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The Indian Exhibition Industry is at a nascent stage compared to the other countries like Germany, USA, UK, China etc. For instance, China has around five times larger exhibition industry than India has. India has around 13 exhibition centres and exhibitions predominantly happen in Delhi and Mumbai followed by Hyderabad, Bangalore, Ahemadabad, Chennai and Kolkatta. Of these, Delhi and Mumbai witness over 70% of Exhibitions and the rest is spread across other cities. If you see, every city in Germany has its state of the art exhibition and convention centre. These exhibition centres help generate lot of income for the state, raise skilled and non-skilled employment and generate a lot of business impact for a number of allied industries like Hotels, Hospitality, Cabs, Logistics, Security, advertising, manpower agencies, catering, interior designing, structure manufacturers, event management firms and many more. Since exhibition industry impacts lot of other industries as mentioned above, it is often termed as a catalyst to an economy's growth. Exhibitions are a reflection of the state of an economy. If you observe carefully, there is a direct co-relation between the state of country's GDP and its Exhibition Industry. In India, over 700 organized trade shows were held last year. Exhibition Industry generates around 10,000 crore rupees of direct business for the economy. Its overall impact in terms of business facilitated would go beyond 100 thousand crores of rupees. Adding to it, exhibitions generate employment for Skilled, Semi-Skilled and even unskilled workforce and for a county like India, this is a big plus. Exhibitions play a significant role in generating National and International Trade for an economy. India has a massive task ahead for reaching its ambitious target of 900 billion dollars in its foreign trade policy by year 2020 and exhibitions will have to play a very critical role to help reach this landmark figure. Exhibitions will also play a vital role in the Honourable PM’s National Agenda of Make in India, Skill India and Smart City Campaign. The make in India programme can be hugely benefited by employing exhibitions as a tool to spread the message across the world. Similarly, skill development centres should be deployed to generate skilled manpower for the events and exhibition industry. And lastly, each smart city must have infrastructure provisions for a state of the art exhibition and convention centre that will hugely benefit the city in the times to come. Despite the odds, Indian Exhibition Industry is growing steadily and is expected to grow at the rate of 15% annually for the next five years. It is witnessing lot of start ups too who are introducing technology solutions to this conventional industry. All said, despite the visible benefits it provides to an economy, the exhibitions have not been accorded an industry status in India. Maybe its time that the government realises the need to provide this industry with tax benefits and other fringe benefits to encourage this blooming sector.

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Top Stories This Month NEWS MMI & ECLINA - Strategic Partnership

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TTF Kolkata & Hyderabad with Several New Features 16 OSH Chennai 2016

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UBM India - 9th Edition of Hyderabad

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UFI Sustainable Development Award

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HKTDC - “50th Anniversary

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Reed Exhibition (South Korea)

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ICCA 2015 Ranking Released

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Global Exhibition Day 2016

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The Big Boss MICE Las Vegas

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hip for s r e tn r a p ic g te a tr enter into a s and 6 1 0 2 IA D IN A IC ELECTRON 2016 IA D IN A IC N O R T PRODUC ● Partnership to create growth opportunities for electronic manufacturing in India ● Create opportunities for international companies to invest and collaborate with the Indian companies for technology and knowledge transfer ● To provide a knowledge sharing and learning platform for the stakeholders

not on ly “T hi s pa rt ne rs hi p wi ll ring but promote Indian manufactu the gap will also aim to br idge akers bet ween policy m acturers (gover nment) and manuf i n g t he ( e x h i b i t or s ) b y b r i n g a single electronics eco-system at largest platform.”

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This partnership combines both: Messe München India's expertise in bringing the world's leading electronic components and production technology suppliers at electronica India and productronica India and ELCINA's (Electronics Industries Association of India) strength to deliver world-class manufacturing solutions for the electronic manufacturing companies in India. The cooperation comes at the right time because the demand for electronic goods are expected to reach USD 400billion by 2020. So the Indian government's initiatives to promote manufacturing and investment in this sector puts India high on the list of potential places to invest. Established in 1967, ELCINA has been India's first industrial association supporting the electronic components sector and has a membership base of over 300 companies. It advises the Indian government on policy and business environment issues for the electronics industry. ELCINA also focuses on promoting the manufacturing of electronic components, electronic parts, raw materials, Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) for segments such as Consumer Electronics, IT, Telecommunications Industry, Defence Electronics, Industrial Electronics, Medical, Automobile, Security, Lighting, Electronic Design, Embedded Systems and more.


electronica India and productronica India are India's and South Asia's leading trade fairs for electronic components, systems, applications and production technologies. Last year, these trade fairs in New Delhi were attended by 15,435 visitors and witnessed participation from 353 exhibitors, representing 634 companies from 16 countries including China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, UK and USA. Mr. Vikram Desai, President of ELCINA, expressed satisfaction on the partnership between ELCINA and Messe München India and said, “There was an urgent need to promote 'Brand India' in electronics and find new opportunities enabling rapid growth of manufacturing. ELCINA's and Messe München India's partnership will promote and achieve this objective.” In the words of Mr. Rajoo Goel, Secretary General of ELCINA, “We are very pleased to form a strategic partnership with Messe München

India. The trade fairs, electronica India and productronica India are the leading trade fairs for the electronics industry that are well attended by decision- and reform-makers. This will be a win-win partnership for ELCINA, Messe München India and the entire electronics industry. We are sure that we will synergize to develop opportunities for the Indian and global companies to collaborate at electronica India and productronica India.” This year, electronica India and productronica India stand larger than the previous edition of Bengaluru. electronica India has been fully booked seven months prior to the commencement of the trade fair. The space for productronica India is filling fast. International players and market leaders from different continents will be exhibiting. Visitors will profit from the valuable synergies which result from the stronger international representation and a broader range of products with the increased exhibition space. Mrs. Nicole Schmitt, Director Exhibition Group, Messe München

said, “Under the flagship program 'Make in India', many foreign electronics manufacturers have established their manufacturing base in India. With ELCINA as our strategic partner there will be high interest by the global electronics industry to look at India as an investment destination.” Further, Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CMO & Member of the Management Board, Messe München India added, “This partnership will not only promote Indian manufacturing but will also aim to bridge the gap between policy makers (government) and manufacturers (exhibitors) by bringing the electronics eco-system at a single largest platform.” Parallel to the trade fairs, there will be first-rate accompanying programs, Buyer-Seller meetings and Business to Government (B2G) forums. ELCINA and Messe München India will bring new initiatives such as 'India PCB Tech, 'CEO Forum and 'ELCINA Startup Pavilion' (exclusive for ELCINA members) to the trade fairs. The trade fairs will take place from 21 – 23 September 2016 at BIEC, Bengaluru.

