18 years and now lives in South Florida conducting educational webinars directed to show organizers and exhibiting professionals. His communication skills are superb. Rich recently amended his popular webinar entitled “Get FIT/NYC Intern Program - the MOST from PRE-DURING-

POST trade show exhibiting” to include a prominent sec- tion that describes expo associations as a valuable source to discover viable career oppor- tunities for college graduates and service veterans looking for work. Aside from his involvement in the trade show industry, Rich is the president of his local Toastmasters Club, a Viet Nam veteran, the instructor of the Miami Dade college’s Young Entrepreneur’s Academy program, and an active South Dade chamber board member serving on their Marketing and Military Affairs Committees. “When I mention dedicated industry associations and the trade show industry to college student members of Toastmasters, and the military personnel I interact with at Homestead Air Reserve Base, they never heard of either” , says Richard Erschik. Another industry veteran, Jeff Bartle, Chief Creative Officer at 3D Exhibits, Inc got his degree in industrial design in Detroit and looked to be an auto designer. Somehow one thing led to another and he found himself designing exhibits for the auto industry. Jeff has been a major supporter of exhibit design education for many years and continues to do so. There are many opportunities to consider in the world of trade show marketing and also museum, interior, retail, and event design. Today, design companies overlap their skills and do design projects in all these areas. The trade show industry and its suppliers must do a better job promoting our industry to skilled up and comers looking for a career. It most cases, they don’t know what they don’t know. As the expo/event industry continues to grow we should thank our lucky stars for discovering a career we love. Let’s continue to build awareness of the trade show industry so that more will dive into it intentionally, rather than falling into the expo industry by accident.

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Developing Social Media Strategies for

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hen we talk about social media strategies for conferences and events, we have to take a look at communication. Communication in the twenty-first century has changed beyond all recognition. Even a few decades ago, the idea that the internet would shape our social worlds was the stuff of science fiction. This is not to say, of course, that face-toface communications no longer have a place. They do. The role of a conference – to exchange ideas, to promote products and services and simply to meet with like-minded people – will never be superseded by online symposia. Nonetheless, conference organisers who ignore the online world – in particular, social media – do so at their peril. Not only can social media be harnessed to promote an event, but it can provide a superb means of interaction with guests before during and after the conference. Used well, it will allow for a richer experience for attendees and help you to improve your next conference offering. Why Social Media Strategies for Conferences Count Any conference that has the experience of the attendee at its heart should engage with one or more social media platforms. With no social media presence, or a poorly thought-through one, modern audiences will simply think the conference is not up to scratch. In other words, social media strategies for meetings are necessary because the average attendee expects there to be Tweets or Facebook posts. They might not choose to articulate it that way, but without a conference organiser seeking to engage with them through social media, large parts of your potential audience will simply think something is missing. No matter how intense the experience is for visitors on the day, their perception of how the conference has been put together will already be formed. Remember that

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conferences, especially trade shows, are often in competition with one another and ones with inferior social media strategies will find it increasingly difficult to maintain their profiles. Contemporary Digital Marketing Strategies That Create a Buzz Part of the importance of using social media for a conference is to generate excitement. Promoting an event can be costly when you look at traditional print media, but digital marketing strategies often afford more ‘bang for the buck’. This is never more the case than with social media where shares and likes can get your programme of events noticed by more and more people at zero cost. Even if you pay for advertising via social media, the results can be cost-effective and highly focussed on your target groups. Encourage Hashtag Usage Create a catchy hashtag for your conferences, such as #event2017 or similar, and encourage attendees to post on social media using the tag. This will generate its own momentum over time, and anyone with a professional interest in the conference’s subject matter or sector will soon be able to pick up on it. Post Tweets and Facebook posts using the hashtag yourself in the run-up to the conference as well as sharing attendees’ posts. Answer Questions Submitted by Social Media When you have followers who cannot make your conference but who still want to be engaged, it is still possible to get them to be involved. During talks and open sessions, there is often ample opportunity for Q&A sessions, so why not conduct this live on Facebook video? You could also ask people to submit their questions to your speaker via platforms like Twitter and LinkedIn. The greater the engagement, the better future conferences are likely to go.

Make Announcements on Social Media A lot of people like social media because it is where they can get news directly. When you have confirmed a speaker or a demonstration of something, announce it on social media. Potential visitors are more likely to attend if they can see the nuts and bolts of how the ‘show’ you are putting on is coming together. Flyers, newsletters and e-mail notifications still have their place, but social media announcements tend to create more buzz. Got something genuinely showstopping to announce? Make a teaser post a day or two before along the lines of, ‘We have a big announcement coming up soon. Watch this space.’ Add Video Content Few media options work in the powerful way that video does. Ask your speakers to provide a little content of what they are going to be talking about to whet you attendees appetite for more. If that is not possible given their technical abilities, then ask for a few photos of what they will be talking about and create a slideshow to post on your conference’s Facebook page. Harnessing Social Media to Boost Attendees As well as generating a degree of hype, social media is an excellent means of increasing your conference’s numbers. As a simple marketing tool, its power should never be underestimated. Pitchengine is the perfect tool for creating press releases which will work across several social media platforms. If your event has lots of people saying that they are ‘interested’ or ‘maybe’ going to attend, then this is the best way of reaching out to them. Remember that social media allows you to work out who is coming to the conference and who might still need to be convinced to purchase a ticket. Analysis of their demographics should enable you to tailor your digital marketing to attract the sort of people you have previously failed to convert. It is worth noting that a social media strategy which is aiming to boost numbers needs to continue right through the conference. If yours is going to run over several days, then continue to engage with your audience on social media, perhaps pointing out what is coming up or drawing attention to tomorrow’s highlights. Furthermore, retweeting positive messages from visitors, especially if they have used your hashtag, will encourage more latecomers to pitch up. In Summary Social media can be a conference organiser’s friend. Not only will it allow you to stay one step ahead of your competitors, but it can provide a cost-effective means of promoting your work well before the conference takes place. Run well, and a social media campaign will generate interest from newcomers while offering an incentive to continue to take part for your more established clientele. During a conference, it is the ideal tool for keeping visitors and speakers on track, by pointing out changes in schedules and generating reminders about keynote speeches and so on. Ultimately, it can help you to create a community where your conference is received positively by like-minded people who value the experience afforded them.

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5 Sense Experience for A Successful Event

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attendees experience is what determines an event’s success. The more pleasing experience is for its attendees, the more successful the event is! To please an event attendee is to make an event pleasing for all five senses.Here is how attendee’s senses function and coordinate creating a successful opportunity for event managers! Pleasing an attendee’s eye comes first : It can be an eccentrically decorated entrance gate for the wedding event, it can be a stage for the event that can be an anomaly to the usual stages, or it can be the entrance passage walkway that can have continuously changing 3d visuals that constantly keeps attendee’s eye engaging. Anything that is eye-catching will appeal to the attendees. Remember this is the brick which will be the base for your events, the stronger the rudiments, the stronger the build up! Then joins in the nose: Once our eyes see an attractively pleasing visual, we decide to engage in other senses as well. Imagine a passage walkway that has fresh flowers/scents that are scattering fragrance at regular intervals! If your venue does not have a passage walkway, you can have aromatic sprays at equal distances, giving attendee’s nose pleasure. A good visual with a bad aroma is good just at sight and then due to the smell the attendee will be out of sight. The ear is now curious: All the senses are in constant coordination with each other. If one is pleased by some arrangement, the message is passed on to the other. This curiosity is the 3rd opportunity for you to score. A pleasing instrumental track in the background is one way to please the attendee’s ear. It can be a recorded track or live music as per the budget. If your event does not have any music, there can be a little bit of anchoring that will not only please the ear but also guide the attendees. Now your task is over by 50%. No one can forget the tongue! This is the only sense organ that most event managers try to please. The traditional belief of,” Nicer the food, nicer event!” is still dominant is the reason for terming this sense organ as the greediest sense organ! Not only should the food be served as per attendee’s demand, but also it should have the taste as per their demand. Only a good starter served at the attendee’s place of sitting can satisfy the greediest sense organ, serving meals only when they are hot is the way to go. A unique variety of food is something you can experiment with because everyone wants to try the new as it is appealing as and when it is declared. Now all you need to figure out is the finishing.

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Pleasing the skin! What? Feeling something is what one wishes for after seeing, smelling, hearing & tasting. Good texture on the material that is used in sitting arrangement for the attendees can make them want to feel it! If there is live music in your event, portraying small musical instruments and making others feel it can be a way to engage this last sense! Use of material of a different kind in designing the passage walkway or the stage can be another way to make an attendee want to feel it! 6 Tips to Make Any Event Successful Every event organizer hopes for their event to be successful, but what are the necessary ingredients that make any event successful? According to experts, “A good event plan is like a road map to event success: it shows the final destination and usually the best way to get there.” An event plan consists of risk management analysis and detailed execution steps. It is a key document that includes all the information and assists you to streamline the entire event process. In other words, a working document that acts as a constant point of reference.There is no fixed formula that guarantees success to your event, but a well-planned event with a proper checklist ensures you are on the right path. Eventually, increasing the chances of your event become successful. Early planning : Early event planning is of great significance. It gives you extra time to prepare yourself for the final event. The activities generally consist of finalizing the venue, finding sponsors, hiring staff, equipment to be rented, etc.

