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st Exhibition Excellence Awards in India Brings together the Exhibition Industry Successfully

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ith the support & blessings of IEIA, India's leading magazine on tradefairs- Exhibition Showcase organized First Exhibition Excellence Awards successfully on 23rd Jan 2016, hosted at India Expo Mart, Greater Noida.

About Exhibition Showcase: Exhibition Showcase has been serving the industry dedicatedly and sincerely trying to promote the industry through its print magazine, online portal and online television platforms. The monthly magazine & online portal reaches out to all elements of exhibition eco-system: Organizers, Services & Venues, Exhibitors, Trade Visitors.

Exhibition Excellence Awards Objective: The event is meant to honour & provide recognition to the champions of Indian Exhibition Industry and inspire the industry to reach greater heights in the year ahead. The event will serve well to motivate the industry to raise their standards and promote healthy competition among the fraternity. This will go a long way in reaching global levels of professionalism. Also, the event provided lot of visibility to the industry and government, corporate and international community will come to know about the Indian Exhibition Industry and the people behind it.

Attendance: The event was attended by over 280 exhibition professionals across India. Exhibition Excellence Awards were held in the presence of Sh. Madan Chauhan, Minister of State (Independent Charge) U.P. Govt, Mrs Renu Sharma – Chairman of BJP All IndiaWomen Entrepreneur Cell, Mr.Harinder Yadav – Chairman Zila Parishad , Mr. JK Sharma - Joint Commissioner of Police and Mrs.VimlaBatham – MLA Noida.There was good representation from various cities apart from Delhi/NCR. Cities represented included – Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Ahemadabad, Indore,Kolkatta, Agra, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Trisoor, Chennai, Bihar, Jharkhand etc.


Post Event Report Supporting Bodies: The initiative was supported by The Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, National Skill Development Council, The Indian Exhibition Industry Association, Indian Exhibition Services Association & Indian Industries Association.

Award Categories: There were total 20 nomination categories for Exhibition Organizers, Venues, & Services. The award categories were made to ensure that both big and small players get enough chances to come in the limelight and so that there can be wholesome involvement of industry from across India. The categories also ensured that shows from multiple industries and multiple cities get involved. The parameter for judging was primarily on the basis easily verifiable statistical information like no. of exhibitors etc. International research firm – “Econ One” was hired to screen nominations. The categories also segregated private players, trade promotion bodies, non-annual shows, first time organizers, small city organizers, multi-city shows, shows with max. conferences, shows held abroad, fastest growing show, grand venue, structure supplier, conference organizer, Hotel that promotes exhibitions. Apart from this, there were also editor's choice award categories namely Lifetime Achievement award, outstanding contribution to Exhibition Industry, Outstanding contribution to trade promotion, Leading Ladies in Exhibition Industry, MSME promotion award. There were four unique live competition categories where each team had 3 minutes to put their points in front of the esteemed jury and the audience. All categories were very well appreciated by the audience as it served well to provide for the knowledge appetite of the attendees. The teams used powerpoint presentations to a great extent and shared their best practices with the audience. The esteemed jury comprised of Mrs Rita Menon – Former CMD of ITPO, Mrs.Tarang Khosla – Editor Exhibition Showcase, Mrs, Manjula Mishra – Chairperson Indian Industries Association and Dr.Sajnani – Dean at Amity Institute of Tourism, Amity University. The live competing categories and winning teams were: v Leader in Marketing Initiatives – Won by UBM - Cphi v Leader in Crisis Management – Won by PLastivision v Top Exhibitor Value – Won by IMTEX v Excellence in Services – Won by BIEC The Lifetime Achievement Award was backed by Mr Rakesh Kumar (EPCH), Largest Show to UBM (Cphi), 1087 exhibitors, The Big Show to ITPO (35th IITF), 6000 exhibitors, The Royal Show to All India Plastic manufacturing association (plastivision), 1200 exhibitors, Fastest growing show to Tafcon projects (India pack), 138% growth, The Grand Venue to Bombay exhibition centre, The Star Venue to India Expo Mart Greater Noida, Top Global Dominance to IMTEX – 51% foreign participation, Outstanding Contribution to Exhibition Industry to Mr RavinderSethi, Top Multicity Show to affairs, India International Premier schools fair (12 cities), Best Debutant Show to Fenza Exhibitions – India Labex, Knowledge Hub to MMI - Intersolar India – 49 conference Sessions, Leading Ladies in Exhibition Industry – Mrs.Seema Srivastava – ITME, Ms Katharina Schlegel – MMI, Miss Sonia Prashar – Messe Nurnberg and many more awardees.

