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                           EPCH honoured at Exhibition Excellence Awards

                             ED, EPCH bestowed with ‘The Iron Man of Exhibition  Industry’ Award
              IHGF Delhi Fair gains 2 coveted honours -  ‘The Grand Show ’ and ‘The Largest Trade Show’ awards
                                            India Expo Centre & Mart, NCR; 18th March, 2017

            Above : Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH, being conferred with
            the ‘The Iron Man of Exhibition  Industry’ Award at the Exhibition Excellence
            Right : Mr. R K Verma, Director, EPCH, and members of the EPCH Fair Team
            seen accepting the awards for IHGF Delhi Fair

               EPCH was awarded with three coveted honours at the
            Exhibition Showcase's 2nd Exhibition Excellence Awards,
            organised on 18th March 2017 at India Expo Centre, Greater
            Noida. Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Executive Director, EPCH, was
            conferred with the 'The Iron Man of Exhibition Industry' Award
            for his contribution to the exhibitions industry in India. This  over 320 delegates from India & abroad, this event saw
            award is for the Executive Director’s immense contribution
                                                                  significant representations from UFI and the exhibitions
            towards promotion of not only the handicrafts sector but also  industry from Singapore, Hong Kong, Germany and Macau. The
            for playing a pivotal role for the exhibition industry through
                                                                  evening became a great platform for recognition, celebration
            the conceptualisation of the state-of-the-art exhibition  and industry interaction.
            infrastructure - India Expo Centre & Mart, that has witnessed
                                                                     Exhibition Excellence Awards presented by Exhibition
            successful organisation of many internationanal trade
                                                                  Showcase, India's leading magazine on trade shows, is the first
            congresses apart from EPCH’s own trade and sector specific
                                                                  Indian and Asian awards program honouring excellence in the
                                                                  exhibition & convention industry with a mission to draw
               IHGF Delhi Fair won awards in two categories -  'The Grand
                                                                  attention to the unique and dynamic nature as well as the rich
            Show ' and 'The Largest Trade Show'.  EPCH has been
                                                                  potential of the Indian exhibition industry and honour its real
            organising IHGF-Delhi Fair since its inception in 1994,  and has  heroes. India Expo Centre & Mart got the “Star Venue” and “Big
            made significant contribution to the handicrafts
                                                                  Venue” Award. “I am very pleased with this initiative of
            manufacturing and exports trade from India.           something so exclusive for the exhibitions industry. I am sure
               An initiative to provide visibility & recognition to the  this forum will be instrumental in giving due recognition to
            Indian exhibition industry, this event is supported by IEIA, UFI,  champions of this industry,” said Mr. Rakesh Kumar, Executive
            IAEE, IESA, ICPB, IIA, PIOCCI & ASME. With participation from  Director, EPCH and Chairman, IEML.„

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