Event fire hazards! Where prevention is better than reaction


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Fire-safety for events

Fires are accidents, whose causes are the most diverse and which require intervention methods and techniques adapted to the conditions and needs of each incident.

Fires can spread more or less rapidly depending on their causes, the nature of the material and goods alight, the fire prevention installations (automatic sprinklers), the ways the population is informed and the initiative it shows, as well as the speed and efficiency of the intervening services and of their fire-fighting equipment.

Recently a massive fire broke out at #MakeInIndia event on 15th Feb. 2016 in the evening during a cultural programme at in Mumbai. The fire broke out below the stage during the programme.

There are reports that firecrackers were stored beneath the stage.The sad news is that
there was no scientific audit of the crackers while conducting the fire audit of the stage
and venue. The other worrying factor is that so much combustible, rather than flame
retardant, material was used for the stage and the sets. Cylinders for the pyrotechnic
display were kept near the dias and there was lack of coordination between the decorators and pyrotechnic experts. And strangely, there is no rule that empowers the government to monitor and regulate pyrotechnics.

There’s seems to be a clear gap of communication between Police department and Fire brigade as Police officials were reportedly saying that there were no instructions from Fire Dept.

In the end; by God’s grace that there has been no loss of life. The disaster management plan put in place ensured the safe passage of the people attending the event. All the standard operating procedures (SOPs) were followed. There is no injury.

It was unfortunate, but everybody got out safe including VVIPs, 20,000 to 25,000 people
were there. Luckily, the fire exits were clearly defined. The blaze was brought under
control in quick time by 14 fire engines and 10 water tankers with swift evacuation of
thousands of people.

This incident showed that one needs to be on their toes while taking into account the safety measurements during such mega events.

Here’s All You Need To Know About Handling Fire Related Accidents At Mega Events:

MANAGING FIRE SAFETY

Managing Fire-Safety

Good management of fire safety is essential to ensure that fires are unlikely to
occur; that if they do occur they are likely to be controlled quickly, effectively and
safely or that if a fire does occur and grow, to ensure that everyone in your
premises are able to escape to a place of total safety easily and quickly.

Planning

It is of fundamental importance to appreciate that planning for effective fire safety
for an event, site or venue should start at the same time as the planning
for all other aspects of the proposed event.

WHAT IS A FIRE RISK AUDIT?

A fire risk audit is an organised and methodical look at your premises and/or
event, the activities carried on there and the likelihood that a fire could start and
cause harm to those in and around the premises.

HOW DO YOU CARRY OUT A FIRE RISK AUDIT?

For a fire to start, three things are needed:
• a source of ignition;
• fuel; and
• oxygen.

If any one of these is missing, a fire cannot start. Taking measures to avoid
the three coming together will, therefore, reduce the chances of a fire occurring.

Identify sources of ignition

identify the source of ignition

You can identify the potential ignition sources at your event or venue by looking for
possible sources of heat, which could get hot enough to ignite material found in
your premises. These sources could include:
• cooking and catering appliances and equipment, including barbecues;
• smokers materials, e.g. cigarettes, matches and lighters;
• electrical, gas or oil-fired heaters (fixed or portable);
• faulty or misused electrical equipment;
• light fittings and lighting equipment, e.g. halogen lamps or display lighting;
• hot surfaces and obstruction of equipment ventilation, e.g. generators;
• naked flames, e.g. candles or gas or liquid-fuelled open-flame equipment;
• flares, fireworks and pyrotechnics;
• natural phenomena (e.g. lightning);

Identify sources of fuel

 Anything that burns is fuel for a fire. You need to look for the things that will burn
reasonably easily and are in enough quantity to provide fuel for a fire or cause it to
spread to another fuel source. Some of the most common ‘fuels’ found at open air
events or venues are:

• flammable liquids and solvents, e.g. cleaning products.disposable cigarette lighters, fuel for generators (whether petrol or diesel), paints, varnishes, thinners and adhesives;
• flammable gases e.g. liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) propane and acetylene;
• displays and stands,
• tents and marquees;
• plastics and rubber, e.g. polyurethane foam-filled furniture and polystyrene-based
display materials;
• upholstered seating and cushions, textiles and soft furnishings, such as hanging
curtains and clothing displays, costumes, drapes and hangings, scenery and
banners;
• packaging materials, litter and waste products, particularly finely divided items
e.g. stationery, advertising material, decorations, shredded paper and wood
shavings, timber off cuts, and dust;
• fireworks and pyrotechnics;
• temporary floor coverings;
• vehicles in the venue or at car parks.

