Dipali Sarin, Sunayana Chibba team up to exhibit ‘My Best Friend and Me’ Season 3 at The Lalith in Delhi

It was the perfect ceremony when curator, stylist and makeup artist Dipali Sarin, event promoter Sunayana Chibba and event management company Tab events teamed up together and exhibited India’s first exclusive accessories trunk show, MY BEST FRIEND AND ME season 3, at The Lalit Hotel, New Delhi.
The guests sported at the event were Promila Bahri, Renu Hussain, Nelofer Currimbhouy, Anu Kant Dubey, Puja Bahri, Gaurav Jagatani and Ritika, Priya Jain, Sangita Gupta, Bipasha Sen Gupta, Bhavna Minocha, Sunaiana Malhotra, Kanchan Kapur, Amrita Verma,  Ashwani pai Bahadur, Renu Hussain, Anu Kant Dubey, Payal Verma Munjal to name a few.
Guests were seen shopping a variety of lifestyle products as the exhibition showcased an assortment of exclusive lifestyle products from fashion accessories like cocktail earrings, statement neck pieces, bracelets, cuffs, beaded handbags, shoes, clutches, to young and trendy styles in Indian and western clothing along with  an eclectic mix of contemporary home accessories and Linen.
Dipali said: “Over the years we have witnessed an increasing demand and an emerging need for exclusive statement pieces in any category of lifestyle products…be it jewellery to clothing or any home decor accessory..! The idea of doing MY BEST FRIEND & ME was to address this increasing demand’. We at MY BEST FRIEND & ME have plans to take this concept to other cities in North India like Chandigarh, Ludhiana etc.”

The Exhibition showcased a variety of styles and brands under one roof. Some of the leading brands participating are Curio Cottage, Malaga, Confusion and Crimson from Mumbai and Rose Tree and Tokree from the royal ladies of UP and Jaipur.


Masse Frankfurt India announces acquisition of Automotive Engineering Show

The Industry expects strong international traction in India’s automotive segment as Messe Frankfurt announces acquisition of Automotive Engineering Show. Messe Frankfurt India Trade Fair Pvt Ltd, the Indian subsidiary of one of the world’s leading trade show organisers, Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH, formally announced its acquisition of the Automotive Engineering Show, India’s only trade fair focused on technologies for automotive manufacturing.
According to a company statement, previously owned and managed by Focussed Event Management Pvt Ltd, the Automotive Engineering Show is further expanding Messe Frankfurt’s portfolio of mobility and infrastructure fairs by promoting innovations at the manufacturing level, for one of the world’s fastest growing automotive markets.
Propelling India’s Automotive sector
India is quickly emerging as one of the most popular markets for automotive manufacturing, with a number of key global brands already operating production plants within the country. India’s automotive industry is estimated by experts to experience unprecedented growth due to domestic automotive production reaching a CAGR of 12.2 percent between the fiscal years 2005 – 2013. What is more, the country’s export of locally made vehicles witnessed a spurt of 2.03 percent in the recent past. With its acquisition of the show, Messe Frankfurt is aiming at utilising its global network to bring together more domestic brands with international firms possessing world-class solutions, further propelling India’s automotive sector.
Drawing from its successful history in hosting similar sector trade fairs around the world, Messe Frankfurt intends to implement its highly-recognised international standard in trade fair organisation to the Automotive Engineering Show. This is clearly evident from the top official’s statement.
Raj Manek, Managing Director of Messe Frankfurt in India stated: “The Automotive Engineering Show has already established itself as a credible industry platform. We are delighted to add the fair to our existing portfolio, which will greatly complement our existing trade fair on the automotive aftermarket – Automechanika”.
Right platform
Since its debut, the Automotive Engineering Show has maintained its focus on automotive plant processes and technologies. With the last edition in 2013 attracting 120 participants and more than 5,600 industry visitors from OEMs as well as Tier-I to Tier-III suppliers, the show continues to be a well-recognised platform for the automotive sector.


Sameer Khedkar, Director of Focussed Event Management Pvt Ltd said: “We are pleased to work with Messe Frankfurt, as we believe that their expertise and unmatched global presence will become an invaluable asset to the Automotive Engineering Show’s future development. With Messe Frankfurt acquiring the show, I believe we will see the Automotive Engineering Show gain a stronger foothold in the domestic industry as well as receive more international participation.