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Travel marketing season to start with bigger TTF Kolkata and Hyderabad, with several new features

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TTF is the largest network of travel trade show in India. TTF presents an unparalleled marketing opportunity for exhibitors and is the best place for networking, face-to-face meetings, striking the deals of the future and building successful, steady business partnerships.

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cheduled for July 8-10 in Kolkata and July 15-17 in Hyderabad, TTF series kick starts the season for the travel trade to meet, mix and market, under one roof. These two shows will be followed by T TF West Series covering Ahmedabad, Surat, Mumbai and Pune, together comprising the biggest tourism market in India. Apart from showcasing the various facets of the travel & tourism sector from across the world, this year these TTF shows w i l l a l s o i n c l u d e StartupKnockDown+, a platform to connect, engage and deliberate on the latest in travel technologies. The Travel & Tourism Fair (TTF) season will kick-start with Kolkata and Hyderabad editions in July. Exhibitors will promote their best and latest tourism products to the Indian and International travel trade industry. TTF is India's leading travel trade show, which is now organised in nine cities annually. Keeping with the positive sentiments in the tourism industry, both the shows are going to be bigger, compared to last year. Entries to the shows are free if registered online. Participating states and countries will present cultural events and marketing presentations to trade visitors and the media.

With a wide array of tourism offerings country representations from Sri Lanka, Thailand, Nepal, Bangladesh, Dubai, China, Bhutan, Macau and more have set the bar high at various TTFs this year. The domestic sector continues to repose rock-solid confidence in TTF as the most effective, countrywide platform for marketing and promotion. Among the state tourism departments who have in-principally committed big participation in these two TTF editions are: Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Gujarat, West Bengal, Himachal Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Maharashtra, Odisha, Kerala, Punjab, Rajasthan, Telangana, Karnataka and more. The big private exhibitors (inprincipally) confirming in multiple locations include Adlabs, Travstarz, Oyo Rooms, IRCTC, Merakey Technology solutions, Nicco Parks. With consistent support from Ministry of Tourism, State Tourism Boards, National Tourist Offices, thousands of private exhibitors and trade associations, TTF continues to be the ideal platform providing immense opportunities for the buyers and sellers from across the world to come and experience the Indian culture, showcase their latest


NEWS offerings and build long-term business ties. Sanjiv Agarwal, Chairman & CEO, Fairfest Media Limited (organiser of TTF shows), commented, “In a continent-sized country like India, the regional markets for domestic and outbound tourism are so strong that they needed their own travel trade shows. Fairfest Media Ltd pioneered the concept with the TTF shows way back in 1989 when there was no such show in the country. TTF is now

organised in nine cities every year!” Highlighting the importance of the TTF Kolkata and Hyderabad, he said, “Needless to mention the huge importance of Kolkata as a source market and gateway to the Eastern India, those in travel business know it too well. As usual, the space in TTF Kolkata is fully sold out. Immediately a f t e r Ko l k a t a , T T F H y d e r a b a d provides an equally important opportunity to be present in a hugely strategic market in the centre of South India. Hyderabad has a remarkable prospect due to its unique position of serving as the capital city of two states, in the transition period. We have recently experienced a rapid expansion of TTF in Hyderabad.” With more than 2,500 Exhibitors from 80 countries and 36 Indian States/Union Territories, and 186,000 visitors combined, TTF is the largest network of travel trade show in India. TTF presents an unparalleled marketing opportunity for exhibitors and is the best place for networking, face-to-face meetings, striking the deals of the future and building successful, steady business partnerships. Fairfest Media Limited, organiser of the TTF-OTM shows have strengthened their unparalleled lead as India's leading trade show organiser, with about half the market share. It organises every year TTF branded shows in Kolkata, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Bengaluru and New Delhi, in addition to the grand finale OTM Mumbai. NEW HIGHLIGHTS In keeping with its promise of providing the industry with the best of travel and tourism, some of the

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highlights of the much-awaited travel and tourism show include: • TechForum Te c h Fo r u m @ T T F i s t h e o n l y specialised showcase of its kind in India, focusing on Technology, Ecommerce Systems & Software for the travel industry. It is also a networking platform to discuss challenges, evaluate technology needs, source latest technologies and launch new technology products. It is conceived as 'show in show' concept which means a distinct area in the TTF will be earmarked for the segment, with a well-equipped tech theatre and a tech cafe, on the lines of other international travel shows. • Startup Knockdown+ StartupKnockDown+ is an initiative by TravHQ in association with TTF to highlight the emerging travel technologies across various cities in India. It will be organised during TechForum@TTF, a niche platform to connect, engage and deliberate on travel technologies. This new level of battle provides an opportunity to companies at various stages of development, be it an early stage venture or an emerging travel startup or an innovative product by a recognised enterprise. • Outbound Village Outbound Village@TTF is designed to highlight the international destinations, who are interested in promoting directly in strong regional markets in India. Outbound Village enables you to market your products, services and destinations, sign long-term deals, meet top international buyers from the region and generate sales leads, meet existing customers and channel partners, launch new products and packages, assess the market and spot important trends.

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OSH CHENNAI 2016 echoes a positive wave in South India's Occupational Safety and Health industry A congregation of 100 renowned Indian and Global brands by UBM India

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Euro Safety Footwear, the 'Occupational Safety & Health Partner' for OSH Chennai 2016 will be showcasing their newly developed range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), with promising products to cater to every kind of industry.

