IEIA Open Seminar 2019 – Concurrent International Board Meetings

  • AFECA Board Meeting: The Asian Federation of Exhibition and Convention Associations (AFECA) focuses on the mission to promote and enhance the MICE industry in Asia. Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) is hosting the AFECA Board Meeting during the IEIA open Seminar 2019 where in board members and advisors of AFECA will be present to discuss the future directions and upcoming initiatives of AFECA. This board meeting will be attended by representatives from more than 15 Asian countries.

  • IAEE India Chapter Meeting: International Association of Exhibitions and Events, is the US based association with members from various corners of the globe comprising exhibition organizers, venue owners and service providers. The India Chapter of IAEE and IEIA work closely supporting each other. IAEE is running two programs in association with IEIA in India which include the ‘Certified in Exhibition Management™ (CEM); and the ‘Women’s Leadership Forum’ with the aim to support the growth of industry professionals in the country. The IAEE India Chapter Meeting will be attended by the Executive Committee of the India Chapter to discuss the future plan of action of the association for maximising the support to its members and the industry.

  • BRICS MICE Forum: The BRICS MICE Forum was formed by the Exhibitions and Conference related associations from Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), aimed at creating strategies which can enhance scope for cooperation in the Meeting, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) sector in these countries. The first edition of the BRICS MICE Forum was held in China in the year 2017, which was followed by another meeting hosted by IEIA during Open Seminar 2018 in Hyderabad. The BRICS MICE Forum has now expanded to include the MICE industry associations from Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia and Philippines and is renamed as BRICS and Emerging Countries MICE Forum. Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) will be hosting the BRICS & Emerging Countries MICE Forum during the IEIA Open Seminar 2019 for meaningful discussions on future course of action and cooperation for the growth of the MICE industry. This will allow to build global relationship and strategic partnerships both nationally and internationally for the business event industry.

  • IEIA International Partners Meeting: Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA), is the national apex body of the exhibition industry in India, which brings together exhibition organizers, exhibition and convention centres, service providers, technology providers and logistics providers under one roof with over 200 national and international players as its members for information and knowledge exchange and business networking among the industry players. IEIA has entered into strategic partnerships with 16 international bodies related to exhibition and events industry from various countries across the globe so as to provide wider business network and knowledge base for its members. IEIA’s international partners meeting is conducted to gather all international associates which includes UFI, IAEE, AFECA, SACEOS, IAEE, SISO, IELA, AEFI, AFIDA, UBRAFE, AAXO, SAACI, KEOA, RUEF, SBE, CENTREX, AMPROFEC and MACEOS to share their expertise and ideas for the growth and development of the exhibition industry. The representatives from various partner associations will come together to deliberate on ways to enhance mutual cooperation among the members and industry players.

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