The 8th IEIA Open Seminar will be held from 9-11 May 2018 at HITEX Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, bringing together Global Exhibition Industry leaders from over 30 countries.
IEIA Open Seminar is the annual international conclave of Indian Exhibition Industry organized by Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) and hosted by HITEX Exhibition Center, Hyderabad this year.
IEIA is the apex body of the Indian Exhibition Industry representing Trade Fair Organizers, Service Providers and Venue Owners in the country. The Indian Exhibition Industry plays a big role in impacting economies - be it local, state or national. With an estimated industry size of approximately INR 25,000 crore and over 700 major Trade Shows annually, it is growing at a rate of 8.8% per year.
Speaking at the press conference, Mr. K V Nagendra Prasad, President, IEIA said the Open Seminar is a prominent event that brings together the Indian Exhibition Industry leaders with their global counterparts to discuss trends, challenges, opportunities and breakthroughs.
Sri. Subramanian Swamy, Member of Parliament and former Union Minister, Mr LC Goyal, IAS, CMD, India Trade Promotion Organisation and Mr. B. Venkatesham, IAS, Principal Secretary, Tourism and Culture, Govt, of Telangana are the key dignitaries attending the event.
IEIA Open Seminar 2018’s theme “Converge & Connect” puts the spotlight on the importance of working together and networking among all the stakeholders, globally. With more and more organizations entering the industry, there is a greater need to collaborate and ensure their common growth, which in turn will boost the growth of the Industry.
Sri. Subramanian Swamy will deliver the keynote address as Ms. Suja Chandy, Vice President, Invest India (Govt, of Indra), Mr. Corrado Peraboni, President, UFI and Mr David DuBois, President & CEO, IAEE will deliver special addresses while over 45 renowned industry stalwarts will also join the team of speakers.
Over 600 leaders from the Global Exhibition Industry including the top management of all major global forums related to exhibition industry viz. The Global Association of Exhibition Industry (UFI), International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA), BRICS MICE Forum and heads of major exhibition organizations will come together with the members of IEIA for three days packed with highly informative and interactive sessions.
IEIA Open Seminar 2018 will feature presentations by who’s who of the Exhibition Industry, Panel Discussions, Exhibition Services Expo, Business Match Making, Young Professionals Meetup, IEIA & Economic Times Indian Exhibition Industry Awards and Certified in Exhibitions Management (CEM) Graduation Ceremony along with many international concurrent events.
During the IEIA Open Seminar 2018, government representatives and business leaders will emphasize on framing policy for exponential growth of the Indian exhibition industry, while IEIA will sign 5 more Reciprocity Agreements this year with leading International associations and will work towards the collaboration among all stakeholders to make India one of the top Exhibitions and Trade Shows market in the world.