Bengaluru: S. Balasubramanian Pillai, Executive Director & COO, Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) and Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) was elected as the President of Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA) at the 13th Annual General Meeting of IEIA held in Mumbai on 16th December 2019.
Balasubramanian has been active in IEIA for many years now, supporting its mission and driving developments. He has been serving as an Executive Committee member since 2015.
Expressing delight in his new role Balasubramanian said, “I thank IEIA and IMTMA for placing their trust in me and giving me this opportunity to take up the mantle. I am aware that I have a large shoe to fit in to but I see this possible with members’ support. We will work together as a team and scale greater heights in developing the Indian exhibition industry.”
Balasubramanian has been associated with IMTMA since 2007, heading the trade fairs division which organizes IMTEX and regional machine tools across various cities in the country, besides being the COO of BIEC, India’s leading green exhibition facility. Balasubramanian comes with more than two decades of rich experience in the exhibition industry. Prior to joining IMTMA he was associated with the Informa group, INTECH Trade Fairs & Wisitex Foundation.