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Event Goal : Be clear with your event goal - like who your event is for, your intended audience, the purpose of the event, etc. This will help event organizers to determine the priorities and configure things to the available budget. Budget : Developing a budget is an essential part of effective event planning. Your budget may be allocated in terms of activity expenses, transportation charges, power supplies, catering services, and so on. Theme : Choose a theme that compliments your event and the audience attending the event. And not vice versa. Social Media : Manage your social media account to create an impact on your audience. Creating a Facebook event page and an event hashtag is an excellent way to address target audience. It’s also mean to share information with like-minded people. Audio-Visual : Note down everything on the list that you may require to amplify your event like microphones, projectors, speakers, Wi-Fi, etc.

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Went to a Work Conference or Trade Show? Do This Next If you don't, you may have wasted a lot of effort

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work conference or trade show can be a weird mix of exhausting and exhilarating. Many events mix a day packed with events with an evening filled with cocktail parties, dinners, and informal bar gatherings. You can make new contacts, land another client, or start to lock down your next

That's all great, but it can leave you ready to walk off the plane and into a few days of doing nothing afterwards. And that's exactly the wrong thing to do. If you're just back from a work event, now's the time to do a post-mortem on the show, make notes on what happened, and follow up on any contacts you made (or at least make a plan to do so).

Meeting Someone Is Only The Start Of Getting Them Into Your Network. Keep up you momentum

Meeting someone in real life can create some very positive feelings. It's important to cement that relationship by communicating fairly quickly after the show or conference ends. You don't want to ask for anything. Just send a note about how it was nice to meet the person and follow up on anything you promised to follow up on for them. If you had agreed to set up a call or a meeting, it's fine to get the ball rolling on that. It's important, however, to not be pushy or try to do anything more than grow your network unless it was specifically discussed at the show. When a contact was more causal or social, it's also OK to follow the person on social media -- LinkedIn makes the most sense, but Twitter or Facebook is not inappropriate. The Microsoft-owned LinkedIn is for business, but it the person has work friends on Facebook or work-related posts on Twitter, then it's fine to use those. The goal is to reinforce the relationship while everyone still has warm and fuzzy feelings about the event you all mutually attended. Think of it like a trip in high school where you meet new people from different social groups. You may wave at those folks in the halls for a few weeks, but if you don't have another interaction beyond the trip, you won't become real friends. Put the work in

When you get back from a work conference or trade show, you probably have all sorts of things you want to get done based on what you learned or who you met. In addition to following up on contacts, you should also make a list of action items from the event. That might be as simple as passing on some info to your boss. It could mean making some follow-up sales calls, sending out materials, or debriefing with people who did not make the trip. Whatever needs doing, do it, because it will become harder if you let it sit. Yes, you deserve some time off (well, at least a weekend), and you should take some after you have finished making the most of your event and/or travel. Consider these post-show efforts sort of like unpacking. If you wait to do it, it won't get any easier (and waiting may actually cause things to get worse).

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ll systems are go as Dubai gears up for the grand spectacle of Expo 2020. After six years of preparation a n d a ro u n d $ 8 b i l l i o n o f investment, we are just one year from showtime: October 20, 2020. The six-month showcase of innovation is expected to draw 25 million visitors, with 192 countries represented, and if history is a guide the impact could be much longer-lasting. Rendering of the 1,080-acre Expo 2020 site in Dubai. 'The works of all nations' The Expo -- sometimes referred to as a World Fair -- was conceived as an international exhibition to showcase the best of every nation, with an emphasis on innovation, technology, and architecture. The first edition was held in London in 1851 with the title: "Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations." The event was dominated by the treasures of the host nation, and the network of colonies Britain then held power over. But France, Russia, the US, and Chile were also represented, sending jewels, tools, and ornaments for display. "The most breathtaking exhibit of all" was the purpose-built venue Crystal Palace, according to British Librar y archives, and the vast pavilion made of iron and glass would establish a pattern of

striking architecture. The grand exhibitions have been held ever since at regular intervals - now settled into a five-year cycle -- with an everexpanding network of host nations and participants. The Great Exhibition in Crystal Palace, 1851. Inventions and legacies Expos have often been the stage for audacious inventions to be revealed to the public, many of which have stood the test of time. London 1851 saw the debut of vulcanized rubber for the creation of tyres, and an early form of the fax machine. Philadelphia 1876 saw the introduction of the telephone and one of the earliest typewriters. Paris 1900 gave us the diesel engine and the first movie with sound. The events have often reshaped their host cities and introduced new landmarks. The Eiffel Tower was unveiled for Paris 1889 -- to heavy derision at the time -- and Seattle 1962 produced the city's iconic Space Needle. "One measure of a successful Expo is whether it has a societal impact in urban planning," says Jennifer Minner, associate professor in city and regional planning at Cornell University, and a specialist in the history of Expos. Seattle offers one of the more positive examples, Minner believes, noting that it

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bequeathed a "successful civic space with institutions like the Pacific Science Center and beautifully preserved architecture," as well as a legacy of public transport improvements. The academic adds that other editions have more controversial legacies, such as Milan 2015, marred by construction delays, overspending, and malfunctioning canals.

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gains from the event, projecting an economic dividend of more than $33 billion and the creation of more than 900,000 jobs by 2031.

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plans to reuse 80% of Expo infrastructure, through ambitious schemes such as the conversion of District 2020 into sustainable housing.

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in sustainable living represent a worthy target - and justification - for Expos deep into their third century, says Minner.

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Heimtextil to give special area to textiles editeurs

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extiles editeurs will have a special designated area to present their exhibits in the next edition of Heimtextil to be held during January 7-10, 2020. This will create a vibrant meeting place for interior designers, furnishers and retailers. Around 50 international fabric suppliers will present their collections in the specially created editeurs area. In the specially designated Editeurs’ Area, a good 50 internationally renowned editeurs will present their products around the Editeurs’ Café. The hall “Window and Interior Decoration” which houses the editeurs’ area will see products such as curtains, decorative fabrics and systems, upholstery fabrics, privacy and sun protection right through to carpets and tools for textile processing bundled together. Among the international highlights from the ranks of textiles editeurs are NV Wind from Belgium and Style Library from the UK (with the brands Zoffany, Harlequin, Anthology, Sanderson, Morris & Co, Scion, Clarke and Clarke and Studio G), CTA and SIMTA from Italy as well as Damaceno&Antunes from Portugal. Major industry players from Germany such as Apelt, RaschTextil, Saum&Viebahn and Heco

will present their new textile collections. The “Insider” programme for interior decorators will also have its hub in this hall. Participants will benefit from exclusive trade fair offers and will have the opportunity to exchange ideas with specialist colleagues in the “Insider Café”. “Heimtextil offers us a unique opportunity to present new textile creations to an international audience,” says Yann de Zutter, owner and general manager of NV Wind. “We can make wonderful use of the prominent Editeurs’Area to network further and exchange ideas with our long-standing customers.” To make the area and exhibitors even more visible, editeurs will get a makeover. The entire area will be covered with a black carpet, exhibitors will be provided with their own stand signage and the area will be highlighted accordingly on the hall plan and online on the Heimtextil website. “Textiles editeurs are a small but brilliant and essential exhibitor group for Heimtextil,” says Scharrer. “Their special position in the textile sector as a trendsetter in the high-end segment will be underlined by the highlighting of the exhibition area at Heimtextil.” Nicola Brumfitt, marketing director of Prestigious

The hall concept for the past Heimtextil proved to be a success and international editeurs will once again present their wares in a specially designated area. In this way, we create a vibrant meeting place for interior designers, furnishers and retailers and both exhibitors and visitors alike can benefit from the synergies created as a result. Sabine Scharrer Director Heimtextil at Messe Frankfurt. Textiles from the UK, also sees the added value in the special area: “We’ve been attending Heimtextil for more than 30 years – it has become one of the most important dates in our diary and offers a unique platform for networking with potential and existing overseas contacts.” Following a successful launch in January 2019, Style Library from the UK will also be represented in the Editeurs’ Area. “We are very much excited to be introducing our new spring collections at Heimtextil 2020,” says Mischa Winde, general manager Germany. “The trade fair offers us the perfect global platform to present some of our best-selling brands – Harlequin, Sanderson, Morris & Co and Clarke & Clarke.” FotiosTsioulpas, managing director and owner of IFI Aebe, believes that Heimtextil marks the beginning of the new year in the most creative of ways: “We are looking forward to celebrate this creativity among the top people of our industry.” Just like the editeurs, the DecoTeam, one of the permanent components of Heimtextil, is also one of the highlights of the hall. The DecoTeam will present interior fashion, trendy styles and new colour concepts based on the Heimtextil trends. The fair will also feature workshops, presentations, live showcases and discussions with well-known guests such as TV star and decorative queen Enie van de Meiklokjes.

