Dear Readers,

It’s that time of the month when you lay your hands on your favorite monthly tabloid on Trade Fair Sector. I hope you take a good look at the Cover Page having UFI -the International Association of Exhibition Organizers in the news. It’s high-time we question “Why does UFI show Indian Exhibition Sector in Poor Light?” Don’t you think so? Well, read on for some great insight into UFI’s controversial tryst with “Not-So-Accurate-Non-SurveyedGlobal Reports” along with UFI AsiaPacific Regional Manager’s interview (by email).

For this month, we have a good mix of National & International Stories of major exhibition industry happenings and its associations; All being well-covered in this edition. The Q & A section; which is our highly rated section, contains interviews of National and International Organizers.

We appreciate our reader’s queries and comments for TFT September 2018 edition, most of the readers went on to rate it as one of the most informative and engaging editions that TFT has recently published! Keep rating and commenting on our work, we love it 😉

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone for India International Convention & Expo Centre at Dwarka. IEIA delegation represented by Ravinder Sethi also attended the ceremony with industry colleagues. PM Modi also wonderfully stated the venue as not just a convention and expo centre but a vibrant centre for domestic & international business which will be like a mini city having numerous facilities and amenities.

The first-ever Cosmoprof India – A beauty and cosmetics show concluded with Outstanding Response. UBM India and BolognaFiere had one hundred and seven companies for this preview edition. India holds a unique position among one hundred and seventy two countries practicing organic agriculture while a recent government study predicted the value of organic food market would reach $1.36 billion per year by 2020. If you are into organic products – do keep updated about the 10th BIOFACH India, the only organic platform in India to be held this month at Pragati Maidan.

Good News for Start-Ups; ITPO’s Fifth Smart Cities India 2019 will be held at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi and will host 100 plus start-ups. Did you know India has the 3rd largest start-up ecosystem in the world? It is estimated that India will have over 1, 00,000 start-ups by 2025.

A beer networking platform will make debut at drink technology India 2018 in Mumbaiwill be something new and unique from MM-India for visitors as well as exhibitors of the show to look forward to. The Exhibition Guy, Stephen Murtagh has created waves with his exhibition based book “Before You Hit The Venue”. We bring to you the 2nd chapter from the series, EXHIBITION STATISTICS – THE REAL FACTS. Well, make the most of this opportunity to read this exclusive book only in TFT which will be released in a series of chapters. Do let us know your feedback on his marvel.

Jesmina Zeliang, A Woman Entrepreneur from Nagaland has been nominated as IHGF President; it is for the first time someone from the region has been nominated for the post. IEIA and IAEE have come together for Womens Leadership Forum, a new initiative to celebrate women’s leadership in exhibition industry. A good move by both the associations, I hope it will encourage women entrepreneurship opportunities in the industry.

Alright, before we are bombarded with questions, I would like to clear something. We, TFT, representing as Media are responsible for Truth and Facts and as a Media it is our responsibility to have Zero Tolerance for misleading content or REPORTS! Hence, we have been asking UFI some straight forward questions over the years, about the authenticity of their report(s). We have provided enough of an evidence for You, Our Readers, to decide and judge for them as well as to question whether it would be WISE to consider the said reports as Global or Accurate.

Keep reading TFT!
M Q Syed
Editor-In-Chief
syed@tradefairtimes.com