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Exhibitions & Conventions are a wonderful sector. So amazing indeed that it reminds me of a large ocean that playfully allows all kinds of ships, boats and vessels to ferry across and reach their respective destinations. Supporting so many diverse industries as it does and being a growth multiplier for even more, this sector needs its due recognition. Its champions must be honoured and the achievements of the year gone by, the victories and the triumphs, they all must be celebrated. Forgetting small mindedness, the people in the industry must come together and learn from each other. They must communicate with each other in a cohesive manner if they wish to raise their standards to challenge the global players. And then they will be called a Unit, A Family, An INDUSTRY! Well, to materialise this noble agenda, Exhibition Showcase in association with IEIA, IESA, ICPB, UFI, IAEE, IIA, ASME & PIOCCI, is organizing the 2nd Exhibition Excellence Awards, to be held on Saturday 18th March, 2017 at India Expo Mart, Gr. Noida. And as I said, the intention behind this initiative is to promote our industry and its true champions. The event will have the best of exhibition organizers competing in Live Competitions in the ď€ rst half, and a red carpet sparkling gala award ceremony later in the evening. Over 40 award categories have been made to honour excellence across diverse facets, for big players and small, for the debutants and the veterans, for the ones based in metros and in Small Cities alike. Our sole motive is to bring forward and recognize excellence in exhibition industry. The Exhibition Excellence Awards will be well promoted in leading industry publications. To take our industry to the wider audiences, the event will be broadcast on Zee Business Television. And social media will be well optimised to generate global visibility!! A special Exhibition Directory will also be released at the Awards which will be given to all the attendees. So do not miss the golden chance to attend this event. Entry is only by registration so I would request you all to kindly register & reserve your seats. Be a part to India's One and Only Awards & recognition initiative for the Exhibition Industry. Come - Learn, Associate & Celebrate !! Please address your registration queries at contact@exhibitionshowcase.com or call at 7065100707. In this issue we bring together a collage of issues relating to the exhibition industry. It's an interesting mix of articles that will keep our readers absorbed all through.

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Quick Bytes Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association Releases Latest White Paper on Landscape of 1:1 Meetings Skål World Congress 2017 To Be Held At HICC The Prestigious Skal World Congress will be organised from 5th October to 8th October, 2017 at Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC) - India's first purpose built convention facility located in the emerging business hub of India - Hyderabad. Skal International, the only international organization bringing together sectors of the travel and tourism industry while networking, conducting business and helping communities locally, nationally and internationally, was founded in Paris, France in 1932 by travel trade managers. From that modest beginning, Skal members now number more than 18,000 in over 450 clubs spread throughout 87 countries from all arms of the Travel and Tourism Industry, Tour Operators, Destination Management Companies, Airlines, Hotels, Restaurants, Technology Providers and Travel companies.SKAL International promotes global tourism and friendship. It is the only international group uniting all branches of the travel and tourism industry. Its members, the industry's managers and executives, meet at local, national, regional and international levels to discuss and pursue topics of common interest.

The Healthcare Convention & Exhibitors Association (HCEA) has presented its latest white paper, The Landscape of 1:1 Meetings in the Healthcare Events Industry. This white paper was researched and produced by Jifflenow, a leading sales advancement platform for the event industry. This document explores the different kinds of 1:1 meetings, their importance in a healthcare, medical device, or pharmaceutical company's Strategic Meetings Management Program (SMMP) and the best practices involved in planning, organizing, and analyzing these interactions. The paper organizes meeting interactions under HCP (Health Care Practitioner) or non-HCP types and also depicts the relevance of different meeting types for sub-domains like Pharmaceutical, Biotech/ Biopharma, Medical Device, and Healthcare Facilities.“The best practices in this paper are based how Fortune 1000 healthcare companies are changing the way they plan, manage and analyze the 1:1 meetings in the SMMP,” says Parth Mukherjee, Head of Marketing & Evangelism for Jifflenow. “The healthcare industry and healthcare event marketing are going through some incredible changes and the ability to measure and improve individual interactions is going to be one of them.”

Prague Wins Top Meetings Destination Award for the 2nd Time Prague Convention Bureau has bagged in the Prestigious Top Meeting Destination trophy for the second time (first time in 2013). The award was presented for the Best Meeting Destination in Central and South East Europe. The criteria for evaluation and final selection is based on the Meetings Infrastructure of destination, the marketing strategy deployed for generating Meetings and MICE business and similar other parameters. Prague city as a destination has been making consistent efforts which is why it has won the award for the second time. It has been winning awards from a very long time. The destination occupied the second place in the Meeting Star contest twice. With every award their efforts and enthusiasm grow more to do better. Over 68 destinations from 19 countries in Central and South East Europe region were assessed on a 5-point scale, with 5 being the highest. The criteria included factors like natural and cultural, transportation and infrastructure, tourism hardware and software, meetings space, the marketing buzz the destination created, ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association) index, quality of life index at the destination, global peace index, subjective grade etc.

Delhi is going to get a Grand Exhibition & Convention Centre The Delhi Mumbai Industrial Corridor Development Corporation (DMICDC) has received approval for its proposed INR 26,000 crore Master plan project. The proposal is to give New Delhi a new International stage Convention Centre by the Indian government. The new venue will be named as India Exhibition and Convention Centre (IECC) and will be one of the largest multi-purpose and integrated Convention and Exhibition Centres of Asia. 90 hectares of land has been allocated in Dwarka.

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Abu Dhabi In Demand With Event Organisers Abu Dhabi's constantly evolving infrastructure, value for money and support mechanisms for event organizers mean the Emirate is proving ever more popular with MICE industry professionals. Testament to this is the fact that a raft of new exhibitors have signed up for the first time to ibtm arabia 2017, the Middle East's leading one-to-one event for the MICE industry, which takes place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, from 7 – 9 February. Shinu Pillai, Exhibition Director, IBTM Arabia, commented: “Such is the growing popularity of Abu Dhabi as a destination for corporate events and incentive experiences, that we've had some extremely high profile brands sign up as exhibitors for the first time."

Holiday Expo Coimbatore Holiday Expo Secretariat is organising Holiday Expo Coimbatore from 27th to 29th January 2017 at Coimbatore in Tamil Nadu. This 3 day Expo is seen as one of the leading expos in the Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities of INDIA. Medium sized Indian cities have emerged as one of the fastest growing markets for quality leisure products and 'Holiday Expo' is a platform to reach out to this very market, thus ensuring your product profits to its optimum potential. Profile for exhibitors includes Telecom Industry, Tourist Organisations, State Government Tourism Departments, Travel Agents, Hotels, Airlines, etc.

Travel and Tourism Fair Delhi 2017 Fashionista Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition Fashionista Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition has started its trail of Fashionista Exhibition being organised in multiple b-cities of India including Kanpur – 10th to 12th Feb at Hotel Royal Cliff; Raipur – 7th to 9th Feb at Hotel Grand Imperial; Bilaspur – 11to 12th April at Hotel Courtyard Marriott and Nagpur – 14th to 16th April at Hotel Central Point. This event showcases products like Jewellery, Clothing, Accessories, Home Furnishing, Interiors, and Handicrafts and much more.

Fairfest Media Limited is organising Travel and Tourism Fair from 27th February to 1st March 2017 at Thyagaraj Sports Complex in New Delhi. This 3 day event brings together members and bodies from Tour & Travel Industry including State Government Tourism Departments ,Tour Operators, Travel Agents ,Hotels ,Resorts ,Adventure Tourism, Airlines, Car Rentals, Railways ,Coach Operators, Cruise Lines , Maps, Guides ,Travel, Accessories & Equipment for Camping from Travel & Tourism industries.

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Jet Airways' New Connection Between Mangalore & Delhi International Yoga Festival 2017 Parmarth Niketan is organising International Yoga Festival from 1st to 7th March 2017 at Parmarth Niketan, Rishikesh. This 7 day festival emphasises on the effectiveness of yoga and is a platform to showcase products and services from Ayurvedic and Herbal industry. IYF has been taking place in Rishikesh since 1989. This year there are more than 70 presenters, from 20 countries, giving nearly 150 classes of Yoga.

Jet Airways has introduced a new connection between Delhi and the port city- Mangalore. The new route is active now with Boeing 737 aircraft daily connecting the two destinations. Flights depart Mangalore at 0820 and land at Delhi at 1110, before taking off again at 1500 and landing back in Mangalore at 1750. Flight from Mangalore will be connected to several international destinations, including London, Amsterdam, Singapore and Hong Kong. “While we already have one of the most extensive domestic networks in the industry connecting 46 cities, we're constantly striving to enhance it further for greater convenience of our guests,” said Jayaraj Shanmugam, Jet's chief commercial officer.

Oaks Debuts in India With Oaks Bodh Gaya Hotel Finnair Launching Flights to Goa As A Part of Asian Expansion Finnair is launching its first flights to Goa this year starting from 29 November 2017 operating two weekly flights for the winter season, ending on 21 March 2018. Services will run every Wednesday and Sunday using an Airbus A330 aircraft. This decision has been taken as a part of a significant Asian expansion planned by Finnair. The airline will be adding one weekly flight to Delhi also. Apart from Goa, Finnair's will be introducing the winter weekly flights to the Mexico, Thailand, Singapore and Cuba. “With the expected arrival of four new Airbus A350 aircraft in 2017, we are pressing ahead with our growth strategy,” said Juha Järvinen, Finnair's chief commercial officer.

Oaks Hotels & Resorts has made its debut in Indian with the opening of its new hotel at Bodh Gaya. Oaks is an Australian brand acquired by Thailand's Minor Hotels. Its new branch Oks Bodhgaya is located in the town of Bodhgaya in the Indian state of Bihar. The Oaks hotel is situated 3.5km from Mahabodhi Temple and 10km from Vishnupad Temple, as well as being 7km from Gaya International Airport. A newbuild property, it features 78 rooms and suites, plus a gymnasium, a rooftop meditation space, library and an international restaurant. For the MICE market there is also a banqueting facility. “Minor Hotels has been looking for the right opportunity to expand its footprint into India. We are very excited” said Thomas Meier, Minor's senior vice president of operations – Asia.

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Solar BoS Meet India First View Group is going to organise Solar BoS Meet India on 10th March 2017 at Pride Plaza Hotel Aerocity in New Delhi. The participants will witness exciting discussions and debates regarding the current as well as future aspects of the Utility Scale & Rooftop Scale Solar PV Inverters Market, based upon factors such as market dynamics, key ongoing trends and segmentation analysis. Apart from the above elements, event will also provide a 360-degree view of the Solar PV Inverters industry with geographic segmentation, statistical forecast and the competitive landscape.FirstView Research and Publishing Pvt Ltd is one of the world's leading business information service providers. They create and deliver highly specialised information through digital information portals, print publishing, corporate trainings and business events, providing valuable knowledge to individuals, businesses and organisations globally.

