About Us

There was a long pending need amongst exhibition organisers to form an only organisers forum where the concerns and issues of organisers could be addressed and represented which could further complement and supplement the work done by existing industry bodies.


To be the most preferred, most admired, and most sought after association for every Exhibition & Conference Organiser in India


CIEO's mission is to be the source of support, guidance and mentoring for Indian Exhibiton and Conference organisers which we will achieve externally by working with stakeholders like government, venues, service providers and internally by building a culture of knowledge sharing and inclusive growth.


The need for forming a new council for Indian Exhibition Organisers


Simply for the fact that the Organiser is the focal point for this sector who is responsible to weave success for the entire value chain comprising of venues, service providers and our stakeholders - the industry and MSMEs at large.


We would actively take forward the Indian exhibition and conference organizing industry towards missing 2030, an era of high growth and globalisation for Indian players.


Exhibition Organisers, not over 100 from varied backgrounds such as Industry Associations, Business Chambers, Trade Bodies, Trusts, Large Exhibition Organisers, Small and Medium Scale Organisers, and MSME Organisers endorsed have got together to form this unique and Organiser Centric' Council in India.


The Council would establish working partnerships with Governments, International & National Federations, EPC's, Venues, Service Providers and Strategic Partners to address common and critical issues to ensure a thriving exhibition organising sector in India.


The Council would be governed by members of the Steering Committee comprising of a maximum of 12 members. Overs and above, the Steering Committee, there would be several Special Task Force Committees set up for overseeing various activities of the Council.


Type A

  • Associations
  • Trade Bodies
  • Trust
  • Industry Bodies

Type B

  • Indian Multinational Organiser (Non-MSME)

Type C

  • Indian Multinational Organiser (MSME)

Type D

  • Foreign Organiser
  • Subsidiary
  • International Partnership

Type E

  • Indian SME Organiser (Registered with Ministry of MSME GOI)

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Membership Fees: (Plus Tax)

Types of Member Admission Annual
Organiser/Trade Bodies/Corporates/Firms 25,000 10,000
MSME (duly registered) 10,000 5,000

Every Organiser of exhibitions and conferences are entitled to become a member of the Council on fullfiling the below criteria:

  1. Should be in the business of organising trade shows and conferences for 3 years and above.
  2. Should be organising shows upward of 500 sqm and conferences of minimum 100 delegates.

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