Making a Connect with the Industry
The 8th IEIA Open Seminar at Hitex, Hyderabad, brought global leaders of the exhibition industry and facilitated networking for Indian sector with participants from 30 countries
The event while being one-of-its-kind platform for knowledge exchange transacted supported by various global forums of the exhibition industry including UFI, IAEE, AFECA, SISO, AEFI, UBRAFE, AUMA, CENTREX and IELA, representatives from 33 international associations.
Corrado Peraboni, President, UFI, David DuBois, CEO & President, IAEE, Walter Yeh, President- AFECA, L.C. Goyal, IAS, CMD, ITPO and B. Venkatesham, IAS, Principal Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, Govt of Telangana, were amongst the key dignitaries present on the dais with KV Nagendra Prasad, President, IEIA, Ravinder Sethi, Vice President, IEIA and Bhupinder Singh, Honorary Secretary, IEIA. One of the most awaited initiatives for the
exhibition sector in India- ‘The Indian Exhibition Industry Report 2017', initiated by IEIA with EAC as knowledge partner, was unveiled by the present dignitaries during the inaugural session. Suresh Prabhu, Honourable Minister of Commerce & Industries addressed the participants and global leaders through a video message.
Prasad, in his address said, ‘'The very objective behind making this event truly global was to showcase the potential of the Indian exhibition industry to the global leaders of this sector and also to provide a platform to discuss avenues and opportunities of collaborative business to the participating delegates.”
There were informative panel discussions and presentations by more than 45 eminent speakers, who shared their experience and expertise with the attendees. Two important features of the IEIA Open Seminar this year were the IAEE's Young Professionals Meet Up and Business Match Making Session hosted by IEIA. Young professionals from the industry participated in the Meet up and interacted with representatives and board members of IAEE, who shared their experiences with the students about their journey in the exhibition industry and how can the sector be a great career option for them. The pre-fixed B2B Business Match Making saw over 50 meetings.
The pre-fixed B2B Business Match Making, at the seminar, saw over 50 meetings