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ear Readers, I am overwhelmed by the wonderful responses and I am glad you liked the new, colourful, lively design of TFT. This month we have some good interviews and articles on not just trade fairs but the tech side of events! As I had mentioned in the previous month, it was an honour to be at the Singapore MICE Forum 2019 by SACEOS in Singapore and all the more it was a pleasure to meet and chat with the President of SACEOS – Aloysius Arlando.Read the exclusive talk with him under FACE TO FACE with M Q Syed section. Larry Kulchawik – Past President of Various Associations from the USA will be sharing his experience in the new section – Wisdom. We at TFT wish Larry good luck on the second edition of his highly informative book “Trade Shows from One Country to the Next”. To book your copy contact us or go to www.larrykulchawik. com On the Q & A front, we have some new faces talking about their respective shows and we would also like to present two responses on Domestic Issues surrounding the Indian Exhibition Industry and Importance of Recognition of the Indian Exhibition Industry. Many thanks to the contributors for their valuable insights on the issue! UFI has released a new report on the Trade Fair Industry in Asia. The report has been conducted by BSG (based in Hong Kong). It’s disheartening to see something go kaput! Announced nine years ago, the then Finance Minister had announced the establishment of a world class trade centre in Amritsar. Who is to be blamed? Successive Governments taking long to deliver their promises? It is really sad to know that something could have

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been and caused a great deal but now is a distant dream! A variety of impactful articles have been published under Exhibition Talk, TechTalk and DigiTalk. Event Technology is the future and I hope these informative pieces enables you to expand your knowledge to stay relevant with the times. Kindly show some love and support to www.exchange4artist.com for providing with exhibition and event related articles for your good read. Also, check out the MyArtist app for your event needs. Do read the final chapters from Stephan Murtagh’s book “Before You Hit The Venue”. We would like to thank Stephan for his contribution with the wonderful book and the depths and research done to bring value to the reader. Do support Stephan and follow him on social media for fantastic insights in exhibiting. Editors are human! Yes, we too make mistakes! I would like to clarify the mistake made in June Special edition. A Q & A with Ashim Ali from Alien Solar wrongly stated “The Government had envisaged over 120000 megawatts worth Solar Projects by 2022 and is further encouraging”. Apologies! A good mix of National and International news are spread inside. Hope you’ll have a good time reading this edition with a wellcurated design! For latest news and updates, visit our website. The September Edition is in your hands so go ahead have a good read and don’t forget to review our work. We will be anticipating your responses. Wish you all Good Health, Stay Cool and Keep reading TFT!

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TFT : Tell us about your company? AR : Indus Net Technologies is a global Award Winning digital consulting and services company through a synergetic application of digital technology and marketing. They are known for providing enterprise grade software by leveraging the power of internet through cloud, analytics and mobility. They have proven expertise in Financial Service, Banking, and Real Estate. TFT : What is going to be the highlight of this conference?

“The Digital Success Summit is a first of its kind in Kolkata to educate small and medium businesses on various elements of digital from a practical – Abhishek Rungta perspective” TFT Correspondent Adrija Dasgupta questioned Abhishek Rungta, Founder and CEO of Indus Net Technologies on things related to Digital Success Summit held at Novotel, Kolkata on 9th August, 2019. platform for profitable growth. AR : The highlight will be on covering various aspects of digital technology, branding and marketing in the digital world. TFT : Can you tell us how important this event is going to be for the stakeholders? AR : This event is very important for the stakeholders since people from the industry can showcase their activity to different types of people in this event. TFT : What is the future of digital marketing in India? AR : The future of Digital Marketing is increasing at a higher level. The Digital Success Summit is a first of its kind in Kolkata to educate small and medium businesses on various elements of digital from a practical perspective, where they take away insights which can be implemented for their businesses straight away. It will be a great meeting place for the decision makers, leaders, practitioners and professionals, who are using or planning to use digital as a

TFT : What new innovations and introductions are going to be introduced or talked about during the conference? AR : The innovation of this two day summit introduces the theme ‘Growing Digitally, Growing Profitably’. The Two day Summit also includes workshops, keynotes, a consultation and round table discussions. TFT : How has technology and digitization impacted the digital industry? AR : In this day and age, there is a complete convergence between digital marketing and digital technology. Crucial revenue generating initiatives such as Meta Search Marketing, Dynamic Rate Marketing and Content Management Systems equipped with personalized marketing capabilities are an equal part of technology and marketing. TFT : What is the expected footfall for the two day conference? AR : Around 500 guests from the Digital Sector are expected in 2 days.

TFT : Is Multi Channel Marketing part of the overall strategy in this modern generation? AR : In modern era, multi touch world, digital marketing must be handled in a multi- channel campaign to reach consumers at every corner. All three screens (desktop, mobile and tablet) must be integrated in the hotel’s multi-channel marketing strategy. TFT : In this conference which countries are participating? Are they only national based or international? AR : The event is based only on National scale. TFT : Do you offer full service Digital Marketing? AR : Managing multiple vendor relationships is a job in itself. By partnering with an agency that offers full service digital marketing, the team can stay efficient and focused. For digital marketing campaigns to generate the highest R.O.I are possible when goals and teams are fully aligned.

A tech fair to encourage innovation in students To be held at Codissia Trade Fair Complex from August 29 School and college students from across the country will exhibit 1,200 projects, which they have developed, at the National Science and Technology Fair 2019 here. The e ve nt, o rg a n i s e d by t h e Coimbatore District Small Industries Association (Codissia) as

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part of its golden jubilee celebrations, is aimed at connecting the industry and students and encouraging innovations by students.

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and Codissia president R. Ramamurthy told press persons in Coimbatore that the three-day

programme from August 29 at the Codissia Trade Fair Complex will have 872 innovations by college students and over 200 projects by school students. “We expected about 500 entries when we announced the Fair. The response we got was 1,300. We have selected 1,200 for display. Almost 75 % of the projects will be exhibited as working models,” said Muthusami.

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MQS – We have seen such events in Asia but SACEOS is known to do it differently and has always something different to offer. What is that ‘different’ that you have for this year? AA – I think for SACEOS we always take the cue from our members and what are they looking for in terms of how their businesses can grow and also how they themselves as experts and as an enterprise can also grow to take advantage of the opportunities put forth. One of the key things we look at is content and I guess it’s easier said than done. So, content is a nice word to use but I think what’s important is what goes into the content and for SMF 2019, based on feedback and looking at the trends and looking at some of the expectations of our customers, the whole idea about design, digital, community and how easy these elements are becoming cornerstones of future business events and are going to be very important for the players in the business events industry to look at seriously. And how can they then re-look at the business model to embed such elements to ensure that if they can be able to sustainably both financially as well as on a green practice basis serve the needs of their customers. MQS –Serving the needs of the customers is the key to any event and SACEOS is always looking forward to organise such kind of interactions, meetings and events. You took over as the President in February 2019 with having little time in hand to plan this event along with others so what is your one-year Agenda and how do you plan to proceed with it? AA – I think for SACEOS what we’ve taken from last year was to look at a whole continuity process so we changed our constitution in 2018 whereby we introduced the concept of President elect and then I was elected for the position by members of the community and so I had the good fortune of thinking about what we can do to continue the growth and focus of the industry association. So, yes I formally took over in February but I had the benefit of a year before and that got me thinking as to how I can build upon the good work of the past presidents and willing to go out of continuity is not to jettison the efforts of the past but how one can build upon it. So over the next year it was to look at one of the focused areas that’s going to be very important for the industry which include: professional development, training, how we can build enterprises and industry as a whole to be future ready. We look at digital innovation that’s key how do we adopt such technology and embed into our business, for it has to do with the whole business of community building and community building for us is to expand the membership base but more so to bring in the adjacent communities that help the business events industry or MICE industry as a whole. The last is about breadth, communication and advocacy. I believe we must continue the efforts to raise the profile of our industry as economic contributor as an enabler for industry growth. Specific initiatives are being booked on and platforms such as SMF serves to spotlight due to these efforts

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the Joint Meetings Industry Council as it is mainly a supra body of Global Associations. I think that signifies and demonstrates value that Singapore MICE Association, SACEOS can play in their respective development agendas. We are also in close partnerships with the likes of UFI, PCMA, AIBC and others to look at different aspects of the industry. How can we look at Professional Development? What are

"we see ourselves as a key and a noble player in the global meetings space which is why we work closely with our partners" -Aloysius Arlando M Q Syed In exclusive talks with Aloysius Arlando during SMF 2019, Singapore and many such initiatives are being looked on hence I believe this is going to keep me busy for a year but it’s very important for the industry. We are both humbled and privileged to be in this position to deliver those initiatives. MQS – Great thoughts! Not only the position but to ‘deliver’ is important. I’ve seen that the association is now looking at moving forward, not just in Singapore but parts of Asia and I saw a lot of international participation this year. So, what is the trend all about and how do you plan to take it forward? AA – I think we see ourselves as a key and a noble player in the global meetings space which is why we work closely with our partners both global and within associations not just to advance Singapore’s needs (that’s one part) but what’s important is to work together and be able to share experiences across different industry challenges. Many a times you’ll be surprised that it is very common. The solutions might be different but the analysis, the ability to synthesise such issues will be important to look at what are the solutions we can think of: why not work together? Put the collective system to work and then we shall find specific solutions that has to be locally dependant in order for us to roll initiatives. This is the persistent high I’ve talked about in my discussions and participation in global association events. I think they share the same view and why do we not work together both as individuals and global associations. Let’s identify what are some of the common painpoints and use each other’s experience as case studies. And how can we then finesse solutions to address those challenges then we’ll become fronting in our industry. MQS – That’s key to the success of such kind of associations especially when you talk about being in MICE industry you have to be thinking globally and that’s the worldwide trend followed by companies from this industry. In that case, is SACEOS participating or partnering with other industry events in Asia? Can you name a few? AA – We are a member of the Joint Meetings Industry Council that’s based out of Europe and its humbling to be the only national choice of association admitted committed to

some of the programs we can work on together? Which can not only be adopted for Singapore but for the region. We also work closely with mutual associations from Indonesia, Thailand and Philippines to look at how the next generation of our professionals in MICE industry can benefit. So, we have for example the Singapore MICE Challenge which is for students participating in teams and we a re ve r y fo r t u n ate to h ave s t u d e nt participation from Indonesia as well as Thailand. I think this looks well for how collaborations can take place not just in the professional world but in a study environment (for students who participate in this event) MQS – What is the Singapore MICE Challenge all about? Is it a sort of initiative to gather the best of talents on one platform or to provide them mentorship, guidance and funding? What is the objective? AA – For the Singapore MICE Challenge we have two key objectives: One is to raise awareness of the importance of business events in any economic pursuit. This platform will help prosper industry development, knowledge exchange and collaboration across different verticals in an economy. It’s not about just any event but it’s a much targeted event aimed at not just economic but socioeconomic programs. It creates jobs, it has impact on societies the event takes place in and it also helps in furthering the growth of a specific industry. Second is to give opportunity to the students to work towards something where in the platform they can showcase their expertise and knowledge, the lessons they’ve learnt and put it to real good use. I’m extremely happy that they are taking this very seriously, it is going from strength to strength and the students are really very competitive which is good! We want to keep that spirit alive. So, these are the two parts which raise the awareness and importance of the business events and secondly provide a platform to the students who aspire to use it and show what they’ve got! As a result of this Singapore MICE Challenge, the winners will have opportunity to join us in Global Participation of Trade Shows such as PCMA based in USA, UFI for their exhibition set of things and AFECA which is the regional association platform. It’s a stepping stone for exposure in other markets.

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Hyderabad to host analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo 2019 Optimum trade fair for the pharmaceutical, food processing, research and development industries in India The pharmaceutical industry has seen remarkable expansion in the past decade,globally and especially in India. According to India Brand Equity Foundation, the Indian pharmaceutical industry itself produces and supplies 50 percent vaccines,40 percent generic medicine in the US and over 25 percent of all medicines in UK. Alongside pharmaceutical, food processing, research and development sec tors are growing at an exponential rate as well. The I ndian food processing industry accounts for 32 percent of the country's total food market and the Ministry of Ministry of Food Processing Industries is implementing a number of schemes for R&D in the Food Processing Sector additionally. Growing industries such as these require an optimum platform for industry professionals to come together, network and showcase their latest innovations. analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo are the ideal trade fairs for industry suppliers, manufacturers to exhibit their

Hyderabad provides favourable grounds for analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo, for both: visitors and exhibitors.

products to an extensive audience in India. To be held in Hyderabad from 19th to 21st September 2019, analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo will bring the best of the lab technology and analytical instrumentation to the pharmaceutical, food processing, research and development industry in India, under one roof.

Hyderabad – The emerging hub of pharma, food and R&D sector

Over the years, Hyderabad has emerged as the pharmaceutical hub of the country and is also known as ‘The Genome Valley of I n d i a’. T h e re s e a rc h a n d development sector in Hyderabad is also gaining momentum. With an incredible number of food processing clusters emerging in the city,

analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo – Bigger than before

This year analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo gear up for an even bigger edition. A series of roadshows held across the country as a precursor to the shows are already bringing significant attention to the trade fairs. Supporting program BuyerSeller Forum gives buyers an opportunity to conduct one-onone meetings with numerous sellers at the trade fairs. analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo also plan to bring in buyers from different cities across the country. This will enable sellers to reach out to a larger buyer group from various parts of India. With 300 domestic and international exhibitors estimated to showcase their brands at the show and over 10,500 visitors in attendance, the 14th edition is already

Messe Berlin appoints Indo-German Chamber of Commerce as event organiser of inaugural ITB India Messe Berlin, one of the top ten trade fair and event organisers worldwide, is pleased to announce its cooperation with the IndoGerman Chamber of Commerce (IGCC) for organising the inaugural ITB India for the year 2020. The cooperation was formalised in in Berlin, Germany, by Dirk Hoffmann, Chief Financial Officer of Messe Berlin, Dr. Martin Buck, Senior Vice President, Travel & Logistics, Messe Berlin and Bernhard Steinrücke, Director General of IGCC. Messe Berlin (Singapore) will be supporting in organising this premier event in India. With its leading trade show, ITB Asia, it participates in the fastest-growing markets and has been a trendsetter in the Asian tourism world for eleven years now. "Our intention was to introduce the strong and successful ITB brand to the Indian market. We are pleased to have the vast network and expertise of IGCC at our side, which has over 60 years of experience in developing markets in India. ITB India is the product of our strategic partnership. Together we will establish ITB India as the leading travel trade show in India", said Dirk Hoffmann, Chief Financial Officer, Messe Berlin. "We're proud to be supporting Messe Berlin in organizing its premier event in the

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Indian market. As ITB is a renowned international brand, we're delighted to be a key partner and together, make ITB India the leading travel trade event for the India market", commented Bernhard Steinrücke, Director General, Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. The inaugural ITB India, 15-17 April 2020, is an annual three-day b2b trade show and convention curated to build the bridge to the Indian travel market. The show brings together key travel industry leaders and international exhibitors from various segments of MICE, Leisure, Corporate and Travel & Technology. The ITB India Conference is part of the inaugural ITB India in Mumbai. The organisers have announced an exciting conference lineup for next year's premiere event which includes a wide range of showcases and workshops focusing on corporate travel, travel technology, meetings and incentives, destination marketing, cruise, payments and more. The conference programme will kick-off on the first day of the show with a keynote interview by PhoCusWright founder Philip Wolf and Deep Kalra, Chairman & Group CEO of MakeMyTrip on "Why India? Why now? Get ready for the next wave of growth". CEOs and senior executives representing leading brands

gearing up to set new benchmarks. Girija S. Brahma, Marketing Manager, MERCK Life Science Private Limited about the par ticipation in analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo: “The trade fairs continue to be a great platform where we get opportunities to interact with the industry stakeholders, it definitely helps in building a strong presence within the analytical industry.”

Pharma Pro&Pack – Exclusive event for pharma machinery solutions

analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo, Pharma Pro&Pack is the only event in Hyderabad for pharma machinery technologies and solutions. Pharma Pro&Pack brings the best of the industry under one roof, giving industry professionals an ideal platform to s h owc a s e t h e i r l ate s t innovations and empower their brands in the process. Extensive trade promotion program enables reaching out to the leading pharmaceutical companies, efficiently.

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outbound travel market kicks off at the Bombay Exhibition Centre in Mumbai on 15 to 17 April 2020 n Travel leaders to tackle industry issues at ITB India Conference in travel - Airbnb, AMEX GBT, Booking.com, Cleartrip, Cox & Kings, Egencia, OYO Hotels & Homes, PayPal, Travelport and others - have confirmed their attendance and will lay bare the opportunities and challenges in the Indian travel sector. About the Indo-German Chamber of Commerce The Indo-German Chamber of Commerce is one of the largest bi-national Chambers of Commerce in the world, founded in 1956 in India and is part of the umbrella organization German Association of Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK). It provides business solutions to companies which are interested in entering the Indian market and supports Indo-German business relations with its vast expertise in Indian legal and economic conditions. IGCC gives various kinds of services like market entry support, marketing, services in India and also supports various German trade fair companies in executing trade fair projects in India.-

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TFT : What’s your perspective on the Domestic Exhibition Sector getting an Industry Status Recognised Industry? OP : Indian exhibition industry has been growing gradually, with increase in the no. of trade exhibitions that are being held in major metro cities of India. As these exhibitions combine exhibitions of domestic nature as well as of international level, our Domestic Exhibition Sector is fully grown up to get Recognised Industry Status. TFT : According to you, how can our Exhibition Industry get a recognised

Exhibition industry on the development of various sectors. Short introduction is mentioned below: As per the available facts, in India it is estimated at Rs.65000 crore with over 700 major Trade Shows taking place every year at a growth rate of 12% per annum. It provides immense opportunities for the development and growth in tourism, hotel reservations, government initiatives, pumps event companies and suppliers businesses and a host of ancillary businesses linked directly and indirectly to the exhibitions. TFT : From your perspective, what are the domestic issues surrounding our Industry? OP : There are various issues surrounding our exhibition industry. Few are listed below:

help the exhibitors at one place. Need support of venue based one point facilities to exhibitors and visitors such as Hotel, Transpor tation, Restaurants, Banks, Communication Centres and Tourism Office. These facilities are provided by international Exhibition Organisors to Visitors and Exhibitors. TFT : Why do you think the Indian Trade Fair Industry is still unrecognised? OP : As the Indian exhibition industry has not achieved various qualitative requirements to speedily help the exhibitors and visitors, it remains as an unrecognised industry. TFT : What would you suggest to the apex bodies of our Industry to undertake this initiative?

" THE INDIAN EXHIBITION INDUSTRY HAS NOT ACHIEVED VARIOUS QUALITATIVE REQUIREMENTS TO SPEEDILY HELP THE EXHIBITORS AND VISITORS, HENcEIT REMAINS AS AN UNRECOGNISED INDUSTRY " Om Prakash Sehgal, Director - Inorbit Tours, speaks about issues in the domestic exhibition industry and importance of recognition of the indian exhibition industry

industry status? OP : There are norms decided by the Ministry of Industries, Govt. of India, which need to be fulfilled by the Industry applicants for being Recognised Industry Status. Nevertheless Govt. cannot ignore the vast impact of Indian Exhibition Industry in the development of Indian economy and the promotion of trade, thereby providing boost to Indian industry. To recognise the Indian Exhibition Industry, the Govt. should see the multiple impacts on direct and indirect about its contribution. The Govt. should recognise the multiple effects of

Exhibition venues are not at par with international standards. Lack of facilities to the domestic exhibitors and more so to the international exhibitors. International exhibitors should be attracted to exhibit in India by sops of facilities and incentives, rather than strict rules and regulations especially of the Indian Customs speedy clearance and supporting policy to encourage international exhibitors is very much lacking in comparison to the counterpart exhibitions abroad like Germany, USA etc. Other issues surrounding our exhibition industry are transporting of goods and to relax interstate restrictions. Need to create a common platform which should include all the service providers who can

OP : The Apex bodies of our industry should get together and work on the following: Create a common platform which should include Govt. departments applicable to exhibitions. One window clearance representing all the required departmental issues. n To seek subsidies from various departments and to encourage the exhibition entrepreneurs. n To include media partners at one platform n To provide speedy refunds of any deposits paid by exhibitors n To promote Indian exhibitions at world platforms n To create a common platform to include all service providers

Ongoing Unrest in Hong Kong : Sessions on boosting exports held The Indian Chamber of Commerce role in foreign trade through the Seafood Expo Asia 2019 canceled Diversified Communications, organiser of Seafood Expo Asia has cancelled this year’s scheduled expo which was to take place in Hong Kong, between 3- 5 September, 2019. The decision was taken in response to ongoing social unrest in Hong Kong and the impact on the event, said Diversified Group vice president Liz Plizga. “We are committed to delivering an event that best reflects the interest of the seafood industry,” Plizga said. “This decision was exceptionally difficult and one that we did not take lightly. He further said “There was enough information to indicate that these events would continue with potential impacts on travel and logistics. Our goal is to deliver a valuable and safe environment that’s conducive to business. At the end of the day, we made the final decision with our customers’ best interest in mind.” The show annually features more than 200 exhibiting companies from more than 30 countries, and visitors from more than 68 countries. It is designed to facilitate the trading of seafood in the Asia-Pacific region.

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and Industry, Coimbatore, and the Confederation of Indian Industry conducted two separate meetings in Coimbatore recently to boost exports. The Chamber organised a programme on “Bankers’ Role in Promoting Exports” in which heads of banks here took part and interacted with the trade, industry, exporters, and startups. The industry faces several issues in the banking sector in the day-to-day business activities. These are related to financial assistance, getting payments from overseas buyers, and documentation. The meeting was held so that the trade and industry can interact directly with the bankers, said V. Lakshminarayanaswamy, president of the Chamber. “Banks play a pivotal

provision of financial instruments necessary for conduct of business,” he said. About 140 people took part in the meeting. The Confederation of Indian Industry organised a session on “G l o b a l Tr a d e a n d B u s i n e s s Opportunities” in which senior trade representatives from Australia, Canada, France, Malaysia, Singapore and the UK spoke. They explained the opportunities in their respective countr ies for joint ventures, investments, and trade. R. Varadarajan, chairman of CII-Coimbatore Zone, urged the industries to explore business opportunities in these countries and said the CII will support trade and industry here to capitalise on the opportunities.

