UBM India’s Child, Baby and Maternity Expo India opens its 4th edition today

An industry congregation of over 100 exhibitors and 300 Indian and global brands

CBME India 2016, the three day (20th – 22nd April 2016) trade show hosted by UBM India, commenced today at Bombay Convention and Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. The event was inaugurated by Chief Guest Smt. Poonam Mahajan, Member of Parliament; Guest of Honour Smt. Snehal Ambekar, Mayor of Mumbai; Special Guest Dr. Nandita Palshetkar, President, Mumbai Obstetrics & Gynecological Society and Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India amidst an august industry gathering. The show brought together global suppliers and manufacturers of child, baby and maternity products and services under one roof.

UBM India’s Child, Baby and Maternity Expo India opens its 4th edition today

Chief Guest Smt. Poonam Mahajan highlighted that events like CBME India help in creating awareness which is the need of the hour. She also emphasized that she would take this initiative further with the Government as companies exhibited products which were in line with the ‘Make in India’ campaign, as stated on the sidelines of CBME India 2016.

CBME India 2016 in its fourth year, is India’s one of a kind B2B exhibition with over 100 exhibitors and 300 Indian and global brands. The expo intends to provide an unrivalled business opportunity to Indian and global manufacturers and providers of child, baby and maternity products and services, providing access to thousands of retailers, wholesalers, distributors, investor, importers, franchisee market and educational institutions. The event is supported by All India Association of Industries.

The companies participating this year are key world-renowned brands like J L Morrison, Mother Care, Piramal, Me and Moms Pvt Ltd, Little’s (India), Bonny Products, TOONZ Retail, Chicco, Lovi, Smitten Baby, Farlin, Gemini Lifestyle Private Ltd, Posh Baby and Kids India, R for Rabbit Baby Products Pvt Ltd, Momzjoy and Royal Brushes Ltd amongst others providing a wide spectrum of quality international products and technology.

Speaking on the inaugural, Mr. Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, UBM India said, “The children and baby care products market has emerged as one of the most lucrative markets in India over a period of time. Continuous innovation and development of brands and increase in investments from both domestic and International have contributed to the growth of this industry in the recent years making India a worthwhile market for such products amongst the other emerging nations. The kind of industry response we at UBM India have received towards CBME India 2016 further validates the potential of this industry. This year too, we are glad to showcase over 300 Indian and global brands providing you access to further your business.”

This year’s edition includes the launch of Cool Kids Fashion India, a first of its kind event which highlights premium kids fashion from both well-known & emerging designers, brands and manufacturers. A signature affair to position India on the map of the kids fashion industry, Cool Kids Fashion India includes a complete overview of children’s clothing and accessories and showcases various features such as Premium Exhibition, A Fashion Design contest for kids, trend forum launch pad, Kids fashion gallery and workshops on merchandising and styling. The expo also presents an Innovative Product Corner (IPC) wherein CBME India will recognise design excellence and innovation from the participating exhibitors at IPC with an Innovative Product Award.

Like every year, the expo has a series of panel discussions and knowledge sessions with speakers from renowned retail and e-commerce companies such as J L Morison (India) Ltd., Wazir Advisor; Being Human, Tommy Hilfiger, Supplified.com; Apples eyes; Deal jeans; The Children’s Palace, Pepe, SafetyKart.com, Musafir.com and YoStartups.com amongst others. The first day witnessed a panel discussion that included topics such as ‘How can brands and SMEs successfully leverage the E-commerce Business Opportunity and Operational Excellence and Driving Efficiencies in Supply Chain – Way ahead. Whereas, the second day will witness seminars that will discuss the following themes – ‘Indian kids’ wear market: Global brands fill in the gap, Luxe & designer kids’ wear: Is it just the tip of the iceberg?’

Industry awaits Renewable Energy India Expo (REI) 2015

Global Interest, International Investments & Technology breakthroughs mark 9th edition

UBM India will host the 9th edition of its flagship event, Renewable Energy India Expo (REI) from 23rd to25th September at the India Expo Center, Greater Noida. REI is a global platform where India’s green economy community including overseas participants will congregate to discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights including the Indian regulatory framework. The event aims to further upscale and mainstream the applications of renewable energy resources, showcase innovations, product launches and enrich the deliberation through international exhibition and conference platform.

REI India 2015 will feature country pavilions from China, Japan, Italy, Taiwan, Canada & USA, a delegation of business houses led by Honourable Ms. Amy Adams, New Zealand Minister for Justice, Courts, Communications and Broadcasting. The event has been well received and supported by the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy- Government of India (MNRE), Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency (IREDA), New and Renewable Energy Development Corporation of Andhra Pradesh (NREDCAP), National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE), Indo-German Energy Forum Support Office (IGEF), Tamil Nadu Solar Energy Developers Association (TNSEDA), Solar Power Developers Association and Indian Biogas Association, and will see the presence of key dignitaries Shri Upendra Tripathy, Secretary , Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, Government of India, Mr. Kameswara Rao, Energy, Utilities, and Mining Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited, Mr. Munehiko Tsuchiya, Executive Director, NEDO, Japan, Mr. Dillon Banerjee, Counselor for Commercial Affairs, U.S. Embassy, New Delhi, Dr. Martin Hanz, Deputy Chief of Mission, Head of Economic and Global Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in India, Dr. S Gomathinayagam, Director General, National Institute of Wind Energy, Government of India, Shri Ajay Jain, Secretary to Government, Government of Andhra Pradesh, Shri Arvind Kumar, Secretary (FAC), Government of Telangana, Shri S.K. Shukla, Chief Executive Officer, Chhattisgarh State Renewable Energy Development Agency, Dr. Ajay Mathur, Director General, Bureau of Energy Efficiency, His Excellency Mr. Wilmar Rizali Indrakesuma, Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Chargé d’Affaires Mr. Radu Octavian Dobre, Embassy of Romania, His Excellency Mr. Daniel Carmon, Embassy of Israel, H.E. Mr. Petko Doykov, Embassy of Bulgaria, His Excellency Mr. Tomasz Łukaszuk, Embassy of Republic of Poland.

