8th IEIA Open Seminar to be held in Hyderabad
Hyderabad, April 20, 2018. The 8th IEIA Open Seminar will be held from 9th to 11th May 2018 her in the city at HITEX Exhibition Center, Hyderabad.
The eventbrings together Global Exhibition Industry leaders from over 30 countries.
IEIA OpenSeminar is the annual international conclave of Indian Exhibition Industryorganized by Indian Exhibition Industry Association(IEIA) and hosted by HITEXExhibition Center, Hyderabad this year.
IEIA is theapex body of the Indian Exhibition Industry representing Trade Fair Organizers,Service Providers and Venue Owners in the country. The Indian ExhibitionIndustry plays a big role in impacting economies – be it local, state ornational.
With anestimated industry size of approximately INR 25,000 crore and over 700major Trade Shows annually, it is growing at a rate of 8.8% per year.
Speaking atthe press conference, Mr. K V Nagendra Prasad, President, IEIA said the OpenSeminar is a prominent event that brings together the Indian ExhibitionIndustry leaders with their global counterparts to discuss trends, challenges,opportunities and breakthroughs.
Sri. SureshPrabhu, Hon’ble Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation, Govt.of India, and Sri. Subramanian Swamy, Member of Parliamentare the keydignitaries attending the event.
IEIA OpenSeminar 2018’s theme “Converge & Connect” puts the spotlight on theimportance of working together and networking among all the stakeholders,globally.With more and more organizations entering the industry, there is agreater need to collaborate and ensure their common growth, which in turn willboost the growth of the Industry.
Sri.Subramanian Swamywill deliver the keynote address as Ms. SujaChandy, VicePresident, Invest India (Govt. of India), Mr. CorradoPeraboni, President, UFIand Mr David DuBois, President & CEO, IAEEwill deliver special addresseswhile over 45 renowned industry stalwarts will also join the team of speakers.
Over 600leaders from the Global Exhibition Industry including the top management of allmajor global forums related to exhibition industry viz.UFI - The GlobalAssociation of Exhibition Industry, International Association ofExhibitions and Events (IAEE),Asian Federation of Exhibitions andConvention (AFECA), BRICS MICE Forumand heads of major exhibition organizationswill come together with the members of IEIA for three days packed with highlyinformative and interactive sessions.
IEIA OpenSeminar 2018 will feature presentations by who’s who of the ExhibitionIndustry, Panel Discussions, Exhibition Services Expo,Business MatchMaking,Young Professionals Meetup, IEIA Awards and Certified in ExhibitionsManagement (CEM) Graduation Ceremony along with many international concurrentevents.
During theIEIA Open Seminar 2018, government representatives and business leaders willemphasize on framing policy for exponential growth of the Indian exhibitionindustry, while IEIA will sign 5 more Reciprocity Agreements this year withleading International associations and will work towards the collaborationamong all stakeholders to make India one of the top Exhibitions and Trade Showsmarket in the world.
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