8th Edition  Conference

IEIA Open Seminar

IEIA Open Seminar is a 3 day event being held from 9th May 2018 to 11th May 2018 at the Hitex Ltd in Hyderabad, India. The conference will bring together all the exhibition organizers, managers, designers & stand contractors, freight forwarders, services & facilities providers, venue owners etc. so that there is a common platform available to the entire industry to consider ways and means for the sound and scientific development of various facets of the industry.




06:00 PM - 10:00 PM (May 09) (General)
09:00 AM - 05:30 PM (May 10) (General)
10:00 AM - 05:00 PM ( May 11) (General)
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Paid Ticket Starts from 154 USD
Exhibit Booth Cost Starts from 59472 INR View Details


1000 Delegates
30 Exhibitors Estimated Count

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Education & Training
Entertainment & Media


09-11 May 2018 8th Edition

Frequency One-time

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Greater Noida, India 13-15 Jun 2019
Mumbai, India 04-06 May 2017
Bengaluru, India 06-07 May 2016

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Visited Mr. Emmanuel Lamadrid Preciado

Mr. Emmanuel Lamadrid Preciado

President at IAEE Mexico Chapter Mexico City, Mexico
Visited Sanjay Chhabria

Sanjay Chhabria

CEO at Event Tech Mumbai, India
Visited Mrs. Ruth Nicolai

Mrs. Ruth Nicolai

Manager Trade Fairs Germany at AUMA [Association of the German Trade Fair Industry] Berlin, Germany
Visited Mr Carlo Conte

Mr Carlo Conte

Event Manager at Fiera di Bergamo Rome, Italy
Visited Gaurav Anand

Gaurav Anand

Managing Director at Orange Cabs Pvt Ltd New Delhi, India
Visited Ms Lata Subramanian

Ms Lata Subramanian

Head of Admin & HR at Messe Duesseldorf India New Delhi, India
Visited Diya Saini

