A three-day dedicated international platform in New Delhi by Informa Markets in India
Mumbai, Friday, April 8, 2022: “Strong National Leagues over all age groups are the need of the hour. Things are now falling into place and hopefully within the next ten years, Indian football will be in the position it’s meant to be,” said Kushal Das, General Secretary of AIFF, while participating in a debate on “Changing Mindsets and exploring new opportunities” at the launch of the International Sports Expo in the city, here, on Friday.
The International Sports Expo is a unique initiative launched by Informa Markets in India to bridge the gap between global sports businesses and Indian sports businesses, with the core vision of uplifting our sports businesses and helping the industry explore greater opportunities.
Informa Markets in India is all set to expand its horizon into the sports and fitness sector with a dedicated international platform catering to every segment of the sports, health and gaming industry.The 1st edition of the exhibition will be held next year from June 7-9, 2023 at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi.
Kushal Das was sharing the stage with former Indian shooter and World Record holder in the 10, Air Rifle event, Ms Suma Shirur, International Wrestler and Fit India Icon Mr Sangram Singh, Founder & Director Acosa Sports Infrastructure, Mr Deepak Khanolkar, co-founder ChampLidar, Mr Satyajit Sadanandan and Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India
Das further added, “India started its league 20 years late. It’s important to keep playing matches, home and away, under one coach to improve. Hopefully things are now falling into place.”
Das also said that it was important to get more international sports persons into advisory roles, like Abhinav Bindra is doing and reduce the involvement of bureaucrats in sport.
Suma Shirur felt the need of the hour to attract more youngsters to take to the sport of shooting was the use of technology. “Youngsters love shooting as evidenced by the huge interest in shooting games on mobiles and computers, but this needs to be translated into them taking to the sport of shooting. That can only be done if the sport is made more attractive and exciting to GenZ.” She further said that she, herself, found watching shooting on TV boring, though she loves the sport.
Speaking at the launch announcement of the show, Mr Yogesh Mudras, Managing Director, Informa Markets in India said, “We are thrilled to announce the debut edition of the International Sports Expo at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi between 7-9, June 2023. With this step, Informa Markets in India fills a conspicuous gap in this exciting and potentially rich industry, which in India is expected to reach USD 5.6 billion by 2023. The one-of-its-kind show will be a 360-degree dedicated platform attracting key international and domestic stakeholders to every segment of the sports, health and gaming industry.
Sports plays a prominent role in unifying the country