BIEC Celebrates Global Exhibition Day

Posted by: at 6/14/2016 12:56:00 am

June 14,  12.39 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Bangalore, 14 June 2016: The first ever Global Exhibitions Day was held across many countries on 8 June 2016. UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE), and other leading associations and industry players joined hands to launch this event to raise awareness about the value of exhibitions to various stakeholders as well as acknowledge the efforts of those who work in the exhibitions industry.

BIEC Celebrates Global Exhibition Day

BIEC Celebrates Global Exhibition Day

Speaking about the Global Exhibitions Day, Minister for Heavy Industries and Tourism, Shri R.V. Deshpande said, “Bengaluru is known as the Silicon Valley of India for its contribution to the country’s IT and BT sector. But now I am glad to know that it is also emerging as an important MICE destination, particularly in the exhibition sector. During this exhibition of the Global Exhibitions Day, Government of Karnataka will extend all possible support for making this city a great MICE destination in the years to come.”

BIEC Celebrates Global Exhibition Day

CEO of the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC), Mr. V. Anbu added, “BIEC was delighted to be a part of the first ever Global Exhibitions Day and join forces with international associations and industry veterans to promote the Indian exhibition industry to the next level. India is fast emerging as a global MICE destination. Many foreign events are making a foray into India. BIEC has been a pioneer in this sector and hosting such events. Uniting them under a common umbrella will lead to business development. BIEC will continue to promote and provide world class facilities for exhibition organizers and encourage the development of trade.”
As per IMF, India is a USD 2.1 trillion economy. It is expected to grow further in another 10 year timeframe. The Indian government has taken many initiatives to attract FDIs and position India as a global destination for manufacturing through its Make in India programme. The sentiments are definitely positive.

This however comes with a caveat. It is imperative to note that whereas developed nations have given top priority to their exhibition sector India is faced with the daunting task of according its exhibition sector an industry status and get more organized. As the exhibitions sector in India becomes organized it will be recognized as a major contributor to the trade and economy of the country. India’s exhibitions sector needs to tap into the enormous opportunities presented forth by its expanding economy.

There are numerous challenges. Apart from a few select venues India doesn’t have the necessary support infrastructure to make large-scale exhibitions a grand success. Improving the quality of services is a key factor which the industry needs to consider. Sustainability of the venues and shows also need to be consistently maintained.  With around 750 exhibitions being organized in a year India there is room for improvement. The new tourism policies and the stress given by the government to develop infrastructure and build new convention centres not only in Tier 1 but also in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities the number of exhibitions will go up in the future. The Global Exhibitions Day will definitely be a harbinger for this.

About BIEC
Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) was conceptualized with an objective of providing an international standard infrastructure for organizing trade exhibitions, industrial conferences and other business-to-business (B2B) events. Known for providing quality infrastructure, quality services, process driven approach, customer satisfaction and inculcating best practices among stakeholders, BIEC acts as a facilitator for business cooperation in a wide segment of industries through trade fairs. BIEC is a green exhibition facility which is LEED Certified and IMS (Integrated Management System) certified.  These certifications stands for its commitment to quality, environment, health and safety in the exhibition industry and exhibition infrastructure. The facility is the first of its kind in the country which is built by an industry association.
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