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Govt aims to raise MSME share in exports and GDP to 50% in next 5 years: MSME Minister Minister urges key stakeholders to come together to boost the Khadi sector The Union Minister for Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises and Road Transport and Highways, Nitin Gadkari has said that the Government has taken up a mission-mode project of creating 5 crore jobs in 5 years in the MSME sector. He said that the Government has decided to take the proportion of MSME exports to 50% and to increase the GDP contribution of the MSME sector from 29% to 50% in the next 5 years. The Minister said this while addressing a business summit "Globalizing the Brand Khadi: The Pride of India", organized by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), in Mumbai today. Addressing the gathering of industry and other stakeholders, the The Minister said we need to strengthen the Khadi sector, the turnover of Khadi and village sector needs to be further increased; a large segment of the population is dependent on this. Nitin Gadkari informed that his Ministry is in talks with the Ministry of Railways to serve tea in kulhads made of terracotta. "Currently, this is available in two stations; I have written to the Railway Minister and to the Transport Ministers of all states to make these kulhads mandatory in all bus stations and railway stations," He said. Nitin Gadkari further said that as the facilitator, the Government is working on policies to promote growth. The government will provide support in measures such as reducing cost of capital, in bringing in mechanization and modernization, and in reducing logistics and

A distinction is often made between India and Bharat. There are many problems in villages due to which people migrate from villages to cities in search of jobs. We need to stop this phenomenon; we want that people do not have to come to cities due to lack of jobs. This would happen when we are able to provide good roads, schools, hospitals, farm revenue and economic viability for occupations in rural areas. This is why Gandhiji used to say that we need maximum production with the involvement of maximum number of people. Along with modernization and mechanization, we need to look at employment opportunities as well. Innovation, entrepreneurship, science, technology, research and skill generate knowledge, which needs to be converted into wealth." Nitin Gadkari, Union MSME Minister power costs. He said the Government is developing an e-market portal like Alibaba, by the name of Bharat Craft. This will provide a direct interface

Peru chosen as 'Partner Country' of Asia Fruit Logistica 2019 Peru has been chosen by Asia’s leading international trade fair for fresh produce, Asia Fruit Logistica, as its ‘Partner Country’. The event is taking place for the twelfth time on 4-6 September at AsiaWorld-Expo in Hong Kong and this is the first time it will be showcasing a specific market in recognition of its tremendous export offering. Peru, which has supported every edition of the event, is sending its biggest-ever delegation this year with a total of 300 Peruvian products represented by 60 companies and more than twenty sector associations. The Peruvian delegation, which will be housed on a 240m2 stand in Hall 5 (R02), is being coordinated through a public-private partnership between PROMPERÚ, the Peruvian-German Chamber of Commerce, the Association of Agricultural Producers of Peru (AGAP) and the Peruvian Trade Office in Hong Kong. The importance of the Asian markets for Peru is indisputable. In 2018, Peru’s agricultural exports to Asia amounted to US$ 617 million, showing growth of 22% compared to the

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previous year. The main destination markets for Peruvian fruit and vegetables were: China, the recipient of 24.7% of exports to Asia, followed by South Korea, which received 24.4% of Peruvian agricultural exports, and Hong Kong, with 18.5%. Grapes, avocados, cranberries and bananas topped the list of most exported products to Asian markets in 2018. The figures for the first half of 2019 confirm this growing export trend. The most dynamic markets have been Indonesia, Japan, Hong Kong and China, while the main destinations continue to be China, Hong Kong and South Korea. The main products exported to Asia so far in 2019 have been grapes, avocados, mangos, organic bananas, mandarins and cranberries. Agricultural exports are the second biggest currency generator for Peru. The country’s tremendous biodiversity, thanks to its large and distinct areas of sea, coast, mountains and jungle, mean it can produce a wide variety of top-quality produce that is becoming more and more popular in international markets. Under this premise, Peru is continuing to promote its

between buyers and sellers. We are also launching a Bank of Ideas and Innovations. Secretary, MSME, Dr.Arun Kumar Panda said: "Khadi is a cause which is important for the nation as well as for the people in the field. Khadi has great heritage and strengths. At the same time, Khadi faces a lot of challenges. I hope this platform with presence of experts from various verticals will help in coming up with a roadmap for Khadi. Please come up with ideas and solutions to strengthen the sector. The government has decided to set up four design houses across the country, exclusively for Khadi. One challenge we need to address is how we attract young and aspirational people towards Khadi? Chairman, KVIC, Vinay Kumar Saxena said: "From around 889 crore rupees in 2014, the turnover of KVIC has gone up to 3215 crore rupees now, thanks in large part to the appeal by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to adopt Khadi; through this summit, our objective is to find ways to take this turnover to take to the tune of 20,000 crore rupees. The turnover of Khadi and village industry has increased from 32,000 crore rupees in 2014-15 to 74,000 crore rupees now. The acceptability of Khadi too has increased, which results in jobs for artisans. Khadi is the best example of Make in India. brand ‘Super Foods Peru’ https://peru.info/ superfoods which features its leading fruit and vegetable produce, among other products. With the aim of supporting its everincreasing export trend, the Andean country is organizing some special activities at the leading sector events around the world. The next one to take place in Asia will be at the International Horticultural Exhibition in Beijing in celebration of Peru Day on 1 September 2019. Native Peruvian products will be promoted throughout the day, such as its indigenous potatoes, quinoa and cocoa. Peru’s most recently-created sector brand will also be presented at the event: ‘Coffees from Peru’. Exhibitions, tasting sessions and Peruvian folklore performances will give trade professionals and Chinese consumers a closer insight into the characteristics that make Peru such a unique origin. Peru is currently a leading international food supplier. The Latin American country is the world’s biggest exporter of asparagus and quinoa; the second biggest exporter of cranberries, avocados and mandarins; and the third biggest exporter of grapes.

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What’s your perspective on the Domestic Exhibition Sector getting an Industry Status (Recognised Industry)? AG : The Indian exhibition industry has been

marketing for the same. I think social media plays a major role in making an event global. Why do you think the Indian Trade Fair Industry is still unrecognised? AG : I think the Indian Trade Fair industry is still unrecognized as it is underestimated. The Indian exhibition industry has had a growth

bodies of our Industry to undertake this initiative? AG : Keep interaction with the Ministry of Commerce at Central and State level and make a request for this recognition at every opportunity – collectively. Associations that organise exhibitions are also regularly in touch with several ministries, they should also

"KEEP INTERACTION WITH THE MINISTRY OF COMMERCE AT CENTRAL AND THIS STATE LEVEL AND MAKE A REQUEST FOR THIS RECOGNITION AT EVERY OPPORTUNITY - COLLECTIVELY " An organiser’ perspective on Indian Exhibition Sector by Ashish Gupta

thriving and been an integral part of the Indian economy. I think it would be great for the Domestic Exhibition Sector to get an Industry Status.

rate of 8.8% annum and has been boosting the Indian economy. The Indian Trade Fair Industry has been a host to massive exhibitions, which have led to great amount of revenues for the exhibitors and visitors What would you suggest to the apex

keep asking. Last – the day exhibitors start feeling the positive benefits and effect of trade fairs and the important impact that it creates for them. Exhibitors should also endorse this move. Collectively the market forces can create the required momentum to achieve this objective.

According to you, how can our Exhibition Industry get a recognised industry status? AG : Our exhibition industry can get a recognized industry status by organizing more events catering to international audiences. If marketed well, we are on the roadmap to getting a recognized industry status. Alongside that, we should even be able to take the exhibition and make it global. From your perspective, what are the domestic issues surrounding our Industry? AG : The domestic issues surrounding the industry can be lack of resources, lack of advanced technologies and lack of using data resourcefully. Also, a lot of exhibitions old school concepts of organizing the event and

Dubai World Trade Centre ‘DWTC’ events drive record AED 13.1 billion in net economic value Dubai’s economy continues to experience sustained growth from the contribution of business tourism, thereby driving the nation’s economic diversification agenda prioritised in the UAE Centennial 2071 strategy. As such, the Dubai World Trade Centre’s, DWTC, latest Economic Impact Assessment report for 2018 saw a record AED13.1 billion, equivalent to 3.3 percent of the emirate’s Gross Domestic Product, GDP, added in incremental retained economic value by the DWTC. The total corresponding gross output was estimated at AED23 billion, resulting in a high 57 percent locally retained impact, marking a three percent increase over 2017. Analysing the factors underlying the DWTC’s growing contribution to the city’s GDP acceleration agenda, the report highlighted the success of the venue’s 97 large-scale exhibitions, trade events, conventions and conferences hosted through 2018.

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India to Host SIAL Innovation for the first time to reward the best innovations in food industry Over 30 countries to participate at SIAL India Exhibition Recognizing the innovation in food and beverage industry, SIAL- the world’s biggest food exhibition is all set to host the first edition of SIAL Innovation Awards in India. The initiative is a unique celebration of innovative food and beverage products from across the globe. Over 30 countries from China, France, Indonesia, Italy, Portugal, Russia, South Korea, Canada, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA will be participating in SIAL India for the three daylong event. SIAL Innovation Awards will be held on 20th September 2019 at Pragati Maidan and is being brought by Comexposium and Inter Ads Exhibitions Pvt Ltd. By bringing SIAL Innovation in India for the first time, SIAL aims to bring new and innovative food products in the market. The initiative will attrac t more opportunities for the companies winning the most prestigious award of SIAL Innovation. In the ever growing food market, the initiative will also help companies in introducing new

trends, helping to launch products in new territories, solving diversity, quality and safety issues. Jury comprising of industry experts and leaders like Xavier Terlet, Professor Junghoon Moon, Chef Manjit Gill, Akkharawit Kanjanaopas, Ms. Rashmi Uday Singh will reveal the most innovative products in the food industry in terms of - technology, ingredients, recipe, equipment and services. The awards for Gold, Silver and Bronze category worldwide will be shortlisted from over 300 companies participating in the event at SIAL India.

We are honoured to bring SIAL to the Indian market. The Indian food processing industry has tremendous growth possibilities and it makes it a lucrative market to explore. SIAL innovation is one of its kind platform to showcase the great variety of food products at the international level. This year it is bigger and better with 30 countries participating . -Adeline Vancauwelaert, Director, SIAL Paris,

Speaking on the occasion, Rajan Sharma, Managing Director, Interads Exhibitions & Organiser SIAL India, said, “Innovation in food has a crucial role to play to continuously innovate for the growing global population. Innovation helps in translating ideas into new food products, processes or services: He added that SIAL Innovation is one such platform which offers new and innovative products to the world. It is first time in India that a range of international innovative products will compete under one roof.

Fourteenth ANUTEC Int’l FoodTec India, PackEx India to begin on Sept 13 Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd will be hosting the 14th edition of the largest technology event catering to the food, drink and packaging industries: ANUTEC I n t e r n a t i o n a l Fo o d Te c I n d i a ( t h e international supplier fair for the food and drink industry) and PackEx India (the international exhibition on packaging material and technology) in Hall Numbers 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 and 12A, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, between September 13 and 15, 2019.

The trade fair and its success story

ANUTEC International FoodTec India and its concurrent trade fairs have always seen growth in double digits year-on-year since its inception in 2002 in terms of exhibitors, visitors and exhibition space. Today, with over 450 exhibitors from India and abroad covering an exhibition area of over 18,000sq m, this exhibition has become the most coveted show for the suppliers for food and drink industry in the Indian sub-continent, thereby addressing the needs of the business owner, product manager, production line and R&D division. The ex h i b i t i on has received an overwhelming response from national and international companies with confirmed pavilions from China, France, Italy, the Netherlands and Turkey. With over 48 per

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cent international participation from over 30 countries, the exhibition is expected to become the meeting place for the who’s who of the food and beverage processing and packaging industries in the Indian sub- continent. “The USP of ANUTEC - International FoodTec India and PackEx India has always been the perfect mix of buyers from India and SAARC countries which is clearly eminent with the year-on-year growth figures,” said Ashwani Pande, managing director, Koelnmesse YA Tradefair Pvt Ltd. The exhibition is actively supported and promoted by IPMMI (Institute of Packaging Machinery Manufacturers of India) and IFCA (Indian Flexible Packaging and Folding Carton Manufacturers’ Association), which are the leading industry association leaders for the packaging industry. Food processing is an important link

between agriculture sector and the consumers. The importance of logistics and supply chain management is increasing at the global level especially in food processing. The policy makers have identified food processing as a key sector, which will increase growth in sectors like manufacturing, packaging, supply chain and transportation. The Indian food processing sector is poised to attract $33 billion of investments and generate employment of nine million person days by the year 2024. According to the data provided by the Department of Industrial Policies and Promotion (DIPP), the food processing sector in India has received around $7.54 billion worth of foreign direct investment (FDI) during the period April 2000 and March 2017. FDI (foreign direct investment) inflow into the sector stood at $904.90 million during 2017-18. The food processing sector is annually seeing a growth of more than 11 per cent. The Government of India aims to boost growth in the food processing sector by leveraging reforms, such as 100 per cent foreign direct investment (FDI) in marketing of food products and various incentives at the Central and state government levels, along with a strong focus on supply chain infrastructure.

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UFI releases new report on the Trade Fair Industry in Asia n Total exhibition space sold at Asian

trade fairs exceeds 23 million m2. That’s an increase of 4.8% in 2018 n 59% of exhibition space in the AsiaPacific region was sold in China n Cambodia shows the fastest growth in the region (+40%), with India growing the fastest among major markets (+10%) n Total Venue Capacity in the Asia-Pacific region to exceed 9.6 million m2 by year end – that’s over 1.5 million m2 in just two years UFI released the 15th edition of the Trade Fair Industry in Asia annual report, covering 17 locales including Greater China and Southeast Asian markets, Australia, Cambodia, Japan, Korea, India, Myanmar and Pakistan. The report provides complete data on the development of trade fairs and supporting facilities in these regions up to 31 December 2018, with additional figures and commentary on likely trends for the following year. One key finding is that net space sold at Asian trade fairs reached 23.4 million net m2, which represents an average growth rate of 4.8% across 17 Asian trade fair markets. Research shows that 23.4 million m2 of space was sold by exhibition organisers to their clients in Asia in 2018 – up from 22.3 m2 in 2017. More than half of the total (59%) was sold in China – totalling 13.7 million m2 in net space, which is well over six times the space sold in Asia’s second-largest trade fair market,

Japan (2.15 million m2). By the end of 2019, venue capacity in Asia will be over 9.6 million m2, and the number of purpose-built exhibition venues operating in Asia will reach 232. The region’s total venue capacity will increase significantly following the opening of a new mega venue in Shenzhen (China), adding 400,000 m2 of gross indoor capacity to the regional total. China, Asia’s largest market, exceeded the regional average as it grew by 5.5% in 2018, adding approximately 700,000 m2 of space, and totalling 13.73 million m2. However, this was notably lower than the 8.0% recorded in 2017. Several large markets reported less significant growth last year. Net space sold in Thailand increased by 3.8% in 2018. Australia and Korea both expanded by 3.0%, while the market in Taiwan grew by just under 2%. Cambodia was the fastest-growing trade fair market in the region in 2018 as space sold jumped by over 40%. Once again, India was the fastest-growing large market as net space sold jumped by 10%, rising from 1.18 million m2 to 1.3 million m2.

Other Southeast Asian markets that outperformed the regional average included Malaysia (7.7%), Vietnam (6.4%) and Singapore (5.4%). Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia posted growth lower than the regional average in 2018. At the low end of the table, growth in Japan slowed to 1.2% in 2018, down from 2.9% in the previous year, while space-constrained Hong Kong recorded growth of just 1.1%, the lowest in the region. Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director UFI, comments, “Now in its 15th edition, this annual report is tracking the rapid development of the exhibition industry in the Asia-Pacific region in an unparalleled way. With a lot of developments in Southeast Asia and Australasia, it offers all the market information beyond the big markets as well, and shows both the challenges and opportunities for our industry in the region as a whole.” UFI Asia/Pacific Regional Manager and BSG Managing Director, Mark Cochrane states, ““Growth in the Asian trade fair industry eased to 4.8% in 2018, down from the robust 7.0% recorded in 2017. Once again, India was a particularly strong performer in 2018, with net space sold increasing by 10.0% to 1.3 million m2. China, the region’s largest trade fair market, remained strong with growth of 5.5% in 2018. There are some clear macroeconomic challenges ahead in 2019, but the trade fair industry in Asia looks well-positioned to continue to grow.” The research was undertaken for UFI, The Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, by Business Strategies Group in Hong Kong.

Kochi to be hub of MICE tourism Stakeholders in the tourism sector have set their focus to turn Kochi as a prime hub of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition (MICE) tourism in the country. Stakeholders in the tourism sector have set their focus to turn Kochi as a prime hub of Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibition (MICE) tourism in the country. The 12th edition of Conventions India Conclave (CIC ) organised by Indian Convention Promotion Bureau (ICPB) to be held in Kochi from August 29 to 31 is considered it as the stepping stone for the growth of MICE tourism here. Rashmi Kamboj, director, Convention Sales, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty, said the full potential of MICE tourism is yet to be tapped by Kochi. Grand Hyatt will be hosting the CIC. “In spite of having the infrastructure, the 2018 figures show that only 2 per cent of international level MICE events were hosted in Kochi. However, MICE tourism is picking up the pace and Kochi is competing with other venues in the country to host numerous MICE events. We are attempting to bring more MICE

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“There are around 70 exhibitors including Kerala tourism which will have a pavilion at the (CIC). There will be around 90 domestic and 30 foreign buyers. The foreign buyers will be coming from eight countries. There will be discussions on improving MICE events in the country. Tourism Minister Kadakam pally Surendran, Rani George, secretary, Kerala Tourism, and Suman Billa, joint secretary, India Tourism, will also take part in CIC,” Shrikant Wakharkar, General Manager, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty. events to Kochi and Kerala. Kochi is well connected by the air route. There are

tourism destinations to visit for MICE tourists. The tourists also can enjoy experiential tourism here,” she said. MICE tourists are better money spenders compared with leisure travellers. “A conference travellers on an average spends around $1511 a day. While inbound leisure travellers spent around $600 a day. In last one year, we have organised numerous conferences in Kochi. With ICPB, all the stakeholders unitedly make attempts to bring more MICE events to Kochi. Even the Kerala government and tourism department are taking the initiative to attract more MICE to the state,” Mausam B h a t t a c h a r j e e, d i re c to r, S a l e s a n d Marketing, Grand Hyatt Kochi Bolgatty. As part of promoting MICE tourism, a Kerala chapter of ICPB will be formed. Kerala Tourism will also be a part of the ICPB Kerala chapter.

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A Single World Market Most of the significant world trade show events take place in five countries-GermanyUSA-Italy- France -China –as per UFI research. These five countries account for 64% of all major world trade show events conducted. These trade show/expo events represent the major market segments that are held in the key trade show cities within these countries. We can break it down further to say that within each country only a few city locations represent the majority of the events that are conducted in each country. For Germany it is Frankfurt, Dusseldorf, Cologne, and Munich. For the USA it is Las Vegas, Orlando, and Chicago, for Italy it is Milan, for France it is Paris, and China it is Shanghai, Hong Kong, and Beijing. Many other country/city expo locations are influential, but not to the degree that these big five country/cities do to influence the world of trade show marketing. In most cases, their strength, as an attractive event location, is their infrastructure-airport, local transportation accessand hotel availability, size of expo centre, local industries, city attractions, and emotional influences. Depending on the size of the show, emotional attractions can be locations like Hawaii or Puerto Rico, not really international, but a good first step in getting the attention of exhibitors to view as attractive. Unfortunately, view local buyers to market to and expand your business reach. International locations with a local economy truly offer greater opportunities to expand the sales reach. Each of these key international cities are positioned to handle and manage large groups of visitors for a 3 day event without concern about overload breakdowns within the city. Try and get a room in London during Wimbledon, or in Dusseldorf during Euroshop. The cities shut down. The userfriendliness and popularity of these world trade centre cities are what makes their sites attractive, not the country in which they

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“In my book-Trade Shows from One Country to the Next, I review venues, regulations, exhibit design, and cultural differences for 45 different countries. Understand and respect what is different, and you are on your way to success,” - Larry Kulchawik. reside. Organizers can attract both exhibitors and attendees to world class cities for face to face marketing events to broaden their reach and deliver new sales opportunities. Crossing borders is no longer a major concern when it comes to attracting valuable visitors to a primary, or secondary, trade event. Local attendees will still comprise the majority of visitors, but those exhibitors interested to increase their market share, or the strength of their network, will attend a major event dedicated to their specific industries. In spite of global conflicts, the world of trade is becoming a single marketplace, with select world cities being the epicentres of major trade activity. They are attractive because of the infrastructure they have created to make trade connections most convenient and delivering stalwart results. As corporations analysis their marketing opportunities within the world marketplace, trade show marketing has become a major (and an expensive) tactic employed by world corporations to uncover opportunities and expand their growth with a global approach. This approach can be risky if awareness and cultural differences are not taken into consideration when planning for an international event. “In my book-Trade Shows from One Country to the Next, I review venues, regulations, exhibit design, and cultural differences for 45 different countries.

