It is a really great experience on a global level. All nations are representing their countries. We can have good exposure worldwide. A lot of delegates are coming from all over the world, and CII has organised it very nicely for the services people. We hope that we get a good response and good volume from other countries now. We are affiliated with MTDC.
Mr. Milind Dixit
Sales, Mantra Resorts
Till now, we have been getting good responses from business-to-business delegates. The quality of delegates are very nice. We have got international delegates too, which have been invited by us at our cost. They are very happy with the arrangement and facility. We would be certainly taking part next year and this platform provides very good opportunity to promote our products.
Mr. Jitendra Jadhav
India Tourism, Ministry of Tourism, Government of India
The show has been meaningful in terms of showcasing The Leela Brand and business meetings with international representations.
Mr. Indrajeet Banerjee
Associate Vice President
Sales and Marketing, The Leela Palaces, Hotels and Resorts
The response has been very good. It has been good for our delegates too - even international delegates. The topics of the conferences were very good. The conferences were very valuable.
Mr. M Nagabhushanam
District Tourism Officer
Andhra Pradesh Tourism Authority, Government of Andhra Pradesh
The exhibition is going pretty well. The people are showing interest in the Sagarmala project. In fact, the project is going to bring a big GDP for the government. A lot of infrastructure will be developed in terms of shipping industry and in terms of finance also. India is going to get foreign investors from this project.
Mr. Sandeep Awasthi
Assistant Director General
Shipping, Ministry of Shipping, Government of India
The exhibition was great. We are partner with Chhattisgarh Tourism for development of a dam called Gangrel. We are building India’s largest waterway destination. Over here, we were able to meet a lot of potential partners for us. We see them to be helpful to develop this on an international level.
Mr. Anil Kanakia
Offorbys Conglomerate LLP
It’s a very good initiative by IESA where all the service providers are showcasing their products under one roof. Apart from the big players, we have given an opportunity to even small players by giving them table space at a nominal amount that not only takes care of their travel but also accommodation. The response has been very encouraging. Last year we exhibited on 2,000 sq m in Delhi. This year the exhibition is on 3,000 sq m.
This kind of exhibition is happening for the first time in especially Mumbai. The first one was held in Delhi. This is a good platform for our kind of firms like ours that provide services to the event management agencies. It’s been going very good so far and we have received a lot of walk-ins. We are getting the kind of audience that we like to reach out to.
Mr. Saif Siddiqui
Global Events Company (GEC) India
It’s a good initiative. Being a new industry, it’s not even recognised as such. It’s a good initiative by our association the Indian Exhibitions, Conferences & Events Services Association (IESA) with the support from the Confederation of the Indian Industry (CII).
Mr. Chandra Kant
The exhibition is definitely a good start and, going forward, we would like it to be more focused on certain sectors. As an industry coming together we are making our presence felt. That shows solidarity as far as our industry is concerned. And that’s the best part about this event.