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INDIACom The INDIACom, organized by the Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute Of Computer Applications And Management will take place from 1st March to the 4th March 2017 at the Bharati Vidyapeeth Institute of Computer Applications and Management in New Delhi, India. The conference will cover areas like The main aim this proposed special session is to provide an international forum for researchers in the field of machine learning for opinion mining and sentiment analysis to share information on their latest investigations in social information retrieval and their applications both in academic research areas and industrial sectors.

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Phocuswright India is a 3 day event being held from 28th February to 2nd March 2017 at the The leela Gurgaon in Gurgaon, India. This event showcases products like wave of innovation, Travel Innovator, transportation, travel landscape,business etc. in the Travel & Tourism industry. Phocuswright India conference is focuses solely on the Asia Pacific travel market and its ever-evolving nature. It brings together hospitality, travel and tourism's most innovative thinkers and leaders together to connect, share and move the industry forward.

India Live is a 4 day event being held from 1st March to 4th March 2017 at the in New Delhi, India. This event showcases product from Research & Development industry. Targeted didactic presentations on various contemporary topics on cardiovascular and structural heart diseases will be delivered by thought leaders during this three day extravaganza. Selected complex intervention cases with educative features will be discussed during the sessions as another highlight of the meeting.

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India Eduexpos Garment Technology Expo Garment Technology Expo is a 4 day event being held from 3rd March to 6th March 2017 at the NSIC Exhibition Complex in New Delhi, India. This event showcases products like CAD / CAM, Sewing, Knitting, Embroidery, Dyes & Chemicals, Quilting, Fusing, Laundry, Fabrics, Fancy Yarn, Finishing Equipment, Dyeing, Non Woven Bag Making Machine, Cutting Printing & Packaging, Software Solutions, Spreading, Spares & Attachments, Accessories & Trims, Testing Equipment, Support Services, HR Agencies, Trade Publications etc. in the Apparel & Clothing, Knitting & Stitching industries.

India Eduexpos New Delhi a 1 day event dedicated to Education & Training industry will be held on 8th April 2017 in New Delhi, India. This event brings to opportunities such as studying abroad, for all different areas of study, schooling levels and language courses for pre-doctoral degrees etc. In this event meet representatives from the best institutions around the world and learn about study abroad opportunities. The show offers wide range of programs; special offers on education programs; information about different types of accomodation and its cost; free seminars with well known directors in the international education market; information about different types of visas and details of 100 different destinations to study abroad.

INOS+H Expo Automotive Engineering New Delhi Automotive Engineering Show provides a platform to showcase relevant manufacturing technology that will support the integration and modernisation. The Automotive Engineering Show connects vehicle and component makers with right technology that drives machine competency on the shop floor . It supports automotive automation that will help manufacture vehicle component.

INOS+H Expo is a 3 day event being held from 6th March to 8th March 2017 at the Vigyan Bhawan in New Delhi, India. This event showcases products like Medical products, hospital & medical equipments, drugs & medicines, health safety, and much more etc. in the Medical & Pharmaceutical industry. It is world's one of the leading fair with congress for safety, security and health at work is now extending its portfolio abroad to include the Occupational Safety + Health Exhibition. INOS+H Expo will open up new markets for Indian exhibitors and export-oriented companies that have their focus on India.

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Oberoi is Expanding Beyond Borders After the opening of the new domestic resort, Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa Siswan Forest Range, in December last year, the company has confirmed that it will be opening two more luxury resort-style properties in UAE and Morocco in 2017. The Oberoi Beach Resort Al Zorah in Ajman will expand the company's presence in the UAE, where it already operates the Oberoi Dubai. This latest property will be located in a beachfront and mangrove setting, 25 minutes' drive from Dubai. On the other hand, the Oberoi Marrakech will mark the hotel group's entry into Morocco being 20 minutes away from the city. With these 2 resorts Oberoi's international portfolio will count 12 hotels and resorts covering 6 countries including Indonesia, Egypt, Mauritius, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the UAE.

Hungary – W Hotels Worldwide to 'Make an Entrance' into Hungary With W Budapest W Hotels Worldwide, now part of Marriott International, Inc. (NASDAQ: MAR), has announced an agreement with QPR Properties Kft, part of Constellation Hotels Holding Ltd., to debut the iconic W Hotels brand in Hungary with the opening of W Budapest. Ideally located on Andrassy Avenue (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) the hotel will be situated on the city's most luxurious shopping street located directly across from the State Opera House. “Budapest has secured a spot as epicenter of European travel with the convergence of creative communities combined with a thriving economy, making this city the perfect fit for the innovative edge of W Hotels,” said Anthony Ingham, Global Brand Leader, W Hotels Worldwide. The hotel will be housed in the impressive Drechsler Palace which will be fully renovated to bring the brand's cutting-edge, contemporary design to life. W Budapest will feature 162 stylish guest rooms and suites, including one Extreme WOW, the brand's lux-take on the Presidential Suite. Three meeting and event spaces, including a Great Room for larger celebrations, are available.

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NEWS BUZZ Glorious India - The Largest Indian Expo in USA Glorious India, the first-ever 2-day business-cum-cultural exposition of India will be held on 27th and 28th May, 2017 at The New Jersey Convention & Exposition Center, Edison, USA.

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lorious India is conceived as a mega event happening for the first time in the USA with participation of all the States of India. The event will celebrate the enterprising spirit and cultural diversity of India in the land holding the largest Indian diaspora. It is designed to be a perfect amalgamation of trade, tradition and culture. The exposition will aim to: Encourage bilateral trade between the companies based in India and the US Ÿ Promote India as the destination for trade, tourism and investment Ÿ Showcase India's vibrant culture and tradition Ÿ

Create awareness about India's business strengths and opportunities for investments Ÿ Disseminate business and trade information about India and the US Ÿ Facilitate strategic business tieups between the companies in India and the US Ÿ

Structured B2B sessions have been arranged to facilitate longterm strategic business alliances of Indian exhibitor companies with the US-based trade. About 500 US-based buyers will attend the event to explore business prospects with Indian garments, handicraft, jewellery, real estate and tourism companies. With more than 25,000 footfall and 500+ buyers, Glorious India

makes for the complete business promotion package for Indian exporters and Indian companies, who are planning to enhance their brand image, promote their products & services and expand their market in USA. Glorious India Expo is organized by Praveg Communications Limited, a prominent name among event management companies in India with over 16 years of experience in organizing about 600 national and international events. It is supported by Make in India (Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India), Incredible I n d i a ( M i n i s t r y o f To u r i s m , Government of India) and USIndia Business Council.

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NEWS BUZZ BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA Underlined a Turnaround In The Indian Construction Machinery Market More than 31,000 participants 647 exhibitors from 30 countries

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he 4th edition of Bauma Conexpo India organised by Bauma Conexpo India Pvt. Ltd. from December 12th to 15th, 2016 at HUDA Ground in Gurgaon/Delhi underscored the fact that there are signs of a turnaround in the Indian market for construction machinery. The Expo designed to showcase heavy machine industry including Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles had occupied a total of 150,000 square meters of space. It attracted more than 31,000 participants and 647 exhibitors of which 57 percent were international companies from 30 countries. Igor Palka, CEO of bC Expo India—a joint venture of Messe München and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM), is pleased that “positive developments in the Indian market were noticeable at BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016. Exhibitors made some very good contacts and in some cases reported having sold machines directly at the fair. For us as the organizer, this feedback is more than gratifying and confirms that BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA is perceived as an important platform by the market.” That was also reflected by exhibiting companies. Vipin Sondhi, Managing Director & CEO at JCB, says he was “pleased to be participating in BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA 2016. The exhibition is a good opportunity for us to showcase the latest in the

earthmoving and construction equipment sector. We have had a very positive response from customers.” According to Arvind K. Garg, Executive Vice President & Head-Construction & Mining Machinery Business, “BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA was an ideal opportunity for us to launch Ko m a t s u ' s n e w p r o d u c t s a n d showcase our product offerings, besides giving us an important platform for interacting with a large number of customers and other industry participants.” V.G. Shakthi Kumar, Managing Director at Schwing Stetter, adds “BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA has turned out to be a great success for Schwing Stetter. Despite the demonetization situation, all our customers visited our booth to experience our new range of equipment. Although the situation in India's building construction sector remains somewhat difficult, companies find it very important to participate in BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA. The next BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA will take place in Delhi in December 2018. BC Expo India Pvt. Ltd. Is a joint venture of Messe München and the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM).

Messe München With more than 40 trade fairs of its own for investment goods, consumer goods and new technologies at the Munich site and abroad, Messe München is one of the world's leading trade fair organizers. Every year, more than 30,000 exhibitors and around two million visitors take part in the events at the trade fair site, at the ICM - International Congress Center Munich and at the MOC Event Center Munich. Messe München also organizes trade fairs in China, India, Turkey, South Africa and Russia. With a network of associated companies in Europe, Asia and Africa, and with over 60 representatives abroad for more than 100 countries, Messe München has a truly global presence. Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) The North American association AEM represents the interests of the manufacturers of commercial and off-road vehicles on an international level. Based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, it has offices in Washington DC, Ottawa, Canada and Peking, China. AEM represents over 850 companies from the agriculture, construction, forestry, mining and supply sectors.

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NEWS BUZZ India Stone Mart 2017 India Stone Mart 2017 is leaving no stone unturned. With the 9th edition India Stone Mart 2017 has become one of the largest international exposition on stone industry showcasing the world of natural dimensional stones, ancillary products and services comprehensively.