Understand and respect what is different, and you are on your way to success,” says Author- Larry Kulchawik. During a recent seminar I conducted at North eastern Illinois University, a student remarked- If 60% of world trade shows are in select cities within five countries, why write a book that includes 39 other country/cities where activity is minimal? Why not focus on the six country cities only? A valid question, but short sighted as the world continues to evolve with new international marketplaces to consider. As exhibit managers or trade show marketing suppliers we need to be ready to hit the ground running to assist the companies we serve. We must be able to manoeuvre within the new marketplace locations that will grow over time. Just a few years ago, China and the Middle East were not even on our radar screen as viable trade show venue locations to consider. Now they are, and who knows what may happen in the UK or in Russia. This shift in new, or old, venue locations will continue to unfold. Being ready to dance is an important first step for success when marketing internationally. There is no right way, there is no wrong way, there is only a different way. Know and respect what is different and you are on your way to successful trade show marketing. As the world moves closer to a single global marketplace, awareness and communication skills across borders will play a vital role in any company’s global marketing success. For more than four decades, Larry Kulchawik has been working in the trade show industry, specializing in international trade show marketing. Now, as principal of Larry Kulchawik Consulting, he is responsible for providing consultative advice to trade show exhibitors and suppliers for international exhibiting.

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Amid slump in textile sector, bizmen expect trade fair to revive fortune As the trade war between the US and China has heavily hit Indian yarn exports to China and as there is a global slump in the textile sector, about 20% of facility in mills across India remain idle, representatives of the Southern India Mills Association (Sima) said on August 06. Briefing reporters about the upcoming Sima’s ‘Texfair 2019’, an international textile machinery, accessories and spares exhibition in the city, its chairman Nataraj said the US had laid import sanctions on Chinese garments, which led to a slump in exports in China. “This in turn has led to the fall in yarn export to China from India. In the last quarter, almost 50% of the exports to China had come down. Domestic market has also been suffering because of this as domestic prices

have come down,” he said. Sima representatives also quoted data from markets and other associations and said there was a general recession in the textile sector all over the country and mills had been cutting down on operation time. “In the past two months, 20% of spindles had remained idle in mills across the country,” said Nataraj. In such a situation, Sima representatives said they felt it was the right time to conduct a textile machinery fair, as it would benefit all stakeholders. As it was not feasible for mills to invest in new machinery in this situation and as mills were looking to improve quality and productivity, there would be more demand for spares for maintenance and auxiliary equipment to improve quality. The 12th edition of Texfair would be held

PAPEREX 2019 to take place on 3-6 Dec 2019 in New Delhi PAPEREX 2019, the 14th I nter national Exhibition & Conference on Pulp, Paper & Allied Industries, will be held from 3-6 December 2019 at PragatiMaidan in New Delhi. Paperex has received support from major trade associations of paper and allied industries and World Paper Forum. As on date, over 90% exhibition space has already been booked as per an official communiqué from International Trade and Exhibitions India Pvt. Ltd, the organizers of the Show, with expected presence of 700 + exhibitors from 35 countries and Trade visitors from 75 + countries. The show will have International Group Participation from China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Taiwan, etc. There will be handmade paper pavilions, Concurrent conference and International Business Networking Programs, A high level Technical Concurrent Conference by “Indian Agro & Recycled Paper Mills Association.” Through major paper Industry associations Paperex will get well attended by large gathering of paper traders, printers, publishers, conver ter & paper pack aging companies to explore the vast variety of papers at the show. Meanwhile, the pulp and paper industry is said to be one of the largest industries in the world. It is projected to remain stable, with profits predicted to expand throughout 2019. World production of paper and paperboard is forecasted to reach 490 million tons by year 2020. India’s paper and paper board industry thus has unlimited scope. Judging by the investments paper manufacturers have made in modernization and expansion so far, India’s pulp and paper industry is well on its way to a glorious future.

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from August 9 to 12 at the Codissia Trade Fair Complex in the city. As many as 250 exhibitors from across India and also from Europe, Japan and China would attend the event, which would have 320 stalls. “About 70% of the exhibitors would be from Coimbatore as the region had the most number of textile spare industries. The last fair generated Rs 1,000crore-worth business and we expect the same this year,” Sima secretary general K Selvaraju said. The fair would also feature ‘Farm to Finish International Expo 2019’, where cotton, manmade fibre and blends would be exhibited along with garments made from them. Selvaraju said even amid concerns about the industry’s situation, the response from exhibitors for the fair had been very positive.

Delhi Machine Tool Expo 2019 Concludes Successfully

The third edition of Delhi Machine Tool Expo (DMTX 2019), one of northern India’s most prominent B2B exhibitions concluded successfully on 11 August 2019. With 122 exhibitors the machine tool exhibition attracted around 6,000 visitors and 49 trade delegations from various industry sectors such as auto component, automobiles, capital goods, die and mould, defence, aerospace, and so on. The expo organized at India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida by Indian M a c h i n e To o l M a n u f a c t u r e r s ’ Association (IMTMA) attracted an impressive number of delegates and visitors from Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities from the states of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, etc. Besides India, technologies from foreign countries such as Germany, Japan, China, Taiwan and USA were on display and visitors got a peek into the latest manufacturing technologies which covered both metal cutting and metal forming technologies. Sheet metal forming machines, CNC machines, and metrology were prominent highlights. Stating his views on the expo, P. Ramadas, President, IMTMA, said, “We are glad about the outcome of the expo as it evoked an enthusiastic response

from the manufacturers from northern states. I believe that this edition will encourage companies to participate in subsequent editions and it will help us in our journey to reach out to the regional industries.” Citing his thoughts on the show, V. Anbu, Director General & CEO, IMTMA, said, “IMTMA organizes regional expos to enable India’s regional industrial units to keep pace with the changing technologies. These shows help in addressing the numerous requirements of original equipment manufacturers and supply chain in Tier 2, Tier 3 and Tier 4 cities. The Association is pleased with the outcome of the show and we are hopeful that the show will continue to evolve and grow bigger as we organize the future editions.” IMTMA will organize the fourth edition of Delhi Machine Tool Expo in Delhi in August 2021. Continuing its journey of carrying technology to the doorsteps of manufacturers spread in different regions, IMTMA is organizing the firstever Chennai Machine Tool Expo at Chennai Trade Centre in Chennai from 26 – 29 September 2019. The expo will be another big opportunity for the regional players in the southern region to attune themselves with the latest technologies in manufacturing.

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The best of the corrugated value chain at IndiaCorr Expo 2019 IndiaCorr Expo–Sino Corrugated 2019, the country’s only business platform for the entire value chain of corrugated packaging industry, is all set to take place from 5 to 7 September 2019 at India Expo Centre, Greater Noida.

This year, Indicator Expo will feature newto-market machineries, raw materials and ancillary equipment along with international pavilions, which will be useful for attending buyers at the show. The show will continue to feature the ICCMA Congress, an industry initiative where thought-leaders will deliberate on challenges and opportunities faced by the industry while offering them unrivalled networking opportunities. Spreading over 10,000-sqm of commercial space, IndiaCorr Expo and India Folding Carton will be a home to about 260 exhibitors from India and overseas for three-business days, addressing the needs of corrugated box manufacturers, converters, corrugated box and related packaging designers, industry consultants, printers, converters and end-users. Some of the key participants are Ample, Amylodex, Arden, BHS, BKG Corrugating Rolls, BOBST, BOIX, Erhardt+Leimer, ESKO, FOSBER, Hotron Heaters, Linux,NBG, Robus India, SUBA, Valco Melton, VIG Graphics, NMC, and Zhongke India, to name a few.

India Folding Carton

Creating more value for the visitors, alongside IndiaCorr Expo, a focused event India Folding Carton, catering to the box-making and folding carton industry will also be taking

place. It is a focused event on folding carton business and for post-print manufacturing equipment and consumables from the folding carton industry. Package converters, paper box manufacturers and printers would benefit from attending India Folding Carton as they will witness solutions such as carton making equipment, paper bag manufacturing equipment, software, testing equipment, paper, printers- digital, offset, flexographic, lamination solutions, inks and other consumables.

ICCMA Congress

The corrugated packaging industry in India is facing intense competitive pressures, commoditisation, stringent compliance, audit procedures, as demanded by leading brand owners. Due to the disruption occurring in almost every segment, be it services or manufacturing sector, the packaging industry is undergoing massive and rapid cultural change. In order to overcome the current set of challenges, it is essential for us to be fully geared up to navigate headwinds, in an appropriate manner to enable sustainable business growth. Thus, the theme for ICCMA Congress 2019 is Navigating Headwinds — 4Cs — commoditisation, co-existence, compliances

Trade centre remains a distant dream Temporary arrangements made for national & global biz fairs a costly affair Though announced nine years ago, a permanent convention centre in the holy city to facilitate trade fairs is still a distant dream. A resident, Pawandeep Sharma, said the then Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal in 2010 had announced to set up a permanent convention centre in the city to facilitate trade fairs. However, no progress is visible at the grassroots level. The then Deputy Chief Minister had made a promise on the concluding day of the fifth edition of Punjab international Trade EXPO (PITEX) on December 14, 2010.

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The permanent convention centre would be akin to Delhi’s PragatiMaidan. He said Sukhbir had even asserted that, “Places like Frankfurt (Germany) and Dubai (UAE) are thriving only on the basis of being major centers of trade expos. We want to develop our cities on those lines. Amritsar, some 230 km from Chandigarh, and Mohali, some 10 km from Chandigarh, will get permanent convention centres.” Trade fairs of national and international levels are exhibited here annually. Then temporary arrangements are made which cost much, but have to be undone to return the land to its original owner.

The Indian packaging industry has been showing tremendous growth and promises a vibrant commercial future in India. We are confident that with India Corr Expo we will continue to empower the manufacturers and end-users with knowledge and right business opportunities, creating a conducive business platform to fuel their commercial success. I welcome all industry stakeholders to this promising event. Anuj Mathur, Chief Operating Officer of Reed Exhibitions India and board member, Reed Manch Exhibitions, and culture. Eminent speakers and panel members from across the country shall be sharing their views and expertise on the relevant topics.

The sessions will take place on 5 September 2019.

The show will also feature India Flexography Expo, a unique platform bringing together a wide range of solutions ranging from raw materials to machinery. The expo takes pride in being the only one to touch upon the nerve of flexography printing and thus carving a niche space for itself in the industry. Attendees will benefit from solutions on display such as flexo printing machines, flexo rolls, flexo inks (waterbased), adhesives, lamination solutions, paper, dyes, plates, conveyer belts, plate making machines, ancillary equipment among others. “Together IndiaCorr Expo, India Folding Carton, ICCMA Congress and India Flexography Expo create the entire value chain to our customers, offering them ample of valuable business, learning and network ing opportunities,” concluded Mathur. A leading industrialist, Kamal Dalmia, said the then Finance Minister Parminder Singh Dhindsa in the 2013 Budget had announced the establishment of a worldclass trade centre in Amritsar to meet the long-pending demands of the city-based manufacturers, importers and exporters. Subsequently, a plan was unveiled to set up an integrated trade centre-cumcommercial-cum-residential and recreational complex at the Central Jail, which is spread over an area of 109 acres. For this purpose, a site at the Central Jail on the Airport road was found to be suitable and the jail was shifted to Fatahpur village on the Chabhal road. He said it was the biggest drawback of successive governments that they took long time to deliver their promises.

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BIOFACH India – INDIA Leads The Organic Movement ! The 11th edition of BIOFACH INDIA, the only organic platform in India to connect and network with your target audience is scheduled to be held from 07-09 November, 2019 at India Expo Centre, IEML, Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR. BIOFACH INDIA is the meeting place in India where anyone and everyone who is connected to organic converge annually to share their passionate interest for organic products, network at a common platform and educate themselves about the latest developments in the organic sector. India is bestowed with lot of potential to produce all varieties of organic products due to its various agro climatic regions. This holds promise for the organic producers to tap the market which is growing steadily in the domestic and export market. India’s largest and most focused event for organic products provides the perfect business platform to organic stakeholders, retailers, exporters / importers, Govt. boards, state pavilions, certification bodies, consultants

and associations from India and all over the world to congregate for networking. Such a high quality of visitors and exhibitors is what sets the fair apart from any other fair in the Indian market. The last edition of BIOFACH INDIA saw over 6000 trade visitors and consumers and over 200 brands participating. The show attracts a wide array of products on display covering verticals such as food, beverages, spices, natural care and wellness and textiles. The Government of India has implemented the National Programme for Organic Production (NPOP). The NPOP standards for production and accreditation system have been recognized by European

Commission and Switzerland for unprocessed plant products as equivalent to their country standards. Similarly, USDA has recognized NPOP conformity assessment procedures of accreditation as equivalent to that of US. With these recognitions, Indian organic products duly certified by the accredited certification bodies of India are accepted by the importing countries. As on 31st March 2018, total area under organic certification process (registered under National Programme for Organic Production) is 3.56 million Hectare (201718). This includes 1.78 million ha (50%) cultivable area and another 1.78 million Hectare (50%) for wild harvest collection. Among all the states, Madhya Pradesh has covered largest area under organic cer tification followed by Rajasthan, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh. During 2016, Sikkim has achieved a remarkable distinction of converting its entire cultivable land (more than 76,000 ha) under organic certification.

Haryana to focus on trade fairs

AgroWorld 2019 : The Gateway to Global Market and Agribusiness

Haryana Chief Secretary, Keshni Anand Arora on July 23 said the State should make its mark in trade fairs and preparations should be done in a planned and meticulous manner at large scale. Presiding over 30th Governing Body meeting of Trade Fair Authority of Haryana to discuss the preparations of the India International Trade Fair, starting from November 14 PragatiMaidan, New Delhi, she directed officials of the Authority to increase their activities, prepare calendars of activities and directed them to co-ordinate with the Industries Department as per the need of the market and participate in international fairs with complete planning and preparation in order to encourage export of products of the state. She also directed to explore the possibility of further organizing other fairs in the state to encourage the small, micro and medium enterprises of Haryana and to promote the products prepared by self-help groups. Arora said that the Haryana pavilion in India International Trade Fair should be made attractive with more creativity. The preparations of the Fair should be done in coordination with other departments concerned a time-bound manner. Apart from the international fairs being organised through Indian Business Promotion Organization (ITPO), discussion was also held in the meeting regarding participation of Trade Fair Authority of Haryana in AajeevikaMela to be held at PragatiMaidan in February/March, 2020 and AaharMela to be held at PragatiMaidan in March 2020. In the meeting, the proposal for budget of Rs. 2.64 crore for the year 2019-20 was also approved. It was informed in the meeting that the theme of the Indian International Trade Fair-2019, which starts on November 14, 2019, will be 'Ease of Doing Business'.

In a bid to introduce contemporary agriculture-agri and allied sectors with their best practices, technologies, processing and marketing that can inevitably help countless farmers and platform owners, Indian Council of Food and Agriculture with the support of the Government of India and several States and in technical collaborations with a large number of industry associations and international bodies, is fully geared up to floor AgroWorld 2019 from N ove m b e r 0 5 - 0 8 , 2 0 1 9 at t h e sprawling campus of Indian Agriculture Research Institute, New Delhi. Additionally, this insightful global knowledge and trade event will encompass industry- oriented topics, opportunities for startups, international participation and much more. Meanwhile, the agro food industry experts, agri-specialists and government officials from all across the world, will share their prized insights on available technologies, trade and business models and modern innovations. These distinguished individuals will be ready to interact with our entrepreneurs, farmers and scientists. Indian industr y and businesses, institutions, Central Ministries and the State Governments will have the showcasing opportunities of their products and technologies, programs

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and services, potential and achievements before the national and global stake-holders to explore possibilities of investments, technical cooperation, trade, business, marketing and partnerships opportunities. Along with its partners, ICFA is passionately promoting AgroWorld 2019 across India and the world that incorporates major sectors and key stakeholders in food, agriculture, horticulture, animal husbandry, aqua and allied sectors. ICFA invites you to avail this wonderful opportunity to take a proactive part as a zealous exhibitor or sponsor during the for thcoming exciting eventAgroWorld 2019, and showcase the products, technologies, programs and services to a colossal target audience in a single, pulsating platform for three consecutive days.

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Special Postal Cover Launched For Events & Entertainment Management Association (EEMA)

Commemorating foundation day of Event & Entertainment Management Association (EEMA), an autonomous registered body of companies, institutions and professionals operating within the Events and Exper iential M ar keting industry of India. Col. Akhilesh Pandey Post Master General (Operations) today released a special EEMA postal cover at NitiAayog office. Amitabh Kant, CEO NITI Aayog was the chief guest for the event. The launch of the special cover marks the 11th foundation day of EEMA and the evolvement of the industry during these years of a fast paced emergence of brand India. Ashok Pal Singh, Member, Postal service board graced the occasion. The cover has various elements keeping with the spirit of the environmental sustainability and urging the event industry to shape itself to the contemporary environmental necessity. The aesthetically beautiful cover has been designed by Poonam Lal. The purpose of EEMA is to bring together the event industry of India at the

national level and for this very reason it was established in 2008. The membership of EEMA has since grown significantly. Besides rapid growth the event Industry in India is also undergoing important transformation by becoming a partner in development of India Brand and not just remaining the last mile organizer of celebrations and parties. According to the Ernst and Young report for the year 2018, the Media and Entertainment (M&E) Sector in India grew by 13% to reach Rs 1.67 Trillion in 2017 and out of this the live entertainment sector including experiential and MICE areas which EEMA represents grew by 15.6%. The total Event industry revenue in India is estimated to grow to Rs 86 billions in 2019 over Rs 75 billions in 2018 and create greater no of jobs across the spectrum. On the release of special cover Amitabh Kant CEO NITI Aayog said, “I have always been a believer that event industry has always been a driver of our Indian economy. They are the ones to create job opportunities and built brand India. And

if India is to achieve the vision of our Prime Minister Narendra Modi of becoming a 5 trillion economy by 2024, then the event & entertainment industry too needs to come together. From now on every event we do be it in India and abroad it should leave an impact globally. It should provide a unique experience and represent brand India. Sanjoy Roy, President - EEMA said, “The cultural industry today offers the primary solution to create job. EEMA represent over 1000 members across the length and b re a d t h o f t h e c o u n t r y a n d e a c h contributing to thousands of jobs in the sector. Many of our member company works in the rural sector providing the last mile connectivity between the government schemes and people. We look fo r w a r d t o s i g n i f i c a n t s h a r i n g o f information with NitiAayog and all of the other depar tment including Postal Department in its new avatar delivering services. Post Master General (Operations) Col. Akhilesh Pandey said, “Today is a special day as we release this special postal cover for EEMA. This is just our way of showing our appreciation and saying thank you in our unique way for doing your bit towards the society and helping India grow. So on behalf of Department of Post and Delhi circle we would like to congratulate EEMA on completion of 11 successful years." Also present on the occasions were Ambassador Suresh Goel -Director General EEMA, Sanjeev Pasricha - Executive Vice President, VipulPandhi - Vice President North- EEMA, Harjinder Singh - Co-Chair EEMAGINE 2019 and AtulChabra - Joint Secretary North EEMA. amongst other member from the event fraternity

Texfair 2019: International Textile Machinery, Accessories, Spares Exhibition to Be Held At Coimbatore The Southern India Mills’ Association (SIMA), has been organizing the international textile machinery, accessories and spares exhibitions known as Texfair since the year 2001 for the mutual benefit of the supplier and user industries. This year, it will be held during August 9-12, 2019 at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex. “Coimbatore is popularly known as Manchester of South India, produces over 70% of the textile machinery, spares and accessories manufactured in the country. “TEXFAIR 2019”, a four-day International Textile Machinery, Accessories, Spares Exhibition, the 12th edition in its series, being organized by SIMA is ready to showcase the

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modern developments during August 9-12, 2019 at CODISSIA Trade Fair Complex,” said a release form SIMA. P.Nataraj, Chairman, SIMA and AshwinChandran, ViceChairman, SIMA informed that 250 exhibitors will be displaying their products /

services in 320 stalls. They said that the major products that would be displayed at the Fair would include textile machinery, spares, accessories, testing equipments, electrical and electronic components, etc. They have further said that apar t from leading textile

machinery, spares, accessories manufacturers / suppliers from Tamilnadu, exhibitors from other States of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh and from different European countries and Japan, China will also participate. They fur ther said that textile mills on an average spend 2.5 to 3% of their annual turnover on spares and accessories and also plough back 4 to 6% of their annual turnover on modernization. SIMA office-bearers further informed that in the Farm to Finish Expo 2019, around 50 leading textile companies and organizations would participate and show case cotton, fibres, yarn, fabric, made-ups and garments in the Expo.

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FSSAI Regulations for Labelling & Packaging not good for industry: CAIT The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on July 28 expressed concern over the FSSAI Regulations proposed for Labelling and Packaging saying it would pose difficulties for the MSME Food Industry catering to the requirements of more than 130 crore countrymen. The proposed Regulations on Labelling and Packaging under disguise of “in a bid to encourage consumers make healthier food choices”, would make it mandatory to display red colour-coding on front-of-thepack labels on packaged food products that have high-fat, high-sugar and highsalt content levels. But B C Bhartia, National President of CAIT said if the proposals made in the regulation are implemented most of the Indian Food Products would come under the Red Category and the industry will die down. The New Labelling and Display regulations are ready for draft notification and the FSSAI is in the process of comprehensive revision of Food Safety and Standards (Packaging and Labelling) Regulations, 2011 with the objective of having three different regulations dealing separately to packaging, labelling and Advertisement and claims requirements. However, according to Bhartia no one has been able to understand the necessity of bringing such an adverse notification which will kill the Indian Food Industry. It is a matter of anxiety if such regulations are

being forced on India by certain lobbyist and activist NGOs to disturb and damage the Indian industry, he said adding, “We can easily understand the far reaching implications this will have on food processing, employment, farmer economy and GDP. Food Industry has a large multiple effect and finally the common man will suffer.” The idea of putting food products into colour coded categories appears to be totally unscientific and will be confusing to the consumer when a major percentage of food products will appears to be Red on the shelf, CAIT said in a statement issued here. It is not understandable how a prefixed calorie value can be used to classify the products. In such a vast country like India how can anybody fix a single calorie value suitable for every person? Food intake and calorie consumption varies with age, lifestyle, climate, geography, working systems, materials available, food practices established from centuries etc. Moreover such a regulation will be discriminatory from region to region and with population demographics, CAIT added. It will also be most unfair for the more than 30 lakh micro, small and medium units in the country who will not be able to manage the complicated calculations for categorization of products but the a few dozen large / MNC Companies will be able

to do so. If the MSME food industry dies down there will be massive unemployment and it will also have an adverse impact on the farmer. It is a matter of great worry that the Regulations are not scientific and are misguiding. “Further, what will happen to huge global market of Indian Food Products? Are we ready to damage our export performance? It is also surprising to thrust such a Regulation when a vast population in the country, particularly in the rural areas, are suffering from malnutrition. Naturally, the consumer will suffer enormously for not getting the range of food products consumed by them. With most of the items marked Red in the market shelf, the house lady will be utterly confused what to feed to the family. This will hugely misguide her and develop a misconception in their mind about packaged food which is much more healthy than the food sold lose. Loose food continues to be sold as it is but packed good item will come under unwanted scanner,” Bhartia highlighted. CAIT said if the Government is serious to develop food industry and MSME in the country it is necessary to withdraw such a draconian regulation.