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eMAT RUSSIA ran from 24 to 26 September 2019 at the IEC Crocus Expo in Moscow. The tradeshow for materials handling, warehousing equipment and logistics featured more than 150 exhibiting companies and attracted 5,700 visitors, solidifying its position as the only intralogistics event in Russia with such a diverse portfolio. On occasion of its tenth anniversary in 2019, CeMAT RUSSIA expanded its exhibit program to include even more products, equipment and solutions for warehousing, intralogistics and supply chain management. More than 200 international brands presented their innovations,

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including major manufacturers and suppliers such as A-Sis, Bito, Comitas, Constructor, DoorHan, Elettric80, FZM, Honeywell, Kaup, Komatsu, Linde, Manitou, Micron Pilot Factory, PSI Logistics, TVH Group, and Vanderlande. “For us and for many of our customers,

participation in CeMAT RUSSIA continues to be an indicator of a company ’s s e r i o u s n e s s a n d r e l i a b i l i t y,” s a i d AlsuVasilyeva, head of the handlingequipment sales department at ISTK, the official distributor of Komatsu. “If a company participates in the trade fair, it means that it has come to the Russian market with serious, long-term intentions.” CeMAT RUSSIA covered two halls and the outdoor area at IEC Crocus Expo, hosting 153 companies from 18 countries. One third of all exhibitors participated for the first time. New exhibitors included Arnikon, CMAK Crane Systems, Eonmetall, Honco, ILS Conveyor Systems, JCB Equipment, and TVEL Fuel Company.

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How Technology is Shaping the Event Management Industry Role of Technology in Shaping the Event Management Industry:

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echnology is the new business enabler. The event management industry is technology dependent. We all know that nobody buys an event ticket from the counter anymore. It is because, ticketing and event management platforms that have successfully bridged the gap between event organisers and attendees. Thus, event apps have found a way for stakeholder engagement to determine ROI. There are certain trends defining technology’s dominance in the event industry. Technology also contributes in changing the way event management industry works. Technology Trends affecting the Event Management Industry: n Event Ticketing and Registration

Buying an event ticket was once considered a very tiring process. You had to find the offline vendors for getting a ticket, stand in a queue, and finally buy the ticket. Mobile phone penetration has changed the game. Tickets are available via various mediums – mobile apps or websites. In case you don’t want to invest much, use google forms. They are the best and safest. Technology has also made registration more engaging. Audience prefers using pre-event registration process. It allows them the flexibility to choose to a seat, get parking space pre-booked, choose what all talks to attend etc.

Technology is one of the most important f a c t o r s t o g e n e r a t e e f f i c i e n c y. Organisers and participants save time by implementing innovation in event management. Some applications allows users to register, book a seat, plan the event, and reschedule the whole plan. Digital payment platforms have made money transfer easy. Unlike the last decade, digital payments are not limited to account transfer only. This cashless mode of payment has also changed the retail space altogether. The attendees can pay using the wallet almost everywhere in the event.

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Flawless communication is the backbone of hosting a successful event management company. Switching to a high performing event app can solve many problems in one go.

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n Event Experience for Attendees

n Event Efficiency

Therefore, technology is playing a crucial role in evangelising the event. Features like live streaming and use of influencers to run quick updates have changed the scope of events. Public relations and social media have changed how event stakeholders used to communicate. Attendee experience is not just limited to exotic locations. It is also defined by how technology is smartly used to convey the essence of the event.

Most event organizers focus on year on year improvement. Technology enables the organisers to stay in touch with the attendees, sponsors, media, and other authorities. This allows to gain insightful feedback. It also ensures that the attendees feel valuable even after the event. Tools like Hubspot provide a great opportunity to run smooth marketing technology. Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) have graduated from buzzwords to must-have event technology. According to a recent survey, 88% of event creators planned to use VR in 2018. Free wifi availability lets everyone stay connected. Therefore, companies are focusing on getting sponsors who offer free wifi. This means improved ROI in terms of new customers.

n Event Security

Security is one of the most important elements of the event management industry. There is a lot of data that is gathered and used in every event. It

becomes extremely crucial for the organisers to keep things in control. G D P R (G e n e ra l D at a Pro te c t i o n Regulation) has pushed tech and data management companies to give better offerings to the organisers. Similarly, people security is equally important. There are equipments like body scanners, and metal detectors that are capable of finding a needle from a haystack. Mismanaged people security has largely been a key reason for a bad experience. Event organisers are using drones to keep a check at the event venue. One, use of shared technology, and two, human implementation have made venues more secure. Also, use of retina and fingerprint scanners ensures that only the invited guests are given access to certain areas. This helps in maintaining the privacy and intimacy of an event.

Summarizing “How Technology is Shaping the Event Management Industry” :

If you look at a high level, it will be difficult to find what and how technology has changed things for the event managers. It is not easy to find how the industry is achieving the desired efficiency. In conclusion, customer feedback forms and integration of social media with the event networking app has changed how stakeholders interacted. Technology to capture health data of attendees has led to better experiences. We can’t say to what extent it will help events but it certainly shouldn’t take the human side of offering hospitality.

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ata now released by UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, shows that the exhibition industry is still experiencing intensified international business growth. The new edition of the association’s“UFI Euro Fairs Statistics” tracks the development in 24 countries in the European exhibition market, all based on certified data gathered by a network of 14 collaborating industry bodies from across the continent. “UFI is delighted to show reliable key statistics that reflect the industry’s activity in the European region. The report shows that the exhibition industry in Europe is undergoing steady development. This data covers approximately 60% of the European exhibition market and includes 372 exhibitions that have earned the ‘UFI Approved Event’ designation, which is an increase of 5% from last year,” says Kai Hattendorf, UFI CEO/Managing Director. The events examined comprised 735,508 exhibiting companies. Statistics in the report cover 2,673 exhibitions for a total of 28 million m2 of registered rented space with a total attendance of 75.4 million registered visitors. 38% of the exhibitions targeted trade visitors and 31% public visitors, while 31% addressed both target groups. The Euro Fair Statistics 2018 report includes data collected by the following organisations: AEFI (Italy), AFE (Spain), ATFEO (Finland), BDO & Associates (Portugal), CENTREX (Central East Europe), CLC-VECTA (The Netherlands), EXPO EVENT Swiss LiveCom Association (Switzerland), FEBELUX (Belgium & Luxemburg), FKM (Germany), FKM Austria, SFC (Sweden), UNIMEV-OJS (France), RUEF (Russia) and UCCET (Turkey).

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bodies in 24 countries

n 2,673 exhibitions from 822 organisers,

totalling 28 million m2 of net space rented

The complete Euro Fair Statistics 2018 study can be downloaded from the UFI website. In line with UFI’s mission to develop the industry worldwide, the report is available free of charge.

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he International Exhibition Logistics Association (IELA) presented the IELA Sustainability Guidelines in Marrakech, during its event IELA Connect 2019. This is to address a number of primary « golden rules » for its members in order to achieve sustainable goals when working over the globe in the exhibition and event logistics field. The digital guidelines will be available for free download on the website under the IELA Organiser and Exhibitor Portal as from Tuesday October 15th 2019. IELA has understood that change occurs through the promotion of best practices and by inspiring action. Achieving sustainability revolves around reducing, not eliminating, the causes of environmental problems. In the transportation industry, a sustainable solution focuses on improving individual operations and movements to increase the efficiency of transportation and handling. The key message of the Sustainability Guidelines is to create value through maximising and amplifying the efforts of members to reach a broader exhibition and event community, even reaching far beyond purely the aspect of Security and Occupational Health and Safety. IELA’s Sustainability Guidelines adheres to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs) and they have a practical and tactical approach, aiming to review existing practices, initiating changes to transform exhibition & event logistics and work procedures and charting a new course in setting standards for the logistics industry. IELA Members are encouraged to adapt their behaviour and to leverage new conduct patterns, methods and technologies. Associations and organisations are officially implementing programmes to face the sustainability challenges within their industry and IELA is keen to offer its support. To name a few, the JMIC (Joint Meetings Industry Council) is building a wide database of industry efforts on the UNSDGs and UFI (the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry) published in June 2019 the first edition of its report “The Exhibition Industry and the UN SDGs: Connecting People, Multiplying Action”. This presents a first series of 20 international cases depicting the sustainable efforts of its members and is available free of charge on the UFI website at www.ufi.org/unsdg. These cases are proven to have had both a positive environmental and social impact in the exhibition industry, as well as permitting cost savings for the companies. IELA will be happy to participate in the second collection phase, contributing on how operators in the exhibition industry contribute to the SDGs (Type II: The Exhibition Operation). The Guidelines were primarily architected by Jacqui Nel, IELA Industry Relations Working Group Chair Person, who was very ably supported by Priscilla Leong, IELA Board Member and Elizabeth Niehaus, IELA Executive Officer, all three devoting their time and effort in delivering the content. The IELA Sustainability Guidelines are another demonstration of IELA’s

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IELA kicks off with its Sustainability Guidelines commitment to becoming an essential resource for knowledge and reference in the Exhibition & Event Logistics Industry. Jacqui Nel explains “When we were asked to take on this project, we began our investigations. There was a lot of information available, however, there was nothing practical to start implementing. We worked our way towards how we as IELA Members &/or our Logistics Industry could make a difference. Many IELA members contributed by giving their experience of implemented actions in their daily work. It is possible that each of us is already making a difference but it is not being documented as part of our business strategy. Sustainability is becoming more and more vital to businesses and in our personal lives, and it starts at home. When everyone aims to do their part towards creating a sustainable workplace, especially in our large exhibition industry, we will quickly notice how easy it actually is to be sustainable. During the period October 2019 until November 2020, all IELA Members will be welcomed in a Call of Action to contend for the first IELA Sustainability

Award, a true recognition of the progress that we are making. Inspire each other and work towards being more sustainable every day.” As an association, IELA sees its role in leading progress in sustainable practices by spearheading coordinated actions which will have a positive effect on boosting and advancing change where possible. As a means of self-evaluation, the IELA Association has in parallel set up a progress tracking system named the GREEN “DONE IT“ LIST INITIATIVE . All IELA Members are invited to create measurable targets, integrate the identified actions into their daily work and officially celebrate the progress made in the given timeframe. In order to honour the initiatives of its members, IELA has introduced a new IELA AWARD on Sustainability. This award will reward innovation within the Exhibition Logistics Industry and more importantly give recognition to the benefits of combined effort to achieve true sustainability. The next edition of IELA CONNECT will take place in October 2020.

