On 19 February 2019 APIEM launched the India 19-2-19 Club at the Press Club of India in Delhi. Senior university academics and senior media executives joined with Professor David Hind, President of APIEM, to inaugural APIEM in India.

The 1st meeting of the 19-2-19 Club saw each member present receiving their APIEM Gold Badge and a certificate confirming that they have become an APIEM Founding Member in India. In the months and years ahead APIEM looks forward to working with its Indian APIEM Members on the professionalisation of the events/MICE industry in India.

The historic Press Club of India was a fabulous venue to hold the inaugural 19-2-19 meeting as it is located right in the heart of Delhi close to government offices. Over many years the Press Club will have been a meeting place where major political decisions have been translated into news stories for the media.