India’s software industry to top $80 billion by 2025: CII The global software product industry is currently valued at $511 billion, of which India’s share is $8.1 billion but the objective is to take India to $80-90 billion by 2025, said Dr Omkar Rai, director general, Software Technology Park of India (STPI), speak i ng at t he 15t h I ndia Innovation Summit 2019 organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) in Bengaluru. The two-day summit aims to create a stage for industry captains, academia technocrats, young innovators, and policy makers to participate and deliberate on the nuances of innovation. Delivering the keynote address, Dr. EV Ramana Reddy, additional chief secretary, Department of IT, Bt and S&T, Karnataka government, said “In order to emerge as a global power, India needs to work towards becoming an innovation economy. Bengaluru has been widely cited as one of the fastest growing technology hubs and startup capitals in the world. Bengaluru is ranked 11th Best Global Startup Ecosystem, as per the Startup Blink Startup Eco-system Rankings Report 2019, moving up from rank 21 in the year 2017. Our

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currently valued at $511 billion, of which India’s share is $8.1 billion but the objective is to take India to $80-90 billion by 2025 n India’s IT industry stands at $177 billion with exports amounting to $136 billion and the industry employees around 4.1 million people department is in the process of drafting a new policy on innovation and technology with the view to address the new age challenges in regulation for innovation. We are considering innovative concepts such as regulatory sandboxes to ensure adequate legal framework for innovation

is available. Our aim is to make the state a leading promoter for all emerging technologies by strengthening existing technology Centers of Excellence in areas such as Cyber Security, Data Analytics, internet of things and Artificial Intelligence (AI)". "India’s IT service industry currently stands at $177 billion with expor ts amounting to $136 billion and the industry employees around 4.1 million people. It is the intention of the Government of India to transform the country from an IT service Industry to a product nation. The National Software Product Policy 2019 which has been approved by the union cabinet aims to capitalize on the strength of India’s IT industry in order to make the country a software product nation." STPI is in the process of opening 28 Centres of Excellence (COE) in emerging technologies at an investment of more than Rs. 400 crores. Five such centres are currently operational and in two years, all 28 will be operational. Emerging technologies such as AI, IOT, Medical Electronics, IOT in agriculture, automotive electronics will be the focus of the COEs.

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Tech innovations, exclusive products, services in sharp focus Latest technological innovations and exclusive range of products and services will come into sharp focus at the forthcoming 11th edition of India Foodex 2019, the international exhibition on food products, retailing, processing and packaging machinery and allied industries. The show is slated to be held between August 30 and September 1, 2019, at BIEC, Bangalore. Commenting on the event that assembles together thousands of food processors, machinery suppliers, importers and exporters, Syed Jafar Naqvi, chief coordinator, India Foodex, said, “This year through India Foodex, we are looking forward to develop the food industry increasingly through innovative efforts - assisting flaws in storage systems, techniques and in supply chain." He added, “India Foodex series will be promoting innovative efforts within the country as well as from overseas. Covering the entire Indian food Industry, the expo series will be connecting the global leaders to newest technologies available under a single roof.” Naqvi stated, “Likewise as previous year, the event will bring stakeholders from every stage of food production, starting from seed suppliers to processing & packaging companies to retailers. The distinctive platform will gracefully add one more successful chapter to the development of Indian food industry.” The show is being organised by Media Today Group. Last year, India Foodex 2018, besides India, attracted participation from 30 countries and was an excellent expo and received tremendous support from all quarters. Receiving an awe-inspiring response earlier, “concurrently, we are also organising 2nd HRC Expo 2019, 6th Meat Tech Asia 2019, 9th DairyTech India 2019 and 10th GrainTech India 2019 to add more values and to ensure better business for all,” explained Naqvi. India is the second-largest producer of food and has the potential to be the largest on a global food and agriculture canvas. The food processing industry is ranked fifth in terms of production, consumption, export and expected growth. Visitors Naqvi stated, “Previously, we had 31,000 visitors and nearly 500 exhibitors from all parts of India and other 30+ participating countries. Apparently, we are expecting to exceed the previous record having the presence of many leading brands and top ranking professionals.” Exhibitors Naqvi revealed that more than 500 exhibitors are expected at the show. Trends observed The expo series, since its inception, has successfully organised valuable B2B business meetings and global exposure to the participants. Continuing the same trend, the exhibition series has become one of the leading

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Highlights of the event this year n National Protected Cultivation

Industry Conclave & Interactive Summit n International Conference on Grain Storage, Handling, Milling & Value Addition n 3rd Indian AgriBusiness Excellence Awards 2019 n India Foodex 2019 - 3rd Culinary Challenge n Bangalore Hotel Restaurant Catering Congress & Awards expo to encourage the farming community to adopt modern technologies, help understand the process of value addition and establishment of a superior market linkage, thereby, also providing a unique networking platform for the stakeholders and exporters. Over the three days of the expo, potential clients meet with many leading companies from all over the world and assist meaningful discussions and business deals. Pavilions n Turkey in Grain Milling & Food Processing; n Indonesia & Malaysia for food products, beverages & Halal promotion agencies; n AMMA for Agriculture Machineries; n NSIC; n Karnataka UdyogMitra. Participating countries Turkey, China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Russia, Argentina, Jordan, Palestine, Serbia, Thailand, Taiwan and many more. Challenges For the growth of the food processing industry, the biggest challenge faced due to dominance of unorganised players, who approximately contribute to 80% of the industry's volume. The main challenges are Unavailability of a processable quality and quantity of fruit and vegetables; Low productivity of agri products; Poor processing conversion - low technology base and low automation; High operating costs due to smallscale operations. Potential sectors India's vast agricultural resources alone create huge potential for investments in its food processing and equipment industry. The food processing industry is one of the largest industries operating in India that holds scope for value-added processing covering fruit and vegetables; spices; meat and poultry; milk and milk products; fisheries; plantation; grain processing; and other consumer product groups like confectionery, chocolates and cocoa products; soya-based products; mineral water; and high protein foods. Government support The government's focus towards the food

processing industry as a priority sector is expected to ensure policies to support investments, to attract more FDI and to have double digit growth. Mega Food Parks promote processing facilities in a big way. With the right infrastructure, food processing units will be able to provide a large improvement in the domestic consumption. Government has approved many proposals for joint ventures; foreign collaboration, industrial licences and 100% export oriented units envisaging an investment. Out of this, foreign investment is over Rs 10,000 crore. The food processing sector in India received FDI worth around US$7.54 billion during April 2000-March 2017. Indian food processing industry has seen significant growth and changes over the past few years, driven by changing trends in markets, consumer segments and regulations. These trends in the future are expected to shape the demand for value-added products in India. Concurrent events Adding more value to India Foodex, concurrently, the 10th GrainTech India 2019, 9th DairyTech India 2019, 2nd HRC Expo 2019 and 6th Meat Tech Asia 2019 are also being organised. 10th GrainTech India 2019: The event will comprise Buyer-Seller Meet and parallel workshops to boost and promote participants' business. GrainTech India 2018 event became a common platform for the grain and feed milling and ancillary industry segments. Recognised as the India's largest technology exhibition on flour, rice, pulses, spice, corn, semolina, pasta, biscuit, feed, milling machinery, storage, processing, packaging, ingredient and alied industries, it drew a large number of visitors. 9th DairyTech India 2019: In order to promote and ensure the all-round development of the Indian dairy industry, 9th DairyTech India 2019 is being organised. It is the international exhibition on dairy products, processing & packaging machinery and allied industries. DairyTech India 2018 proved to be the best place to become part of the emerging Indian dairy industry and promote its further commercialisation. 2nd HRC Expo 2019: Owing to the great response received from food and hospitality sector, the 2nd edition of Hotel, Restaurant & Catering Expo (HRC Expo 2019), an international exhibition on hotel, restaurant and catering products, services, bakery equipments and technology is being organised. 6th MeatTech Asia 2019: Keeping in view the scope and demand for Indian meat and meat products worldwide, the 6th MeatTech Asia 2019, a common platform for the entire meat sector, will be organised. It will provide an on-hand opportunity to the producers, meat processing technology suppliers, service industry and other stakeholders to display their strength and interact with each other.

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HGH India receives overwhelming response from 700 brands HGH India 2019, the 8th annual edition of India's trade show for home textiles, home décor, houseware, and gifts, concluded successfully in Mumbai on July 5. The 3-day trade show received an overwhelming response with the presence of 700 brands and manufacturers from 32 countries as exhibitors and 35,900 trade visitors from 500 cities and towns across India. The fair was spread over three dedicated halls, each one offering specialised products in the categories of home textiles and furnishings, home décor and gifts and houseware, according to a press release by HGH India. HGH India continued its aggressive promotion of Indian handicrafts, artisans and cottage sector products. Bringing sectors like handicrafts, handloom, handmade carpets, coir, jute, khadi, cane and bamboo etc under the common umbrella of Indian Heritage with the support of various Government organisations like EPCH, HMCM, CEPC, COHANDS, KCCI, NSIC, NEHHDC and MHHDC, HGH I n d i a on ce a g ain effec t ivel y demonstrated the high potential of valueaddition and national brand building around these products. Home Fashion Trends for 2019-20 were forecasted and presented through a well curated Trends Pavilion and a high quality Trend Book. The trends followed a central theme of Beyond Shapes – Universal Future and were designed specially to suit the rapidly evolving and aspiring Indian domestic market. Amongst 32 countries present, China had the strongest participation, primarily from the Zhejiang province. Indian and international exhibitors showcased their latest range of furnishing fabrics, curtains, bed and bath products, decorative made-ups, wallpapers and decorative accessories. Crockery, tableware, storage, plastics, kitchenware, kitchen appliances, cookware, home appliances, gifts, general houseware, travel goods, cleaning and maintenance products, babies and kids' products, and tenting and camping products were amongst the key

houseware products. There is a consistent growth in number of exhibitors and visitors and improving quality of products and presentations at the fair year after year since its inception in 2012 which proves it has been useful for Indian and international players as a high potential trade show offering innovations, wide sourcing solutions and new business opportunities. HGH India brings global multi-national brands, leading Indian brands, large, medium and small manufacturers, handicrafts and handloom sectors, artisans and crafts persons all under one roof, offering equal opportunities to all of them to offer their products and services to Indian retailers and distributors across the country. "We believe in HGH India and they made it happen. I'm also happy to note, I personally spoke to Arun Roongta, and he has confirmed to me that they will have a fourth hall next year. That news also gives us a feeling about how the show is coming up and what kind of response it will have. Actually, in the last five years, people have been looking at HGH India to come up with new ideas, new innovations and they look to HGH India as an exhibition where the newest trends are displayed and what direction the industry is heading to. I haven't had the time to walk around, as I've been extremely busy with customers at my stand but I've heard that the footfall is about the same at every stall. I wish HGH India all the best and I'm looking forward to HGH 2020." "The response at HGH India has been tremendous, and we have built a big customer base here. We have seen a lot of

This is their eighth year in succession, and every year I have seen it growing. I'm so happy to see 700 exhibitors here. Outstanding exhibitorship and mind-blowing customers have come in today, on the first day in spite of the heavy rains just two days back. A big thumbs up to the HGH India team; the twelve to fourteen hours of work really worked well, -Rajjnish Aroraa, Vice chairman, DC Furnishings. growth, as a result, over the last two days. Thanks to HGH India, we have been able to reach out to retailers, and showcase our products, and this inspires us to keep coming back," said Abhinav Mahajan, director, Maspar. "This is my fourth visit to HGH India. I can definitely say that the presence and opportunities that retailers and vendors enjoy here keep bringing me back. It offers good connectivity with regional vendors as well," said Deepak Nirmal, general manager - general merchandise buying & merchandising, Aditya Birla Retail Limited. "I would like to congratulate the HGH India team, for pulling off the event, despite the rain. I have found a lot of new manufacturers from Jaipur and Jodhpur. I like the way the stalls have been set up; they are very attractive. I have greatly benefitted from interacting with new vendors and suppliers, whom I would not have been able to reach, if not for HGH India," said SulemanHirani, partner, Darpan Furnishings. "I have been coming here since the first year. As a buyer, I will always feel that something is missing, but I have seen the show grow bigger every year, and increase the international presence. HGH India has covered a good spectrum of brands, and should definitely add more in the years to come," said Vinod Khandelwal, general manager - head, household buying & ecommerce business, @home

CREDAI’s property in Chennai fair to ease home-buying dreams The exhibition will have over 40 major developers and four bankers participating including Axis Bank, HDFC Limited, LIC Housing and SBI. "Property is at an all-time low but it is the best time to invest," said WS Habib, president of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers’ Association of India (CREDAI) Chennai at an event to launch the company’s second edition of the Multi Location Property Fair that will be held this weekend. Talking about the slow economy, he said the demand is less as people are not buying properties. The exhibition will have over 40 major

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developers and four bankers participating including Axis Bank, HDFC Limited, LIC Housing and SBI. Spot offers, too, will definitely take place at the exhibition where over 300 projects will be presented. According to Habib, what makes the fair unique is that it happens in customers’ neighbourhood and simplifies the process of buying his/her dream home to five simple steps — visit the expo, choose your preferred location, select your budget, find your builder and finally book your dream home. “Generally, home buyers would have to travel to the location of the property fair in order to view it. It is not only time-

consuming but also difficult to view more than a few properties at a time. ‘Multi Location Property Fair’ is the only show of its kind in India that will exhibit based on location for the convenience of Chennaiites. The expo will be held in four different locations. We would like to provide this service to customers to make it an easy option to choose their dream home in their known locality. We hope the expo will offer a perfect platform for customers to buy/ invest in property,” he said. The fair will be held between 10.30 am to 8. 30 pm on August 31 and September 1.

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Tyrexpo India 2019 : Leading Expo on Tyre Industry Tyrexpo India is one of the largest highly specialised tyre trade show that features the latest in anything and everything about tyre including tyre equipment, tools and accessories. Singex exhibitions India harnesses insights and its strategic networks to organise and manage a series of trade shows and conferences in various emerging industries in india. These events aim to connect businesses in india with asian and global companies, and

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facilitate business matching opportunities and knowledge sharing. This show will allow you to meet specific sellers in mind and source for relevant products. With more than 12,000 targeted and high-quality visitors collectively, participants will be able to network, engage, and develop good relationships with both sellers and buyers communities to explore new ideas and find new solutions. Participants may look forward to three

power-packed days of business and networking sessions from 26 to 28 September 2019. The 7th edition of Tyrexpo India will be a dedicated tyre trade show, showcasing the latest trends and technologies in all tyrerelated industries including equipment, tools and accessories.

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Buyers From More Than 40 Countries and 100 Smart Cities of India to Witness World's Largest Ceramics Expo Ceramix 2019, organised by Octagon Communications, aimed to bring forward the growth of Indian Ceramic industry to the dealers and distributors of the country and to showcase the new products and developments in the cluster, is an effort to be a voice of the industry and bridge amongst the stakeholders. The dealers and distributors are the front of the industry that understand the new requirements of the end users and hence are an important cog in the wheel of development of new products. This year, the dealers and distributors will not only be witness to the Indian manufacturers and exhibitors but will also witness the par ticipation of global manufacturers from Spain, Poland, Vietnam, China, Thailand, Brazil, etc. This will give them an excellent opportunity to not only represent Indian companies but also work with global players and carry a wider range of products on their shelf. Participants from more than 40 countries and 100 smart cities of India will be there. Vibrant Ceramics 2016 and Vibrant Ceramics 2017 were highly successful in connecting the industry to all corners of the country has been revamped to a new brand called Ceramix 2019 from Vibrant Ceramics as the new platform aims to be the melting pot for all allied industry sector for building and construction, thus giving an opportunity to the entire value chain to come together and do business. It aims to b e t h e o n e - s t o p s o l u t i o n fo r t h e manufacturers, exporters, importers, distributors, retailers, architects, interior decorators, logistic companies, academicians, researchers, and innovators. The cluster of Morbi, caters to 90% of India's demand of Ceramic tiles and with the growing demand due to the industrial growth, housing needs, surplus income and spending powers coupled the government's major initiatives of housing for all and smart cities development presents a

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Ceramix-19 to be held in Gujarat n Ceramic industry expected to grow at 9% CAGR to become 7.5bln EUR by 2022 n The Indian tile industry is growing at 15% per anum n Morbi accounts for over 70% of the total production in India

massive business opportunity for the dealers and distributors from across the country. The team in its vision to develop this as a full-fledged platform for the stakeholders to come together and do business has connected with manufacturers, architects & interior decorators globally especially in the USA, Spain, China, and Vietnam. The team visited Spain, which is considered the Mecca of Ceramic Tiles. Ceramix 2019 has made a permanent base in Spain with its team working full time along with the manufacturers of Spain and Italy to collaborate on a long-term basis to ensure interests on both sides. The Manufacturing Association of Spain, ASCER along with its team of Qualicer- the annual knowledge conference shall be participating in Ceramix 2019 to invite speakers, deliberators, researchers, innovators, Industry leaders and trendsetters to come and showcase the new developments to the rest of the ceramic world. ASCER shall also bring the leading manufacturers of the industry from Spain to be a part of Ceramix 2019 giving a chance to Indian dealers and distributors to connect with them. Last pit stop before the finishing point

The exhibition is back in its full vigor in the 3rd installment to help this year from 21st to 24th November 2019 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. After the two successful editions of Vibrant Ceramics in 2016 and 2017, the exhibition and summit are planning to expand the horizons to newer geographies and sectors to be more inclusive inviting not only the ceramic industry but also the allied industry sectors from building & construction industry." Sandip Patel CEO of Ceramix-19 in India was the Union of Architects in Paris which is the federation of all associations of Architects across the world. The UIA has a rich resource of architects who represent the industry from across the world through its platform of UIA. UIA has agreed to partner with Ceramix 2019 through a delegation of architects by representing from each of the major regions such as North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, and Oceania. For the benefit of Ceramic industry, such an interesting platform is being developed in India and it is making efforts to bring the entire industr y value chain to the beneficiaries (dealers and distributors in this case), thereby giving them an oppor tunity to save on the cost of developing new business opportunity and presenting variety of options. The opportunity is there, the right time is here, companies and people from India and overseas are ready to connect with Indian dealers and distributors - the main question to be asked to Indian dealers & distributors is, whether the Ceramic industry is ready?

Pamex joins hands with IPAMA for Pamex 2020 Pamex and IPAMA have reached an agreement for promoting Pamex 2020 among IPAMA members. Building on the unofficial understanding of hosting Pamex and PrintPack in different years and cities, this agreement will see IPAMA members getting a special discounted rate to participate at Pamex 2020. This will ensure that the latest edition will be the biggest ever in the history of Pamex. Pamex 2020 is going to be held from six to nine January 2020 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon Dayakar Reddy, president, IPAMA, said, “We are thrilled to have come to

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an agreement with Pamex to make sure that the Indian manufacturers are given the best opportunity to promote their brands. This partnership will prove beneficial for the entire industry.” The exhibition will showcase generation next technologies from worldwide solution providers across various categories like prepress, in-press and post-press segments. In addition, the show will host dedicated pavilions for label and narrow web printing and presses; paper and board converting and corrugated machinery and equipment. Prof Kamal Chopra, chairman, Pamex,

said, “This partnership with IPAMA should increase the participation at Pamex 2020 which benefits the printers attending the event. We are happy that team Pamex and team PrintPack can work together towards the common goal – the growth of the Indian printing industry.”