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WINNERS LIST IN ALL CATEGORIES AT A GLANCE The Largest Show - For Private Organizers On Basis Of Exhibitor Count Winner - UBM - CPHI - 1087 Exhibitors 1st Runner Up - Fairfest - OTM Mumbai - 1069 Exhibitors 2nd Runner Up - ABEC - ACETECH - 799 Exhibitors The Big Show - For Trade Promotion Bodies/govt. Agencies On Exhibitor Count Winner - ITPO - 35th IITF - 5000 Exhibitors 1st Runner Up - EPCH - IHGF Delhi Fair - 2750 Exhibitors 2nd Runner Up - The Gem & Jewelry Export Promotion Council - IIJS - 1077 The Royal Show - For Non - Annual Shows On Exhibitor Coun Winner: Aipma - Plastivision - 1200 Exhibitors 1st Runner Up - Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association -IMTEX 1030 Exhibitor 2nd Runner Up - India ITME Society - India ITME 2012 - 806 The Fastest Growing Show - % Growth In Exhibitor Over Last Year Winner - Tafcon Projects (india) Pvt. Ltd. - India Pack - 138% 1st Runner Up - Event Capital - Edutainment Show - 80% 2nd Runner Up - Indian Printed Circuit Association (IPCA) - IPCA Electronics Expo 2015 - 64% The Challenger - Shows Held In B Towns By Organizers In B Cities Winner - MM Capital Pvt. Ltd.- Trade Expo 2015 Kanpur - 310 1st Runner Up - Agra Footwear Manufacturers & Exporters Chamber (AFMEC) - 9th Edition 'meet At Agra" - Leather, Footwear Components & Technology Fair - 192 2nd Runner Up - Chamber Of Industrial & Commercial Undertakings International Engineering Technology & Sourcing Show-2015 - 150 Top Multi City Show - Shows Held In Max. No. Of Cities Winner - Affairs - India & International Premier Schools Exhibition - 12 Cities 1st Runner Up - Excelsior Public Relations - Wedding Asia - 11 Cities 2nd Runner Up – Fashionista - Fashion & Lifestyle Exhibition – 10 Cities Global Dominance - % Foreign Exhibitor Participation Winner - Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association - IMTEX - 51% 1st Runner Up - UBM- Renewable Energy India - 49% 2nd Runner Up – Bc Expo – 44% Top New Show – New Show Introduced By Existing Organizer on Exhibitor Count Winner - Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association - Delhi Machine Tool Expo - 220 Exhibitors 1st Runner Up - UBM -personal Care India Expo - 125 Exhibitors 2nd Runner Up - Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd - Food Hospitality World - Goa – 117 Knowledge Hub - on Basis of no. of Co-held Conferences During Show Winner - Mmi - Intersolar India - 49 Sessions 1st Runner Up - Ubm - Renewable Energy India - 27 Sessions 2nd Runner Up - Hannover Milano Fairs India Pvt Ltd - CEBIT India 2015 25 Sessions Leader In Marketing Initiatives - Live Competition Winner - Ubm - Satte

Post Event Report Top Exhibitor Value - Live Competition Winner - Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers Association – IMTEX Leader in Crisis Management - Live Competition Winner - The All India Plastic Manufacturers Assn - Plastivision India Grand Venue - On basis of No. of events held at venue Winner - NESCO - Bombay Exhibition Centre 1st Runner Up - India Expo Mart Limited - Gr. Noida Star Venue - Largest Event Handled Winner - India Expo Mart Limited Top Venue - For Venues in B Tier Cities or non-exhibition cities Winner - Gandhi Corporation 1st Runner Up - Brilliant Convention Centre Leading Structure Supplier - Structure supplied at exhibitions Winner - RMB Event Management 1st Runner Up - Deepali Designs 2nd Runner up – Milton Exhibits Excellence in Design – Most Wonderful stall/pavilion or event creation Winner - Pavilion & Interiors pvt ltd.' 1st Runner Up - Litmus Meroform 2nd Runner up - Paras Art Studio Excellence in Services - Live competition BIEC Star Conference Organizer Winner - Alpcord 1st Runner Up - International Travel House 2nd Runner up -Teflas Top MICE Hotel Winner - Lulu Hotels 1st Runner Up - Hyatt Regency 2nd Runner Up - Crowne Plaza

EDITOR's CHOICE AWARDS To honour Leading Professionals in the Industry who have made a significant contribution in its development Leading Ladies in Exhibition Industry Seema Srivastava - ITME Sonia Prashar - Nuerabarg Messe India Pvt. Ltd. Katharina Schlegel – MMI Outstanding contribution to trade promotion Mr. Om Prakash - Inorbit Tours Pvt Ltd MSME Promotion Award – National Small Industries Corporation Outstanding Contribution to Exhibition Industry Mr.RavinderSethi - RE Rogers India Lifetime Achievement Award Mr. Rakesh Kumar - EPCH