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BM India today launched the 3rd edition of Occupational Safety & Health (OSH) IndiaChennai, the two day (9th – 10th June 2016) safety show at Chennai Trade Center. The show brought together internationally renowned exhibitors, consultants, business ex p er ts a nd k ey g o v er nment officials on one common platform, to discuss global best practices and seek solutions to some of the most pressing challenges in workplace safety and health. The inaugural ceremony of OSH India, Chennai 2016 took place in the presence of Chief Guest, Shri. Thiru K Kalaiannan, Additional Director, Directorate Industrial Safety and Health, Government of Tamil Nadu; Guest of Honour, Shri V.V.G.Raju, Regional Executive Director - Southern Region, Airport Authority of India; Key Dignitaries, Shri A K Megharaj, Deputy Director General Mines Safety, Southern Zone, Directorate Mines Safety, Government of India; Mr Karthikeya R. Reddy, CEO & Director, Dickies India & ID Overseas Pvt Ltd.; Mr Badrinath Gulur, Director, Training & Capacity Building - Social Accountability International (SAI); Mr. Varun Budhiraja, Director, Euro Safety Footwear, India and Mr. Dr P. C . G h o s h , D i r e c t o r R e t i r e d

(Physiology & Ergonomics), Central Labour Institute, Mumbai and Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering. The participation of leading exhibitors from across the industry reaffirmed the need and focus of OSH India as an industry event. These include 'Presenting Partner' – Dickies India, 'Occupational Safety & Health Partner' - Euro Safety Footwear (India) Pvt. Ltd. and others such as Mallcom India Ltd; Venus Safety and Health Pvt Ltd; Acme Safetywears Ltd; Accent Industries Ltd; Prolite Autoglo Ltd; Acme Fabrik Plast Co; Lakeland Glove and Safety Apparels Pvt Ltd; Allied Safety Equipments Pvt Ltd; JLG Industries; Aktion Safety Solutions Pvt Ltd; Tobit Engineers; Tej Engineering; Prem Safety Works; Hetal International and NIST Institute Pvt. Ltd. Speaking on the inaugural of the 3rd edition of OSH Chennai, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “Productivity and Profitability go hand in hand with Health and Safety. To sustain the blistering economic growth and for enhancing quality of life as a whole, Occupational Health & Safety is extremely important to emerging


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economies. With a sprawling rise in workforce owing to India's expanding industrial horizons, implementing and highlighting the importance of this sector has become a necessity. With regular emphasis by governments on providing workplace safety coupled with the increase in global investments in the sector, there lies a massive opportunity for the suppliers and service providers from across the world to showcase their products and solution offerings. Through our initiative with OSH Chennai, we provide the right platform to the industry to realise this opportunity.” OSH Chennai's two-day conference brought occupational safety to the forefront by experts from across the country and leading international organizations, whilst discussing industry challenges and global best practices. Topics of discussion at the conference ranged from: 'Building a culture of prevention in Occupational Safety and Health'; Responsible Care – A comprehensive Safety System for Chemical Industries', 'Building Safety Leadership and Talent'; 'Process Safety Excellence'; 'Fire Safety Challenges in India'; 'Construction Industry: Building a Proactive Safety Culture' to 'Workplace Stress: A Collective Challenge'. The summit has a line-up of eminent speakers including Mr. Narasimham, Executive Director, Corporate HSE, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation

Limited (HPCL); Capt. Dhruv Rebbapragada, Chief of Flight Safety, I n d i G o A i r l i n e s ; M r. R . A . Venkitachalam, Vice President, Public Safety, Underwriters Laboratories Inc; Dr Ashish Arora, Occupational Health Physician, Shell India; Mr Shailesh Raval, Head-Health, Safety & Environment, Deepak Nitrite Ltd., Mr Stephen Philip Storey, Corporate EHS Head, Larsen & Toubro Limited and M r. J C S e k a r, C E O , A c u i Z e n Technologies Singapore Pte. Ltd. amongst others. Industry validates OSH Chennai 2016 as an industry platform and reiterates the objective of the annual expo in South India by UBM India. DICKIES INDIA Leading global work wear brand 'Dickies', the 'Presenting Partner' for OSH Chennai 2016 will be unveiling their new safety footwear and performance occupational work wear line at the expo. Speaking on their launch and association with OSH Chennai 2016 as Presenting Partners, Mr. Karthikeya R. Reddy, CEO & Director, Dickies India said, “OSH India provides a great platform for Dickies to introduce its products to Indian workers and we are glad to be the Presenting Partners for this year's edition too. We would like to introduce global largest work wear brand to Indian workers and we believe OSH is great platform for it. We have launched our new safety

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footwear and performance occupational work wear line at OSH Chennai in June'2016.” EURO SAFETY FOOTWEAR E u r o S a f e t y F o o t w e a r, t h e 'Occupational Safety & Health Partner' for OSH Chennai 2016 will be showcasing their newly developed range of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), with promising products to cater to every kind of industry. Speaking on the launch and their association with OSH Chennai 2016, Mr. Varun Budhiraja, Director, Euro Safety Footwear (India) Pvt. Ltd., said, “We have been working on our new product range for months now. When any new player enters a market, it follows the ongoing trend and offers what people are already buying. What we will be offering is something new and what people would want to buy. Workers want comfort, convenience, looks all wrapped up in a blanket of safety and this is exactly what we will be offering. OSH and Euro Safety Footwear have been working together to spread awareness about occupational safety and for the first time, we are supporting the expo as 'Occupational Safety & Health Partner' to strengthen our beliefs. We must always remember that the money saved today on compromising a worker's safety is spent on fatality; what's left of it is the guilt."

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Big data is the big buzz term doing the rounds these days. IS BIG DATA REALLY NEW ? Exhibition Showcase talks to Y Mukund Rao..

