For the first time ever, International Federation of Exhibition and Event Services (IFES), a global organization representing the international exhibition & event service industry, will host its World Summit in Delhi, India.To be held at the Le Meridien in New Delhi from May 30-Jun. 1, members and participants will have the opportunity to interact with local and international key decision makers from the exhibition service industry.
The 2014 summit will lay special focus on specific industry-related knowledge of the Indian market and implementing environmentally responsible practices.
India’s exhibition and trade industry is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20-25 percent in the coming years, according to IFES. As an important tool in any industry for marketing, promotion and consumer interaction, exhibitions contribute to that growth.
Offering a unique blend of business and culture as the national capital of India, Delhi is a gateway to the Indian market. The city is among the most sought after destination for exhibitions for Indian as well as international corporations. The focal point of the 2014 World Summit is to provide first-hand experience of the Indian exhibition industry.
According to IFES, the goal is not only to understand the present, but also the future aspects of the industry. New ideas and prospects can only be realized by mutual sharing of knowledge and technology. IFES 2014 will work collaboratively towards identifying and explaining the working of the dynamic Indian Market, its challenges and opportunities. The Summit aims to take forward the IFES Mission to increase opportunities for networking and collaboration between national product and services suppliers within the exposition industry on an international level.
It will also work as a forum to increase awareness of the specific issues pertaining to exposition-marketing professionals among the IFES members. IFES World Summit 2014 in Delhi is expected to provide members and participants with an energizing conference destination experience and some important insights into what for many will be a new and exciting part of the world.
Expected presenters include keynote speaker Tom Bowman, green business consultant and author, Bowman Design Group; social entrepreneur Anshu Gupta, founder and director, GOONJ; speaker Travis Stanton, editor, Exhibitor Magazine; speaker Sonia Prashar, managing director NuernbergMesse India Pvt. Ltd.; speaker Claus Holtmann, CEO and owner, Holtmann Messe & Event; event emcee Han Leenhouts, owner, Sales & Pepper; and speaker Robin Drake, partner, Drake & Boucher Inc.