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Messe Frankfurt India extends partnership with CREDAI-MCHI for building technology fairs in India The partnership extends the Indian subsidiary’s alliance for its leading building technology fair – ISH India powered by IPA thus providing real estate developers and builders access to needof-the-hour solutions While on one hand India prepares for smart city development and Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the other side is battling depleting water resources and the increasing challenge of waste disposal with many Indian metropolis topping the list of cities in the world facing severe water and waste issues. Focused on the new-age concept of luxury living, builders today need to reengineer basic infrastructure solutions and sanitation systems without compromising on luxury amenities. With an objective of facilitating stronger dialogue between builders and stakeholders of bathroom & kitchen, renewable energy and home automation systems, plumbing and sanitation industries, Messe Frankfurt India has announced that it has further extended its co-operation with the apex body of private real estate developers – C R E DA I - M CH I . U n d er t his al l iance, procurement meetings with builders and purchase directors will take place during the year to better understand industry requirements and how ISH India powered by IPA could fill the technology and demand gap. Nayan Shah, president, CREDAI MCHI, said, “We are already working with Messe

Frankfurt India to bridge the gap between Indian developers and manufacturers of reliable high speed elevators and architectural mobility solutions which are a pre-requisite for high-rises today. With ISH India powered by IPA, we can ensure real estate developers can gain access to infrastructure solutions and sanitation systems that align with the “smart cities’ vision.” At a recent dialogue with real estate fraternity, Chief Secretary of Maharashtra Ajoy Mehta remarked that “environment will be a big challenge for real estate developers going forward with technologies on creating artificial environment, controlled weather systems, water purification and recycling tools that will need to be integrated during building planning phase. Developers need to be agile to the future market demands.” Technology is proving to be a game-changer for real-estate business and CREDAI-MCHI’s aim is to ensure MCHI’s procurement wing is in direct touch with tech-specialists through Messe Frankfurt’s building technology fairs. Talking about the strategic partnership, Winston Pereira, GM, Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India, shared: “Our aim is to create a

pure business-oriented platform showcasing market ready innovations and solutions across the bathroom, plumbing and kitchen segment here in India. Our strategy has always been to ensure ‘quality over quantity’ with the participation and presence of the right stakeholders at all our events and the association with CREDAIMCHI is a committed step towards this goal.” Held from 7-9 May 2020, ISH India powered by IPA is part of Messe Frankfurt’s global building technologies portfolio which consists of 25 trade fairs in eight countries in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and South America, where the regional markets and global industries compete for solutions of the future. With ISH India powered by IPA targeting critical elements of sustainable urbanisation suited to Indian market, both Messe Frankfurt and CREDAIMCHI feel this tie-up will enable global players to reach urban planners and real estate developers in the country and thus bring forth solutions suited to the Indian market.

New measures to help economy grow in coming months: CII The industry body welcomed Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman's announcements aimed at boosting demand and improving the liquidity situation. A f t e r Fi n a n c e M i n i s t e r N i r m a l a Sitharaman announced measures to boost demand and improve liquidity, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) said that economic growth would climb in the coming months. In a statement, the industry body said that the steps would provide stability and a fresh boost to the country's economy. "India's GVA (Gross Valued Added) growth stood at 5.8 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2018-19 and advance indicators reveal that it might remain range-bound in Q1 FY2019-20. The Finance Minister's policy package covers financial sector, taxation, MSME, and automotive sector, which were being advocated by CII," it said. "CII expects that the economy will climb up in coming months." I t also said that removal of the surcharge on foreign portfolio investments ( F P I ) by t h e Fi n a n ce M i n i s t r y a n d amendments to the FPI regulations by the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) is expected to boost investor sentiments. Commenting on the measures announced on Friday, According to CII

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"The macro impact of the economic package announced can be expected to be

Economic growth is likely to climb in coming months, according to the Confederation of Indian Industry. President designate Uday Kotak. the measures to remove enhanced surcharge on FPIs, securing transmission of lower repo rates, addressing delayed payments and ensuring that bank officials are confident about lending, are strategically targeted towards raising investments. "Creation of a shelf of infrastructure projects and announcement of a long-term financial institution have wide positive ramifications for the economy," Kotak said. According to the industry body, the tax measures such as exempting start-up and

significant. It is indeed commendable that all these multisectoral steps were carried out without pressure on the fiscal deficit. With her six-dimensional announcement, FM has indeed hit a sixer out of the ground." -Vikram Kirloskar, CII President investors from 'angel tax' and annoucing easier long-term and short-term capital gains tax would re-energise investments. The clogged pipeline of loans has been also unblocked with various steps for banks, non-banking financial companies (NBFCs) and housing finance companies (HFCs) to infuse liquidity and address procedural issues, it added.

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op of the line business services. Stunning suites. Chic restaurants with the finest culinary options. Hospitality of the highest standards. And some of the most unforgettable experiences for the urban traveller. Expect greatness at Vivanta by Taj – Blue Diamond Pune. Conveniently located in Pune’s business and entertainment district, the hotel is just 5km away from the airport and 2km from the nearest railway station. Room categories include Superior Charm rooms, Premium Indulgence rooms and Deluxe Allure suites. But it is the Luxury Bliss suite that you should be after. The sprawling suite comes with a steam facility and massage showers, making it just the kind of space you would want to return to, if you ever left in the first place. For business travellers, the hotel offers an array of options to work without leaving its plush confines. From Oval, the 24-hour business centre, to the excellent boardroom and meeting room venues, high-

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speed internet, wi-fi access, audio and video conferencing, Media Hub and other amenities, doing business at the Blue Diamond Pune is an absolute pleasure. The hotel also dishes out some of the finest cuisines under one roof. Snack on pizzas and kheema pav at the 24-hour coffee shop or indulge in authentic Indian fare at Mystic Masala, the only five-star restaurant serving Maharashtrian Peshwai cuisine in the city. The hotel houses the city’s best Chinese restaurant, a Deli famous for its in-house ice creams, and a swanky lounge equipped with the best malts and wines. The Blue Diamond Pune goes beyond the ordinary with specially curated activities. Go on a gourmet trail to the city’s most revered eateries or explore Pune’s historical treasures like the Raja Dinakar Kelkar Museum, the Shaniwar Wada palace or the famous Osho Rajneesh Ashram. Wine lovers can take a day trip to the Baramati winery to learn the art of winemaking and wine-tasting. All this and more—why go anywhere else?

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5G is coming: How will it change your events? Analysts predict that 5G networks will be in use by 2020, set to connect over one billion users by 2025. 5G network technology has been the subject of great excitement and debate within tech spheres and has been one of the major highlights at this year’s various tech-based events. But as connectivity grows closer, the event industry needs to focus on how new use cases will change the way they connect with attendees. Representing more than just a new generation of connectivity, 5G will issue in a new era in which our relationship with technology will be increasingly fluid and customized. With 4G came a more connected society with the Internet of Things (IoT), but 5G will introduce a fully mobile society. Improved connectivity provides a wide variety of opportunities for event professionals to offer attendees with a wholly immersive event experience. What features will 5G bring? One of the core features of 5G is speed, with some suggesting speeds up to 1,000 times faster than 4G LTE. Higher bandwidth means that mobile networks will be able to deliver live virtual reality streams from events, while enabling detailed digital information to be superimposed on live images of the physical world captured on a smartphone or head-mounted display (augmented reality). In addition to human-centric applications like AR and VR, more reliable machine-to-machine connections will make our lives safer and smarter. Lower latency means that 5G can introduce lower battery consumption and support more devices, enhancing our use of the IoT. For event planners, the opportunity to capitalize on wearables and beacons has higher potential than ever before. Expect more from wearables & apps Imagine supporting your attendees through a wide range of premium event opportunities, such as pre-ordering refreshments or instantly sharing their experiences on social media. Expect your event app to get smarter at recognizing attendee locations, making proactive customized attendee experiences via

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highly personal recommendations a reality. Perhaps after guiding your attendee to a session based on their interests and seating them next to someone they’ve expressed interest in meeting, your event app can offer them a nearby lunch recommendation. All 5G devices will have their own data plans with greater connectivity, meaning event planners will be generating meaningful data uninterrupted. With better wearable connectivity, event planners will leverage deeper attendee insights that allow them to continuously improve events. Create safer event experiences The tragedies of the 2017 Las Vegas shooting and Manchester arena bombing shook the event planning world, and security is top-of-mind for 2018 event planners. As 5G improves connectivity between event management and emergency personnel, reaction times to emergency situations will become almost instant. Planners will know the location, hazards and number of people affected in an incident, giving increased security and control. Communication possibilities with attendees will mean visitors can be instantly updated with security notifications. Meet the first global network As 5G improves connectivity, will individual data and roaming charges increase dramatically? Well, yes and no. Many 5G promoters are touting the new network as the end of WiFi, as 5G meets the need for connectivity that previous generations of mobile services have been unable to fill. While this is unlikely, the average network user will have access to improved global connectivity that will make roaming a thing of the past. Set to become the first truly global network, 5G will introduce federated network slicing that enables a seamless platform sharing amongst operators at a global scale, guaranteeing seamless user experience. 5G connectivity will finally make it possible for operators to provide a global network service experience, without needing individual agreements with different operators.

Optimize event revenue potential Current event organizers are still currently dedicating a significant portion of their budget to WiFi, or to serving attendees who are not using connected devices. With 5G all attendees will have full connectivity, meaning marketers will be able to focus on customizing meaningful content, rather than customizing content delivery systems. Because 5G networks will empower virtual reality in a way that 4G can’t, remote attendees will be able to experience conferences and events through VR content in real-time, allowing event planners to create “virtual” ticket options that maximize revenue. Will 5G remove the need for WiFi altogether? Probably not. But with improved connectivity, event organizers will be able to focus on customizing meaningful content, rather than customizing content delivery systems. “Every new technology predicts the death of the older technology, whether it’s wireless predicting the death of ever needing wires again, or 5G predicting the death of WiFi,” says Cliff Skolnick of RightRound, providers of high-density WiFi solutions for events. “Essentially they all end up working together: as 5G gets faster, so does WiFi. We expect 5G to allow more engaging event applications, video delivery, larger coverage areas, and more. Things you can do today only with a large budget will become more accessible to all events.” Why event professionals should plan for 5G early While 5G networks aren’t expected to roll out until 2020, the network architecture required to support this new network is not insignificant. As we better understand how to use this technology, event technologists will roll out a fuller list of use cases for 5G and event management.

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AI's Impact on Communications To Be Examined At Asia-Pacific IN2Summit Speakers to discuss how AI will transform communications, at future-focused conference on 12 September in Singapore. The impact of artificial intelligence on communications will be examined at the 2019 Asia-Pacific IN2 Innovation Summit, which takes place in Singapore on 12 September. The sixth edition of the IN2Summit Asia-Pacific will feature the IN2 SABRE Awards at lunchtime and will precede the ninth SABRE Awards Asia-Pacific that evening. All events are taking place at the Mandarin Oriental in Singapore. According to a recent Deloitte survey, 76% of executives said they expected AI to “substantially transform� their companies within three years. Accordingly, Vic Sithanasan, chief growth officer at AI star tupH yperlab, will be joined by SGInnovate deputy director of communications Grace Chiang and BCW Asia-Pacific digital innovation head Joe Peng for a session that focuses on how AI is changing the way humans communicate, and what role communications practitioners must play in the adoption of this technology. The session joins others on the IN2Summit programme that explore such areas as corporate activism in the age of

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comms Grace Chiang n Hyperlab chief growth officer Vic

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defiance, fake news, brands in motion and humanity vs tech. A special APACD session will close the conference, focusing on how senior communicators can tackle challenges around internal and external change in the transformation era. The conference will build on the recent m e r g e r w i t h A PAC D ' s A s i a - Pa c i f i c Communications Summit, and has already secured attendance from senior communications directors from more than 30 organizations, including Abbott, BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank , Discover y,

strategic comms and marketing AzmarSukandar n Black & Veatch marketing strategy director Keith Morrison n Weber Shandwick regional vice chair Darren Burns n Ruder Finn Asia regional director Elan Shou n BCW head of digital innovation Joe Peng n WE Singapore/Australia EVP Rebecca Wilson n Hong Bao Media CEO Mark Laudi Lufthansa, Roche, SAP, Shell and Verizon. Confirmed event partners include Weber Shandwick, BCW, Archetype, H+K S t rate gi e s, R u d e r Fi n n , S P R G , W E, FleishmanHillard, W, Rice Communications, Ogilvy, Redhill Communications, GCI Health and Signal.AI. In addition, the event also carries ICCO and PRCA Southeast Asia as supporting organisations.

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Indian companies plan to invest more in China Glasspex India and in 2019, says CII survey Glasspro India Return The survey of Indian companies working in China shows cautious optimism and confidence as compared to 2018’s survey and most companies do not see a significant impact of the current trade situation between the US and China on their business. Indian companies operating in China do not expect any significant impact of the escalating trade war between Beijing and Washington on their business, a new survey conducted by the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) has said, adding that most of these companies plan to invest more in Beijing in 2019. Their optimism, however, is tempered with caution, the survey found. “The survey of Indian companies working in China shows cautious optimism and confidence as compared to the previous survey last year. Most companies do not see a significant impact of the current trade situation between the US and China on their business,” said Chandrajit Banerjee, directorgeneral, CII, was quoted in the survey as saying. “Among the challenges, while half the companies felt China’s innovation is more favourable than the worldwide average, rising labour cost, finding and retaining talent and stricter regulations were the topcited issues,” the survey said. More than 120 Indian companies operate in China apart from a sizeable number of traders who have offices here; 57 of the companies responded to the CII questionnaire. “The survey, “Business Climate for Indian Companies in China”, drew responses from 57 Indian companies in China,” the CII statement said. It was jointly conducted with Evalueserve, a global data management company. The sur vey took into account into respondents’ locations, business activities, investments, and performance. According to the survey, “…98 percent of the respondents plan to make some investments in China in 2019 with two-fifths considering ramping up their investments over 2018. More IT and BPO companies plan to make additional investments in 2019

“The survey, “Business Climate for Indian Companies in China”, drew responses from 57 Indian companies in China,” the CII statement said. It was jointly conducted with Evalueserve, a global data management company compared to 2018.” Two thirds of the companies said that their business was ver y profitable or profitable in 2018, with higher EBIT (earnings before income tax) than in 2017. “Of the surveyed companies, 30 percent generated revenues higher than CNY 100 million from China in 2018 and four of five respondents stated that their revenues in 2018 were higher than in the previous year,” the survey found. “The results of the survey clearly indicate that the deep economic relationship between India and China will continue to grow. It is evident from the growth plans that Indian companies have for the Chinese market,” SumeetChander, Greater China country head, Evalueserve, was quoted as saying in the CII statement. ‘The CII-Evaluserve survey is an attempt to continuously gauge the performance of Indian companies in China, to understand the challenges they face and help Indian companies and Indian CEOs prioritise their resource allocation to their China engagement’ said Kamal Dhuper, country Head-NIIT China said.

India ITME : Textile machinery expo in Africa The India International Textile Machinery Exhibitions Society (India ITME Society) will organise ITME Africa 2020 between February 14 and 16 next year at Addis Ababa. It is coorganised by the Ethiopian Chamber of Commerce and Sectoral Associations. The exhibits will be under four major categories — textiles, textile engineering, financial institutions and allied segments. It will have country pavilions of Italy, Turkey, China and Switzerland, showcasing technology and engineering expertise in textiles. The pavilion of EEPC India will support engineering units from India to connect with African countries.

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The event is supported by the governments of India and Ethiopia and officials from 130 diplomatic missions are expected to visit. The event will include technology seminars, business-to-business meetings, and financial solutions, according to a statement. Apart from this, the 11th edition of India International Textile Machinery Exhibition (India ITME) will be held in Greater Noida between December 10 and 15 next year. The exhibition will have participants from more than 100 countries and about 1,800 exhibitors. It will cover products under 21 categories from fibre to finished products.

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The next staging of the glasspex India and glasspro India trade fairs will take place October 10-12, 2019 at Hall 1 of the Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre in Mumbai, India. glasspex India 2019, International Exhibition for Glass Production Technologies and Processing, will be organized by Messe Düsseldorf India Pvt. Ltd., a subsidiary of Messe Düsseldorf in Germany, organizer of glasstec. glasspro India 2019, International Exhibition for Flat Glass Processing, Products and Accessories, will be jointly organized by Messe Düsseldorf India and Glass Bulletin. Together, both shows will provide a platform for the glass sector in India, according to the show organizers. The sixth glasspex India will attract more than 5,000 trade visitors and 110 exhibitors. In addition to individual exhibitors from numerous nations, the trade fair will feature country group participations from Italy, Germany and China. Exhibit categories will include glass production and production technology, glass processing and finishing, glass products and applications, tools, replacement and spare parts, auxiliary equipment and fittings, contracting, consulting, engineering, measurement and control engineering, and glass storage systems. The exhibits will be supported by a two-day high-profile technical conference October 10-11, 2019, organized by the All India Glass Manufacturers’ Federation and glass worldwide and supported by Messe Düsseldorf India. Industry experts from India and abroad will highlight the key issues and developments in the sector. The third glasspro India will feature more than 100 exhibitors from India and abroad. As a leading event for the flat glass sector in India, glasspro India will present the latest in flat glass processing and finishing, flat glass machinery manufacturers, glass products and applications, glass testing equipment, sof t ware, automation equipment and tools.

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Thinking beyond Trade Show ROI: How 'ROX' can boostyour Bottom Line Which do you want first: the good news or the bad news about measuring your trade show exhibit’s success? The bad news for exhibitors is there isn’t any “one-size-fits-all” way to compute it. What success looks like depends on each exhibitor’s strategic show goals and objectives, as well as how they want to prioritize those results. As the Cheshire Cat in Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland points out, “If you don't know where you are going, any road will take you there.” The good news is that every exhibitor has options of using any – or all – of the multiple metrics that can gauge how well your exhibit met your goals and objectives. But know that corporate bean counters may have a preference of what kind of beans they want you to count – one that lets them compare the return from budget spent on exhibiting to that spent on other marketing and sales initiatives like social media, advertising, or content marketing. S o, w h at a re t h e t r i e d - a n d - t ru e measurement techniques – and what’s new? The first and most basic performance measurement technique used to determine the bottom line value of exhibiting was Return on Investment, or ROI. It calculated the amount of trackable revenue attributed to – or incrementally generated by – trade show activities. Generally, measurement of ROI is quantitative and sales-oriented, such as calculating the cost per booth-visitor

interaction, inquiry, qualified lead, sale, or average sales revenue generated by the trade show activity divided by the cost of exhibiting. The result of an ROI calculation is generally expressed as a ratio (2:1) or percentage (200%). However, too often it’s forgotten that ROI is driven by both increased revenue AND decreased expenses compared to other sales techniques, with most measurable sales efforts focused only on increased revenue. But not all benefits of exhibiting are sales-oriented, so next came Return on Objective, or ROO, where the achievement of pre-determined exhibit marketing objectives and their potential effect on future sales are measured. These are often the fuzzier, harder-to-quantify outcomes of a company’s marketing campaigns, such as product aw a re n e s s, b r a n d p e rc e p t i o n a n d favourability, media and press relations, as well as audience education. ROO enables marketing teams to demonstrate the impact of their efforts when it’s not possible nor realistic to tie them directly to sales. Measurement of less tangible ROO goals can be both quantitative and qualitative. Unfortunately, exhibitors are often dazzled by the potential of reaching new prospects on the show floor to the detriment of the renewing relationships they already have with both former and existing customers. So Return on Relationship, or ROR, was more of an afterthought of measurement techniques taking this slight into consideration. ROR takes into account the incremental sales caused by clients’ visits to the exhibit to renew their relationship and keep informed of new – and improved – products or services. Depending on the

regularity and timing of ongoing contact between your sales team and their customers, inviting them to visit your exhibit or holding ancillary customer-facing thank-you events at trade shows can be a powerful tool. And it doesn’t hurt to have happy customers in your exhibit acting as influential references to prospects during show hours, either. ROR can be difficult to calculate, depending on your sales staff’s willingness to share data on the incremental sales made after customers’ visit to your exhibit and the value of testimonials. Fast-forward to today. The newest measurement technique to surface is based on drilling down into the customer’s experience, ROX, or Return on Experience. Exhibitors are now focusing on – and measuring – people’s experiences with their products, services, and brands before, during and after the trade show. The emphasis is on mapping the consumer ’s personal purchasing journey, determining the factors (such as ease of use, quality, price, speed, service, or convenience) that drive positive customer experiences and changes of brand perception, and investing in efforts to maximize those values for your customer through customized personal experiences. The challenge that exhibitors encounter is how to effectively identify and impress the booth visitors with personalized experiences that will boost memorability – and ultimately measure that enhanced bottom line. So, before you decide to measure only ROI, ROO or ROR, consider adding ROX to your toolkit to gauge the effect of interactive experiences that create perception changes and long-term brand loyalty and turn your exhibit into an experience.

Difficult Clients Make You A Better Event Planner In the current scenario, where you try and steal borrow time in-between a tick of a second, managing your 24 hours is a huge aspect wherein each second matter. At a decreased level, many businesses which include events are uncooked of their simple business manner that is due to the fact either they are less aware of the advantages of timecontrol or they may be reluctant to depart their conventional commercial enterprise version. The only option to streamline the occasion commercial enterprise is to inherit proper time management. Here are some hints for powerful Time Management n Aim setting and awareness on your goals Every purpose you determine to acquire has timeframe connected to it. Reminding consistently approximately your targets to preserve you on feet to complete your task at a time and bring in the direction of your

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purpose. The most important time of your day is the time you timetable your everyday obligations. n Set

Priority- Complete Most Important Tasks First It is a natural human intuition to head after low striking fruits first, which is a good approach if you have more than one responsibility to finish. occasionally it’s higher to go after difficult tasks first because it relieves you from the frantic work jitters in addition to offers loose time in the long run to introspect.

generally wasted fiddling around and locating at that point of time. Some short hints to report your files in a prepared way are store related files collectively, avoid saving needless files, follow consistent technique for naming your files and folders, separate ongoing work from completed work, keep away from overfilling folders, and many others. for your loose time, you may cross lower back and evaluate the sheet to check which hobby takes more time and the only which can be aborted.

n Listing “Time-Wasters”

Eliminating “time wasters” is the important thing to good deal bonus time to your pending undertaking. however, at the tick of time, you must have something in hand and in case you fail to reap that it’s higher to hit one goal at a time. Punching record in the right way saves a while that is

n Store time using technology Technology is leverage for the event people. The uses of them accurately can keep a variety of time and price, for example, undertaking meetings with customers, caterers or enterprise partners through Skype or WhatsApp.