Diya Saini

Manager Business Development at Orange Cabs Pvt Ltd New Delhi, India

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K. T. Rama Rao

K. T. Rama Rao

Member of Legislative Assembly India
Gregory Zaraisky

Gregory Zaraisky

CEO, Reed Exhibitions India India
Sooraj Dhawan

Sooraj Dhawan

Director Falcon Trade Fairs India
Praveen Kumar Mittal

Praveen Kumar Mittal

David DuBois

David DuBois

President and CEO IAEE United States
Mr. Mark Corane

Mr. Mark Corane

Regional Manager – Asia Pacific, UFI Shanghai, China
Corrado Peraboni

Corrado Peraboni

UFI Italy

Schedule & Agenda

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Wed, 09 May07:00 AM - 01:00 PMDrive to Pochampally Handloom Village/ Golf / City Tour
Wed, 09 May01:30 PM - 02:15 PMLunch Lunch
Wed, 09 May02:30 PM - 03:30 PMBRICS MICE Forum Executive Committee Meeting Roundtable
Wed, 09 May03:30 PM - 04:30 PMIEIA Partner Associations Meet Roundtable
Wed, 09 May04:30 PM - 05:30 PMIAEE India Chapter Board Meeting Roundtable
Wed, 09 May05:30 PM - 06:30 PMIEIA Board Meeting Roundtable
Wed, 09 May06:30 PM - 09:00 PMWelcome Dinner Dinner + Cocktail
#Hotel Avasa
Thu, 10 May09:00 AM - 10:00 AMRegistration & Networking Registration
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May10:00 AM - 11:20 AMInaugural Session: Signing of Reciprocity Agreements, Release of Exhibition Industry Report Opening Ceremony
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May11:20 AM - 11:45 AMTea/Coffee Break Break
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May11:45 AM - 12:00 PMSpecial Address: India Means Business: Opportunity Beckons by Ms. Suja Chandy, Vice President, Invest India (Govt. of India) Keynote
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May12:00 PM - 12:30 PMSpecial Address: Global Exhibition Industry Trends by Mr. Corrado Peraboni, President, UFI (Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, Paris) Keynote
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May12:30 PM - 01:20 PMSession 1: Leadership in Turbulent Times, Lt General (Retd) Syed Ata Hasnain, PVSN, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May01:20 PM - 01:30 PMSpecial Address: Welcome Message IEIA Open Seminar 2019 Host Venue Mr. LC Goyal, IAS, CMD, India Trade Promotion Organisation Keynote
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May01:30 PM - 02:00 PMNetworking Lunch Lunch
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May02:00 PM - 02:30 PMSession 2: Indian Exhibition Industry Study - Highlights by Mr. Ashish Kumar,Partner, EAC International Consulting Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May02:30 PM - 03:15 PMPanel Discussion 1: Asia - The Power House of Exhibition Industry Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
With Asia now emerging as a leading hub for business fairs andchallenging the existing landscape for Exhibitions, Conferences andEvents, what’s our next move. Moderator: Mr. Mark Cochrane, Regional Manager – Asia Pacific, UFI Speakers: Mr. Walter Yeh, President - Asian Federation of ConventionAssociations and President & CEO of Taiwan External TradeDevelopment Council (TAITRA) Mr. Zheng Zhi, Chairman - China City Association of Convention &Exhibition and President, Xiamen Convention and ExhibitionAssociation (XMCEA)Ms. Priscilla Leong, Honorary Secretary, Singapore Association ofConvention Organisers & Suppliers (SACEOS) and MD,Agility Fairs & Events Singapore Dr. Kay Li Kuen Andrew, Vice Chairman – Hong Kong Exhibition &Convention Industry Association Mr. Talun Theng, President, Thai Exhibition Association Ms. Marisa D. Nallana, Secretary General, Asian Federation ofConvention Associations and Member of the Board,Philippines Association of Convention Exhibition Organisers andSuppliers (PACEOS)Mr. Damion Angus, CEOAssociation of Event Organisers (AEO) and MD, Montgomery Mr. KV Nagendra Prasad, CEM, President, IEIA and COO, HITEX
Thu, 10 May03:15 PM - 04:00 PMPanel Discussion 2: Crossing the Line - Business Challenges Across Boundaries Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Moderator: Mr Ravinder Sethi, MD RE Rogers India; Speakers: Ms. Mariane Ewbank, Chairperson, IELA and Director Fulstandig Shows e Eventos MC Ltd Ms. Rosalind Ng., Immediate Past President, SACEOS, 3rd Vice President, AFECA and MD, Globe International Events Consultancy Pte Ltd Mr. Chris Skeith, Director and CEO, Association of Events Organisors (AEO), UK Mr. Rajan Sharma, President & Director, Inter Ads Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Sergey Alexeev, President, Russian Union of Exhibitions and Fairs (REUF) and Vice-President of ExpoForum-International LLC Mr. J. Shankar, General Manager – Trade Fairs, The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII)
Thu, 10 May04:00 PM - 04:15 PMTea/Coffee Break Break
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May04:15 PM - 04:45 PMSession 3: Five Things that India Should do to Become a Leading Exhibition Market in Asia by Mr. David DuBois, CMP, CAE, FASAE, CTA, President & CEO, International Association for Exhibitions and Eve Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May04:45 PM - 05:00 PMCEM Graduation Ceremony Award Ceremony
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May05:00 PM - 06:30 PMArena 1 - B2B Business Match Making Session Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May05:00 PM - 06:30 PMArena2 - IAEE's Young Professionals Meet up Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Thu, 10 May06:30 PM - 09:30 PMIEIA & Economic Times - Indian Exhibition Industry Awards, Presentation of Lifetime Achievement Award, followed by Gala Dinner Award Ceremony