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ndia Stone Mart 2017 was held from 2nd to 5th February at Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC) in Jaipur, Rajasthan. There were above 500 exhibitors covering area of 16000 sqmts. There were country pavilions too. About the Show The event would bring together various stakeholders of the stone industry, viz. domestic and overseas producers, exporters & importers, consumers and buyers, experts, technology providers, architects, builders, developers, corporates, etc. under a single roof. India Stonemart 2017 would provide an ideal platform to exhibitors to promote their products, services and brand image amongst the consumers from across the globe and establish business linkages with them for enhancing their business horizon and prospects. The event is organised by Centre for Development of Stones (CDOS) with Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as co-organiser and is supported by the Government of Rajasthan and other reputed institutions. Rajasthan State Industrial Development & Investment Corporation Ltd. (RIICO) is the Principal Sponsor

of the event. India Stonemart has created a place for itself in the international stone exposition space offering participants high quality infrastructure, facilities and services. With the ever increasing number of exhibitors and a record number of business visitors, India Stonemart 2017 is an ideal springboard to negotiate business deals, network with the stalwarts of the industry and to simply do business. Exhibitors from the industry with various profiles including: Stone Quarry Owners And Stone Processors, Value Added Stone Craft Units, Exporters & Importer Of Natural Stone Products, Material Handling & Earthmoving Machineries Manufacturers, Abrasives & Industrial Chemicals, Manufacturers, Traders & Exporters Of Stone Related Machineries & Equipments, Tools & Consumables, Transporters And Other Service Providers For Stone Industry, Testing & Standardization Organizations, Technical Experts & Consultancy Organizations, Trading & Marketing Organizations, Chamber Of Commerce, Associations Related To Stone Industry and Technical Press & Media participated in the show. The show is an engaging platform to know about Natural stones, Stone products, Natural stone related machinery, equipment, tools & consumables, Services related to the natural stone industry, trade, press and associations, Natural stone technology, Safety

& environment protection, Conveying & transportation, Packaging. About the Venue Jaipur, the venue for India Stonemart 2017, is a city where stone architecture reinvents itself at every turn. Its heritage hotels, palaces, temples and forts bear testimony to the natural stone fascination of the erstwhile Rajputana. Modern construction carries similar signature themes and elaborates definitions of dimensional stone applications. Besides being renowned for its living heritage, Jaipur is also winning acclaim as a throbbing centre for stone quarrying, processing and stone handicrafts. Venue: Jaipur Exhibition & Convention Centre (JECC), Sitapura, Jaipur

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Plastivision India 2017 All India Plastic Manufacturers Association (AIPMA) had organised the 10th edition of Plastivision India 2017 from19th to 23rd January at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai.

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popularly known as AIPMA is an apex non-profit body serving plastic industry since 1945. It is the oldest and the largest Apex body representing the Plastic Industry of India. It has representations from various segments of the industry such as Plastic Processors, additives manufacturers, machinery manufacturers, moulds & dies makers, traders, exporters, manufacturers, consultants, institutions, etc. AIPMA organised national as well as international trade shows in countries including Germany, Korea, USA, Taiwan, China & Saudi Arabia. In the true sense, AIPMA is considered by many as the catalyst for growth of the plastic industry.

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BLTM 2017 Fairfest Media Pvt. Ltd. is organizing Business & Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM) 2017 in 3 major cities

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airfest Media Pvt. Ltd. is organizing Business & Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM) 2017 in 3 major cities following the success of its very first edition held in 2016. The dates for BLTM in 2017 are as follows: Ÿ Ÿ Ÿ

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The Mumbai edition of BLTM will be held side-by-side OTM India's largest travel trade show, with participation from more than 50 countries every year. BLTM expanded to three cities in 2017 - Mumbai, Hyderabad and Delhi NCR, to cater to the West, South and North India markets of business travel and MICE. The BLTM 2017 series has already received good initial response, with most of our 2016 exhibitors showing confirmed interest in multiple cities for next year . Previous Edition – BLTM Gurgaon 2016 Business & Luxury Travel Mart (BLTM) 2016 was held at Hyatt Regency Gurgaon on 24 and 25 October 2016. The show had set a new milestone for MICE-focused travel shows in India and was very well received as India's first full-fledged travel mart focused on specialized Business, MICE and Luxury Travel Sellers from all over the world. The show had 94 Exhibitors with 152 Individual Sellers. It saw around 150 qualified Hosted Buyers from all over India Invitees from travel trade associations and members of the media. The show became a

platform for over 4700 appointments conducted between the Sellers and Buyers. India's first MICE CLUB was also launched during the show. In addition, international Buyers were also extended similar host hospitalities from South Africa, Thailand, USA, Taiwan, France and Malaysia. Global destination representations in the inaugural BLTM included Nepal, Taiwan, Korea, China, Fiji, Dubai, South Africa, Liberia, Thailand, Turkey, United Kingdom and Russia. Byungsun Lee, Director of Korea Tourism Organisation- India Office, said, “The main reason for our participation was to capture the MICE business from North India. BLTM belongs to a reputed travel trade brand and as expected witnessed a good first inaugural show.” Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat and Jammu & Kashmir participated at full throttle along with several private sector companies from all parts of India showcasing India at its best as a Business, MICE and Luxury destination. Premium hotel chains at BLTM included FRHI Hotels & Resorts showcasing Fairmont, Raffles and Swissotel, Royal Orchid Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group and Hyatt Hotels. Other leading hotel brands like Shanti Maurice- A Nira Resort, Royal Orchid Hotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Hilton Hotels, Hyatt Hotels, Taj Hotels Resorts & Palaces, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, Radisson Blu Hotels, Lemon Tree & Red Fox Hotels, Banyan Tree Hotels & Resorts, Clark & 1589 Group of Hotels,

The Ambassador Group of Hotels, The Pride Group of Hotels, DS Group of Hotels, Mahindra Hotels, The Chancery Hotels, The Tamara Coorg, Minor Group, TGB Banquets & Hotels, Vythiri Village Resort were present. In addition to the Hosted Buyers, there were an equal number of invitees from travel trade associations like Society for Incentive Travel Excellence (SITE) India, Outbound Tour Operators Association of India (OTOAI), Network of Indian MICE Agents (NIMA), Indian Association of Tour Operators ( I AT O ) , Tr a v e l A g e n t s Association of India (TAAI), Travel Agents Federation of India (TAFI), Enterprising Travel Agent's Association (ETAA), Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India (ADTOI) and members of the media. Institutional Partners included SITE, OTOAI, NIMA, IATO, TAAI, TAFI, ETAA, ADTOI, The Film & Television Producers Guild of India Ltd and WedWise. Major sponsor of BLTM 2016, Bengal Tourism hosted the networking lunches and dinners for the Buyers and Sellers. A great exposure was given to the branding of Beautiful Bengal throughout the exhibition halls. Hyatt Regency Gurgaon was the Venue Partner for BLTM with several Hyatt properties on prominent display at a corporate pavilion at the BLTM. Fairfest also organises OTM, India's largest travel mart with more than 1000 exhibitors from 50 countries and TTF organised in 9 cities every year.

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NEWS BUZZ IMTEX 2017 & Tooltech 2017 IMTEX 2017 was held at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) from 26th January 2017 to 1st February 2017. The 19th edition of Tooltech will be held concurrently.

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ndian Machine Tool Manufactures Association (IMTMA) had a special reason to celebrate their 18th edition of IMTEX. The reason was not just the granduer of the show IMTEX 2017 but also the celebration BIEC's first milestone of completing 10 years. IMTEX was bigger this time being spread over 6 halls at BIEC covering a gross area of 66,000 square metres. A newly constructed hall of 17,500 square metres was inaugurated on the opening day of the exhibition. The show saw participation from manufacturers, suppliers, researchers and trade associations from 22 countries including Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, France, Germany, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, The Netherlands, United Kingdom and United States. Apart from this, there was group participation from China, Czech Republic, Germany, Italy, Spain, Taiwan and United States. IMTEX 2017 had over 1000 exhibitors showcasing their products and services. IMTEX 2017 is platform favourable to witness and learn

future technologies in metal cutting machine tools for sectors such as auto components, automobiles, aerospace, defence, railways, power, capital goods, consumer goods, space technologies and various others. The make in India initiative encouraged by the government has brought manufacturing into spotlight once again and IMTEX is serving as a catalyst to push this further. Commenting on the show, IMTMA President P.G. Jadeja told, “Visiting one IMTEX is equal to visiting many countries for sourcing new technologies. We are optimistic that IMTEX 2017 will not only meet but also exceed customer expectations.” He further added, “India has initiated several policies to benefit manufacturing sector. Policy initiatives such as 100% FDI in key sectors such as defence, civil aviation, pharmaceuticals, announcement of National Capital Goods Policy, setting up of National Board of Skill Development Certification, etc. have renewed the thrust on manufacturing. IMTMA firmly believes that IMTEX 2017 will help immensely in bridging the technology gaps, creating new capacities and accelerating

technology acquisitions and improving skill levels. By harnessing business relationships machine tool industry can look forward to an era of growth.” Director General and CEO, IMTMA, V. Anbu added that, “Right from the first ever show in 1969 IMTEX has been a driving force for manufacturing growth in India. This will continue to be so with IMTEX 2017 which has on display the latest metal cutting technologies prevalent in today's manufacturing.” He further added, “With the addition of a new hall, inaugurated during the show, exhibition organizers can avail of additional space in future to organize exhibitions.” IMTEX 2017 featured various activities for the benefit of the manufacturing industry: International Seminar on Machining Technologies To highlight the evolving trends in metal cutting industry, globally, in conjunction with IMTEX, IMTMA had scheduled an 'International Seminar on Machining Technologies' on 25th January 2017. The objective of this seminar was to present the latest technological

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NEWS BUZZ developments in machining which users can adopt in their production process successfully. Through this seminar IMTMA intended to cover the more pertinent aspects of metal cutting processes, its requirement in the manufacturing industry and the technology gaps that can be bridged. International experts shared their experiences and latest developments. The one day seminar had covered key technology areas related to machine tools and machining, workholding, tools and tooling, metrology & controls, CAD/CAM and grinding & finishing processes.

opportunity to connect with importers of machine tools.

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The i2 Academia Pavilion at IMTEX 2017 had participation from around 40 institutions including IITs from all over India. These institutions got an opportunity to present their innovative research projects on metal working industry through display of posters and take part

IMTMA and EEPC India jointly organized this meet during IMTEX 2017. Dealers, distributors, potential buyers and few key media persons from many countries were invited to the exhibition. This was an

Expo Platform A networking platform and management system for events that allowed visitors and exhibitors to register, gain access to floor plans and product catalogues, manage their schedules, market successfully, create analytics, secure full control of data, establish contact through mobile apps, etc. It also allowed visitors to generate their own badge. i2 Academia Pavilion

in award winning competitions. The i2 Academia Pavilion helped academia participants to update themselves with the current scenario in the machine tool industry, particularly the latest technologies in machine tool building. Industry on the other hand they also got an opportunity to network with the academia and pick their products/technology for commercial usage. Connect Students availed this opportunity to gather more knowledge of the opportunities by interacting with industry experts. Jagruti A programme to familiarize engineering students with the machine tool industry and the technological happenings in this industry segment.

