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Editorial – April 2019

Dear Readers,

This month we have the entire spectrum of trade fair and event industry essentials lined up for an insight into the unknown. Information galore!

Team TFT brings you some of the known and unknown faces from the industry in our interview (Q & A) section. Do read the most liked section of the tabloid.

For those who are aware, UFI recently released its 22nd edition of Global Barometer Report. To bring to the fore, does it really matter? Global Barometer Report which but covers a few prolific venue owners and organisers. Seeks no approval from any Trade Organisations and most importantly a report whose methodology isn’t based on a survey! At least that’s what we revealed after how the talk went the last time we questioned UFI Asia Pacific Manager, Mark Cochrane. For more information you can refer to October 2018 edition on

ITPO opposed SMDC’s plan to construct its headquarters near Pragati Maidan. Media Expo – trade fair for signage & hoarding witnessed record number of visitors. Congratulations to Mr. Manek and his team.

NurnbergMesse India can now proudly boast of having 16 trade fairs under its umbrella with the acquisition of popular show Indiawood, Delhiwood and Mumbaiwood. Congratulations to Sonia Prashar and team.

We are going through a digitally evolving experience in all aspects of our lives, then why not trade fair technology? Hence, TechTalk, as we have named it, is the place for you to grow your event tech knowledge. Read 15 event technology tactics to make your event better.

The 34th edition of AAHAR concluded successfully while attracting more than 40,000 business visitors and delegates.

Messe Berlin will organise the inaugural ITB India which will be a 3 day B2B travel trade show and convention focussing on Indian Travel Market. I believe the show will garner good business as ITB Asia has created a niche for itself in the travel and tourism market for being one of the best shows.

The 5th batch of IEIA enabled CEM – a globally renowned certification and designation program will be held this month at WTC in Mumbai. I encourage all the young trade fair enthusiasts to grab this opportunity to learn from globally renowned associations and leaders.

Thank you for the excellent response on the newly introduced sections. In Exhibition Talk – Stephan Murtagh ‘The Exhibition Guy’, brings you chapter 7 from his book on exhibitions “Before you Hit the Venue”.

The Focus on China and Focus on MICE pages have some good amount of stories showing how well the industry is progressing.

Book your advertising space now for the upcoming edition of TFT. Contact our reporting team to confirm your Advertisement placement or press releases if you would like to promote your brand, events or venues.

I’ll keep it short this time. The magazine is in your hand so go ahead have a good read and don’t forget to review our work. We will be anticipating your responses. Wish you all a Happy Summer, stay cool and

Keep reading TFT!


M Q Syed