More than one hundred Exhibition Organisers have confirmed
their membership for ‘Council of Indian Exhibition Organisers’ (CIE) to step up
with solutions to support the Exhibition Organizing Sector in India.
Organizers from varied backgrounds
such as Industry Associations, Business Chambers, Trade Bodies, Trusts, Large
Exhibition Organisers, Small and Medium Scale Organisers, and MSME organizers
have got together to form this unique and dedicated ‘Organiser Centric’
The first eight-member
‘Steering Committee’ of the Council has been set up comprising Balvinder
Singh Sawhney of FICCI, KailashMurarka of AIPMA, Manish Gandhi of ABEC, M. Q. Syed of
EXHICON, Rajan Sharma of Interads, Rajesh Bhagat of Wordlex, Seema
Srivastava of India ITME &Sukhjinder Singh of Infinity Expo.
The Council is to establish working partnerships with Governments,
Federations, EPC’s, Other chambers to address common and critical issues to
ensure a thriving exhibition Organising sector in India. The council will also
work closely with venues & services to extend solutions and support to Exhibition
There was a long pending need amongst exhibition organizers to
form an only organizers forum where the concerns and issues of organizers could
be addressed and represented which could further complement and supplement the
work done by existing industry bodies.
A recent survey validated the need for an ‘Organisers Only’ a forum that could address strategic and tactical challenges faced by Exhibition
and conference organizers. Since the organizer is at the epicenter of the
exhibition industry, their issues and well-being impact the entire value chain
comprising of venue owners and service providers.
This newly formed body of organizers aims to consolidate and
strengthen the role of the exhibition industry in India.
The first press Meet and Open Forum of the Council of Indian Exhibition
Organizers (CIEO) is scheduled to be held on 25th of June 2020.
Main objectives pursued by the Council:
To bring together all the exhibition organizers and managers,
whether the private or public organization, associations, councils, government
agencies in India, on a common platform in order to find a working solution
for the development of the exhibition organizing industry.
To form a collective forum for discussion and negotiation with
governments, venues, vendors, and contractors, provide a one-stop source of
information pertaining to the exhibition industry.
To represent the exhibition organizers in all matters,
nationally and internationally in relation to Government, media, and the public.
Represent to Government to provide a level playing field by
making available all Government schemes and providing equal opportunity for
organizing/managing government events to all organizers.
To share best practices amongst the members, promote the
exhibition industry as an effective marketing tool nationally and
internationally, organize training programs, activities, workshops, seminars
for the benefit of its members and industry at large.
To carry out surveys and studies for providing statistics and
information to the members and industry, formulate and implement standards,
practices, code of ethics and audit guidelines for the overall development and the credibility of the trade shows.
Protect and promote the common interest of its members and do
all other things as may be considered by the Council to be incidental or
conducive for the benefit of its members and industry at large.