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NEWS BUZZ Globoil's Delhi Debut Was A Harmony of 2 Shows Globoil, one of the leading shows on Edible Oil has opened its door to new directions by conducting the show with two other events. Globoil Delhi 2017 organised by Tefla's from 1st to 3rd February at JW Marriott, Aerocity in New Delhi was co-scheduled with Sugar Summit and G2F2. sion in discus r o f al s t Grain Trade Coalition, UK. GLOBOIL DELHI 2017 bjec nation The su ummit Inter S ed: Sugar includ SUGAR SUMMIT Globoil Delhi 2017 showcased mics INTERNATIONAL the latest equipments, t Dyna e k r a Sugar ugar M technologies and services in the lobal S s for Indian G Ÿ e Sugar Summit International Global Edible Oil, feed, feed perativ Ÿ Im witnessed the convergence of ector ingredients, oleo chemicals, r ative S ecto r S e p o o major stakeholders in the value dairy & agri commodity trade & le of C in Sugar Ÿ Ro n chain from across the country o i t industry market place. a ov Sugar Ÿ Inn gies and abroad to get together for o l o for the The show had various sessions n e c n a Tech in stimulating discussions on the ured F honoured with presence of Struct Ÿ future of the sugar market in utures various dignitaries including Mr. ent / F Sector m e g a 2017-2018. Kailash Singh, Managing k Man Ÿ Ris g n Director – Tefla's; Mr. Sunil Tradin tlook Sessio u GLOBAL GRAIN, FOOD & FEED Sugar O n Arora, RVOSA; Mr. Praful e Pric India e Ÿ h t r 2017 (G2F2) Vithlani, Chairman – AISTA; Mr. ion fo and Ÿ Vis t Dem Atul Chaturvedi, President – Sector ugar Marke Global Grain, Food & Feed 2017 SEA; Mr. Sandeep Bajoria, obal S Ÿ Gl India pply (G2F2) brought together the Chairman, Global Organising and Su d Ethanol in spects entire stakeholders of the Global Committee and Dr. BV Mehta gar an tus and Pro Ÿ Su t Sta Grain Food & Feed (Grain, Food, Executive Director-SEA. The Curren Feed, Rice, Wheat, Maize, Pulses session was addressed by Ms. & Logistics) chain under one The major high Emily French, MD – ConsiliAgra, lights of G2F2 roof. G2F2 2017 was the 4th 2017 Chicago and Ms. Katy Lee, are: Ÿ edition of the show. R ic e Market Out Acting Secretariat – International look 2017. Ÿ Focus on Green, Organ ic & Health Food Ÿ Emerging trends in Food Service/ Evolving Con sumer Food H abits & Preferences – Retail Leap 20 20 : How the food retail industry will ev olve in the next deca de and the fact ors driving this ev olution Ÿ FEED: G lobal and Indi a Feed Outlook Ÿ Global A gricultural Sup ply and Demand: Fact ors Contribut ing to the Recent Increa se in Food Com modity Prices Ÿ Global an d regional wea ther trends outlook: How are weather pa tterns affecting glob al and regional Ÿ Global S supply? upply & Dem and Outlook – Beans, Peas, S pecial Crops, Lentils & Chickpeas Ÿ Packaging and Branding – Pulses Retail Ÿ Warehou sing , Cold Sto rages, Supply Chain – Logist ics

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“GLOBOIL is the meeting of the minds that is going to feed INDIA !! ” - Emily French (Consiliagra)

“Getting estimates by the estimators during #GLOBOILDELHI2017..Good to look forward at the trade, how the trade will be in future...” - Chitresh Agarwal (BM Oils Pvt. Ltd.)

“GLOBOIL as a Business Platform means more than just meeting national & International members of our industry as it is also a platform that gives you knowledge of various safety measures vital for a business like Marine Insurance...” - Hardit Singh (SGS)

“GLOBOIL has given us a good platform with all the relevant Stake Holders to discuss Sustainability issues in the Development Sector...” - Priya Pagnis (Solidaridad Network)

“GLOBOIL is a perfect place to know Indian buyer and the Indian Edible Oil Industry and beautiful Indian people... ” - Sandeep Bhan

“GLOBOIL is a good platform for information-sharing, networking & understanding the best practices in the industry...And also to keep the participants updated !! ” - Suresh Devnani (NCDEX)

“At GLOBOIL Delhi I got an opportunity to meet many different and diverse traders under one roof unlike other events that focus on one particular type of product or sector...” - Ramaswamy Ramkrishnan (SGS)

“We feel proud to be the exclusive sustainability partner for GLOBOIL which is a great platform to network with the Stakeholders around the Globe, since more than 30 countries are participating in this...” - Suresh Motwani (Solidaridad Network)

“This attempt of GLOBOIL Delhi Tefla’s in association with SEA is a successful attempt. Looking forward for more conferences in Delhi in coming years... ” - Dr. B.V. Mehta

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NEWS BUZZ

Interview with Mr. Kailash Singh Managing Director (Tefla’s)

Q. What makes Tefla’s different from other conference organizers? A. Tefla’s strongly believe that knowledge when aligned and integrated can provide a comprehensive infrastructure to support innovative management process. Hence we intend to impart training and disseminate knowledge and information, to help sustain and develop Trade in a meaningful manner. A serious effort is being made to partner training and research institutions, Universities, NGOs, Commodity trading development bodies, Commodity Exchanges etc. from various parts of the globe to play a significant role, while sharing knowledge/information on development issues pertaining to the commodity trade. Q. What is your success mantra and work philosophy? A. After years of rich and varied experiences in promoting knowledge and creating industry specific forums like Globoil, Grain Asia, Global Gold Forum, World Rubber Congress, International Pulses Forum, The Sugar Summit, Alcobev, Think CSR & Think Odisha Leadership Awards, we are convinced that no knowledge is beneficial without the guiding principles of conscience, no life is meaningful without the kindred presence of the ‘other’ . Q. Please highlight some key projects executed successfully by you A. Organized by Tefla’s : Ÿ

Globoil India – International Conference & Exhibition on Edible Oil Industry where the entire Global Agri Business Leaders meet, trade & celebrate. Every year thousands of delegates from all over the world participate in Globoil. 20th Edition of Globoil 2016 was a successful and glorious event in September at Grand Hyatt Goa. 1500 delegates from all over the world participated this year in Globoil with 70 Exhibition Stalls.

Global Grain Food & Feed (G2F2) Global Grain Food & Feed - Premier International Agri Food & Feed Trade Conference & Exhibition .This event covers the entire gamut of Grain, Maize, Corn, Rice, Wheat, Pulses, Oilmeals, Food, Feed, Dairy, Livestock & Compound Feed, Poultry & Aqua Feed etc. Ÿ

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Sugar Summit - where the sugar majors and stakeholders in the value chain from India and abroad came together for stimulating discussions on the future of the Sugar market.

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Portlore - An International Conference & Exhibitions on Port, Logistics & Resources

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Think Literature - A world where the heart never hardens, the temper never tires, and the touch never hurts, - a worldof heightened self -consciousness. An initiative to enable leading Writers & Thinkers to interact, share and discuss major issues relating to Culture, Literature, Creativity and Life.

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Special Report

India International Mega Trade Fair Going to be Held at IEML, Greater Noida

G. S. Marketing Associates is bringing to us the its 200th fair in the form of India International Mega Trade Fair which will be held from 4th to 15th August at India Expo Centre & Mart in Greater Noida, Delhi – NCR.

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he 2017 edition of the fair will be held jointly with Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) and the India Exposition Mart Ltd (IEML). The fair is approved by India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO). IIMTF is the one of biggest trade fairs of Eastern India and one of the leading fairs in India. Exhibitors from different sectors like MSMEs, MSIC, National Jute Bard, KVIC, EPCH, Foreign Companies, Govt. Depts. PSUs, etc. showcase a wide variety of products related to – handlooms, handicrafts, furniture, electronics, lifestyle, interiors, health, beauty, food, etc. It is probably the vividness of the products at the fair that attract a huge number of visitors. This year, around 1500 companies are expected to participate in the fair and the expected footfall is 10 lacs visitors including industry leaders, high government officials, corporate decision makers, manufacturers, traders and a large number of customers. The Previous Edition- IIMTF 2016 : The 2016 edition of India International Mega Trade Fair was a striking success. The fair organised between 16th to 26th December at the Science City Ground in Kolkata witnessed a

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IIMTF 2016 was formally inaugurated by Mr. Amit Mitra Hon'ble Minister of Commerce & Industry, Finance & Excise, Government of West Bengal in the presence of the various other dignitaries including Mr. Sutana Ghosh (Pres., The West Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries.); Mr. Prakash Shah (Chairmen, GS Marketing); Mr. Suresh Karmali (Zonal GM, NSIC); Mr. Om Prakash Prahaladka (VC, EPCH); Mr. KS Nagnyal (Zonal Manager, Life Insurance Corporation of India); Ambassador Tint Swai (Rtd. – Chief Executive Officer UMFCCI, Yangon, Myanmar); Mr. Rajneesh Dube (IAS) (Principal Secretary, Dept. Of MSME & Export Promotion, UP); Mr. Subhodip Ghosh (Director General, The Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry); Dr. Amit Mitra (Minister of Commerce, Industries, Finance & Excise – Govt. of West Bengal, Kolkata) and Mrs. Suparna Dutta Gupta (CEO, GS Marketing Associates). The fair spanning 4,00,000 sq.ft. area had over 850 stalls. A total of 17 states and 15 countries including Bangladesh, Pakistan, Thailand, Turkey, Egypt, Ghana, Sri Lanka, Singapore, China, Vietnam, Hong Kong, Myanmar, Malaysia and Bhutan, participated in the fair.

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Considering the effects Demonetisation has created on trade and business in India, the organizers had taken active measures to reduce its impact on the business carried out within the fair like making available enough number of card swapping machines for Debit and Credit Card transactions. This is why IIMTF has done remarkable business in 2016.

