How we began:

A journey of a thousand miles began with a single step…

TAK Expo Pvt Ltd was incorporated as per the Indian Company Act, 2013 on July 1st, 2019. The new entity has been set up with the primary objective of launching events and programs to benefit the elevator industry. TAK Expo will own and manage their launch event “International Sourcing Exposition for Elevators & Escalators”.

TAK Mathews


TAK, a 30-year veteran of the elevator industry, has been responsible for many initiatives for the elevator industry. Some of the initiatives include founding of the Elevator & Escalator Safety Trust. As the honorary founding editor of Elevator World India, TAK played a key role in establishing the Indian edition of Elevator World. He also collaborated with Elevatori to translate 3 editions of the popular “How it Works” into Hindi. TAK has many firsts to his credit including the first destination control elevators and the first 4.0mps and 6.0mps elevators in India. TAK is an active member on the committee for Indian Elevator and Escalator Standards and a convenor for the National Building Code of India. When TAK set up his vertical transportation consulting firm about 15 years ago, he single-handedly professionalised the elevator consultancy practice in India.
After being involved as the honorary advisor for 10 years to India’s first elevator and escalator show from conceptualization, TAK’s latest initiative, along with Priyanka, is the launch of the International Sourcing Exposition for Elevators and Escalators (ISEE).

Priyanka Choudhuri


It was in 2009 that Priyanka entered the exhibition business when she joined UBM. During her tenure with UBM, she led two editions of the India Pavilion of more than 150 exhibitors at the June Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair and September Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair.

She was also involved with the launch of the book, “India’s leading Gem & Jewellery Companies” at the Hong Kong Jewellery & Gem Fair. After working with the jewellery industry for more than 5 years, she took on the challenging role with Messe Frankfurt as Project Head for their newly acquired Indian elevator exhibition. Thus, began her journey into the elevator industry which became her foray to being an entrepreneur.