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

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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

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