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Special Report Interview with Prakash Shah Chairman - G.S. Marketing Associates Q. Please introduce yourself . A. My name is Prakash Shah. I am the Chairman of G.S. Marketing Associates; Business Development & Trade Promotion Committee and Exhibition & Trade Fair Committee of Bengal Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI). Q. Please take us through your show's portfolio. A. We organize India International Mega Trade Fair (IIMTF) and Home & DĂŠcor Fair. In IIMTF we have participation from National and International Corporate Houses, 20 State Govt., 15 countries, PSUs, and an average foreign participation of about 35 to 40 percent. Whereas Home & DĂŠcor Fair is a real estate, housing finance and allied industry exhibition organised along with Real Estate Developer Association of Odissa & Jharkhand. Q. How does Demonetization affect your show? A. I am proud to say that Demonetization has had no effect on India International Mega Trade Fair held in Kolkata from 16th to 26th December in 2016. In fact, our participants shared that they have not done this huge amount of business in any other part of India in the last 10 years, which they have done this year. Q. Please share your journey telling us how and what has been your biggest learning in this industry since 1994. Also please elaborate on how you began. A. In 1994, I along with my senior founder member, Mr. SD Gupta, formed a company known as GS Marketing Associates. We started with organizing small exhibitions of 56 stalls based on themes at Ice Skating Ring, Kolkata. We would organize around 10 to 12 exhibitions in 12 months each on separate theme. This is when a new idea struck us. We thought instead of organizing 10 different exhibitions for different themes why not try organizing one exhibition for all the themes together at one venue. This lead to the formation of India International Mega Trade Fair starting from Bhubaneswar to Kolkata. Then we took this journey to Jhansi, Jamshedpur and Visakhapatnam. Our exhibitions had started from 50 stalls a month and 500 stalls a year which now has reached 2000 stalls a year. I am very proud to share that we have recently signed an MOU with India Expo Mart Limited (IEML) Greater Noida and will be jointly organizing the next IIMTF from 4th to 15th August 2017. So after this show, we are sure that the number will reach upto 4000 - 5000 participants a year. Q. What impact has your shows created on its participants and exhibitors? A. I am very happy to see how the participants of IIMTF have grown from scratch along with the journey of the show. For example, there was this electronics company from Kolkata known as Khosla Electronics who had participated in our fair. They had just 1 showroom. We started organizing electronics Fair with him for around 3 consecutive years. This enabled him to sell products worth Crores of Rupees. Now he has 28 showrooms in Kolkata. He gives the entire credit for this to GS Marketing. Q. Can you recount an incidence where you successfully overcame a crises situation at your show? A. We have faced many problems but we have made sure that we solve it without disturbing the exhibition. For example, in 2014, Ranchi was hit by a heavy cyclone during our show. The situation was so dangerous that we asked the public to immediately vacate the venue. We had announced that their tickets would be valid for the next year's exhibition. The entire venue was vacated within 10 minutes. Soon after the cyclone was over, we started repairing the damages and worked the whole night. Next morning some reporters had come to cover the damages but they were surprised to see that there were no visible damages at the site.

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Special Report Q. What do you do to add exhibitor and visitor value at your show? A.We believe that our business is to grow the exhibitor's business and until their business grows, we can't grow. So every exhibitor should keep in mind that we should not just look on our own profit but also adhere to our ethics and conscience. This will automatically bring both National and International participants to us when they see some real business happening. So we always take care of the profit of our participants and exhibitors and create excellent business opportunities for them. If any exhibitor wants us to appoint distributors, we also arrange that for them. I can recollect an episode where in 1996, we had organized the first Writing Instruments Fair in Kolkata. This was a time when Writing Instruments sector was extremely unorganized. We traveled throughout India and brought Reynolds from Chennai and Luxur from Delhi. We brought all the big and small companies producing writing instruments together on one platform. Within a span of 2 years, each company had its distributor and dealer network throughout West Bengal. Q. What motivated you to come into the Exhibition Industry? A. We are working in the Exhibition Industry out of fondness to do something extra ordinary. We have other businesses too but entering this industry was not motivated by profit. Our motive was to give back something to the society in return to what we have received. Till then, exhibitions were being organized in form of semi-mela on open grounds with pandal-kind-of-stalls. So we decided to raise the standards of Indian exhibitions to an international level. And therefore we organized India International Trade Fair. We had 20 to 40 percent participation from international clients. Q. To establish a fair workers are always the backend support, which create the base of any exhibition. So is there anything that you would want to say to the initiative for the workers who actually make the event successful behind the scenes? A. We see workers not as 'workers' but as 'founders' because they are the pillars. People notice only the work they have done; whatever is visible during the show but they may not notice or be aware of the amount of effort that has gone into the making of this show. Around 700 to 800 workers work hard in putting up one single show. So they are the pillars of our industry and we see them as our family. So we make sure that we provide them for their own and their family's needs. We also help to earn a decent standard of living and in education of their kids. Q. What is your message for the Exhibition Excellence Awards? A. I give my heartiest congratulations to EEA and to Exhibition Showcase for organizing this fantastic program, which is the need of the industry. It is interesting to see how ES within a year's time has come up with the second edition of EEA and has taken it to a higher level. I wish ES all the best for excellency in an excellent field. I ask almighty to strengthen ES team to take it even further.

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GLOBAL NEWS Suntec Singapore Wins Best Companies To Work For In Singapore Award Suntec Singapore Convention & Exhibition Centre (Suntec Singapore) was named as one of the best employers in Singapore by the HR Asia Best Companies To Work For in Asia 2016 Awards.

staff were “It is important to me that I meet or exceed my customer's expectations” and “I am willing to go the extra mile if I can contribute to the success of the organisation”, which reflected the high level of ownership and empowerment across the organisation. Suntec Singapore attributed its win to these top three criteria:

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untec Singapore was the first MICE venue organisation to be conferred the prestigious accolade since the award's inception. An independent panel of judges selected the 20 winners from 160 participating companies in Singapore. The results were based on a stringent evaluation process which assessed each

company's work environment, human resource practices, and the outcomes of an employee survey conducted by HR Asia. The self-administered employee survey measured emotional engagement, advocacy, as well as intent and motivation. The leading sentiments of Suntec Singapore's

1. Inspiring a strong sense of purpose, commitment and unity in its people 2. Nurturing an inclusive culture which is supported by peoplecentric policies and practices tailored to the unique environment of the MICE industry 3. Building a successful and sustainable business with a focus on innovation

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GLOBAL NEWS Korea Gears Up for Busy Year of Business Events In 2017 Korea kicks off the year with several major international congresses and corporate incentive tours recently secured for 2017 - 2024.

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arly on, the Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) celebrated its 17 million mark of inbound tourists of previous year. Korea expects to welcome more visitors this year as the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics is drawing near and the Test Events are ongoing until April. Among Korea's new bid wins are the 28th International Congress of Transplantations Society in 2020 at Seoul (5,000 participants), the 37th International Geological Congress in 2024 at Busan (6,000 participants), and the World Biomaterials Congress in Daegu (3,500 participants). Several incentive groups such as E. Excel International (International), Mercuries Life Insurance (Taiwan), and CHARLE (Japan) are scheduled to visit Korea on the first half of the year. The largest convention expected in Korea this year will be the UIA 2017 Seoul World Architects Congress which will be held in COEX, Seoul. This event will be

attended by approximately 30,000 participants, 5,000 of which are foreign delegates from 120 c o u n t r i e s . L a s t y e a r, Ko r e a successfully hosted the Rotary International Convention in KINTEX, bringing over 21,000 international delegates to Korea. Survey shows that participants of the said event lauded Korea for its impressive tourism infrastructure, beautiful landscape, and efficient hosting of the event.

destination by participating in major event tradeshows. Korea MICE Bureau will also attend IMEX, IBTM World, ITB Asia and hold road shows in London, New Yo r k , M u m b a i , To k y o, a n d Southeast Asian countries.

To sustain the momentum, Korea MICE Bureau Executive Director Kap Soo Kim said, “This is an exciting year for Korea as we release new support scheme, reach out to new markets, open new unique venues, and launch o u r v e r y o w n Ko r e a M I C E Ambassador Program very soon. We i n v i t e t h e i n t e r n a t i o n a l business events community to look forward to these new developments in Korea. K T O, t h r o u g h Ko r e a M I C E Bureau, will continue to promote Korea as a top business events

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GLOBAL NEWS UFI expands quality accreditation system – now also acknowledging national events The world's most sought after seal of quality for exhibitions, the “UFI Approved Event” certification, is growing its reach. UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry announces today that it will expand its events accreditation scheme.

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rom 2017, quality exhibitions and events that focus on national audiences will also be able to apply for, and receive, UFI's unique recognition, opening up the industry's gold standard to audited national quality shows. Until today, UFI approval was reserved for exhibitions that meet the highest global standards, provide officially audited statistics, and serve an international market. Under the new system, organisers can apply for either UFI Approved Event status or UFI Approved International Event status, depending on their proportion of international visitors and exhibitors. UFI's founding members were keen to set a bar for good quality events that were worth the time and expense for both exhibitor and visitor to be present at. The mutual recognition of quality events has been at the heart of UFI activity ever since its foundation in 1925. The key to quality is the willingness of organisers to have their exhibitions and events audited. Every organiser who is a UFI member is running at least one UFI Approved Event. With, and through its unique network of close to 60 national and international association members, UFI is collaborating with many national recognition and auditing schemes. This sets the UFI seal apart from many other “certifications”. Presently, UFI's quality label is granted to more than 900 exhibitions worldwide. “Organisers around the globe tell

us about the huge impact of using the “UFI Approved Event” logo. People not only recognise but trust it, so are more likely to travel to the exhibition and take part either as an exhibitor or as a visitor. I'm really pleased we can now open up this opportunity to more markets, but maintain the high standard,” said Dr Andreas Gruchow, UFI President. Global demand “We were getting more and more requests for UFI Approval from some great exhibitions and events whose audiences aren't necessarily international. At the same time, exhibitors were asking us for data and reassurance about those very same local and national events,” says Kai Hattendorf, Managing Director of UFI. “Our solution is to relaunch the UFI Approved Event scheme with two labels, one for international events, and one for national events, both of equally high quality,” says Hattendorf. “As the global association for the exhibition industry, UFI is constantly evolving the ways and means we can support the industry by highlighting quality and excellence in the industry – it's part of our founding vision”, concludes Hattendorf. 260 million visitors UFI research shows that 260 million visitors and 4.4 million exhibitors attend events globally each year. In response, the UFI Approved Event and UFI Approved International Event schemes aim to help these

visitors and exhibitors to choose the best possible exhibition experience, wherever they are in the world. In certain countries, it suffices to just have the UFI Approved Event label to obtain licences to produce shows. In other countries, subsidies are accorded to exhibitions that are UFI Approved, as a clear means of promoting quality in the national exhibition market. Strict assessment for quality control For both labels, the strict accreditation criteria remain unchanged. All UFI approved exhibitions must have run for at least two editions or more. Materials must be provided in English, and the venue must meet high standards and have effective Health and Safety procedures in place. After each event, organisers must provide independently audited data on key details such as total exhibition space, and the number of exhibitors and visitors. To display the UFI Approved International Event logo, exhibitions must show either that at least 10% of exhibitors are foreign, or that at least 5% of visitors (or visits) are from abroad. After successful initial application, exhibitions must undergo regular assessments by UFI's global network of accredited auditors to maintain their “UFI Approved Event” status.

