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IEIA Advocacy Initiatives

Date Initiatives
February 05, 2020 Letters to Federation of Hotels & Restaurants Associations of India (FHRAI) and Hotels Association of India (HAI) for request of support for exhibitions sector.
March 28, 2020 IEIA's Representation for relief measures for Exhibition Sector in India due to impact of COVID 19'- Submissions to: Prime Minister’s Office; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Tourism; Ministry of Commerce & Industry; and Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
April 16, 2020 Request for Stimulus Package for Exhibition Sector in India - Submissions to: Prime Minister’s Office; Ministry of Finance; Ministry of Tourism; Ministry of Commerce & Industry; and Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT).
April 22, 2020 Submission of COVID exit strategy for Exhibitions sector in India - Submission to Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India.
April 20 to April 30, 2020 Media Coverage of Exhibition sector's importance and COVID 19 impact – News published in 41 leading media forums
May 15, 2020 E-interaction with Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of MSME and Road, Transport & Highways, Govt. of India.
May 16, 2020 Release of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for conducting Exhibitions Post Lockdown-COVID-19.
May 18, 2020 #WeSupportExhibitions Campaign on Social Media to advocate the importance of Exhibitions sector with country wide participation from stakeholders- More than 5 lacs impressions crossed on Twitter and equally high impact on Linked and FaceBook
May 21, 2020 Post COVID Re-start for Exhibitions Sector- Submission to: Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of MSME, Road, Transport & Highways, Govt. of India
May 21, 2020 Request for creating a separate category for Exhibitions sector for MSME Registrations- Submission to: Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of MSME, Road, Transport & Highways, Govt. of India
May 26, 2020 Request for support for Exhibition Venues in India- submissions to Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade (DPIIT), Ministry of Commerce and Industry; and Ministry of Finance.
June 03, 2020 E-interaction with Joint Secretary, Ministry of Commerce and Industry; and Executive Director, ITPO on Future of Exhibitions.
June 22, 2020 Request for support in re-opening Exhibitions- Submission to: Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of MSME, Road, Transport & Highways, Govt. of India
July 03, 2020 Follow Up Letter for Request for support in re-opening Exhibitions- Submissions to Sh. Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of MSME, Road, Transport & Highways, Govt. of India
July 17, 2020 Request for re-start of Exhibitions during Unlock 3.0- Submission to: Ministry of Home Affairs- Govt. of India
July 29, 2020 Follow Up Letter for request for re-start of Exhibitions during Unlock 3.0- Submission to Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India
Aug 16, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in Maharashtra - Shri Subhash Rajaram Desai
Aug 21, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in Delhi - Shri Satyendra Kumar Jain
Aug 21, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in Gujarat - Shri Vijaybhai R Rupani
Aug 21, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in Maharashtra - Shri Subhash Rajaram Desai
Aug 21, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in Maharashtra - Shri. Uddhav Thakeray
Aug 21, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in Delhi - Shri. Arvind Kejriwal
Aug 22, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in Karnataka - Shri B. S. Yediyurappa
Aug 22, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in Tamil Nadu - Thiru Edappadi K Palaniswami
Aug 22, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in Telangana - Sri K. Chandrashekar Rao
Aug 22, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in India - Shri Prahlad Singh Patel
Aug 22, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in Karnataka - Shri Jagadish Shettar
Aug 22, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in Tamil Nadu - Thiru M. C. Sampath
Aug 22, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in Telangana - Shri K. T Rama Rao
Sep 4, 2020 Request for re-start of exhibitions in UP - Shri Yogi Adityanath
August 8, 2020 Request letter for Inclusion of Exhibitions Sector in FICCI’s Guidelines on Unlock4.0
August 8, 2020 Request letter for Inclusion of Exhibitions Sector in CII’s Guidelines on Unlock4.0
November 11, 2020 Requesting Intervention for Misinterpretation of guidelines for re-opening B2B Exhibitions - Mr. Darpan Jain, IAS :
November 19, 2020 Regarding re-opening of B2B Exhibitions in Delhi as per Unlock 5.0 Guidelines - Mr. Vijay Kumar Dev, IAS :
December 31, 2020 Regarding conduct of B2B Exhibitions in Maharashtra - Mr. Sanjay Degaonkar, IAS :
February 02, 2021 Request for amendment in SOP guidelines for Trade Exhibitions - Dr. Anup Wadhawan, IAS Secretary :
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