Mr. Wadhwa turned from his engineering career to the promotion of trade through the newly formed body under the Commerce Ministry TFAI ( Trade Fair Authority of India ) now known as ITPO ( India Trade Promotion Organization). Here he worked for many years learning the exciting World of trade and exhibitions under the very hard taskmaster Mr. Mohammad Yunus. After his retirement at the age of 60, he joined the CII as a consultant to help form its exhibitions division. At this stage he got the inspiration to start his own enterprise and along with a few of his retired colleagues they formed their own company - TAFCON. It was one of the first privately owned enterprise in this field of trade promotion. Mr. Wadhwa was highly committed and dedicated towards building of a strong exhibition industry in India and was one of the founding members of the Indian Exhibition Industry Association.
Mr. Prasad is currently the President of the prestigious Indian ExhibitionIndustry Association (IEIA) and also participates actively in various national and international industry forums.
Mr. Indra Mohan, former Chairman and Managing Director of Winmark Services Pvt. Ltd. In 1965, he joined Jasubhai Services Pvt. Ltd. as Director – Marketing & Advertising and there he rose to the position of President in 1975. Simultaneously he also took charge of Chem+Tech Foundation, as a Director – Marketing, which organized India’s first international exhibition and conference – Chem+Tech 1975 at Vallabbhai Patel stadium, Worli ,Mumbai. He laid down that office in 1998 and launched exhibition and conference division of Winmark Services Pvt.Ltd. and also as President of India –Tech Foundation, with the objective of organizing exhibitions and conferences with the brand name : India-Tech Exhibitions and Conferences in the field of Power, Telecom and Infrastructure, as development in those fields, were of paramount importance for the development and growth of our country.
Mr. Gupta has over 4 decades of experience in organizing trade conferences and exhibitions as the President of India-Tech Foundation and has been a pioneer in the trade fair industry.
Experienced Managing Director with a successful track record of leading media and events businesses in the UK, Europe, India and other emerging markets. Skilled in Business Development, Marketing Strategy and People Management. Strong business development professional graduated from London Business School..
In 2008, United Business Media Limited announced Sanjeev Khaira as Managing Director (Print, Data & Online) of UBM's publishing and online operations in India. He led UBM's efforts to build a leading position for UBM in India's rapidly growing business-to-business media market, a market with enormous growth potential. The role was complementary to UBM's existing successful and fast-growing businesses in India - UBM India's exhibition business, CMPMedica's pharmaceutical and medical media business and PR Newswire.
Rakesh Kumar is responsible for the promotion of Exports from India in general and small and medium sector in particular. Currently Director General of most premier Export Promotion Trade Organization in India i.e. Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts, having membership of more than 10,000 member exporters and Chairman of the India Exposition Mart, a first state of art project for the cottage sector. Kumar is also on the board of National Centre for Trade Information (NCTI) as a Director.
KV Nagendra Prasad has a degree in Mechanical Engineering, a post graduate degree in Marketing Management and CEM (Certified in Exhibition Management) certification from IAEE, USA. Mr. Prasad, has about 20 years experience in sales, marketing, business development and commercial operations in real estate, telecom, retail and trade fairs sectors. He has been associated with the exhibition industry since the year 2002 and has been involved in hosting and organising trade fairs and exhibitions. He is the Chief Operating Officer of HITEX Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, a purpose built exhibition venue promoted by the State Government under public-private partnership mode. He is responsible for the business and operations of HITEX Exhibition Center.
Mr. S. Balasubramanian is the Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) and Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC).
He has been associated with IMTMA since 2007, heading the trade fairs division which organizes IMTEX and regional machine tool shows across various cities in the country, besides being the COO of BIEC - India’s leading green exhibition facility.
Mr. Balasubramanian comes with more than two decades of rich experience in the exhibition industry. Prior to joining IMTMA, he was associated with Informa Group, Intech Trade Fairs &Wisitex Foundation.