is the Chairman & Managing Director of the Exhibitions India Group
, a pioneer in organizing international exhibitions and conferences in India.
Exhibitions India Group was founded in 1987, with the launch of the flagship event “Convergence India”, South Asia’s largest international exhibition & conference on the Information & Communication Technology (ICT) sector.
Exhibitions India Group comprises 5 companies (Exhibitions India Pvt. Ltd.; Comnet Exhibitions Pvt. Ltd; Comnet Advertising Pvt. Ltd; Comnet Publishers Pvt. Ltd; Comnet Travels Pvt. Ltd) and 3 divisions (Comnet Conferences; Comnet Consultants; Comnet Design).
A visionary with a unique leadership style, Prem Behl remains a highly regarded figure in the international and domestic exhibition and conference organizing industry. In his pursuit to facilitate change, and expand domestic and international trade and commerce, he maintains professional membership with a large number of international and domestic trade associations, chambers of commerce, and business councils.
He is currently managing director of the Ohio India Office, and is an independent director on the board of BAG Films & Media Limited; and SAI Infosystem (India) Limited. He is a member of the Advisory Board of Phi Televentures Pvt. Limited (India).
He is currently a director of the Asian Exhibitions Council (AEC) of the International Association of Exhibitions and Events (IAEE-USA). Exhibitions India Group is amongst a select number of Indian organizations with membership to UFI (The Global Association of Exhibitions Industry) with two of our international trade shows approved by the UFI.
The Group is probably the only ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 certified organization in the exhibitions industry in the country.
Owing to his global affiliations, Prem Behl has been consultant to the Hong Kong Trade Development Council; the City of Stuttgart (Germany) and the State of Idaho (USA).
In 2003, he served as the President (Northern India Council) of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (IACC); and has been the Chairman and Co-Chairman of the Indo-US Economic Summit in 2006 and 2007 respectively.
Prem Behl has been an independent director on the board of the Punjab State Hosiery & Knitwear Development Corp. Ltd. (an UNDP aided project located in Ludhiana). He has been a member of the governing council of the Wool Research Association (Mumbai), and has also been a member of the sub-committee on exports of the Government of India, Ministry of Textiles.
From 1965-1985 he was employed with eminent corporate houses including India Foils Limited (UK Sterling Company); Singer Sewing Machine Company (US$ Company); Usha International Limited (Indian conglomerate); International Wool Secretariat (UK) and the Birla Group of Companies (Indian conglomerate).
Prem Behl is the Honorary Secretary of The Wine Society in New Delhi.