Identify sources of oxygen

The main source of oxygen for a fire is in the air around us. Events and venues open to the air are more likely to be affected by high winds that may increase the fire growth rate and fire spread. Sources of oxygen can sometimes be found in materials used or stored on the site such as:
• Some chemicals (oxidising materials)
which can provide a fire with additional
oxygen and so help it burn.
• Oxygen supplies from cylinder
storage.
• Fireworks which contain oxidising materials and need
to be treated with great care.

Evaluate the risk of a fire occurring

In general, fires start in one of three ways:
• accidentally, such as when smoking materials are not properly extinguished or
when display lights are knocked over;
• by act or omission, such as when electrical equipment is not properly maintained
or disposable barbecues are placed into waste bins containing combustibles..
• deliberately, such as an arson attack involving setting fire to rubbish bins placed
too close to temporary structures such as tents or marquees.

Look critically at your event or venue and try to identify any ‘accidents waiting to
happen’ and any acts or omissions which might allow a fire to start.

Remove or reduce sources of ignition

There are various ways that you can reduce the risk caused by potential sources
of ignition, for example:
• ensure that flares and fireworks are not brought into the event or venue by
members of the public;
• ensure that all pyrotechnics, fireworks, flares and other hazardous equipment
are installed, used, maintained, protected and stored in accordance with the
manufacturer’s instructions;
• wherever possible replace a potential ignition source by a safer alternative;
• replace naked flame and radiant heaters with fixed convector heaters. Restrict
the movement of and guard portable heating appliances;
• restrict/control the use of naked flames e.g. campfires, barbecues, candles;
• operate a safe smoking policy;
• ensure electrical, mechanical and gas equipment is installed, used, maintained,
and protected in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions;
• ensure cooking and catering equipment is installed, used, maintained, and
protected in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions;
• control areas where vehicles are parked;
• take precautions to avoid arson.

Remove or reduce sources of fuel

There are various ways that you can remove or reduce the risks caused by
materials and substances, which burn, for example:
• ensure that display materials (including artificial and dried foliage), props, scenery
and stands, are fire retardant, or have been treated to give some fire retardancy;
• reduce stocks of flammable materials, liquids and gases on display in public
areas to a minimum. Keep remaining stock in dedicated storerooms or storage
areas where the public are not allowed to go, and keep the minimum amount
required for the operation of the business;
• ensure that all upholstered furniture, curtains, drapes, tents and marquees, are
fire retardant, or have been treated to give some fire retardancy;
• ensure safe practice with respect to refuelling generators. Use of petrol generators
should be discouraged, wherever possible, in favour of diesel generators;
• develop a formal system for the control of combustible waste by ensuring that
waste materials and rubbish are not allowed to build up and are carefully stored
until properly disposed of, particularly at the end of the day;
• ensure adjacent marquees, temporary structures and other fire hazards are sited
an adequate distance apart;
• ensure scenery and props not in current use on an open stage are stored away
in an approved scenery or prop store.

Remove or reduce sources of oxygen

You can reduce the potential source of oxygen supplied to a fire by:
• not storing oxidising materials near any heat source or flammable materials;
• controlling the use and storage of oxygen cylinders, ensuring that they are
not leaking;
• controlling the use and storage of pyrotechnics and fireworks.

Fire detection and warning systems

The means of giving a warning of fire should be suitable for the particular event or
venue, taking account of its size, layout, number of people likely to be present and
the nature of the event.

At complex events/venues, particularly those accommodating people in different
areas, (e.g. an event), it is likely that a more sophisticated form of warning and
evacuation is required.

It is important to consider the means of communication between staff and
volunteers implementing the emergency plan.

Fire-fighting equipment and facilities

Fire-fighting equipment can reduce the risk of a small fire, e.g. a fire in a wastepaper
bin, developing into a large one. The safe use of an appropriate fire
extinguisher to control a fire in its early stages can also significantly reduce the
risk to other people in the event or venue by allowing people to assist others
who are at risk.

The provision of fire-fighting equipment for outdoor events will vary according to
the local conditions and what is brought on to the site.

