Host City New Delhi
 
Delhi, India’s capital territory, is a massive metropolitan area in the country’s north. Delhi is a very cosmopolitan city due to the multi-ethnic and multi-cultural presence of the vast Indian bureaucracy and political system. From an international perspective, there are more than 160 embassies present and an ever increasing expatriate population.
 
Delhi derives its historic importance from its position in northern India, occupying a location between the Aravalli Hills to the southwest and the Yamuna river on whose western banks it stands. This enabled it to dominate the old trade routes from northwest India to the plains of the Ganges. As a result, it has always been an important cultural and intellectual centre.
 
With a steadily increasing quality of life, a booming economy and consumer market and by virtue of the fact that it is the nation’s capital, cultural and intellectual life in Delhi are burgeoning as well. Delhi also has a high standard in education. It is the home of many major educational institutions in India and also boasts of a great number of quality schools. It is home to a number of think tanks, museums, art galleries, parks and theatres.
 
Economically, Delhi is one of the most affluent urban centres in India and is at the heart of India’s largest consumer belt. It has in recent years emerged as the primary destination for FDI in India, particularly with the emergence of its suburbs Noida and Gurgaon as commercial and industrial centres in their own right. The nation’s automobile, media and consumer goods industries have facilities in and around Delhi. There is also a strong showing by key knowledge-based industries in Delhi, particularly in the life sciences, telecom and the information technology arena. A preferred destination due to the quantity and high calibre of English speakers, Delhi and its suburbs account for over 30% of India’s IT and IT-enabled services (ITeS) exports­—the second largest in the country.
 
About Pragati Maidan 
 
Pragati Maidan is a 72,000 Sq. Meters Venue in New Delhi which conducts large exhibitions and conventions managed by Indian Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO). The ITPO is a trade promotion agency which is managed by Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt. of India.
 
Pragati Maidan commenced operations in 1972. It has conducted some high profiled events as well as exhibitions. It has maintained its high standard service by hosting events at national as well as international levels. The events which are held at the venue include fashion shows, consumer events, conferences, expos, exhibitions, and many more.
 
The complex houses 18 exhibition halls,several buildings, eateries, performance spaces and compounds, including headquarters of the India Trade Promotion Organisation (ITPO), and hosts over 70 national and international exhibitions annually.
 
Pragati Maidan is situated in Central India and is flanked by Mathura Road to its West and Bhairon Road on the South. To its east runs the main railway line to Central and Southern India.