LED Expo gets set to go hybrid to integrate in-person interactions and digital business matchmaking

More than a year after the industry was hit by pandemic-related unprecedented business challenges LED Expo’s physical platform will play an instrumental role in uniting the LED value chain to create an atmosphere of collaboration. However, with the ongoing travel restrictions that are still in place globally, organisers have decided to introduce a multimodal format for the show this year to integrate in-person interactions and digital business matchmaking.

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The new hybrid edition of LED will take place from November 18 – 20, 2021 at India Expo Mart in Greater Noida, Delhi-NCR, with all safety protocols. The hybrid model will enable companies across the globe to participate in the three-day fair and continue the much-needed business networking and learning, despite travel limitations. The move also aims to allow greater exposure to on-site exhibitors and attract participation from new and emerging markets.

Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member, Messe Frankfurt Asia Holdings Ltd said that the exhibitors on-site will, of course, have dual advantage and exposure as the digital model through its focus on ‘product showcases’ and ‘knowledge exchange’ creates a new avenue for business sourcing, networking and learning. He adds, “The idea is to make collaborative engagements extremely simple and bring the industry under ‘one roof’ for three days of pure business conversations. We are diligently working on all fronts to ensure a productive, safe and successful show experience for the industry.”

LED Summit Webinar Series

International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD) and Messe Frankfurt India join hands to keep lighting leaders and industry connected through on-going knowledge series. Re-introducing the summit through a virtual webinar series, Messe Frankfurt India has a carefully curated line-up of events that aim to provide valuable content designed to drive progress and innovation in the Indian lighting industry. The Indian subsidiary has joined hands with IALD as knowledge partner, for this goal.

Dr Amardeep M. Dugar from IALD said that the LED Expo Knowledge Series is conceptualised as a series of panel discussion sessions on interesting and thought-provoking topics pertaining to the Indian lighting industry. IALD India is curating this series piece-by-piece, presenter-by-presenter with a focus on different session types throughout the series and provides opportunities to share ideas, learn new techniques and re-energise the Indian lighting industry.

New dates for Screen Print India New Delhi and Mumbai hybrid editions

Messe Frankfurt India announces new dates for Screen Print India New Delhi and Mumbai hybrid editions. The organiser informs that the first hybrid edition of Screen Print India New Delhi, which was originally planned in August, will now be held from December 3 – 5, 2021 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi. Then the Mumbai edition of Screen Print India will be hosted from April 21 – 23, 2022 at Bombay Exhibition Centre (BEC), alongside Gartex Texprocess India Mumbai edition.

The decision to move the dates of the fair aims to provide more time and flexibility for exhibitors to plan their participation, while enabling organisers to create a business environment that is strongly conducive to host the fair.

Across the three days of the exhibition,the virtual format of Screen Print India New Delhiwill showcase a series of knowledge sessions and live demos, and will place a key emphasis on product showcases as well as exhibitor search. The physical format in-parallel, will provide a first-hand experience of witnessing the products live and interacting with the exhibitors face-to-face. Further, the physical exhibition will be organised under the parameters of MFI SafeConnect, thus ensuring a secure B2B networking experience.

The hybrid edition of Screen Print India New Delhi will be hosted alongside Gartex Texprocess India for the benefit of printing professionals who are commonly engaged in both textile and screen-printing segments.