C urrently things look very promising there India s Covid 19 situation has been very well controlled over the last two months reports Phil Chung the CEO of Kinexin the operating company of the India International Convention and Expo Centre IICC in Delhi Daily infection rates are now quite low and stable he adds In dia has 1 3 billion people and as of now 10 November about 53 4 of the entire popu lation have had their first vaccination shot Around 25 have had their second shot I never anticipated that it would happen this fast That has had a positive impact on the trade fair industry as the IICC boss observes Since September this year most of the ma jor venues in India have resumed full opera tion Numerous trade fairs are now taking place at venues in New Delhi and the sur rounding area As elsewhere B2B shows have come back more quickly than B2C shows as they are subject to fewer restric tions B2C events are still subject to some re strictions based on the Indian government s standard operating procedures For example in order to run a B2C show in New Delhi the booth should be at least about 12 square metres and have two sides open explains Chung In addition organisers can use only about 40 per cent of the space they rent I guess even B2C show regulations will be eased as the vaccination rate goes up he re marks www iiccnewdelhi com PB 31TradeFairs Internation al 4 2021 INTERNATIONAL INDIA Trade fairs are returning Even as recently as the spring there was no good news coming out of the subcontinent The numbers infected with Covid were skyrocketing The situation has since taken a turn for the better Normality expected to return from mid 2022 Phil Chung CEO of Kinexin Convention Management on the restart of India s trade fair industry expectations and construction progress for the IICC conservative estimate they are expecting to be able to run their businesses almost normal ly by the middle of next year What do the organisers base those estimates on Even last month many organisers in India were still concerned about a third wave of the pandemic However thanks to significant con trol measures introduced by the government and the efforts being made by the population voluntarily they feel that things will be back to normal next year So the new IICC is coming at the right time Construction work on the IICC is 70 per cent completed due to the length of the pandemic I expect things will be getting back to normal by the time we test run our venue late next year I have spoken to many international organisers from sev en countries around the world including Germany the UK and Singapore and that gives me confidence that India s MICE market will become like China s over the next 10 years How is the restart going in India Indian venues schedules are really tight There are just so many organisers who have been longing to restart their trade show business Events and conference organisers that my staff have talked to report that on a Sichtbare Baufortschritte aus der Vogelperspektive Das neue Messe und Kongresszentrum IICC in Delhi nimmt immer mehr Konturen an Visible construction progress from ab ove The new IICC exhibition and con gress centre in Delhi is gradually taking shape Ph ot o K in ex in

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