From Editor’s Desk – Feb 2021

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Dear Readers,

The need for healthy living has gained a significant momentum owing to the ongoing pandemic, with mental well-being taking the center stage. People globally have moved from a ‘nice to have’ to ‘need to have’ mindset for a preventive approach to wellness. Wellbeing and mindfulness in the working environment are undoubtedly important aspects that need attention in our events industry.

Statistics show that an alarming 1 in 5 event professionals experience problems with their mental health including anxiety, low mood and stress. The importance of addressing this vital issue is demonstrated by the statistic that businesses who are making employee wellness a priority are outperforming their competitors by 10%. Depression is also a big concern and more so since the outbreak of this pandemic, which has completely disrupted our events industry. Exhibition Showcase is pleased to support a global initiative this month on the eve of the Event Well-Being Day, and we will be hosting a special discussion with industry leaders, where-in we shall speak to them heart to heart on this issue. Subscribe to our official YouTube channel and never miss an update.

In this issue, we cover important updates from the world of exhibitions and conventions. Exhibitions have started to resume in many parts of the world and we feature some of them in this issue. All eyes are set on the upcoming AAHAR 2021 & SATTE next month. Bhupinder Singh, CEO, Messe Muenchen India shares about the success of their maiden online event and Ashley Roberts, General Manager, Omanexpo tells us the significance of employee engagement in events industry.

Do share your comments and feedback with me at raghav@exhibitionshowcase.com