S. Balasubramanian, the Executive Director & Chief Operating Officer of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association (IMTMA) and Bangalore International Exhibition Centre (BIEC) and President, Indian Exhibition Industry Association (IEIA), passed away on Monday battling coronavirus induced ailments.
Bala was associated with IMTMA since 2007, heading the trade fairs division, which organises IMTEX and regional machine tool shows across various cities in the country, besides being the COO of BIEC – India’s leading green exhibition facility. Before joining IMTMA, he was associated with Informa Group, Intech Trade Fairs &Wisitex Foundation.
Bala’s sudden demise has created a void in IMTMA and the almost irreplaceable exhibition industry.
Bala is survived by his wife and two children.