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GLOBAL NEWS Meetings Yield Healthy Return on Investment for Small Business Owners—MMB Survey Small business owners report that in-person meetings facilitate and enhance their ability to innovate, engage and collaborate, according to a new survey released by the national coalition Meetings Mean Business (MMB).

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s a result, 91 percent of small business owners plan to spend as much or more on travel for meetings in 2017 as they did in 2016. “The small business owner community is a critical contributor to our economy, and in-person meetings help this community make the most out of their investments,” said Richard Harper, executive vice president at HelmsBriscoe and co-chair of Meetings Mean Business. “MMB's survey illustrates that small business owners who connect with current and potential customers face-toface build stronger partnerships that ultimately grow their bottom line.” The survey shows that small business owners believe their most important business activities, such as building partnerships and negotiating, are more effective face-to-face. Small business owners also say professional development and productivity are improved by inperson meetings. Seven in ten consider offsite meetings a high priority and more than half consider in-person trainings and continued education classes a

priority as well. Small business owners in the technology sector place an even higher value on connecting facetoface. Seventy-five percent of tech small business owners place a high priority on attending networking events, and 81 percent prioritize participation in industry conferences and trade shows. These benefits along with the significant return on investment is likely why, on average, tech businesses estimate they allocated 21 percent of their operating budget towards travel and attendance at in-person meetings and events in 2016. Fifty-five percent say they will likely increase the amount they spend on travel next year and 39 percent say they will keep investment levels the same as 2016. About the Survey From September 19 - October 3, 2016, APCO Insight, an international opinion research firm, conducted an online survey of small business owners. The survey was commissioned by the

Meetings Mean Business coalition and included a total of 300 respondents representing 24 industries, with an additional over-sample of 100 small business owners in the technology industry. Respondents are between the ages of 30 and 70 years old and employed full-time at a for-profit company. All describe themselves as an owner, founder, CEO or President of a small business which employ fewer than 250 employees. About Meetings Mean Business Meetings Mean Business is an industry-wide coalition to showcase the undeniable value that business meetings, trade shows, incentive travel, exhibitions, conferences and conventions bring to people, businesses and communities. By rallying industry advocates, working with stakeholders, conducting original research, engaging with outside voices and more, the coalition brings the industry together to emphasize its importance. Comprised of over 50 members, the coalition unites the meetings industry with one strong and powerful voice.

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GLOBAL NEWS CeBIT Scheduled for 20th to 24th March 2017 in Hannover, Germany.

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eBIT is the top event for global ICT industry that not only focuses on the new trends and technologies but also brings together key players on supply and demand sides of the ICT industry.

Europe having emerged as a prominent market area for Indian software and services, CeBIT is the most ideal platform to tap new business from European countries. This year’s CeBIT held in March, 3500 exhibitors and over 3,62,321 from abroad, reported having closed about 20 percent more deals than last year. CeBIT has clearly lived up to its reputation as the key B2B

platform for the entire ICT industry. The forthcoming CeBIT at Hannover, scheduled from 20- 24 March 2017 will focus on eight clusters - Enterprise Resource Planning & Data Analysis, Enterprise Content Management, Web & Mobile Solutions, IT Services, Security, Communication & Networks, Infrastructure & Data Centers, and Research & Innovations. CeBIT is pitched as a ‘'100% Business’' event – exactly in line with the wishes of exhibitors and visitors.

UFI statement on US travel ban U.S. President Donald J. Trump has issued an order to temporarily ban visitors from seven countries from entering the United States. On this matter UFI, as the Global Association for the Exhibition Industry, states:

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atest UFI research shows that more than half of the companies in the US exhibition industry are expecting a negative impact from recent political developments in the world, including the outcome of the U.S. presidential elections. This endangers the recent solid growth of the U.S. exhibition industry. Dr. Andreas Gruchow, UFI President, comments: “International exhibitions rely on the free exchange of goods and ideas, and on business people from all around the world having access to these unique market places. Most leading exhibition markets aim to become ever more international to serve these needs, and to grow as businesses. As countless impact studies show,

this growth hugely benefits local, regional, and national economies, who benefit from the direct business that exhibitors and attendees bring to town. Exhibitions are not only good businesses - they are also an enormous catalyst for economic growth. Dr. Gruchow continues: “As the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, UFI is always promoting free exchange of ideas and travel for mutual benefit. As an industry, we are representing billions of Euro in direct and indirect economic investments. We call upon associations and businesses in our industry to also make their voices heard on this matter, and we stand ready to support them through activities

like ‘Global Exhibitions Day’ on June 7.”

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GLOBAL NEWS Case Studies from 2 Finalists of UFI Sustainability Awards

Messe Frankfurt Germany (Finalist) SUMMARY OVERVIEW: Messe Frankfurt is an exhibition center that organizes trade fairs, exhibitions and conventions in Frankfurt and around the globe. At the time of submission, the center employed 1,769 staff; covered 578,000 m2 total exhibition space; and reached a global presence of 28 subsidiaries, 5 branch offices, and 52 sales partners. Messe Frankfurt is distinguished by three business roles as a unique player in the exhibition industry. The center employs a unique corporate concept that continuously and lastingly shapes the industry. Messe Frankfurt is a VENUE for exhibitors and events, ORGANIZER for exhibition and events, and FACILITATOR within the exhibition industry. STRATEGY AND GOALS: CSR-strategy at Messe Frankfurt features defined groups and fields of action. With its CSR-strategy, Messe Frankfurt defines a structure for its engagement extending its responsibility beyond the immediate region. 3 ACTIVITY CLUSTERS: Company Region Society 4

TOPICAL PILLARS: Environment / Sustainability Social Responsibility Education / Science Cultural Involvement

MANAGEMENT APPROACH: Messe Frankfurt's commitment to CSR was established through a rich heritage and close bond to its stakeholders. Sustainability has been a guiding principle in all areas. Due to the complexity of Messe Frankfurt's organizational structure and service portfolio, the center has adopted a CSR strategy that is both flexible and comprehensive with the goal of thriving to be a CSR-leader in its sector through flexible regulations and processes that make economic sense over the long term. PERFORMANCE AND OUTCOMES: Environment / Sustainability – Messe Frankfurt addresses efficient use of resources with a variety of CSR- activities. Energy efficiency – 'Kap Europa” Congress Centre was built to comply with the DGNB Gold Standard. Waste management – Up to 90% of the materials generated at Messe Frankfurt are recycled. Transport / Logistics – Innovative concepts at Messe Frankfurt help avoid traffic and unnecessary impacts Social Responsibility – Messe Frankfurt runs targeted CSR initiatives to address its diverse workforce and international orientation. Corporate culture – Messe Frankfurt is committed to respect, fairness, and mutual appreciation. Working conditions – Secure jobs and long term employee retention, flexible working hours, employee training, and qualification. Education / Science – Messe Frankfurt promotes education and science through part of its CSR engagement. Messe Frankfurt Akademie – offers courses, seminars, and conferences for a variety of occupations and activities. Messe Frankfurt Endowed Chair – Endowed Chair for International Economic Policy as long-term engagement at the University of Frankfurt. Cultural Involvement – Messe Frankfurt's cultural activities include targeted sponsorships, events, and prizes for music, architecture, and design. ADDITIONAL RESULTS: Messe Frankfurt and UBM Live also have a strategic partnership to further development of events based on sustainability considerations using the specific measure of 'green' electricity to power events.

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Scan Display South Africa (Winner) SUMMARY OVERVIEW: Scan Display is an exhibition stand, retail display, and events and exhibition infrastructure company based in South Africa. Scan Display won the UFI 2013 Sustainable Development Award for their involvement in the South African Climate Change Response (CCR) Expo hosted at COP17 in 2011. GREATEST IMPACTS: Created an innovative and iconic event structures for the CCR Expo; first of its kind using only natural materials, but also incorporating social and upcycling opportunities for all structures to be either donated or rebuilt in other communities afterwards Built an iconic banana leaf canopy from gum tree trunks, natural rope and wild banana leaves Built an eco-friendly toilet structure from old railroad cars that were later re-built in rural settlements after the event STRATEGY AND GOALS: In Scan Displays' approach, they defined greening as making choices that were environmentally, socially, and economically sustainable (the triple bottom line approach). The main goals were to: Use local suppliers; Opt for eco-friendly alternatives; Avoid waste by designing all elements for re-usability; Minimise water and energy usage, where possible; and Communicate to have a lasting impact that would encourage visitors and participants to re-think how they use resources, do business and live their lives. MANAGEMENT APPROACH: Scan Display's management approach took a lot of forethought from inception of the event to implementation and execution of the actual CCR Expo. A holistic approach would best describe their process in accomplishing all of their event goals. All initiatives for the event were carefully planned out to not only be functional for the CCR Expo, but also for how it could be utilised in the nearby community afterwards, so social legacy was a large factor in how Scan Display showcased leadership. PERFORMANCE AND OUTCOMES: SOCIAL BENEFITS During the event several local businesses benefited from procurement strategies. 60% of the event budget went to local suppliers and 40% to national suppliers (only in the event a local supplier couldn't be utilised). The social benefits extended beyond, especially because several communities benefited from the donation of structures built for the event were then later transported and re-built in rural settlements, such as the ecofriendly toilet structures. ENVIRONMENTAL BENEFITS All of the indigenous plants (4,167) were donated and replanted into a community park in an impoverished community to help support the event's carbon offsetting project goals. Waste was properly mitigated as much as possible for food and beverage procurement with minimal to no packaging. The event achieved a 44.6% waste diversion rate and all land filled waste went to a local waste-to-energy landfill. All bottled water was banned from the event. Onsite rainwater collection was harvested and utilised to water all of the indigenous plants so no additional potable water was extracted. Renewable energy was procured for the event, including solar water heaters for onsite kitchen use. ECONOMIC BENEFITS The event generated 15 million is revenue for the 12 days the CCR Expo was held.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Bhupinder Singh

