On August 29 - 30, 2014

HITEX Exhibition Center

Hyderabad, India

Dear Industry Colleagues,

I am delighted to announce the fourth edition of IEIA Open Seminar to be held on 29-30 August 2014 at Hitex – Hyderabad, India.

As the only event run by the industry for the industry, IEIAA Open Seminar is the premier networking and knowledge event for the Indian Exhibition sector. The first three editions have been extremely successful with participation by industry representatives from India and abroad. In fact he last edition held in April 2013 in New Delhi saw participation by over three hundred delegates from India and ten other countries including Australia, Colombia, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Italy, Netherlands, Russia, UAE and USA. This year, the IEIA Open Seminar is being hosted at historic and rapidly developing city of Hyderabad and is expected to witness the presence of prominent members of the industry and government. Mr. David DuBois, President & CEO, International Association for Exhibitions and Events (IAEE) shall be our Guest of Honor.

The theme of the IEIA Open Seminar 2014 is: “Trade Fair Business: Growth through Enhanced Product Quality”.

No one can deny the importance of quality improvement and the association’s efforts during the last one year have precisely been on improving qualitative aspects of our business as is evident from various activities it is currently undertaking, such as: the project of implementing Standards and Codes for the industry, Human Resource development through Training and various other projects in line with its vision statement.

Besides Trade Fair infrastructure development there are also other issues which have an important bearing on the outcome of our shows and growth of our industry. These must also be addressed for our common benefit. Through the proposed theme the idea is to encourage debate and brain-storming in the awareness that there is always room for improvement and, more importantly, of working more efficiently in view of challenges that the industry in India faces, many of which are peculiar to the Indian market.

IEIA is delighted to invite you and your team to participate in this important event. You can be involved through:
  • Register yourself and your colleagues to attend the seminar and
  • Sponsorship of the event or any of the sessions, functions, lunches, dinners or print material
  • Advertising
If you are not already a member, I invite you to take this opportunity to join the association On behalf of the IEIA Executive Committee and Open Seminar Organizing Committee, I look forward to welcome you at the event. Do block your diary and ensure attendance.


Rakesh Kumar
President IEIA

Day 0 - Aug 28 - Thursday
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  • Airport Pick and Transfer to Hotel / Hitex by UBER Cabs *

  • 17:00 – 18:00

    IEIA Executive Committee Meeting

  • 18:00 - 18:30

    Interaction with MR. DAVID DUBOIS, President & CEO, International Assn, For Exhibition & Events (IAEE)

  • 18:30 - 19:15

    Transfer to Taj Falaknuma (By Bus)

  • 19:15 - 22:30

    Dinner at Taj Falaknuma

Day 1 Aug 29 - Friday
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  • Airport Pick and Transfer to Hotel / Hitex by UBER Cabs *

  • 07:30 – 07:45

    Transfer to KBR Park (By Bus)

  • 07:45 – 09:00

    Nature Walk at KBR Park followed by Yoga Session

  • 09:00 - 09:15

    Transfer to Hotel (By Bus)
    Breakfast at Hotel

  • 12:00 - 12:15

    Transfer fromHotel to HITEX (By Bus)

  • 12:15 - 13:00

    Puja of Lord Ganesha at HITEX

  • 13:00 – 14:00

    Registration for IEIA pen Seminar

  • 13:00 - 14:00


  • 14:30

    Arrival of VIPs

  • 14:35

    Lamp Lighting

  • 14:00 – 16:40

    Address by Chief Guest and Guests of Honor

  • 17:00 - 18:15

    Panel Discussion : Trade Fair Marketing in Today’s World

  • 18:15 - 18:45

    Visit to CREDAI Property show being held in Halls 1 & 3 at HITEX

  • 18:15

    Gala Dinner

  • 20:30

    Transfer to Hotel (By Bus)

Day 2 Aug 30 - Saturday
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  • 08:30

    Transfer fromHotel to HITEX (By Bus)

  • 08:45 - 09:45

    Key Note Address by Mr. N. Chandra Babu Naidu,
    Hon’ble Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh

  • 09:45 - 10:00

    Address by Guest of honour

  • 10:00 - 11:00

    Panel Discussion : How to use Internet, Social Media, E-Commerce as an opportunity for Trade Fair Business?