Messe Frankfurt India’s portfolio of trade fairs includes ACMA Automechanika New Delhi, Techtextil India, Light India, Heimtextil India, Ambiente India, SPS Automation India, Watertech, Pollutech, Cleantech, Wastetech and Secutech India. The organiser plans to bring the Automotive Engineering Show on par with international events in the same sector and present the perfect trade platform for companies looking at reaching out to both vehicle and auto-component manufacturers within a strictly business-to-business environment.
Trade fair
Automotive Engineering Show will be held from May 29-31, 2014 in Auto Cluster Exhibition Centre, Chinchwad, Pune, India.  For more information, visit messefrankfurtindia.in or send email to syed.javed@india.messefrankfurt.com.

Light+Building Fair 2014 Frankfurt, Germany: GlacialTech to showcase LED Luminaires and Drivers

Lighting and technology manufacturer, GlacialTech, will be exhibiting its latest energy efficient GlacialLight LED luminaries and GlacialPower LED drivers at the biennial Light+Building fair at Messe Frankfurt in Germany from March 30 to April 4, 2014. GlacialTech will be in Hall 10.1, booth #C10J in the Technical Lighting and Lamps area. Image Date: March 30 – April 4, 2014 Venue: Messe Frankfurt (Frankfurt Exhibition Grounds), Frankfurt, Germany GlacialTech Booth: Hall 10.1, No.C10J GlacialLight will be showcasing its latest energy-efficient LED luminaries and drivers for indoor and outdoor lighting applications. Products on display will include the recently released surface mounted down lights GL-DL06 and GL-DL08 as well as its IP54 rated waterproof down lights GL-DL08-IP, energy saving bay lights GL-BL50 in various color temperatures, and track lighting with a variety of beam angles from 17 to 36 degrees. GlacialLight LED luminaires offer high efficiency with a long service life, making them a superior replacement for traditional lighting. GlacialPower will be showcasing a range of LED drivers and lighting control with features such as high power factor, IP67 rating and active PFC. Products will include its dimming series LED drivers as well as the GL-DA02 DALI Converter which allows analog LED drivers to interface with standard DALI lighting control signals. GlacialTech, established in June 2001 and based in New Taipei City (Taiwan), is the parent company of several brands that provide cooling, LED driver, and LED lighting solutions for both consumer and industrial market segments. The company leverages world-class engineering, efficient manufacturing and highest-quality materials to provide innovative products defined by an elegant style. For forther details, visit glacialtech.com.

Techlligent 2014 held in Pune organised by PCCOE and DesignTech CAD

The Pimpri Chinchwad College of Engineering (PICCOE), one of thighly renowned institute in the area, along with DesignTech CAD Academy, organised the national level technical symposium called Techlligent 2014, according to a statement.
Techlligent is a combination of techlonogy and intelligent, which is being organised for the seventh year in a row. This year’s event kicked-off on February 25, 2014 and ended the flowing day, which was packed with 40 plus scintilating events, covering  domains as well as national level project competition and paper presentation for students.
Dr Chandrakant R Sonawane, Head of the Department, PCCOE said: “We are happy to be associated with DesignTech CAD Academy. We always look forward to key industry people to support and motivate the students for their contribution to teh fest and DesignTech CAD Academy had enthusiastically supported us. The aim of Techilligent is to develop the students and explore their technical knowledge”.
Larger number of students not only from Pune, but also from Nagpur, Karad, Jalgaon and other remote parts of Maharashtra contributed and participated in Techlligent. Total number of 2,500 students across Maharashtra had participated in Techlligent. All five departments such as Mechanical, Civil, Electronics and Telecommunication, Computer and IT actively participated and made the event a huge success.
On this occasion, DA Darekar, the Head of  DesignTech CAD academy  said: “ The event provided a platform for the students to showcase their talent which will help them in their careers. PCCOE contributed greatly towards it and we were glad to be a part of the fest. The fest gave us the opportunity to interact with young minds”.
DesignTech CAD is ISO 9000(2008) Certified academy and Authorised Training and Education partner of Siemens Industry Software Pvt Ltd and Altair Engineering Pvt Ltd and provides authorised courses on their  respective CAD/CAM/CAE and PLM solutions.  It operates from Pune, Delhi and Hyderabad. DesignTech CAD Academy, Training and Education division of DesignTech Systems offers company certified CAD/CAE/PLM  training programme to Engineering Graduates, Working Professionals and Corporate.