Arrangements may need to be made to protect fire-fighting equipment located
outdoors from the effects of frost, vandalism, and theft.

At some events an independent specialist fire team may be employed. Where this
is the case the use of an all terrain vehicle may be necessary to enable them to
reach all areas. A protocol should be agreed between the event organisers, fire and rescue service and fire team to define responsibilities, actions and reporting procedures.

Facilities for fire fighting also include the access routes for fire and rescue service
and other emergency service vehicles. At all outdoor venues you must ensure that
you have provided adequate and appropriate vehicle access to all parts of the
venue. You should also consider how these routes would be affected by the people
at your site or event.

Escape Routes

Once a fire has started, been detected and a warning given, everyone at your
venue or event should be able to escape to a place of total safety unaided and
without the help of the fire and rescue service. However, some people with
disabilities & others with special needs may need assistance from other people.

Escape routes should be designed to ensure, as far as possible, that any person
confronted by fire, is able to turn away from it and escape to a place of reasonable
safety, where, they will be able to go directly to a place of total safety.

Generally simple enclosures found at open air events & venues will require fairly simple
measures to protect escape routes.

Escape time

In the event of fire it is important to evacuate people as quickly as possible from
the locality of the fire. The time available to do this will depend on a number of
factors, including:
• the location of the fire (indoor/outdoor);
• how quickly the fire is detected and the alarm raised;
• the number of people present;
• the type of people present;
• the number and location & width of exits/gateways;
• the presence of features that restrict the flow of people;
• the speed of fire growth;
• the size of your site, event or venue.

Emergency evacuation of persons with mobility impairment

The means of escape you provide must be suitable for the evacuation of everyone
likely to be at your event or venue. People with a disability are often not able to
leave the site or venue quickly. This may be the result of mobility, hearing, vision or
other impairment. Similarly, those who may have some other reason for not being
able to leave the site quickly, e.g. people in a state of undress (stage performers),
elderly customers, or parents with children should be considered separately. This
may require additional planning and allocation of staff roles – with appropriate training.

Use of these facilities will need to be linked to effective management arrangements
as part of your emergency plan. The plan should not rely on fire and rescue service
involvement for it to be effective.

Signs and notices

Signs must be used, where necessary, to help people identify escape routes/exits,
find fire-fighting equipment and emergency fire telephones.

Notices must be used, where necessary, to provide the following:
• Instructions on how to use any fire safety equipment
• The actions to be taken in the event of fire
• To help the fire and rescue service (e.g. to show the location of fire.)

Where your site or venue is used during periods of darkness all signs
and notices should be illuminated by a suitable lighting installation.

All signs and notices should be positioned so that they can be easily seen
and understood.

Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015 – Asia Coat+Ink Show 2015 – Review by First Rain Team


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Asia Coat+Ink Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015Asia Coat+Ink – Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

Asia Coat+Ink Show 2015 exhibition in Mumbai 2015 was held in Hall 5, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai. It was a 3 day exhibition starting from 2nd March 2015 to 4th March 2015. This exhibition in Mumbai March 2015 was organised by All India Printing Ink Manufacturers’ Association Ltd. (AIPIMA) after every 2 years.

Leading ink industry executives say there are growth areas in printing, such as packaging, digital and energy curing, while publication and commercial offset continue to struggle. Meanwhile, Asia Pacific and Latin America are growing more rapidly than North America and Europe.

Asia Coat+Ink Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

Asia Coat+Ink Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

AIPIMA is the apex body for championing the cause of Printing Ink Industry in India. Along with the Asia Coat + Ink Show exhibition organised every two years, AIPIMA also conducts conferences for technical staff of ink companies and workshops for students. AIPIMA also produces a quarterly publication: INKNEWS, through which we update members with the latest technical, commercial, industrial developments and global trends.

Asia Coat+Ink Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

Asia Coat+Ink Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

Their Vision

“To Provide Dynamic, Ethical, Socially Responsible, Representative Leadership, Committed to Promote Knowledge and Trust.”

Their Mission

“To Truly Represent the Indian Printing Ink Manufacturers Globally by Promoting & Protecting their Interest with Suppliers, Customers & the Government.”

AIPIMA organized this exclusive exhibition in Mumbai March 2015 with the International Conference along with seminar and for participants from all over the world.