Bringing together manufacturers, EPCs and service providers, REI 2015 trade expo has over 500 participating exhibitors including companies like Bergen Associates, BOSCH Solar Energy, Bonfiglioli Renewable Power, Conversion India Pvt Ltd., Canadian Solar, Delta Power Solution (I) Pvt Ltd., EMMVEE Photovoltaic Power Pvt Ltd., Enerparc Energy Pvt Ltd., GE, Genus Innovation Limited, Harsha Abakus Solar, Hero Future Energies,

Mahindra Susten, Nuevosol Energy Pvt. Ltd., Phocos India Solar Pvt Ltd., Regen Powertech Pvt Ltd., Rolta Power Pvt. Ltd., Siemens Limited, SkyPower Global, Sterling Wilson, SunEdison Solar Power India Pvt Ltd, Suzlon, Vikram Solar Pvt Ltd. amongst others. The show will also serve as a launch platform for companies to introduce new products and technologies. Navitas Green Solutions Pvt. Ltd. will launch their Sapphire series of solar PV modules by which clients get the benefit of natural day lighting and power generation; PV Power Tech will launch high efficiency 4 bus bar cell with 260 watt module in 60 cells, while Staubli Tec Systems India Pvt Ltd will introduce MC4 EVO 2, the first PV connector in the market that is suited for all climatic environments thanks to resistance to UV, ammonia, salt-mist spray and high IP class (IP68) and for high current rating up to 69 A. The MC4 EVO2 is suitable for a wide cable range and all original MC4 products are fully intercompatible.

Highlights of the expo include the live experience of a Solar car, workshops and master classes by Global Sustainable Energy Solutions (GSES), the Business Plan Competition that will offer opportunities to potential entrepreneurs to win funding from investors, World of Innovation- the launch-pad arena, Technical Symposium on skills development by National Institute of Wind Energy (NIWE).

Yogesh Mudras, Acting Managing Director, UBM India Pvt. Ltd, said “UBM India’s objective for the 2015 edition of REI Expo is to bridge the gap between Industry, Government & Investors. To support the Indian Government’s vision of achieving 1,75,000 MW by 2022, REI Expo would serve as an Industry catalyst in bringing the technology and the international fraternity including investors to India to enable potential projects and set up manufacturing units under the “Make in India” campaign. In a nutshell, REI 2015 will be world’s 2nd largest event in this sector with multiple country participation, best of technology, cost effective solutions, participation of Industry leaders, various country delegation, top global brands exhibiting and their product and solution offerings and a content rich conference.”

The expo will also boast a power packed conference themed “Indian Renewable Energy Landscape – Evolving the Success Parameters”. Eminent industry Speakers from across the world will discuss on key issues and trends related to Renewable Energy, the status of Solar and Wind power in India, strategies to scale it up to achieve 100 GW and 70 GW by 2020, Policy interventions, manufacturing reach, financial viability of projects whilst mitigating risk, Smart Grid Pilot Projects, Geothermal Energy Status and Bio Energy. Some key topics of discussion at the conference over the three days include:

· Welcome to the New Era of Solar Energy in India
· Solar Park: Developers & State Perspective
· Roadmap for achieving 60 GW of Wind Generation in India
· Repowering of old wind farms by Indo German Energy Forum, Support Office
· Harvesting Power – Integrating waste into our culture
· Solar Power: A definitive game changer
· Make in India- RE Sector By Bloomberg New Energy Finance
· Smart Grid with Smart RE
· Right Beneath our Feet- Realising our Geo-Energy Future by Onefinite.com and The Indian Geothermal Association
· Balance of System: The Nerve Centre
· Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Renewable Energy Sector by The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE)

The trade show will also be preceded by the Renewable Energy India Awards 2015 that aims to celebrate excellence and recognize contribution of Indian companies in the Renewable Energy sector. The event provides an opportunity to organisations to showcase their exceptional accomplishments & abilities in the direction of Innovations & Excellence. With supporting partners, Ernst & Young as Process Advisors and Avalon Global Research as Knowledge Partner, the Awards will be conducted professionally and systematically to bring out the best of India’s talent.

Along with the REI Awards, UBM India will launch a collector’s Edition Publication, “India’s Leading Renewable Energy Companies”, a premium publication capturing the development of Renewable Energy business in India in FY14 -15 and profiling the leading companies in the Renewable Energy Sector.