May 04-06, 2017


Bombay Exhibition Centre,Mumbai


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Dear Industry Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce the 7th edition of the Annual Conclave of the Indian Exhibition Industry Association, - ‘IEIA Open Seminar 2017’.

It is the premier event of the Exhibition Industry in India, where all the leading Indian and international industry professionals converge for networking, business prospecting, knowledge sharing, working out partnerships and collaborations, M&A discussions, business development and lot more.  The 7th edition of the IEIA Open Seminar will be held from 4th to 6th May 2017 at Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai, India, and has been overwhelmingly supported by global industry associations- UFI, IAEE, SISO, SACEOS, AEFI etc.

Theme of the 7th edition of the Open Seminar is: ‘Exhibitions: Economic Growth Engines’.

It is a well established fact that Exhibitions act as the driving force in propelling the growth of an economy, while ensuring myriad benefits for various inter related sectors.

As you would know India as a country is making rapid strides towards economic development and industrial growth. The Indian Exhibition Industry is a key contributor in this growth story. The theme of this year’s seminar is focused around reinforcing the power of exhibitions as serious business activity aimed at fostering economic development at the national level while also strengthening the international trade and cooperation.

This year’s event will feature Business Match Making Session, Exhibition Industry Expo, Young Professionals Meet-up hosted by IAEE, CEM Graduation Ceremony along with  2 days’ Conference with exclusive Panel discussions and presentations from eminent speakers from India and abroad.

We hereby invite you to attend the IEIA Open Seminar 2017 and join us in charting a new growth story for the Exhibition Industry.

On behalf of the Executive Committee of IEIA, I look forward to welcoming you at the power-packed 2-day conclave.

Warm regards

KV Nagendra Prasad


Event Schedule

IEIA Welcome Dinner

19:00 - 22:00hrs.

Thursday, 04 May 2017

Friday, 05May 2017 – BEC

09:00– 10:30 hrs.

Registration & Networking Coffee at Expo Pavilion

Friday, 05May 2017 – BEC

10:30 – 11:30 hrs

Presentation of IEIA Lifetime Achievement Award

Inaugural Session

Friday, 05May 2017 – BEC

11:30 – 12:15 hrs

Keynote Address : ‘Exhibitions – Economic Growth Engines’

Friday, 05May 2017 – BEC

12.15 – 13.00 hrs

Kai Hattendorf, MD &CEO, UFISpecial Address : ‘Global Exhibition Industry Trends’ by Mr.

Friday, 05May 2017 – BEC

13:00 – 14:00 hrs

Expo PavilionNetworking Lunch & Visit to

Friday, 05May 2017 – BEC

14:00 – 14:45 hrs

Session 1 Developing Leaders for the development of the Industry

Friday, 05May 2017 – BEC

14.45 – 15.30 hrs

Building robust eco system for development of exhibition industry in India Session 2

Friday, 05May 2017 – BEC

15:30 – 15:45 hrs

Networking Coffee Break at Expo Pavilion

Friday, 05May 2017 – BEC

15:45 – 16:30 hrs

Session 3 : Leveraging Technology for Greater Experience to Exhibitors & Visitors

                    Art of Social Media Marketing
                    Effective Websites : Understanding SEO, Web Analytics, Measuring Success

Friday, 05May 2017 – BEC

16:30 – 18:00 hrs

IAEE Young Professional Meet-up & Visit to Expo Pavilion

B2B – Match Making

Friday, 05May 2017 – BEC

18:30 – 20:30 hrs

IEIA OS 2017 – Gala Dinner

Friday, 05May 2017 – BEC

21:00 – 22:30 hrs

After Party at Westin

Saturday, 06 May 2017

09:30– 10:15 hrs

Interaction with Policy Makers
A joint interaction between Select Exhibition Organisers / Venue Owners / Key Service Providers & Government Officials (GOM)

Saturday, 06 May 2017

10:15 – 10:45 hrs

Special Address : Mr. Dennis Smith, Director, IAEE&President, Messe Frankfurt North America

Saturday, 06 May 2017

10:45 – 11:30 hrs

Networking Coffee Break at Expo Pavilion

Saturday, 06 May 2017

11:30 – 12:15 hrs
Session 4 : Skill Development

Saturday, 06 May 2017

12:15- 13:00 hrs
Session 6 :Venue landscape in India

Saturday, 06 May 2017

13:00- 14:00 hrs

Networking Lunch and Visit to Expo Pavilion

Saturday, 06 May 2017

14:00- 14: 45 hrs

CEO Conclave : Key Learnings & The Way Forward

Saturday, 06 May 2017

14:45– 15:00 hrs.

Presenting “The Way Forward”