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Media Expo Chennai Rescheduled

1 Nov 2016

Messe Frankfurt Trade Fairs India Pvt Ltd, the organiser of the international exhibition on indoor and outdoor advertising and signage solutions has announced that the first edition of Media Expo Chennai, originally scheduled to be held from 18 – 20 November 2016, has been postponed.

Distinguished as the leading Indian trade fair brand for indoor and outdoor advertising and signage solutions, Media Expo recorded an increase in participation of its recently concluded Delhi edition as well as attracted leading players for the Chennai edition, months in advance. The fair has now been rescheduled following recent discussions and consultation with key stakeholders who have been associated with Media Expo for years. A new date for the debut edition is expected to be announced, in due course.  

Mr Raj Manek, Executive Director and Board Member of Messe Frankfurt Asia Holding Ltd. said: “Messe Frankfurt works closely with the industry to ensure our platforms represent what the Indian market requires. The decision to launch Media Expo in Chennai was thus based on the strategic feedback and support of our key exhibitors, who have now communicated a sudden change in their strategies. It is not an easy decision, but one we feel we must make to avoid compromising on the scale and standard of a Messe Frankfurt exhibition.”  

The fair’s growing prominence among the corporate world and its expanding reach has already attracted renowned exhibitors for its editions in Mumbai (23 – 25 February 2017) and Delhi (22 – 24 September 2017) which will go ahead as scheduled. 

For its 40th grand edition in Mumbai, the organisers now intend to concentrate efforts on covering the target sectors from the south; ensuring exhibitors will have the opportunity to meet business prospects from this significant and important region. The organisers also believe that the rescheduled dates will benefit the exhibitors by bringing a larger and more targeted participation from trade visitors and professionals when the industry can come together in Chennai. 

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Media Expo

23 – 25 February 2017, Bombay Convention and Exhibition Center, Goregaon, Mumbai

Media Expo

22 – 24 September 2017, Pragati Maidan, New Delhi


Background information on Messe Frankfurt 

Messe Frankfurt is one of the world’s leading trade fair organisers, generating around €645* million in sales and employing 2,297* people. The Messe Frankfurt Group has a global network of 29 subsidiaries and 57 international Sales Partners, allowing it to serve its customers on location in more than 160 countries. Messe Frankfurt events take place at more than 40 locations around the globe. In 2015, Messe Frankfurt organised 132* trade fairs, of which more than half took place outside Germany. Comprising an area of 592,127 square metres, Messe Frankfurt’s exhibition grounds are home to ten exhibition halls. The company also operates two congress centres. The historic Festhalle, one of the most popular venues in Germany, plays host to events of all kinds. Messe Frankfurt is publicly owned, with the City of Frankfurt holding 60 percent and the State of Hesse 40 percent. For more information, please visit our website at:

*Preliminary figures for 2015