IEIA President Mr. KV Nagendra Prasad receives the prestigious Bob Dallmeyer Educator of the year award 2019
Mr. KV Nagendra Prasad, CEM, COO, HITEX and President, IEIA, has been garnered the prestigious Bob Dallmeyer Educator of the year award for 2019. The Bob Dallmeyer Educator of the year award is presented to the members of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events® (IAEE) for their outstanding creativity, a positive attitude and the ability to transfer knowledge through good communication skills and innovative teaching to promote life-long learning in the exhibition industry.
The 2019 IAEE awardees were selected after careful consideration and review by the IAEE Awards Committee and approval by the IAEE Board of Directors following an open call for nominations by IAEE members earlier in the year.
Mr. Prasad has been at the forefront of the educative initiative taken by the Indian Exhibition Industry Association for knowledge dissemination in the exhibition industry. Under his mentorship, the association has successfully run the Certified in Exhibition Management™ (CEM) program for the past five years and has helped several professionals in the exhibition industry in further honing their skills and empowering the professionals in their said domain.
Expressing his views on receiving the award, Mr. Prasad said, “I see this award being given to IEIA for adopting the ‘Certified in Exhibition Management (CEM)’ program in India and running it successively for 5 years developing skill-sets & competencies of over 130 professionals working in the Indian Exhibition industry and for creating a platform for our fellow industry colleagues to be recognised as true professionals of our industry in India.”
A Mechanical Engineer and a post-graduate in Marketing Management and CEM (Certified in Exhibition Management) certification from IAEE, USA, Mr. Prasad, flaunts a rich experience in the exhibition domain. He has more than 20 years of 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 2002 and has juggled many responsibilities in his career span, which involves hosting and organising trade fairs and exhibitions. He is the Chief Operating Officer of HITEX Exhibition Center, Hyderabad, and is responsible for the business and operations of HITEX Exhibition Center.
As the President of the Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA), Mr. Prasad participates actively in various national and international industry forums.