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The Ultimate Pre-Event Management Checklist Being prepared for everything is always the best way to render a successful event. Event management is complete only when the three phases of it are taken care of effor tlessly and efficiently. The phases talked about are pre-event handling, management during event and post-event processes. Conducting an event isn’t an easy job. To make your dream event a reality, you carefully need to follow the pre-event procedure carefully as we all know hard work is the key to success. Here are the major steps to look into for public event accomplishment n Reckon on event details Make sure you are well aware of the specifications and generalizations of the contract including the allocated budget, time and feasibility of the available resources. Be thorough with the purpose of the event because you don’t want to derail from what you want to deliver. Let’s move on with one more important aspect of this step, location. The venue is the physique of your event. Select and fix up the location keeping in mind the tone of the event. Ensure that the date doesn’t clash and that it is all yours on the day of the event. Before going all out prepare a schedule to get clarity of what is happening, when in the event. n Opening to the market A grand event has a handsome funding. To meet the fund requirement search and confirm reliable and relevant sponsors for the event. Now it’s time for the media to know about your event and open the floor to all. Start digital as well as offline promotions with advertisements, classifieds and preferably a press release inviting different media. Open up registrations for different participatory activities if any. Prepare and distribute invites to the priority attendees and guests In all this, do not forget legalizing. Avail permits and licenses such as noise permit, fire safety permit, food permit and etc. In case of utilization of government property and facility seek approval from the corporation. Also request for approval to put up signage, banners and hoardings for promotion of your event. Undertake risk assessment and take accurate measures for unforeseen contingencies. n Leasing

& Hiring Now is when the preparation begins from the backend. Search and fix-up leasing of the different equipment required. Hire security personnel. Do not forget to check quality of the hired equipment and negotiate price as much as possible on first hand basis. Food is one of the most talked about service of the event even after it’s over. Set up a menu appealing to your attendees and in accordance to the formality and tradition of the event.

n The

Setup This is the stage where you give a face to your event. Allot spots for different booths such as entry & exit, seating arrangement, food stalls, stage face and other attractions. Once you have the blue-print in mind you can effortlessly start off with the decor. Either by making event & brand specific creatives or by hiring decorators to fill up the venue with general decor articles.

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Texcare 2020 to focus on digital trend in textile sector The next edition of Texcare International, the world's most important trade fair for textile care, will focus on rapid spread of digitalisation in textile sector with the trend shifting from digital to smart, i.e, intelligent textiles communicate with intelligent machines and organise themselves. Texcare will be held in Frankfurt from June 20-24, 2020. Texcare will highlight the basis for the smart flow of data within the textile sector as well as the use of RFID and robot technology. "We are very pleased that our concept for expanding the fair has been so successful. At the coming event, we aim to take particular advantage of the potential for growth offered by Hall 9.0. This means we will be able to react much better to market developments, such as the growing significance of IT and logistics solutions in the sector," said Kerstin Horaczek, group show director technology of Messe Frankfurt Exhibition. "Digitalisation is already widespread in the textile-care sector, especially when it comes to logistic processes. Accordingly, the industry will present numerous innovations

that go a step further and take account of the demands of the smart factory at next June's Texcare International," said Elgar Straub, managing director of VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies. Other facets of digitalisation include new business models between laundries or dry cleaners and their customers and / or suppliers. Online shops and apps are gaining in significance to cater for the demand for readily available, fresh and hygienic laundry. The digital-transformation process is also impacting on the fields of training and professional development with, for example, more and more e-learning units being

offered. All these themes will be covered by the complementary programme of events at Texcare International. In this connection, the Texcare Forum plays a vital role in the international transfer of knowledge and the exchange of ideas and opinions between experts and business partners. When it comes to planning the conference, Messe Frankfurt works closely together with the German Textile Cleaning Association (Deutscher Textilreinigungsverband – DTV), VDMA Textile Care, Fabric and Leather Technologies and other organisations. Awards ceremonies, competitions and a fashion show will round off the programme of events at the trade fair. Texcare consists of worldwide events held by Messe Frankfurt for the laundry, dry cleaning and textile services sectors. With the Clean Show in the US, Texcare Asia & China Laundry Expo in Shanghai, Gulf Laundrex in Dubai and JET Expo in Paris, Messe Frankfurt holds textile-care events in all important economic regions of the world. They are rounded off by numerous conferences held under the Texcare Forum brand.

Deutsche Messe announces positive result for financial year 2018 New events position the exhibition organizer well for 2019

E3 Expo Publishes Contact Info, Personal Addresses of 2,000 Journalists, Content Creators

Goal achieved – that is the summary of Deutsche Messe's financial year 2018, with company revenue and net income figures reaching their respective targets. "With €310 million in revenue, we achieved a balanced result for the past exhibition year," said Dr. Jochen Köckler, chairman of the managing board at Deutsche Messe. So far in the current f i n a n c i a l ye a r, D e u t s c h e M e s s e ' s performance remains in line with forecast figures: for 2019, the company projects revenues of €350 million and net income of €10 million. Köck ler : " We are strengthening our existing exhibition brands in Germany and abroad as well as intensively expanding new business. We need both to ensure continued success. In the last six months, we have used innovative approaches to rapidly launch numerous new events." Deutsche Messe's major trade shows in 2019 – DOMOTEX, HANNOVER MESSE and LIGNA – have already successfully completed their runs and a number of new events have either already taken place or will premiere in the coming months, including the micromobility expo for lightweight electric vehicles, Clean Transport for public transport cleaning solutions and TWENTY2X for digital solutions in March 2020. In addition, the 5G project encompasses the installation of 5G infrastructure at the Hannover

The Entertainment Software Association, which runs the massive E3 gaming expo, accidentally published a spreadsheet containing contact information on its E3 Expo website. The Entertainment Software Association has removed the file, but the information is out there and has been posted to various forums. Some of the journalists, particularly freelancers, used personal information on their registrations. The fear is that could be exploited by revenge-minded individuals in the volatile gaming sector. The document was first revealed in a YouTube video by journalist Sophia Narwitz on her personal channel Friday night.“Before even considering making this story public, I contacted the ESA via phone within 30 minutes of having this information,” Narwitz said on her video. “Worried that might not be enough, I also shot off an email not too long after. On top of that, I reached out to a number of journalists to make them aware of this.” “ESA was made aware of a website vulnerability that led to the contact list of registered journalists attending E3 being made public,” the organization said in a statement. “Once notified, we immediately took steps to protect that data and shut down the site, which is no longer available. We regret this occurrence and have put measures in place to ensure it will not occur again.”

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Exhibition Center – which will enable the venue to serve as a testing ground for new 5G applications – as well as the launch of the 5G CMM Expo, which premieres in October 2019 as a conference and then expands to include an exhibition in 2020. Deutsche Messe's overseas exhibition business remains a key growth driver, both through the expansion of its existing portfolio of non-German trade shows and the development of shows covering new themes and markets. The 47 events Deutsche Messe and its international subsidiaries organized outside Germany in 2018 generated combined revenues of around €65 million – an increase of €10 million compared to 2017. Events in Turkey, China, the USA, Canada, Australia and Mexico made a particularly strong contribution to this figure. Another key contributor to Deutsche Messe's success has been the company's digital transformation. "We are on a clear transformation course," says Köckler. "We are integrating internal processes and a new business unit for digitalization is developing new digital products and services for exhibitors and visitors. For example, the introduction of anonymous visitor tracking at HANNOVER MESSE 2019 enabled exhibitors to analyze visitor traffic at their booths and determine which displays were of particular interest to their target audiences."

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CeMAT ASIA expecting well over 100,000 attendees From 23 to 26 October 2019, the 20th edition of CeMAT ASIA will be staged at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, with a record number of exhibitors – more than 700 – presenting their products and solutions for sustainable and automated logistics systems. From 23 to 26 October 2019, the 20th edition of CeMAT ASIA will be staged at the Shanghai New International Expo Center, with a record number of exhibitors – more than 700 – presenting their products and solutions for sustainable and automated logistics systems. Exhibitors include leading domestic and international suppliers such as Linde, Dematic, SSI Schaefer, Swisslog, Vanderlande, TGW, Honeywell, Interroll, Intralox, Hangcha and ABB. More than 100,000 visitors are expected at this year's CeMAT ASIA – a continuation of the steady increase in attendance over the past few years. "As Asia's flagship intralogistics fair, CeMAT ASIA enjoys a reputation that extends far beyond China's borders," reports Krister Sandvoss, Global Director of Industries & Logistics at Deutsche Messe, adding: "This year for the first time, the amount of display space will exceed 70,000 square meters, with exhibits again covering the entire spectrum of intralogistics. The focus is on complete logistics systems as well as innovative order picking and warehousing solutions. CeMAT ASIA is by far the biggest and most important trade fair for intralogistics and automation throughout Asia." Apart from the traditional exhibitor groups, major online providers such as JD, Cainiao and Suning will also be represented at CeMAT ASIA. Given the continued growth of online retailing, the significance and impact of these providers is on the rise as they continue to build their own logistics networks. Alibaba, a leading online provider, has announced plans to invest the equivalent of US$ 14 billion to build its own global logistics

network via its logistics arm Cainiao. The plan is to be able to serve Chinese customers within 24 hours. For foreign markets, a maximum delivery time of 72 hours is envisioned. Roughly half of all forums at CeMAT ASIA will address the topic of eCommerce, underscoring the enormous logistical challenges faced by this field.

n Asia's biggest intralogistics

fair expands its lead n APEX Asia fair co-located as ideal complement n Launch of new showcase: Hydrogen & Fuel Cells ASIA

APEX Asia co-located as an ideal complement

For the second time, APEX Asia will be staged parallel to CeMAT Asia. The trade fair is an offshoot of APEX, which takes place every two years in the Netherlands. On display will be lifting equipment, aerial work platforms and mobile hoists. Running concurrently with the fair is the International Rental Conference (IRC), with attendance of more than 600 from around the world, guaranteeing a further heavyweight group of potential renters and buyers at APEX Asia. China and other Asian regions are among the world's fastest growing markets for lifting equipment, aerial work platforms and mobile hoists. APEX Asia is the leading trade show for this sector throughout Asia, featuring the newest products and solutions. For the first time, exhibitors will have an opportunity to showcase their equipment on the open-air site, allowing them to present large devices that can be used at a height of more than 100 meters. APEX Asia is organized by the KHL Group and B.V. Industrial Promotions International (IPI) in cooperation with Deutsche Messe.

Hydrogen & Fuel Cells ASIA

The addition of the new CeMAT ASIA

display segment titled "Hydrogen & Fuel Cells ASIA" features an energy topic of particular interest to industrial truck manufacturers. Industrial trucks equipped with fuel cells have seven major advantages: higher productivity, lower costs, high performance availability, safe handling, clean operation, sustainability and low space requirements. Some 40 companies from around the globe are expected to attend the premiere of the Hydrogen & Fuel Cells ASIA showcase. PTC ASIA, CeMAT ASIA, ComVac ASIA, Industrial Supply ASIA and Cold Chain ASIA 2019 – these are all trade fairs organized by Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai Ltd., a subsidiary of Deutsche Messe and Fierra Milano. Key support has also been delivered by the following Chinese partners: the China Hydraulics Pneumatics & Seals Association, the China General Machine Components Industry Association, the China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing, the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, compressor. cn and the trade journal COMPRESSOR.

The largest Asian Musical Instruments Fair to drive your business soar Music China, as one of the most reputable musical instrument fairs in the world, will be held on October 10-13, 2019 in Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The event is organized by Shanghai Intex Exhibition Co., Ltd. Known as Asia's largest trade show of music industry, Music China 2019 gathers more than 2,200 international exhibitors from over 30 countries and regions. They are expected to present all sorts of musical instruments and music related products in the grand 145,000m² exhibition space. As China's music industry has been expanding dramatically in recent years, famous brands around the world are exploring ways to get into this market and courting for Chinese partners. Music China, as one of the most influential trade platforms in the music industry, has become their first choice to develop business in China. Brands who have confirmed to attend Music China

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2019 includes Marshall, Bluethner, Buffet, Fazioli, Fender, GEWA, Laney, Ludwig, Orange, Roland, Native Instrument, Pioneer, Selmer, Samick, Schimmel, Steinway, Tama, Yamaha, Pearl River, Hsinghai, KHS, Jinyin, Fengling, and Shanghai No.1 National Musical Instruments Factory. The best place to glean industry insight Apart from the exhibition, Music China also organizes various seminars and forums for professional buyers and industry practitioners, helping them to keep pace with the industry development. The New Product Global Launch, as one of the highlighted events of Music China, is becoming the most favoured platform for exhibitors to release their latest products. For dealers and attendees, it is also a window to preview the edge technologies and newest released products. NAMM CMIA Industry Forum will indicate

the latest trends of the music industry and analyse the global market in the perspective of professionals. In the well-received How-To Sessions, a wide range of topics will be covered, concerning about dealers' pain points in retailing, pricing, branding, as well as management. In addition, the Seminars of Technology and Innovation will deliver the latest techniques of piano tuning and MIDI application; the Violin-Making Master Workshop will invite world-renowned masters to demonstrate the advance skills in violin making. A must-attend carnival of instrumental music Music China is not only a trade platform for professionals but also a music carnival for the general music fans. It will host a variety of art and cultural events during the four-day show.

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HANNOVER MESSE to host GMIS in 2020 Following Abu Dhabi and Yekaterinburg, the third Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit will take place 20–21 April 2020 at HANNOVER MESSE in Germany. Focal points include sustainable industrial development and global adoption of Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies. The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit will stage its third edition from 20 to 21 April 2020 at HANNOVER MESSE – the world's leading industrial technology show – in Hannover, Germany. For 2020, the core theme is promoting global adoption of modern manufacturing technologies and standards to improve sustainability. H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, United Arab Emirates (UAE) Minister of Energy & Industry, and LI Yong, Director General of the United N at i o n s I n d u s t r i a l D evel o p ment Organization (UNIDO), made the announcement at the closing ceremony of the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit 2019 in Yekaterinburg, Russia. Dr. Stefan Keil, General Consul of the Consulate of Germany in Yekaterinburg, accepted the handover on behalf of the German Government. A joint initiative of the UAE and UNIDO, the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit is the world's first cross-industr y and crossf u n c t i o n a l p l at fo r m t h at u n i te s manufacturers, governments and nongovernmental organizations, technologists, and investors to harness Four th I ndustrial Revolution technologies to shape the future of manufacturing and build more prosperous and sustainable industrial enterprises and societies in line with t h e U n i te d N at i o n s S u s t a i n a b l e Development Goals. At both its premier in Abu Dhabi and in Yekaterinburg this year, the Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit attracted more than 3,000 leaders from gover nment, business and civic o r g a n i z a t i o n s. Pa r t n e r s i n c l u d e M ubadala I nvestment Company, S i e m e n s, G e n e r a l E l e c t r i c, I B M , H o n e y we l l, S o l vay, R o c k we l l Automation, PwC, K&L Gates, and Tawazun. "The German industrial sector is one of the cornerstones of the German economy and it has a leading position on the global stage," said Peter Altmaier, G e r m a ny ' s Fe d e r a l M i n i s t e r fo r Economic Affairs and Energy. "With our clear leadership in developing Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies and the development of effective strategies for its adoption in all aspects of life, Germany is proud to host the Global

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The Global Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit 2020 in Germany is a defining moment in the Summit's journey as the three partners – the UAE, Germany and UNIDO – join forces to support the achievement of SDG 9, which aims to build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization, and foster innovation. This partnership intensifies our efforts and builds on our shared vision for inclusive and sustainable industrial development globally. LI Yong, Director General of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization Manufacturing and Industrialisation Summit in 2020 and to welcome the world to a global gathering that will contribute to shaping a comprehensive a n d s u s t a i n a b l e co u r s e fo r t h e manufacturing sector to achieve economic and social prosperity across the world." H.E. Eng. Suhail Mohamed Faraj Al Mazrouei, UAE Minister of Energy & Industry, said, "2020 will mark a new era of cooperation between the UAE and Germany as part of our shared vision for positioning the industrial sector as a key driver for economic prosperity, and in employing Fourth Industrial Revolution technologies to further enhance economic cooperation and to connect innovators, small and medium-sized enterprises and large industrial conglomerates beyond geographical and physical barriers, thereby establishing cross-border digital partnerships." Dr. Jochen Köckler, Chairman of the Managing Board, Deutsche Messe AG, added, "Manufacturing is a big part of the global economy, not only as a generator of capital, but also as an important source of jobs and taxes. Digitalization and globalization, h owe ve r, a re c h a l l e n gi n g manufacturers to adapt at an increasingly rapid pace. We are pleased to welcome the Global Manufacturing and I ndustrialisation Summit to HANNOVER MESSE in 2020, because it addresses exactly these topics."

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Ways in which Expo 2020 will change Dubai Residents share their expectations just 14 months before the mega event that will shape Dubai of future With a little over 14 months to go before the 'world's greatest show' opens to all, residents across the UAE have been wondering how Expo 2020 Dubai will unfold. But one thing is clear, they said, 'exciting changes' are bound to take place. His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, recently checked on how several Expo infrastructure projects are taking shape. And in a tweet, he said: "450 days remaining for Expo 2020 Dubai, with 190 countries leading the world towards a better future through their pavilions for the first time in the MEASA. We are ready and remain true to our promise of hosting the best Expo edition yet in its 168-year history." Sheikh Mohammed's countdown - along with the assurance that it's going to be the best World Expo ever - stirred up families, professionals and entrepreneurs. And a number of them s h a re d t h e i r exc i te m e nt a n d expectations with Khaleej Times. The Expo brings an unparalleled opportunity for all residents - young and old - to be part of a global vision that is "bigger than themselves", they said. Sarah Bacon, founder of weshareproperty, said: "Expo visitors frequently exceed 20 million, with the record set in Shanghai in 2010 at over 70 million. The resulting boost to Dubai's hotels, restaurants and retail during the mega event will be great. However, there is a lot more to a successful Expo than that. "If major events, such as the Expo or Olympics, have taught us anything, it is that they can only be considered successful when their legacy is included from the outset - and then delivered." Legacy plans for Dubai's mega event are already in place. The massive site alone is set to be repurposed and developed into integrated communities, with open spaces and 'commuting to work via bicycles' as the norm. And these communities are expected to shape the 'Dubai of the future'. "Our children will be part of the latest in global innovation - from the sustainable development goals to artificial intelligence. Where else can you drive down the road and see this under one roof?" added Bacon. "The themes selected by Dubai's Expo will result in crucial, tangible support for companies in that

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ecosystem, in terms of access to funding, grants, customers," she said. 'Push for change' Besides the economic benefits, people are also looking forward to discovering how the Expo will change Dubai's identity and boost its image as a global icon. Abdulla Kunhi, owner of design firm AKDesigno, said: "The thing that comes to mind when we speak about Dubai is innovation, vibrant and bustling skyline. You can see the modern merged well (with the heritage), keeping the strong history as well as the emergence of Dubai as a city that everybody wants to visit. "All around the world, there is a constant push for change, as well as talks and plans for development and re-development. However, Dubai is one of the few places where that talk can be witnessed turning into action." For architect Ajay Mayekar, on the other hand, half a decade was more than enough to notice how the emirate works hard to achieve its development goals. "Between now and five years ago when I moved to Dubai, the city has witnessed some major transformations. It has grown in clusters, rather than the development being concentrated on one part. The skyline grows hand in hand with the 'landlines' (transportation infrastructure), reducing the strain on the urban ecosystem," said Mayekar of P&T Architects and Engineers. Such a 'future-proof' approach augurs well for Dubai and the UAE's post-Expo success, he added. Rajesh Jain, CEO of JG group, who was recently granted the 10-year visa, said: "The UAE residents are very techsavvy and are open to adopting the latest innovations in every sector, with real estate being the backbone of the diversified economy. Earlier residents have witnessed how DWTC, Emirates Towers and BurjKhalifa changed the cityscape. Now, it will be the Expo 2020 Dubai site." "Expo will bring in a change that e ve r y re s i d e n t i s c u r i o u s to experience."

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2018 HKECIA exhibition survey reflects strong foundation of Hong Kong’s exhibition industry despite US-China trade war The Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA) has released the latest in its series of annual surveys of the exhibition activities in Hong Kong, covering the calendar year 2018. The survey results show that Hong Kong’s exhibition industry remains steady, in terms of the number of “trade” and “trade & consumer” exhibitions, with a slight decrease in the number of participants. In 2018, a total of 138 exhibitions (over 2,000 sqm) were held in Hong Kong, of these 68 were “trade” exhibitions, 20 were “trade and consumer” exhibition, and 50 were “consumer ” exhibitions. The 2018 HKECIA survey is based on the data collected from 78 respondents out of 88 “trade” and “trade and consumer” exhibitions. “Consumer” exhibitions were not included in the survey. In total, over 69,000 exhibiting companies and more than 2.3 million visitors participated in the “trade” and “trade & consumer” exhibitions in Hong Kong last year. The total number of exhibiting companies fell by 3.9%. The numbers from Hong Kong, International and Mainland China dropped by single digit whereas the number from Regional rose by 11.7%. Overall visitors fell by 1.7% with all regions down in number apart from Mainland China from which visitor number increased slightly by 0.3%. The drop off was mainly due to US-China trade war which started in the beginning of 2018;

Edward Yau, Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, HKSAR Government (fourth from left in front row) as the guest of honour, had a group photo with Stuart Bailey, Chairman of the HKECIA (fourth from right in front row) and Executive Committee members at the 29th Annual Dinner of the Association held at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre on 6 June. Notes to editors: n The HKECIA survey covered number of exhibiting

companies, number of visitors, space occupied and stand revenue at major ‘trade’ and ‘trade and consumer’ exhibitions of over 2,000 sqm held in Hong Kong from January to December 2018. n The HKECIA distributed the questionnaire to 53 organising companies which ran 138 exhibitions in Hong Kong across the calendar year. Out of these 138 exhibitions, 88 were ‘trade’ and ‘trade and consumer’ exhibitions while the remaining 50 were pure consumer exhibitions. Figures stated in this media release are calculated from 78 completed questionnaires from ‘trade’ and ‘trade and consumer’ exhibitions. n ‘Regional’ in the Survey refers to Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific, North Asia, South Asia and South East Asia. ‘International’ refers to Europe, The Americas, Africa and Middle East. n Attendance figures are counted in terms of number of visits, i.e. if the same person attends exhibitions held concurrently at two different venues, this is counted as two visits. n Post report revision - The numbers of visitors from Hong Kong, Regional, International and Mainland China in the 2017 Annual Exhibition Survey have been adjusted. The total number of visitors after amendment is 2,389,000. higher tariffs imposed by both countries have seen reducing

demand for their products, taking into account that these nations

are both the largest manufacturers and consumer markets in the world. Chairman of the HKECIA, Stuart Bailey, says, “Hong Kong exhibition industry has a strong foundation. Although economic data and the survey results reflect that the challenges faced by Hong Kong have been increasing, Hong Kong remains a favoured destination for exhibiting companies and visitors alike. The drop-off is in fact less than might have been anticipated.” While realistically acknowledging the fact that apart from the US-China trade conflict, Hong Kong is also experiencing slower momentum of economic growth in Europe, uncertainties caused by Brexit and escalating geopolitical tensions of various regions, Bailey is confident that Hong Kong’s exhibition industry can face these headwinds and ride out the storm together. “We are fortunate that there are also new opportunities for us to grasp. The recently released Outline Development Plan for the Greater Bay Area reaffirms Hong Kong’s leading position in the exhibition industry and gives a clear direction of consolidating and enhancing Hong Kong’s status as an international highend convention, exhibition and sourcing centre,” he adds, “building close ties with our counterparts from other cities in the Greater Bay Area while exporting Hong Kong’s expertise in organising high quality exhibitions will bring benefit to all parties.”