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ig data is a term for data sets that are so large or complex that traditional data processing applications are inadequate. Challenges include analysis, capture, data curation, search, sharing, storage, transfer, visualization, querying. Our industry, the exhibition industry is, has been and will always be “data” centric. Space marketer needs focussed data, visitor promotion requires focus data. Space marketing data we believe is still easily available from various sources associations, ask me's, printed directories.etc Organisers create visitor data from scratch. Visitor data is a cumulative effort of Exhibitor's sending out invites, advertisement in niche magazines, advertisement in mainline mediums, outdoor advertising, radio, road shows, television as well. The visitor “BIG DATA” responsibility thereon is the registration agencies responsibility. Big data – Big data Analytics – Real Time Analytics is the big flow. 20 Exhibition Showcase I June 2016

Big data analytics is the process of examining large data sets containing a variety of data types -- i.e., big data -to uncover hidden patterns, unknown correlations, market trends, customer preferences and other useful business information. An organiser wants more - Big Analytics real time. Let's keep in mind that actionable metrics help us make better business decisions. We should take the same approach to real-time metrics: actionable, there are benefits to having access to data within minutes of an event happening. You can have timely access to data that can save time, money, or reputation and help take better business decisions . It also enables to Predict popular product trend amongst your exhibitor display in real time. BIG DATA will be the key differentiator and fuel the need for faster, more honed metrics which in turn will be the driving force for the exhibition Industry. The author is consultant for onsite registration and mob control with over

1900 events under his belt. Founded in 1996, Interface data and design is the leading attendee onsite and online solutions and service provider for Events| Exhibitions | Conference | Concerts | festivals Etc. IDD have been associated with major shows in I n d i a . I N T E R FA C E D ATA A N D DESIGN recently moved to a new office in Mahakali caves road, Andheri (E) Mumbai,to accommodate their growing strength and to get into new dimensions and innovations for the industry . “The opening of Interface data and design's new office is an important step towards implementing our innovative thoughts with more efficiency, without tampering our quality of work” said Y M RAO, C.E.O . “ The new office will inspire growth and expansion in various streams of our work. There will be additions of new ignited young minds to steer towards the growth we would like to achieve. IDD is always about innovation and quality which would induct into our new projects as well”, he concluded.


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UBM India successfully concludes 9th edition of Hyderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair Visitor footfall increased by over 20 per cent over last edition

HJF received a tremendous response this year from the industry. This kind of positive response has only encouraged and further validated the potential of the industry. The fair, in addition to being the state's only show of such size and volume, has become an industry benchmark for trade in the region.

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yderabad Jewellery, Pearl and Gem Fair (HJF 2016) organised by UBM India, India's leading exhibition organizer, concluded its 9th edition at the Hyderabad International Convention Centre, Novotel last week. With over 100 brands, HJF 2016 witnessed over 20 per cent unprecedented visitor growth as compared to its previous editions. The show was validated as an industry platform with the presence of Chief Guest, Shri Bonthu Ram Mohan, Mayor - Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation and other key dignitaries along with key dignitaries, Ms. Jittima Nakamano, Consul (Commercial) of Royal Thai Consulate General and the Director

of Thai Trade Center, Mr. G V Sreedhar, Chairman, All India Gems & Jewellery Trade Federation, Mr. Mahendra Tayal, President, Hitech City Jewellers Manufacturers Association and Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India at the inauguration of the show. UBM India's two day HJF fair (4th to 5th June) is one of the biggest gems & jewellery B2B exhibition with participation of over 100 jewellery manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, importers, exporters, diamond and gemstone suppliers and representatives from trade and government organizations. It is a gateway to the Indian jewellery market and provides an excellent platform for buyers and suppliers to

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connect, network, exchange ideas, discover upcoming trends and generate business opportunities. At the fair, the exhibitors presented a wide spectrum of merchandise including diamonds, pearls, gemstones, studded jewellery, exquisite South Indian gold jewellery including Victorian, Nizam and Antique Jewellery collection displayed by over 40 manufacturers from Hyderabad and surrounding regions, which stole the

show this year. Latest machinery used in the manufacturing process and other related products and services were also on display. For the rst time, this edition of HJF witnessed the Telangana & AP Retail Jewellers Awards 2016 ( 4th June ) , a unique initiative that honoured the best in the retail jewellery business of the states. A few chosen companies who have excelled in the eld of retail jewellery were presented with a

trophy and a certicate for their contribution to the industry. The awards were followed by a fashion show which saw the greatest talent in the industry get on the stage showcasing astonishing pieces of jewellery. The Telangana & AP Retail Jewellers Awards 2016 received 150 nominations in 5 categories out of which the following companies were awarded as winners.

TAP RJA WINNER S 2016 MARKETING EXCELLENCE Print ad of the year

Malabar Gold & Diamods

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Kirtilal Kalidas Jewellers Pvt Ltd OPERATIONAL (STORE) EXCELLENCE

Store of the Year

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Niharika Jewelry Ensemble

Krishna Jewellers, Pearls & Gems Kirtilal Kalidas Jewellers Pvt Ltd More than 5000 Sq. Ft

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DESIGN EXCELLENCE Excellence in Design - Necklace

G R Thanga Maligai Jewellers (India) Pvt Ltd

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Mor Jewellers

Excellence in Design - Rings

G R Thanga Maligai Jewellers (India) Pvt Ltd

Excellence in Design - Others

Neelkanth Jewellers

Excellence in Design - Others

Sri Balaji Jewellers

Shobha Asar Jewellery Pvt Ltd

JURY’S CHOICE AWARDS Lifetime Achievement Award

Mr. Radheshyam Gupta

Rising Star of the Year

Mr. Mahendra Tayal

Women Entreprenuer of the year

Vasundhara Kasaraneni UBM INITIATIVE AWARD S

Emerging Player of the Year

Doshi Gems & Jewels

Special Recognition

Namo Jewels

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Speaking on the success of HJF 2016, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, " HJF received a tremendous response this year from the industry. This kind of positive response has only encouraged and further validated the potential of the industry. The fair, in addition to being the state's only show of such size and volume, has become an industry benchmark for trade in the region." "This year, for the ď€ rst time, HJF also saw the launch of Telangana & AP

Retail Jewellers Awards, a unique initiative honouring and celebrating the best talent in the retail jewellery business of the states. The awards saw only the ď€ nest retail jewellers from Andhra Pradesh & Telangana come on one stage to compete on an unbiased and transparent platform."He added. Some of the notable exhibitors who participated this year include: Anmol Jewellers, Swaroop Jewellers, Meenakshi Jewellers, Ramesh Chand Jewellers, Inderlal Balmukund

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Jewellers, Sri Balaji Jewellers, Siddi Vinayak Jewellers & exporters and P Mangatram Jewellers Pvt. Ltd. amongst others. The fair was supported by key jewellery associations from across South India, including the Hyderabad Jewellers Manufacturers Association (HJMA), AP Gold Silver & Diamond Merchant Association and more than 100 plus district associations.

