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The Trade F​air ​Ti​me​s​ July edition consist​s ​of ​major ​national and international news related to exhibition and event industry and has variety of Q and A’s with organizers of India during  IEIA seminar 2018 in Hyderabad, as well as interview session with exhibitors from different countries. This TFT special edition consist lots of positive reviews and news about Indian Exhibition Industry and expectations of Industry professionals with government.
In TFT special column Digital Talk with EXHIEVE.COM, you can read most interesting event digital marketing tips with the title “10 Tips for Marketing Your Event on Facebook”. This is the third article on TFT related to digital marketing strategy for exhibition and event industry and we are expecting our readers to share their review about it and can ask us more question related to digital promotion of industry.
Let’s start with IEIA open seminar, K V Nagendra Prasad, President, IEIA says it is high time that Exhibitions sector be realised as Priority sector by the Government, and according to Bhupinder Singh, Honorary Secretary, IEIA – Many developed and developing countries have given special status to the Exhibitions industry by supportive policy formulation and investment in infrastructure for exhibitions.
Exhibition Organisers in India are seeking Industry Status to further contribute to the growth of the economy, IEIA represents 210 members who collectively organise 750 exhibitions annually in India and spend about 25,000 crore in organising these events. “Apart from this direct contribution of 25,000 crore to the economy annually, our sector channelises business worth 3 lakh crore. So, our contribution is huge to demand industry status.
Plastic bag has been permanently ban by the government of Maharashtra, but no suitable alternative for traders at BMC exhibition, Dilys Yong Mee Hiong the Founding President of AFECAsays that local indian exhibition companies are organizing impressive & good quality international Trade Shows.
Nearly 6,000 delegates from across the globe are likely to attend the three-day Smart City Expo India. India Med Expo 2018 Bengaluru is India’s No. 1 Trade Fair for hospitals, health care centres and clinics. Fourth time in a row, the Tamil Nadu pharma industry is all set to host the biggest pharmaceutical trade expo in South India, ‘Pharmac South 2018’ at Chennai Trade Centre.
MesseMuenchen India enters into a strategic cooperation with IPMMA, and UBM acquires majority economic interest of Shanghai International Franchise Exhibition, where as India and Singapore have resolved the contentious issues of visa and banking restrictions, which led to the conclusion of the long-pending second review of the bilateral free trade agreement.
Good news for Mumbai and Thane based organizers that an Exhibition and Convention Centre would be set up in Thane. Announcement made by RajanVichare, Member of Parliament (Thane) While inaugurating the Navi Mumbai Industrial Expo (9-11 June 2018) at CIDCO Exhibition Centre, Navi Mumbai.
TFT July issue has well written stories, articles and question answer related to industry, and cover news from important destination and segments.
We always look forward for your valuable feedback on our content and reporting.
Cheers for now.
M Q Syed
Editor-In-Chief