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, 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).
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.
Chief Operating Officer
Prabodh has varied experience in multiple industries and that's what makes him flexible and easy to adapt.
He began his in advertising and worked at O&M where he worked on interesting brands like, Band-AId, Savlon & Tips & Toes.
In The Walt DIsney Company was an instrumental part of the team that built the licensing and merchandising business. Prabodh built the categories of Publishing, Home Video, Music, Stationery & Toys.
From Disney he moved to Total Sports Asia was key in building the WWE licensing business across SE Asia including the Indian sub- continent.
In Lavasa, he was in the Tourism department incharge of conceptualising and executing large scale events.
Following in the business development mode - his stint at Ezeego One ( part of Cox & Kings) helped to enhance the MICE business and the domestic operations.
Now he steps into the role of COO at TAK Expo and has the onus of building the business with an eye on profitablility.
Design and Creative Head
Devika Choudhuri - Passion driven Graphic/Visual Design artist, inspired by the forces of nature. With an experience of a wide spectrum of work behind her, she is able to derive ideas and execute projects with her own eclectic blend of creativity, which strive to make the world a better place.