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UFI Sustainable Development Award goes to American Chemical Society and Taiwan External Trade Development Council 2016 “Both entries deserve to win given the scope of their actions and the scale of their results. The jury would also like to recognise quality of the entries of the three other finalists: Informa (UK) for the variety of actions conducted at the Greenbuild show, RAI Amsterdam for their “Heartwarming Amsterdam” catering concept and UBM EMEA for their Sustainable Stand Awards and Charity Partnerships initiatives.”

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he Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, has announced the winners of its annual Sustainable Development Award. This year's competition theme was “Best actions to engage participants around sustainability” and the jury selected two winners: the American Chemical Society (ACS) for its National Meetings & Expositions, and the Taiwan External Trade Development C o u n c i l ( TA I T R A ) f o r M E E T TAIWAN's “Green MICE Project”. UFI's objective when setting this year's theme was to recognise initiatives that spread knowledge, enhance attendee experience, and educate and inspire participants on sustainability, both at and beyond the event.

The American Chemical Society organised two events in 2015 that attracted nearly 27,000 professionals. In addition to their “Greener Meetings Program”, which focuses on three key initiatives (calculating and offsetting their carbon footprint, increasing attendee engagement, and collaborating with event partners to improve performance), AC S developed five specific solutions to engage participants around sustainability. These are: the use of social media, tree planting offsets, mobile applications, the Greener Meetings Pledge, and Sci-Mix events. T h e Ta i w a n E x t e r n a l Tr a d e Development Council has been developing its Green MICE project


of MEET TAIWAN to inspire every segment of the Taiwan MICE value chain. Their project involves three steps: build awareness on the importance of green and sustainable principles, inspire the stakeholders to take real action for sustainability, and encourage the industry to meet global standards. Each of these steps is proving to be very successful. Dianne Young, President of the UFI Sustainable Development Award

jury and CEO of the Exhibition Place (Toronto, Canada), said: “Both entries deserve to win given the scope of their actions and the scale of their results. The jury would also like to recognise quality of the entries of the three other finalists: Informa (UK) for the variety of actions conducted at the Greenbuild show, RAI Amsterdam for their “Heart-warming Amsterdam” catering concept and UBM EMEA for their Sustainable Stand Awards and Charity Partnerships initiatives.” Va n e s s a L . J o h n s o n - E v a n s , Assistant Director, ACS Meetings & Expositions (USA), added: “The American Chemical Society is incredibly honoured to be the co-

winner of the 2016 UFI Sustainable Development Award. Prioritising sustainability at our national meetings has been such an immersive journey for us. We have been able to learn from collaborating with all types of vendors and venues in the best cities around the US and most importantly, our attendees. We continue to embrace that spirit of learning about best practices when it comes to event sustainability. We know our journey is not yet over and look forward to improving our efforts year after year. We believe our efforts will play a part in catalysing the meetings and events industry towards a more sustainable world.”


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HKTDC to Celebrate its “50th ANNIVERSARY” this year “For 50 years, the HKTDC has worked in close partnership with the local business community to contribute to Hong Kong's economic development. This incredible journey has been made possible by the creativity and hard work of the people of Hong Kong. In celebrating our past achievements, we hope to continue this spirit of enterprise well into the future. Befitting our theme, we have chosen to launch our 50th anniversary programme at the Entrepreneur Day which was held on 13 and 14 May, continuing with a series of fun and interactive programmes.”

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h e H o n g K o n g Tr a d e Development Council (HKTDC) will celebrate its Golden Jubilee year. Since its establishment in 1966, the HKTDC has been creating opportunities for Hong Kong's SMEs and promoting Hong Kong as a global business platform. With the theme of “Golden Jubilee - Golden Partnerships”, the HKTDC will roll out a series of activities and promotions until December, to share with the public and the business community five decades of extraordinary economic achievements driven by the city's enterprising individuals. Margaret Fong, Executive Director of the HKTDC, said, “For 50 years, the HKTDC has worked in close

partnership with the local business community to contribute to Hong Kong's economic development. This incredible journey has been made possible by the creativity and hard work of the people of Hong Kong. In celebrating our past achievements, we hope to continue this spirit of enterprise well into the future. Befitting our theme, we have chosen to launch our 50th anniversary programme at the Entrepreneur Day which was held on 13 and 14 May, continuing with a series of fun and interactive programmes.” A statutory body established in 1966, the Hong Kong Trade Development Council (HKTDC) is the international marketing arm for Hong Kong-based traders, manufacturers and services providers. With more than 40 offices globally, including 13 on the Chinese mainland, the HKTDC promotes Hong Kong as a platform for doing business with China and throughout Asia. The HKTDC organises international exhibitions, conferences and business missions to provide companies, particularly SMEs, with business opportunities on the mainland and in overseas markets .


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acquires The world-leading events organizer recently announced its acquisition of the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs held across multiple cities in the country.

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eed Exhibitions continues to expand its presence in South Korea. The world-leading events organizer recently announced its acquisition of the Electronics Manufacturing Korea show and three of the Home Table Deco Fairs held across multiple cities in the country. The events have been acquired from K.Fairs, a highly regarded trade fair organizer in Korea, with whom Reed had already partnered in 2014 to organize Kormarine, Korea's largest international maritime industry event. The acquisition introduces four new exhibitions to Reed's growing global portfolio of electronics manu-

facturing and home decoration events. Electronics Manu-facturing Korea (EMK) is Korea's largest electronics manufacturing exhibition. It showcases equipment, materials and technologies for the electronics manufacturing industry at Seoul each year. The Home Table Deco Fair (HTD Fair) is a major event in the home dĂŠcor industry. It is held across multiple locations, including Daegu, Busan and Seoul, profiling the latest premium home styling trends and showcasing a wide array of luxury brands to business leaders, homeowners, buyers, decorators and designers from all over the world.