The International conference was held on 28th February 2015 in The Lalit Mumbai. Dr. Saha Director of IIP was the chief guest. Many important topics like Paint buyers, Emerging global trends in packaging, Latest development in painting, packaging & publication industries, Innovation in raw materials for painting ink industries, etc.

Asia Coat+Ink Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

Asia Coat+Ink Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

For ink manufacturers, raw material supply and pricing were major concerns for the past few years. While supply and costs have generally stabilized during the past year, albeit at higher levels than before, ink industry executives remain cautious. For this reasons this exhibition in Mumbai March 2015 founds to be very useful.

Asia Coat+Ink Show 2015 exhibition in Mumbai March 2015 is Asia’s Leading Exhibition for the Printing Ink and Coating Industry. This exhibition in Mumbai March 2015 witnessed innovations, forge tie ups and ensured growth. It has created a unique legacy and niche for itself and for the Printing Ink and Coating Industry as a whole since the last 15 years.

Asia Coat+Ink Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

Asia Coat+Ink Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

This year Asia Coat+Ink exhibition in Mumbai March 2015 was a huge success. It was highly appreciated by the professionals, industry experts and leaders. This exhibition aimed to bring together exhibitors and visitors from different parts of India and other countries. This edition presented the leading names and the latest trends from the raw Material and Equipment manufacturers under one roof.

Asia Coat+Ink Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

Asia Coat+Ink Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

The ambience was good, very colourful. Many stall in the exhibition has to display colourful products. Due to which an automatic beauty was added to the exhibition. There were around 100 exhibitors exhibiting from over the world in this exhibition in Mumbai March 2015. Also it had many visitors which were professionals from Printing Inks, Paints, Coating, Resins and Printing Industry.

Asia Coat+Ink Show 2015 exhibition in Mumbai March 2015 was definitely Asia’s Leading Exhibition for the Printing Ink and Coating Industry.

The Verdict

Size:

Ambience:

Visitors:

For a comprehensive exhibition list please visit our Exhibitions in Mumbai page

Exhibition in Mumbai March 2015 – HPCI Congress India 2015 – Review by First Rain Team


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Home and Personal Care Ingredients Exhibition (HPCI) Congress India 2015 was a 3 days exhibition in Mumbai March 2015. Starting from 4th March 2015 to 5th March 2015 in Hall 6, Bombay Exhibition Center, Goregaon East, Mumbai. This exhibition in Mumbai March 2015 was organized by Expo Nova, ISCC and SOFW.

HPCI India in cooperation with The Indian Care Chemicals Convention is a unique opportunity to learn about the innovative ingredients for formulating effective cosmetic and home care products.

HPCI India exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

HPCI India exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

HPCI is the leading Show for the Home and Personal Care ingredients segment in India, having been successfully conducted for 4 editions now. Exponova Exhibitions and Conferences (India) Pvt Ltd will merge their brand Care Chemicals Convention (CCC) with HPCI in future to cooperate and ensure the growth of the merged entity HPCI-CCC to new heights.

The Personal Care and Home Care segment in India is a fast-growing segment. This growth will continue to be fueled by a highly aspirational and young middle-class sector of over 300 million people in India. Specialty Chemicals and Ingredients form the functional core of products in the Personal / Home care segment. Creating a platform for this fast-growing and knowledge-intensive segment was the motive behind Exponova’s creation of our Care Chemicals Convention (CCC) brand, and expanding the HPCI India platform for this fast-growing and knowledge-intensive segment was the motive behind Exponova’s move of our merger.

HPCI India exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

HPCI India exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

In any growing industry, legislation always have an important impact. In the personal care industry in India, the legislation are still in a formative stage. There were some conferences and seminar held in the HPCI Congress India exhibition in Mumbai March 2015:

  • The ISCC Conference alongside the HPCI India 2015 exhibition (organized together with the Indian Society of Cosmetic Chemists, ISCC) tackled many issues and provided detailed insider knowledge on the current national and international legislation of personal care production.
  • In cooperation with the German Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association (IKW) and the ISCC, HPCI-CCC India 2015 hosts for the first time an intensive seminar workshop on safety assessment in the European Union.
  • Technical Seminars – presented by exhibiting companies and of technical nature – offered delegates and visitors insight on product technologies and applications. Leading international branch professionals presented the latest developments in their companies and discuss products applications.
HPCI India exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

HPCI India exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

HPCI Congress exhibition in Mumbai March 2015 experienced more than 170 exhibitors exhibiting in the exhibition. And much more visitors as compared to last years. It was an amazing exhibitions with good number and quality of stalls. There many big stalls with beautiful designs, which enhanced the beauty of the exhibition.