Hannover Messe 2020: round two for the Industrial Pioneers Summit Following its debut this year, the Industrial Pioneers Summit will be entering its second season HANNOVER MESSE in April of 2020. Some 500 participants from around the world are expected to attend the event on 22 April 2020 being staged under the tagline “Industrial Transformation”. Toby Walsh, international expert on artificial intelligence, to give keynote address. At the Industrial Pioneers Summit, various experts will be discussing the technological and social challenges posed by the increasing digitization of industrial processes in the future. One of the first speakers has already been confirmed as Toby Walsh, professor of artificial intelligence at Australia’s University of New South Wales, and holder of a visiting professorship at the Technical University of Berlin. He believes that intelligent machines

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will be able to match human capabilities by the year 2062. In his talk, Walsh will be offering his vision of how the world will look a good 40 years from now, and how that will affect society as a whole. The Industrial Pioneers Summit is a oneday, invitation-only event, staged under the aegis of HANNOVER MESSE.

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BEFORE YOU HIT THE VENUE

Chapter 12

HAVING A SOLID TIMELINE AND PLAN !

Guest Column

STEPHAN MURTAGH As you have seen from earlier in this book, Exhibitions have a lot of strings to the bow so it’s important you have a clear plan of action when approaching them. Working to deadlines and setting yourself time imposed guidelines can really help take away a lot of the stress of exhibiting. Below is a checklist which should help all the things you need to do in perspective and take some of this stress away. If you would like a copy of this in editable excel format, please just drop me an email on stephan@theexhibitionguy.com or give me a call and I can get it across to you. This is based on 25 years of shows so should be a useful tool for your planning…. ideally you need to have a meeting with your team and run through this so everyone knows exactly what they have to do and when and this is also a great time to ensure the correct tasks are delegated.

Exhibition Booking Decide on show Select stand Space Only/Shell Scheme Complete space application Return space application with deposit Other: Other: Other: Assemble your Trade Show Team Select your internal team (marketing, sales, facilities, shipping, etc.) Confirm external team (stand, graphics, transport, PR,Adv,Soc media Other: Other: Other: Pre-Event Plan Set meeting to determine exhibition strategy & key objectives Set actual goals and objectives for ROI Create timeline of internal and external deadlines Determine presentation/demos Set total show budget (budget spreadsheet) Request exhibitor’s manual from organisers Complete necessary exhibition forms Remit exhibitor’s forms Determine Exhibition staffing requirements Other: Other: Actual Exhibition stand requirements Graphics Pop ups/banner stands Stand furniture Awards certificates for display on stand Physical product samples Brochures Velcro Stationery Mobile phone chargers Mints, Water Staff name badges USB sticks Promotional giveaways Leads sheets Other: Other: Other: Promotion Include stand number on any ads in run up to show Promote stand & stand number on website & all social media Images/press release to organisers PR company Get free tickets from organisers for our customers Complete exhibition catalogue entry for show website, printed catalogue New product launches info to organisers and PR company Request visitor list from previous show if available Request Press list if available Consider advertising in exhibition catalogue Run pre-show competition with winner announced at show Other: Other: Other: Handling leads at show Do up lead form sheet with qualified questions Talk to organiser and book leads pen for automatically scanning barcodes

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How can we use Block chain in the Events Industry? Breaking down blockchain and its applications in the events industry. Who’s heard of Blockchain? Do you know what it does? Blockchain is a decentralised, distributed ledger technology that became popular through the Bitcoin cryptocurrency platform. A blockchain is a growing list of records, called blocks, which are linked using cryptography. Each block contains a cryptographic hash of the previous block, a timestamp and transaction data, managed by cluster of computers not owned by any single entity. It’s the ultimate trustworthy data source that is resistant to changes. But what can it do for events? The main benefit that has been tried and tested so far is that blockchain eliminates

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fraud. The blockchain ledger shows where a ticket has been sent from and too and at what price. If multiple tickets end up in the hands of one user that is found to be selling illegally, they can be ‘burnt’ and re-issued to real fans. Live Nation – by acquiring Upgraded a Blockchain ticketing platform –

has invested in this approach to ticketing security. The UK-based Zapaygo blockchain platform provides an app to pre-order and pre-pay for services, food and beverage or goods to be delivered or collected at festivals and stadiums. Using the technology for on-site purchases means service efficiencies.

Attendees spend less time in a queue because they can set up their digital wallet on their smart devices before the show and then make contactless payments. They have peace of mind that their data is secure. In addition, the festival organisers know who spent their tokens on what products and services. Finally, the implementation of the GDPR means better identity management protocols. Because blockchain technology also addresses one of the biggest concerns of festivals – identity verification – identity data is secure and cannot be corrupted. Organisers can go further on identifying attendees. They can verify entry numbers and know that the reporting on w h o h a s re g i s t e re d a n d attended are 100% accurate.

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Messe München and SLAS Announce Strategic Partnership The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) and Messe München Shanghai Co., Ltd., a wholly- owned subsidiary of Messe München in China, have announced a formally established a strategic partnership. SLAS will act as a supporter of the 2019 labtech China Congress hosted by Messe München Shanghai. SLAS will co-organize the SLAS Life Science Forum and jointly create the 200-square meter international Life Science Live Laboratory (Live Lab). Vicki Loise, Chief Executive Officer of SLAS, said: "We are very pleased about this cooperation. China is developing rapidly in the life sciences and is one of the core markets for SLAS. Labtech China and analytica China have strong influence in China and across Asia. I hope that this cooperation will help the Chinese market and promote productive international exchanges.” Loise extends an invitation to companies and potential attendees to participate in the Live Lab, co-organized by SLAS, on Nov 6-7 in Shanghai. The Live Lab and related forums will

focus on “Laboratory Automation and Technology Innovation for Drug Development and Life Science Research.” The SLAS Life Science Forum is expected to attract more than 500 participants including government officials, laboratory scientists from the private and public sectors, researchers and technicians from pharmaceutical companies, research institutes, CROs and academic institutions. Discussion will centeraround research results and technological innovations in drug development and life sciences from different perspectives small molecules, natural products and macromolecules, to name a few. Topics include target validation, high-throughput screening, translational medicine and antibody research. The diverse and comprehensive set of topics will guarantee an excellent educational opportunity for the participants. The Live Lab will be established by Messe München and SLAS at 2019 labtech China Congress, focusing on “Laborator y

21st CBD Fair (Guangzhou) in China Attracts Nearly 200,000 Visitors, New Exhibition Announced for 2020 The 21st China (Guangzhou) International Building Decoration Fair ("CBD Fair (Guangzhou) 2019") has concluded its most extensive exhibition to date, with over 2,100 brands showcasing their products and services across 420,000 m2 of exhibition space. The show welcomed 198,316 visitors a year-on-year increase of 10.54%. The 2019 CBD Fair (Guangzhou) improved on its exhibition areas covering themes of customization, design, intelligence and system. It held more than 60 conferences, forums and workshops, invited well-known industrial experts, designers and entrepreneurs to share innovative ideas and explore industry develop trends. An additional event has been announced for 2020 in Shenzhen. The CBD Fair (Shenzhen) will take place in the Shenzhen World Exhibition & Convention Center from July 10-13 next year. Organized in partnership with Red Star Macalline, the exhibition aims to create smart home of the future by exploring trends and scientific developments in intelligent home design and building construction. With an exhibition area of 80,000 m2, the CBD Fair (Shenzhen) 2020 will provide ample space for oversea and domestic smart home brands to showcase products, build new channels for investment and promotion, and exchange dialogue on industry trends. "5G technology, intelligent design and construction will define the future of the building and decoration industry. This exhibition in Shenzhen is a platform for companies to explore and exchange on the trends in the smart home era," said Liu Xiaomin, President of China Foreign Trade Guangzhou Exhibition General Corp. ("CFTE"), the organizer of the CBD Fair. "Hosted in China's hub of commercial and urban development, the CBD Fair (Shenzhen) complements our existing exhibitions with highly differentiated, yet integrated, content - cementing our position as the industry's leading trade fair."

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Automation and Technology Innovation for Drug Development and Life Science Research”. More than 50 companies from China

and around the globe will showcase their developments in laborator y technology and automation, instrumentation, software technology, service solutions and laboratory construction programs. In the innovation environment of the Live Lab, drug R&D institutions, laboratory users, government executives and decision-makers will have efficient, high-quality, face-to-face communication with leading experts and leading international suppliers of lab produc ts, technology and solutions. Stephen Lu, Chief Operating Officer of Messe München Shanghai, said: "In the past 20 years, China's life science research and laboratory construction have made great progress, and the size

and potential of the Chinese market are both very significant. The next move is to close the gap in quality, innovation and sustainability between China and the international industry leaders. We are very pleased to work with SLAS and provide a unique platform that brings together representatives from the pharmaceutical industry, the biosciences community and the government authority. It would be a great chance to share knowledge and innovation, to talk about new ideas and technologies, and to participate in international cooperation and competition, so that we can be ready for the challenges in the industry and achieve success in the future."

Deutsche Messe expands its presence in southern and western China Deutsche Messe and the Donghao Lansheng Group expand strategic partnership with two new industrial fairs: the South China International Industry Fair in Shenzhen and the Chengdu International Industry Fair. Further events are in the works. For almost 13 years, Deutsche Messe has cooperated with the Donghao Lansheng Group to organize industrial fairs in China, including the China International Industry Fair (CIIF), one of the bestknown trade fair brands in China. On 7 May 2019 in Shanghai, the two partners agreed to extend the cooperation for another 10 years and strategically expand it. Beginning in 2020, they will stage two new industrial fairs in China: the South China International Industry Fair (SCIIF) in Shenzhen in June and the Chengdu International Industry Fair (CdIIF) in April. In addition, the partners will develop further industrial events in China. "This partnership bundles our competences in order to expand our industry network and regional coverage. Donghao Lansheng Group is now one of our most important strategic partners in China. Together we are promoting

the transformation and further m o d e r n i z a t i o n o f C h i n a' s manufacturing sector," said Arno Reich, Senior Vice President Industry, Energy, Logistics at Deutsche Messe. "Now we offer further international, cross-industry platforms for cuttingedge technologies. This not only helps foreign companies expand in the Chinese market, but also supports China's manufacturing companies with globalization." "The China International Industry Fair is China's most influential international industrial fair and an important platform for close cooperation between German Industrie 4.0 and Chinese 'Intelligent Manufacturing'," added Tang Guifa, vice president of Donghao Lansheng Group. "Together with Deutsche Messe, we have set up an experienced team as well as networks in politics and industry so that we can jointly develop the Chinese market."

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Tradeshow trio spotlights industrial transformation in China PTC ASIA has spotlighted innovation and technology transfer in China's industry for almost 30 years. This year industrial transformation takes center stage. Parallel, ComVac ASIA displays further growth with its focus on compressed air and vacuum technology. CeMAT ASIA completes the tradeshow trio with the topic intralogistics. PTC ASIA, the leading tradeshow in Asia for power transmission and fluid technology, runs again from 23 to 26 October 2019 in the Shanghai New International Expo Center (SNIEC). The event covers a display area of 100,000 square meters and features the exhibit categories electrical and mechanical drives, fluid technology, ball bearings, and motors and engines as well as industrial supply and services. Focal points include smart manufacturing and the modernization of China's industry. More than 1,500 companies exhibit at PTC ASIA, including well-known names such as Argo-Hytos, Atos, Bonfiglioli, Dichtomatik, Hansa-Flex, Hawe, Hydac, Megadyne, Schaeffler and SKF. China, Germany, Italy and Korea contribute country pavilions. Conferences and special displays round out t h e p ro gra m . Th e Fa c to r y B u s i n e s s Conference and a buyer's delegation are new. At ComVac ASIA, roughly 225 exhibiting companies on 19,000 square meters present compressors and the related devices, parts and lubricants as well as vacuum pumps and corresponding accessories, valves and calibration and measurement devices. "The SNIEC exhibition center is bursting at the seams. This year, we have to open two temporar y halls to meet the space requirements," says Krister Sandvoss, Global Director at Deutsche Messe. "This shows the enormous importance of our industrial fairs in Shanghai, where visitors experience first-

hand how China is changing from a low-cost production location to a high-tech country. In addition, the suppor ting program provides various educational and networking opportunities." "China is an important sales market for the German mechanical and plant engineering industry, in particular for the important supplier industries of drive technology and fluid technology," says Peter-Michael Synek, Deputy Managing Director of the Fluid Technology Association within the German Mechanical Engineering Industry Association ( VDMA). "PTC ASIA offers companies an excellent platform for m a i nt a i n i n g b u s i n e s s re l at i o n s h i p s, supporting existing business partners and winning new customers. The trade fair is also a good opportunity for the VDMA to identify trends and new developments in the Chinese market. The 'Smart Manufacturing' forum, which the VDMA

Canton Fair Pavilion ready to drive growth of trade between China and Russia With only 8 weeks to go before the 126th Canton Fair, the Canton Fair International Pavilion ("the Pavilion") is ready to welcome more than 600 exhibitors from about 40 countries and areas, of which 60% hail from Russia and other countries or regions within China's Belt and Road Initiative. The Project Leader of the Pavilion noted that some Russian exhibitors have been attending the pavilion as buyers for years, and are now exploring the Chinese market as exhibitors. The strategic partnership between the two nations has encouraged trade cooperation between companies from the two countries, with the twoway trade amount between China and Russia increasing by 11.5% in the first half of 2019. A Platform to Set Up Global Business Connections Besides entering the Chinese market, many exhibitors consider the Pavilion as a platform to reach buyers worldwide and set up global business connections. To create more significant business

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opportunities for both exhibitors and buyers attending the 126th session, the Pavilion has launched promotion campaigns in connection with trade institutes and chambers of commerce and exhibitions in multiple countries to invite more companies to make the best use of the 20,000 square meter exhibition area. Featured exhibition sections for Baby & Kids' Products and Daily-use Cleansing Products will be held for this session as well to satisfy the rising demand of local buyers. Exhibitors such as Van Gennip Textiles, a company specializing in babywear and kids-wear from the Netherlands, Alzipmat, a leading baby crawling mat company from South Korea, and more will present their high-end offerings. The Pavilion, as an exhibition platform, will continue to integrate service resources and provide global exhibitors and buyers with quality services covering the whole process of the exhibition, to help all parties to grasp market trends, seize business opportunities and close deals.

organizing for the fifth time, is a tried and tested opportunity to present cutting-edge technology 'Made in Germany' to visitors." For the first time, the Factory Business Conference Shanghai will run parallel to PTC ASIA with 400 Japanese companies from sectors such as automation, electrical engineering, energy, new materials, robotics, lean production and environmental protection. The program consists of an exhibition as well as forums, factory tours and matchmaking activities that strengthen the exchange between Japanese and Chinese manufacturers. The German Association for Supply Chain Management, Procurement and Logistics (BME) – the professional association for buyers, supply chain managers and logisticians in Germany and continental Europe – is leading a delegation of buyers to PTC ASIA and organizing a half-day forum that includes a keynote speech and panel discussion on the first day of the fair. The new Bearing Expo Pavilion enhances the second Bearing Expo & Conference, which is a venue for personal discussions between ball bearing manufacturers and relevant dealers, users and solution providers. Hannover Milano Fairs Shanghai, the joint subsidiary of Deutsche Messe AG and Fiera Milano, stages PTC ASIA and ComVac ASIA parallel to CeMAT ASIA. The company expects more than 100,000 visitors at the tradeshow trio.

Fair to be held on farm produce, animal products from Inner Mongolia A trade fair featuring farm produce and animal products from the northern Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region will be held in China. The fair will be held on Sept. 5 to 8 in Shanghai and then be moved to Guangzhou, capital of south China's Guangdong Province, on Nov. 7 to 10, said a source of the autonomous regional bureau of commerce, one of the three organizing parties. There will be meat, dairy products a n d c e re a l s o n d i s p l ay a n d transactions as well, according to the source. Inner Mongolia chalked up orders worth 1.48 billion yuan (about 211 million U.S. dollars) at the first such fair held last year, and achieved 2.58 million yuan in on-the-spot transactions.

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Colour and brilliance at the September Fair The finest coloured gemstones - set as centrepieces and embellishments in finished jewellery - will be among the focal points of what industry insiders view as the ultimate jewellery marketplace - the September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. The Fine Gem Pavilion, located in Hall 9 of the AsiaWorld-Expo (AWE), will feature more than 70 of the world's top suppliers of coloured gemstones, including rare gem-grade materials coveted by legacy brands and collectors. The Gemstone Pavilion, where coloured gemstones in virtually every hue of the rainbow will be showcased, will occupy AWE's Halls 1, 3, 6, 8 and 10, and Hall 1 Concourse from September 16 to 20. Buyers looking for statement pieces set with incredible gems will have their fill at the Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre (HKCEC), which will feature the finished jewellery section of the show from September 18 to 22. "The September Fair has always been known for its rich and diverse selection of coloured gemstones from top dealers, cutters and mine-to-market suppliers," says Celine Lau, Director of Jewellery Fairs at Informa Markets. "This is the sourcing event for classic stones, exotic and hard-to-find gem material, and commercial-grade to mid-range quality gemstones. This fair offers a world-class experience to buyers." Exhibitors ensure that compelling collections will be on tap at the September Fair. Massa Gioconda S.A.S. of Italy will highlight collections of Mediterranean coral, Sleeping

Beauty turquoise and shell cameos. "We have chosen to deal in natural and colourful materials with a glorious and long-term history and tradition. We offer high-quality products, from our raw materials selection to the final stage of the cutting and polishing process," the company says. Thailand, one of the world's leading gemstone trading and manufacturing centres, will continue to shine at the September Fair with its roster of ruby, sapphire and fine gem suppliers. They include Blue Gems Co Ltd, which hopes to entice buyers with its exceptional selection of sapphires; Ansabro Gem Co Ltd, which will offer Zambian emeralds of a vivid green hue; and Penta Gems Co Ltd, which, will shine the spotlight on top-quality gems. Claudia Hamann Edelstein GmbH of Germany would wow visitors with its fine gemstone layouts. One of standout pieces is a bracelet layout consisting of pink sapphires and brown spinels in double rose cut from Tanzania. Japan-based Anjali Jewels Co Ltd will promote its precision-cut gemstones at the fair. "We will also showcase our finest cut - a Tanzanite pair - which is extremely difficult to make," Anjali Jewels shares. The precision cut is a mix of brilliant and step cut facets.

The 126th Canton Fair International Pavilion Ready to Drive Growth of Trade between China and Russia With only 8 weeks to go before the 126th Canton Fair, the Canton Fair International Pavilion ("the Pavilion") is ready to welcome more than 600 exhibitors from about 40 countries and areas, of which 60% hail from Russia and other countries or regions within China's Belt and Road Initiative. The Project Leader of the Pavilion noted that some Russian exhibitors have been attending the pavilion as buyers for years, and are now exploring the Chinese market as exhibitors. The strategic partnership between the two nations has encouraged trade cooperation between companies from the two countries, with the two-way trade amount between China and Russia increasing by 11.5% in the first half of 2019. A Platform to Set Up Global Business Connections

Besides entering the C h i n e s e m a r k e t , m a ny exhibitors consider the Pavilion as a platform to reach buyers worldwide and set up global business connections. To create more significant business opportunities for both exhibitors and buyers attending the 126th session, the Pavilion has launched promotion campaigns in connection with trade institutes and chambers of commerce and exhibitions in multiple countries to invite more companies to make the

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best use of the 20,000 square m e t e r e x h i b i t i o n a re a . Featured exhibition sections for Baby & Kids' Products and Daily-use Cleansing Products will be held for this session as well to satisfy the rising demand of local buyers. Exhibitors such as Van Gennip Te x t i l e s , a c o m p a n y specializing in babywear and kids-wear from the Netherlands, Alzipmat, a leading baby crawling mat company from South Korea, and more will present their high- end offerings. The Pavilion, as an exhibition platform, will continue to integrate service resources and provide global exhibitors and buyers with quality services covering the whole process of the exhibition, to help all parties to grasp market trends, seize business opportunities and close deals.

