An Exclusive Interview with Sh. U. S. Chhillar (General Secretary) Institution of Fire Engineers (India)
1. Why according to you is FIRE INDIA is a success and must attend for the Fire and safety community?
IFE has been associated with FIRE INDIA and the team since the shows inception with humble beginnings the show has seen consistent growth over the years and now hosts exhibitors and visitors from over 23 countries. Fire India is the largest Fire show in the country and has brought the community together successfully for over 24 years. The event still remains as the most preferred show for its exhibitors and visitor. More importantly the fire and safety community in India and internationally continues to extend its support and recognizes Fire India as the most effective networking and business platform.
2. Why your association, IFE is associated with FIRE INDIA?
FIRE INDIA is India's most complete Fire and Safety Show. IFE will continue to support FIRE INDIA, as it gives the community a holistic view of the Industry. Over the years FIRE INDIA has become the only platform in the country showcasing new Innovation & technology. It is the place for the industry to meet, network and do business. Additionally FIRE INDIA has met the expectations of the industry and has grown to be the mirror that reflects the growth of the Industry.
3. What is your point of view on the Fire industry?
I have seen the fire industry go through 2 phases - 1995 – 2005 & 2005 - 2015, during this period the awareness of fire safety grew multi fold, with the government enforcing fire safety standards the need for innovative and new technology from the industry's end users also grew. During this period FIRE INDIA was the only platform for the industry to meet and network.
It provided a platform for international organisations to share knowledge and showcase new technology.
Since its inception FIRE INDIA has hosted a cutting edge conference to ensure the industry not only has the opportunity to meet and network but more importantly learn from the experts. I am really proud with the Impact FIRE INDIA has had on the industry.
Today India has witnessed a substantial increase in terms of awareness about fire safety and security.
The market revenues of India's fire & safety equipment are expected to reach USD 4.94 billion by the end of 2019. Also the Make in India initiative has provided a platform for local as well as international companies to launch new products and manufacture them in India. FIRE INDIA Chennai will offer our exhibitors a platform that will cater to and host key decision makers within the fire & safety Industry.
The Fire Industry today is at the dawn of a new era with huge expectations because of an extremely excited community, increased awareness and support from the government
4. To conclude, can you give us your view about FIRE INDIA Chennai in 2016 and FIRE INDIA Mumbai?
FIRE INDIA Chennai and Mumbai will be the best platform to showcase your products and solutions at the largest Fire and safety event in the country. It will be the only place to gain access to key players in the manufacturing, IT & infrastructural sectors. FIRE INDIA Chennai will give exhibitors an opportunity to invite, showcase and engage with new and existing clients through multiple engagement activities such as the product showcase theatre, live display areas and business matchmaking opportunities. Additionally the event will host the country's largest dedicated fire conference.
FIRE INDIA holistically caters to the needs of the entire community making it an event that you should not miss. We look forward to seeing you in Chennai.