The Reasons to visit HPCI Congress exhibition in Mumbai March 2015:

  • Provides with opportunity to see suppliers
  • Discuss with peers and experts
  • Participate in the free Technical Seminar
  • Attending the ISCC Conference and the Regulation Seminar.
HPCI India exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

HPCI India exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

The Reasons to exhibit in HPCI Congress exhibition in Mumbai March 2015:

  • Personal care, Home care and Cosmetics is now a fast growing segments in India.
  • Perfect place to network, share experience and grow
  • For the first time this year HPCI India has partnered with Exponova and Nuremberg
  • The expansion of HPCI India with Care Chemical Convention.

The fusion of two events i.e. the HPCI Congress and Care Chemical Convention created a platform that covered the complete segment of formulation and manufacture of home and personal care products and aromatic substances.

HPCI India exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

HPCI India exhibition in Mumbai March 2015

Definitely HPCI Congress India will be a leading meeting place for all industry experts of cosmetic and detergent producers throughout the Asia-Pacific region in the future.

The Verdict

Size:

Ambience:

Visitors:

For a comprehensive exhibition list please visit our Exhibitions in Mumbai page

Cera Stand in Acetech Mumbai by First Rain Exhibits


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Cera stall in Aechech MumbaiCera Stand in Acetech Mumabi By First Rain Exhibits

Launched in 1980, Cera is a pioneer in the sanitary ware segment in India. The first sanitary ware company to use natural gas, Cera has been on the forefront of launching a versatile color range and introducing the bath suite concept.

To reinforce its brand image of a stylish company First Rain designed this impressive double storied stand in Acetech Mumbai. The ground floor was dedicated to the product display of various categories and the first floor housed the bar area, lounge and the meeting area. The sleek lines, glass facade & bold branding made a style statement and made CERA stand out on the show floor.

Cera Stand in Acetech Mumbai

Cera Stand in Acetech Mumbai

The main highlight was the futuristic shape that grab attention of all the visitors. It was a very unique boat shaped structure. As the other mezzanine stalls in Acetech Mumbai cera’s mezzanine was not locking different from the stall it was like one structure.

Cera Stand in Acetech Mumbai

Cera Stand in Acetech Mumbai

The letters of the brand CERA was itself used as a design element in the stall. Due to this the branding was also taken care of. The brand name was visible from a far distance. Full height allowed for the exhibition was utilized. It was a very huge structure.

Cera Stand in Acetech Mumbai

Cera Stand in Acetech Mumbai

The color combination used was white as the base and blue for highlights. As there logo color is blue, blue color was just used for highlights so that the brand name can be prominent. Also this color combination gave an elegant and classy look to the stand.

Cera Stand in Acetech Mumbai

Cera Stand in Acetech Mumbai

The space in the cera stall for Acetech Mumbai was appropriately utilize to place their products. The products were visible from all the sides and also was proper space for the visitors to roam around and see the products.

All the above factors helped to show that they are real Big Players in the market.

Visit the completed project here Cera Stand

India Pavilion – Har Stand Kuch Kheta Hai!!


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Like every house has its own story, similarly all stalls have their own story. The theme, design, colour combinations and other things. All these things put together tell the story about the company, its legacy, position, mission, vision, values, etc.

And this volume of newsletter is going to cover the story of one such stand of Indian Banks Association, India Pavilion at SIBOS 2014, Boston. This India Pavilion had the theme of “India- Waves of Opportunity”. To execute this theme from paper to structure there were certain elements which were worked upon like, shape, material, lights, branding and status. So let’s join the all these points together in the below mentioned story.

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India Pavilion – Waves Concept

 

To show these waves of opportunity it was decided that wave element (Shape) will be used on the ceiling of this India Pavilion. But then how do we show this wave element as even the fluidity of it should be highlighted as well. Hence it was decided that we will use a fabric (material) to make these waves. And hence, India Pavilion had huge waves with a stretch fabric on it hanging from the ceiling giving the stand a nice and fluid look.

