Dear Industry Colleague,

I am pleased to announce the 8th Annual Open Seminar of the Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA), which will be held from 9th to 11th May, 2018 at HITEX Exhibition Center, Hyderabad.
India as a country is now making rapid strides towards economic development and industrial growth. The Indian Exhibition Industry has played a big role in terms of impact on our economies, be it local, state or national. With an estimated industry size of approximately INR 25,000 crore and over 800 major Trade shows annually, the Exhibition industry in India is growing at a rate of 8.8% per annum. IEIA through its initiatives has been progressively striving to support the Indian Exhibition industry, while acting as the driving force in charting up this growth trajectory. Over the last 7 editions, the IEIA OPEN SEMINAR has evolved into a forum where experts and leaders of the Global Exhibition Industry deliberate and address important concerns related to the Exhibition Industry, and galvanise their efforts towards forging successful business partnerships.

The theme for the 8th IEIA Open Seminar is- ‘CONVERGE & CONNECT’, building and focussing on the Power of Networking in our Industry. The 8th Annual International Conclave will be attended by participants and leaders of the exhibition industry from all across the globe and is expected to host around 100 international participants with over 500 delegates that include leading players from our country. The global support and confirmations of attendance for this event has been overwhelming so far and we are still counting on the same with more confirmations being received. The 2-day event will be a platform for knowledge sharing, discussing collaborations and new policies, addressing industry challenges and developments and most importantly, the best of Networking amongst fellow members and participants. The Conference Program has been designed to address the best of the topics to make it more meaningful for the participants. We appreciate your participation in the past editions of our Open Seminars and trust it has derived great benefits for you. The 8th Annual Open Seminar will be yet another excellent opportunity for your organization to reach key people from the Global Exhibition Industry, with special focus on India.
On behalf of the Executive Committee of IEIA, look forward to welcome you all at IEIA Open Seminar 2018.

With best regards,
KV Nagendra Prasad, CEM