Our Management Team

Our management team comes from many different backgrounds but approach their work with real energy and passion, bringing vital experience to our operations. They guide our company in our quest to achieve our two goals: to achieve top-tier financial performance and make ITEI a great place to work.
Manager Mark Temple Smith

Mark is Regional Director for Asia. Prior to joining ITE in 2012 Mark Temple-Smith was a member of the management team of Canon Communication LLC, a North American exhibition organising business. Mark has over 20 years of experience in the exhibition business in Europe, North America and Africa. A North American exhibition organising business. Mark Temple-Smith have 20 years of experience in the exhibition industry developed in Africa, Asia, Europe and North America.

Manager Udo Schuertzmann

Udo has 23 years’ experience in the international exhibition industry, working for the likes of Messe Frankfurt in Moscow, Reed Exhibitions in Germany, Miller Freeman (now UBM) as well Messe Dusseldorf India. He will be driving the development of ITE’s New Delhi-based ITEI as well as working closely with ITE’s Mumbai-based partner, ABEC. Udo Schuertzmann has considerable experience, including eight years in India where he is admired and respected.he takes over from Kim Willis who is moving within the Group to manage ITE’s growing business in Malaysia.

Manager Sanjeev Batra

Mr Sanjeev Batra is ITEI’s Finance Director. He has been associated with the company for the last 10 years in management roles. A skilled and diligent finance controller, Sanjeev was part of the team that secured the successful acquisition and integration of PAPEREX and MMMM. He has proven great value and support to the company for many years.

Manager Gagan Sahni

Mr Gagan Sahni is the Director Sales and Operations at ITEI. He has experience of more than 15 years in the Indian exhibition industry in a number of senior management positions. He is the prime architect of the brand Paperex and has managed 17 prestigious specialised events during his career in industries such as Pulp & Paper, Construction, Food Processing, Education, Environment, Minerals & Metals, Mining, Packaging, Travel & Tourism.

Manager V B Sudeep

With over 10 year experience in Industrial Product Marketing at one of India’s leading business conglomerate – the Murugappa Group, and over 12 years in the Trade Fairs / Exhibitions Industry organising over 10 international B2B trade fairs, Sudeep now heads the Chennai office of ITE India since June 2012 and is responsible of successful niche events - ROOF INDIA series and HAND TOOLS & FASTENER EXPO series.


This Leading business event will help to explore the needs of Indian Paper Industry in its efforts to be a part of global market. The expo will surely prove to be a business platform to link paper units to the industry .I extend my best wishes to all the participants, delegates and organizers for the success of the events. Prikko Molkentin –Matilainen, President and CEO, Paper Engineers' Association