To New Beginnings!
Let me begin by acknowledging the fact that this year has been extremely positive for the global as well as the Indian Exhibition industry, for which everyone related to the industry is extremely grateful. UFI had set the tone right for the industry as it rightly predicted an optimistic year as it released its first Global Barometer report of 2022 at the start of the year.
It is a matter of significant pride for us at HITEX that we can cater to a wide range of industries and provide the players with a venue to take their business to the next level. We thank all who found us worthy enough to serve them.
HITEX also had its own showsâ€”HITEX Hyderabad Kids' Fair, Business Women Expo, HIMTEX 2022 (Hyderabad International Machine Tool & Engineering Expo), IPEC 2022 (Process Expo & Conference), and HITEX SportExpo Indiaâ€”that garnered an overwhelming response. We are thoroughly motivated to carry on with the same spirit and conviction that it is to be reciprocated in equal measure. The success of our shows and those held at HITEX has reaffirmed the value of face-to-face events. However, hybrid events serve their purpose and will continue to contribute to the growth story of our exhibition industry.
With a highly well-spent 2022 ending soon, we are all geared up to receive 2023. A new year should be greeted with new beginnings and clearly charted growth plans. Hence, HITEX has chosen this opportune time to open to the public our newly constructed Hall 4 with world-class infrastructure that will equip us better to host more shows and events of international stature.
Let us hope that the coming year will be peaceful and prosperous for all of us. May we all work to our full potential and make the best of the opportunities that await us in the times ahead. I wish you a fulfilling new year.
Inbound travel, MICE, and in-person meetings are projected to rise. To leverage on G20 momentum for the industry, the Ministry of Tourism is exploring a MICE fund to boost 'Meet in India' branding and marketing of India, which will also support stakeholders in bidding for significant MICE events.