India’s largest kids and family festival is all set to unveil its magic in Bengaluru; Pune; Delhi and Gurgaon

New Delhi, September 22, 2016: 
It’s time to bring out your calendars and set reminders as Krackerjack Karnival announces its multi-city line up for 2016.  Having hosted 8 successful editions, the upcoming events will be spread over a period of 5 months and promise to be a spellbinding experience.

The 9th edition of Krackerjack Karnival will be held on 8th and 9th October 2016 at the Manpho Convention Centre, Bangalore. Coinciding with the festive occasions of Durga Puja, Navratra and Dussehra, Krackerjack Karnival promises to add to all the excitement around this time by offering a wonderful destination event for children and families to spend time together and bask in a variety of activities and shopping opportunities.

With its 10th edition, Krackerjack Karnival will launch its first show in Pune. To be held on 12th and 13th November at the Royal Palms, Koregaon Park, the event will be a prelude to children’s day on 14th November 2016 the perfect way to celebrate our young ones. As always the event promises to provide the perfect family day for Puneites.

The 11th edition is the flagship event being held at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on the 10th and 11th of December 2016. This year’s lineup is expected to be even more dynamic, exciting and includes some of the biggest names in children’s entertainment. Krackerjack has got everything covered for you this Christmas so all you have to bring is your festive cheer! Meet the Santa and get your bags full with some of the best products on display at the carnival. Looking at the tremendous potential in India’s health and wellness industry, the festival introduces for the very first time, Krackerjack Wellness. Seeking to increase awareness of all forms of natural, organic, healthy and green living opportunities available for the whole family, the mission of Krackerjack wellness is to inspire and motivate families to embrace a life of health, fitness and enjoy lifelong benefits of living a green, clean and healthy lifestyle.

Post the New Year celebrations, the 12th Krackerjack Karnival will be held in Gurgaon on 18th and 19th February, 2017. To be held in the magnificent Oysters Beach Water Park, the event promises to bring together some of the best performing artists from diverse fields such as theatre, music, acrobatics, dance etc. together. The little ones will also look forward to the presence of their favorite characters dancing and clicking pictures with them.

Commenting on the event, Ms. Chandrika Behl, Director, Exhibitions India Group, said, “We are thrilled with the overwhelming response we’ve received in each edition. It’s exciting to grow and launch KKJ in new cities and to see that how positively its being received both by the industry as-well-as visitors. We are always working to add new, fun and interesting content and are looking forward to seeing how families will enjoy that.”

India’s largest kids and family festival is all set to unveil its magic in Bengaluru; Pune; Delhi and Gurgaon

India’s largest kids and family festival is all set to unveil its magic in Bengaluru; Pune; Delhi and Gurgaon

India’s largest kids and family festival is all set to unveil its magic in Bengaluru; Pune; Delhi and Gurgaon

India’s largest kids and family festival is all set to unveil its magic in Bengaluru; Pune; Delhi and Gurgaon

India’s largest kids and family festival is all set to unveil its magic in Bengaluru; Pune; Delhi and Gurgaon

India’s largest kids and family festival is all set to unveil its magic in Bengaluru; Pune; Delhi and Gurgaon

The magic of Krackerjack Karnival includes:

·        One stop shopping for busy families

·        School zone to address admission queries

·        Workshops ranging from aeromodelling, dance, arts & crafts, pottery, balloon sculpting, origami, robotics and numerous live science experiments

·         Performance galore

·         Meet-and-Greet with favorite Nickelodeon sonic characters; Shiva; Doggy don; Chhotu

·         Meet-and-Greet with favorite Chhota Bheem and friends

·         Meet-and-Greet your favorite Superbook character Gizmo

·         Ride & Games, such as Segway rides, bungee trampoline, obstacle course and much more!

Entry tickets to Krackerjack Karnival are priced at Rs. 150/- each with free entry for kids below the age of 5. With an aim to emerge as a one-stop destination event which takes care of all the needs and wants of children in a playful, exciting way, Krackerjack Karnival hopes to become an event families cannot afford to not give a ‘crack’ at!

About Krackerjack Karnival: 

The Krackerjack Karnival is India’s first, largest and most successful event dedicated to children and families. This event brings together a focused and targeted audience in an informal, educational and festive setting that appeals to both parents and children.