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China International Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition to have 3 concurrent shows Concurrently held with n 11th China International Fertilizer Show 2020 n 7th China International Irrigation Show 2020 n 2020 China International Seed Trade Show n World’s largest Agrochemical Trading Platform with most updated Policies, Products, Technologies and Market Dynamics.

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h e 2 1 s t C h i n a I nte r n at i o n a l Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition (CAC 2020), will be concurrently held with 11th China International Fertilizer Show 2020 (FSHOW), 7th China International Irrigation Show 2020 & China International Seed Trade Show 2020 organized by CCPIT Sub-Council of Chemical Industry, is to be held at Shanghai New International Expo Centre (SNIEC) on 24 – 26 February, 2020. The above exhibitions have been held successfully every year. The exhibitions occupied five exhibition halls, and established the trade, communication and exchange platform involving pesticides, fertilizers, seeds, beyond-agriculture, production & packaging equipment, crop protection e q u i p m e n t , l o g i s t i c s , c o n s u l t a n c y, laboratories and suppor tive ser vices. Occupying an area of 80,000 sq.m, the exhibitions attracted 1500+ exhibiting companies from more than 30 countries and regions, nearly 45000+ visitors from over 120 countries and regions, and a number of buyer delegations from Russia, Mongolia, Vietnam and India, etc. Exhibit Profile: Chemical Pesticides: products of insecticide, fungicide, herbicide, intermediates; biological pesticide technology, ecological chemical pesticide; p e s t i c i d e p ro d u c t i o n & p ro c e s s i n g technology Chemical Fertilizer: nitrogen fertilizer, phosphate fertilizer, potash fertilizer, compound fer tilizer; new specialized fertilizers like seaweed fertilizer; biological fertilizer Crop-protection and Agrochemical Bio-engineering Technology: plant growing regulator; transgenic product and other agricultural bioengineering technology Agrochemical Machinery and Horticultural Specialized Machine and Equipment: equipment for agrochemical products, spraying machine, agricultural plastic, farming machine; horticultural grass mown, sprink ler machine, irrigating equipment and the relative package

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equipment Agricultural Plastic: shed film, farmland film, shading net, anti-insect net, modern agricultural covering stuff; seed nursery, container, plastic water saving irrigating equipment. Concurrent Events: 11th China International Fertilizer Show 2020 It is an important annual trade show for fertilizer industry. It is the best information & experience exchange platform for fertilizer trading and utilization. Through aborative designing and the strong support of relative departments and exhibiting enterprises, This Show has developed into a large scale and impactive fertilizer exhibition. FSHOW is providing fertilizer suppliers and purchasers from China and abroad a high-quality and professional trading platform. Exhibit Profile: Water Soluble Fertilizer, Slow / Controlled Release Fertilizer, Seaweed Fertilizer, Humic Acid Fertilizer, Amino Acid Fertilizer, Microbial Fertilizer, Micronutrient Fertilizer, Fertilizer Additive, Soil Conditioner, Organic Natural Fertilizer, Environmental Friendly, Special Fertilizer, Chelate Fertilizer, Water Flush Fertilizer, Foliar Fertilizer, EDTA, Compound Fertilizer, Polypeptide Fertilizer, Phosphate, Sulfate, Nitrate, Nitrogen Fertilizer, Potash Fertilizer, Magnesium Fertilizer, Fertilizer Packaging and Production Equipment, Integration of Water And Fertilizer, Irrigation, Fertigation Equipment, Soil Analytical Instrument Through the mutual efforts of organizer, exhibitors and experts, China International Fertilizer Show has become the world’s leading fertilizer event. 2020 China International Seed Trade Show Seed is the most important agricultural means of production. Fine seeds are crucial to the plant production and plant quality. In order to promote the development of China seed industry and to build seed trade and communication platform, 2020 China International Seed Trade Exhibition will be

held along with 21st China International Agrochemical & Crop Protection Exhibition (CAC). Supported by the world’s largest agrochemical platform, you can meet with 33,000 agrochemical purchasers here. Exhibit Profile Crop seed, vegetable seed, flower seed; Pasture and grass seed, wood seed; Seed coating agent, seed fertilizer, seed treatment formulation; Seed testing instrument, seed processing machine; Seed packaging new technology; Seed new technology, products and projects. 7th China International Irrigation Show 2020 (IRRISHOW ) is to fully display agricultural and horticultural irrigation technology and equipment, promoting fertigation application, to strengthen domestic and international technology exchange and cooperation. It is believed that fertigation will lead to the big change in planting technology, fertigation application development is being in spring. China international irrigation Show (IRRISHOW) will bring opportunity and development for agriculture industry. Visitor’s Profile: • Agrochemical and equipment buyers • Chemical product exporters and importers interested in new agrochemical and crop protection products • The mass agrochemical products users, including agricultural crop protection technology, agricultural means of production sectors, crop protection stations • The application expansion organizations of new agricultural technology and products, as well as the end users • Labs, consulting companies and other correlative enterprises and organizations that serve the agrochemical industry. Special travel package InORBIT Tours has arranged travel package, especially for the members of Pesticides Manufacturers Association of India & CHEMEXCIL and other leading Chemical Associations. Tailor-made packages are also arranged for exhibitors. For details, contact: Mr. Om Prakash – Director, InORBIT Tours Pvt. Ltd., 16, Kamat Industrial Estate, 396, V. S. Marg, Prabhadevi, Mumbai – 400 025. Tel: 022-24229281 / 022-40436868

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uyers from around the world gather twice a year for the Canton Fair, which opened on Oct. 15 in Guangzhou. Manufacturers attending China's biggest trade show are glum about the economic standoff between Washington and Beijing, as the tariff fight saps sales and forces them to look elsewhere for opportunities. The Canton Fair, which opened Tuesday, draws 200,000 buyers from 200 countries and territories to strike purchasing contracts with Chinese manufacturers. This fall's edition of the fair comes after the World Trade Organization slashed its growth forecast for global trade this year. Though the U.S. and China have reached a truce in their tariff war, the damage has already been done for some attendants. A metalworking equipment maker based in coastal Shandong Province saw sales to American customers plunge after its products were covered by last year's initial round of punitive U.S. tariffs on Chinese-made goods. The company foots one-third of the added cost for buyers, a sales representative said. "Customers won't come back unless we bear part of the tariffs," the representative said. A Shandong maker of precision machine tools for the automotive industry said the trade war has soured the business environment. Though the U.S. market makes up less than 1% of its sales, the company has witnessed a decline in capital spending among Chinese and foreign manufacturers. "The outlook doesn't inspire confidence," a representative said. A Fujian Province company that supplies security system transceivers for ski resorts and housing projects has not suffered much, but it

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total of 85 contracts were signed and over 400 matching sessions were held at the 24th Macao I n t e r n a t i o n a l Tr a d e a n d Investment Fair (24th MIF) and the 2019 Portuguese Speaking Countries Products and Services Exhibition (2019 PLPEX), the organizer of the two trade fairs said. Macao Trade and Investment Promotion Institute told the press that the three-day event had attracted more than 70,000 visitors, and the number of trade visitors increased by 10 percent compared with that of last year. The 24th MIF with the theme of "Cooperation - Key to Business Opportunities" covered an exhibition area of nearly 24,000 square meters and about 1,500 booths. The trade fair invited Cape Verde and China's Jiangsu Province as the partner country and partner province this year, with each setting up a themed pavilion. The 2019 PLPEX covered an area of roughly 6,000 square metres and offered about 250 booths. Both of the fairs introduced innovative elements and set up the Innotech and

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Canton Fair dimmed by shadow of trade war, despite truce

Chinese manufacturers search for prospects beyond US has turned bearish on the American market. "Given the fears around Chinese telecom equipment, it will be hard to expand our business further in the U.S.," a representative said, adding that the company will focus on o t h e r m a r k e t s, i n c l u d i n g co u nt r i e s participating in Beijing's Belt and Road Initiative for building infrastructure. The Canton Fair, formally known as the China Import and Export Fair, is held every spring and fall. Typical years bring around $30 billion in contract signings at each event, but the past two fairs have slumped below year-

earlier levels. This fall's event concludes Nov. 4. "China's trade finds itself in a complex, harsh environment," event spokesperson Xu Bing, deputy director general of the China Foreign Trade Center, told reporters on Monday, citing heightened "protectionism." Chinese exports edged down 0.1% on the year in the nine months through September, with a 10.7% drop in U.S.-bound exports, customs data shows. The WTO this month lowered its forecast for 2019 growth in global goods trade volume to 1.2% from 2.6%..

