At a glance

India International Convention & Expo Centre (IICC) is a flagship project of Government of India with a vision to create a state-of-the-art, world class Exhibition and Convention Facility which will be on par with the best in the industry worldwide, in size and quality; offering an efficient and quality setting for international as well as national meetings, conferences, exhibitions and trade shows.

At an estimated cost of INR 26000 crore, the project will be developed in Sector-25, Dwarka is envisioned to be on a scale of a Central Business District (CBD) with about 3,03,000 Sq.m. of Exhibition space, 60,000 Sq.m. of convention area, 50,000 sq.m of Multipurpose Arena with supporting development of over 660000 sq.m of retail space, commercial office space, hospitality, and entertainment and lifestyle opportunities for end-users. The facility will be first of its kind in the country with Exhibition Halls having large column free spaces and ability to host large scale defence and aerospace exhibits. The Convention Centre complex will have an ability to hold 10000 delegates with a world class plenary hall of capacity to hold 6000 pax. Further, a Multipurpose Arena with flexible space to hold sports events, trade & fashion shows, and national events, will have a capacity of 25000 pax.

It has been estimated that the global Meetings, Incentives, Conferences and Exhibitions (MICE) market, which supports 400,000 conferences and exhibitions worldwide, is of the size of US $ 280 billion and is a significant economic driver for a large number of nations. Currently India captures only 4.9 percent of the share of Asia in terms of number of events. In the absence of world class exhibition and conference facilities, India has not benefited from the potential benefits of this development. The development of the IICC is expected to help increase this share to around 13 percent by 2024. Additionally, the proposed project will enable New Delhi to compare favourably with Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore in the sphere of MICE Sector.

Also, it is estimated that this facility will infuse a demand for more than 100 international and local exhibition events annually. It is expected that more than 600 million square meters of leasable space will be sold to large and medium events averaging more than 5 days per event at operational levels of 50-60 percent of the annual capacity. The number of delegates visiting the exhibition facility annually is estimated to be more than 10 million in the first phase and 23 million after completion of the second phase. Similarly, convention-based delegate attendance is estimated to cross 1.5 million annually by the successful completion of the second phase of the project. Development of the ECC and support facilities is estimated to contribute more than 1 million international delegates based (non-leisure) MICE tourism per annum. The IICC is expected to generate spending of more than Rs. 1 lakh crore (15 Billion USD) per annum after commissioning of the second phase of the project.

India International Convention & Expo Centre (IICC), Dwarka, New Delhi

1. Project:-

World class state-of-the-art Exhibition-cum-Convention Centre comprising a host of independent and mutually beneficial facilities like exhibition halls, convention centres, banquet halls, auditoria, arena, financial centre, hotels, food & beverage (F&B) outlets & retail services at the site measuring 89.72 ha in Sector 25, Dwarka, New Delhi.

2. Project Components:-

S.NO Facilities     Area (Sq. M.)
1. Convention Centre     60,000
2. Exhibition Centre     2,50,000
3. Foyer     50,000
4. Multi-Purpose Arena     50,000
5. Hospitality     2,75,000
6. Retail     1,70,000
7. Office     2,15,000
  Total     10,70,000

3. Salient features of the complex:-

  • It would stand out as an iconic structure imbibing green and sustainable development and competing with the best Exhibition Centres in the world.
  • The facility is proposed to cater to all Government and private sector events and will address the niche Meetings, Incentives, Conferences, Exhibitions (MICE) space availability in the country
  • It will have dedicated metro connectivity directly from Airport Expressway and have multiple connections from Urban Extension Road I and II which are extended ring roads within Delhi.
  • The complex is 10 kms away from the IGI Airport, Delhi.
  • A dedicated metro station is also proposed within the complex to minimize dependence on cars and bus transport. Within the complex, there are separate taxi/ bus drop off and pick points proposed.
  • Some other features:
    The project is being developed as an Indian Green Building Council (IGBC) Platinum Certified Complex with sustainability features such as rain water harvesting, rooftop solar panels, centralized pneumatic solid waste management system, battery/electrically operated vehicles, LED lightings, 100% waste water recycling. Apart from this, state-of-the-art features such as central command and control centre, electronically guided underground parking (27800 cars), underground connectivity between various facilities of the complex, retractable roofing system for multipurpose Arena, Movable Partitioning System in Exhibition Halls will be developed in the complex.

4. Land Status:-

  • DDA has handed over the land measuring 89.5832Ha (excluding 1368 sq.m of un-acquired land parcel) in Sector-25, Dwarka to DIPP.
  • DMRC had requested Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) to acquire the balance 0.1368Ha of land in the plot boundary for the development of dedicated metro station in the complex. DMRC has informed that the negotiation with 3rd party has been concluded and the process of completing necessary paperwork is ongoing and is expected to conclude shortly.

5. Award of EPC Contract:-

The Contract for the Detailed Design, Engineering, Testing and Commissioning of the Phase-I components of IICC Dwarka on Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Basis has been signed with Larsen & Toubro Limited on January 30, 2018.

6. Timelines for Completion:-

  • Phase-1 of the project comprising trunk infrastructure along with 02 Exhibition Halls and Convention Centre will be completed by December 2019. These will be implemented as non-PPP components.
  • The PPP components comprising of Multipurpose Arena, hotels, retail and offices will be implemented by the private developers.
  • Phase-2 of the project comprising of the remaining Exhibition Halls & Multipurpose Arena and remaining PPP components shall be completed by 2025.

7. Operation and Maintenance:-

  • Exhibition and Convention Centre - by an Operator: selection process has been completed through International Competitive Bidding. Appointment of the Korea International Exhibition Center (KINTEX) in consortium with eSang Networks Co. Ltd as Operator is done.