Chairman: HS Bedi

Company: PSBedi Group, India

Job Title: Director

Member since: 2008

Short Description:
Mr H S Bedi, a Chartered Accountant, started his career in 1981 as a Consultant on Customs and Central Excise Laws. The practice saw him successfully associate, represent and resolve vast issues of business and public administration through his professional skills. He has been on Fiscal Law committees of various Chambers of Commerce and Industrial / Trade Associations. Destiny also had other plans for him. Beginning as a one man operation in 1975, he shaped a professional organization, built up a pan India presence and tied up with the biggest and best names in logistics in the world. With client base of large multinationals PSBediGroup has emerged as a formidable player in the logistics and supply chain category in India. Today, PSBedi stands tall with over 400 people. In IELA since 2008 and UFI since 2011, he has served actively in the IELA Board of Management since 2012. Mr H S Bedi is closely associated with various NGO's working with blind children and street children education spaces.

Vice Chair & Treasurer: Guido Fornelli

Company: Expotrans SpA, Italy

Job Title: Managing Director

Member since: 1992

Short Description:
Guido owns a degree in Business Administration and based his entire career in freight forwarding and exhibitions and events logistics within Expotrans, where he became Managing Director in 2005.

Under his leadership, the Company has grown from 2 to 6 branches in Italy and 1 office in Moscow becoming official freight forwarder and handling contractor at Fiera Milano, Rimini Fiera, Fiera di Vicenza and Crocus Expo. 

Before becoming Managing Director, Guido has been playing different roles within Expotrans, developing special projects in new markets and industries in collaboration with Organisers and Associations as well as coordinating different editions of different worldwide events such as EMO, ITMA, etc. He has been an active participant of IELA since 1992 and elected Member of the Board of IELA from 2003 to 2008. Meanwhile, he has always deeply supported the Association´s life also as a member or chairperson of different working committees.

Board Member: Jeff Broom

Company: Europa Showfreight, United Kingdom

Job Title: Showfreight Manager

Member since: 2009

Short Description:

Jeff Broom started his career in exhibition logistics in 1986 when he moved to Birmingham to join TNT Exposervice. At the time, he was advised that he would either ‘love or hate exhibitions’. From day one, he loved them and still does to this day even after nearly 20 years of working at Europa Showfreight.

Board Member: Feyzan Erel

Job Title: General Manager, CEO

Member since: 1993

Short Description:
Proud to be a long time member of such a respectful international association.
IELA, is a unique group of professional worldwide known companies.

  • 30 years in the exhibition world
  • 24 years with IELA
  • 30 years as contractor of the most leading exhibition organisers and venue owners in Turkey
  • 30 dedicated staff feeling like a family

It's a great feelting that GRUPTRANS is known as a reliable business partner in this special exhibition industry.

Many thanks to our partners, many thanks to IELA.

Board Member: Mariane Ewbank

Company: Fulstandig Shows E Eventos MC Ltda, Brazil

Job Title: Director

Member since: 2008

Short Description:
Mariane Ewbank is director of Fulstandig Shows e Eventos. 
She enjoyed the events market years ago as an exhibitor, after a few years was invited to be a show organiser where for 10 years was in charge of trade shows and conferences. After experienced the exhibitor's and organiser sides decided to start Fulstandig where she can make reality the needs of clients.

Board Member: Jim Kelty

Company: Airways Freight Corporation, USA

Job Title: Sales & Business Development

Member since: 2005

Short Description:
Jim has professional qualifications in all segments of transportation and logistics services within the United States and internationally, with specializations in the events, trade shows and exhibitions industries. He has expertise in international shipping, customs clearance, documentation, site administration and event management. He also has experience in managing global partnerships for worldwide coverage. He has been with Airways Freight Corporation for more than twelve years.

Board Member: James Ng

Company: Transit Air Cargo Singapore Pte Ltd, Singapore

Job Title: Managing Director Asia Pacific

Member since: 2007

Short Description:
James Ng was working for KCDAT SIN as an Operations Manager from 1974 to 1981 whose main activities are in the House-hold removal business which included a General Cargo Department. It was here that his interests were fired by handling the first "Indee Exhibitions" in 1974 and the French "Technical Exhibitions" in 1976 and followed by some other well-known International shows without a proper venue in Singapore during those days. He moved to RE Rogers Singapore from 1981 to 2000 as a Director/General Manager and it was here that Exhibitions were permanently engraved on his mind and helping the Group to grow in the Far East and spear-headed the initial sales in China. In year 2002, he started Transit Air Cargo SIN and holds the position of Managing Director for the Group in the Asia-Pacific Region. In 2006, TACS bought and moved into a 10,000/m2 premises as the HQ for their branches in Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Ho Chi Minh City, Manila & Myanmar and a few more in the pipeline. Currently, TACS has a strength of 60 fully employed staff plus another 20 across the Region. It is a young and dynamic company.

Board Member: Emmanuel Pitchelu

Company: E.S.I. Expo Service International, France

Job Title: Director

Member since: 1988

Short Description: 
Emmanuel has now been in the exhibition forwarding business for over 25 years. During those years he worked with some of the major French contractors in this field, including: Lep Expo/Geologistics as a project Manager, Panalpina/Panfairs as Exhibition Director, Clamageran Foirexpo as Sales and Development Director for almost a decade. Since 2010 he acts as Director and covers all operations in Paris and France with his Import Department.

Always passionate about his job, he has always been eager to pass on his know-how to future generations over the years by training a high number of young people in the companies he has worked for. This has given him a real taste for education and has led to him being lecturer and chairman of the Educational working group for a good eight years now.

Board Member: Christoph Rauch

Company: BTG Messe-Spedition GmbH, Germany

Job Title: Managing Director

Member since: 1985

Short Description:
BTG Messe-Spedition GmbH offers worldwide exhibition and event logistics.  

Christoph has been the Managing Director of BTG since 2006 and has always been very active in IELA. He was a member of several Working Groups (Training, Membership and Standards) and was elected to the Board of Management of IELA in 2007. He was Treasurer and Vice-Chairman of IELA twice and was finally elected as Chairman of the Board of Management of IELA in Amsterdam in 2014.

Board Member: Ravinder Sethi

Company: R.E. Rogers India Pvt. Ltd., India

Job Title: Managing Director

Member since: 1994

Short Description:
R.E. Rogers India was incorporated in 1986 with a vision of handling exhibition cargo in India and abroad.

Since inception, we are the market leaders in this growing and complex industry- providing services to organizers, venues, governments, trade associations, exhibitors and event managers globally. In recent years, we have also expanded into areas as defence, sports and entertainment events.

Having our own infrastructure in all the major hubs of the country, we also have all relevant accreditations of quality, environment and health / safety.

In addition, we play a very prominent role in the national / global fraternity as leading members of various  key associations

The Committee

Chairman of the Committee: Bas Oversier

Company: Hudig & Veder B.V., The Netherlands

Committee Member: Markus Eichenberger

Company: BTG Suisse Ltd, Switzerland

Committee Member: Vincenzo Scrudato

Company: DHL Trade Fairs & Events GmbH, Germany

IELA Secretariat

Executive Officer: Elizabeth Niehaus


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