Hong Kong suppliers are also ready to launch their gemstone inventories. Described by many as a gemstone that represents perfection and beauty, the opal will occupy centre-stage position at Hang Fong Opal Co's booth. Specialising in the production of opal doublets and triplets from Australia's famed Coober Pedy opal fields, the supplier targets gemstone wholesalers and jewellery designers. A gemstone loved for its apple-green colour, chrysoprase sourced from Australia will be among the top exhibits of Po Yuen Gems Co. Gleam Gems & Jewelry will impress buyers with its wide range of natural Sleeping Beauty turquoise in 5mm to 10mm round bead strands. Fancy Gems will focus on blue and fancy sapphires, garnets, amethysts, aquamarines and rubies in graduating colours and in sizes ranging from 0.8mm to 5mm. The supplier will also present unusual layouts like its rainbow sapphire earring sets and calibrated cabochons.

China int'l investment, trade fair attracts over 1,500 enterprises   The 2019 China International Fair for Investment and Trade will be held from Sept. 8 to 11 in the eastern Chinese city of Xiamen, Fujian Province. Over 600 industry and commerce groups and more than 1,500 companies from over 40 countries and regions, including Russia, Japan and Australia, are expected to participate in the fair, the organizing committee said on August 07. Han Jingyi, deputy mayor of Xiamen, told a press conference that the fair will focus on the Belt and Road Initiative, especially the 21st Century Maritime Silk Road. The total exhibition area will reach over 130,000 square meters with some specialized exhibition areas focusing on industrial Internet, green innovation and emerging industries. Over 3,000 investment and exchange ac tivities among multinational corporations will be held during the fair.

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Nearly 450,000 visitors attend Food Expo and concurrent fairs The Food Expo, Hong Kong International Tea Fair, Beauty & Wellness Expo and Home Delights Expo, all organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, have come to a successful close. A total of nearly 450,000 visitors attended the four fairs in 2019. The Public Hall at the Food Expo featured nearly 550 exhibitors showcasing a panoply of foods. The Premium Food Zone gathered more than 30 renowned brands, including newcomers Hang Heung Cake Shop, European Gourmet and Cheong Kwan Jang. The Hong Kong International Tea Fair attracted more than 250 exhibitors from nine countries and regions, with 13 group pavilions presenting tea cultures from around the world. Highlighted events included the Greater Bay Area KamCha Competition 2019 (Hong Kong Milk Tea). The 30th HKTDC Food Expo, the 11th HKTDC Hong Kong International Tea Fair, the fourth HKTDC Beauty & Wellness Expo, the sixth HKTDC Home Delights Expo and the International Conference of the Modernization of Chinese Medicine & Health Products (ICMCM) have all concluded successfully. The four fairs, organised by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC), featured more than 2,100 exhibitors and welcomed a total of nearly 450,000 visitors. The ICMCM was jointly organised by the HKTDC and the Modernized Chinese Medicine International Association. Benjamin Chau, Deputy Executive Director of the HKTDC, said: "Despite the social incidents seen in Hong Kong in recent months, the four fairs organised by the HKTDC

in August, together with the ICMCM, all ran smoothly. Global exhibitors and buyers still view our trade fairs as important one-stop trading platforms for sourcing and business promotion. To connect more exhibitors and buyers, we enhanced the business-matching service at the Trade Hall of the Food Expo and at the Hong Kong International Tea Fair, both of which targeted trade professionals. The Trade Hall attracted nearly 18,000 buyers, including significant numbers from Mainland China and emerging markets such as Cambodia, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Poland and Thailand."

Global traders view Hong Kong as important trading platform

The California State Trade Expansion Program (California STEP) brought 12 food companies from the United States to exhibit at this year's Food Expo, a stronger presence than in previous years. The exhibitors showcased a variety of specialty foods and beverages such as avocado oils, wines, nuts and chocolate. California STEP Director Jeffrey Williamson said: "We have met with a lot of buyers from Hong Kong and Mainland China who expressed keen interest in our products. Our participating companies feel positive

about the new business opportunities they've been able to explore here. We have not been affected by the recent social incidents that happened in Hong Kong." He believed that the city is still a lead market for the state's exporters entering Asia, with its excellent financial, legal and logistics infrastructure. Visiting the Tea Fair for the first time was Tai Tai Health Products (Changzhou) International Group, a health tea manufacturer in Mainland China with annual sales of Rmb300 million. Xu Ming, the company's General Manager, noted the strong demand for slimming tea and detoxification tea in the mainland. "I have found a number of potential suppliers from India, Laos and Mainland China at the fair. We plan to buy US$1 million worth of black tea from an Indian supplier which can help us to provide quality products at competitive prices."

Beauty & Wellness Expo and Home Delights Expo equally popular with visitors

The concurrent Beauty & Wellness Expo featured more than 110 exhibitors, showcasing a plethora of beauty and wellness products. Hong Kong exhibitor Beauty Sensation Co, Ltd specialises in selling organic skincare products from an Australian brand. Anna Tai, Founder & CEO, said the company joined the expo for the fourth time and the event helped it attract new customers each year. "The average spending per customer was around HK$2,000-3,000 this year, and we were happy to see our sales turnover increase by 50% on the first two days of the expo as compared to last year."

Intertextile Shanghai celebrates 25 years Intertextile Shanghai Home Textiles, which is celebrating 25 years as Asia’s leading trade fair for the interior textiles industry, is all set to open on August 28. The four-day mega show will have around 1,150 exhibitors from 27 countries and regions who will display their latest products and technologies for the home and contract textiles sectors. The 2018 edition had welcomed 39,730 trade buyers from 104 countries and regions. “We are very optimistic about the business opportunities that will present themselves at the fair next week,” Wendy Wen, senior general manager of Messe Frankfurt (HK) explained. “Not only has the exhibitor number increased from last year, but with the visitor preregistration numbers tracking well ahead of last year’s figures in the months leading up to the fair, we are expecting a strong turnout from buyers as well. This edition, we have also put a lot of effort into revamping the fair’s fringe programme to ensure it meets the needs of the industry for the present and future, with new events and zones featuring throughout the halls.” The fair will have country and region

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pavilions from Belgium, Pakistan, Taiwan and Turkey. There will be expanded finished products zone, finished curtain zone, areas for products like bed, bath, kitchen and table where suppliers from China will be joined by exhibitors from Australia, Austria, Denmark, Hungary, and Japan, whole-home and editor zones from where buyers can source the latest luxury branded products and gain decoration concept inspiration, and textile design zone with 20 design studios from 12 countries including China, Finland, France, India, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Portugal, Switzerland and the UK. Recognising the growing importance of this sector for the interiors industry, the Contract Business 360o concept returns again this year to ensure holistic solutions are available at the fair. More than 80 exhibitors that offer products suitable for the contract sector, including upholstery suppliers and editors, will be identified with a Contract Business 360 sign at their booth. The fair will also have seminars and guided tours by international interior designers to provide the latest insight, while a display area for contract

business focusing on the practical utilisation of fabrics in commercial spaces will also feature. In addition to the high-quality sourcing options, the fair’s event programme has been revamped to provide the industry with the latest trends and insights in four topics Design Inspiration: residential and commercial textile trends; Business O2O: online to offline commerce; Textile and Technology: digital printing solutions and green designs; and Industry Empowerment: global licensing trends and opportunities. For the first time, a Talks and Tours p r o g r a m m e w i l l fe a t u r e r e n o w n e d international designers discussing the latest trends and technologies in textiles for commercial environments, followed by guided tours of their highlights of the fair.

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Upcoming Trade Shows, Septembeer 2019 Bangalore Fashion Week

AgriTech India

India International Photo Video Trade Fair

Date : 29 Aug-01 Sep 2019 Venue : The Oterra Hotel, Bengaluru, India Organiser : Dream Merchants, Bangalore

Date : 30 Aug-01 Sep 2019 Venue : Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru Organiser : Media Today Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 30 Aug-01 Sep 2019 Venue : Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, India Organiser : Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, India

Fashionista - Lucknow

Wedding Asia-Chandigarh

Business Opportunities Show Kolkata

Date : 30 Aug-01 Sep 2019 Venue : Hotel Clarks Avadh, Lucknow, India Organiser : Fashionista Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

Date : 31 Aug-01 Sep 2019 Venue : Hyatt Regency Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India Organiser : Hyatt Regency Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India

Date : 01-Sep-19 Venue : The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata, Kolkata, India Organiser : Franchise India Holdings Limited

International Travel Roadshow

International Travel Roadshow

Business Opportunities Show Bhubaneshwar

Linden Educational Services Fair Hyderabad

Fashionista - Kanpur

Date : 03-Sep-19 Venue : Chennai, India Organiser : K S Aadhavan Enterprises LLP

Date : 04-Sep-19 Venue : Bengaluru, India Organiser : K S Aadhavan Enterprises LLP

Date : 04-Sep-19 Venue : Hotel Swosti, Bhubaneswar, India Organiser : Franchise India Holdings Limited

Date : 04-Sep-19 Venue : Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Linden Educational Services

Date : 03-05 Sep 2019 Venue : Hotel Royal Cliff, Kanpur, India Organiser : Fashionista Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

SUTRAA: The Indian Fashion Exhibition

India Eduexpos - Bangalore

SIAM Convention

International Travel Roadshow

Business Opportunities Show Ranchi

Date : 04-05 Sep 2019 Venue : Sayaji Hotel indore, Indore, India Organiser : Sutra Exhibitions LLP

Date : 05-Sep-19 Venue : Bengaluru, India Organiser : FPP Edu-Media

Date : 05-Sep-19 Venue : Taj Palace, New Delhi, New Delhi, India Organiser : Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers

Date : 06-Sep-19 Venue : Mumbai, India Organiser : Orangetrips

Date : 06-Sep-19 Venue : Le Lac Hotel, Ranchi, India Organiser : Franchise India Holdings Limited

8th , 9th & 10th November, 2019 Friday, Saturday & Sunday IIA Bhawan Complex, Vibhuti Khand, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, UP, India. Website: www.indiafoodexpo.in ; E-mail: contact @indiafoodexpo.in; Mob.: 8601855543/46

India Surface Treatment & Finishing Expo

Agritex Hyderabad

Coat India

SinoCorrugated- IndiaCorr Expo

Gift World Expo

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : ACE Exhibitions

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Kenes Exhibitions

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : ACE Exhibitions

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, India Organiser : Reed Manch Exhibitions Private Limited

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : Karnataka Trade Promotion Organisation, Bengaluru Organiser : Mex Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.

Material Handling Technology Expo

India Laser Tech Show

International Travel Roadshow

Top International One-to-One MBA Event

Media Expo-Delhi

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : ACE Exhibitions

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : ACE Exhibitions

Date : 07-Sep-19 Venue : New Delhi, India Organiser : K S Aadhavan Enterprises LLP

Date : 07-Sep-19 Venue : Le Meridien New Delhi, New Delhi, India Organiser : Advent Group

Date : 06-08 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd.

Brand India Footwear Expo

Swayamvar Gandhidham

Lavan Phere

The Haat Kolkata

SUTRAA: The Indian Fashion Exhibition-Patna

Date : 06-08 Sep 2019 Venue : New Delhi, India Organiser : Event Plus

Date : 06-08 Sep 2019 Venue : Radisson Hotel Kandla, Gandhidham, India Organiser : Namaste India Events

Date : 07-08 Sep 2019 Venue : Park Plaza, Ludhiana, India Organiser : Life Events

Date : 06-09 Sep 2019 Venue : Ice Skating Rink, Kolkata, India Organiser : Fair Care Exhibitions

Date : 08-09 Sep 2019 Venue : Lemon Tree Premier, Patna, Patna, India Organiser : Sutra Exhibitions LLP

Celebrating Vivaha Kolkata

SUTRA: The Indian Fashion Exhibition

Mining Exploration Convention & Trade Show

TexIndia

India Ecommerce Expo

Date : 10-12 Sep 2019 Venue : JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata, Kolkata, India Organiser : Vintage Publications

Date : 11-12 Sep 2019 Venue : MAYFAIR Convention, Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, India Organiser : Sutra Exhibitions LLP

Date : 12-14 Sep 2019 Venue : Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru Organiser : Federation Of Indian Mineral Industries

Date : 12-14 Sep 2019 Venue : India Knit Fair Association, Tiruppur, India Organiser : SS Textile Media Private Limited

Date : 12-14 Sep 2019 Venue : Palace Grounds, Bengaluru, India Organiser : Human Crayon Management Services Pvt Ltd

Delhi Book Fair

Herbal & Agri Expo

Gem & Jewellery India International Fair

International FoodTec India

Pune Motor Show

Date : 11-15 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : India Trade Promotion Organization

Date : 12-15 Sep 2019 Venue : Sardar patel sansthan Hospital, Allahabad, India Organiser : Ideal exhibitions

Date : 13-15 Sep 2019 Venue : Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Organiser : United Exhibitions

Date : 13-15 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Koelnmesse Ya Tradefair Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 13-15 Sep 2019 Venue : Deccan College Ground, Pune, India Organiser : PrimeValue Marketing Services LLP

India Travel Mart Amritsar

Famdent Show Hyderabad

Finbridge Expo

Aesthetic Medicine

Professional Beauty Mumbai

Date : 13-15 Sep 2019 Venue : Amritsar, India Organiser : India Travel Mart

Date : 14-15 Sep 2019 Venue : JRC Conventions & Trade Fairs, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Messe Dusseldorf India Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 14-15 Sep 2019 Venue : Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla, New Delhi, India Organiser : Armstrong Exhibition and Conferences Pvt. Ltd

Date : 15-16 Sep 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : IDEX Events Pvt Ltd.

Date : 16-17 Sep 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : IX Events Private Limited

Cosmetic Ingredients and Packaging India expo

Renewable Energy India Expo

Food & Hotel India

InfoComm India

RAW MAT INDIA

Date : 16-17 Sep 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : IX Events Private Limited

Date : 18-20 Sep 2019 Venue : India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, India Organiser : UBM India Pvt. ltd.

Date : 18-20 Sep 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : UBM India Pvt. ltd.

Date : 18-20 Sep 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : InfoCommAsia Pte Ltd

Date : 18-20 Sep 2019 Venue : CODISSiA, Coimbatore, India Organiser : CODISSIA INTEC TECHNOLOGY CENTRE

analytica Anacon India and India Lab Expo

SIAL INDIA

WATEREXPO-HYDERABAD

Indian Ice Cream Expo

Fire India

Date : 19-21 Sep 2019 Venue : Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Messe Muenchen India Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 19-21 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Inter Ads Exhibitions Private Limited

Date : 19-21 Sep 2019 Venue : Subham Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Water India

Date : 19-21 Sep 2019 Venue : Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, India Organiser : Advance Info Media & Events Group

Date : 19-21 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Services International

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Tamil Nadu Travel Mart

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Global Industrial Expo

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Date : 20-21 Sep 2019 Venue : NSIC Exhibition Ground, New Delhi, India Organiser : Coalesce Eventz India Pvt. Ltd

Date : 19-22 Sep 2019 Venue : Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Organiser : Confederation Of Indian Industry, Delhi

Date : 19-22 Sep 2019 Venue : Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Organiser : Confederation Of Indian Industry Chennai

Date : 20-22 Sep 2019 Venue : Auto Cluster Exhibition Center, Pune, India Organiser : Global Media Communication

Date : 20-22 Sep 2019 Venue : Cakekraft, Mumbai, India Organiser : Cakeology Events

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India International Photo Video Trade Fair

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Date : 29 Aug-01 Sep 2019 Venue : The Oterra Hotel, Bengaluru, India Organiser : Dream Merchants, Bangalore

Date : 30 Aug-01 Sep 2019 Venue : BIEC Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre, Bengaluru, India Organiser : Media Today Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 30 Aug-01 Sep 2019 Venue : Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, India Organiser : Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, India

Date : 30 Aug-01 Sep 2019 Venue : GUCEC, Ahmedabad, India Organiser : Fairfest Media Limited

Date : 30 Aug-01 Sep 2019 Venue : Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Organiser : I Ads & Events

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Date : 30 Aug-01 Sep 2019 Venue : Hotel Clarks Avadh, Lucknow, India Organiser : Fashionista Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

Date : 31 Aug-01 Sep 2019 Venue : Hyatt Regency Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India Organiser : Hyatt Regency Chandigarh, Chandigarh, India

Date : 01-Sep-19 Venue : The Lalit Great Eastern Kolkata, Kolkata, India Organiser : Franchise India Holdings Limited

Date : 01-Sep-19 Venue : Taj MG Road, Bengaluru, India, Bengaluru, India Organiser : Linden Educational Services

Date : 01-Sep-19 Venue : The Lalit New Delhi, New Delhi, India Organiser : United States-India Educational Foundation

International Travel Roadshow

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Date : 03-Sep-19 Venue : Chennai, India Organiser : K S Aadhavan Enterprises LLP

Date : 04-Sep-19 Venue : Bengaluru, India Organiser : K S Aadhavan Enterprises LLP

Date : 04-Sep-19 Venue : Hotel Swosti, Bhubaneswar, India Organiser : Franchise India Holdings Limited

Date : 04-Sep-19 Venue : Taj Krishna, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Linden Educational Services

Date : 03-05 Sep 2019 Venue : Hotel Royal Cliff, Kanpur, India Organiser : Fashionista Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition

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India Eduexpos - Bangalore

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Date : 04-05 Sep 2019 Venue : Sayaji Hotel indore, Indore, India Organiser : Sutra Exhibitions LLP

Date : 05-Sep-19 Venue : Bengaluru, India Organiser : FPP Edu-Media

Date : 05-Sep-19 Venue : Taj Palace, New Delhi, New Delhi, India Organiser : Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers

Date : 06-Sep-19 Venue : Mumbai, India Organiser :

Date : 06-Sep-19 Venue : Le Lac Hotel, Ranchi, India Organiser : Franchise India Holdings Limited

India Surface Treatment & Finishing Expo

Agritex Hyderabad

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Gift World Expo

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : ACE Exhibitions

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Kenes Exhibitions

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : ACE Exhibitions

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, India Organiser : Reed Manch Exhibitions Private Limited

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : Karnataka Trade Promotion Organisation, Bengaluru Organiser : Mex Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd.

Material Handling Technology Expo

India Laser Tech Show

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Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : ACE Exhibitions

Date : 05-07 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : ACE Exhibitions

Date : 07-Sep-19 Venue : New Delhi, India Organiser : K S Aadhavan Enterprises LLP

Date : 07-Sep-19 Venue : Le Meridien New Delhi, New Delhi, India Organiser : Advent Group

Date : 06-08 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt. Ltd.

Wedding Asia - New Delhi

Agri Asia

Travel And Tourism Fair - Surat

Construction Architecture Interior Expo

IndExpo Hyderabad

Date : 06-08 Sep 2019 Venue : The Ashok Hotel, New Delhi, India Organiser : Excelsior Public Relations

Date : 06-08 Sep 2019 Venue : Mahatma Mandir, Gandhinagar, India Organiser : Radeecal Communications

Date : 06-08 Sep 2019 Venue : Pandit Dindayal Upadhyay Indoor Stadium, Surat Organiser : Fairfest Media Limited

Date : 06-08 Sep 2019 Venue : CODISSiA, Coimbatore, India Organiser : I Ads & Events

Date : 06-08 Sep 2019 Venue : Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Indore Infoline Pvt. Ltd.

Brand India Footwear Expo

Swayamvar Gandhidham

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SUTRAA: The Indian Fashion Exhibition

Date : 06-08 Sep 2019 Venue : New Delhi, India Organiser : Event Plus

Date : 06-08 Sep 2019 Venue : Radisson Hotel Kandla, Gandhidham, India Organiser : Namaste India Events

Date : 07-08 Sep 2019 Venue : Park Plaza, Ludhiana, India Organiser : Life Events

Date : 06-09 Sep 2019 Venue : Ice Skating Rink, Kolkata, India Organiser : Fair Care Exhibitions

Date : 08-09 Sep 2019 Venue : Lemon Tree Premier, Patna, Patna, India Organiser : Sutra Exhibitions LLP

Celebrating Vivaha Kolkata

SUTRA: The Indian Fashion Exhibition

Mining Exploration Convention & Trade

Date : 10-12 Sep 2019 Venue : JW Marriott Hotel Kolkata, Kolkata, India Organiser : Vintage Publications

Date : 11-12 Sep 2019 Venue : MAYFAIR Convention, Bhubaneswar, Bhubaneswar, India Organiser : Sutra Exhibitions LLP

Date : 12-14 Sep 2019 Venue : BIEC Bengaluru International Exhibition Centre Organiser : Federation Of Indian Mineral Industries

Delhi Book Fair

Herbal & Agri Expo

Gem & Jewellery India International Fair

Date : 11-15 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : India Trade Promotion Organization

Date : 12-15 Sep 2019 Venue : Sardar patel sansthan Hospital, Allahabad, India Organiser : Ideal exhibitions

Date : 13-15 Sep 2019 Venue : Chennai Trade Centre, Chennai, India Organiser : United Exhibitions

India Travel Mart Amritsar

Famdent Show Hyderabad

Finbridge Expo

Date : 13-15 Sep 2019 Venue : Amritsar, India Organiser : India Travel Mart

Date : 14-15 Sep 2019 Venue : JRC Conventions & Trade Fairs, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Messe Dusseldorf India Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 14-15 Sep 2019 Venue : Crowne Plaza New Delhi Okhla, New Delhi, India Organiser : Armstrong Exhibition and Conferences Pvt. Ltd

Cosmetic Ingredients and Packaging India

Renewable Energy India Expo

Food & Hotel India

Date : 16-17 Sep 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : IX Events Private Limited

Date : 18-20 Sep 2019 Venue : India Exposition Mart, Greater Noida, India Organiser : UBM India Pvt. ltd.

Date : 18-20 Sep 2019 Venue : Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), Mumbai, India Organiser : UBM India Pvt. ltd.

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Date : 19-21 Sep 2019 Venue : Hitex Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Messe Muenchen India Pvt. Ltd.

Date : 19-21 Sep 2019 Venue : Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, India Organiser : Inter Ads Exhibitions Private Limited

Date : 19-21 Sep 2019 Venue : Subham Convention Centre, Hyderabad, India Organiser : Water India

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