The second edition of the Experiential Planner Expo (EPEX), concluded with the resounding success of over 1000 pre-scheduled meetings for the 44 Destination Partners present at the show. In addition to the 220 Hosted Buyers at EPEX 2017, by virtue of its co-location to the WOW Awards and Convention Asia, the show saw over 1056 delegates in total, including Corporate decision-makers, MICE, Event and Travel agencies and Destination Wedding Planners from all across India.
Dubai Business Events and Bahrain Tourism and Exhibition Authority enhanced their presence at the show through Platinum Sponsorship of the overall event. In addition, EPEX 2017 featured exclusive workshops, as part of the knowledge-exchange agenda. Dubai Business Events, Visit Berlin, PASHA Travels and Azerbaijan Tourism, Barcelona Convention Bureau, Vienna Convention Bureau and Hilton Hotels Vienna, each hosted a dedicated workshop to enhance the practical knowledge about hosting events in their destinations and actively engage with the attending planners.
EPEX 2017 saw 220 hosted buyers from across prominent source markets within India, including Mumbai, Bangalore, Chennai & Hyderabad in addition to the professionals that attended from Delhi and and Mumbai areas themselves.
The next edition of EPEX is now open for exhibitors, with opportunities limited for up to 80 participants from amongst Tourism Boards, Convention Bureaus, Destination Management Companies, Cruiseliners, Hotels, Venues and other service providers to the ever growing MICE and Destination Wedding industry in India.
Since 12 plus years, tmf dialogue marketing and a selection of foresighted destinations have taken the initiative to explore and build up opportunities for business to come from India into Europe and the rest of the world. Since this time, the Indian outbound MICE market has developed tremendously from pure commodity-provision to a service-delivering creative business and is accelerating it’s speed annually. Tmf dialogue India has initiated epex in addition to the ep annual roadshow and the ep annual handbook 2 years ago in co-location and close co-operation with WOW Awards, the largest gathering of the event industry in India – a mutually fertilizing step for both events which is much appreciated by the industry in the country.