Posted by
Barry Siskind
UFIs Community Manager

Anbu Varathan is the Chief Executive Officer of Bangalore International Exhibition Centre and the Director General of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association.

One of the issues we spoke about in this latest UFI Spotlight on Leaders and Trends was BIEC becoming India’s first LEED certified building.

Here is what he said.

“Following the 2007 launch of BIEC, in 2008 we achieved the LEED certification in the new construction category from the US Green Building Council. LEED certification gives BIEC a unique position as a venue. It demonstrates many of our green aspects such as the usage of waste material in construction, maintaining the topography of the land, waste and rain water management, efficient energy management, non-CFC air-conditioning and maintaining 30% of the land under green cover. All the tradeshows at this venue and their participants benefit from this initiative.”

To read his entire interview simply go to, click on “industry information” and scroll to Spotlight on Leaders and Trends, to open the interview.