From Editor’s Desk – Nov 2021

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Our November issue is punctuated with stories of on-site exhibitions happening in India and around the world, along with exclusive interviews, insights and current trends in the industry. Exhibition Showcase has been on the forefront at projecting the industry to a wider audience through our various outreach platforms like print, web, newsletters, LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp and YouTube. You can follow us on our social media handles to gain maximum insights through the convenience of your smart phone. We also make several insightful videos for our YouTube channel and you will enjoy watching our episodes. Do like and subscribe so that you never miss an update!

I was myself there at various show sites this month. I was really impressed to see the turnout of serious visitors at the recently held shows in Mumbai, New Delhi and Gr. Noida. After much time and efforts, the Mumbai Government allowed some part of Bombay Exhibition Centre to resume with exhibitions and this came as a huge respite for the industry in that region.

The Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) is also returning with its flagship IEIA Open Seminar this December. The event will be a good opportunity to meet key industry players on one platform. I am delighted to share that Exhibition Showcase is the official media partner of this event and we are coming out with a IEIA Open Seminar special edition on this occasion. Besides normal circulation, the copies will be available to all Open Seminar delegates. I invite you to support this special edition by placing your brand presence in this special issue.

On another note, as the world begins its preparations to counter the newly found Omicron variant, we know yet too little about the consequences and implications that this might have on our industry. While the World Health Organization recently said the variant poses a “very high” global risk that could have “severe consequences” given that some of its mutations may sidestep immune protection, on another hand, the South African doctor who first raised the alarm over the new strain, has shared that the associated symptoms seen so far have been “extremely mild.” We keep our fingers crossed for better times ahead!

As you turn over the pages, we have tried to highlight various leading personalities in the global industry by sharing their thoughts on re-opening while also projecting their respective journey to the zenith. I hope that you will appreciate our continued efforts and do share your feedback with me at raghav@exhibitionshowcase.com

Happy reading!