PRESS RELEASE – epex 2019 in Aerocity, New Delhi, on a new high!
The Experiential Planner Expo 2019 concluded on a high note, with the participation of over 600 top decision-makers from the corporate, associations, wedding, and travel industry under one platform from across key source markets in India. Held on June 27th & 28th, the 4th edition of EPEX had a very successful run with a wide variety of attendees, including 320 Hosted Buyers, plus additional registered buyers, meeting with the 78 exhibitors who partnered the show in this edition. EPEX 2019 also witnessed a Hong Kong Cocktail Reception on 27th June followed by EPEX game night Powered by Dubai Business Events, in addition to the pre-scheduled meetings between partners and buyers over the 2 days. Also enhancing their presence were Cvent India as an exhibiting partner at EPEX 2019.
2908 pre-scheduled meetings were conducted amongst partners and buyers, both hosted and registered. The buyer profiles at EPEX 2019, feature 30% Corporate/ Brand Representatives, 30% were Specialised Event/ MICE Agency, 28% Wedding Planners, 6% Travel Agencies, 6% Association/ Industry Body Representatives adding up to a total of 320 pre-profiled hosted leaders. Amongst the 78 Registered partners were global destination tourism and convention bureaus, hotels, hospitality chains, attractions, DMCs and other service providers from across destinations.
The destination partners for EPEX 2019 included Qatar National Tourism Council, Atout France, Dubai Business Events, Vienna Convention Bureau, Croatian National Tourist Board, Dubrovnik Tourist Board, Zagreb Tourist Board & Convention Bureau, Brand USA, San Francisco Travel, Israel Travel, Philadelphia Convention & Visitors Bureau,Barcelona Tourism Convention Bureau, Barcelona Convention Bureau & Barcelona Weddings, Bahrain Tourism And Exhibitions Authority, Oman Convention Bureau, Azerbaijan Convention Bureau, Meetings & Exhibitions Hong Kong, Messe Wien Exhibition & Congress Center, Convention Bureau Italia, Padova Convention & Visitors Bureau and Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority.
Hotels associated with EPEX included The Indian Hotels Company Limited (IHCL), Andaz Delhi, Pullman Hotel, Ritz Carlton Doha Village & Spa, The St. Regis Doha, The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa,Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel, Al Messila A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa Doha, Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention & Spa, Lapita Dubai Parks & Resorts – Autograph Collection Hotels, Sharq a Ritz Carlton Hotel, Palazzo Versace Dubai at Jaddaf Waterfront, Taj Dubai, Occidental Impz Dubai Conference And Events Centre, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Hilton Hotels & Resorts Vienna, SO/Vienna, Intercontinental Vienna, Kempinski Hotels, Marriott International, Accor Hotels, Rixos Hotels UAE, Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Rixos Premium Dubai, Rixos Saadiyat Island Abu Dhabi, St. Regis Saadiyat Resort Abu Dhabi, Fairmont Bab Al Bahr Abu Dhabi,The Ritz Carlton Abu Dhabi- Grand Canal, St Regis Abu Dhabi, Emirates Palace, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, DoubleTree By Hilton & Spa Marjan Island, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah At Saadiyat Island Resort, Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, Tsogo Sun Hotels, Hilton Hotels Germany, Melia Hotels International, Sun International’s Sunlux Collection, Shangri-La Hotel & Resorts Colombo, Corinthia Hotels International & Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts.
Pegasus – The Welcoming Agencies, Crystalight Events Armenia, Equifax Tourism & Travel LLC Dubai, Simon Shopping Destinations, Ocean Park Hong Kong, Palais Events Vienna, Polo Marco Experience, Qatar Airways, Seawings LLC and Vum – Vienna Unique Museums Venues were the DMCs, Attractions, Airlines associated with EPEX 2019.
Qatar as a new top destination for Indian MICE and wedding planners was complemented by Qatar National Tourism Council, Qatar Airways, The Ritz-Carlton, Doha with Sharq Village & Spa, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel, The St. Regis Doha with The Westin Doha Hotel & Spa, Sheraton Grand Doha Resort & Convention Hotel along with Al Messila – Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Doha.
Jumeirah was joined by Jumeirah Hotels & Resorts, Jumeirah Beach Hotel and Jumeirah Zabeel Saray.
Partners from Dubai namely Dubai Business Events, Lapita- Dubai Parks and Resorts Autograph Collection, Palazzo Versace Dubai, Taj – Dubai, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Equifax Tourism & Travel LLC, Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai, Seawings LLC, Occidental IMPZ Dubai Conference & Events Centre and Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah had an enhanced presence at the event. Rixos Hotels UAE, Rixos- The Palm Dubai, Rixos Premium Dubai, Rixos Bab Al Bahr, Rixos Saadiyat Island were present from Rixos properties.
Bahrain Tourism and Exhibitions Authority, Four Seasons Hotel Bahrain Bay, Sofitel Bahrain Zallaq Thalassa Sea & Spa, The Gulf Hotel Bahrain Convention and Spa, Ras Al Khaimah Tourism Development Authority, DoubleTree by Hilton Ras Al Khaimah, Waldorf Astoria Ras Al Khaimah along with Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort and Al Hamra Residence & Village complemented Bahrain.
Croatia was joined by Croatian National Tourist Board, Dubrovnik Tourist Board and Zagreb Tourist Board & Convention Bureau through extended participation.
Media related inquiries can be directed at Johanna Fischer, MD tmf dialogue marketing Germany/Europe and tmf dialogue marketing India Ltd. Pvt.
EPEX – the experiential planner exhibition is an IP of tmf dialogue India and is the largest business platform in Asia to relate to top evaluated MICE and destination planners from across India.