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MMI takes over the ILE

No. 4 / August 2014 – English

Messe München International takes over one of India’s leading trade fairs for laboratory technology

Messe München International is strengthening its portfolio of events in the future market of India by taking over India Lab Expo, one of the leading trade fairs for laboratory technology, analysis and biotechnology on the Indian subcontinent. For the first time ever, this year’s India Lab Expo is being held under the supervision of Messe München International. It takes place at the Hitex Exhibition Centre in Hyderabad from November 6–8. As of the autumn of 2015, it will be held at the same time as analytica Anacon India, which is part of the international analytica network of trade fairs.

India Lab Expo has alternated between New Delhi and Hyderabad since 2010. The last time that it was held, 252 exhibitors from 15 countries presented their latest products to 8,600 visitors from 19 countries in three halls. The majority of the exhibitors were from India. Besides representatives of the pharma industry, visitors included decision-makers and users from the chemicals, medicine and food industries. Its participants include large numbers of Indian manufacturers in the laboratory-technology sector, so it will complement analytica Anacon India perfectly. The Indian spin-off of the international trade fair analytica has a very large share of international exhibitors who above all present products for the analysis sector. As of the autumn of 2015, the two events will be held at the same time as one another. According to Dr. Reinhard Pfeiffer, Deputy CEO of Messe München, the combination offers clear strategic advantages: “Taking over India Lab Expo puts us in the leading position on the Indian market for analysis, laboratory technology and biotechnology”. Acquiring Indian Lab Expo is also an additional building block in Messe München’s internationalization strategy.
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