CONVERGE & CONNECT

Annual Conclave of the Indian Exhibition Industry

 

IEIA Open Seminar is IEIA’s annual flagship event where the Indian Exhibition Industry comes together with its members, associates and international delegates to deliberate on the happenings in the industry and build on the business, presence and network.

With “Converge and Connect” as its theme, IEIA Open Seminar 2018 will be a platform to meet peers, share knowledge, discuss collaborations and developments, address industry challenges and most importantly, network among members and participants to build successful business alliances.

The event will be attended by more than 500 Exhibition industry professionals with around 100 International delegates from various countries, providing one of it’s kind Networking opportunity for all participating organizations.

Leading players comprising who’s who of the Indian Exhibition Industry participate in IEIA Open Seminar being the best platform for Networking with the captains of the industry from India and abroad.

Event Highlights

Companies offering various products and services in technology and automation, exhibition management, logistics solutions, safety solution, material handling etc. will participate in Business Match Making sessions to build strategic partnerships.

Global leaders and experts from the Indian and global exhibition industries will participate in Panel Discussions highlighting industry trends and initiatives. Eminent speakers will address the delegates and share their experiences.

IEIA Awards celebrate the achievements of IEIA Members and acknowledge the talent, creativity and dedication they render for the Exhibition Industry. We honour Organizers, Venue Owners, Technology Providers, Logistics Providers, Suppliers and people working in different areas of exhibition industry with diverse Award categories.

Exhibition industry professionals who have recently completed Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM) programs will be presented with their certificates in the Graduation Ceremony in the presence of industry leaders and colleagues.

More and more Young Professionals are entering the Exhibition Industry and striving for excellence. The Young Professionals Meetup is a unique platform to bring them together at one place and provide them an opportunity to meet peers, make new friends and excel in the industry.

The Expo is an integral part of the Open Seminar. Wide-ranging companies from the exhibition industry will exhibit their product portfolio and service capabilities to national and international exhibition organizers, delegates and members of IEIA. The limited timed B2B session encourages participants to book their meetings directly with a service provider for one to one meetings which help you improve your business and increase your brand image of the industry.

Concurrent Events

Chief Guests

Mr. Suresh Prabhu

Hon’ble Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation Government of India

Mr. K T Rama Rao

Hon’ble Minister for IT, Industries, Municipal Administration & Urban Development and NRI Affairs Government of Telangana

Guests of Honor

Mr. Subramanian Swamy

Member of Parliament

Mr. Corrado Peraboni

President, UFI

Mr. David DuBois

President & CEO, IAEE

Mr. Shri L C Goyal, IAS

Chairman & MD
India Trade Promotion Organisation

MESSAGES

"It gives me immense pleasure to welcome global exhibition industry leaders to Hyderabad for the 8th IEIA’s Annual International Conclave of Indian Exhibition Industry Association. Government of Telangana is on the forefront today encouraging and facilitating investments in various industries. I am sure the visiting trade fair organisers will find it opportune to host their events in Hyderabad. Government of Telangana will be keen to support such initiatives. I wish success to this event and look forward to being part of the event"

Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS

Principal Secretary to Government of Telangana

"I am glad to know that Indian Exhibition Industry Association is organizing 8th IEIA Open Seminar from May 9 to 11, 2018 at HITEX, Hyderabad on the theme ‘Converge & Connect’. Exhibitions and trade fairs play a catalytic role in the development of business and economy of a country and I am happy to be informed that IEIA Open Seminar will bring together the exhibition fraternity from across the globe to discuss opportunities of collaboration and business expansions in the MICE sector. I recommend all the delegates to enjoy the hospitality, heritage, modernity and cuisines of this wonderful city"

Mr. B Venkatesham, IAS

Secretary to Government of Telangana

"It gives me immense pleasure to welcome global exhibition industry leaders to Hyderabad for the 8th IEIA’s Annual International Conclave of Indian Exhibition Industry Association. Government of Telangana is on the forefront today encouraging and facilitating investments in various industries. I am sure the visiting trade fair organisers will find it opportune to host their events in Hyderabad. Government of Telangana will be keen to support such initiatives. I wish success to this event and look forward to being part of the event"

Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS

Principal Secretary to Government of Telangana

"I am glad to know that Indian Exhibition Industry Association is organizing 8th IEIA Open Seminar from May 9 to 11, 2018 at HITEX, Hyderabad on the theme ‘Converge & Connect’. Exhibitions and trade fairs play a catalytic role in the development of business and economy of a country and I am happy to be informed that IEIA Open Seminar will bring together the exhibition fraternity from across the globe to discuss opportunities of collaboration and business expansions in the MICE sector. I recommend all the delegates to enjoy the hospitality, heritage, modernity and cuisines of this wonderful city"

Mr. B Venkatesham, IAS

Secretary to Government of Telangana