Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Updates on Indian exhibitions

Three speakers at the UFI Seminar in Como talked the delegates through market potential in India. It certainly remains an under-developed market with about 650,000 sq. metres of exhibition sold each year - roughly 8% the total of China.

Modern venues remain in short supply although one speaker, Prem Behl of Exhibitions India, predicted that the new venue in Bangalore, only opened last September, would be considered too small very shortly and that an extension would develop. He was also full of praise for the new ExpoCentre in New Delhi. Less enthusiasm from the speakers for the facilities in Mumbai (Bombay) although there was some encouragement that the Bombay Exhibition Centre - a 50,000 sq. metre converted factory building, is being upgraded. Not before time....

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