Special Message From The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Industry Association For EEA 2020


The Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition industry Association is pleased to support the Exhibition Excellence Awards 2020. It is important for our industry to recognise best practices and to celebrate the success of trade exhibitions and conferences which go above and beyond in terms of delivering on their promise to connect buyers with suppliers. I would like to congratulate all of the winners of these important awards and I hope that we can all take some examples of where standards have been raised in our industry and implement them in our own businesses. Our thanks to Exhibition Showcase magazine for including Hong Kong in this important initiative. As a leading destination for exhibitions and conferences in Asia we are pleased participate and create stronger links between India and Hong Kong.

Best Regards

Stuart Bailey


Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association (HKECIA)


The 5th landmark edition of Exhibition Excellence Awards will be held on 28 March, 2020 at CIDCO Exhibition & Convention Center, Mumbai (4:00 PM onwards). The grand initiative is being actively supported by :

  • Ministry of Skill Development & Entrepreneurship
  • PHD Chamber of Commerce
  • National Small Industries Corporation
  • Trade Promotion Council of India
  • India Convention Promotion Bureau
  • Indian Exhibition Services Association
  • Event & Entertainment Management Association
  • Italian Exhibition Industry Association
  • Russian Exhibition Industry Association
  • Hong Kong Exhibition Industry Association
  • Skal International
  • Association of Domestic Tour Operators of India
  • Travel Agents Association of India
  • Network of Indian MICE Agents
  • Telengana Chamber of Events Industry

Alongside the EEA, we will also have the debut of the Exemplary Association Awards, which will see special acknowledgement for the Trade Associations on various parameters of excellence demonstrated in the year 2019.

While the Exhibition Excellence Awards has been honouring the exhibition organisers and the service providers over the years, it is now for the first time ever that another worthwhile effort is being taken to acknowledge the Corporate and PSU exhibitors who take part in Exhibitions wholeheartedly and explore the potential of exhibitions in most effective manner. Those corporate who show trust in exhibitions as a worthwhile platform to promote their business and support this industry well. This segment is to be filled by exhibition organisers as they know best which exhibitor is best suited for this award and they have to propose exhibitors for these awards.


A supremely accomplished jury panel and renowned international industry stalwarts will be present to witness the grand ceremony. Some of the jury members include:

  • Mr. Jochen Witt – President, jwc Consulting
  • Mr. Paul Woodward – President, Paul Woodward Advisory
  • Mr. Alexander Stedtfeld – Economic Counsellor, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Mr. Mathias Tesi Baur – Director, MBB Consulting (UK)
  • Mr. Leighton Wood – CEO, Melbourne Convention & Exhibition Center,
  • Mr. Stuart Bailey – CEO, Hong Kong Exhibition & Convention Industry Association
  • Ms. Karla Jaguel – Messe, Trainer
  • Mr. Vinod Zutshi – Former Secretary, Ministry of Tourism
  • Mr. Siddharth Gautam – Adviser – ASSOCHAM
  • Mr. Sanjay Datta – President, Skal International Asia
  • Mr. Rajnish Goenka – National Convener, MSME Cell
  • Mr. Ashish Gupta – Consulting CEO, Federation of Associations  in Indian Tourism & Hospitality
  • Mr. Sanjoy Roy – President – Event & Entertainment Mgt. Association
  • Mr. HH Maharaja Gajsingh – President, Indian Heritage Hotels Association
  • Mr. Asif Iqbal – President, Indian Economic Trade Organization

With over 500 exhibition and convention industry leaders from across India attending the red carpet awards ceremony & VIP delegates from the ministries of Tourism, MSME, Skill Development and Commerce and media also personally present on the occasion, the EEA2020 will be a mega initiative for the Indian exhibition & convention industry.