Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) celebrates Global Exhibition Day 2016 and the Government of Karnataka extends full support for making Bangalore a great MICE destination and encourage the development of trade and business through exhibitions
Press Release | MICE INDIA | 14 June 2016
8th June 2016 a historic day for the Global Exhibitions Industry when UFI, the Global Association of the Exhibition Industry, IAEE – International Association of Exhibitions and Events and other leading associations and industry players joined hands to launch the first ever Global Exhibitions Day (GED). The event was created 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.
Speaking about the GED, 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. And I am glad that Bangalore is emerging as an important MICE destination, particularly in the exhibition sector. The Government of Karnataka extends all possible support for making this city a great MICE destination in the years to come and provide world class facilities for exhibition organizers and encourage the development of trade.”
Unlike the developed nations who have given top priority to their exhibition sector, India is still 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 centers 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 Bangalore International Exhibition Centre
Bangalore International Exhibition Centre 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