I was pleased and honoured to have participated as a speaker amongst so distinguished colleagues in the 8th IEIA Open Seminar held from 8 to 11 May, 2018. This event certainly brought to the exhibition Industry in India and abroad a great opportunity to think and discuss the business, beyond the amazing doors opened for relevant networking. It was a great event!

Corrado Peraboni

President, UFI
I’d like to pass on a massive thank you to you and all the team for a very special IEIA Conclave. It was a pleasure to attend, and I’ve learned a lot about India and will join your team in singing the potential that the country has to offer UK Organisers.

Chris Skeith

CEO, Association of Event Organisers, UK
I would like to wish you a heartiest congratulations for an excellently organized IEIA Open Seminar this year. I must say that this year the Open Seminar has reached entirely new level with so many international delegations and co-operation agreements signed. Kudos the entire team behind it.

Yogesh Mudras

Managing Director, UBM India Pvt Ltd
Congratulations to you and your team for organising such an informative seminar and also, the splendid Indian Exhibition Industry Awards function. The august gathering of the stalwarts from the global exhibition industry is truly commendable.

Mamta Oza

Chief Marketing & Exhibition Manager, Plastindia
I must compliment you for a very well organised event and I am glad that I could be a part of this.

Pankaj Arora

Managing Director Novistra Capital
Many thanks for the invitation to IEIA Open seminar the warm welcome and support accorded during my stay in Hyderabad. This trip has certainly left a deep impression on me about India and am looking forward to more opportunities for SACEOS to engage with IEIA going forward.

Priscilla Leong

MD Agility Fairs & Events Singapore and COO & Finance Agility Fairs & Events Global
Needless to say, I am impressed at the efficiency of the organizing committee in presenting a huge event such as the IEIA open seminar. We noticed that every aspect has been carefully looked into and the professionalism in the selection of panelist and topics of panel discussions should be highly commended on. We gained a lot of insight to the exhibition industry overall through the speaker’s valuable presentations and the networking opportunities provided to us enabled us to revive past contacts whilst meeting new industry professionals.


Executive Director Pico Lanka/MP Lanka/Sri Lanka Exhibition & Convention Centre
IEIA Open Seminar was very well organised and the arrangements, hospitality to delegates and invitees was par excellence.

Seema Srivastava

Executive Director, India ITME Society
I came back with a lot of nice memories about the event and about the people I met there. I realize there is a lot of potential in India for the exhibition industry.

Dr. Juan Puchalt

Secretario General, AFE (Spanish Trade Fairs Association)
I would like to thank you for ALL THIS AMAZING experience of IEIA Open Seminar 2018, it was a memorable event! I would also like to congratulate all your spectacular team, the perfect work in the coordination, decoration, hospitality, friendship and professionalism: excellence people.

Emmanuel Lamadrid Preciado

MBA, CEM, Display Art
I take this opportunity to profusely thank and congratulate you on coming out with an excellent edition of IEIA open seminar. The event was an absolute winner and efforts of people behind it, were visible in all aspects of the event. Personally, it was a very satisfying, totally different and a professionally satisfying experience.

Rajiv Malhotra

CEM, Chief Executive Officer, Lotus Exhibitions & Marketing Services – LEMS
I am truly impressed with the work currently undertaken by IEIA by way of the IEIA Open Seminar and other initiatives under Mr. KV Nagendra Prasad's distinguished leadership, and the multi-faceted developments in the MICE industry in India have been most impressive. Although this was my first attendance at the IEIA Open Seminar, I had found it to be most refreshing and impressive – with excellent speakers and high quality attendees. All of our AFECA Board Members and Advisors were overwhelmed with this tour de force! Congratulations.

Edward Liu

PBM, MBA, FMIS, Group Managing Director, Conference & Exhibition Management Services
It was truly an experience I will always treasure. I met so many new people from across the globe and got to experience India for the first time. The event was immaculate and the networking sessions really delivered fantastic contacts. Thank you for inviting AAXO to this events and I hope to see you again in the future supporting your shows. I am also excited about the reciprocal agreement we signed and really think that we will build a great relationship between the two associations.

Llewellyn du Plessis

General Manager, Association of African Exhibition Organisers (AAXO)
I most sincerely thank you for this invitation to the IEIA Open Seminar where not only did I feel treated like someone very special but furthermore I came away very enthusiastic about India, its people and its enormous potential of this nation which I reiterate made me feel , has a Humble Mature Enthusiasm about their future.

João de Nagy

Board Member, ITC Paris
It was indeed a wonderful experience to be a part of this year's event. With well-structured sessions, wonderful hospitality with a class of personal touch, you and your team have created a new bench mark of organizing IEIA show. I am sure it will inspire and motivate others to learn from and be a part of this wonderful forum. Also happy to note that under the leadership of Mr. KV Nagendra Prasad as President, the IEIA as an Association has matured into a strong body. We are proud to be a part of this.

Kailash Singh

Managing Director, Tefla
Many thanks for your incredibly kind hospitality and for inviting me to the IEIA Open Seminar. I found the meeting very useful indeed in terms of both my role as Chair of the AEO and Managing Director of Montgomery. I hope it exceeded all your expectations and I wish you the best of luck with your year ahead.

Damion Angus

Group Managing Director, Montgomery
I would like to extend very special words of thank you for your kind invitation and exceptional hospitality which we experienced last week in Hyderabad. Entire conference was very well prepared and your entire team was extremely helpful and smiling. It was a pleasure to be with you and we enjoyed Indian MICE industry very much. I am looking forward to working with you and your team as we collected many valuable contacts there, which can be helpful in our company development. I think it can work well for Indian companies as well as there are great opportunities for them in our venue and during our shows.

Zaneta Berus

Managing Director, In2Win Business Consulting
On behalf of everyone at AFECA, I would like to express our sincere gratitude to IEIA for your kind hospitality in hosting AFECA Board and Advisory Council Meeting, as well as inviting all AFECA Board members and Advisors to the IEIA Open Seminar. The efforts of your team create an excellent performance and make the event so successful. I really enjoyed the interactions we had during the Seminar. I hope after this great beginning, IEIA and AFECA families could have more collaboration with each other in the future.

Walter Yeh

President, AFECA
Thank you so much for this great conference in Hyderabad. I am still impressed by the hospitality and the very good conversations I had during these days in Hyderabad. Also, I would like to thank you for the prefect organization of the whole conference and the program around. Even if it was my first visit to India, I’m sure that it won’t be the last visit. Hopefully, I will be able to come to New Delhi next year.

Ruth Nicolai

Manager Trade Fairs Germany, AUMA-Association of the German Trade Fair Industry


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