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ICCA 2015 rankings released: Berlin New Number One City

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Berlin climbs 3 places and is the new number one city, at the cost of Paris, which took number one spot last year and is now second. Even though the order is quite different, the top seven is made up of the same cities as last year.

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CCA captured a record number of 12,076 rotating international association meetings taking place in 2015; the largest number of association meetings collected in the year after the meetings took place ever, and 571 additional meetings compared to 2014. These numbers reconfirm the consistent growth pattern in the association meetings market as identified in ICCA's 50-year report (publicly available on w w w. i c c a 5 0 . c o m ) . T h e I C C A Association Database now includes 20,000 regularly occurring meeting series, 220,000 meeting editions and 11,500 international associations.

CITY RANKINGS: Berlin new number one Berlin climbs 3 places and is the new number one city, at the cost of Paris, which took number one spot last year and is now second. Even though the order is quite different, the top seven is made up of the same cities as last year. Barcelona climbs 2 places and is third and Vienna drops 2 places and is now fourth. London climbs 1 place and is now number ď€ ve, together with Madrid, which dropped 2 places. Singapore remains seventh. Istanbul climbs 1 place to eighth. Lisbon and Copenhagen are newcomers in the top ten, both climbing 3 places to ninth and tenth respectively.


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SECOND TIER CITIES ARE GROWING FASTER In the city ranking, the “winners� are the cities with the smallest losses, or with a very small growth; new number one city Berlin has only 2 more meetings compared to 2014, while Paris has 28 meetings less than in 2014, Vienna has 24 and Madrid 29 less. Barcelona is 2 down and London is 5 up and Madrid is 29 down. Since the total number of meetings in 2015 has increased, this means that the meetings are more equally spread out amongst destinations, and r e l a t i v e l y s m a l l e r, s e c o n d t i e r destinations are becoming more and more successful at attracting association meetings.

industry publications. Due to lack of global figures on other meeting segments, they are often mistakenly perceived as the destination rankings for the meetings industry as a whole, even though they only cover a narrow segment of the total meetings market: To be included, meetings must be organised by associations, must be held on a regular basis, have at least 50 delegates, and rotate between at least three countries. Whilst these ICCA rankings provide some evidence of a city or country's relative performance, it is only when all data on all the meetings taking place in a destination are consi-

dered - corporate, intergovernmental, non-rotating, etc - that a true, complete picture can be seen. ICCA always advises its members to collect their own statistics on all meetings they organise, and provide a full picture on their performance.

COUNTRY RANKINGS: United Kingdom climbs to number 3 The top 9 countries all remain in that top echelon, with USA retaining top ranking and Germany strengthening 2nd place. United Kingdom climbs 1 place to number three at the cost of Spain which drops 1 place. France, Italy, Japan and China-P.R. retain respectively 5th – 8th place. The Netherlands climbs 1 place, now sharing 8th place with China, and Canada is the only newcomer in the top 10. As one of the very few reports which compares destinations' meetingsrelated performance on a global scale, the annual ICCA rankings are one of the most eagerly anticipated

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Event Calendar 2016 Conference

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International Conference on Electrical, Electronics ,Computer Science (ICEECSME) 03 Jul 2016 Bangalore International Conference on Arts and Humanities (ICAH-16) 02-03 Jul 2016 Nagpur Tech In Asia Bangalore 06-07 Jul 2016 Bangalore

Exhibition Sign Today-BANGALORE 01-03 Jul 2016 Bangalore Celebrating Vivaha Lucknow 02-03 Jul 2016 Lucknow Business Opportunities Show Bhatinda 05 Jul 2016 Bathinda Business Opportunities Show Karnal 08 Jul 2016 Karnal

International Conference on Aeromechanical Materials for Manufacturing (ICAAMM) 07-09 Jul 2016 Hyderabad International Conference on Civil, Mechanical, Biological and Medical Engineering (ICMBME Pune) 10 Jul 2016 Pune BFSI Physical Security Summit (BFSI Summit) 12 Jul 2016 Mumbai FLAME Case Conference 15-16 Jul 2016 Pune

Celebrating Vivaha 09-11 Jul 2016 New Delhi International Police Expo 13-14 Jul 2016 New Delhi Travel & Tourism Fair - Hyderabad (TTF) 15-17 Jul 2016 Hyderabad Wedding Asia - New Delhi 15-17 Jul 2016 New Delhi


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Deccan Ruby Conference 06 Aug 2016 Pune

Designer Souk 02 Aug 2016 Mumbai

International Conference on Contemporary Computing (ICCC) 11-13 Aug 2016 Noida

Kolkata Fashion Expo 03-04 Aug 2016 Kolkata

International Conference on Advancement in Electrical, Electronics & Computer Engineering (E2CE) 12-13 Aug 2016 Ghaziabad International Conference On Information Science (CIS) 12-13 Aug 2016 Kochi Oil Spill India (OSI) 11-12 Aug 2016 Mumbai Techcircle Startup 10 Aug 2016 Gurgaon International Conference on Financial Markets and Corporate Finance (ICFMCF) 12-13 Aug 2016 Chennai

Instore Asia 04-06 Aug 2016 New Delhi Audiovisual Integration Expo (AVII) 04-06 Aug 2016 New Delhi Catering Expo 04-06 Aug 2016 New Delhi Food Hospitality World Goa (FHW) 11-13 Aug 2016 Goa Wedding Asia Ludhiana 19-21 Aug 2016 Ludhiana Big Cine Expo (BigCineExpo) 23-24 Aug 2016 Chennai


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GLOBAL EXHIBITIONS DAY Brings together the Industry Globally Social media and online communities also helped make Global Exhibitions Day a great success. On June 8 alone, thousands of tweets #GED16 were posted and shared, hundreds of GED seles published, and dozens of events took place where exhibition professionals raised awareness for our global industry, and celebrated the industry as well.