  • 11:15 - 11:30

    Coffee Break

  • 11:30 - 12:30

    Panel Discussion :
    Standards & Codes : Guidelines for Trade Fair Organisation in India

  • 12:30 – 13:30

    Panel Discussion :
    India's'Exhibition Venues: Scope for Improvement, Capacity Creation and Utilisation

  • 13:30 – 14:30


  • 14:30 – 15:30

    Panel Discussion :
    Human Resources & Skill Development - Creating Professionals for Sustainable Growth of Exhibition Industry

  • 15:30 – 16:30

    How to bring Auxiliary Services in India at par with International Standards?

  • 16:30 – 17:45

    Coffee Break

  • 16:45 - 17:45

    CEO's Round Table : Making India's Exhibition Business a Multi Billion Dollar Industry

  • 17:45 - 18:30

    Valedictory and Vote of Thanks

  • 18:30 – 19:00

    Transfer to Taramati Baradari by Bus, Airport transfer by UBER Cabs* (for those planning to return to their destinations)

  • 19:00 - 22:00

    Gala Dinner at Taramati Baradari

  • 22:00 - 22:30

    Transfer to Hotel (By Bus)

Day 3 Aug 31 - Sunday
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  • 09:00 – 17:00 hrs

    Hyderabad City Tour (By Bus)

  • 17:30 hrs onward

    Transfer to Airport by UBER Cabs *

Key Speakers

Coming Soon..

