[Learning Poster #008-A - #008-H, Energy Fair, Pragati Maidan, 2008]
The exhibition aimed to cover the most important trends and issues of the moment for the energy industry. According to the website, the energy fair aimed to “showcase an astounding range of energy products and related items, including the latest and most innovative technological developments in solar, wind, hydroelectricity and bio-fuels.” The visitor profile indicated that the exhibition was intended to attract manufacturers, NGOs, equipment & machinery suppliers, marketing & direct selling companies, government agencies, representatives of national & international media, intergovernmental agencies and the general public. It was also expected to attract a number of foreign visitors, giving them the opportunity to “purchase, place orders and trade all at the same time”.
From 2008 onwards, the energy fair plans to become an annual event of the Indian Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) and aims to substantially contribute to India’s efforts to boost it energy trade. The ITPO is an agency of the Ministry of Commerce.
The energy fair was open from 14th to 17th of December 2008. The exhibition covered Halls 4, 5 and 6 of the Pragati Maidan exhibition complex in New Delhi. The complex is run by the Indian Ministry of Commerce and consists of an enclosed area of 149 acres and offers 61,290 m2 of covered exhibition space, split into 16 halls with an additional 10,000 m2 of open display area. The minimum bookable area is 12 m2 and is thereafter bookable in multiples of 3 m2.