India Expo Centre & Mart, Greater Noida received an award for Best Standalone Convention Centre of India yesterday during announcement of National Tourism Award by Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India. Vice President of India, M. Venkaiah Naidu was the Chief Guest of the National Tourism Awards 2017-18 held at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi on September 27, 2019.
Special guest Zurab Pololikashvii, Secretary General, United National World Tourism Organization [UNWTO] along with Prahlad Singh Patel, Minister of State (I/C) for Tourism and Culture, Yogendra Tripathi, Secretary and Meenakshi Sharma, Director General, Ministry of Tourism were also present. The award was held on the World Tourism Day amongst the presence of National and International fraternity of tourism sector.
Rakesh Kumar, Chairman, IEML and Sudeep Sarcar, Chief Executive Officer, IEML received the award.
India Exposition Center and Mart Ltd. (IEML) was set up in 2006 as private public partnership company. The initiative was taken jointly by Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts (EPCH), Greater Noida Development Authority and stakeholders from the handicrafts and textiles sector.
On the occasion, Rakesh Kumar, Chairman-IEML mentioned that IEML has now started several verticals such as organization of own events on hospitality i.e. India Hospitality Expo, Academy on Trade Fair Management and also constructing hotel for the delegates. Kumar has elaborated that the center which is spread over in an area of about 60 acre land and 2.4 sq. ft. covered area with 16 centrally air conditioned exhibitions halls, lounges, multi-cuisine restaurants and other support facilities besides the center has fully equipped with holding of large luminary sessions of more than 15000 persons with multi parallel sessions along with expo, lounges, multi-cuisine restaurants and other support facilities. This is only center in India having three helipads for the movement of VVIPs and more than 3MW roof top solar system. The GNIDA and Gautam Budh Nagar administration has supported the venue and projected the center as one of the USP in Noida and Greater Noida.
Sudeep Sarcar, Chief Executive Officer-IEML says that the Centre has International Geological Congress in March, 2020, International Congress on Organ Transplantation besides Elecrama, Auto Expo, and largest show on handicrafts i.e. IHGF Delhi Fair in next quarters. IEML is playing a crucial role in India economy in general and in UP in particular bringing valuable foreign exchange for the country through in bound business tourism.