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Startups Zone, the Cross-border New Retail Pavilion, the Brazilian Products Pavilion and the China-Portuguese-Speaking Countries Cooperation Retrospective Exhibition for

the first time. The organizer added the 25th MIF and the 2020 PLPEX will be held on Oct. 22-24 in 2020.

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15th Anniversary of SIUF China Blooming the Peak and Imagining the Future It’s the time when the autumn wind is brisk and the full moon is reunited, SIUF China 2020 and China Underwear Culture Week held a fifteenth anniversary press conference on the theme of “Blooming the Peak and Visiting the Future” at the Four Seasons Hotel in Shenzhen, fragrant with osmanthus flowers. Mr. Liu Hanwen, CEO of Tarsus Group in China, Ms. Tang Shuangmao, CEO of China (Shenzhen) SIUF, Mr. Zhang Hao, Minister of Home Brand Culture of Red Bean, Ms. Li Xiaoying, General Manager of Yumei Garment in Dongyang City, Zhejiang Province, Vice President of Dongyang Knitting Association, Mr. Song Jialin, General Manager of Guangdong Yinrui Information Technology Co., Ltd. (Brand: Mega Meinong), as well as more than 20 leading enterprises from underwear industry, and more than 20 industry owners Streaming media reporters attended the press conference. Creativity precipitation, reestablish industry benchmark “Shenzhen ShengshiJiuzhou Exhibition Co., Ltd. confirms that the 15th China SIUF will be held in Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Center from April 19 to 21, 2020.” Ms. Tang Shuangmao, CEO of Brand Underwear Fair, mentioned at the launch. In his speech, Minister Zhang of Red Bean Home Clothing Brand Culture said that as a 62-year-old home clothing brand, after participating in China (Shenzhen) SIUF for the first time in 2019, unexpected results were

achieved. In the next year or two, bra will be the main star series in spring and summer, and will enter Shenzhen underwear market by continuing to participate in SIUF, a professional business platform. In the past few years, SIUF has successfully gathered more than 150,000 professional audiences and more than 900 exhibition brands in 73,000 square meters of exhibition area, focusing on new products, new techno logies, n ew tren ds an d n ew applications of underwear industry at home and abroad, and striving to build a market for underwear manufacturers and upstream and d ow n s t re a m i n d u s t r y c h a i n s. Tra d e negotiations, international exchanges and brand display as one of the professional exchange platform. Focusing on Industrial Cluster and Optimizing the Distribution of Production Capacity from a Prospective Perspective Tang talked about the plan of SIUF 2020.

With the main principle of “market appeal, international influence, forward-looking, guiding industry trends”, he will include Top 20 domestic popular brand, growth brand, international Top 10 brand and designer works in the brand. Underwear exhibition site. At the same time, the group will invest heavily in integration and promotion in Shenzhen, Hong Kong, Shanghai and other places, focusing on the implementation of Business Matchmaking services, matching the needs of buyers and exhibitors, and promoting order transaction efficiency. Finally, General Tang also introduced the current progress of investment promotion. Over 80% of the total sales have been completed. The in-depth cooperation among Dongyang, Puning, Shantou, Zhongshan, Foshan, Suning and Liaoyuan industrial clusters is also proceeding smoothly. General Manager Li of DongyangYumei Garment Co., Ltd. said that through attending a series of domestic exhibitions, a large number of OEM orders were obtained, and the revenue of OEM business increased by more than 6-10 times compared with last year. At the same time, as Vice-President of Dongyang Knitting Association, he also tried to recommend the channel of participating in the exhibition to Dongyang enterprises to make suggestions for the growth of garment enterprises, such as Dongyang local excellent textile mill, Taurus textile, Raul textile, colorful textile, Wu Gang knitting and so on, which are outstanding in knitting fabrics and will be functional. Fabric to the utmost.

Chinese companies shine at Anuga Red peppers, green tea, white mushrooms and yellow canned peaches, brought from more than 7,000 kilometers away, are a feast for the eyes as well as the taste buds. Around 600 Chinese exhibitors have attended Anuga, the world's largest food and beverages trade fair which started Saturday in Cologne, Germany, scouting opportunities for business and to promote Chinese brands and food culture. At the China (Zhejiang) Pavilion, local specialties such as green tea, yellow wine and dried mushrooms were displayed in an inviting manner. More than 50 companies from East China's Zhejiang Province jointly presented their agricultural and processed food products. At a live cooking show performed by a Zhejiang chef, different courses inspired by the local cuisine date back centuries and were enjoyed with great popularity. Zhejiang Province is a comprehensive agricultural production area known as the "land of fish and rice, home of silk and tea," said Sun Kuifa, an official from the provincial department of agriculture and rural affairs. The province's export of agricultural

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products and processed foods ranked fourth in China in 2018, with the European Union a major export destination, Sun said. In 2003, the province first began to organize local companies to attend Anuga, and has thus taken the trade fair as a leading platform for EU markets and beyond, Sun said. Denis Steker, vice president of the international cooperation department at Koelnmesse GmbH, attended the opening ceremony of the pavilion. "The worldwide growing interest for the Chinese cuisine and culture provides a favorable climate for the export of food and beverages," Steker said. Steker said the number of Chinese exhibitors has been growing steadily over the years. "This growth rate shows the rapid development that China's food industry has undergone and constitutes an impressive performance record," he said. Not far from the culinary show, China State Farm Official Flagship Store attended Anuga for the first time. Oolong tea, soy milk and coffee were poured into small cups for passersby. Chen Zhongyi, vice director of China State Farm Economic Development Center, said they

have selected about 20 signature beverage products from different farms for this year's Anuga. Attending Anuga is a step to further explore international cooperation and to promote China State Farm as a brand, Chen said. Many Chinese companies at the trade fair are already veterans in the export business. Li Gang, a senior executive from a honey company based in Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, said that the company has been coming to Anuga for two decades. Their organic honey mainly sells to the European market, Li said, adding that he has observed a growing consumer interest for raw and organic food. In a competitive market, their company has to continue to offer products of high quality and varieties, Li said. Celebrating its 100th anniversary this year, the five-day trade fair has attracted around 7,500 exhibitors from 106 countries and regions. The number of visitors is expected to exceed 165,000, according to the organizers. The first Anuga took place in Stuttgart, Germany in 1919. Since 1951, the trade fair has been held in Cologne every two years.

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ITB Asia renews venue for three years ITB Asia continues to break records with exhibitor numbers at all-time high Messe Berlin Singapore confirmed it has signed a new three-year venue agreement with host country Singapore and Marina Bay Sands the show’s official partner hotel. ITB Asia is now locked into Singapore and the famous casino and convention hotel until October 2022. The next three editions of ITB Asia will take place from 21 to 23 October 2020, 27 to 29 October 2021 and 19 to 21 October 2022. ITB Asia 2019, hosted at the Sands Expo and Convention Centre, Marina Bay Sands attracted a record number of 13,000 attendees from 132 countries and territories according to Messe Berlin Singapore, the show organiser. The show saw strong participation this year with over 1,300 exhibitors and more than 1,250 buyers. The three-day exhibition also saw more than 27,000 business appointments made, a 7.4% year-on-year growth. In its 12th year, the show’s conference programme brought together thought leaders from across the MICE, Leisure, Corporate, and Travel Tech sectors to explore how businesses can turn creative ideas into bold, yet practical, initiatives to keep pace with technological developments in the travel industry. Across the three days of the conference,

attendees were able to hear from more than 270 speakers, including Booking.com, Expedia, IBM, OYO China, TripAdvisor, Tujia and more. For the first time, attendees also got a chance to gain a detailed understanding of some of the most important practices and trends that are defining the future of MICE events at ITB Asia’s inaugural MICE Show Asia. Commenting on the new venue agreement, Messe Berlin chief executive officer, Christian Göke said: “After 12 years, ITB Asia experienced strong growth again. This new record clearly demonstrates that the show is well accepted by the industry around the world as the must-attend event in Asia. Messe Berlin is delighted to continue the strategic partnership with Marina Bay Sands

and the Singapore Tourism Board (STB) from 2020 to 2022. Singapore Tourism Board Chief Executive Keith Tan said: “Since its inaugural show in 2008, ITB Asia has strengthened the travel industry in Asia. It has introduced new ideas, challenged prevailing mindsets, and provoked countless important connections and discussions. With the extension of our partnership with Messe Berlin (Singapore), STB looks forward to growing ITB Asia even further and making it even more relevant to Asia’s travel trade.” Messe Berlin Singapore confirmed ITB Asia’s 2020 edition has already signed up more4 than 3,500 square metres of exhibition space for next year’s show. Among others, these will include the Korea Tourism Organisation, Ministry of Tourism of the Republic of Indonesia, Singapore Tourism Board, Spain Tourism Board and Visit Finland. In addition, ITB Asia 2020 will be introducing Travel Tech Asia as a new show under ITB Asia’s umbrella of events. Travel Tech Asia will provide the travel-tech community with a platform to connect, create and enhance the way people travel, meet and do business, with technology.