‘My Best Friend & Me’ fashion accessories trunk show in Delhi by Dipali Sarin on March 14-15

India’s first exclusive fashion accessories trunk show is being organised by curator, makeup artist and stylist Dipali Sarin at the Lalit Hotel on March 14-15, 2014 from 11.00 am to 7.00 pm.
Holy extravaganza
Fresh of the fashion runway to usher in the spring summer season a riot of colours in fresh and vibrant Hues in a spectacular spectrum of exclusive lifestyle products ranging from cocktail earrings, statement neckpieces, beaded handbags and clutches, shoes, cuffs belts and more with an exotic infusion of young and trendy styles in Indian and western clothing along with contemporary home accessories and Linen.


Some of the leading brands participating are Curio Cottage, Malaga, Confusion and Crimson from Mumbai and Rose Tree and Tokree from the royal ladies of UP and Jaipur.
Dipali says: “ we can see that people of India looking for new statement jewellery so we thought to organize a platform where we can see all type of jewellery. Be it in costume jewellery clothing or home artifacts. The idea of doing MY BEST FRIEND & ME was to address this increasing demand”. The exhibition will have an array of designers and jewelers from different parts of India displaying their latest range.
Elaborating further about the exhibition, curator Dipali added: “The exhibition will have an array of designers and jewelers from different parts of India displaying their latest range, all under one roof.


MY BEST FRIEND & ME is a niche and an innovative concept and is a very exclusive podium for brands from all over India (other than Delhi) to come under one roof and showcase their stuff to a select group of audience.


What is more, MY BEST FRIEND & ME have plans to take this concept all to other cities in North India like Chandigarh and Ludhiana”.

CII – Institute of Logistics to organise two-day ‘Cargo Summit’ in March 2014 at Hotel Taj Lands End Mumbai

CII – Institute of Logistics is organising a two day conference on ‘CARGO SUMMIT- Integrating the Country’s Transport Networks’ in Mumbai on March 12 – 13, 2014 at Hotel Taj Lands End. This conference is focusing across verticals and providing a huge networking and knowledge sharing platform, hence the Institute is requesting the participation of stakeholders to design the new supply chain landscape for the future. Apparently, the CII – Institute of Logistics is gearing up for ‘Integrating India’s transport networks’.
The CMD of AFL Ltd, Cyrus J Guzder will be the Chairman of CII – Institute of Logistics Advisory Council, while the Steering Committee Members include Sailesh Bhatia, President of The Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India and Vice Chairman of the Federation of Freight Forwarders Associations in India; Bharat J Thakkar, Immediate Past President of Air Cargo Agents Association of India; Vivek Kele, General Secretary, The Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India, Vijay Kumar – COO of Express Industry Council of India, Nityam Khosla – President of Consolidators Association of India, Ajit Jangle, Member of CII – Institute of Logistics Advisory Council and Group COO of All Cargo and Prahlad Tanwar, Associate Director of KPMG.

Auto Expo 2014: Hyundai announce the launch of third generation Santa Fe

Hyundai Motor India Limited (HMIL), the country’s largest exporter and the second-largest car manufacturer today announced the launch of third generation Powerful and Dynamic Santa Fe at the 12th Auto Expo 2014.