Post Event Report Panel discussion: The event began with a power packed panel discussion on How Exhibitions can foster the National Make in India, Skill India and Smart City initiative. The speakers brought in a lot of industry experience and insights and the discussion was well received by the audience. The speakers in this panel included:

Esteemed Panelists: [ Mr.RavinderSethi - VP IEIA – Moderator of GD [ Mr.ArmayeshBuhariwala – Buhariwala logistics [ Mr.ShyamNagpal - ICES [ Mr. Praveen Mittal - FICCI [ Mr.NabjeetGanguli - UBM [ Mr.ChanderMansharamani – Alpcord Network [ Mr. Sanjay Vasishtha - ITPO [ Mr. K Murarka - AIPMA

Entertainment : The evening saw some amazing entertainment fillers – Theater act on Exhibition Industry, Laser Show, Motivation talk by Swami Shantatmananda, 5 piece Live violin act and band performance etc. There was some great food thanks to super hospitality by IEML. The event concluded with networking cocktail dinner for all attendees.


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Media Coverage of Awards: [ Massive coverage in Exhibition Showcase Magazine, trade publications, online news portals. [ Dedicated coverage in episode format on national news television - Bloomberg TV covering audience over 5 lakhs with a repeat telecast

Congratulations to all Winners


Post Event Report Testimonials: Mr. Nagendra Prasad, President, IEIA said, “ I am extreamely happy with the initiative taken by Exhibition Showcase in conducting the Exhibition Excellence Awards 2016 for the very first time in the Indian exhibition industry. I feel it is a very important initiative which will enable our industry to grow professionally, become more competitive and rise on global platform. It is an opportunity to celebrate everybody's achievements. IEIA is happy to be a active proponent of this idea and support this initiative by Exhibition Showcase.” Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Immediate Past President IEIA said, “Initially we were skeptical about the way the awards will be presented, what will be the content and criterion of the awards, but the way this event has been executed, I must congratulate Mr. Raghav Khosla and Exhibition Showcase. IEIA is happy to support this initiative. I am pleased with the way Exhibition Showcase has organized the entire event. Mr. Ravinder Sethi, VP IEIA said, “ I am extremely happy with the way this event has been organized. 11 on 10 to Exhibition Showcase for pulling this off in a grand style. IEIA is happy to extend its active support to the event. Many congratulations!! Miss Sonia Prashar, EC IEIA said, “ It is a great initiative by Exhibition Showcase. Congratulations for organizing such a big program where the entire exhibition industry is being recognized. Kudos to Exhibition Showcase and I think the whole program was wonderfully setup.

Mr. Nabjeet Ganguli, UBM said, “It was well executed for being the first edition, I am sure this year's learning will lead to next year awaited edition. . Overall this year it was tremendous effort from your team and well done. I should mention post event engagements are very good, including promotion and way you are promoting the awards.” Mr. Igor Palka, bC expo said, “As the awards happened for the very first time, it was a great platform for the industry to gather together and recognize the achievements. In the long run, on establishing these awards, many more industry players will take part and the competition will become even more challenging”. Mr. Bhupinder Singh, MMI India said, “ Pleased to see the outcome of the initiative. The fact that you incorporated categories for small organizers, first time organizers and organizers from so many diverse regions makes the whole effort much more commendable. Congratulations to Exhibition Showcase” Mrs. Seema Srivastava, ED India ITME Society said, “The first edition of Exhibition Excellence Award surpassed my expectations and must say it was organized superbly. The industry is very well represented here. I take this opportunity to congratulate Mr. Raghav Khosla and team members who coordinated, communicated and promoted the event so successfully.

Mr. Chander Manshahermani, Vice Chairman ICPB and member IEIA said, “I have been attending many award functions but I must congratulate Exhibition Showcase for doing this so well. The event started with a nice Panel discussion and many engaging elements were there in the program”.

Mr. Krishna Patel, Jt. MD at NESCO ltd. Said, “The EEA is a wonderful initiative to recognize and appreciate the remarkable efforts and achievements of various members in the Industry. These awards are significant as it gives recognition not only to the established veterans but also to upcoming players and trend setters in this Industry. It plays an active role in creating benchmarks and standards which thus create healthy competition resulting in an overall improvement in experience and standards.”

Mr. Dayanand, BIEC said, “Its a great beginning we support this initiative. The event will definitely grow and strengthen itself in the time to come”.

Mr.Shyam Nagpal, Director ICES said, 11 on 10 to Exhibition Showcase, considering this was your first event. Well done and congratulations.

Exhibition Showcase will be back with the nd 2 edition of Exhibition Excellance Awards

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