Tourism: Create Infrastructure, Make Linkages The dynamics of industrial growth in India, for all ancillary industries, makes for fascinating reading and analysis. India has embarked on a renewed push towards making the country an attractive tourist destination through a variety of measures such as the "Incredible India 2.0" campaign. Both local and international destinations have wooed domestic Indian tourists. Regardless of whether one considers inbound or outbound tourism, the tourism supply chain provides exciting opportunities for investors and provides pointers towards much-needed infrastructure developments. At a fundamental level, as India looks to develop further this component of the economy derived from tourism, it is vital to focus on the convergence of marketing & branding (read availability of information regarding possible tourist destinations), accessibility and local infrastructure such as hotels, eateries, transportation and medical facilities. Fundamentally, for the robust longterm growth of the tourism sector, India must ensure that it is offering an eco-system that is attractive and consistent. Ensuring that the tourism infrastructure supply chain is seamless will require not just creating a consistent and informative process that generates tourist interest, but also a back-to-front infrastructure linkage that

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delivers the experience. For instance, a trip to the Taj Mahal via the Delhi Airport and the expressway linking Delhi to Agra is vital to ensuring that the branding and marketing of a tourist destination deliver value. A closer look at the example stated above throws light upon the importance of the airline connectivity, highway and airport infrastructure involved. Additionally, the availability of the local hospitality industry that caters to the spectrum of incoming tourists at the tourist destination is vital. One missing piece in the link renders all other assets relatively incapable of realising full value. On the contrar y, a seamless infrastructure linkage system ensures that the various components in the supply chain can operate close to full potential to generate value. For example, exceptional air connectivity to a tourist destination and the availability of hotel infrastructure that caters to a broad spectrum of tourists is rendered relatively ineffective in generating significant tourist traffic without the last-mile road connectivity required between the airport and the final tourist destination. It is vital to underscore that the focus isn't only on the international tourist, but on both foreign and domestic tourists. Essentially, as the interlink ages

mentioned above will improve, so will the volume of tourist traffic. The capacity for both the government and investors to further develop the cornerstone of the tourism infrastructure linkage stated above has significant multiplier effects for investment opportunities in linked sectors. The luggage industry is a classic example of a sector that will provide investment avenues as the Indian tourism industry develops further. Additionally, not only will the ancillary industries such as luggage grow, but they will also grow in terms of segmentation. With gradually rising incomes, opportunities will be created not just by aggregate market size growth but by tapping into segments such as higher-end luggage demand. The key takeaway is that as basic tourism infrastructure will grow, linked industries such as luggage, banking and foreign exchange service providers will flourish. Opportunities through market disruptions must be viewed by investors as an avenue to get into growth segments that benefit from tourism growth in India. The opportunity to acquire a foreign exchange business from a larger business group or to get a foothold within the luggage industry must be viewed as an opportunity to tap into the tourism potential.

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Israel Tourism Conducts Roadshow to Strengthen Relationships with India

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srael Ministry of Tourism participated in various trade fairs and exhibitions this year including APEX, MILT, EXITO and SAT TE to showcase the dynamic offerings of the destination to the travel trade community thereby luring travellers to consider Israel for a leisure holiday. Alongside, Israel has also quickly become Middle-East’s newest business tourism destination, gaining popularity with the Indian corporate and MICE segment. ISRAEL MINISTRY of Tourism (IMOT ) conducted a roadshow in Hyderabad on 26th September to enhance commercial ties with the Indian travel trade fraternity. In an effort to retain the growth momentum of Indian arrivals to Israel, the team interacted with over 50 key travel and tour operators, MICE providers and up-market leisure operators. The event commenced with a presentation leading to an interactive session with the IMOT team. The roadshow i n c l u d e d i nte ra c t i ve B 2 B s e s s i o n s, education programmes and workshops to aid trade members in planning itineraries and responding to customer queries. The Israeli delegation was led by the newly appointed Director of Tourism for India & Philippines markets, Sammy Yahia along with Judah Samuel, Director – Marketing, Israel Ministry of Tourism, India and included representative partners from the tourism industry of Israel. Sammy is responsible to lead the tourism board’s initiatives in India while overseeing the development of policies and strategies to strengthen Israel’s reputation as a world-class tourism and

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travel destination. He brings great expertise and know-how to the role with an extensive and holistic experience in tourism marketing, strategic government relations and investment facilitation. Commenting on the roadshow, Sammy Yahia, Director, Israel Ministry of Tourism – India & Philippines said, “The arrivals from India have exceeded expectations in the last few years and we have seen the same trend in 2019. India currently stands third in Asia among the top source markets for I s r a e l. W h i l e k e e p i n g t h e c u r re n t m o m e n t u m g o i n g, t h e i d e a i s t o aggressively work towards increasing connectivity between India & Israel by introducing new airlines to service the route. I am delighted with this new position and foresee ample opportunities for us to push boundaries and reinvent the everevolving and dynamic Indian traveller.” Israel Ministry of Tourism participated in various trade fairs and exhibitions this year including APEX, MILT, EXITO and SATTE to showcase the dynamic offerings of the destination to the travel trade community

thereby luring travellers to consider Israel for a leisure holiday. Alongside, Israel has also quickly become Middle-East’s newest business tourism destination, gaining popularity with the Indian corporate and MICE segment. MICE travel to the country is booming at a steady pace as a YPO delegation travelled in September this year while a 25-person delegation from Aries Agro Limited also visited Israel in September. A massive MICE movement was the CREDAI 19th NATCON 2019 hosted by CREDAI Telangana & CREDAI Andhra Pradesh in August that witnessed 850 attendees. Over the years, Indian cuisine has also taken centre stage with many celebrity chefs and culinary experts visiting the country for menu engineering, special collaborations and food festivals. While Chefs like Sanjeev K apoor, Thomas Zacharias, Manish Mehrotra and RakheeVaswani have travelled to Israel in the past, winner of Master Chef India, Chef Shipra Khanna visited the country for the Indian Culinary Festival at the Sheraton Tel Aviv in July this year. Hosted by the Embassy of India, Chef Khanna recreated flavours of India with the hotel’s Executive Chef for a special menu during the festival showcasing the best of India’s authentic dishes. Israel offers a plethora of things to do and see to cater to the discerning traveller. From the historical city of Jerusalem to the beach city of Tel Aviv; from the Dead Sea, the lowest point on earth, to the marvellous underwater marine life of Red Sea in Eilat, Israel is truly a dynamic destination.

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Athens International Tourism Expo to Promote Greece’s MICE Industry

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reece’s MICE industry and future opportunities top the agenda of the 6th Athens International Tourism Expo (AITE) 2019, scheduled to be held during December 6-8 at the Metropolitan Expo in the Greek capital. Organized by Leaderexpo – Leadertech, this year’s event will host 300 exhibitors from Greece and abroad, as well as over 150 hosted buyers – tour operators, travel agencies PCOs and DMCs – from 50 countries. Among them are the Center of National Research of France, Ericsson (Southern Europe), Casta Diva Events (Italy) , ESET (Russia), Tama Group (Southeastern Asia), Platinum Services (Italy) and Tour Passion (France). ΑΙΤΕ will also host representatives of national associations of tourism agencies from Israel

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Bulgaria, Serbia, Cyprus, Egypt and India among other countries. The number of B2B meetings is expected to exceed 8,000. “The core of this expo is the B2B meetings that take place every year between hosted buyers and exhibitors. These meetings are now more essential than ever, after the collapse of Thomas Cook and its subsidiaries, as the expo will host [foreign] tour operators that offer charter flights and seek for new collaborations in Greece,” ChristoferPapadiotis, General Manager of Leaderexpo – Leadertech told reporters during a press conference. As part of its efforts to attract leading MICE companies and professionals from the international travel market, Leaderexpo – Leadertech this year partnered with B2B directory Evintra, which is exclusively dedicated to the

MICE and travel industry. ChristoferPapadiotis, the General Manager of Leaderexpo – Leaderetech, (center) during the press conference. Workshops and gastronomy events The 6th Athens International Tourism Expo will also include conferences and workshops with the participation of tourism experts from Greece and abroad. More specifically, AITE’s Hoteliers Forum will feature Stefan Merkenhof, Managing Consultant of GBR Consulting, who will present the latest trends in silver tourism. Meanwhile, a presentation by Toposophy Head of Research PandazisPastras will focus on destination marketing and the millennials, while GIATA Sales Manager Hotel Products ReinhardGangelmayer will speak on the latest developments in travel software.