·         SHOP: The most comprehensive, one-stop shopping destination for everything that kids want and need

·         PLAY: The festival creates an exciting ambience for kids where they can experience unbridled joy through a wide range of activities

·         LEARN: Stimulating workshop arena for children where they are exposed to informative and fun sessions 

This is the second time this event is being organised in Bengaluru after the first edition received an overwhelming response. The inaugural edition for the city was organised in Feb 2016 and observed 75+ exhibitors and 18000+ visitors

About Exhibitions India Group (EIG) – Organizers of the Krackerjack Karnival:

The group’s core business comprises of trade promotion, encouraging investments, joint ventures, technology transfers, consultancy etc. The only trade fair organiser in India to have ISO 9001:2008; ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certification. We are also certified by Trace International Inc. (USA) for transparency in international commercial transactions.

Spokesperson Profile
Ms. Chandrika Behl
Project Director – Exhibitions India Group

Chandrika Behl founded the Krackerjack Karnival in 2012, which has since grown to become India’s largest children and family event. Having completed eight highly successful editions, the show has seen over 2 lakh visitors and takes place in 4 different metros. With the tag line of shop play learn, the festival provides families a unique and memorable experience while giving exhibitors and sponsors the perfect platform to connect directly with tens of thousands of families.

As the driving force behind the event, Chandrika is responsible for the strategic vision of the event and plans on adding several new cities in the coming year as well as new verticals such as Krackerjack Wellness which hopes to inspire and encourage families to embrace a life of health & wellness.

As director of the Exhibitions India group, Chandrika is also responsible for the strategic vision and overall direction of Comnet Exhibitions. Comnet Exhibitions functions as the Indian representative for major international trade fair organizers in 43 countries, covering over 180 trade fairs in approximately 41 different industry verticals. Comnet facilitates and promotes the entry of Indian SMEs into global markets.

After completing her undergraduate studies in the US, Chandrika worked with Sempire Systems, a pioneering startup, developing software on corporate governance systems.

Chandrika holds an undergraduate degree from the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California where she majored in International Business.

Chandrika has been closely associated with the NGO, Jan Madhyam for the past 12 years. The organization is a pioneer in addressing the needs of disabled and disadvantaged young persons in creative and innovative ways.

Chandrika is married to Dhruv Behl and they have two children, Samiara and Zayan. She enjoys traveling, reading and spending time with her family and friends.

Company Profile -Exhibitions India

Exhibitions India Pvt. Ltd. (EIPL), founded in 1987, comprises 7 strategic business units dealing in trade promotion, encouraging investments, joint ventures, and technology transfers. EIPL is an organizer of trade fairs in India and overseas, with allied businesses in sales representation, publishing, travel & hospitality, advertising & public relations, consulting, conferences, and display design. Exhibitions India acts as an interface between the government, industry, media, and academia.

EIPL has organised over 100 international trade shows since its inception, and has successfully pioneered and established some of the largest exhibitions in the country. Its current portfolio of expos includes Convergence India, Smart Cities Expo, Convergence Africa World, and Krackerjack Karnival. It has promoted India’s exports by encouraging participation of Indian exporters, including SMEs/MSMEs at international trade fairs worldwide. Today, the company has represented trade fair centres and international trade fair organizers in 43 countries, covering over 180 trade fairs in approximately 41 different industry verticals.

The company also provides Advertising and Public Relations support and offers media planning and buying, public relations and digital media solutions to its affiliated companies and clients. It designs and constructs exhibition stalls, retail showrooms with the latest graphics, design and production facilities.
As a thought leader in its domain, EIPL has also produced AutoX, India’s leading automotive magazine, and Convergence Plus, a weekly online ICT newsletter. Additionally, it provides market research, market entry strategies, joint venture assistance, trade delegation management, business matching, locational analysis, regulatory framework, executive search and trade and business statistics services to conceptualize events catering to American and Indian organizations. 

Recognizing EIPL’s contribution towards stimulating trade between USA and India, the company was awarded with “Outstanding Company to Promote Indo-US trade” at the 11th Indo-US Economic Summit organized by the Indo-American Chambers of Commerce. EIPL has received ISO 9001:2008 (for quality), ISO 14001:2004 (for environment management system) and OHSAS 18001:2007 (for health and safety) certification. It has a Membership of UFI - The Global Association of Exhibitions Industry which emphasizes its commitment to quality.
Headquartered in New Delhi, the Group has over 150 employees and is supported by regional offices in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai. International markets are covered by offices located in California (USA), Dubai (UAE) and Tokyo (Japan).