Interview With Mr. Sandeep Gurwara, (Managing Director, Services International)
Q; Please tell us about your vision that has driven Fire India towards success ?
Fire India started in 1994, since then we have had 13 successful editions of our iconic trade fair forging life long fruitful business connections and also educating the society about fire safety. Fires are the leading cause of injuries and deaths around the world. The idea to launch a platform which supports and helps reduce the risk and also to help prevent such mishaps. We want to empower the market so that we are at a better place to prevent such disasters and save lives, in conjunction to this Fire India provides great platform to conduct business, meet potential buyers and interact with other exhibitors, visitors and members of the fire fraternity. Our 14th and upcoming show in September will have an extravagant display of the latest innovations from around the world and state of the art technology propelling fire industry forward.
Q; Please elaborate a little about the government support to fire Industry ?
The Indian government is investing heavily in infrastructure development, upgrading existing airports and setting up new ones , development in metros in various cities in India. A growing India offers opportunity across sectors – notably infrastructure, pharma, automobiles, education and many more in an investor friendly environment.
As in India large refineries, petrochemical plants, biotechnology ventures, steel, oil and gas exploration projects need to comply with various mandatory safety regulations. All of these segments has been contributing hugely to the growth of the country’s fire and safety markets.
Q; Can you tell us a bit more about Fire India 2019 ?
After the grand success of the 13th edition of Fire India 2018 in Hyderabad, SI has announced the launch of Fire India 2019 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi co-located with Safetyex. Fire India is the only dedicated show catering to Fire safety industry in India, supported by leading Industry association and a conference program that is unparalleled by any other in the country making it the mecca of the industry.
Q; How do you think India will benefit the participants sponsors and industry?
Exhibitions and trade fairs provide an excellent opportunity to assess opinions from clients and determine market potential. Conducting research and evaluating competition, develop commercial structures by identifying new agents and distributors, also initiating joint ventures and project partnerships. Exhibitions are a gateway that leads to joint ventures partnerships and more importantly they also help to bring in investment to the country. Our exhibition provide a unique platform for both Indian and international participants, B2B meetings with fire officials and users, traders, distributors etc. Also presentation directly to your perspective client and open display area to demonstrate life fire demos. India’s biggest and focused fire conference which covers series of interactive sessions on the key issue of topical interest.
Q; What will be your message to the people participating in Fire India 2019?
Services International is extremely thankful to all its honorable exhibitors for their support and guidance to pave the path for us to offer even better services.
We warmly welcome delegates from around the world to share their enriching knowledge and ideas with us and finally we would like to thank our visitors who have been supporting us since the beginning of the show.
I wish the exhibitors a successful exhibition and hope for a vital and beneficial discussion at the conference.The world market for fire protection business has shown an upward trend, but the rate varies in different segments and countries. Fire India exhibition and conference is a platform that highlights a state of fire prevention and the measures to reach out promptly to both urban and remote areas.