(CEO) - Messe Munchen India (MMI) Q. What are your top priorities as the chief of Messe München India? A. The top priority has always been and will continue to be, 'Staying connected with customer needs'. We are in a growing business and there are multiple priorities which are to be focussed upon; however, having a customer centric approach at the core of our business DNA has always paid rich dividends. At the same time generating ROI for our exhibitors, visitors and our shareholders continues to be a strong focus. Besides this, as a part of our expansion strategy, we will keep adding more trade fairs to our portfolio as per the market needs. Q. What are the USPs that set Messe München India apart? A. Messe München India has a strong portfolio of market leading trade fairs that have consistently grown in the last five years despite the market odds. We believe that our seamless focus on delivering constant and improved returns to our exhibitors and visitors are the key reason for our success. At the same time, we have highly empowered and committed team who work very independently with a strong release of entrepreneurial energy in our culture, this helps in innovation and better flexibility to stay abreast with the fast changing customer needs. Q. How does Messe München India benefit from Messe München's global network, experience and expertise? A. With around 40 trade fairs for capital goods, industrial goods, and new technologies, Messe München is one of the world's leading trade fair companies. In India, currently, we organize nine international leading trade fairs, including BAUMA CONEXPO INDIA, electronica India, productronica India etc. Included in our global network is six European and Asian subsidiaries along with over 60 representatives abroad. Our exhibitors and visitors both benefit from our competent advice for their presence at the trade fairs in more than 100 countries. All the subsidiaries, including India, are closely interlinked with this global network, thus providing them the knowledge, best practices, and insight into the global scenario. This approach also ensures that both exhibitors and visitors obtain the same quality of service that Messe München is renowned for. Q. As an experienced exhibition professional, how do you see the future of the MICE industry in India? A. In India, the growth of professional conferences and exhibition organizers are rising that attracts a global audience. Considering an example of Messe München India, all of our trade fairs have strong participation and visits from International countries. As per a recent survey, conference and exhibitions are the two most important categories of events that happen in India. Conventions and exhibitions have a multiplier effect on the economy of the country. They contribute to both the regional and national economies. They also accelerate the growth of overall travel industry and hospitality industry. Exhibitions are also key to the development of import and export opportunities. Small and medium enterprises who are unable to travel internationally extensively can gain from the international know-how at the trade fairs.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Ravinder Sethi

(Managing Director) - R.E. Rogers India Q. Please explain the role Rogers plays in the Indian exhibition industry. A. Since inception , we have played a very prominent role . On the freight side , we have been involved at various forums in India to put correct exhibition related systems in play – customs procedures , carnet acceptances , site handling systems , etc . On the global side , we have used our connections to put the Indian exhibition industry in its correct perspective – be it at Ufi , Iela , Aeo , Iaee , Saceos , etc . I personally have spoken at many forums over the last many years . India today is not the India what many looked at years ago – I think we have played some role in that . Q. What was the most logistically challenging event you have undertaken? How did you handle these challenges? A. Interestingly , I can think of two events – one in 1986 and the other in 2011 . In 1986 , we handled a mammoth rock concert in Delhi . It had the likes of Sting , Springstein , etc . One 747 freighter of musical equipment - we had two fork-lifts , a rickety crane , and hundreds of workers ! For customs , it was unprecedented – we had to dig into the archives finding the rules and regulations . But , it all happened very successfully. Handled it with true grit , professionalism , loss of sleep , high blood pressure , and a prayer on our lips . 2011 saw the first Formula One come to India . We were appointed by the Indian promoters as exclusive customs and logistics handlers , as we have also been for the subsequent events ('12 and '13 ). This has to be the most challenging logistics movement in today's date anywhere. Moving 6 X 747 freighters in/out within a week plus huge sea freights can look like a night-mare . But when you have over 50 fork-lifts , ample cranes , superb supervisors , limited workers , and quality systems , it works . So , it all happened very successfully . Handled it with true grit , professionalism , but still did not forget the Lord's name Q. What are some of the biggest challenges for both organizers and exhibitors in India? A. The first , the most obvious , and in the fore-front is the lack of state-of-the-art big venues in some key cities . If only the likes of the Bangalore , or some other venues were more in quantity , life would be so much easier . The other challenge is that still of bureaucracy in play . Mind you , things have changed dramatically . Till some years ago , foreign organizers could not open their own offices . Today , there must be at least a dozen major players with their own set-ups . Q. How does the issue of Indian culture affect the exhibition industry? A. I think the Indian buying power has far overtaken any other effect on the industry . However , certain products like food/wine need to be correctly located , keeping cultural sentiments in mind . Q. What would surprise people the most about exhibitions in India? A. I suppose to see the enormosity of visitors , at even some B2B events can be a delight . But , the real thing is to see India in its unity in diversity – a diversity of religion , culture , language , etc . And , to see unity in this does surprise many . Q. What are the major challenges facing the Indian exhibition industry today? What is being done to overcome these challenges? A. Two major challenges , as touched before : venues and bureaucracy . Both are being addressed at very high levels . Ufi has played a prominent role in the upcoming project at Dwarka (near Delhi airport) – influencing government at the very top for such venues . There are also other venues coming into play . Likewise , the ITPO is redoing their entire fair grounds . And , being the nodal body for exhibitions , addressing many of the industrys' concerns . Our industry association (IEIA) is aggressively taking on the permit-reduction drive with the federal at state governments at various levels .

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW H.K. Bhattad

(Director) - RMB Event Management Q. What makes R.M.B. Event Management Pvt. Ltd. different from other structure providers? A. All structures are created with the idea of converting an open area into a venue. Our structures have the ability to envelope these open areas, precisely as per the clients need. The ability of expanding the structure without restricting or compromising on the edge utility is our specialty. The clear flat roof structures can be made available up to 38 feet height. Q . What is your success mantra and work philosophy? A. In our industry success is achieved on by hard team work, we are no exceptions. We whole heartedly acknowledge team work as the basis of our success. Our management aims to boost individuals to perform to the best of their capability by assisting them in a positive way, for them to adapt to the work environment positively. The sharing of ideas between the management team and clients helps us improve the quality of solutions available and upgrade them. This helps us always meet, if not always beat, the time lines. Q. Please highlight some of your Key projects executed? A. We have been associated with most major projects like ELECRAMA, IIJS - SIGNATURE, NATIONAL GARMENT FAIR, MAKE IN INDIA, DEFENCE EXPO, SWITCH GLOBAL EXPO, ACETECH, CPHI, BUAMA CONEXPO, ETC. Q. What are your Future plans? A. As the third generation enters the business, innovative ideas will be incorporated in line with country's growth policy and in-keeping with certain inherited values. For expansion, forward and backward integration of many ideas are being discussed, and we will surely enhance our presence pan India. We commit strongly to sustaining environment and judicious usage of all natural resources. Q. Please highlight some of your Difficult situations and leaning ? A. We have always tried to learn from our short comings and have incorporative and implemented corrective measures on them. Our repeat client list will endorse the same. Q. What are your Project capabilities? A. Our in-house capacity is as follows: Ÿ R.M.B. Structure Ÿ German Roder structure Ÿ Aircon Ÿ Wooden Platform on M.S. Frame Ÿ Conventional Wooden Platform Ÿ Exhibition Octonorm Stalls Ÿ Exhibition Maxima Stalls Ÿ Transportation Ÿ Lift and Shift

60000 sqm. 21000 sqm. 6500 TR 30000 sqm. 20000 sqm. 8000 sqm. 4000 sqm 10 vehicles 02 hydras and 02 forklift

Q. Any other Feedback? A. If we want to make progress and wish to keep our business thriving then we must honestly listen to our clients. Find out what they think about our product and services, this will help us take corrective informed decisions about our company's product and service—so we can improve our customers' overall experience and have a repeat client in him.. always.

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EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW Seema Srivastava

(Executive Director) ITME India Society Q. ITME won the award for The Royal Show in Exhibition Excellence Awards 2016. How does it feel to win a Live Competition and What factors contributed to your victory? A. It was very exciting for India ITME team and members of the Textile Engineering industry with India ITME Society won such an award. Consistency in performance & high quality service to the exhibitors are the factors which contribute to success of India ITME Society in becoming number 1 exhibition in this category. Q. What can India learn from International Exhibition Industry ? A. I think the outstanding feature of any international exhibition is the discipline and the orderly fashion with which the rules are implemented and followed which enables them to execute a systematic exhibition. Apart from this, the support and cooperation from the local govt. authorities such as Municipal Councils, local public transport authorities and tourism department etc. is also commendable making it very convenient & comfortable. This cooperation & coordination enables a foreign visitor to optimize their business activity as well as leisure/tourism activity enhancing overall experience and create a lasting impression from government host city and country. This coordination & support we lack in India. Q. What are your plans and visions for The mega Textile Technology & Engineering exhibition ? A. The vision for mega textile technology & Engineering exhibition is to be the number 1 exhibition not only in India but also in the world and to make India the hub for Textile Engineering manufacturing to promote India as a destination for sourcing as well as manufacturing is a long term objective. Giving full support and access to the modern technology to the Indian textile industry is also a key activity pursued by India ITME Society through these exhibitions. India ITME Society has contributed towards the position which India enjoys as a world's 2nd largest textile market today & the Society shall continue its effort to keep India's brand name flying high in today's era of global competition. Q. 3 things required to succeed in exhibition industry ? A. To succeed in exhibition industry especially for a woman the first and foremost requirement is grit and determination. Knowledge and skill for crisis management is a must. Meticulous planning and preparation is another key towards success in exhibition industry. Q. 5 Most critical things to take care of while setting a successful show ? A. Ÿ A good product concept Ÿ Location of Venue Ÿ Availability of Hotel Ÿ Reasonable & easy transport facility Ÿ Availability of good quality vendors

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84TH UFI CONGRESS TO BE HELD IN THE HEART OF THE CITY OF GOLD

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FI is the leading association of the world's tradeshow organisers, exhibitors and service providers that represent the tradeshow, exhibition and event industry globally. UFI's main goal is to promote and support the business interests of its members and the exhibition industry. UFI directly represents around 50,000 exhibition industry employees globally, and also works closely with its 55 national and regional association members. 700 member organisations in 84 countries around the world are presently signed up as members. Over 900 international trade fairs are conducted under UFI's label which is a quality and

guarantee for visitors and exhibitors alike. UFI had recently organised the 83rd edition of UFI Congress which is annual meet which brings together all its members from worldwide. After a successful conduction of the 2016 Congress at the National Exhibition & Convention Centre, Shanghai in China, the association is all set to make preparations for the next year's congress. The 84th UFI Global Congress is going to be held at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg in South Africa from 1-4 November 2017. The preparations have started already!

