Messe Frankfurt India’s run of back to back trade shows in May reinvigorates industry

Indian subsidiary of global event organiser Messe Frankfurt has hosted a series of live exhibitions in India’s financial capital across diverse industry verticals in recent weeks; introducing market-leading innovations by over 600 companies and attracting over 50,000 visitors across 28 Indian states and union territories, as well as from 57 countries.

Messe Frankfurt India hosted nine back-to-back physical exhibitions and conference, this May alone. This includes the Mumbai debut of Gartex Texprocess India, Denim Show alongside Screen Print India, the successful trade fair trio of Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts Show, Interior Lifestyle India presented by Ambiente India, its flagship Media Expo and LED Expo fairs and NGV India Summit.

Targeting diverse industry verticals such as textiles, printing, signage, advertising, stationery, corporate gifting, homeware among others, the B2B platforms organised by Messe Frankfurt India facilitated the exchange of the latest sector developments, business, technological breakthroughs, and industry collaborations. “The energy and business enthusiasm among attendees was contagious. The industries are back in action, there is a high-level of commitment to strengthen domestic collaborations and bolster supply chains and exhibition platforms create the perfect business encounters to meet these objectives,” said Stephan Buurma, member of the Board of Management, Messe Frankfurt Group.

Making its Mumbai debut, Gartex Texprocess India drew 9,328 visitors. Denim Show, Screen Print India, Fabrics and Trims Show held were all held under its umbrella and displayed a mix of manufacturing tools and textile products by 120 exhibitors.

The trade fair trio of Paperworld India, Corporate Gifts Show, Interior Lifestyle India, presented by Ambiente India brought together 215 exhibitors attracted 14,615 trade visitors from 230 cities across 27 Indian states and 38 countries over its three days.

Held in the same week at Bombay Exhibition Centre, the 48th edition of Media Expo concluded on an equally high note highlighting the transition towards innovative, sustainable and eco-friendly advertising solutions. Bringing the printing, signage and advertising industries under one roof, the event garnered a record-breaking footfall of 13,199 visitors and buyers from 15 countries, and 306 cities across 27 Indian state. The 127 exhibitors included 17% new participants.

Following the successful run of seven trade fairs, India’s premier business event for LED and lighting technologies – LED Expo Mumbai made its grand comeback in Mumbai, bringing together 179 exhibitors with over 1,000 products on display. The key business event for the lighting industry attracted 12,934 visitors from 316 cities across 29 states and 21 countries. 

Mr Raj Manek, executive director and Board member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd shared: “Exhibitions have proven to be a highly effective marketing tool and bring sustainable growth. Product presentations, brand awareness, market research, industry collaborations – the commercial benefits of an exhibition are endless. But the highlight will always be ‘connecting people’.”

As the final business event of the month, the Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) India Summit gathered 230 industry experts and concluded on a high note with key takeaways for Indian fuel and gas industry. Amid soaring petrol and diesel prices, the NGV India Summit highlighted the importance of natural gas and the way forward in terms of challenges, opportunities and overall acceptance of clean fuel.

Gartex Texprocess India, together with Denim Show, Fabrics and Trims Show and Screen Print India, will once again welcome businesses back at its base in New Delhi from 4–6 August 2022 at Pragati Maidan; Media Expo will introduce the industry to next phase of advertising, print media, and the signage innovations at India Expo Mart, New Delhi from 1–3 September 2022; and the 9th edition of the International Elevator and Escalator (IEE) Expo will welcome the industry from 6–8 September 2022  at JIO World Convention Centre (JWCC) becoming the first point of industry connect after two years.


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