April 21, 2017: for immediate release
The Indian Exhibitions, Conferences & Events Services Association (IESA), an apex organization working towards the development of the exhibitions, conferences & events services sector in India, in collaboration with key industry bodies, government organizations including Department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and Services Export Promotion Council (SEPC), organised the second edition of the India Expo Summit 2017 (IES 2017) at India Expo Centre and Mart, in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh.
The first day, witnessed an overwhelming response from the visitors who showed keen interest to explore the potential of technology for Exhibition Industry in India. Themed on “Embracing Technologies in Events and Exhibitions”, the IESA 2017 aims to bring different facets of Exhibition Industry, opportunities, challenges on a single platform and how they could be addressed or assisted by the use of technology.
As we all know, Exhibit Industry is not only helping the government or the industry in transforming their imagination into reality but over the years it has become an integral part of an ecosystem that ensures skills development, employment and overall growth of the country. The second day focused on seminars on Exhibit Industry where key speakers like Mr. Nanu Binu, President – IESA and Mr. Michael Manezes, Chairman – Showtimes Events shared their experiences from the Exhibition Sector.
Globally, India is emerging as a massive economic power, accelerated by the government’s Digital India and Make in India push which has acquired international acknowledgement. And, Exhibit Industry is no exception to understand this reality.
This four-day event brought together experts, academia, government officials, international organizations, civil society, and the private sector to share the insights, experiences and facilitate exchange of knowledge on the theme of “Embracing Technologies in Events and Exhibitions”
Third day focused on topics such as integrating digital space in exhibition and events; latest development in coated fabrics and textiles; newer innovation in prefab systems; new trends in outdoor structures; printing and media for exhibition; and changing dynamics of soundproof and acoustic treatment among others.
Distinguished speakers, government officials, experts from across the world, senior government officials from Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Commerce, Ministry of Tourism, Ministry of Textile, Ministry of Skill Development and global technology firms and senior academician from IITs, NID and design institutes were invited by IESA.
Commenting on the announcement of the second edition, Mr. Nanu Binu, President, Indian Exhibitions Conferences & Events Services Association (IESA) said, “IESA has been continuously focusing on the development of Exhibitions, Conferences & Events services in India. With Honourable Prime Minister’s vision to transform India into global knowledge power with the help of technology, the role of Exhibition Industry has become more important for taking this message to forward and showcasing it on a granular scale to the world.”