Speaking at the launch, BS Seo, Managing Director & CEO, HMIL said: “The third generation Powerful and Dynamic Santa Fe is world-class product and will set new benchmark in India’s SUV segment. The new Santa Fe is one of the finest expressions of Modern Premium with high level of Performance, Power, Styling, Technology and Equipment that demonstrates Hyundai’s capabilities and confirm its commitment of value beyond expectation to customers.”
Engine & Transmission
The new Santa Fe is powered by 3rd Generation 2.2L CRDi engine equipped with e-VGT turbocharger. The advanced 3rd generation CRDi diesel is Hyundai’s ‘R’ series engine which delivers 197PS@3,800rpm of maximum power and an impressive torque of 42.9 kgm @ 1800-2500 rpm  (MT) and 44.5 kgm @ 1800-2500 rpm (AT) with high mileage of 14.74 kmpl (MT-ARAI certified) and 13.01kmpl (AT-ARAI certified).
The Electronic Variable Geometry Turbocharger (e-VGT) is efficient and has precise control of exhaust gases for optimal power delivery across all rpms thus improving the engine performance. The CRDi engine operates at a high pressure of 1,800 bar and generates high low end torque resulting in lesser gear shifts in city driving conditions. The linear power delivery and with maximum torque over wide range of rpm’s ensures instant response at any speed . Available in 6 speed – manual and automatic transmission offers higher driving pleasure with enhanced fuel efficiency and refinement with intelligent 4 Wheel Drive System.
Dynamic & Futuristic Design
The new Santa Fe embodies the ‘Storm Edge design philosophy’ derived from Hyundai’s Fluidic design philosophy which captures the strong and dynamic images created by nature during the formation of a storm. Featuring sophisticated and refined lines which are in harmony with its bold and voluminous surfaces, the Santa Fe presents a more masculine appearance.
The new Santa Fe showcases a Dynamic and Futuristic Sporty styling. It features a distinctive new look with the stunning three-bar hexagonal front grille complemented with striking headlamps and LED daytime running lights. The headlamp cluster has many unique features like bright HID LED Lamps and fog lamps with cornering function giving optimum Safety. The sporty chrome radiator grille and dual tone skid plates give an enhanced sporty image and a premium appearance to the car.
For a sportier and impressive appearance, Santa Fe comes with segment unique 18 inch two-tone Diamond Cut Alloy wheels. Sleek styling makes the Santa Fe aerodynamic and roof rails help define its clean side profile, while adding to SUV functionality. Wheel arch Side Garnish gives Masculine and distinctive styling and the Chrome finish Daylight Opening (DLO) offers luxurious and premium appeal.
The segment unique exterior features give unique style and futuristic looks. The unique features include LED Rear Combination lamps and Large bumper reflectors. The LED Rear Spoiler, Twin muffler and Rear Skid Plate give dynamic and premium appeal.
Futuristic Interiors
The premium interiors with the brilliant packaging of the new Santa Fe have been further accentuated to provide a wide sense of space and high quality finesse. The new Santa Fe offers spacious cabin with optimum headroom, generous front and rear legroom along with a large luggage space of 585 ltrs. The 2-Tone beige and brown interior gives premium and luxury touch to the interiors of car. Santa Fe makes sure the driving experience comes with a pleasure by providing the multi-function steering wheel, Leather wrapped gear knob, multi-function door arm rest with ergonomically positioned center fascia controls.
Presenting the segment unique features and the effective space management, the new Santa Fe offers three row seven-passenger seating. The third row seat is split 50/50 and can be folded flat. The second row is 40:20:40 split. Total cargo space is generous with plenty of storage for items of different sizes. The second and third row seats can be reclined and fully folded for greater comfort and for additional cargo space hence providing a versatile seating arrangement. The twelve-way Driver Power seat, rear door manual curtain and flexible seating configuration provide an added advantage on long drive and holiday trips.
Safety Features
Hyundai has always led the way when it comes to ensuring safety and security of passengers. The new Santa Fe offers advanced cutting-edge preventive safety systems offering driving stability requiring minimum effort on the part of the driver, yet delivering maximum safety on any road conditions. The new Santa Fe offers six Airbags and advanced dual seatbelt mechanism for uncompromised safety with state-of-the-art passive safety system unique to SUV segment.
The new Santa Fe offers three layers of safety with ABS (Anti-lock Braking System), ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and VSM (Vehicle Stability Management) ensuring optimum safety during panic braking at different terrains. Santa Fe comes with premium safety features Brake Assist (BA) to ensure greater driving stability. The Hillstart Assist and DownHill brake control assists the driver in maintaining the vehicular control by preventing incline roll –back and steep forward movements. Santa Fe also offers easy mounting and securing features with lock for added safety for baby on board.
Smart Features
The new Santa Fe offers host of advance and hi-tech features like Cruise control, Smart key with push button Start and Stop for key-less entry/exit and ignition on/off, rear parking sensors with camera, auto folding outside mirrors which automatically opens and folds when the car is unlocked and locked. The solar glass protects the interiors against ultraviolet &Infrared rays while preserving cool cabin temperature. The tilt steering offers the most comfortable driving position while the cooled glove box keeps the beverages and food items cool and fresh. Additionally, it also offers puddle lamps, rain sensing wipers and safety power windows. The segment first feature, Flex Steer allows the driver to switch among three steering modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport depending on road conditions and driver preferences.
The new Santa Fe features advanced Infotainment audio system for music loving Indian customers with unmatched audio experience with six Speakers with Virtual Orchestra effect. The Santa Fe offers many infotainment features – 4.3” TFT LCD Touch with Rear Parking Camera display, Bluetooth, USB, MP3, CD compatibility and Aux-in connectivity along with Steering Mounted Audio Controls for unlimited music and phone access.
The new Santa Fe offers customised effective cooling of air through the Dual Zone Fully Automatic Air Conditioning, Dedicated Rear Manual AC for rear passengers which enhances the cooling effectiveness during peak Indian summer conditions. In addition to this new Santa Fe also features cluster ionizer for clean cabin air and auto defog controller for extreme winter conditions.
New Santa Fe : First in segment features