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India Pavilion – Waves Of Progress

Next the India Pavilion had to have connect with the country and the wave element. Hence a blue colour light was used for the overall illumination of stand to represent the water element and the Indian tricolor and ledge as part of the India Pavilion to show which country the stand belonged.

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India Pavilion – Waves Of Opportunity

And last but not the least is to show the leadership and front runner aspect. This two aspects in India Pavilion were highlighted by taking full height of the stand and bold and prominent branding. The India Pavilion had the maximum height making its branding and waves visible from every angle of the hall.

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India Pavilion – Waves Of Opportunity

And now if you put all these above aspects together in one line you can know who the India Pavilion theme had been put together to narrate a story of “ India – Waves Of Opportunity

Please visit the completed project here India Pavillion

 

Nehru Center – A One Stop Solution for Exhibitions


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A pioneering and groundbreaking building Nehru Center, Mumbai is a memorial to Jawahar Lal Nehru, who symbolized the ideals of enlightened curiosity, scientific temper, secular values and a faith in the people of India. The purpose of Nehru Center, Mumbai is to promote the teachings and ideals of Nehru through educational and cultural programs.  The Center organizes scientific, cultural and educational activities.

The Nehru centre, Mumbai consists of a Planetarium, an auditorium for 1000 people, experimental theater, art galleries, exhibition hall and other departments.

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Housed in an iconic building & well equipped with all the facilities, Nehru Center, Mumbai is one of the well established and well known venues for exhibitions and conferences. The 2 fully air-conditioned exhibition halls on the ground floor and three halls on the second level for the basic purpose of holding high-profile exhibitions of both national and international stature. The total exhibition area of Nehru Center, Mumbai is 55972.8 Sq. Feet

The added feature of Nehru Center, Mumbai is a separate 6000 sq.ft area on the ground floor with a height of 18 feet. All the conference halls in Nehru Center, Mumbai have a state of art audio visual facilities. Nehru Center, Mumbai is a Charitable Non-Profit Organization and hence its traffic structure is also most cost effective. Also booking procedures are very much user friendly as compared to Bombay Convention & Exhibition Center & MMRD Grounds, Mumbai.

Nehru Center, Mumbai also cashes on its location as the business district i.e. Nariman Point, Cuff Parade, Worli, Lower Parel, BKC, Mantralaya are within an easy reach. Also Hospitality facilities of all categories are in vicinity. The High Street Phoniex Mall which is a hub for shopping and food is also located nearby.

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Some of the exhibitions which Nehru Center, Mumbai hosts are Furniture & Furnishing Fair, Penworld, Intermodel India, Hospitality, Food & Tourism India, India International bearing Expo and others.

The second feature of Nehru Center, Mumbai is,  Nehru Planetarium, commissioned on 3rd March, 1977 has grown into a Center for scientific study of astronomy and for meeting of scientists and scholars for discussions and lectures, arranged periodically on various stellar and Astronomical events.

The programs in Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai are aimed at inspiring students. These include Science quiz contests, Astro-painting, Science elocution, Astro-poetry and Astro-quiz competitions. Special arrangements are made to watch, study and photograph Solar & Lunar eclipses, and many such other events. Telescopes are installed outside the Nehru Planetarium, Mumbai to enable eager visitors to watch these phenomena.

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The third feature of Nehru Center, Mumbai is the Nehru Science Center. This Nehru Science Center, Mumbai has more than 500 hands-on and interactive science exhibits on energy, sound, kinematics, mechanics, transport, etc. installed in the science park & different galleries. The NSC building with its unique architecture houses several permanent science expositions on various themes.

National Council of Science Museums, the parent body of Nehru Science Centre, Mumbai, with its 25 Science Centers / Museums all over the country, has the best infrastructure and skilled manpower to conceptualize, design, develop and organize high quality science exhibits and other related educational programmes and activities.

Nehru Science Center, Mumbai every year organizes Science Festival, National Science Seminar, National Science Drama Festival, Astronomy Olympiad Program where schools from all over India are sent invitations for participating in these events.

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One of the best features of Nehru Science Center, Mumbai is its Library. There is an excellent and varied collection of books, periodicals etc. in its Library. This Library can be visited and used by general public/visitors in addition to the Science Centre members.The library of the Nehru Science Centre comprises over 10,000 books on different disciplines of science, periodicals, and magazines and over 300 science films. The library is specially equipped with books on popular science, literature etc. Members of the Science Centre are allowed free access to the library.