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Upcoming Trade Shows, November 2019 Blarose Lifestyle &FashionExpo

Festive Hues by Jolibon

Flow Control Exchange India

India International Security Expo

Date : 30 Sep-02 Oct 2019 Venue : Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers, Thane, India Organiser : Rustomjee Academy for Global Careers

Date : 01-02 Oct 2019 Venue : Hilton Garden Inn Gurgaon Baani Square, Gurgaon, India Organiser : APS Events & Advertisers Pvt Ltd

Date : 02-03 Oct 2019 Venue : DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Gurgaon - New Delhi NCR, Gurgaon, India Organiser : Jolibon

Date : 03-04 Oct 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : Messe Dusseldorf India Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 03-05 Oct 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : India Trade Promotion Organization

India Auto Show

Delhi International Trade Fair

The Great Indian Diwali Bazaar

Glitter Lifestyle Exhibition

Property Investment Expo - Noida

Date : 03-05 Oct 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : Nesco. Ltd

Date : 02-06 Oct 2019 Venue : Expocentre, Noida, India Organiser : International Trade Expo Centre Ltd.

Date : 04-06 Oct 2019 Venue : Apparel House, Gurgaon, India Organiser : Plus2 Events & Promotions

Date : 04-06 Oct 2019 Venue : JW Marriott Mumbai Juhu, Mumbai, India Organiser : ABEC Exhibitions And Conferences Pvt LTD

Date : 05-06 Oct 2019 Venue : Radisson Blu, Noida, India Organiser : Whiteflash Exhibitions Pvt Ltd

nmuktFestival Hyderabad

Bridal Asia

UTRAA: The Indian Fashion Exhibition-Nagpur

Sutraa- The Indian Fashion Exhibition

Dental Show

Date : 05-06 Oct 2019 Venue : Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, India Organiser : KW Conferences Pvt. Ltd

Date : 05-07 Oct 2019 Venue : The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi, India Organiser : Services International

Date : 09-10 Oct 2019 Venue : Tuli Imperial, Nagpur, India Organiser : Sutra Exhibitions LLP

Date : 10-11 Oct 2019 Venue : The Contour Hotel, Guwahati, India Organiser : Sutra Exhibitions LLP

Date : 10-11 Oct 2019 Venue : Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Organiser : Tamilnadu Dental Traders and Manufacture Association

Nisarg

HotelTech Kerala

TechSparks

Franchise India

Property Investment Expo - Gurgaon

Wedding Asia Indore

Date : 10-12 Oct 2019 Venue : Bolgatty Palace and Island Resort, Kochi, India Organiser : Cruz Expos

Date : 11-12 Oct 2019 Venue : Vivanta by Taj - Yeshwantpur, Bangalore, Bengaluru, India Organiser : YourStory Media Private Limited

Date : 12-13 Oct 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Franchise India Holdings Limited

Date : 12-13 Oct 2019 Venue : Taj City Centre Gurugram, Gurgaon, India Organiser : Whiteflash Exhibitions Pvt Ltd

Date : 12-13 Oct 2019 Venue : Sayaji Hotel indore, Indore, India Organiser : THE WEDDING EXTRAORDINAIRE

Rajasthan International Folk Festival

India Carpet Expo

Dairy Industry Expo

Asia Wedding Fair

Holiday Expo-Nagpur

Date : 10-14 Oct 2019 Venue : Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur Fort), Jodhpur, India Organiser : Jodhpur RIFF

Date : 11-14 Oct 2019 Venue : Varanasi, India Organiser : CARPET EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL (CEPC)

Date : 11-13 Oct 2019 Venue : Auto Cluster Exhibition Center, Pune, India Organiser : BENISON Media

Date : 11-13 Oct 2019 Venue : JW Marriott Hotel Bengaluru, Bengaluru, India Organiser : Introduction Trade Shows Pvt. Ltd

Date : 11-13 Oct 2019 Venue : Nagpur, India Organiser : Holiday Expo Secretariat

Agro & Machinery Expo

Hobby & Lifestyle India

Rajasthan International Folk Festival

India Carpet Expo

Lifestyle Exhibition

Date : 11-13 Oct 2019 Venue : Sri Prakash Mahal, Tiruchirappalli, India Organiser : JASH TRADE & EXHIBITIONS

Date : 11-13 Oct 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : Nesco. Ltd.

Date : 10-14 Oct 2019 Venue : Mehrangarh Fort (Jodhpur Fort), Jodhpur, India Organiser : Jodhpur RIFF

Date : 11-14 Oct 2019 Venue : Varanasi, India Organiser : CARPET EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL (CEPC)

Date : 11-14 Oct 2019 Venue : Welkom Palace, Ludhiana, India Organiser : Showman Associates Private Limited

Adaah- Contemporary Fashion and Lifestyle Exhibition

Blarose Lifestyle & Fashion Expo

SCaT INDIA

India Mobile Congress

The Haat - Nagpur

Date : 13-14 Oct 2019 Venue : Dwarka - 5 Star Luxury Hotels in Delhi, New Delhi, India Organiser : Plus2 Events & Promotions

Date : 13-14 Oct 2019 Venue : Nirvana Patio Club, Gurgaon, India Organiser : APS Events & Advertisers Pvt Ltd

Date : 14-16 Oct 2019 Venue : World Trade Centre, Mumbai, India Organiser : satellite cable tv

Date : 14-16 Oct 2019 Venue : Aerocity Grounds, New Delhi, India Organiser : COAI (Cellular Operators Association of India)

Date : 15-16 Oct 2019 Venue : Tuli Imperial, Nagpur, India Organiser : Fair Care Exhibitions

IFAT India

OPEN SOURCE INDIA

Mumbaiwood

THE HAAT - Indore

Indian Photography Festival

Date : 16-18 Oct 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : Messe Muenchen India Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 17-18 Oct 2019 Venue : NIMHANS Convention Centre, Bengaluru, India Organiser : EFY Enterprises Private Limited

Date : 17-19 Oct 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : NurnbergMesse India

Date : 18-19 Oct 2019 Venue : Sayaji Hotel indore, Indore, India Organiser : Fair Care Exhibitions

Date : 19 Sep-20 Oct 2019 Venue : Telangana State Gallery Of Fine Art, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Light Craft Foundation

Odisha Travel Bazaar

Indian Handicrafts & Gifts Delhi Fair (Autumn)

World Dental Show

Club9 International Tourism Expo

Holiday Expo-Nagpur

Date : 14-20 Oct 2019 Venue : MAYFAIR Convention, Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, India Organiser : Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)

Date : 16-20 Oct 2019 Venue : India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, India Organiser : Export Promotion Council For Handicrafts

Date : 18-20 Oct 2019 Venue : MMRDA Grounds, Mumbai, India Organiser : IDA

Date : 18-20 Oct 2019 Venue : Palace Grounds, Bengaluru, India Organiser : Club9 events

Date : 11-13 Oct 2019 Venue : Nagpur, India Organiser : Holiday Expo Secretariat

CII Chandigarh Fair

Build N Design

Adaah- Contemporary Fashion and Lifestyle Exhibition

Date : 18-21 Oct 2019 Venue : Parade Ground, Chandigarh, India Organiser : Confederation Of Indian Industry, Delhi

Date : 18-21 Oct 2019 Venue : Ranjit Avenue Ground, Amritsar, India Organiser : Sam Show Exhibitions

Date : 19-21 Oct 2019 Venue : Apparel House, Gurgaon, India Organiser : Plus2 Events & Promotions

ProPak India

National Video Foto Fair

International Railway Equipment Exhibition

Date : 21-23 Oct 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : Informa Markets India

Date : 21-23 Oct 2019 Venue : Indoor Stadium, Mankapur, Nagpur, India Organiser : Videographer Photographer Traders Association (NVPTA)

Date : 22-24 Oct 2019 Venue : New Delhi, India Organiser : Confederation Of Indian Industry, Delhi

EDU INTEC - 2020 EDU INTEC - 2020 will be held by CODISSI A at Hall E from 03rd to 05th January 2020. Contact - 0422 2222396, 97 BUILD INTEC - 2020 BUILD INTEC - 2020 Will be held by CODISSI A at all the Halls from 21st to 24th February 2020. Contact - 0422 2222396,97.

The Haat: Festive Edit Date : 23-25 Oct 2019 Venue : Ice Skating Rink, Kolkata, India Organiser : Fair Care Exhibitions

The Haat - Raipur

India International Innovation Fair

Date : 22-24 Oct 2019 Venue : Sayaji Hotel Raipur, GE Road, Raipur, India Organiser : Fair Care Exhibitions

Date : 23-25 Oct 2019 Venue : Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, India Organiser : CIET

Sutraa - The indian Fashion Exhibition

Food ingredients & Health ingredients India

Date : 21-22 Oct 2019 Venue : The Gateway Hotel Athwalines Surat, Surat, India Organiser : Sutra Exhibitions LLP

Date : 21-23 Oct 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : UBM India Pvt. ltd.

