Asia Bizz: The organizers of the Auto Expo 2012 at Delhi are reportedly planning to increase the duration of the event by one or two days in the 2013 edition due to the criticism over the crowd mismanagement this year. The decision is being considered after viewing the increased interest of the auto enthusiasts.
Rajive Kaul, the CII Trade Fairs Council Chairman, said that the organizers are hoping to extend the show by a couple of days more in 2013. Kaul added that they will be putting this proposal as organizers, but it is for the exhibitors to take the final decision as each day would mean an additional cost to them.
The organizer said that they have learnt a lesson from the turnout this year and ideally one day should be give exclusively for the media and no extra passes should be given out on that day. The 11th Auto Expo has been co-hosted by Society of Indian Automobile Manufacturers (SIAM) along with Automotive Component Manufacturers Association and started on January 5, 2012 at Pragati Maidan in Delhi and will be continuing till January 11, 2012.
Kaul confessed that managing the crowd is still a challenge for the organizers of the show. The organizers of the show have already taken several steps to make it easier for the stake holders of the show.