This Nehru Science Center, Mumbai also offers different types of packages to the schools so that they can arrange picnic or a study tour to such a place where the children gain immense knowledge.

This Nehru Center, Mumbai with all its special features is also proclaimed as Best Tourist Destination in Mumbai has is visited by en number of visitors everyday.

SIBOS 2014, Boston A Huge Success


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SIBOS is the world’s premier financial services event. It is organized by SWIFT for the entire financial industry. It is three in one combination i.e. an annual conference, exhibition and networking events. Every year it happens in different countries around the world and last time it Boston, USA.

In 2014, SIBOS was hosted one of World’s Strongest Economic Power – USA. It was held in Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Massachusetts, USA. This is one of the largest exhibition Centre in Northern United States with around 5, 16,000 sq feet of area. And the main exhibition floor comprises three bays which can be isolated for separate shows or linked into one large space.

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SIBOS, Boston

SIBOS is a huge exhibition and conference with around 200 exhibitors and 7000 business leaders coming from across the globe on one platform for 4 days. And out of these 200 exhibitors 80% of them were the big stalls standing high and showing off their leadership in that Industry.

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The venue of SIBOS 2014 was at a very center and prime location i.e. it was accessible from all the public transports. All the five start hotels were also in nearby vicinity. It also had all the eating out joints and home depot near to it making it easy for the exhibitors and visitors.

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Bill Gates, SIBOS, Boston

The main attraction of SIBOS 2014 was a session address by Bill Gates. As he is the Guru of this financial segment. And in this SIBOS 2014 exhibition the India pavilion at SIBOS 2014, Boston, USA was shining to its glory and its bold branding saying it alound “India Waves of Progress”.

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And SIBOS 2015 destination is Singapore from 12-15th October.

 

MMRD Grounds, BKC – Biggest Exhibition Ground In Mumbai


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MMRD Grounds at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC), Mumbai is the second largest exhibition venue in Mumbai. This MMRD grounds, Mumbai I spread in area of 48,000 sqm and has capacity to accommodate around 60,000 people at one point of time. The parking space provided at the MMRD Grounds, Mumbai is 20,000 sqm.

MMRD Grounds, Mumbai is located in Bandra Kurla Complex close to the Western Express Highway. It is accessible from town side, Central and western suburbs. It is around 30 minutes distance from the airport and also at minimum distance from Kurla Station.

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MMMRD Grounds, Mumbai

MMRD Grounds, Mumbai hosts many big exhibitions like Bauma ConExpo, INDEX, IBEX, AutoExpo, MCHI Property Show and many more. However the major cliché here is that it does not have any structure of its own i.e. the organizers have to erect a hanger (temporary structure) as an exhibition centre. These Hanger structures can be risks sometimes in case of extreme weather conditions. Also the security and sanitization are a cause of concern as there is no permanent solution for that as well.

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MMRD Grounds, Mumbai

There are some 3 and 5 star hotel in the vicinity of MMRD Grounds, Mumbai like, Sofitel, Trident BKC and many others. However there are not too many eating out joints in that area except a Subway and Pizza Hut Express.

And due to lack of infrastructure and other additional facilities as compared to other exhibition centers in Mumbai this MMRD Grounds ranks second in the list of exhibition venues in Mumbai.

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Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014 – The Big 5 Construction India 2014 – Review by First Rain Team


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The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014 – The Big 5 Construction India 2014

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014 was an International building and construction show. The exhibition in Mumbai was organised by Federation of India Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Ministry of Urban Development & dmg events. The exhibition was from 11th to 13th September 2014 at Hall 6, Bombay Exhibition Centre, Goregaon East, Mumbai.

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014 gave the importance of building and construction industry of India in the development of creating investment opportunities across various related sectors.

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014

It is crucial for all construction professionals to keep up to date with the latest developments within the construction industry. This is why the Big 5 exhibition in Mumbai September 2014 had a free to attend education programer for visitors. It included free seminars and certified workshops. There was a technical seminars series on 11th and 12th September which offered the chance for all the visitors to attend free of charge, up to 7 sessions on a wide range of critical topics. In addition to it there were a series of workshops on project management, green building, eco material certification and health & safety conducted on the three days of exhibition. It was for all the visitors, offering the opportunity to gain up to date knowledge on best construction practices.