·         Flex Steer with three modes – Comfort, Normal and Sport

·         Advance Traction Cornering Control (ATCC)

·         Fog lamps with cornering lamps

·         Rear door manual curtain

New Santa Fe Highlights

·         LED positioning Lamps

·         12 way power seats

·         Advanced Infotainment – Touch screen audio and virtual surround system

·         Six Airbags

·         Electronic Safety Control (ESC)

·         Vehicle Stability Management (VSM)

·         Dual Zone Fully Automatic Temperature Control

·         Hillstart Assist and DownHill brake control

IITM 2014 Kochi: Goa Tourism bags best creative stall award held in Kerala from January 31 to February 2

At the IITM 2014 Exhibition held in Kochi, Kerala from January 31 to February 2, Goa Tourism won the best creative stall award.


Dilip Biswas, Vice President, Sphere Travelmedia & Exhibitions Private Limited presented the award to Goa Tourism officials, Ramachandra Phadte, Francis Pereira, Assis Sacrafamilia and Gokuldas Naik.

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ACMA National Conference: ‘Graduating to a Design & Engineering Capable Supplier’ on February 5 in New Delhi

The apex body, the Automotive Component Manufacturers Association of India is organising a National Conference on ‘Graduating to a Design & Engineering Capable Supplier’ on February 5, 2014 at Sheraton Hotel in New Delh.
R Chandrachekhar, President of NASSCOM is the Chief Guest. The key speakers include Manoj Solanki, Purchasing Leader – India ABO, Cummins India Limited, Frank Treppe, Director, Corporate Strategy and International Affairs, Fraunhofer and Dr Peter Frise, Scientific Director and CEO, Auto 21.

Auto Expo 2014: Jaguar F-Type Coupe, Jaguar C-X17 Crossover Concept and other cars to be launched

The 12th Delhi Auto-Expo will see the Indian launch of the Jaguar F-TYPE Coupe, the most dynamically capable, performance-focused, production Jaguar ever. Besides that the Indian debut of the Jaguar C-X17 Crossover Concept and the D-Type inspired Project 7, display of the Jaguar F-TYPE Convertible, Jaguar XF and Jaguar XJ are the highlights.Land Rover.


Land Rover
The long wheelbase Range Rover makes its Indian market debut, catering for a growing group of consumers looking for the ultimate SUV and an alternative to the traditional long wheelbase saloon cars in this segment. The upgraded 2014 model year Discovery is announced. The multi-award winning vehicle gets a new look, new branding and new single-speed drivetrain to broaden its appeal. One of the most successful Land Rover vehicles ever made, the Range Rover Evoque, will be further enhanced with a new 9-speed automatic transmission and exterior and interior design enhancements. Display of the 14 Model Year Range Rover Sport and Freelander 2.
Satellite Feeds and B Roll Footage
B-Roll of the Jaguar eve of show event and from the 12th Delhi Auto-Expo will be available for download via: broadcast.jaguarlandrover.com/stories/8113.