After the announcement of re-opening of b2b exhibitions, Indian Exhibitions industry is all set for a restart after a hiatus of 6 months.
As part of the Unlock 5.0 Guidelines, The Ministry of Home Affairs has permitted organising of B2B exhibitions from 15 October 2020, and has requested Ministry of Commerce to suggest SOPs for organising safe and secure trade shows.
“The restart of B2B Exhibitions from October 15, 2020 is welcome news for the exhibitions industry in India. We thank the Ministry of Home Affairs and Ministry of Commerce for their timely decision. Exhibitions are economic multipliers for economies world over and the restart of exhibition will result in kickstart of Indian economy. The Indian SMEs and corporates look forward to trade shows which will catalyse both commerce and investments in India and strengthen Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan,” stated Mr. S. Balasubramanian, President, IEIA.
“Safety and security have always been integral parts of the set-up of exhibitions in all times. The Indian exhibitions industry under IEIA stands committed to deliver quality exhibitions and awaits the recommended Standard Operating Procedures by Department of Commerce, Government of India,” added Mr. S. Balasubramanian.
The announcement defines the success of the continuous efforts, initiatives and advocacy engagements with Govt. by the industry members & IEIA team during the entire lockdown period.
The October to March period is generally known as the peak season of Exhibitions and the restart announcement during this period shall pave the way for organising exhibitions during this season. Many industry players had been anxiously awaiting Government guidelines and will soon announce their exhibition schedules.