By wadeasia 16 December, 2022

Vertica Dvivedi, the leading lady behind this great initiative defines 3 of her special experiences which she has accumulated at WADE ASIA 2022.


On the first day, when I stepped inside the exhibition gate, the long queue of people waiting to enter followed by the huge numbers of visitors at the exhibition halls, even before we inaugurated, was unexpected. We met people from different states who planned months in advance to visit WADE ASIA and MATEC IA EXHIBITION. Post data analysis, we found visitors were from almost every state of India and from 16 other countries. If I have to sum up this experience, I will call it TRUST. Thank you, visitors! Humbled and bowed by your trust on us.

Coming together of exhibitors, despite the fact that we were exhibiting for the first time in Pragati Maidan such a large-scale exhibition of 250000+ sqft of area with 200+ exhibitors was an awe-inspiring experience. One of the exhibitors exclaimed, “Our 1000 visiting cards got exhausted on the first day. We had to order again.” Others said, “We saw such crowd for the first time in any exhibition” and “the visitors are extremely relevant.” If I have to sum up this experience, I will call it SUPPORT. Humbled and bowed by your support dear Exhibitors and for standing with us!

Never in our wildest imagination, could I have thought of this special experience. A moment, me and WADE ASIA team will cherish forever. WADE ASIA received a Standing Ovation!!! I was moderating a discussion with architects Bimal Desai, Yatin Patel and Mehul Shah, Partners at DSP Design Associates. The hall was full of architects and designers. To my utter surprise, Ar Bimal Desai stood up to say, “Let’s give a standing ovation to Vertica and the sister for their work!” So proud to be working for WADE ASIA! If I have to sum up this experience, I will call it COLLABORATION. Humbled and swayed by the gesture!

Today, I admit, running a platform like WADE isn’t easy at all. Thanks to the community forensuring that the light of WADE remains kindled and for working with us together to meet the objectives. Thanks to WADE ASIA Jury and Speakers. Community-led collaborations have great power. This gesture will surely motivate many young souls to give birth to more platforms like WADE ASIA.