After the success of Vibrant Gujarat and its adoption by other states, now the vibrant legacy has reached Goa. The people of Goa and its industry will witness the biggest global business expo & summit, 'Vibrant Goa 2019' organized in the state for the first time. It is going to be Goa’s largest convention that will provide a practical opportunity to its participants to understand the potential of Goa across various sectors. Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019 (VG GES 2019) will be organized from 17 to 19 October 2019. The event infrastructure and ground execution of the three-day mega event has been awarded to the only organization in India with full gamut of products and services for the MICE sector, The Exhicon Group.
EXHICON Group’s Venue Construction and Infrastructure division is one of India’s biggest Service Providers In TradeFair and Events Domain In India. The company has diversified in six verticals and has a presence in India, Thailand, Jordan, Iran, and Hong Kong. The organization was founded by M.Q. Syed, who was felicitated with prestigious awards like ‘Businessman of the Year’, ‘Excellence in Trade Publication’, ‘MICE Promotion’ and many more.
In an exclusive conversation with Exhicon’s MD & Group Editor in Chief, M.Q.Syed talks about the organization’s win, Vibrant Goa 2019 and more.
Your views/feelings on winning the event infrastructure & ground execution of Vibrant Goa.
It is a great feeling to have been appointed for this historic event. We are honored to have been chosen for a show of this stature and I hope our experience and expertise in event infrastructure and ground execution of more than 1500 shows pan-India paves the way for VG GES 2019 to be a grand success!
How will the event infrastructure and ground execution going to differ from the past vibrant editions?
Well, from the way we see it, there’s not going to be much difference when compared to the previous shows. As this is the first edition of Vibrant Goa, the change in geography can affect the shows' footfall but not the quality with which it has been executed. This is a huge show and it will certainly require good planning and collaboration to ensure a smooth event. With our robust infrastructure, we are sure to bring value to VG and execute it flawlessly.
As the event is going to take place at Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Indoor Stadium which is Asia's first stadium which has the longest single-sheet roof, does that add any advantage to your duties?
It does! The stadium is of an international standard with a seating capacity of 4000. However, the event being very large scale, we are also setting up German Structures, Pagoda, Canopies and Temporary Steel Structures to facilitate the huge requirement of the show. The rooftop allows for an exciting indoor ambiance for the visitor. Dr. Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Stadium is one of the best venues in India and due to its large audience capacity and other world-class amenities, the job becomes a little easier to manage.
How will Vibrant Goa benefit the state?
Vibrant Goa Global Expo and Summit 2019 (VG GES 2019) will be an ideal convergence for Goan industries and the business community to showcase their strengths, highlight business opportunities and facilitate knowledge dissemination across 12 countries worldwide and 20 states of India. It will also provide a practical opportunity for its participants to understand the potential of Goa across various sectors. With an aim to bridge the gap between Goan industries and other national as well as international players, the state shall definitely benefit due to the plethora of business opportunities the show will be bringing.
How many stalls can one expect at the event? And for the exhibition, is there on the spot registration or the registration was done beforehand?
Around 255 stalls will be on display at the event. The registration process for exhibitors was available online. For visitors, there will be an on-spot registration counter. The visitor entry will be free but visitors will have to pay for food and seat at the knowledge summit will be subject to availability. Registration for visiting the event can be done online as well before 19th October.
As for the promotion of Vibrant Goa, national as well as international roadshows were arranged, what are your expectations regarding the number of visitors for the event?
It is estimated that around 200,000 visitors will turn up at the event. If you talk about trade/business visitors, then I am expecting around 5,000 from across the world. Apart from that, general visitors shall definitely help to gain the count.
As this is the first edition of Vibrant Goa, what are the difficulties you think you might face?
Goa faces problems of infrastructure, Power and Water Supply. Power and Water being the most essential, will be a requirement for many including the exhibitors. Last-minute add-ons, requirements are difficult to deal with.
Can you state the reasons why one should not miss Vibrant Goa 2019?
VG GES 2019 will be a one of a kind display expo; something that has never been witnessed by the people of Goa and its industry.
It will cause a tremendous change in the Goan Industry, enabling business opportunities for thousands by bridging the gap between Goan Industries and other national as well as international players.