To complete the educational line up, there was a full day free to attend LEED workshop offering USGBC certification as well as a free to attend two hour taster session highlighting the fundamental changes for the newly launched LEED version 4.

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014 had not very great but a decent ambience, there were mainly big machines for display purpose. There were around 200 exhibitors who exhibited in the exhibition. Which included a large number of International exhibitors as well. There was a decent crowd of visitors to the exhibition. There were visitors such as architects, consultants, engineers, builders, contractors, developers or interior designers, etc.

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014

Reason that number of visitors visited the Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014:

  • Learn from industry experts at the free to attend technical seminars
  • Gain knowledge from certified workshops on the most current industry topics
  • Meet 200+ global suppliers from 24 countries
  • Source a wide variety of international and local construction products under one roof
The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014

 

The exhibition in Mumbai September 2014 had a good combination of products for the construction industry and showed diversified products. The exhibitors were the manufacturer or distributor of products in the following sector: Construction tools, General building materials, Building interiors, Bathrooms & kitchens, Concrete & related products, Electrical systems, Elevators & escalators, Outdoor design & landscaping, etc.

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014

Reason to participate in the Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014:

  • Increase marketing awareness in one of the fastest expanding construction markets in the region
  • Raise your profile in front of budget holders from some of the largest construction projects in India
  • Showcase and demonstrate your product or service to a market that is actively sourcing new and innovative products previously unavailable to them
  • Generate leads by networking with thousands of Architects, Project Managers, Construction Consultants and Procurement Managers

The Big 5 Construction India 2014 Exhibition in Mumbai September 2014 served a right platform for interaction and lead to a fruitful exchange of ideas and formulation of concrete recommendations for the rapid growth of the construction sector.

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World Trade Center – A Plush Exhibition Venue in Mumbai


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Think Business Think World Trade Center, (WTC) Mumbai! World Trade Centre Mumbai opens doors to leading opportunities in international markets by serving as a guide on market trends. The World Trade Centre in Cuff Parade, Mumbai was built in 1970. It consists of twin towers, MRVDC and  IDBI.  MRVDC was, at 156m, the tallest building in South Asia until the 2010 completion o The Imperial, Mumbai (252m). WTC Mumbai has emerged as a forerunner in promoting international trade and development.

WTC Mumbai promotes International trade and Investment through an array of services and facilities. The Centre integrates Indian businesses and international counterparts on a single platform through one to one business networking empowering the business community with skills, rich resources and talent.

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World Trade Center

WTC Mumbai stands tall as an iconic building in the heart of the city in Mumbai, the commercial capital of India. On the facilities front the Centre is equipped with the Air conditioned Exhibition Center in the city along with business meeting rooms, cabin spaces, desk spaces.

The Expo Center in World Trade Center, Mumbai is located one the first floor of the Arcade area. The total area for the exhibitions is 25,250 sq. ft and is fully air conditioned. It is backed by round the clock support services. World Trade Center, Mumbai is an ideal venue for both national and international trade shows. World Trade Center, Mumbai offers various support and technical services like a panel of contractors for stall design and construction, store rooms, telephone, electricity, reception area, catering facilities and freight elevator with capacity of 1.5 tons.

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Exhibition in World Trade Center

World Trade Center, Mumbai also offers the south side Lobby and the Centrum worth of 15,000 sq.ft and 10,000 sq. ft respectively in Center 1 building for exhibition purpose. World Trade Center, Mumbai offers a very cost effective with rent charges of Rs. 5/ sq.ft per day on exhibition day and Rs. 4/sq.ft per day for the non-exhibition days.

The Arcade in the World Trade Center, Mumbai is home to shopping malls, fine dining restaurants, state emporiums, etc. Over 10,000 people visit the World Trade Center, Mumbai on a daily basis. During exhibitions nearly 15,000 to 20,000 people visit the Center.

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Exhibition in World Trade Center

Some of the exhibitions that take place in World Trade Center, Mumbai are Kids O Maina Expo, Brides of Mumbai, Supply Chain India Summit, International Financial Exhibition India, Fibers and Yarns, The International Business Forum, The Royal Wedding Show and many more.

Thus World Trade Center, Mumbai is a plush exhibition venue in Mumbai. For a comprehensive exhibition lists in Mumbai please visit our Exhibitions in Mumbai page