Art Expo India 2009 was a major success story

Art Expo India witnessed a successful second edition thanks to the vision and planning by Vickram Sethi and his son Digamber Sethi. The dynamic father-son duo aided by a dynamic team of Trade & Technology Exposition Co. (India) Pvt. Ltd. made the event a memorable and fruitful one by combining their art expertise and managerial skills.

It was established in 1987 as an exhibition organizing company and several events on different themes were organized thereafter. Their flagship exhibition is GIFTEX, a showcase of corporate gifting. With over 70 Shows to their credit Trade & Technology have the experience, the ability and the understanding of the art market as well.

Mr Vickram Sethi has been actively engaged in promoting contemporary Indian art for over three decades. He is also the founder of The Arts Trust that organizes exhibitions and hosts art camps. The Institute of Contemporary Indian Art (ICIA) serves as a logical extension of The Arts Trust to showcase a wide pool of talent and creativity. 

He founded Asta Guru, an acclaimed online auction house, to connect art buyers from across the globe to Indian marketplace. He believes that art should be bought because you enjoy it, but having said that, as an investment it has continued to give a stronger return than traditional equity markets for those interested in investing in the medium to long-term.”

Digamber Sethi looked after the logistics and organization of the expo that involved constant coordination between different individuals and institutions from the domain of art. He is currently studying at University of Glamorgan, Wales.

Giving an idea of the background work and research that has gone into setting up the expo, he states, “Before launching AEI, our team visited art fairs all over the world interacting with galleries and art buyers to understand their needs. We have the ability and knowledge to put together an event of such scale and magnitude that would cater to the needs of the broader art market.” 

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