Confirmed Delegates


  • Mr. David DuBois
    International Association for Exhibitions & Events (IAEE) - President & CEO
  • Mr. Ong Wee Min
    SACEOS - Honorary Secretary
  • Ms Kim Willis
    International Trade and Exhibitions India Pvt. Ltd. - CEO
  • Mr Igor Palka
    bC Expo India Pvt. Ltd.- CEO
  • Mr. Milan Lipar
    DB Schenker India Pvt. Ltd. - Director
  • Mr. Wilfried Wollbold
    Koelnmesse GmbH - Outbound Fairs
  • Mr. Mukhtar Pathan
    Koelnmesse Ya Trade Fair Pvt. Ltd. - Project Manager
  • Mr Michael Mandl
    Reed Exhibitions India - CEO
  • Mr Avinash Browne
    Sun Business Machines Pvt Ltd - Director
  • Mr Rajesh Prasad
    Sun Business Machines Pvt Ltd
  • Mr Ripudaman Singh Chauhan
    Translink Express Pvt. Ltd. - General Manager
  • Mr Sandeep Mithal
    Translink Express Pvt. Ltd. - Director
  • Mr Sudhir Mohan Sachdeva
    Buhariwala Logistics - CEO
  • Mr. Tahir Shaikh
    Buhariwala Logistics
  • Mr Uttam Gupta
    Big Logistics India Pvt. Ltd. - Director
  • Mr Pradeep Devaiah
    PDA Trade Fairs Pvt. Ltd. - Chairman & CEO
  • Mr. Srinivasan S
    PDA Trade Fairs Pvt. Ltd. - Managing Director
  • Mrs. Nazeeba Zarin
    PDA Trade Fairs Pvt. Ltd. - President- Trade Fairs and Conferences
  • Mr. Sivakumar V
    PDA Trade Fairs Pvt. Ltd. - GM- Trade Fairs
  • Ms. Sumuda Narona
    PDA Trade Fairs Pvt. Ltd. - Manager- Data Services
  • Mr. Niketh Kumar Mandal
    PDA Trade Fairs Pvt. Ltd. - Manager- Trade Fairs
  • Mr. Vidwath D
    PDA Trade Fairs Pvt. Ltd. - Manager- Trade Fairs
  • Mr. Hrinder Singh Bedi
    P S Bedi & Co Pvt. Ltd. - CEO
  • Mr. Kuldeep Razdan
    P S Bedi & Co Pvt. Ltd. - Associate Vice President
  • Mr. Waki Rais
    P S Bedi & Co Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Anamitra Mukherjee
    P S Bedi & Co Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Naveen Seth
    Tafcon Projects (I) Pvt. Ltd. - Vice President
  • Mr. Amit Singh
    Transpole Logistics - Sr. Director
  • Mr. Rakesh Kumar
    Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts - Executive Director
  • Mr. Rajiv Malhotra
    Lotus Exhibitions & Marketing Services - CEO
  • Mr. M.B. Naqvi
    Media Today Group - MD
  • Mr. Ravinder Sethi
    RE Rogers Worldwide India Pvt. Ltd. - MD
  • Mr. Raj Sharma
    RE Rogers Worldwide India Pvt. Ltd. - Director - Finance
  • Mr. Siddhartha Sen
    Siddhartha Logistics - CMD
  • Mr. Sanjiv Agarwal
    Fairfest Media Ltd. - MD
  • Mr. Joji George
    UBM India Ltd. - MD
  • Mr. K.V. Nagendra Prasad
    HITEX Exhibition Center - COO
  • Mr. Sambit Kumar Mund
    HITEX Exhibition Center - Head- Trade Fairs
  • Mr. Balasubramanian
    Bangalore International Exhibition Centre - Sr. Director
  • Mr. Ubaid Ahmed
    Bangalore International Exhibition Centre - Director
  • Ms. Sonia Parashar
    Nurnberg Messe India Pvt. Ltd. - MD
  • Mr. Naidu Darapaneni
    MeraEvents.com - CEO
  • Mr. Sreecharan Atluri
    HighBrow Production Services - MD
  • Mr. Balaram Babu
    Violet Worldwide Pvt. Ltd. - Director
  • Mr. Santosh Kumar
    Violet Worldwide Pvt. Ltd. - Director
  • Mr. PSL Narasimha Rao
    Active Exhibitions & Events Pvt. Ltd. - Director
  • Mr. Arjun Narne
    KW Conference - Director
  • Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IAS
    Government of Telangana State - Commissioner of Industries
  • Mr. J.S. Venkateshwara Prasad, IAS
    Government of Andhra Pradesh - Principal Secreatary Industries
  • Mr. Surat Singh Malhotra
    Namdhari Events & Exhibits Pvt. Ltd. - CMD
  • Mr. Dharampal Singh Malhotra
    Namdhari Events & Exhibits Pvt. Ltd. - Director
  • Mr. Anil Arora
    PrintPackaging.com - President
  • Mr. V. Anil Reddy
    FAPCCI - Sr. Vice President
  • Ms. Kangan Verma
    Kenes Exhibitions India Pvt. Ltd. - Project Director
  • Mr. Sanjay Kapur
    Studio 360 - CEO
  • Mr. Surjeet S. Sachdev
    ELF Shipping India Pvt. Ltd. - Director
