The 13th in-store asia (isa), the largest trade fair for the retail sector on the Indian subcontinent, at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon, Mumbai, will take place from 25 to 27 March 2021.
By postponing the event until next year, the organiser Messe Düsseldorf India is reacting to the situation surrounding COVID-19, the current entry barrier to India and the unforeseeable aftereffects worldwide. At present, there is a high level of dynamics of trade fair postponements in the international event calendar.
As an annual event, in-store asia is part of EuroShop's international family of trade fairs, The World's No.1 Retail Trade Fair, and is thus part of the world's largest network of events for the investment needs of the retail industry, offering optimum access to the most promising future markets in this sector.
Elke Moebius, Global Head Retail & Retail Technology of Messe Düsseldorf, explains: "We are very grateful to the exhibitors and partners for their support in these difficult times. Together we will master the challenges ahead. All the more reason for us to look forward to welcoming you all to Mumbai from 25 to 27 March 2021."
The in-store asia includes a trade fair with products and solutions specifically for the Indian retail branch, a congress to discuss relevant topics for the Indian retail industry and the presentation of the renowned VM&RD Awards, which recognize talents in retail design and visual merchandising.
At the last in-store asia, 120 exhibitors, 20 percent of them from abroad, occupied 12,000 m² net exhibition space and met 7,000 trade visitors. www.instoreasia.org
With a revenue of around EUR 369 million in 2019, the Messe Düsseldorf Group has maintained its position as one of Germany's most successful trade fair companies. 29,195 exhibitors presented their products to 1.4 million trade visitors at events in Düsseldorf in 2019. Compared with previous events, this was an increase in the numbers of both exhibitors and visitors. The Düsseldorf Exhibition Centre hosts around 50 trade fairs in five sectors of expertise: machinery, plants and equipment; the retail trade, trades and services; medicine and healthcare; lifestyle and beauty, and leisure. The trade fairs include 22 proprietary number-one events as well as, currently, 15 robust partner and guest events. Also, its subsidiary Düsseldorf Congress held over 1,000 conventions, corporate events, conferences and meetings in 2019, attracting around 365,000 delegates in all. In addition, the Messe Düsseldorf Group organises 75 proprietary events, joint events and contracted events in other countries and is one of the leading export platforms in the world. Proprietary events in Düsseldorf attracted around 73% international exhibitors and 37% international visitors in 2019. The group runs a global network of 77 international offices, including 7 international subsidiaries.