World Property & Investment Show

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Date : 19-20 Oct 2019 Venue : Nehru Centre, Mumbai, India Organiser : Mindscape Exhibitions Pvt Ltd

Upcoming Trade Fairs in CODISSIA TRADE FAIR COMPLEX

SUBCON 2020 SUBCON 2020 will be held by CODISSIA at Halls A, B& C

from 20 th to 22nd May 2020. Contact - 0422 2222396,97

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Upcoming Trade Shows, December 2019 IoTNext

CAPINDIA

Franchise Conclave

India Hospitality + F & B Pro Expo

Latex Expo Chennai

Date : 02 - 03 Dec 2019 Venue : Radisson Blu Bengaluru Marathalli Outer Ring Road Organiser : India Electronics & Semiconductor Association

Date : 02 - 04 Dec 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : Plastics Export Promotion Council

Date : 03 - 04 Dec 2019 Venue : Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla, New Delhi, India Organiser : Franchising Association of India

Date : 03 - 05 Dec 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : Trinity Ventures

Date : 04 - 05 Dec 2019 Venue : Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Organiser : TechnoBiz Communications Co. Ltd

Paperex

India Cold Chain Show

Bio Pharma South World Expo

WaterEx South World Expo

Industrial Internet of Things India

Date : 03 - 06 Dec 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : International Trade & Exhibitions India Pvt. Ltd

Date : 04 - 06 Dec 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : Reed Manch Exhibitions Private Limited

Date : 04 - 06 Dec 2019 Venue : Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Jasubhai Media Private Limited Mumbai

Date : 04 - 06 Dec 2019 Venue : Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Jasubhai Media Private Limited Mumbai

Date : 05 - 06 Dec 2019 Venue : Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, New Delhi, Organiser : SingEx Exhibitions (India) Pvt. Ltd

Education and Training Resources & Technology

Indian Fharma Fair

ENGIMACH

ACETECH Connect

Print & Packtech World Expo

Date : 05 - 07 Dec 2019 Venue : Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, India Organiser : S.D. Promo Media Pvt. Ltd

Date : 06 - 07 Dec 2019 Venue : Deccan College Ground, Pune, India Organiser : Vedshiv Business Media Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 04 - 08 Dec 2019 Venue : The Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, India Organiser : K And D Communication Limited

Date : 05 - 08 Dec 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : ABEC Exhibitions And Conferences Pvt LTD

Date : 06 - 08 Dec 2019 Venue : Palace Grounds, Bengaluru, India Organiser : Triune Exhibitors Private Limited

Uppercrust Food and Wine Exhibition

Garknit-X Kolkata

Kidz World Expo

Asia Jewels Fair Whitefield Edition

Machma Expo

Date : 06 - 08 Dec 2019 Venue : World Trade Centre, Mumbai, India Organiser : UpperCrust- Indias Finest Food & Wine Magazine

Date : 06 - 08 Dec 2019 Venue : Eco Tourism Park, Kolkata, India Organiser : Vardaan Events Pvt Ltd

Date : 07 - 08 Dec 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : Introduction Trade Shows Pvt. Ltd

Date : 07 - 08 Dec 2019 Venue : Vivanta by Taj Whitefield, Bengaluru, India Organiser : introduction trade shows pvt ltd

Date : 06 - 09 Dec 2019 Venue : Glada Ground, Ludhiana, India Organiser : Fortune Exhibitors Pvt. Ltd.

Furniture & Home Product Expo

Kerala Gem & Jewellery Show

AMTech Expo

China Machinex India

Excon

Date : 06 - 09 Dec 2019 Venue : Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Organiser : Prompt Tradefairs( India ) Pvt Ltd

Date : 07 - 09 Dec 2019 Venue : Adlux International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Ernakulam Organiser : KGJS (Kerala Gem & Jewellery Exhibition)

Date : 11 - 12 Dec 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : CNT Expositions and Services LLP

Date : 11 - 13 Dec 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : MEORIENT International Exhibition

Date : 10 - 14 Dec 2019 Venue : BIEC Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru Organiser : Confederation Of Indian Industry Chennai

Pacprocess India

drink technology India

India International Electronics & Smart Appliances

India Fence Expo

Logix India

Date : 12 - 14 Dec 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Messe Dusseldorf India Pvt. Ltd

Date : 12 - 14 Dec 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Messe Muenchen India Pvt. Ltd

Date : 12 - 14 Dec 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Ikonic Exhibition & Conferences Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 12 - 14 Dec 2019 Venue : Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Organiser : Unitech Exhibitions Private Limited

Date : 12 - 14 Dec 2019 Venue : The Lalit New Delhi, New Delhi, India Organiser : Federation Of Indian Export Organisation

Indian Analytical Congress

KISAN Fair

Zak Doors & Windows Expo

Fensterbau Frontale India

Medicall Mumbai

Date : 12 - 14 Dec 2019 Venue : Amity University, Noida Organiser : Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI)

Date : 11-15 Dec 2019 Venue : Pune International Exhibition and Convention Centre Organiser : Kisan Forum Private Limited

Date : 12 - 15 Dec 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Zak Trade Fairs & Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 12 - 15 Dec 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : NurnbergMesse India

Date : 13 - 15 Dec 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : Medexpert Business Consultants Pvt. Ltd.

Fashionista - Coimbatore

India International Travel Exhibition

National Expo

Vyapar Expo - Surat

Premier Schools Exhibition - Ahmedabad

Date : 13 - 15 Dec 2019 Venue : Vivanta by Taj - Surya, Coimbatore, India Organiser : Fashionista Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

Date : 13 - 15 Dec 2019 Venue : Fortune Pandiyan - Hotel in Madurai, Madurai, India Organiser : IITE INDIA

Date : 13 - 15 Dec 2019 Venue : International Hockey Stadium Raipur, Raipur, India Organiser : Indore Infoline Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 13 - 15 Dec 2019 Venue : Shree J B DharukaWala Mahila Arts College, Surat, India Organiser : India Textile Hub

Date : 14 - 15 Dec 2019 Venue : Pride Plaza Hotel, Ahmedabad, India Organiser : Afairs Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.

Photo Today

Surat Sparkle Gems And Jewellery Exhibition

Adaah- Contemporary Fashion and Lifestyle

Urban Vivah

FuMMA International Furniture Expo

Date : 14 - 15 Dec 2019 Venue : Sri Sesha Sai Kalyana Vedika, Vijayawada, India Organiser : Buysell Interactions Private Limited

Date : 13 - 16 Dec 2019 Venue : Surat International Exhibition and Convention Centre Organiser : The Southern Gujarat Chamber Of Commerce & Industry

Date : 14 - 16 Dec 2019 Venue : Apparel House, Gurgaon, India Organiser : Plus2 Events & Promotions

Date : 14 - 16 Dec 2019 Venue : Race Course Ground, Rajkot, India Organiser : Raise Communications

Date : 14 - 16 Dec 2019 Venue : Adlux International Convention & Exhibition Centre, Ernakulam, India Organiser : FuMMA International

Sutraa - The indian Fashion Exhibition

Professional Beauty Chennai

Premier Schools Exhibition - Rajkot

AeroDef India

Fashionista - Rajkot

Date : 16 - 17 Dec 2019 Venue : The Gateway Hotel Athwalines Surat, Surat, India Organiser : Sutra Exhibitions LLP

Date : 17 - 18 Dec 2019 Venue : Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Organiser : IX Events Private Limited

Date : 17 - 18 Dec 2019 Venue : The Imperial Palace, Rajkot, India Organiser : Afairs Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 18 - 20 Dec 2019 Venue : Manpho Convention Center, Bengaluru, India Organiser : Infinity Expo Private Limited

Date : 19 - 20 Dec 2019 Venue : The Imperial Palace, Rajkot, India Organiser : Fashionista Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

IFSEC India

Khadhya Khurak

Expodent International India

The Architecture & Construction Speciality Expo

Maruti Suzuki Arena Delhi Comic Con

Date : 19 - 21 Dec 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Informa Markets India

Date : 19 - 22 Dec 2019 Venue : The Exhibition Centre, Gandhinagar, India Organiser : Khimashia Associates

Date : 20 - 22 Dec 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Association of Dental Industry & Trade of India

Date : 20 - 22 Dec 2019 Venue : Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Organiser : Big3 Exhibitions

Date : 20 - 22 Dec 2019 Venue : NSIC Exhibition Complex, New Delhi, India Organiser : Comic Con India Private Ltd.

Ayush India Expo

India Rubber Tyre Show

INDOMACH Nagpur

Premier Schools Exhibition - Surat

Indian Games Expo

Date : 20 - 22 Dec 2019 Venue : GMDC Ground, Ahmedabad, India Organiser : Spark Media

Date : 20 - 22 Dec 2019 Venue : GMDC Ground, Ahmedabad, India Organiser : RMWA

Date : 20 - 22 Dec 2019 Venue : Reshimbagh Ground, Nagpur, India Organiser : INDOMACH BUSINESS SOLUTIONS

Date : 21 - 22 Dec 2019 Venue : The Gateway Hotel Athwalines Surat, Surat, India Organiser : Afairs Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd

Date : 21 - 22 Dec 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : Event Capital Pvt Ltd

Jaipur Jewellery Show

STHAPATYA Exhibition SURAT

MahaTech

International Agarbatti & Perfume Expo

SUTRAA: The Indian Fashion Exhibition-Nagpur

Date : 20 - 23 Dec 2019 Venue : Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre, Jaipur, India Organiser : Jaipur Jewellery Show

Date : 20 - 23 Dec 2019 Venue : Vanita Vishram Ground, Surat, India Organiser : The Institute of Civil Engineers and Architects

Date : 21 - 23 Dec 2019 Venue : Navlakhi Ground, Vadodara, India Organiser : Maharashtra Industries Directory

Date : 22 - 23 Dec 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : Incense Media

Date : 23 - 24 Dec 2019 Venue : Tuli Imperial, Nagpur, India Organiser : Sutra Exhibitions LLP

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