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he rst ever Global Exhibitions Day, held on 8 June 2016, has mobilized thousands of industry professionals around the world. Global Exhibitions Day has offered insight into the diverse and extraordinary working place that the exhibition industry is. Thousands of

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industry professionals joined events and activities in 60 countries around the world. Associations, companies, universities and individual professionals alike demonstrated their support. Besides these national activities, many exhibition organisers, venues, and service providers prepared their own company-wide activities for and around Global Exhibitions Day. Social media and online communities also helped make Global Exhibitions Day a great success. On June 8 alone, thousands of tweets #GED16 were posted and shared, hundreds of GED seles published, and dozens of events took place where exhibition professionals raised awareness for our global industry, and celebrated the industry as well. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn have been buzzing with #GED16 activity over the past month. The GED Facebook Group received in average 200 new members every day in the run-up to Global Exhibitions Day. Countless photos, videos, GIFs, media

releases, articles and discussions were shared and the hashtag #GED16 was used widely. One single video posted in support of GED alone reached an audience of 60,000 viewers in under 24 hours. Truly global from its very rst day! Since the project launch in January 2016, industry leaders from all over the world have pledged their support. List of #GED16 partners: UFI (Global), AAXO and EXSA (South Africa), AEFI and CFI (Italy), AEO (UK), AFE (Spain), AFECA (Asia), AFIDA (Central & South America), AMPROFEC (Mexico), AOCA (Argentina), Fairlink (Sweden), AUMA and FAMAB (Germany), CAEM (Canada), CEFA and CENTREX (Central Europe), EEAA (Australasia), EEIA (EU), HKECIA (Hong-Kong), IAEE and SISO (USA), IECA (Indonesia), IEIA (India), IELA (Global), IFES (Global), LECA (Lebanon), MACEOS (Malaysia), MFTA (Macao), PCEI (Poland), RUEF (Russia), TEA (Thailand), UBRAFE (Brazil) and UNIMEV (France).


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GED GED 2016 2016 -- EXPERT EXPERT SPEAK SPEAK

K.V. NAGENDRA PRASAD President, IEIA, COO, HITEX

I strongly feel advocacy about the exhibition industry is the answer to many issues being faced by the industry, whether it is getting governments to recognise exhibitions as economic growth engines and support the industry in getting its due recognition, or positioning exhibitions as the most effective marketing medium, or in motivating young professionals to take up careers in exhibition industry. Global Exhibition Day is a great platform for us to advocate the signicance of the exhibition industry, let us all join hands with colleagues across the world in promoting the exhibition industry. Happy Global Exhibitions Day!!

DAVID DUBOIS President and CEO, IAEE

The First Annual Global Exhibitions Day programme is a collaborative effort between UFI and IAEE as we celebrate the $55 (US) billion worldwide exhibitions industry. We are thrilled that our IEIA colleagues have supported this effort and we know that all activities will reinforce the economic and cultural value of our industry to India and all countries around the globe.

RAKESH KUMAR Ex Ofcio Member, Past President - IEIA, Chairman, India Exposition Mart Ltd. Exhibition industry in India has shown a lot of dynamism with a steady growth rate over the last few years. Exhibitions have the catalytic ability to foster and fuel the growth of the economy with myriad benets for various interlinked sectors. Realising the multiplier effect, strategies and proactive measures by all stakeholders are required for the further growth of this sector. Global Exhibitions Day is one such means to promote our industry and bring awareness about the potential might of the sector.

SERGEY ALEXEEV President, UFI

There are many meaningful national and regional projects promoting the value of the exhibition industry, and we are delighted to be able to cater them all under the umbrella of Global Exhibitions Day. This initiative has activated the industry to not only share one cohesive voice but to make all efforts count.

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EXHIBITIONS = GROWTH FOR TERRITORIES Economics Beneď€ ts

Exhibitions not only have the power to stimulate the market in a particular industry , but also stimulate economic growth and development of infrastructure

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680 thousand FTE Jobs Globally in the Exhibition Industry

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260 million Visitors to Exhibition Annually

Exhibition bring with them the creations of new jobs and work places not only with in the exhibition industry, but within the industries that support exhibitions such as restaurants accommodations and transport.

1.8 million FTE Jobs Created in Regional Economies Outside of the Exhibition Industry


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Las Vegas holds the honor of being the No. 1 tradeshow destination in North America for 21 years running for hosting 60 of the largest 250 trade shows. Las Vegas hosts nearly 6 million business delegates and nearly 22,000 individual meetings and conventions annually.

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as Vegas is a famous city in the United States, and the most populous city in the state of Nevada. The city bills itself as The Entertainment Capital of the World, and is famous for its mega casino–hotels and associated entertainment. Las Vegas is also a popular setting for films, television programs, and music videos. The city is one of the top three leading destinations in the United States for conventions, business, and meetings. Las Vegas holds the honor of being the No. 1 tradeshow destination in North America for 21 years running for hosting 60 of the largest 250 trade shows. Las Vegas hosts nearly 6 million business delegates and nearly 22,000 individual meetings and conventions annually. In addition, the city's metropolitan area has more AAA Five Diamond hotels than any other city in the world, and is a global leader in the hospitality industry. Today, Las Vegas is rated as one of the top tourist destinations in the world.

Las Vegas is generally used to describe not just the city itself, but areas beyond the city limits—especially the resort areas on and near the Las Vegas Strip- and the Las Vegas Valley.

WEATHER Las Vegas averages 320 days of sunshine per year and averages less than five inches of precipitation annually. This warm, dry climate is attractive for meetings throughout the year.

TRANSPORTATION In many cases, the close proximity of Las Vegas hotels eliminates the need for transportation as delegates can walk to many destinations. When transportation is required, however, Las Vegas offers many options including bus, taxi, shuttles and the country's first automated monorail. A bus rapid-transit link in Las Vegas called the Strip & Downtown Express (previously ACE Gold Line with limited stops and frequent service was


MICE launched in March 2010, and connects downtown Las Vegas, the Strip and the Las Vegas Convention Center. LAS VEGAS CONVENTION AND VISITORS AUTHORITY ( LVCVA) LVCVA is the official destination marketing organization of Las Vegas, and promotes tourism, conventions, meetings and special events. To promote the tourism sector that powers the Southern Nevada economy, the LVCVA is charged with and committed to building and protecting the Las Vegas brand among its diverse audiences of current and potential visitors. LVCVA's mission focuses on attracting everincreasing numbers of leisure and business visitors to the area. HISTORY OF THE LVCVA Las Vegas has long been a favorite recreation destination for millions of visitors. In the early 1950s, however, community leaders realized that the cyclical nature of tourism caused a significant decline in the number of visitors during the weekdays, throughout the summer months and over the Christmas season. A new market was identified in order to attract more visitors to the area during the slow periods - convention attendees.

