The main objectives of IEIA as per its constitution are to:
- Promoting the development of exhibition industry and support its orderly growth.
- Protect and promote the common interest of its members.
- Provide a common platform where all the members meet informally through Councils / Committees, Seminars / Workshops to exchange views and information on developments, improvements and problems in the industry.
- Represent the industry in all the matters nationally and internationally in relation to Government, media and public.
- Organize training programmes, which bring out publications, compile, tabulate and analyze statistics on exhibitions for the benefit of the industry.
- Keep close contact with the press and media with the objective of achieving a higher share of advertising and promotional market of the industry.
- Promote Indian Exhibitions and Trade Fairs as a cost effective marketing medium nationally and internationally.
- Devise and implement a system of auditing of Trade Shows and Exhibitions so as to lend credibility.
- Maintain high ethical standards by laying down a code of ethics for conducting business and safeguard high quality of services to the exhibitors and visitors to events organized by its members.
- Do all other things as may be considered by the Association to be incidental or conducive for the benefit of the industry.
- IEIA membership comes with a series of benefits. Besides, it also furthers the endorsement of the seriousness and professionalism of ones' company as it demonstrates its commitment to the trade fair industry.
- Get opportunities to exchange views, and also the information, experiences and know-how within the industry.
- Can voice all the concerns and dialogue with government authorities in a more effective manner.
- Can use various mediums of the association to promote the events more effectively.
- Get an opportunity to network with others in related sectors both nationally and internationally
- Get an opportunity to interact with such a relevant intergovernmental and international organizations concerned with trade.
- Get the chance to participate in seminars and also the workshops related to the industry that IEIA organizes/sponsors.
- Keep abreast with information on the global and Indian exhibition industry, thereby helping one's business grow.
- Gain worldwide recognition as the reputed and efficient exhibition organizers operating in India.