Messe Frankfurt India acquires LED Expo and Media Expo fairs
INDIA: Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd, the Indian operation and subsidiary of Messe Frankfurt, has acquired the rights to organise and manage the LED Expo and Media Expo fairs from Media Exposition & Events. The move extends Messe’s presence into the LED lighting and components markets, as well as into the country itself, taking the number of shows held there to 14.
‘Both LED Expo and Media Expo are already well-regarded names in their respective industries, but we will utilise Messe Frankfurt’s vast experience in organising world-class trade fairs to develop these fairs further for the benefit of our customers,’ explained Wolfgang Marzin, CEO of Messe Frankfurt.
Raj Manek, executive director and board member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd, added at the conclusion of the signing: ‘We feel that these two industries are primed for future growth, and we are excited about the opportunity to help Indian companies gain access to our global network of stakeholders, and assist our existing global partners to do business in India.’
Gaurav Jeet Singh, director of Media Exposition & Events, also spoke at the signing of his intentions to remain involved in the new operations. ‘We will continue to work closely with Messe Frankfurt to ensure a smooth transition and to further enhance these two events as they enter the next stage in their development. We also look forward to cooperating together with Messe Frankfurt on other events in India in the future as the opportunity arises.'
LED Expo takes place annually in both Delhi and Mumbai, in December and May respectively. The most recent event in Delhi in 2013 reportedly featured more than 250 exhibitors from over 14 countries and 22,000 plus visitors, while the 2014 Mumbai fair had 80 exhibitors and attracted 6,620 visitors.
Media Expo occurs once a year in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata and is stated to be the largest exhibition for the signage and advertising industry, presenting products for indoor and outdoor advertising, printing, textile printing and digital signage solutions, as well as visual merchandising. The 2013 event held in Delhi reportedly featured 185 exhibitors and 22,050 visitors, while in Mumbai in February, 100 plus exhibitors and 10,500 visitors took part. A total of 55 exhibitors and 4450 buyers were reportedly present at the Kolkata event in April 2013.
The next LED Expos will take place in New Delhi in December 2014 and Mumbai in May 2015. Media Expo is scheduled in August 2014 in New Delhi, Kolkata in November 2014 and Mumbai in January 2015.