  • Mr. Ajay Pathak
    DB Schenker India Pvt. Ltd. - Manager – F&E, Corporate Delhi
  • Mr. Nikhil Agarwal
    Lallooji and Sons - Partner
  • Mr. HImanshu Agarwal
    Lallooji and Sons - Partner
  • Mr. E. Udayakumar
    Prompt Trade Fairs (I) Pvt. Ltd. - CEO
  • Mr. T. K. Radha Krishnan
    Prompt Trade Fairs (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. M. K. Anish
    Prompt Trade Fairs (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. A. Ramesh
    Prompt Trade Fairs (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. B. Swaminathan
    Prompt Trade Fairs (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Syedehsan
    Prompt Trade Fairs (I) Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Harpal Singh
    Brite Exhibitions - Director - BD
  • Mr. Harikishan R Bhattad
    RMB Event Management Pvt. Ltd. - Director
  • Mr. Kanwar Rameet Parmar
    Losberger GmbH - Country Manager
  • Mr. Niranjan Deshpande
    Kisan Forum Pvt. Ltd. - Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Mr. Sadik Shaikh
    Universal Tade Exhibitions - COO
  • Dr. Swapan Sarkar
    Siddhartha Logistics Co Pvt. Ltd. - Managing Director
  • Cdr. AJB Singh I.N. (Retd)
    Xhibitions & Events - Managing Partner
  • Lt. BTZS Appu I.N. (Retd)
    Xhibitions & Events - Managing Partner
  • Mr. Badam Krishna Rao
  • Mr. Rais Arif Memon
    I Ads Events - Managing Director
  • Mr. R. K. Agrawal
    Indore Infoline Pvt. Ltd. - Managing Director
  • Mr. Harsh Agarwal
    Fairfest Media Ltd - Executive Director
  • Mr Joerg Uthmann
    NürnbergMesse GmbH - Director Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Mr. Sudeep Sarcar
    India Exposition Mart Ltd. - GM
  • Mr. Abdul Hadi Khan
    India Exposition Mart Ltd. - Sr. Asst. Manager (Mktg.)
  • Ms. Rumil Johri
    India Exposition Mart Ltd. - Executive – Ops
  • Mr.V. Anbu
    Bangalore International Exhibition Centre - Chief Executive Officer
  • Mr. Mukul Agarwal
  • Mr. Shrikant Joshi
    L&T Realty - Chief Executive
  • Mr. Kuna Shankar
    L&T Infocity - COO
  • Mr. Praveen Akula
    HITEX - Business Development Manager
  • Ms. Priyanka Reddyar
    HITEX - Senior Venue Sales Officer
  • Mr. RVR Satya Sekhar
    HITEX - Head – Technical Services
  • Col. Das (Retd.)
    Highbrow Production Services Pvt. Ltd.
  • Ms. Shravya Kona
  • Mr. Arun Kumar
    Traditions Event Management & Marketing Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Chandan Kumar Chanchal
    Hotel Avasa - Director of Sales
  • Mr. Atul Thakkar
    Aditya Media (EVENTS VENUES & AVENUES) - Marketing Manager
  • Mrs. Kiran Sethi
    Director - R.E. Rogers India Pvt. Ltd. 
  • Mr. Hari Ram
    COO - R.E. Rogers India Pvt. Ltd. 
  • Mr. Praveen Suri
    Country Head – Overseas Fairs & Special projects - R.E. Rogers India Pvt. Ltd. 
  • Mr. Sushil Upadhyay
    GM – Sales and Operations - R.E. Rogers India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Paul Creado
    AGM – Overseas Fairs - R.E. Rogers India Pvt. Ltd.
  • Mr. Praveen Jain
    President - Secunderabad Electric Traders Association
  • Mr. V.V.L. Narasimham
    Chairman - Indian Institute of Architect, A.P. Chapter
  • Mr K. Venu Madhav
    General Manager - AP Trade Promotion Corporation Ltd
  • Ms. M. Sailaja
    Manager - AP Trade Promotion Corporation Ltd
  • Mr. K.Srinivas
    Sr. Branch Manager - The National Small Industries Corporation Ltd
  • Mr.M.V. Rajeshwar Rao
    CEO - Confederation of Realestate Developers Association
  • Mr. A.P.K. Reddy
    President - FSME - Federation of Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Mr M. Prabhakar Rao
    Vice President - FSME - Federation of Small & Medium Enterprises
  • Mr Sai Doma
    Head Response - Times of India
  • Mr K. Srinivas
    GM - Eenadu
  • Mr. S.P Anchuri
    Chairman, AP - Indian Concrete Institute


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