Delhi, the vibrant capital city of India, has always been at the forefront of hosting grand events, exhibitions, and conventions that attract people from various walks of life. To strengthen its position as a global destination for such gatherings, the India Trade Promotion Organization (ITPO) undertook an ambitious project, resulting in the creation of the India Exposition Mart & Convention Centre (IECC) at Pragati Maidan. This state-of-the-art complex has swiftly become a cornerstone for the country’s business and cultural interactions, impressing both national and international audiences.

The Birth of IECC at Pragati Maidan

Pragati Maidan, located in the heart of Delhi, has a rich history of hosting trade fairs, exhibitions, and cultural events for decades. However, the old infrastructure needed a significant upgrade to meet modern requirements and cater to the growing demands of the exhibition and convention industry. In response to this need, the ITPO initiated the transformation of Pragati Maidan into a world-class venue – the IECC complex.

Facilities and Amenities

The IECC complex boasts world-class facilities and amenities to cater to the diverse needs of event organizers, exhibitors, and attendees. Some of the key features include:

  1. Exhibition Halls: The complex houses multiple exhibition halls of varying sizes to host a wide range of events, from small trade shows to large-scale expos.
  2. Convention Centre: The convention centre is equipped with state-of-the-art conference facilities, making it an ideal venue for national and international conventions, seminars, and symposiums.
  3. Business Centre: For business professionals, a well-equipped business center provides essential services such as meeting rooms, secretarial assistance, and translation services.
  4. Food Courts and Restaurants: The IECC complex offers a variety of dining options, ranging from food courts with diverse cuisine to upscale restaurants for a more refined dining experience.
  5. Ample Parking: With a focus on visitor convenience, the complex provides ample parking spaces to accommodate a large number of vehicles.

Impact on Delhi’s Economy and Tourism

Since its inauguration, the IECC complex has played a significant role in boosting Delhi’s economy and tourism sector. By attracting national and international events, the venue has facilitated trade and business opportunities for various industries. Additionally, it has helped Delhi secure its place as a preferred destination for major global conferences, drawing delegates and visitors from across the world.

The influx of visitors to the IECC complex has also stimulated the local economy. Hotels, restaurants, and businesses around the area have experienced increased patronage, leading to a positive impact on employment and revenue generation.

                                     GENERAL INFORMATION

Type Exhibition-cum-convention Centre
Town or city New Delhi
Country  India
Coordinates 28.616813°N 77.243359°E
Completed 27 July 2023
Inaugurated 27 July 2023
Architect(s) Sanjay Singh[1]
Architecture firm Arcop Associates Pvt Ltd
Main contractor NBCC Shapoorji Pallonji & Co. Ltd.
Cost about Rs 2700 crores

 

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