It gives me immense pleasure to invite my colleagues from the Exhibition Industry to the 10th edition of the IEIA Open Seminar, which will be held from 20th -21st December, 2021 at BIEC, Bengaluru, India.

This in-person Industry convergence assumes an enhanced significance in these times, as the Exhibition Community gears up to restart and recreate meaningful networking & business forums.The last two years were extremely challenging for exhibitions in India, but were also instrumental in accelerating the digital transformation development. We were compelled to look at processes and strategies more closely, which in turn not only made us resilient, but also better-prepared and on-par with global standards.

Putting the worst behind us, the time has now come to position India as a Global Exhibition Hub. Armed with the necessary policies and relevant economic impetus, we are positioned extremely well at the moment to make India the Epicentre of Exhibition and Events. Our infrastructure in terms of venues and other ancillary support is well-positioned, our customers are completely convinced about the power of Exhibitions and India as a country is on the right growth trajectory, slated to become the next manufacturing hub and an important player in the entire global supply chain network.

As a community we have a great opportunity in front of us, to turn the tide completely in our favour and leverage the conducive eco-system.

So join us in Bengaluru, along with your colleagues and teams. The occasion is not only significant, our 10 year celebration, but also a very relevant one. This is where we as a fraternity can come together and discuss what more can be done to take our Industry to greater heights.

Warm regards,

Sonia Prashar - President