Visionary elected officials, convinced that convention business was crucial to the growth of the city, went before the Nevada State Legislature to ask for funding. In 1955, the State Legislature agreed to finance the Clark County Fair and Recreation Board (the precursor to the LVCVA) with moneys acquired from a room tax levied on hotel and motel properties in Clark County. This revenue, paid for by tourists and not by local residents, allowed the Las Vegas Convention Center to be constructed and operate without any tax assessment on Clark County residents, and allowed the LVCVA to begin a program of destination marketing. On April 29, 1959, the Las Vegas Convention Center officially opened with a 20,340-square-foot rotunda, 18 meeting rooms and a 90,000-squarefoot exhibit hall. In its first year of operation, the LVCVA hosted eight conventions that were attended by 22,519 delegates. Now, Las Vegas regularly hosts more than 22,000 conventions and meetings attended by nearly 5.2 million delegates annually. The LVCVA is unlike a typical convention and visitors bureau in that it is not a membership-based o r g a n i z a t i o n . T h e LV C VA i s a g o v e r n m e n t a l a g e n c y. I t w a s

established by a state law, is funded by a county room tax and is governed by an autonomous board of directors. LAS VEGAS CONVENTION CENTER The Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC), located adjacent to the Las Vegas Strip, encompasses approximately 3.2 million square feet with exhibit space of 2 million square feet and meeting space of nearly 250,000 square feet. The facility is one of the busiest centers in the world - centrally located within three miles of over 100,000 guest rooms. O p e r a t e d b y t h e L a s Ve g a s Convention and Visitors Authority (LVCVA), the center is well known for its versatility, size, and amenities. In addition to exhibit and convention space, 144 meeting rooms (more than

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MICE 241,000 square feet) handle seating capacities ranging from 20 to 2,500. A grand lobby and registration area (more than 225,000 square feet) efficiently link existing exhibit halls with new exhibit and meeting rooms, and allow simultaneous set-up, breakdown and exhibiting of multiple events. In 2012, the Las Vegas Convention Center received AIPC Gold Certification from the International Association of Convention Centers. The AIPC reviewed the organization's management practices, policies, procedures and customer service. In addition, they rated facility performance measures, financial accountability, economic impacts, security, emergency response, financial integrity; employee, supplier and community relations, communications and environmental responsibility.

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MANDALAY BAY CONVENTION CENTER Mandalay Bay Convention Center, located in Paradise, Nevada (part of the Las Vegas metropolitan area) is one of the largest privately owned and operated convention centers in the world. The facility is owned and operated by MGM Resorts International. It is attached to the Mandalay Bay hotel and casino, and is adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Events Center. The facility could earlier support up to 75 breakout sessions and has several ballrooms with the largest being 100,000 square feet .The Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino Convention Center expansion is now complete with opening of the 70,000-square-foot Oceanside Ballroom. The $70 million expansion includes 350,000 square feet of new exhibit space, a 20,000-square-foot foyer and underground parking,

which all opened in August. The Mandalay Bay Convention Center now boasts more than 2 million total square feet and over 900,000 square feet of contiguous exhibit space with the ability to grow current shows and attract new corporate, association and incentive groups. Mandalay Bay and the Mandalay Bay Convention Center hold coveted Five Key ratings from the Green Key EcoRating and Meetings Programs. Mandalay Bay integrates environmentally responsible practices into its operations including the recycling of more than 80 percent of all convention materials. From sustainable service ware and organic, sustainable menus to zero waste recycling, Mandalay Bay's Convention Service Managers offer a number of options to help each group conduct green and socially responsible meetings.


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Sands Expo and Convention Centre The Sands Expo and Convention Center is a large convention center. It opened in 1990 across the street from the original Sands Hotel, was the second largest convention center in the world when it opened. The Sands Expo is owned and operated by the Las Vegas Sands Corporation. With over 2.25 million square feet of show floor and meeting space, Las Vegas' Sands Expo & Convention Center is among the largest meeting centers in the world. The convention center, which is committed to ecofriendly and sustainable practices and initiatives, is located less than ten minutes' walk from 40,000 hotel room and attracts more than 22,000 meetings and conventions of all sizes every year. Tourists Attractions In Vegas The city is home to several museums and an extensive Downtown Arts District, which hosts numerous galleries and events. The 2.5-mile-long central section of Las Vegas Boulevard, which runs through the city from northeast to southwest, known as The Strip, is lined with huge entertainment palaces, many built with a defining theme and home to performance venues, luxury hotel rooms, and fine

dining. The Strip is particularly impressive at night, when the city is illuminated by an endless succession of glittering neon signs. The Strip's major attraction is its casinos, but there are plenty of things to do in Las Vegas that don't involve gambling. There's are plenty of choices for sightseeing, exploring and having fun . Fountains of Bellagio , Stratosphere Tower ,Hoover Dam are top attractions of the City. The Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas is considered the city's finest resort and one of the few AAA 5-star-rated hotels. In front of the Bellagio, along the strip, the dancing fountains perform a beautiful display of water set to music. From the sidewalk, visitors have a ringside view. This is often described as the best free attraction in Las Vegas.

Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam --The two biggest attractions in the Las Vegas surrounding area are these two fantastic sites. The Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam Day Trip from Las Vegas takes visitors, by coach, to the West Rim of the Grand Canyon for three hours of free time. T h e S t r a t o s p h e r e To w e r i s a n unmistakable sight on the Las Vegas skyline. The tower rises up 1,149 feet, and on the rooftop of the tower are a variety of heart pounding thrill rides, including the SkyJump, Big Shot, X Scream, and Insanity. There is also an indoor and outdoor observation deck with great views over the city. The Stratosphere Tower claims the "tallest freestanding observation tower in the USA." Exhibition Showcase I June 2016 47


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