THE HOSTS – THE JOHANNESBURG EXPO CENTRE Johannesburg Expo Centre (JEC) is South Africa's leading purpose-built exhibition, conference, convention & events venue. The Centre is owned by the UK-based Montgomery Group, Fluxrab-black economic empowerment consortium led by Andrew Mthembu, local entrepreneur Raymond Burke and Craig Newman. JEC is a multipurpose venue offering 50,000m² of covered space and an additional 100,000m² of outdoor space.

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MICE THE VENUE – THE SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE Sandton Convention Centre located in the business district of Sandton in the northern Johannesburg is a leading event venue that offers multi-use event spaces. Spread over 22,000msq of flexible event space, contemporary Afro-chic décor and technologically adv anced facilities, this venue is an ideal space for your event. Located within the easy reach of Gautrain, the state-of-the-art rapid rail network launched in 2010, and just 35 minutes away from O.R. Tambo International Airport, the SCC is surrounded by a number of leading and luxurious hotels, sophisticated shopping centers and entertainment complexes. This 12storey building has four main levels with multiple venues and highly spacious car parking zone. Its wide range of venue space has everything starting from 10-seat function room to the Grand Pavilion that can entertain 4,500 cocktail guests. Their extensive glass frontage creates an open and inviting façade. The on-site amenities, highstandards of varied services and team of highly experienced and skilled staff ensure the venue is fully equipped to facilitate a full range of functions and events in Johannesburg.

JOHANNESBURG – THE CITY OF GOLD Johannesburg is South Africa's biggest city and capital of Gauteng province which came into existence 125 years ago. It had began as a gold mining settlement in the 19th-century and had one of the world's richest gold-bearing reefs, Savannah plains. Joburg has been a city of prospects and commerce and this legacy continues and attracts people looking for opportunities. This is the same city from where Nelson Mandela and Desmond Tutu hailed. Joburg experiences a subtropical highland climate which is one of the most pleasant climates. The city enjoys a dry, sunny climate, with the exception of short late-afternoon downpours in the summer months of October to April, often accompanied by magnificent electric storms. Temperatures are fairly mild, due to the c i t y ' s high altitude, with the average maximum daytime temperature in January of 26 °C (79 °F), dropping to an average winter maximum of 16 °C (61 °F) in June. Winter is, perhaps surprisingly, the sunniest time of the year, with mild days but chilly nights. Like most of South Africa, Joburg is malaria-free, so no precautions are necessary when visiting. The city boasts clean tap water (some of the cleanest in the world) and is safe to drink. However, for those who prefer, bottled water is readily available throughout the city.

MAJOR ATTRACTIONS Airports Ÿ Lanseria International Airport: 30km Ÿ O.R. Tambo International Airport: 32km

Gautrain Sandton Station – an 80km mass rapid transit railway system in Gauteng Province, South Africa, which links Johannesburg, Pretoria, Ekhuruleni and OR Tambo International Airport.

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The Wanderers Golf Club - a golf club in Johannesburg, established in 1939. The course was designed by golf course architect Rob O'Friel and it is an 18-hole course with a par of 72. Bryanston Country Club - located in one of Johannesburg's most vibrant areas, an area with a unique atmosphere rich with heritage and quality of life.

centre.

Montecasino - located in Fourways, North of Johannesburg is known for being Gauteng's number one entertainment destination.

The SAB World of Beer - A museum designed to showcase the history of South African beer. Sandton Sun Spa - An oasis of tranquillity and is situated on the mezzanine level of the Sandton Sun.

The Apartheid Museum - a museum complex in Johannesburg, South Africa dedicated to illustrating apartheid and the 20th century history of South Africa.

Gold Reef City Theme Park - an abundance of adventures with more than thirty adrenalineboosting rides.

Hyde Park Corner enjoy sophisticated shopping and socialising in consummate style and great company.

The Barnyard Theatre Rivonia – have hosted shows of South African bands, comedians and performers and original international acts.

The Ticketpro Dome - formerly known as the Coca-Cola Dome is an event venue located in the north of Johannesburg, South Africa. The seating capacity is 19,000

The Constitution Hill - a former prison complex

Emirates Airline Park - also known as Ellis Park Stadium is a rugby union and association football stadium in the city of Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa.

Nelson Mandela Square - formerly known as Sandton Square and was named for the former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid activist Nelson Mandela in March 2004 is a shopping

Kyalami Race Track - South Africa's Premier Karting Destination.

The Mall of Africa - South Africa's largest shopping mall ever built in a single phase, with 1,30,000 m2 of retail space available. The Mall is home to over 300 shops, many of which are flagship stores.

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MESSE MUENCHEN INDIA OFFICE (MUMBAI) Post 1: Asst. Manager/Manager – Marketing Experience: 3-6 years Qualication: B.com, MBA Marketing Post 2: Sales Manager Conferences Experience: 3-7 years Qualication : B.com, MBA Post 3: Sr. Sales Manager / Sales Manager : ILE/AAI Experience: 8-10 years Qualication: B.com, MBA Contact: hr@mmi-india.in or +91 22 42554737 INTER EVENT MANAGEMENT SERVICES PVT. LTD. Note : The candidates should be Qualied & Experienced within the Exhibition & Events Industry Post 1: 3D Designer & Graphic Designer (1) Eligibility: 3DMax, V-Ray, Corel, Photoshop, Adobe Post 2: Marketing Executive (3) Eligibility: 3 years experience in Sales & Marketing, Should be able to bring in new business Post 3: Reception / Admin / Comp. Operator (1) Eligibility: Good Typing Speed and Good command over English Post 4: Accountant (1) Eligibility: Billing, payment. Tally Must, Own Conveyance Contact: resume.iems@gmail.com

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EVENTS

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2017

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CONFERENCE

EXHIBITION

The VCCircle India Limited Partners Summit 1st -2nd March 2017 Mumbai

Travel & Tourism Fair-Delhi 27th February to the 01 March 2017 New Delhi

The India FFXPO Financial Forum and Expo 2nd to 3rd march 2017 Mumbai

International Yoga Festival 1st - 7th March 2017 Rishikesh

The INDIACom 1st - 4th March 2017 New Delhi

Hpci Congress India 2nd March - 3rd March 2017 Mumbai

The MELUS-MELOW International 3rd -5th March 2017 Chandigarh

DELHIWOOD 1st - 4th March 2017 New Delhi

The India m2m + iot Forum 6th - 7th March 2017 New Delhi

India International Cycle, Fitness & Outdoor Sports Expo 3rd - 5th March 2017 Ludhiana

The CII Telangana Day and Tech Summit 8th - 9th March 2017 Hyderabad

The International Conference on Industrial Electronics and Electrical Engineering 17 March 2017 Bhopal

The International Conference on Materials Processing and Characterization 17th - 19th March 2017 Hyderabad

The Cloud Computing & Big Data Analytics 22rd March 2017 Bangalore

AgriTalk India 5th-8th March 2017 Rajkot

PU Tech 8 - 10 March 2017 Greater Noida

AAHAR - International Food & Hospitality Fair 7th - 11th March 2017 New Delhi

Gem & Jewellery India International Exhibition 10 - 12 March 2017 Chennai


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xhibitions and Conventions are the catalyst to an economy's growth. The exhibition industry supports a lot of sectors and generates the flow of National & International trade. To provide recognition to this sector and honour its true champions, India's leading magazine Exhibition Showcase is organizing 2nd Exhibition Excellence Awards at India Expo Mart, Gr.Noida (New Delhi/NCR) on March 18, 2017. The awards will be a one day gala event that will bring together exhibition organizers, event venues and leading service partners on one platform to celebrate the achievements of the year 2016. Exhibition Excellence Awards is India’s only initiative to provide visibility & recognition to the Exhibition & MICE Industry. The 2nd Exhibition Excellence Awards are supported by UFI, IAEE, IEIA, ICPB, IESA, IIA, PIOCCI & ASME and the online nominations have already begun. There will be expert panel of jury to judge the live competitions. International Research firm ‘Econ One’ is the knowledge partner. The awards will get coverage in National & International Trade Publications and Online alike.

The first Exhibition Excellence Awards were very successful in its agenda of promoting the industry . You may like to read the detailed post event report or watch the event video online on www.exhibitionexcellenceawards .com. There are over 45 Award categories for Exhibition Organizers, Event Venues and Service Providers. First Edition's Live Competitions initiative which was much appreciated has been retained and new live competing categories have been added to the list. There is a grand Jury to judge the live competitions. The tenure for awards consideration is for events held between January 1,2016 & December 31, 2016. This is a for industry initiative and Top Nominees and the winners will get visibility among global audiences and at various industry forums. Get going & Nominate Now !! The event will start with a Blazing Face - Off Session that will pose some tough questions to the industry leaders following which top teams will present & compete in front of the audience and jury in the unique live competitions segment. The live

competitions segment is widely appreciated for quality content and knowledge enrichment, in which 3 minutes are given to each team to present their cases on the stage. The evening will set ablaze with the roaring, one of its kind, "Red Carpet Awards Ceremony" followed by cocktail dinners for all attendees. While the theme is to celebrate the achievements of the year gone by, the event also serves to be aa great platform for networking and connecting with the leaders of the industry. Register Now to Attend : The Entry to EEA 2017 is only through Registration. Entry is free for special invitees, maximum two top level representatives from each nominating firm, sponsors or if you are a advertiser in the India Exhibition Directory. If you wish to attend the EEA 2017 kindly send your details at : contact@exhibitionshowcase.co m or call at : 7065100707. Registration against charges of Rs. 3000/- will entitle you 1 year magazine subscription, 1 copy of India Exhibition Directory & 1 copy of EEA Coffee Table Book along with Gala Dinner Invitation on the 18th of March 2017.

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Entry only by Registration !! www.exhibitionexcellenceawards.com

Address your registration queries at : contact@exhibitionshowcase.com or call at 7065100707


Exhibition Excellence Awards 2017

Saturday 18th March 2017 India Expo Mart, Greater Noida

REGISTER NOW !! Over 100 Awards

Gala Event

Esteemed Jury Panel

RITA MENON EX CMD ITPO

MANJULA MISHRA Chairperson - Indian Industries Association

TARANG KHOSLA Chief Editor at Exhibition Showcase

DR. MANOHAR SAJNANI Dean Amity University, Institute of Hospitality

KARLA JUEGEL Marketing - Messe

RENU SHARMA VICE PRESIDENT - PIOCCI

RAJNEESH GOENKA National Convener BJP MSME Cell

K.L.GANJU O.C.V.C Consul General, Union of Comoros

ANGELA HERBERHOLZ RAVINDER SETHI MD R.E. ROGERS INDIA Communications Head UFI

VINOD KUMAR Head Economist - Econ One

SHYAM NAGPAL MD - ICES

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