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Fri, 11 May09:30 AM - 09:45 AMRegistration Registration
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Fri, 11 May09:45 AM - 10:45 AMKeynote Address:Future of India in the Emerging World by Dr. Subramanian Swamy, Hon’ble Member of Parliament and Former Union Minister for Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India Keynote
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Fri, 11 May10:45 AM - 11:30 AMSession 4: International Association Presentations by AEFI, CENTREX, AUMA Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
International Association Presentations AEFI - Trade Fair Industries: The Cooperation Between Italy And India As a Scenario of Opportunities by Ms. Loredana Sarti CENTREX - A Perspective on Exhibition Industry in Central Europe by Ms. Ildiko Molnar AUMA - German Trade Fairs as a Marketing Tool and an Economic Factor by Ms. Ruth Nicolai
Fri, 11 May11:30 AM - 11:45 AMTea/Coffee Break Break
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Fri, 11 May11:45 AM - 12:15 PMSession 5: Sales Revolution - it is time to change by Mr. Antonio Manuel Brito, CEM, CMP, Member of Board, IAEE and CEO, Newevents, Organizacao de Feiras e Eventos, Lda Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Fri, 11 May12:15 PM - 01:00 PMSession 6: Understanding the Indian Millennials and engaging them by Mr. Naresh Prasad, CEO, Perceptive Learning Consultants Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Fri, 11 May01:00 PM - 01:45 PMLunch Lunch
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Fri, 11 May01:45 PM - 02:30 PMPanel Discussion 3: EXPOCON - Emerging Formats of Meeting Events Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Meeting Events: The session will broadly cover various new formats ofexhibitions that are emerging as well as the merging of conferencesand exhibitions, Addition of new flavours of design, AV, entertainment,etc. to make exhibitions engaging and experientialModerator: Mr. Ashish Gupta, Director, Winmark Services Speakers:Mr. Karoly Nagy, Special Advisor and Trade Fair Guru, CENTREXMr. Joao de Nagy, Director, ITC Paris/WTC Events Center andSheraton São Paulo WTC HotelMr. Andrew Binning, CEO, Inkanyezi Events (P) Ltd. and Representing,Southern African Association for Conference Industry (SAACI)Mr. Kailash Singh, Teflas, MD, Tefla's Dr. Deepak Swaminathan, CEO, Media Works Promotionsand Author, “The Art of Building Experiential Events”
Fri, 11 May02:30 PM - 03:15 PMPanel Discussion 4: Collaborating for Success How Can Local, Regional, National & International Players Collaborate to Deliver successful shows Trends on Joint ventures, Mergers & Acquisitions, partne Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Moderator: Mr Sooraj Dhawan, Director, Falcon Trade FairsSpeakers : Mr. Gregory Zaraisky, CEO, Reed Exhibitions India Mr. Surajit Bit, Director - Business Development & Corporate Strategy - ‎Messe Duesseldorf India Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Ashish Kumar, Partner, Euro Asia Consulting Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Pankaj Arora, Managing Director, Novistra Capital
Fri, 11 May03:15 PM - 03:30 PMTea/Coffee Break Break
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Fri, 11 May03:30 PM - 04:15 PMCEO Conclave : Walking the talk - Road ahead for the Indian Exhibition Industry In the roles as Industry leaders, what is the assessment about the future of the industry and are you willing to be the Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Moderator: Mr. Bhupinder Singh, CEO, MesseMuenchen India, Speakers:Ms. Sonia Prashar, Deputy Director General at Indo-GermanChamber of Commerce/ Managing Director - NuernbergMesseIndia Pvt. LtdMr. Yogesh Mudras, MD,UBM India Pvt Ltd.Mr. Ashwani Pande, MD, KoelnMesse YA Trade Fairs Pvt Ltd,Mr. Balasubramanian, Executive Director & COO at IMTMA &Bangalore International Exhibition CentreMr. Cyril Pereira, Managing Director at Reed TriuneExhibitions Pvt Ltd.Mr. Dibakar Chatterjee, CEO, Nesco Limited, Mr. Sudeep Sarcar, VP, India Expo Mart Ltd.
Fri, 11 May04:15 PM - 04:30 PMThe Way Forward - Setting IEIA's agenda for the year ahead by Mr. Pinkesh Choksey, COO, Market Insight Consultants Session
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Fri, 11 May04:30 PM - 06:00 PMIEIA Open Seminar Valedictory Session - Final Vote of Thanks & Partner Felicitations Closing Ceremony
#Hall No.2 HITEX
Fri, 11 May04:30 PM - 06:00 PMParallel Session: Board Members, Advisors & AFECA Secretariat Room No. 2.1 – Level -1, Hitex Trade Fair Building Roundtable
#Hall No.2 HITEX
For Board Members Only
Fri, 11 May06:30 PM - 09:00 PMGlobal Exhibition Industry Leaders Dinner - Hosted by HITEX (Invitees only) Departure to Dinner Venue Dinner + Cocktail
#Hall No.2 HITEX

Visitor Ticket Price

7000 INR For IEIA Members
9800 INR For Non Members
154 USD For Foreign Delegates

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100 ft259472 INR For IEIA Member
100 ft284960 INR For Non Member

Exhibitors List

31 Exhibitors of Current Edition
Booth# 4,5value.name

India Trade Promotion organisation

New Delhi, India New Exhibitor

Booth# 7,8value.name

Exhibition Showcase

Ahmedabad, India New Exhibitor

Booth# 17,18

The Flag Company

Mumbai, India New Exhibitor
Booth# 34value.name


Mumbai, India New Exhibitor

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Venue Map & Directions

map of Hitex Exhibition Center

Hitex Exhibition Center

1st Floor Trade Fair Office Building Hitech City Road Izzat Nagar Izzathnagar Kothaguda Hyderabad Telangana 500084

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